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Highway 101

Theres only one Caltrans plan that can

preserve the integrity of Montecitos lower
village, p. 5
Hello! My Baby
Lobero is tryout home for longtime
Montecito resident Cheri Steinkellners
new Broadway musical, p. 36
Real Estate View
With home sales up 42% over last year,
you may be interested in one of these
newly listed Montecito homes, p. 44
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Janet Adderleys Oliver! cast
members join rocker Rod
Stewart in L.A. as backup
singers on his upcoming
Christmas album, p. 6
Its MAY MADNEss At MIrAflorEs
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Montecitos fnest, largest,
and most extensive estate
sale takes place on grounds
of Music Academy, p. 12
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6 Montecito Miscellany
Cast of Oliver! backs up Rod Stewart; Drew Barrymore to wed at Montecito home; Lyndon
Lea, polo success; Kathy Hepinstall hides book for Oprah to fnd; Kathryne Dahlman
partipates in Pasadena Showcase once again; Mad Hatter lunch at Coral Casino; American
Heart Association fundraiser; Joshua Bell plays Granada; Mark Morris Dance Group
performance; Radius celebrates ten years; Elephants Umbrella Fund sale; Betsey Johnson fles
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8 Letters to the Editor
Jef MacCorkle commends Caltrans; Peter Murphy passes; Max Pierson talks taxes; Addison
Tompsons observations; Lois Capps asks for Ralph Iannellis support; Gayle D. Beebe wishes
MERRAG a happy anniversary
10 This Week in Montecito
Fundraiser for Chris Mitchum; reception at MichaelKate Interiors; SB Zoo event; May
Madness; Mental Wellness Center walk; screenwriting workshop; MBAR meets; movie
screening; MERRAG meeting; book signing; SB Birth Center beneft; Susan Bridges honored;
public forum; Paper Ball; MERRAG anniversary; upcoming and ongoing events
Tide Guide
Handy guide to assist readers in determining when to take that walk or run on the beach
12 Village Beat
May Madness is here once again; Read N Post fnds new location; Montecito Association
Board of Directors hosts forum; MUS Carnival; Ed Viesturs speaks at Crane; new street signs
installed; Super Lawyer John Ambrecht; Financial Advisors awarded; Prudential receives
Pinnacle award
14 Seen Around Town
Cold Spring luau; WCNs Sanctuary Awards; SBHM progress celebration
20 Library Corner
Nancy Bullock will always be remembered as a Friend of the Library
26 Our Town
SB Childrens Chorus upcoming concert; Pet Vet Star contest fnalists announced
28 Sheriffs Blotter
Tief steals new computer from man in parking lot; Summerland duplex fre; possible
attempted residential burglary
29 Seniority
Montecito resident Eric Skipseys photographic exhibit at Cottage Hospital
30 Trail Talk
Dave Stamey heads up An Evening with the Cowboys at the Carriage and Western Art Museum
32 Your Westmont
Warriors celebrate successful season; Nancy Ortberg will deliver address at Commencement
33 Summerland by the Sea
Jeweller Sara Dapra-Young brings designs and daughter, Lily from England to Summerland
34 Montecito Diary
Crane School celebrates Earth Day
35 On Entertainment
Granada hosts Cirque Dreams Pop Goes the Rock; pop acts around town
36 On Theatre
Cheri Steinkellner brings Hello! My Baby to S.B. as part of the Rubicon Teatres new
partnership with the Lobero
37 State Street Spin
Sally Kellerman croons Upstairs at the G; SB Jazz Society swings at SOhO; Joshua Bell
impresses at the Granada
38 Book Talk
SB Writers Conference owner Monte Schulzs Te Big Town is set in the Jazz Age
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40 Guide to Montecito Eateries
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Ojai Storytelling Festival; Ventura Music Festival; Chris Messner lecture; 1
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Marcos presents Kiss Me, Kate; S.B. County Economic Summit; SBMA exhibit; Music and
Arts Conservatory of Santa Barbaras Young Soloists Showcase Concert; S.B. Childrens Chorus
concert; Dan Zanes at UCSB; Human Rights Film Festival closes
44 Real Estate View
Four family homes in Montecito sold under $1.5 million
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Tis the Season... (for Polo)

Whats Best For Montecito
ver 150 residents showed up at the Montecito Country Club last Tuesday.
Another 100 turned out at the Montecito Associations Community
Forum to study Caltrans draft plan for the addition of a part-time HOV
(High Occupancy Vehicle) carpool lane in each direction on the 101, from Bailard
Avenue in Carpinteria to just north of the Cabrillo-Hot Springs interchange in
Santa Barbara.

The Montecito Association Position
The Montecito Association (MA) favors the addition of a third lane, but
opposes designating it as a carpool lane through Montecito, contending that
without HOV lanes, the current left-lane off-ramp at Cabrillo Blvd could be
retained. They suggest that retention of this left-lane off-ramp would avoid two
years of interchange construction and save millions of dollars. The Association
believes that Montecito should support none of Caltrans five options, but await
a new Association alternative that includes retaining left-hand ramps and lim-
ited reconstruction of the Cabrillo interchange. But is this the best long-term
solution for reducing traffic on Montecito streets? There are some significant
Because the Cabrillo interchange is in Santa Barbara and not Montecito,
retaining the current left-lane off- and on-ramps would require the enthu-
siastic support of Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider, 1st District
Supervisor Salud Carbajal and SBCAG (Santa Barbara County Association
of Governments), which controls funding. All are on record as favoring the
concept of HOV lanes as part of solving the congestion problem.
The 101 in Motion plan, adopted in 2006, recommends a multi-modal
approach of a lane, a train, and express bus service to reduce congestion. It
includes a specific recommendation from the City of Santa Barbara to add a
carpool/HOV lane in both directions from south of Milpas Street to the Ventura
County Line.
Even if HOV lanes were dropped, would left-lane on-off ramps in
Montecito be allowed? The 101 is the 2nd most important North-South route
in California. As part of the widening project, Caltrans wants to remove
all left-lane on-off ramps, because they do not meet current federal and
state highway safety standards. Left-hand on-off ramps distract high-speed
drivers accustomed to moving to the right for highway ingress and egress.
Planned closure of left-lane on-off ramps will assist Caltrans in securing
federal and state highway funding.
Editorial by Bob Hazard
Mr. Hazard is an Associate Editor of this paper and a former president of
Birnam Wood Golf Club
By re-instituting a southbound 101 entry at Cabrillo and creation of a right-hand northbound exit that
bypasses Hermosillo, Caltrans Alternative F-Modified is the plan that Montecito residents should enthu-
siastically endorse
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ts only a week until Janet
Adderleys Santa Barbara Youth
Ensemble Theater debuts its
production of Oliver! at the Lobero, but
members of the cast took some time off
from Lionel Barts timeless Dickensian
classic to join world class warbler Rod
Stewart in Los Angeles taping his new
Christmas album.
The 67-year-old rooster maned rock-
er called top record producer David
Foster, 62 who discovered stars
Michael Bubl and Josh Groban ,
looking for a choir of ten to provide
backup for a song Starlight on his
forthcoming Yuletide CD.
David immediately suggested me
and Rod got in touch, Janet tells me.
Just forty-eight hours later the kids
were at the Sound City Studios in
Studio City singing backup for one
of the worlds greatest singers. They
went in cold, but got the job com-
pleted to everyones satisfaction in an
hour and a half.
Many of the singers were new kids
and were gobsmacked by the experi-
ence. Rod had his picture taken with
every single one of them as a memen-
to of the occasion.
Rod initially said he thought they
might have to tweak some of the angel
voices, but the kids aced it.
Performing with celebrities is noth-
ing new for Janets talented troupe,
having joined the likes of Italian opera
legend Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bubl,
Olivia Newton-John and Lionel
Richie on stage and in the recording
studio over the years.
Oliver!, which I last saw in a 1994
Andrew Mackintosh revival with
Jonathan Pryce as Fagin at the London
Palladium, opens here on May 12 for
four performances.
Like the little orphan boy, the col-
orful, energized show will no doubt
have us asking for more...
Home is Where the Wedding is
The countdown is on for yet anoth-
er celebrity wedding in our rarefied
enclave, as actress Drew Barrymore
and her fianc, Will Kopelman,
announce they are tying the knot at
her $5.7 million two-acre estate on
June 2.
Unlike the notorious over-the-top
multi million dollar Kim Kardashian-
Kris Humphries nuptials in Montecito
last August, Im told this ceremony
will be a much more demure, fam-
ily oriented affair with the Kopelman
family rabbi officiating at the tying of
the knot.
Santa Barbara Youth Ensemble Theater cast members join rocker Rod Stewart on his Christmas album
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Kudos To Caltrans
s a lower village homeowner,
I was pleased to read JAmy
Browns article on Highway
101 (Civics 101 MJ # 18/16). The article
captured accurately my views on the
reasons why Alternative 1 and Plan
F-Modifed are the most attractive
alternatives for the entire Montecito
I support Plan F-Modified because it
results in lower traffic flows in lower
Montecito neighborhoods, it will not
impact the roundabout, the railroad
or the bird refuge. I also like Plan
F-Modified because it is an outstand-
ing example of an effective planning
process. Caltrans made a proposal and
then did an excellent job of consult-
ing with our community, considering
our concerns and responding with an
effective alternative. Caltrans should
be commended for being responsive
to community concerns on this issue.
Jeff MacCorkle
To our Dear Friends,
In the early hours of Saturday morn-
ing (April 28), Peter Murphy passed
away peacefully at his cherished
Serenity House.
Judy, our family and so many friends
have supported Peter during this final
chapter of his wonderful life. He was
so appreciative of the love and support.
We are planning the details of his
service and will circulate these over
the next few days.
I know many of you will wonder
how you can help and at this time we
are simply thankful of your thoughts
and prayers. During the next few days
wed very much appreciate some pri-
vacy to be together and get organized.
We all look forward to joining as a
group to celebrate his life in the later
part of this coming week.
John Murphy,
Peters son
For Taxing Times
Thank you for Bob Hazards infor-
mative Editorial entitled Taxing
Times in Montecito (MJ # 18/17). He
suggests that a simpler and fairer way
must exist to pay for the Public Sector
and indeed it does. Replacing the cur-
rent tax system with a consumption
tax would greatly simplify things and
free up our resources for more produc-
tive activities than struggling with tax
forms, visiting our favorite tax pre-
parer, etc... Point-of-sale machines col-
lect our sales taxes quite efficiently and
transparently. A significant portion of
households in the U.S. either pay no
tax or receive money back. Those vot-
ers have little motivation to be con-
cerned about the size of government
and in fact are given the opportunity to
vote for ever-increasing government at
every election. They have brought us
to the point of having a hundred tril-
lion dollars in unfunded liabilities and
a public sector that cant make its mini-
mum credit card payments. If more
government was going to cost them at
the point-of-sale terminal they would
be far less inclined to want to expand
the public sectors budgets without
limit as they currently do.
Max Pierson
(Editors note: Although we are not in
favor of a consumption tax, preferring
instead a flat tax that everyone pays equal-
ly, a consumption tax would certainly be
better than what we have now. The prob-
lem, as we see it, is that such a tax would
be manipulated so that select groups would
be exempt from most of it, allowing those
same voters the ease of opting for even
higher consumption taxes without being
bothered to have to pay for any of it, creat-
ing conditions similar to what we already
have to put up with. J.B.)
Give Em The Money
From what was written about the
VPs political fund-raising visit to our
area recently, the 60 attendees paid
$2,500 each to attend. So the event
should have grossed $150,000 for the
Obama campaign.
Yet it was obvious from the huge
entourage that I saw supporting this
visit the convoy of black SUV Secret
Service vehicles, dozens of CHP and
local police motorcycles and cars that
escorted the VP from the airport to the
hotel to the party venue and back to
the airport; plus the 2 USAF aircraft,
one of them the C-17 support aircraft-
team that was here for a week (which
eventually became two more aircraft
at no fault of the travelers) the cost
to the taxpayers for the unreimbursed
portion of the support for this visit
far exceeded $150,000. (The formula
for cost reimbursement for these cam-
paign junkets only scratches the sur-
face of the true cost.)
So it occurs to me that it would have
been far less costly to us taxpayers
and to the federal treasury if we had
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simply given the Obama campaign
the $150,000 and canceled the VPs
trip. That would also have alleviated
numerous traffic issues caused by the
passing of the convoy.
Just an observation.
Addison Thompson
(Editors note: And, an excellent obser-
vation it is. The American taxpayer will be
subsidizing Mr. Obamas and Mr. Bidens
re-election campaign with tens of millions
of dollars of lodging, food, and transporta-
tion costs over the next six months. There
ought to be a way to negate these expenses,
but obviously the president needs security
when traveling. Perhaps something on the
order of any domestic travel undertaken
during the last ninety days before an elec-
tion must be 100% reimbursed to the
government. That would include all Secret
Service and Air Force One expenses, all
hotel charges for all the entourage, etcet-
era. That would probably cut down on
some of the U.S. taxpayer costs. J.B.)
the Not-So-Rich
(The following letter was sent to
Montecito resident Ralph Iannelli by the
Lois Capps campaign)
Dear Ralph,
With the Republican presidential
primary finally over, the mega-rich
Republicans are looking for new races
to spend their money on. I dont need
to tell you this does not bode well for
Democratic incumbents in competitive
districts candidates like me. We are
running a very strong campaign, but
there is no doubt Washington insiders
and my opposition will spend mil-
lions of dollars attempting to defeat
me. That is why I need to ask for
your support once again. My colleague
Congressman Barney Frank said it
best. In 1996, when the Republicans
were fairly sure that President Clinton
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would win re-election, they threw their
support behind Republican House
and Senate races instead. And we
all remember the devastating effect
that had on Democrats. That could
very well happen again. But this time
around, there are SuperPACS involved.
And that means even more money to
throw against candidates like me. The
primary election will be held in just 40
days. We are already seeing campaign
ads starting to flood the airwaves.
Your contribution of $25, $50 or even
$100 or more will ensure that we can
get my message out before the pri-
mary election. With your help, we will
be able to stand up to the onslaught
of Republican cash in our electoral
process. Contributions can be made
to Friends of Lois Capps and mailed
to P.O. Box 23940, Santa Barbara, CA
93121. Or visit https://secure.actblue.
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contribute online today. Thank you
again for your support!
Lois Capps
Santa Barbara/Washington, D.C.
(Ralph responds: It came as a com-
plete surprise to me the other day when I
received an unsolicited email from our con-
gresswoman Lois Capps. As a registered
Republican and someone who has been
fairly outspoken about Ms Capps perfor-
mance while in office, I didnt understand
why I was on her mailing list. Maybe in
Ms Capps case it is hope over reality. I
did however spend a few minutes to read
her email message. Not surprisingly the
prime purpose of her correspondence was
to ask for a campaign contribution; no
worries I get those from Republicans and
Independents as well.
Here however is where her solicitation
differed. It started out with a direct appeal
to go after a certain group of people:
mega-rich Republicans. Well again I
was not surprised considering the source
and the theme of the Democratic party and
its leader Barack Obama. I thought for a
moment and said to myself, according to
Ms Capps I guess only Republicans are
rich. However as we all know George
Soros and others who are mega-rich are
Democrats. So I thought, Well, mega-
rich Republicans are bad and mega-rich
Democrats are good. Even if both groups
earned their money honestly, paid their
taxes and made charitable donations.
I then asked myself what defines mega-
rich. Are the mega-rich those who make a
million a year? $500,000 a year? $250,000
a year? Or maybe someone like Ms Capps,
who makes about $250,000 a year includ-
ing benefits, one of which is the best health-
care plan in the world. Is someone who will
receive a 6-figure pension for the rest of her
life mega-rich? Sounds mega-rich to me.
Her solicitation goes on to mention one
of her mentors in the House Barney
Frank who she quotes as an authority on
how to run a campaign. I read her solicita-
tion over and over again and not once did I
see anything about any of her accomplish-
ments while in office these many years.
I guess I will have to wait until her next
solicitation for a donation to see that list.
I think our Congresswoman needs to
understand something that is very fun-
damental. We should all strive to create a
society to become as mega-rich as we want
to be. Work shoulder to shoulder to create
a society of opportunity, not one of division
and derision, and the way to do that is to
not pit one group against the other but to
find common ground so we can all benefit.
Ralph Iannelli)
We Must Get it Right
Re: Cabrillo/Hot Springs 101
In blessed hindsight, I think that
the community and the Montecito
Association missed a good opportu-
nity a year ago to begin envisioning
together our values with regard to the
101 corridor and its impact on us. On
Tuesday, the Montecito Association
finally brought us together in an infor-
mative Community Meeting to dis-
cuss this project.
I understand now that the decision-
making process is fluid, involving a
long series of negotiations. But there
is a drumbeat of concern coming from
the lower village because we want to
protect the lower village from the pos-
sibility of beach-bound traffic flooding
our streets at the Hermosillo off-ramp.
May 25 is our last chance to comment
on the DEIR as it now stands. We need
to let Caltrans know what does not
work for us in this project.
The highway revamp will be a long
haul, inconvenient for all of us, no
matter which option is chosen. But if
we sacrifice the semi-rural quality of
the lower village for a plan that prom-
ises a shortened construction time,
we will have made a devils bargain.
If we agree to any plan that increases
traffic on any part of Coast Village
LETTERS Page 204
3 10 May 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 10 The Voice of the Village
MBAR Meeting
Montecito Board of Architectural Review
seeks to ensure that new projects are
harmonious with the unique physical
characteristics and character of Montecito
When: 3 pm
Where: Country Engineering Building,
Planning Commission Hearing Room,
123 East Anapamu
Movie Screening
The documentary A Fierce Green Fire will
be shown at the Santa Barbara Junior
Highs Marjorie Luke Theatre. Appearing
will be director Mark Kitchell, and founding
director of Santa Barbara Community
Environment Council.
When: 7 pm
Where: 721 East Cota Street
Info: (650) 454-0846
MERRAG Meeting and Training
Network of trained volunteers that work
and/or live in the Montecito area prepare to
respond to community disaster during critical
frst 72 hours following an event. The mutual
self-help organization serves Montecitos
13,000 residents with the guidance and
support of the Montecito Fire, Water and
Sanitary Districts. This month, electrical
safety for responders and volunteers.
When: 10 am
Chris Mitchum Fundraiser
Pat Nesbitt invites all to an all-American
reception with Congressman Tom
McClintock benefting Chris Mitchum,
Republican candidate for Congress
When: 6:15 pm
Cost: $99 general attendance,
$250 VIP reception
Info and RSVP: Jenniffer at (510) 579-
9197 or
May Madness
Music Academy of the West presents
its annual massive treasure sale. Items
for sale include furniture, rugs, small
appliances, kitchenware, garden
accessories, fne linens, antiques, silver,
crystal, china, art, collectibles, hardcover
books, board games, music and movies,
electronics, jewelry, mens and womens
clothing, luggage, and sports equipment.
Merchandise will be arrayed by type
throughout the Academys grounds.
Proceeds from the estate sale will directly
beneft the Music Academy.
Parking will be available on the Music
Academy campus. Additional parking
space and shuttle service will be available
at Las Aves complex, located on the corner
of Los Patos Way and Cabrillo Boulevard.
When: 9 am to 3 pm
Where: 1070 Fairway Road
Info: (805) 969-4726 or
First Annual Walk for Mental
Walk (or run) with the Mental Wellness
Center; all proceeds will beneft the
Recovery Learning Center at the Fellowship
Club that provides essential services for
adults in Santa Barbara. There will be
refreshments, prizes and raffes.
When: 8:30 am
Where: Lower Manning Park
Info: 884-8440 or www.
Beginning Screenwriting at
Montecito Library
Have you always wanted to write a
screenplay? Are you needing some
guidance or structure for your writing? Do
you need some information about how
to write direction? Join Carla Iocavetti
on Sunday afternoons to learn how to get
started or even polish up something you
have already written. This class is free, but
pre-registration is required.
When: 4 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: 1469 East Valley Road
Registration: 969-5063
(If you have a Montecito event, or an event that concerns Montecito,
please e-mail or call (805) 565-1860)
Diego Visits the Zoo
The star of the hit Nick, Jr. series Go, Diego, Go! who
helps rescue animals visits Santa Barbara Zoo in person
for photos with his fans. Dora the Explorers cousin Diego
is an 8-year-old action-adventure hero who loves nature,
animals and kids. In honor of his visit, the Zoo highlights
creatures from South America with special keeper talks,
activities, arts and crafts.
Diego appears at the Santa Barbara Zoo, near the Cats
of Africa exhibit. On Saturday only, Santa Barbara Zoo
members have early admission at 9 am.
Keeper talks and special activities will be held at exhibits
of South American species, such as capybara, giant
anteater, golden lion tamarin, titi monkey, Chilean
famingo, and Humboldt penguin. The schedule will be
posted at the Zoo on the day of the event.
When: Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5 from 10 am
to 2 pm
Where: 500 Nios Drive
Cost: free with Zoo admission
Artists Reception
Work from local artists Karin
Aggeler, Richard Phipps,
Gary Paul and Tara Patrick is
currently on display at MichaelKate
Interiors. Tonight an opening
reception features fne wine and
hors doeuvres as well as a panel
discussion with the artists.
When: 6 pm to 9 pm
Where: 132 Santa Barbara Street
Info: 963-1411
This Week
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Where: Montecito Fire Station,
595 San Ysidro Road
Info: Geri, 969-2537
Book Signing
Meet author Patty DeDominic and
celebrate the launch of the new book,
Life Moments for Women, a sweeping
collection of personal turning points
from 108 women from all over the state
of California. All profts from the book
sales will be donated to the Womens
Foundation of California. Wine and
cupcakes will be served.
When: 5 to 7 pm
Where: Spa del Mar, 633 East Cabrillo
Boulevard in Fess Parkers Doubletree
Info and RSVP: 884-8540
A Night of Cabaret de Paris
Santa Barbara Birth Center presents the
beneft, A Night of Cabaret de Paris.
Entertainment will be provided by: Autumn
Phillips of Gypzy Suite, Hip Brazil by
Vanessa Isaac, Nebula Dance Lab,
Fusion Dance Company, and Fire Fingers by
Nicole. Spa treatments will be provided by
Zen Diva Spa along with a silent auction.
When: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Savoy Nightclub, 409 State Street
Cost: $50 general admission,
$100 VIP ticket
Info and Tickets:
Mothers Day Luncheon
Philanthropist and noted photographer
Susan Bridges will be honored as Mother
of the Year at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Cares
Annual Mothers Day Luncheon and
silent auction. Bridges, the wife and partner
of actor Jeff Bridges, will be honored by
her daughters, Isabelle Boesch, Hayley
Bridges and Jessie Bridges.
When: 11 am
Where: Coral Casino, 1260 Channel Drive
Info: 965-5555
3 10 May 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 11 A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar Mark Twain
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First Annual
Walk for
Walk (or run)
with the Mental
Wellness Center;
all proceeds
will beneft
the Recovery
Learning Center
at the Fellowship
Club that provides essential services for adults in Santa Barbara. There will be
refreshments, prizes and raffes.
When: 8:30 am Where: Lower Manning Park
Info: 884-8440 or
Public Forum
The Center for Global Dialogue will
present a free public forum entitled
The Arab Spring and Its Aftershocks:
Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy, on at
the Fe Bland Auditorium, Santa Barbara
Community College.
Four nationally renown experts Richard
Falk, Albert G. Milbank, Professor
Emeritus of International Law at Princeton
University and Visiting Distinguished
Professor in Global and International Studies
at UCSB; Nubar Hovsepian, Professor of
Political Science and International Relations
at Chapman University; Magda Campo,
Lecturer in Religious Studies at UCSB; and
Manou Eskandari-Qajar, Professor and
Chair, department of Political Science at
Santa Barbara City College will present a
wide range of perspectives on these popular
uprisings and the implications for U.S.
foreign policy.
There will be substantial time for the audience
to ask questions and join the dialogue.
When: 9 am to 1 pm
Where: 721 Cliff Drive
Cost: free
Info: 969-5149
Cirque du Papier
The Waldorf School of Santa Barbara
presents the third annual Paper Ball with
the theme, Cirque du Papier. The Ball
pays homage to a grand ball of 1936,
held at the Wadsworth Athenaeum
Museum in Connecticut. In celebration
of the Paper Ball founders, this years
suggested attire is surrealism in paper, top
hats and extravagance.
When: 8 to 11 pm, 7:30 pm for VIP
Champagne Preview
Where: Contemporary Arts Forum,
653 Paseo Nuevo
Cost: $75 general admission, $175 VIP
Info and RSVP: 967-6656 or www.
MERRAG 25th Anniversary
Join MERRAG as it celebrates 25 years in
service. Learn hands-only CPR, watch fre
extinguisher demonstrations, see sample
disaster kits, and enjoy free barbeque
chilidogs prepared by local frefghters.
There will also be a free drawing for a
small home disaster kit.
When: 11 am to 2 pm
Where: Montecito Union School Upper
Parking Lot, 385 San Ysidro Road
Info: Geri, 969-2537
Chief Kevin Wallaces Retirement
Fire Chief Kevin Wallaces last day on
duty will be May 31, after serving as a
frefghter for over 30 years. Tri-tip and
chicken barbeque with salad, beans, and
garlic bread will be available. RSVP no
later than June 1.
When: Saturday, June 9 from 12 to 4 pm
Where: Lower Manning Park
Cost: $15 per person
Info and RSVP: Geri, 969-2537 or
Ganna Walska: Collections and
Lotusland presents the exhibit, Ganna
Walska: Collections and Keepsakes.
This eclectic mix most of which has
never been seen by the public features
some of Madame Walskas personal
possessions ranging from correspondence
and photographs of famous friends to
clothing, accessories and keepsakes. On
display in the Pavilion, Madame Walskas
private residence, the exhibit reveals the
personality of this remarkable woman in
an intimate setting.
The exhibit will be included in Lotuslands
regular docent-guided tours. The cost
for non-members is adults $35; ages
5 through 18, $10; 4 and under, free.
Reservations are required and may be
made by calling 805-969-9990 or by
sending an email to reservation@lotusland.
org. A confrmation and directions to the
Visitor Entrance will be provided on receipt
of your reservation. For more information
about Lotusland, visit
When: Due to great demand, Lotusland
has postponed the closing until Saturday,
May 5 MJ
3 10 May 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 12 The Voice of the Village
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May Madness 2012
Village Beat
by Kelly Mahan

ts that time of year again: May
Madness, Music Academy of the
Wests annual treasure and antique
sale will be held this Saturday, May 5,
at the Academys Mirafores campus
in Montecito. The event, hosted by
the Womens Auxiliary, grows larger
every year, and this years co-chairs
Patty Jacquemin, Ellie Sulger, and
Holiday Vaill tell me they expect over
2,000 people to attend.
The Womens Auxiliary May
Madness committee has been acquir-
ing donations for the sale for months.
Proceeds from the massive treasure
and estate sale benefit the Music
Academys full-scholarship program.
The event begins at 9 am sharp.
The Miraflores grounds will be trans-
formed into various shops, includ-
ing The Rack the vintage and design-
er retail resale clothing shop on the
campus and the Treasure House,
which features art, antiques, and col-
lectibles. Other for-sale items, includ-
ing furniture, small appliances, kitch-
enware, fine linens, antiques, silver,
crystal, china, rugs, art, books, board
games, music, movies, electronics,
luggage, jewelry, garden accessories,
sports equipment and more, will be
organized and displayed in parking
lots and all around the campus. It
gives the community time to shop and
also peruse the grounds of our beau-
tiful campus, Sulger said. The sale
ends at 3 pm.
Now in its 36th year, May Madness
has become an extremely popular
event. Parking is available on campus,
and a shuttle service will also be run-
ning from the Las Aves complex near
the Bird Refuge on Los Patos Way. A
caf area will serve up refreshments
and baked goods.
May Madness sponsors this year
include Village Properties, the Santa
Barbara Independent, the Santa Barbara
Inn, Karen and Harry Kolb, Occhiali,
Wendy Foster and Pierre Lafond,
Hazelwood Transfer and Storage,
Michael G. Schmidtchen & Co.,
Strategic Incentives, and Ablitts Fine
The Music Academy offers a full
scholarship program for young, gifted,
aspiring musicians who come to study
and perform in Montecito for an eight-
week summer course and program.
The talented musicians are learning
through performances and master
classes, which are open to the public in
June and July for the Summer Festival.
This year marks the opening of the
recently completed Luria Education
Center, named in honor of longtime
Music Academy benefactors Leatrice
and Eli Luria.
The new building features great-
ly improved facilities for Academy
Fellows and the 30 community orga-
nizations that utilize the Miraflores
campus year-round. In addition to
a new masterclass venue named in
honor of Academy supporter Robert
W. Weinman, the center features an
expanded music library, the latest in
computer and networking technolo-
gies, critically needed individual and
ensemble practice rooms and teach-
ing facilities, a pair of lounges, and a
May Madness co-chairs Patty Jacquemin, Holiday Vaill and Ellie Sulger
3 10 May 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 13 A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way Mark Twain
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The facility also includes a central
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cate Sarah Jane Lind. Along with
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contributed significantly to the proj-
ect. Work on the $10.8 million Luria
Education Center began in August
For more information about May
Madness, call 969-4726 or go to www.
Read N Post Relocates
Read N Post, Montecitos popular
post office and bookstore, has found a
new home on Coast Village Road. The
store has signed a lease in the Coast
Village Shopping Center, also known
as Montecito Country Mart. We are
so pleased with our new space, says
Read N Posts longtime manager, Jan
The store will replace Riverblue
Salon, which will move to Five Points
shopping center on upper State Street.
Read N Post employees expect to be
open for business in the new space by
June 1.
Read N Post lost its lease next to
Starbucks on Coast Village Road in
February, and moved out of the space
this past weekend. Formerly called
Front Page, the store had been at the
location for 35 years; the 2,200-sq-ft
space housed a U.S. Post Office center
and sold gifts, greeting cards, maga-
zines, books, and various other items.
The news of the stores closing hit
home to many Montecito residents,
who started a petition to keep the
store from having to relocate. Vons
Pharmacy will be taking over the
space, and is expected to open in July.
The new space in Montecito Country
Mart is about half the size of Read N
Posts former home. We will have
to start thinking vertical, laughed
Hendrickson, who said she is relieved
to have found a new home for the
store after several failed attempts at
relocation. It is a beautiful space and
I know it will be perfect, she said.
Read N Post will join Malia Mills,
One-Hour Martinizing, Toy Crazy,
Montecito Barbers, Xanadu Bakery,
Little Alexs, Panino, Montecito
Natural Foods, and James Perse at
the center, which is still undergoing
a facelift since being taken over by
James Rosenfield in 2010. The addi-
tion of the mailing center and gift
store fits right in with what Rosenfield
says he hopes to do with the property:
make it a neighborhood service cen-
ter with Mom & Pop type stores.
Im sure everyone will be pleased
with our new home, Hendrickson
says. I want to thank the community
for their continued support, as well
as their tips in helping find us a new
The stores new address is 1026-B
Coast Village Road, 969-1148.
HOV Lane Forum
On Tuesday, May 1, the Montecito
Association Board of Directors hosted
a community forum at El Montecito
Presbyterian Church to discuss the
Draft Environmental Impact Review
(DEIR) of Caltrans plans to widen
Highway 101 with a High Occupancy
Vehicle (HOV) lane.
The meeting, led by MAs
Transportation Subcommittee, was an
effort to explain what the MA board
plans to submit in terms of comments
and concerns to Caltrans. We want
to avoid plans which will increase
traffic on local roads, and we want to
reduce construction time, save aes-
thetics, and preserve trees, President
Dick Nordlund said. Comments on
Riverblue Salon will be replaced by Read N Post
3 10 May 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 14 The Voice of the Village
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with the correct beach ball page number and enter to win
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Instantly! If you have an
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call Lynda at 969-6164.
Seen Around Town
by Lynda Millner
Aloha, Cold Spring School

loha ahiahi. Hele mei
Hoohiwahiwa. Good evening.
Come Celebrate! And thats
what the parents and friends of Cold
Spring School did at their Luau, held at
the Coral Casino. Instead of a tropical
breeze greeting us, there was a cold
north wind, but never mind. Members
of the Hula Anyone? group, dressed
in authentic Hawaiian attire, were
passing out plumeria leis to the ladies
and kukui nut necklaces for the guys.
With Mai Tais in hand and island music
in the air, it was time to enjoy the sunset
over the Pacifc and start bidding on
the silent auction.
Before we went inside for dinner,
there was a fire dance and later hula
dancing done by Angelita Ellers per-
formers. Her business Hula Anyone?
gives classes and workshops along
with performances. Instant Hawaiian
Event Chair Heidi Whitney told
me, Ive lost my husband the last
six months, being so busy with the
Hula Anyone? performers at the Cold Spring School Luau, held at the Coral Casino: Rachel Elbinger,
Drick-John Laguit, Marc Nicolas, and Caroline Bautista
Luau decorations co-chair Karen Spaulding, chair Heidi Whitney, decorations co-chair Krista Blake and
auction co-chairs Tamra Murphy and Leslie Kneafsey
3 10 May 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 15
Luau. She was helped by an incredible
committee, a few of whom were deco-
rations co-chairs Krista Blake and
Karen Spaulding, corporate sponsor-
ship chair Jacques Marcillac, auction
co-chairs Leslie Kneafsey and Tamra
Murphy along with auctioneer Matt
The room was decorated with pho-
tos of the Cold Spring kids hanging
on pillars, white lanterns and tables
with touches of kiwi green. Also on
display were the precious live auction
items made by the various classes.
There were plaster face masks from
the sixth grade, a teepee hand painted
by each kindergarten student, a dyed
batik butterfly quilt hand made by
each first-grader as well as cruises and
Superintendent-principal Tricia
Price wanted everyone to remember
that the proceeds from the evening
go toward outstanding programs in
music, library, physical education, art
and technology. We are the gold stan-
dard of the district. The Cold Spring
School Foundation, with co-presidents
Kim and Ryan Curtis and their board,
are in charge of raising funds. Heidi
was thrilled to exceed her goal of
$75,000, bringing in $108,000 instead.
For The Birds
The Wildlife Care Network (WCN)
held its 16
annual Sanctuary Awards
luncheon at the Biltmore. It is always a
vegetarian event in honor of the wild-
life with the credo being the three Rs:
Rescue, Rehabilitate and Release.
The WCN last year helped an
incredible 4,000 birds and animals
(including skunks) with 400 volun-
teers putting in 6,000 hours, and they
need even more. The staff is Director
of Animal Affairs Julia Parker and
two animal care assistants, Sophie
Busch and Tracie Gephart.
Exciting things have been happen-
ing since Wendy McCaw bought the
WCN a property on North Fairview
just across Foothill towards the moun-
tains. The Santa Barbara Garden Club
gave all the landscaping. The organi-
zation has now consolidated every-
thing on the one site, in case you find
a bird or animal that needs help.
Vice president Sue Burrows, fill-
ing in for president Lessie Nixon
Schontzler, told us, We gave three
thousand presentations from pre-
school to senior citizens. Sponsors
have underwritten this luncheon.
Sue introduced Randi Johnson, who
brought with her an owl named Zeus,
one of the largest in the world a
European Eagle owl. She has raised
him since he was ten weeks old. He
is totally tame and everyone could
pet him. Videographer Ann Packard
showed us her latest heart tugging
film about the creatures WCN helps.
It was then time to honor the League
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SEEN Page 164
Cold Spring School third grade teacher Misha Lewis, superintendent-principal Tricia Price, reading spe-
cialist Diana Wilson and librarian Janet Reid, enjoying themselves at the Coral Casino
Vice president of Cold Spring School foundation Blair Whitney, presidents elect Jacques and Allison
Marcillac and co-presidents Kim and Ryan Curtis at the Luau
3 10 May 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 16 The Voice of the Village
committee was Lisl Auf der Heide,
Sally Bromfield, Sue Burrows,
Diane Cannon, Shelby G. Cheverez,
Berkeley Meigs, Ann Packard, Julia
Parker, Barbara Pies, Vicki Stevenson
and Firth Wilkinson.
If you need to contact the rescue
center about a bird or animal, or
would like to volunteer or donate, call
681-1080. The fish bill alone is $50,000
a year. Pelicans eat a lot!
SBHM Celebration
The Santa Barbara Historical
Museum (SBHM) invited its mem-
bers to come for a celebration of all
the accomplishments of 2011, and
there were many. Board president
Marlene Miller began with welcom-
ing and introducing executive direc-
tor David Bisol. David had been
with the museum for 24 years and
reminded the audience, We are one
of the only free museums in the area.
In 2011, we gained one hundred and
twenty new members and were able
to double our Annual Fund so were
at 80% of our goal. Since this piece
was written, David had an accident
and sadly, passed away. He will be
sorely missed. He accomplished so
many good things for SBHM. Ill
always remember him playing Father
Christmas for the annual gala.
The galleries have been enhanced
with the addition of interactive expe-
riences including the Tompkins Table
and a slideshow of the 1925 earth-
quake. David claimed not to be able
to run them, but is sure any three-
year-old could! SBHM is collaborat-
ing with Cottage Hospitals healing
arts program by loaning artist Roy
Lawhornes Seaside fiesta posters for
Last year, there were visitors from
48 countries with visits growing each
year. Last years attendance was up
25% and this year it is already up
50%. The docents reached over 1,100
students last year with onsite and out-
reach programs. In 2011, they racked
up 4,000 volunteer hours. In April
they will speak with 170 Dos Pueblos
High School juniors about WWII. The
Gledhill Library serves an astonishing
3,000 patrons annually from fourth-
graders to adults. SBHM is also open
for First Thursdays.
Curator Dan Calderon presented
the Volunteer of the Year award to his
surprised father Fernando (no nepo-
tism involved because David made
the choice). Fernando has logged 300
hours this year with one of his projects
being to digitalize the librarys photo-
graphs from the 1925 earthquake and
creating the presentation in the gal-
lery. He was one of the first people to
get a degree in computer science from
Cal State University.
There was an illustrated lecture
by David McLaughlin who found-
ed Pentacle Press and the California
Missions Resource Center. He told us
about Fermn Francisco de Lasun,
the actual founder of Mission Santa
Barbara under Junpero Serra. They
are buried side-by-side at the Mission
San Carlos in the church sanctuary.
The SBHM event always has plenty
of good food and wine and this was
no exception. Some of those imbib-
ing in the courtyard were new trustee
Randy Fox and his wife Terry Bartlett,
Frank and Sheila McGinity, Lynn
Matteson and Lynn Kirst, Jack and
Janet Hewett, Eric Boehm and Judy
Pochini, and Thad MacMillan.
The Museums motto is: Building a
future worth remembering. Many of
the events are free for members, so if
youd like to be one, call 966-1601. MJ
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of Women Voters of Santa Barbara,
who for 73 years has worked to protect
the environment of the South Coast.
President Beth Pitton-August accept-
ed the award. Next was Montecito
Trails Foundation, who has been clear-
ing and maintaining trails since 1964,
now covering several hundred miles.
President Kevin Snow accepted for
the 1,200 members. Last was Joanne
St. John who has been giving of her
talents since 1983. She spearheaded
the capital campaign and the acquisi-
tion and building of the new Wildlife
Sports director for KEYT Mike
Klan was master of ceremonies. Event
Chair was Mindy Denson and her
New president of Montecito Trails Kevin Snow with Wildlife Care Networks event chair Mindy Denson
and emcee Mike Klan
The late executive director of the SBHM David Bisol, volunteer honoree Fernando Calderon, Laura
Calderon with daughter Cristin and son Daniel at the annual Santa Barbara Historical Museum progress
SBHM chief development officer Douglas Diller
with speaker David McLaughlin celebrating the
organizations success
Former mayor Marty Blum, vice president of Wildlife Care Network Sue Burrows, honoree Beth Pitton-
August and Margaret Connell at the 16
annual Sanctuary Awards luncheon
Susanne McEwen, Wildlife board member Berkeley Meigs, honoree Joanne St. John, and board member
Andrea Newquist at the Biltmore
Randi Johnson with Zeus, who gave the raptor
presentation at the Wildlife Care Network lun-
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With the Santa Barbara Polo
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Lyndon Lea is already celebrating
big time.
The 43-year-old English financier
and investor, who owns an oceans-
ide estate next to Beanie Baby bil-
lionaire Ty Warner and the 200-acre
El Capitan Ranch former home to
film producer and Barbra Streisands
Beverly Hills crimper Jon Peters ,
just won the Nespresso US Open Polo
Championship at the impeccably
manicured International Polo Club in
Palm Beach, Florida.
Lyndons team, Zacara named
after his children, Zachary and Chiara
defeated Lechuza, a Venezuelan side
owned by international banker Victor
Vargas, in a very close game 10-8.
He adds the cup to his Bombardier
Pacific Coast Open trophy won in 2007
and the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup
from the British Open at Cowdray
Park last July.
Were really proud of Lyndon,
says new S.B. club manager, Bob
Puetz. Its one of Americas most
coveted trophies and a very difficult
tournament to win given the high
quality of the teams. This seasons
Pacific Coast Open tournament prom-
ises to be a real cracker with everyone
clearly on top form!
Oprahs Book Quest
Santa Barbara author Kathy
Hepinstall wants to get TV tycoon
Oprah Winfreys attention!
And shes willing to lay out big
bucks to do it, having taken out full
page ads in this illustrious organ,
addressed to Dear Oprah promot-
ing her new historical novel, Blue
Asylum, just published by New York
giant, Houghton Mifflin.
The tome, about a plantation wife
and a haunted Civil War soldier, both
committed to a lunatic asylum and
then falling in love, has been buried
in a wooden box under a tree in a
secret place on the Cold Spring Trail,
although Kathy helpfully supplies a
small Treasure Island- type map for
Oprah to check out.
As Kathy, who has written three
previous novels, says: Maybe giving
it to you this way is, in fact, insane,
but in my mind its really insan-
itys second cousin, magic, and who
among us has not put a message in a
bottle, kissed a pair of dice for luck,
left a tooth under a pillow or knocked
Glen Holden, Richard Caleel, Charles Ward, Gloria Holden, Wes Ru, Annette Caleel, and Derek and Deb
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MiSCELLANY (Continued from page 7)
3 10 May 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 19
on a rosewood table just after saying
we have never been struck by light-
Unfortunately, the shovel she left
to dig up her work has been stolen,
but she is ever hopeful, having now
hidden another copy in a safe off East
Mountain Drive.
I have tremendous respect for
Oprah, and hope that if she does
discover these ads, she will find them
interesting and humorous, says
Kathy. It is my opinion that everyone
has a playground inside them, that
Oprah has one, too, and that this play-
ground is the only place I can hope to
meet her.
Kathy is now working on a new
Civil War novel, Girls of Shiloh, about
two females who join Stonewall
Jacksons army disguised as men to
avenge a loved one.
I trust Oprah is paying attention!
Design Diva
Interior designer Kathryne
Dahlman, who opened her Kathryne
Designs Inc. store here eight years
ago, is clearly a very popular lady.
For the fifteenth time she has been
invited to participate in the Pasadena
Showcase House of Design, an event
that has been running for almost half
a century.
This years month-long house and
garden tour, which runs through May
13, is at Casa de las Puertas, a 1927
Spanish Colonial revival home on two
acres, with Kathryne remodeling three
rooms a sitting room, and a master
bedroom and bathroom.
My designs are more traditional,
multi faceted, says Kathryne, who
has been plying her trade for 25
years. It is certainly nice to be
invited back so often for such a pres-
tigious event, which raises money
for childrens music education pro-
A high note, indeed...
Helping Hats
With its Kentucky Derby Day
theme, the 15th annual Mad Hatter
lunch at the Coral Casino, a benefit
for Transition House, brought out a
tsunami of colorful and creative tte
More than 200 millinery mavens
helped raise around $60,000 for the
non-profit, which helps homeless fam-
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With a decidedly equestrian decor
of bridles, stirrups, jockey caps and
even a bright red roses horse winners
garland, attendees sipped on mint
juleps before quaffing the wine and
pecking at the poultry in the Pacifica
The ubiquitous Andrew Firestone
emceed the boffo bash, chaired by
Missy Sheldon, ably accompanied by
co-chairs Kathryn Dinkin and Diane
The hat contest winners, judged
by Upper Village stylemaker Lana
Marm, Patty Kelley and Sharron
Pognant, were Beverly Zaleski for
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Weinberg for funniest, and Priscilla
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Among those checking out the
Pacific brims were Bitsy Bacon,
Christine Riesenfeld, Pat St. Clair,
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ver the years, the Montecito
Library has been very
fortunate to have some
wonderful friends and advocates.
From the outset, these people
have responded to whatever need
presented itself, so that the library
could remain a treasured Montecito
resource. They have given their
time, their abilities, and their money
to insure that the aspirations of the
founders not only could be met, but
also wonderfully expanded.
Our library has its roots in 1896,
when articles of incorporation were
filed for purchasing a lot, erecting a
building and maintaining a public
hall and, in connection, a library and
reading room for the convenience
and benefit of the inhabitants of East
Montecito Valley.
The very first year, our directors
were E.A. Buell, Leslie E. Conklin,
E.B. Hall, Thomas Hosmer, and
James Morgan. The hall and library
quickly became a cornerstone of com-
munity life, acting as concert hall,
drama stage, political meeting place
and lecture hall. The free library was
established around 1910.
In 1941, the building and prop-
erty were deeded to Santa Barbara
County. During World War II, the
library was conscripted the build-
ing was used for volunteer efforts
and in 1959, with the library housed
elsewhere, the County planned to sell
the hall and property. Local residents
staunchly banded together to save
the building and put the library back
in it. Although it literally took a vil-
lage (doesnt it always?), the efforts
of some members of the commu-
nity were especially noteworthy. Ann
Black, Lois Roeser, Barbara Baring-
Gould and Judge William Reppy, as
successive presidents of the Board of
the Friends of the Montecito Library,
organized and encouraged the drive
for funds needed for the remodel
of our current building. Over the
years, public funding for libraries
has decreased and private contribu-
tions have increased. Each time the
library has been threatened; there
have been citizens who have rallied
to its defense. The Parma Trust, the
Wais Trust and most recently, June
Breton Fisher Trust, who, through
bequests, were determined to see this
library remain a fixture in our com-
In 2010, there was again a great
need for funds when the econom-
ic downturn resulted in a decrease
in public funding. The library was
forced to close its doors two days
a week, and there was a possibil-
ity of further reduced hours. Our
library was, once again, aided by
a great number of people in the
community, including Ann Black,
one of the original fundraisers in
1975. Michael and Cheryl Goldberg
were the first to step forward with
a large contribution in response to
this latest predicament. Their gener-
ous gift spearheaded many that the
library received to bolster both its
open hours and collections. Another
couple that has given so very gener-
ously is Lue and Geraldine Cramblit.
Year after year, the Cramblits have
supported our community library.
Foundations, too, have been invalu-
able partners in our library, includ-
ing the Mathers, Jackson Family and
Montecito Community. Many people
give materials like books and DVDs,
others volunteer their time. Through
the efforts and contributions of so
many people, the Montecito Library
is able to keep the doors open, the
lights on, the shelves stocked and
the branch staffed. Thank you, thank
you, one and all, for each and every
one of your contributions.
We are very saddened by the loss
of a good friend of the library, Nancy
Bullock. Nancy was a board mem-
ber of the Friends of the Montecito
Library for a number of years. She
used her compassion and humor, as
well as curiosity and common sense,
so effectively while serving on our
board. As a board member, Nancy
always advocated for the people who
need the library the most. She was a
wonderful human being and will be
greatly missed. MJ
Len Jarrott, MBA, CCIM
LETTERS (Continued from page 9)
Road, we will threaten businesses and
our neighborhoods with increasing
urbanization. We must get this right
because we will live with this deci-
sion for the next 50 years. We need to
let Caltrans and civic leaders know
that We will not support any plan
that makes Hermosillo the only north-
bound exit, channeling traffic through
the lower village.
Diane Handloser
Twenty-Five Years
of Service
I hope that an important milestone
in our community doesnt go unno-
ticed: the 25th anniversary of the
Montecito Emergency Response and
Recovery Action Group (MERRAG).
MERRAG is an invaluable resource
to our community a network of
trained volunteers who are prepared to
respond to a community disaster dur-
ing the critical first 72 hours afterwards.
The group began its work in 1987, and
has operated since then with the guid-
ance and support of the Montecito Fire,
Water and Sanitary Districts.
MERRAG enables those who live
and work in Montecito to develop
important disaster response skills. In
the process, MERRAG nurtures rela-
tionships among people throughout
our community who are committed
to helping neighbors through the next
wildfire or earthquake. And the radio
system put in place by MERRAG, in
conjunction with the Montecito Fire
Department, promises to be a vital
means of communication when other
ways of communicating fail.
Westmont College is a proud mem-
ber of MERRAG. We feel better pre-
pared for future emergencies because
of the training that designated staff
responders have received through
MERRAG, and because of the network
of similarly trained people that is in
place to assist all of us in Montecito.
Happy 25th anniversary, MERRAG!
Montecito is blessed to have a cadre
of volunteers trained, and ready to be
deployed, by you during local emer-
gencies. We at Westmont are grateful
for your significant contributions to
our community, and wish you contin-
ued success in the years to come.
Gayle D. Beebe, Ph.D.
President, Westmont College
Ode To
The Welfare State
The following is from the Friday,
November 4 1949 issue of the New York
Daily News:
Mr. Trumans St. Paul, Minnesota
pie-for-everybody speech last
night reminded us that, at the
tail-end of the recent session of
Congress, Representative Clarence
J. Brown (R-Ohio) jammed into the
Congressional Record the following
poem, describing its author only as
a prominent Democrat of the State of
Democratic Dialog
Father, must I go to work?
No, my lucky son.
Were living now on Easy Street
On dough from Washington.
Weve left it up to Uncle Sam,
So dont get exercised.
Nobody has to give a damn
Weve all been subsidized.
But if Sam treats us all so well
And feeds us milk and honey,
Please, daddy, tell me what the hell
Hes going to use for money.
Dont worry, but, theres not a hitch
In this here noble plan;
He simply soaks the filthy rich
And helps the common man.
But, father, wont there come a time
When they run out of cash
And we have left them not a dime
When things will go to smash?
My faith in you is shrinking, son,
You nosy little brat;
You do too damn much thinking, son,
To be a Democrat. MJ
Montecito Library Loses a Friend
Library Corner
by Jody Thomas
Jody Thomas is the
Montecito Branch
Library Supervisor
Nancy Bullock was a board member of the
Friends of the Montecito Library for a number of
years, and will be greatly missed
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ViLLAGE BEAT (Continued from page 13)
the DEIR are due by May 25.
Using a power point presentation,
Transportation Committee chair Bob
Short said the DEIR is insufficient,
and lacks viable alternatives that are
satisfactory to Montecitos semi-rural
nature. It was also concluded that
the project is underfunded, which
constrains the design of the project,
including the fact that there is no
consideration of the problematic inter-
sections at Olive Mill and San Ysidro
Road. There is also no funding to buy
more land, in order to preserve land-
scaping and allow for more design
flexibility. Sound walls and noise are
also issues, Short said.
The Committee ascertains that the
DEIR does not contain sufficient traf-
fic studies and counts, and that an
HOV may not be necessary through
Montecito. Short showed slides of
the proposed widening, which elimi-
nates much of the landscaping on
the freeway median. The freeway in
Montecito will be 10 lanes wide in
some places, with six traffic lanes and
four shoulders, according to Short.
The Committee concludes that there
needs to be more alternatives in the
DEIR, in addition to the five con-
figuration options listed for the Hot
Springs-Cabrillo interchange (see MJ
#18/17 for an in-depth explanation of
the configurations). Short pointed out
several problems with each configu-
ration, and said the committee plans
on proposing three alternatives to the
ones Caltrans has laid out, one of
which eliminates the HOV lane, and
keeps the left-hand exits in Montecito.
Another of their options enlarges and
moves the roundabout in Montecito.
Mr. Short finished his presenta-
tion by saying that Caltrans admits
Montecito will suffer substantial visu-
al impacts once the freeway is wid-
ened. He explained to the audience
of 100 people that instead of taking
a position on a certain configuration,
the MA will ask Caltrans for more
information, as well as point out flaws
in the DEIR. We are not at a decision
point right now, we are in the envi-
ronmental review process, clarified
Executive Director Victoria Greene.
Members of the audience voiced
concern that by not choosing a par-
ticular configuration, the Montecito
Association is somehow missing out
on voicing its opinion. We dont
think its necessary to pick an option
at this time. Its much too early to
choose, Short said.
After the public comment period,
Caltrans will likely come back with
an updated EIR. There will be sev-
eral public meetings to discuss spe-
cific designs, as well as the permitting
stages, which will take place in front
of the County, City, and Montecito
Planning Commissions. Nothing is
final until the planning commissions
have approved it, Nordlund said.
Construction on the project is
expected to begin in 2016. Public
comment on the DEIR is encour-
aged. Comments can be emailed to For
more information on the Montecito
Associations comments to Caltrans,
call 969-2026.
MUS Carnival
This past Saturday, thousands of
kids, parents and neighbors braved
the sun and heat to take part in
Montecito Union Schools annual car-
nival. The event was more successful
than ever, with actual Carnival rides
set up in the parking lot. Kids were
decked out in their Dr. Seuss-inspired
hair dos and makeup, while carnival
goers enjoyed California Pizza Kitchen
pizza, sno-cones, baked goods, coffee
and ice cream.
The MUS campus was transformed
with bounce houses, countless activi-
ties, and tents selling trinkets, MUS
gear, and student-made goods.
Organizer Annabelle Abba Brownell
thanked her committee and countess
volunteers for all their time and effort.
Activities included a Grinch
Lollipop Walk, Look Book Nook, Stop
Thing 1 & Thing 2, Green Eggs and
Ham toss, The Sneetches Coin Toss,
Who Hair-Dos, Face Painting, and
more, all carrying on the theme of
the day. A mechanical surfboard was
staged in the center of the grounds,
and various bounce houses, slides,
and a climbing wall were located on
the upper field. Swings, airplanes, and
moving train took the Carnival to new
Dancers and musicians provided
entertainment on the main stage,
and various raffle and auction items
were raffled off. Fundraising totals
are still being calculated; funds go
towards various school enrichment
programs including classroom grants.
Last years carnival brought in over

Crane School Assembly
Last week, Crane Country Day
School hosted Ed Viesturs, a world-
renowned mountain climber, who dis-
cussed his life with Cranes students.
Viesturs has successfully reached
the summits of all of the worlds four-
teen 8000-meter peaks without sup-
plemental oxygen, an 18-year project
he calls Endeavor 8000. His goal
was completed on May 12, 2005 with
his ascent of Annapurna, one of the
worlds most treacherous peaks. He
is one of only a handful of climbers
in history (and the only American)
to accomplish this. That year, Viesturs
was awarded National Geographics
Adventurer of the Year.
During the 18-year span to climb
(from left) Tom Bollay, Bob Short, MA president Dick Nordlund, Ron Pulice, and Frank Abatemarco were
among those in attendance at MA Caltrans meeting
Matt Rollins gets his face painted at the Montecito
Union School Carnival
Lauren Dyruff and Paloma McKean are resplen-
dent in their Dr. Seuss hairdos during this years
MUS carnival
Bake Sale volunteers Joan Crossland, Michelle Kelly, and Kathleen Ross
MUS student Ava Benhayon takes flight on the
airplane ride at MUS
3 10 May 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 22 The Voice of the Village
3 10 May 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 23
Anna Ylvisaker, Sharon Larson,
Joanne Samuelson and Gayla
Heart of the Matter
Just 72 hours later, I was back at
the ritzy oceanside venue for the
American Heart Associations 14th
annual Heart of the Matter, which
attracted 200 guests and raised around
$90,000 for the cause.
Computer entrepreneur Woody
Rollins chaired the pulsing event,
while Palmer Jackson acted as auc-
tioneer, with prizes including a meet
and greet with Grammy-winning
country rockers, Sugarland, spending
a day with a cardiologist and an L.A.
Marathon VIP package.
Police chief, Cam Sanchezs daugh-
ter, Victoria, a reporter on KCOY-TV,
emceed the pistachio crusted mahi
mahi dinner, accompanied with wine
donated by the Bridlewood vineyard.
The monies raised will help babies
and young children with congenital
heart defects, as well as education
and community outreach, says Lisa
Dosch, executive director of the asso-
ciations Central Coast division.
A most heart-warming event...
Bell-issimo Performance
It was the perfect combination!
Violin virtuoso Joshua Bell and the
esteemed musicians of the Academy
of St. Martin in the Fields playing an
all Beethoven program at the sold-out
Described as a classical music
superstar, Bell, 44, took over as the
54-year-old London-based chamber
orchestras director last September,
conducting and playing with his 1713
Huberman Stradivarius to great effect.
The dazzling show kicked off with
the 1807 Coriolan Overture, named
in honor of the Roman general,
Coriolanus, which is both dramati-
cally urgent and romantically intense,
followed by the German composers
only violin concerto in D Major, which
showed Bell at his very best.
The hugely entertaining per-
formance, part of the UCSB Arts
& Lectures series, wrapped with
Symphony No. 7 in A Major, a fever-
ishly frenetic work with the allegretto
becoming one of Beethovens most
popular pieces.
Bell played with such unbridled
enthusiasm and at breakneck speed,
it looked like his multi-million dollar
Strad might well self combust.
Wow! would be a considerable
Mark Morris Moves
Just 24 hours earlier, it was New
Yorks Mark Morris Dance Group
that awed with its choreography
and use of shadow and silhouette at
the Granada, part of the Anne and
Michael Towbes dance series.
With music by Bartok, All Fours
featured the full troupe in five sec-
tions, leading into Festival Dance,
with a waltz, march and polka to
Hummels piano trio No. 5 in E Major.
But the best was left for last
with V, a lively piece incorporat-
ing all the dancers to the music of
Schumanns quintet in E flat Major
for piano and strings.
The night before, Robert and
Margo Feinberg, who were co-spon-
sors of the show, hosted an al fresco
dinner for the 32-year-old company
at their beautiful Montecito manse
catered by the Biltmore, with Celesta
Billeci, Miller McCune executive
director of the UCSB Arts & Lectures
series; Christopher Pilafian, artis-
tic director of UCSBs SB Dance
Theater; and Julie McLeod, for-
mer head of the SB Dance Alliance,
among the guests...
Radius Revelry
Radius, the Santa Barbara real
estate and investment group, cel-
ebrated its 10th anniversary in grand
style with a bash for 300 guests at the
Granada, encompassing the lobby
and the McCune Founders Room.
We chose the theater because its
arguably one of the most beautiful
and special locations in the city, but
above all we wanted to celebrate in
a venue with history and tradition,
says chief executive officer Steve
Golis, who founded the company
with Steve Brown and Bob Tuler.
Yes, were only a decade old, but
in that relatively short time weve
seen a lot and experienced all the
economy could throw at us, and
were thankful to be on the right
track to cementing our own legacy.
Among those helping the company
mark the occasion were Tom Parker,
Si Jenkins, Allan Ghitterman, Abel
Maldonado, Andy Chou, and Tom
and Marcia Reed...
Trunks and Tails
As elephant numbers fall perilous-
ly and dramatically low, 87-year-old
Connie Speight continues to do her
best to stem the overwhelming trend
with her eight-year-old Elephants
Umbrella Fund, a Santa Barbara-
based charity founded to protect
Asian jumbos.
So far 13 pachyderms have been
rescued in Cambodia, Laos and
Thailand, but Connie is all too pain-
fully aware of the wholesale massacre
and poaching of elephants from the
Congo to Cameroon, with as many
as 200 slain in January alone for their
Just last month 22 of these gen-
tle giants were killed by helicop-
ter poachers in the Congo, with
their tusks and genitals hacked off,
and then likely smuggled through
Uganda and South Sudan, part of the
Ivory Road to Asia.
It really is a losing battle, shrugs
Connie. The various governments
really have to get their acts together
and spend money to equip the rang-
ers as well as the poachers. But I
think it might be too late. It would
take a miracle to prevent their extinc-
To help raise funds for her project,
she will be holding a sale of jewelry,
handbags and scarves, as well as suc-
culents, cacti and garden plants at
her home at 2121 Mount Calvary on
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 4,
5, and 6.
For more information, check out
the website www.elephantsumbrella.
Bye-bye Betsey?
It looks like another longtime State
Street store may be closing its doors
in due course.
The fashion house, Betsey Johnson,
has just filed for bankruptcy, which
will see most of her 63 boutiques close
over the next few weeks, as well as the
laying off of 350 staff.
Johnson, who I used to know well
during my 24 years in Manhattan, will
remain creative director of the funky
brand and will continue to design for
her sportswear and accessories labels,
which are sold in Macys.
In the filing, the company said sales
at their retail stores had fallen more
than twenty percent and profitability
had more than halved in the past five
The Santa Barbara store is located at
939 State Street...
Call for Classical
Santa Barbaras classic radio sta-
tion KDB 93.7 FM is holding its first
ever on-air membership drive, start-
ing Thursday, May 3.
The week-long pledge drive, which
will be repeated in the fall, hopes
to eventually increase membership
from 425 to 900 and raise $175,000 by
years end, half the cost of running
the Santa Barbara Foundation-run
With only a handful of classical
radio stations remaining in the coun-
try, KDB has never been a more valu-
able community treasure and asset,
important for the cultural relevance
it provides its many listeners, says
Jessica Tade, communications and
marketing manager.
Its also an essential voice for local
arts organizations, providing the
opportunity to promote concerts and
events, which in turn nurture our
local economy.
Rest in Peace
On a personal note, I mourn
the passing of Peter Murphy, the
71-year-old head of the 21-year old
Montecito Mafia, a 150-member
group of tennis racketeers.
Peter, who had been suffering from
a longtime illness, died at Serenity
House at the weekend after 53 years
He was the consummate con-
nector of interest by all people who
came in contact with him, says
Gene Sinser, a fellow racketeer. He
held court every Friday for lunch
at Via Vai, where up to 20 tennis
players would show up to exchange
stories of the matches that morning.
Peter arranged all the matches
in a manner that resulted in very
close results most of the time, and
knew the strengths and weaknesses
of every single member. No one with
a private tennis court ever refused a
request from the mafia.
A private memorial is planned...
Sightings: Ashton Kutcher and new
squeeze, Mila Kunis, spotted stroll-
ing in Carpinteria... Actor William
Daniels getting his Java jolt at Pierre
Lafond... Michael Keaton at the bus-
tling pizza bar at Olio Pizzeria
Pip! Pip! for now
Readers with tips, sightings and
amusing items for Richards column
should e-mail him at richardmin- or send invita-
tions or other correspondence to the
Journal MJ
Hosts and sponsors
of the Mark Morris
Dance Group din-
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Margo Feinberg
with Celesta Billeci
and dance direc-
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(Photo credit:
Kimberly Citro)
Peter Murphy
passed away
on Saturday
morning, April
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the existing options for the Cabrillo interchange, F-modified clearly has the
advantage of reducing 101 traffic dumped onto our local streets. It is the only
option that corrects the horrible mistake of closing the former southbound
left-lane on-ramp at Cabrillo a few years ago and re-routing Santa Barbara
beach traffic through Coast Village Road to enter Hwy 101 at Olive Mill. The
current northbound left-lane off-ramp at Cabrillo Blvd would be replaced by
a new right-lane off-ramp that would carry beach-bound traffic directly to
Cabrillo Blvd. The current off-ramp at Hermosillo would remain open for
local use. A new southbound right lane off-ramp would be added at Cabrillo
Blvd. Caltrans should be applauded for its F-modified design, which repre-
sents a sensible compromise created in response to reasoned feedback from
The other Cabrillo options J,M and M-modified, plus a new option
to be proposed by the Association utilize a reverse Los Patos exit as a
southbound on-ramp to the 101. This would cause beach traffic to make
an impossible left turn at Cabrillo Blvd up Los Patos to enter the 101. A
southbound on-ramp at Cabrillo is clearly a better option than Los Patos.
An F-modified plan combined with a proposal to widen the Cabrillo Blvd
railroad bridge to five lanes (four traffic and one left turn lane) would be
even better.
Montecito has a number of decisions to make in advising Caltrans. An ugly
concrete median is unacceptable. So is the destruction of trees, vegetation and
views, which are central to preserving our community character. If Montecito
wants to become a significant player in deciding the final makeup of Hwy 101
as it passes through our area, we need to partner with our neighbors includ-
ing Jim Kemp, Executive Director of SBCAG; Rachel Falsetti, Acting Director
of Caltrans District 5; and of course Mayor Schneider and Supervisor Carbajal.
This will mean cooperating with our partners and speaking with one voice to
get the widening accomplished with the best possible traffic safety and aes-
thetic outcomes.
To do so means well need to stay focused, alert, and willing to state our case
forcefully at every possible opportunity. MJ
EDiTORiAL (Continued from page 5)
3 10 May 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 25
3 10 May 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 26 The Voice of the Village
Our Town
by Joanne A. Calitri
Joanne is a professional international photographer and journalist. Contact her at :
Think Globally, Sing Locally
he Santa Barbara Childrens
Chorus is a community-
based, non-denominational
music education and performing
organization for children ages 9-14,
whose program is designed to promote
and nurture enthusiasm in all aspects
of vocal training. This years theme is
Think Globally, Sing Locally. The
group is currently rehearsing for a
fundraising concert for its scholarship
program on Sunday, May 6 at the
Marjorie Luke Theater. The concert
features the Childrens Chorus, three
a cappella groups from UCSB, and
the Santa Barbara Jazz Collective.
The ffteen members of the Chorus
from local elementary and junior high
schools, ranging in ages from eight
to fourteen, are: Joshua Baron, Kara
Boger, Isabella Bowman-Andreatta,
Angela Delgado, Parker Freeman,
Ilette Hill, Finn Huggs, Jasmine
Linares, Sunil Madhow, Maggie
McCourt, Isael Negrete, Bryan Shott,
Madisyn Thomas, Samantha Vargas
and Michaela Vehslage.
Choral Director Erin Bonski Evans
graduated from Bowling Green State
University with a Dual Masters
Degree in Piano Performance and
Pedagogy. She moved to Santa Barbara
in 2004 to pursue her Doctorate in
Music at UCSB, and she currently
works with childrens musical theater
and operates a vocal studio. Erin start-
ed as the Santa Barbara Childrens
Chorus Conductor-Musical Director
in August 2011. I had a growing
concern for the vocal health of many
childrens voices. Here we work on
classic bel canto singing styles, as
well as stylistically appropriate tim-
bral changes to fit repertoire, she
explained, adding, Basically, this
means that I never ask kids to scream,
and am concerned with helping chil-
dren find their own voice, sing easily
throughout an expanded range, and
exposing them to different types of
music from different musical eras,
not excluding jazz, pop and rock, and
definitely including traditional choral
repertoire for children.
In charge of operations is Executive
and Artistic Director Paul Freeman,
who came on board in 2010. As a child
singer, Paul sang and toured with
the Golden State Boys Choir. He has
performed with many local organi-
zations, including the Santa Barbara
Camerata Choir, UCSB Mens Chorus
and Mixed Choir, as well as perform-
ing on numerous occasions with the
Santa Barbara Symphony. The S.B.
Childrens Chorus requires the kids
to audition. Paul stated that, We do
not exclude children due to experi-
ence or economic condition. The audi-
tioning is part of the learning pro-
cess and helps us gauge the current
level and capabilities of the child. We
offer scholarship assistance based on
need and have never turned someone
away for financial reasons. Over 70%
of our children receive some sort of
scholarship assistance. As we reach
out to a broader audience with our
programs we will have low or no fee
options available. In May, for instance,
we will be rolling out a program
with Parks and Recreation A-OK pro-
gram that will serve 600 children at no
fee to them.
The May 6 concert proceeds will go
toward scholarships for the program.
In addition, Erin shared that, I want
the audience to be immersed and be
transformed, always, by the music
they are hearing. And I also want
them to hear something they are not
hearing anywhere else from children
in Santa Barbara a nice choral blend,
good tone, strong sound, dynamic
singing, good diction, and a healthy
dose of tasteful showmanship. And I
want them to see how well everyone
works together to put the show on. It
is my goal to cultivate this interest and
focus on the small details of musical
beauty in young ears. I wish we all
could be as inspired and in tune as
these talented youth I get to see every
Monday. And I hope my fellow Santa
Barbarians will make it out to our
concert, because they will be in for a
treat, and may find themselves wish-
ing they were eight or nine again so
they could come sing with us, too!
Santa Barbara Childrens Chorus pres-
ents An Evening of A Capella & Jazz on
May 6 and a concert with the Phoenix Boys
Choir on May 20, located at the Marjorie
Luke Theatre. Scholarships are available
for the Showtime Summer Camp in
July. For more information about the Santa
Barbara Childrens Chorus, call (805) 512-
9840 or
Pet Vet Star
Contest Finalists
The Montecito Journal and Santa
Barbaras division of the Dog Adoption
and Welfare Group (DAWG) are spon-
soring an online contest for the Rolling
Pet Vet. The winner will be announced
at the grand opening and ribbon cut-
ting ceremony scheduled for Monday,
May 14. The grand prize winner will
star in a Rolling Pet Vet commercial,
receive one year of premium service,
and $1,000 cash, that they are encour-
aged to donate to DAWG. To cast your
vote, visit
The highlights from our interviews
with the contestants are as follows:
Gail Tyler
I am a forty-year resident of Santa
Barbara, on the cusp of Montecito. I
am a retired paralegal, and also was
the executive director of Job Smart,
a non-profit preparing people to get
back into the work force, a dress
for success-type program. I am cur-
rently retired and have been a hospice
volunteer for one a half years, work-
ing with my dog Berkeley, a certified
therapy dog. We visit Serenity House
and other local convalescent hospi-
tals in the area. Berkeley is a great
visitor for people. He also worked
at Job Smart, making clients feel com-
fortable and welcome. Berkeley is a
standard poodle, rescued at one and
a half years old, a wild child at that
point. However, through my hus-
band Terrys excellent training skills,
Berkeley has turned into the best boy
in the world.
He will turn eleven years old in
September. He was rescued from
southern California poodle rescue
located in the Thousand Oaks area.
When he was younger, he was a mean
right fielder. We play baseball in our
backyard, and Berkeley continues to
be our fastest retriever of the ball,
wherever it may go in the yard.
Larry Gore
We currently live in Montecito and
I have been in the retail industry
for over forty years. I currently run
a retail consulting business out of
The Santa Barbara Childrens Chorus rehearsing for their upcoming concert on Sunday, May 6 at the
Marjorie Luke Theater
The talent
behind the
talent at the
S.B. Childrens
Chorus are
Karen Steven,
Director Erin
Bonski Evans
and Executive
Director Paul
Gail and
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She loves everybody, and everyone
who meets her loves her right back.
Kids think shes great because shes so
friendly and looks like something out
of a Disney movie. Neighbors with
dogs love her because shes always
ready to play. She is just a total love
bug and worth her weight in gold.
Georgene Vairo
I live on the Riviera off Sycamore
Canyon, so I share fire scares with
Montecito residents. Also, I get my
hair cut there and ride my bike through
Montecito every day to Carpinteria
and back. My dogs name is Marlee
(after Marlee Matlen because she is
deaf). She is allegedly a pure Golden
Retriever, but I dont care about the
purity part. She is just golden she
loves to play ball, swim and loves
me and anyone she meets. I adopted
Marlee in September of 2006. Her
prior owners neglected her and by the
time they brought her into the vet, she
was really sick and needed an expen-
sive operation and wanted her put
down. My vet, Kathleen MacFarland
at Whites Pet Hospital approached
me about adopting her because I love
Goldens. Even though Marlee barked
at me the first time we met, I decided
to take her home.
I have three dogs. We tend to think
in terms of taking care of our dogs,
but as I said in the video, Marlee
takes care of me. My other dog Coki
wants me to take care of her. Lobo is
a goofball doing his thing all the time.
In contrast, all Marlee cares about
is me. Because she is deaf, she is
really special. Everybody that knows
Marlee, whether they are a friend or
someone we meet when we are out on
a trail or park, is inspired by her. She
is loyal and loving and you would
never know she is deaf, so she inspires
anyone with a disability. She gives a
whole new meaning to differently
abled she uses all her other senses
to be whole and to please anyone who
comes into contact with her, as well as
all of us at home.
Joan Rutkowski
Alex II, a Standard Poodle, is eight-
and-a-half-years old. He came to us
from a rescue farm in Los Angeles, the
same place his predecessor Alex I had
come from. He had been a show dog
and as such had a very restricted life.
When he came to us, he was suspi-
cious, would not look us in the eye
and was always tense and distant.
Through the help of a wonderful and
patient behaviorist at the Humane
Society, Alex slowly began to trust us
and our friends. Always beautiful to
look at, his beautiful soul has come out
and he has friends all over the world
who adore him and he them. He sits
at meetings without interrupting, he
enjoys dinner parties without begging,
and is a loyal and devoted member of
our family. He enjoys just hanging out
with people, talking on Skype with his
Italian friends, and being very athlet-
ic, playing chase with his favorite toy,
a stuffed white polar bear. One can
always count on Alex to be discreet,
keep a secret and not gossip. He is my
very best friend. MJ
Larry and
Amy and
Georgene and
Joan and
Alex II
3 10 May 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 28 The Voice of the Village
ViLLAGE BEAT (Continued from page 21)
compiled by Flora Kontilis from information supplied by Santa Barbara County
Sheriffs Department, Carpinteria Division
Parking Lot Burglary
Wednesday, 18 April, 11:15 am Officers from the Santa Barbara Police
Department responded to City Lot 9, the parking structure off of 900 Anacapa
Street, on a call of a strong-arm robbery that had just occurred. The victim, a
72-year old man, had just purchased a computer worth $1,800 at the Apple Store
at 928 State Street and was walking back to his car, which was parked on the
second level of the structure. The suspect approached the victim from behind
and tried to tear the plastic bag containing the computer from the victims
grasp. The victim tried to hold on to his property, however lost his footing and
fell, striking the back of his head on the ground. The suspect fled with the com-
puter on foot down the parking structure ramp to Canon Perdido Street, east to
Anacapa Street, and then south on Anacapa.
The victim sustained a minor abrasion that was treated at the scene by para-
The suspect is still at large. He is described as a Hispanic male in his twen-
ties who was wearing a gray beanie, gray sweatshirt, and dark colored pants.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Santa Barbara
Police Detective Bryan Jensen at 897-2384 or to call anonymously to 897-2386.
House Fire in Summerland
Thursday, April 26, 5 pm Firefighters from Carpinteria-Summerland Fire
District arrived on scene to a duplex engulfed in flames on the 2300 block of
Golden Gate Avenue. Two men and a women escaped the blaze; a cat perished
in the fire. The cause of the fire, which caused severe damage to the home, is
still under investigation.
Possible Attempted Burglary on Olive Mill
Saturday, April 28, 9:41 am Deputies Tchobanoff and McFarlin received a
call of a possible interrupted residential burglary on Olive Mill Road. When
deputies arrived the husband and wife who live in the residence were in their
car in the driveway. They had left their gated home unlocked to go shopping,
and upon arrival back, they were unloading the car when they noticed a light
on in a guest room. The light suddenly turned off, so they became suspicious
and got back in their car and called the police. There were no signs of burglary.
The only suspicious observation was the fact that a rear door to the backyard
was open. Nothing was missing from the home; a report was taken. MJ
the worlds highest peaks he went
on 29 Himalayan expeditions and
reached the summit on 20 of these
occasions and stood on the top of
Everest seven times. He climbs
without benefit of an oxygen tank,
which he says can be burdensome
and potentially troublesome. Only a
superior conditioned athlete can scale
heights above 25,000 feet without arti-
ficial oxygen a fact Viesturs turned
into an important metaphor for his
audiences: that the key to the journey
is in the time and energy invested in
the preparation.
His story is about risk management
as well as being patient enough for
conditions to allow an ascent. The
mountain decides whether you climb
or not. The art of mountaineering is
knowing when to go, when to stay,
and when to retreat, he told Crane
Street Signs Replaced
Last week Montecito sign maker
Paul Musgrove installed 15 new street
signs, commissioned by the Montecito
Community Foundation. For nearly
eleven years, Musgrove has repaired
and replaced aging wood signs
throughout Montecito. The newest
signs feature reflective lettering and
termite proofing.
For more information about Paul,
a painting contractor, visit www.paul
in Business:
John Ambrecht
John W. Ambrecht of Ambrecht &
Associates in Montecito has received
his sixth consecutive win (2007-
2012) of the prestigious Super Lawyer
title, a distinction bestowed by an
independent rating service on fewer
than five percent of all attorneys in
The rigorous selection process
includes independent research, peer
nominations and peer evaluations.
Lawyers from more than 70 practice
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award, a lawyer must have the high-
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Thomson Reuters, the worlds leading
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businesses and professionals.
John Ambrecht is the founder and
principal of Ambrecht & Associates,
a boutique law firm specializing in
family business transition manage-
ment and conflict reduction, complex
estate planning and trust adminis-
tration, sophisticated international
and national estate and asset protec-
tion planning (including multi-state
domestic and offshore trusts), report-
ing of foreign assets, property tax
planning and appeals, IRS estate and
gift tax controversies, and tax litiga-
tion. He is also one of the principals
and founders of Families & Wealth,
LLC, formed to help families and
their advisors create lasting succes-
sion, estate and family governance
structures and plans in the presence of
challenging family issues.
A co-author of the book For Love
& Money, Protecting Family & Wealth
in Estate and Succession Planning, A
New Approach Blending Law and
Psychology, Mr. Ambrecht has written
numerous published articles and lec-
tures extensively before professional
organizations throughout the country.
When the emotional history of
family members is ignored, misun-
derstood, or discounted in estate plan-
ning, the result is often intense conflict
and litigation, he explains.
In addition to winning the honor of
Super Lawyer, Mr. Ambrecht has
been named one of the top 100 attor-
neys in the U.S. by Worth Magazine.
He is also one of only about 280
attorneys from the State of California
and one of only about 2,800 lawyers
nationwide qualified to be a member
of ACTEC, the American College of
Trust and Estate Counsel.
Ed Viesturs and
Crane First Grader
Theo Friesen
A street signed
replaced by Paul
Musgrove. Mr.
Musgrove pre-
dicts that with
the addition of
a new Miramar
Avenue sign, the
Miramar project
will now begin!
Montecito attorney and Super Lawyer John
3 10 May 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 29
ric Skipsey is a 93-year-old
Montecito resident who has
photographed a veritable list
of whos who from the Golden Age
of Hollywood. Mr. Skipsey grew up
and was educated at private schools
in England. As a young boy, he had
two passions fgure skating and
photography. He decided to make
photography his career, but because
photographic materials were scarce
in Englands post-war years, he
moved to Canada where they were
more readily available.
In Canada, he took a job as a press
photographer for the Vancouver
Province Newspaper before start-
ing his own photography business.
Before long he had built a reputation
as a prominent portraitist and fash-
ion photographer. After eight years
in Canada, the allure of Hollywood
beckoned and Skipsey opened a
studio on Sunset Boulevard. Before
long, he was taking photographs of
the greatest stars of Hollywood. An
exhibit showcasing his work will con-
tinue to be on display in the new
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example Mark Twain
Eric Skipseys
Hollywood Portraits
by Patti Teel
Patti Teel is the com-
munity representative for
Senior Helpers, providers
of care and comfort at a
moments notice. She is
also host of the Senior
Helpers online video
show. www.santabar E-mail:
old photog-
rapher Eric
Skipsey at
the exhibit
of his
portraits at
the newly
Spencer Tracy
Larry Kert & Robert Morse Carol Channing
Clark Gable
Maximilian Schell
Elizabeth Taylor
Marilyn Monroe
Ava Gardner
Jane Mansfield Tab Hunter
wing of Cottage Hospital throughout
the year. Dont miss it; when you
gaze at the stunning photos that were
taken more than a half a century
ago, youll be taken back to a time
when Hollywood glamour reigned
I asked Mr. Skipsey to share one
piece of advice with aspiring por-
trait photographers. He advised the
importance of controlling the lighting
and said, Remember the fill lights.
Some lights accentuate the bad parts
so you have to watch that. Study
your subjects face and good and bad
points and set the lights accordingly.
Accentuate the good features and not
the bad ones. MJ
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story by Lynn P. Kirst
A museum and
travel professional,
community volun-
teer, and lifelong
Lynn Kirst is a
fourth-generation Californian who grew up
in Montecito; she can often be found riding
or hiking the local trails
ou wont fnd too many
cowboy singers who would
reference Genghis Khan and
Adam (partner of Eve, former resident
of the Garden of Eden) in the same
song, much less in an ode extolling
the virtues of comfortable shoes. But
thats the genius of singer-songwriter
Dave Stamey, who has a knack for
juxtaposing everyday ideas with
humorous fights of fancy, or personal
recollections with heartbreakingly
lyrical turns of phrase.
Stameys latest CD, Twelve Mile Road,
contains one dozen songs that exhibit
numerous examples of his original
and highly personal observations.
Like Comfortable Shoes, which he
calls the most underrated thing in the
world. In a work reminiscent of the
folksy tunes one can hear on Prairie
Home Companion, this song uses
charming analogies that bring to mind
the life-changing influences of simple
things, like powder milk biscuits, or...
ketchup. Stamey goes as far as sug-
gesting that proper footwear could
have changed the course of human
history: If Adam had hadem in the
Garden of Eden, he might have left
that apple alone.
Dave Stameys creative talent con-
tinues to reap industry awards and
a growing fan base. Just six months
ago, the Western Music Association
named Stamey Performer of the Year
for 2011, the fifth time he has been
so honored. Also last November,
he received Readers Choice for
Best Solo Western Musician from
True West Magazine. These titles
join an already-long list of formal
accolades and unanimously enthu-
siastic reviews of Twelve Mile Road,
all of which elicited the following
response from the genuinely hum-
ble and obviously delighted Stamey,
who along with his wife and touring
partner, Melissa, responded: We
blush, and draw circles in the dirt
with the toe of our boot. But well
take it!
Barbaranos will have the opportu-
nity to hear Dave Stamey perform his
original compositions at the Carriage
and Western Art Museum on Saturday,
May 19, when he will head up a vari-
ety of entertainment at An Evening
with the Cowboys.
The cover song of Stameys newest
CD release speaks of a small Montana
hay-and-cattle operation, where
theres a mortgage and kids to be fed
out on Twelve Mile Road. The family
is hanging on to a ragged dream
and a father is described working at
everything you can by-God do to
provide for his own.
Its my fathers life from my per-
spective as a kid, said Stamey in a
recent telephone conversation. He
was dealing with the hardships of
trying to make it on a small ranch.
Daves father, who like his son now
lives in California, accompanied him
to Montana when he had a concert gig
in his former home state.
I took him back up there last
year, said Stamey. We drove out
to the old place, but it was a bit-
tersweet visit. Some of the hayfields
were still there, but most of the land
had been all chopped up into little
Even if the wide-open spaces of the
traditional West are in jeopardy (if not
gone already), the ethos of the Western
way of life is still alive and well. This
comes out in Stameys paen to his late
mentor, Jake Copass (1920-2006), a
popular cowboy poet who wrangled
at The Alisal Ranch in Solvang for
many decades.
Ours was a very joyous and intense
Dave and
Stamey on a
pack trip in
the Sierras,
one of their
favorite des-
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relationship, said Dave. I knew
Jake for four or five years before the
ten years we worked together at the
Song for Jake chronicles Copass
life, from his early days in Texas to his
final years in the Santa Ynez Valley.
Stameys poetic language is evident
in lines such as: Time comes creepin
to wipe out your tracks/But if your
trails been a good one, you dont
mind lookin back.
Performers outside the cowboy
music genre are increasingly notic-
ing Dave Stameys work. Just recent-
ly, Rodney Hayden recorded one of
Daves signature songs, Buckaroo
Man, in a country-rock style.
Its a little more raucous than what
I do, given that electric guitars and
drums are involved, laughed Stamey.
But I was tickled that Rodney record-
ed it, and its always nice to have a
cover. Im always very flattered that
someone wants to record something
Ive written, and its always neat to
hear somebody elses interpretation of
what I write.
With an increasingly demanding
concert schedule, Dave and Melissa
Stamey are logging more miles on the
road these days than they are on the
I dont even want to know how
many miles were traveling every
year, said Dave. Melissa is in charge
of that. I know its over forty thousand
but that doesnt include airlines or
rental cars.
But for Dave and Melissa Stamey,
hitting the concert trail is a sign of suc-
cess for their hard work. And as Dave
sings in All I Need is You, the latest
song he wrote for his wife, When
push comes to shove, it all comes
down to love.
Mark Your Calendar
Saturday, May 19
An Evening with the Cowboys
Carriage and Western Art Museum
129 Castillo Street
Pershing Park, Santa Barbara
This fundraiser to benefit the muse-
um is the best deal in town. Doors
open at 5:00 pm. Ticket price of $50
per person includes a BBQ dinner,
open bar (bring a designated driver!)
with all the cocktails, wine and beer
you can drink (in addition to a spe-
cialty tasting by Lucas and Lewellen
Vineyards), and live performances by
cowboy poet Gary Robertson and
singer-songwriter Dave Stamey. Well-
known Western artist Joe Milazzo,
and Bill Reynolds from Ranch and
Reata will also be featured. For addi-
tional information, contact Tom
Peterson at 737-1619, or Peter Giorgi
at 569-0731. The event is sponsored by
Community West Bank. MJ
3 10 May 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 32 The Voice of the Village
he Westmont womens basketball
team set new athletic records this
year, but the players on the 2011-
12 team say its their relationships with
their teammates that they cherish the
most. The Warriors enjoyed a 16-game
winning streak en route to its frst-
ever Golden State Athletic Conference
(GSAC) regular season championship.
The team was undefeated at home
during the season and won the GSAC
tournament championship. The
Warriors advanced to the quarterfnals
of the National Association of
Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
Division I National Championship for
the frst time. When the season ended,
the Warriors were ranked No. 4 in the
country and junior forward Tugce
Canitez was named the NAIA Player
of the Year.
Each person on the team is unique
and made the team better, says
Warrior Lisa Peterson, who graduates
May 5 with a degree in kinesiology.
There are many selfless people who
were willing to put the team first,
allowing us to succeed.
This team was dedicated not only
to excellence on the court, but to lov-
ing each other with excellence, and
thats what made it so special, says
Katie Kittle, who ends her Westmont
career scoring 1,164 points, ninth on
Westmonts all-time scorers list.
Head womens basketball coach
Kirsten Moore will always remem-
ber winning the GSAC Tournament
Championship at home against Azusa
Pacific. That was the moment that
really captured what this team and
this season were about, she says.
Our Warriors played excellent bas-
ketball and beat a strong opponent
(the defending national champions) in
a close and dramatic game. But that
night represented so much more. Our
goal all year was to be excellent every
day, not just in our basketball skills
but in our teamwork, attitude, effort,
enthusiasm, and service of one another
and the community. That night was the
culmination of all these efforts.
Led by the Westmont baseball team,
the college community and neighbors
came out in force to support the wom-
ens team. The atmosphere was electric
and our Warriors rose to the occasion.
Montecito resident Gerd Jordano
embraced the athletic departments
new Adopt-a-Warrior program, sup-
porting Kittle and inviting several
other players to her home for dinner.
Other Warrior highlights included
the team cutting down the nets in
Murchison gym after winning two
GSAC championships, excitement
about hearing the news that Coach
Moore was pregnant, and being able
to spend time with Canitez and her
parents after the team secretly flew
them to Santa Barbara from Turkey.
Commencement to
Feature Ortberg, Dreirs
Nancy Ortberg, leadership devel-
opment director at Menlo Park
Presbyterian Church, delivers
the address titled Here, There,
Now and Then at Westmonts
Commencement, which features
314 graduates, 109 with honors,
on Saturday, May 5, from 10 am to
12:30 pm at Russell Carr Field. Chad
and Ginni Dreier will receive the
Westmont Medal, which honors those
whose lives embody the principles
associated with the Christian charac-
ter of the college. Commencement is
free and open to the public, however,
there is no parking available on cam-
pus. Guests will need to park their
cars at Santa Barbara City College and
use Westmonts free shuttle service to
campus for the ceremony. MJ
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uite often, I meet many
terribly nice, exceedingly
charming folks at Caf Luna
in Summerland. One of my favorite
new friends, all 51 inches of her, is a
young lady from London named Lily.
Lily happens to live on Lillie Avenue
with her very English mum and super
American dad. It was quite an honor
to be invited to her sixth birthday
party recently, which included many
family and friends, including Beth
Goodman, who also recently settled
in Summerland along with her
darling eight-year-old quadruplets:
Laila, Cason, Barrett and Luke.
Finding a gift was easy: Now We Are
Six by A.A. Milne who most famously
penned Winnie the Pooh, seemed to be
a hit as Lily, you see, is an aspiring
writer currently at work on her frst
story (working title: I Love Dogs)
as well as an illustrated book about
mermaids. This comes as no surprise,
as lovely Lily has some very creative
genes in her DNA from her London-
bred mummy: Sara Dapra-Young.
Sara Dapra-Young, 31, studied
accessories design and product devel-
opment at London College of Fashion,
specializing in millinery (thats hats, to
you fellas reading this). She interned
for Stephen Jones, the milliner most
famous for designing the much talk-
ed about fascinators those funny
little hats worn by the Royals and
others (think Kate for amusing ver-
sions; Beatrice for more controver-
sial examples). Most memorably, and
creatively, Sara fashioned a delight-
ful crown under Jones tutelage that
landed on the cover of British Vogue.
After finishing her B.A. Hons
(honors) in product development
and accessory design for the fash-
ion industry and whilst studying
for her Masters in Art History, Sara
began working for the noted jewellery
manufacturer Simon Harrison, which
led her to a career in the jewellery
industry. For, and along with, Simon,
I created jewellery for noted British
fashion designers including Vivienne
Westwood, Ted Baker (think bulldog
cufflinks), Karen Millen (young and
trendy) and other well-known design-
ers, she told me over a cup of tea.
Lately, Sara has been busy creating a
new range of her own line of jewellery
that will be shown for the first time
in our area during a one-day trunk
show on Saturday, May 5 at jewellery
boutique Hummingbird, and at Porch,
both located on Santa Claus Lane.
One of my most challenging
assignments was re-creating a replica
of an ancient Egyptian necklace for
the British Museum. It not only took
four days to construct, but it also took
over my dining room for the entire
time! remembered Sara.
Dapra-Youngs jewellery is a
fusion of micro macram and millinery
techniques. She combines gemstones,
found objects that are engraved with
their provenance, glass components
and even fabric into her designs. Each
one-of-a-kind piece is handmade and
due to its uniqueness tends to be
conversation pieces. Her macram
chains used in necklaces and in long,
dangling earrings, are particularly
pretty and unusual.
I asked Saras biggest fan Lily to
share a few thoughts about her moth-
ers designs:
Do you wear her jewellery? I
Jeweler Sara Dapra-Young and her daughter Lily, now of Summerland
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Sometimes if she makes it for
me, Lily replied, adding, I like that
her jewellery is really pretty and you
can wear it anytime. My most favor-
ite things are the charms she puts on
some of the pieces. There are pine-
cones, snowflakes, sun charms, feath-
ers, hearts and butterflies.
Do you ever help her? I contin-
I help her all the time! Lily added
enthusiastically, If she need beads or
pliers or scissors, then I get them for
her. Or if she needs me to hold some-
thing, I do that. Its really fun helping
Oh, one more thing, Lily wanted
to tell me before we ended our con-
versation, Sometimes she borrows
library books for ideas that she cop-
ies only with prettier beads.
Good idea! I replied, as I love the
library for inspiration as well, I told
Trunk show with new jewellery designs
by Sara Dapra-Young and others includ-
ing Allison Van Wingerden, Sharyn
Iskander, Kathi Clower, Dana Miranda,
Enjil, Robin Baker, Patricia Watkins,
Zoe Ridabock, Clare Briglio takes place
Saturday, May 5th from 10 am 4 pm at
Hummingbird, 3823 Santa Claus Lane,
Carpinteria 805.684.5800.
Next door, Porch is also showcasing a
rash of jewelers in the annual jewelry trunk
show put on by both businesses. MJ
British Vogue cover from 2001 features a delight-
ful crown fashioned by Sara Dapra-Young
Time is of the essence in A Time to Keep fabric
and moonstone necklace
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some simple steps that would make a
Meatless Monday thats some-
thing everyone can do, she said,
citing facts and figures about how
much water and fuel is saved when
we dont eat meat for just one day.
Its a choice of what goes on our
plate. Thats empowering for the
One of Friesens other suggestions
didnt go over so well with the
student council, however. I sug-
gested they plant a bee garden, and
they said, Are you crazy? We will
get stung! So instead, the students
came up with the idea of planting a
garden that would attract butterflies.
Friesen agreed it was a much better
idea than the bee garden.
Activities for the other days of the
week included: students picking up
trash around campus, bringing no
waste in their lunches from home,
and walking, biking or carpooling
to school.
Its our earth and we have to take
care of it, said Natasha Feshbach,
a Crane eighth-grader who serves
on the student council and helped
develop the ideas for Earth Week.
We need to be aware about what
small, simple steps you can take to
help the environment.
Friesen, who has a son in first grade
at Crane and another younger daugh-
ter still at home, moved to Santa
Barbara from Belgium when she was
nine. She remembers being interested
in the environment at that age because
of the massive oil spills that hit Santa
Barbara in 1969, which is credited for
the start of Earth Day. The environ-
mental movement pretty much start-
ed in Santa Barbara after the oil spills,
and that must have rubbed off on me
as a child, she recalled.
After college, Friesen lived all over
the world working in the music busi-
ness, but moved back to Santa Barbara
about a decade ago. After having
kids, I got interested again in the
environment, explained Friesen, who
serves on the Los Angeles Leadership
Council for the Natural Resource
Defense Council, a nationwide envi-
ronmental action group. She has testi-
fied on behalf of that group in both
Sacramento and Washington, D.C., on
environmental issues.
Since becoming a parent at Crane
last year, she has been an active
participant on the Green Committee.
Janet has brought so much passion
and knowledge to the Earth Week
program, said Winifred Lender,
the chair of Parents For Crane, the
schools parent-teacher organiza-
tion. She has inspired the entire
Crane community to be thought-
ful and aware of how they use our
planets precious resources.
In addition to Earth Week, the stu-
dents will also hear a talk by Ed
Viesturs, the countrys foremost high-
altitude mountaineer and a personal
friend of Friesen and her husband.
Viesturs has climbed the worlds 14
highest peaks without supplemental
oxygen and has stood on top of Mount
Everest seven times. MJ
round the world, Earth Day is
celebrated one day a year, but
in Montecito this year, Crane
Country Day School took a whole week
to celebrate. Students participated
in a different consciousness-raising
activity each day: Meatless Monday,
Trash Pick Up Tuesday, Wasteless
Wednesday, Green Thumb Thursday
and Low Fuel Friday.
What I like so much about this
week is that the kids on the student
council really took over I was just
the facilitator, said Janet Friesen,
the parent who chairs Cranes Green
Committee. The students really
took it and ran with it.
Earlier this year, Friesen started
attending Student Council meetings
once a month bringing the kids
vegan pizza as a snack to help
them develop ideas for Earth Week
activities. At first, the students aimed
high maybe a little too high. They
wanted to save the rainforest. I didnt
want to disappoint them, but that
might be hard to do in one semester,
Friesen explained. So she suggested
Montecito Diary
by Julia Rodgers photos by Molly Green
Earth Week at Crane School
Julia Rodgers lives in
Montecito with her hus-
band and two young sons.
She is a former journalist
and lawyer who moved
here from Chicago eight
years ago.
In hopes of attracting butterflies, Crane students planted flowers around campus last week as part of
the schools Earth Week celebration
On the last day of Earth Week, Crane students and parents rode their bikes, walked and carpooled
to school
Amy and Aden proudly showing off their bicycles
on Low Fuel Friday
On Green Thumb Thursday, Riley helped out by
planting flowers on the Crane Country Day School
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How are you able to communicate with
all of them, and to integrate styles into a
seamless show?
It is a challenge, but I look forward
to it. The art of body language is a
common denominator, and all per-
formers count to eight, but its very
different everywhere: the intonations,
the way they hear the beats, and are
trained to move. But thats what gives
uniqueness to the choreography and
helps creates the arc of every show.
Rather than trying to reinvent the
wheel, or teach everybody a differ-
ent way, we try to integrate the styles
together and pull out the best of what
everybody has inside.
Lets talk specifically about Pop Goes
the Rock. How did you come up with the
It was Sonys idea. I took a meet-
ing three years ago with them about
Grief can take care of itself but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with Mark Twain
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mances to
pop and rock
tunes, debut-
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op Goes the Rock is the latest
show from Cirque Dreams
founder Neil Goldberg.
Chock full of music twenty-
two songs in all and based on an
imagined story of a Jack escaping
from his In the Box before he gets
popped out, the new extravaganza
boasts not only the usual array of
astonishing acrobatics, aerialists
and assorted circus artists from
all across the globe weve come to
expect from Cirque Dreams, but
live music on stage (the musicians
are also characters in the story) and
a 1970s-style laser show. Kids and
their parents are sure to be delighted.
Pop makes its Santa Barbara
debut Tuesday and Wednesday, May
8 and 9 at the Granada. Goldberg gave
us a sneak preview over the telephone
earlier this week.
Your cast comes from all over the world.
I understand you went to Eastern Europe
and Asia to find a lot of them.
Throughout the 1990s and early
2000s I was always traveling, going to
unusual places to find talent. People
laugh when they hear theres a school
of contortion in Mongolia, and vari-
ety shows in Russia, but I found a
lot of performers there. Europe is a
great place for performance artistry,
with governments that really support
it. Now with social networking, and
with our reputation, we get no less
than fifty applications or submissions
every week. And those relationships
from those seeds years ago continue
to nurture new talent and keep us
abreast of what theyre doing. Now,
were working with the government
in Ethiopia and their circus program.
The artists coming out of that region
are phenomenal.
Cirque Dreams Brings the Rock
On Entertainment
by Steven Libowitz
Steven Libowitz has
reported on the arts and
entertainment for more
than 30 years; he has
contributed to Montecito
Journal for over ten
reimagining their endless catalogue
of music in a way that could bring
older songs to newer audiences and
give a new vision to contemporary
songs. The inspiration for Pop as
much as its artistry came from my
mind really comes from the music.
And thats been much more difficult
to draw analogies between acrobats
and performances than with other
shows. In Jungle Fever, if someone
moved like a frog, we could put him
on a lily pad and create the connec-
tion. But with music its a lot different.
Were taking songs that were written
with the intent of evoking a certain
emotion. Our job was to combine that
emotion with the motion of what we
create on stage. It was challenging.
I listened to more than ten thousand
songs one of the most tasking things
Ive done in my career to whittle
it down to twenty-four. Every song
had to spark a light of imagination in
my mind, a way that I could reinvent
those lyrics and put them together
with an artist on stage. And every
song took on its own approach.
Whats the most exciting act in the
show? As in, when dont you want to go
to the bathroom?
I Want Candy at the end of Act
One. Theres a carny who actually
catches Jack and begins flipping him.
At the end hes lying on his back and
flips him on his feet, almost forty
times in a row. By number twenty
you hear the audience counting along,
by the end theyre almost always
standing up and cheering. Its hard
to believe that anyone can be twirled
and flipped and spun without hesita-
tion and pause, synchronized with the
music And the concessionaires like
that the kids go out singing I Want
Candy right at intermission.
Oh my, Ojai!
Its hard to decide what was the
most exciting part of the Mark Morris
Dance Companys appearance last
week at the Granada: The exquisite
dancing choreographed with preci-
sion and wit to the phrasing of the live
classical music, Morris acerbic, per-
haps pedantic and certainly provoca-
tive rants in the guise of an audience
Q&A session post-show in which
the expletives were exceeded only
by Morris brutal honesty about the
state of dance and confidence (some
would say hubris) he exhibited in
3 10 May 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 36 The Voice of the Village
n a year where The Artist and
Hugo slugged it out at the
Academy Awards, it makes sense
for a new musical to take a similar
look backwards at the early days of
the art form. But Montecitos Cheri
Steinkellner came up with the idea
for Hello! My Baby long before those
flms hit the screen.
Its the story of a brash young
song peddler named Mickey trying
to bust out of his fun but trying gig
pushing sheet music on the streets of
Manhattan and an equally ambitious
young factory girl named Nelly, with
whom he finds himself perfectly
matched to co-write songs as a ticket
to a better future. But as with any
romantic farce, complications ensue,
and the friends-potential lovers
become temporary enemies who also
have to deal with street thugs, tough
bosses and a heartless landlord with
a love-struck heir. A slew of Tin Pan
Alley chestnuts run throughout the
show, and are as much of a character
as any of the 20-something actual
Hello! My Baby which received
a staged reading at the Rubicon
Theatre in Ventura three years ago,
and full run-through as a student
show in the summer of 2010 had
its world premiere at the Rubicon
in late March, and now comes to the
Lobero in Santa Barbara for three
shows this weekend in the first part-
nership between the two venues.
We spoke with Steinkellner
who has earned four Emmys, three
Golden Globes, two Writers Guild
Awards, a Peoples Choice, Parents
Choice, and a BAFTA, for writ-
ing and producing TV (Cheers, The
Jeffersons, Family Ties) and co-wrote
(with husband, Bill) the musical
Sister Act now playing on Broadway)
on the cusp of the premiere.
Q. Can you fill us in on how this
whole thing got started?
A. I directed a junior high pro-
duction of Anything Goes and just
fell in love with the idea of young
people singing old songs. I decided
to go and find some of the oldest
American popular music I could to
create a new hybrid jukebox musi-
cal. The show consists of existing
music, all written before 1923, and
most of them about one hundred
years ago.
Since theyre in the public domain,
that gave me license to get cre-
ative with it. While being respect-
ful and as appropriate as possible,
I wrote additional lyrics to weave
the songs into this book, this story.
Unlike a traditional jukebox musi-
cal, where the story stops when the
songs begin, here they become book
songs by virtue of additional intro-
ductions, second verses and bridges
that are character and plot specific.
[For the story], I also wanted to
write about something happening
in the era that felt true to the music
and that time in history: the immi-
grant experience, the gangsters, the
debutantes, the youth culture that
permeated in America, particularly
in New York City. But I also wanted
to make it relevant for right now,
real fast and real funny, with lots
of stories weaving in and out, and
almost wall-to-wall music. So its a
very contemporary take on a centu-
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What is it about that period that
appealed to you?
Its all about the optimism. The
show is set in April 1912, just before
the Titanic sinks. The spirit is kind
of like that moment in the movie
when Jack takes Rose below decks;
everybody is mixing together. The
richest and most downtrodden come
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a boat to escape oppression, works
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the restricted clubs on the Upper
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by Erin Graffy de Garcia
re we lucky or what? We are
able to attract and afford
(through the sponsorship
of local philanthropists) the most
amazing and eclectic arrangement of
musical talent to our fair city. I cannot
help myself...but have to tell you of a
good sampling I experienced recently.
Upstairs at the G
She came in dressed like Annie
Hall, she sang like Rod Stewart, wise-
cracked like Fannie Bryce, and enter-
tained us like nobodys business.
We are talking about Sally Kellerman
aka Hot Lips OHoolihan from
MASH in concert as chanteuse. And
this was Upstairs at the G! as in
The evening started off with an
introduction by Granada Executive
Director Craig Springer, who
explained that he had not been long
in town when he kept hearing about
this fantastic show Sally did at SOhO
in January of 2008. He knew this was
something he would want to bring to
the Granada. And so he did (and a
big thank-you thank-you to Rob and
Prudence Sternin for being the spon-
sors of her show).
We were sitting with the ever-inter-
esting Roger and Sarah Chrisman,
a couple who are forever thinking
of innovative yet sensible ways to
improve things around town. Case
in point, Sarah, as past president of
the Granada, launched the concept of
making the Founders Room a caba-
ret for these special musical events. I
just think that idea is so dang cool as
an intimate venue and it was perfect
for this Sally soire, which I saw had
also attracted Hal Conklin, Sharon
Bifano, Tony and Marlena Handler,
Elsbeth Keen, Ken Clements, and
Wayne and Cheryl Siemens.
So, most of us attending had no spe-
cific expectations, but certainly enor-
mous curiosity. Is Sally really going to
sing? Uh, isnt she over 70?
Well, fergittabout all that. Sally was
an absolute treat. Her intriguingly var-
ied songs selections were a fearless
olio... but you knew they were all hers
because she had such a definite oeu-
vre on every air. Each song was a
surprise and she sang like she did not
care if there were five or five hundred
people in the room. Each song was a
story with an emotion thread the one
that got away or the one I had to let go.
She sang poignant songs about
all the gray areas of love, is how
our mutual friend, composer Peter
Melnick described it that night.
Breathy and hoarse, she crooned
the Look of Love, Spooky. She excelled
at the smokey throat ballads, then she
would bounce back with a sassy blues
and own that as well.
She performed one-of-a kind songs
(where did she find these?): Say
it isnt So, the passionate Damn
your Eyes, I Believe in the Lies
of Handsome Men, and Somebody
Call the Cops (written for her by
Grammy honoree Chris Caswell).
I was utterly fascinated with
a number of arrangements by her
music director-pianist Ed Martel. He
thoughtfully weaved Bacharachs
Walk on By in and out of Harry
Chapins Without You, which illu-
minated the song in a new emotional
light. Wow where did he pull that
from? It was an inspired, cerebral, and
brilliant pairing.
What can I add? Kellerman came in
as Hot Lips and left as Hot Licks... and
we were all already hungry to have
her back for more.
Swinging Away
at SOhO
And while I is at it... Wonderful after-
noon of jazz with the Santa Barbara
Jazz Society at SOhO. The multi-tal-
ented Ian Bernard was featured at
the keyboard and brought in popular
jazz/blues singer Barbara Morrison.
The place was rocking. Barbara had
staid Santa Barbara grown-ups stand-
ing, clapping and swinging their nap-
kins around their head, while finish-
ing the chorus lines sforzando voce.
Barbaras musical rapport with Ian
Bernard was intuitive and intrinsic.
Joyce Bryan probably summed it
up best when she exclaimed (to a
friend who had just pulled up a chair),
Youve gotta hear this... She goes so
well with the piano!
Joshua Bell
Bowls Them Over
Next up: the celebrated violinist
Joshua Bell with his sweet-voiced
Stradivarius performed in an all-
Beethoven concert with the Academy
of St. Martin in the Fields orchestra.
Bell was named Music Director last
year and he conducted from the chair
even in the violin concerto in which
he soloed now theres a trick.
The last piece was Beethovens
Seventh Symphony my favorite. You
think to yourself you have heard it a
million fine times, and there isnt any-
thing new or surprising to be done.
And then the Academy basically said,
in musical fashion, Well, this is how
it is supposed to be played.
And they did. Absolutely scream-
ingly tight. The dynamics from
the string sections was impressive:
they just flexed like one gigantic
muscle forte, and then sighed into a
quiet pianissimo. It was awesome to
watch and breathtaking to hear.
At the end, we just could not help
ourselves... there was a three-minute
standing ovation. When Conductor
Bell acknowledged the horn section
and then the timpanist, each section
received a huge cheer from the audi-
ence. They were rock stars.
Speaking of rock star producers,
Joshua Bell was part of UCSB Arts
and Lectures programming, which
has been simply stellar the last several
years. This year has been the crme de
la crme.
Three weeks ago, I heard Yo-Yo
Ma in a riveting presentation:
Reflections on a Life in Music a
talk that was accentuated by both
performance and videos of his life.
Then just two days after Joshua Bell,
we were back at the Granada Art
& Lectures for Steve Martin (the
wild-and-crazy-guy... oh that Steve
Martin? Yes!)
A solidly sold out concert: finger-
picking, claw-hammering, four-part
harmonizing, original song-singing,
new tune playing evening in which
banjo boy Steve performed bluegrass
with the Steep Canyon Rangers. For
the finale (or was it the encore?), they
played a traditional: Orange Blossom
Special. Did I mention he had plenty
of cracks and straight faced one-liners
(you know he could not resist being
funny along the way). MJ
Hot Lips Hoolihan was a hit. Songstress Sally Kellerman with her sponsors Rob and Prudence
Sternin Upstairs at the G! the cabaret setting in the Miller McCune Founders Room at the Granada.
3 10 May 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 38 The Voice of the Village
Shelly Lowenkopf blogs @ His
latest book, The Fiction
Lovers Companion, is
due in September.
by Shelly Lowenkopf
American Lightning in a Bottle
ny novel may be seen as an
attempt to capture the dynamics
and agendas of its characters,
along with the spirit of the time, place,
and personality of its setting.
Novelists, such as Sinclair Lewis,
Sarah Orne Jewett, Willa Cather, and
William Faulkner built their reputa-
tions on their ability to make a par-
ticular region come to life for readers
everywhere. F. Scott Fitzgerald applied
a stethoscope to the heaving chest of
the Jazz Age, then later to the film
industry of Hollywood, where we can
still hear the ironic throb of the behind-
the-scenes workings.
John Dos Passos, a prolific and pas-
sionate writer of fiction and socially
oriented nonfiction, attempted the met-
aphoric feat of capturing lightning in
a bottle with his U.S.A. Trilogy. These
were three thick, experimental novels
in which his target was the United
States, its people, society, and culture,
during the first decades of the twenti-
eth century.
Many other serious novelists, say the
late John Updike and the still flour-
ishing Louise Erdrich, attempt such
capture of our national lightning, and
how could any relevant discussion not
mention the significant body of work
produced by John Steinbeck?
Any author who sets out to paint
a large, inclusive canvas will invite
comparison with works regarded as
the American canon. Monte Schulz,
with his two previous novels, This
Side of Jordan, and The Last Rose of
Summer, has undertaken to capture the
sprawling, thriving vision of the early
decades of the last century. His latest,
The Big Town, completes his version. A
stand-alone, it may be read before the
previous two with no loss of theme, no
danger of disorientation.
Whether by accident or design,
Schulz has taken on at least Fitzgerald
and Dos Passos, possibly Lewis as
well in his choice of an era he sees as a
metaphor for the American psyche and
his attempts to capture it on paper the
way novels such as The Great Gatsby,
The Forty-Second Parallel, Babbitt, and
Elmer Gantry have done. For good mea-
sure, you could throw in the stylistic
energy and brilliance of James M. Cain
along with the populist and muckrak-
ing drive of Upton Sinclair, particularly
with his The Jungle as an indication of
where Schulz has set his sights.
Disclosure: Schulz has attended the
Santa Barbara Writers Conference as
a student, has been a workshop leader
for some years, and is now the owner.
I have been a workshop leader at the
Conference since 1980.
The most significant tool in Schulzs
kit is his arm-wrestle of the language,
syncopated tempo, and narrative drive
suggestive of the era Fitzgerald staked
out as the Jazz Age. Schulz stitches
and cobbles a fraught, intense land-
scape, assembling his equivalent of
The Bayeux Tapestry, in which Harry
Hennesey seeks the end result of
another iconic American character, the
eponymous hero of Horatio Algers
Ragged Dick. Hennesey scents after
greatness the way Wile E. Coyote pur-
sues Roadrunner.
Schulz becomes the equivalent of
Harry Hennesseys Virgil, leading him
away from his family to the big city,
there to ply his visions, steadfast in his
belief that the Great American Dream
of success beyond measure is available.
Soon, Hennesey meets Schulzs
incarnation of the Great American
Dream. Charles A. Follette, head of The
American Prometheus Corporation,
and in my view the most remarkable
character in the narrative, is an engag-
ing mixture of Babbitt, The Wizard of
Oz, and the rascally Caspar Gutman
of The Maltese Falcon. He is Horatio
Alger on steroids, offering Hennesey
a proposition that leads Hennesey to a
bleak, dark discovery.
Monte Schulz has set his sights high
and worked mightily to produce a
stylistic vehicle for achieving his goal.
How unfortunate, then, that his nar-
rative style and obvious love for lan-
guage has rocketed off, leaving most of
the characters stranded in the boarding
area, their agendas, plaints and cries
of heart dependent on Schulzs ability
to describe rather than on the char-
acters individual ability to evoke the
passions and humors Schulz so well
The Big Town is an oratorio that could
have been an opera.
Santa Barbara
Writers Conference
owner Monte
Schulzs The Big
Town is the final
part of a three-part
novel on the Jazz
Age, written for his
father, the late car-
toonist Charles M.
Ernies World
by Ernie Witham
Join Ernie this summer at his five-day humor workshop at the Santa Barbara
Writers Conference. Sign up at
The Ad Games
was on my way to the movie
theater to see The Hunger Games
when I pulled in to gas up at the
station near my house.
Are you paying too much for your
mortgage? A loud tinny voice asked.
Was this a question from God? Or
just that mysterious voice in my head
again? Good-and-Easy Brokers are
here to help.
I looked around, but except for the
rather rotund guy with the loud shirt
and the shorts stuck up his posterior
climbing into his Mercedes, no one
looked like a broker. I approached the
Let Lexus put you into the drivers
seat of a car that costs more than your
condo, a different tinny voice said.
It came from a screen above the gas
pumps. Low payments for the rest of
your life.
Quickly, it switched to images of
candy bars and snack crackers flash-
ing by then played a commercial for
a local pool cleaner: We love sucking
scum, the cheery voice said.
What the...? Gas pumps are now
non-stop advertisers? Whos brilliant
idea was this?
I tried to tune them all out but they
got louder and louder. Several were
now advertising an additive called
Vektron, which was supposed to be as
good as Techron or visa versa. Others
advertised gas station credit cards at a
low, low twenty-five percent interest
Ahhhhhhh. I stopped pumping and
hung up the nozzle.
Car wash today? it asked. No!
I jumped in and started driving
away. Mega soda? Three-hour-old
coffee? Two-pound bag of Gummie
Bears? No! No! No! Lottery tick-
ets? Surely you need lottery tickets.
Behind me I saw others trying fran-
tically to get away from the cyborg
gas pumps. I could only hope that the
hoses didnt turn into lassos.
I turned on the radio. War rages on
in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and other
places youve never been. More in
fifteen minutes after a couple dozen
brief messages from our sponsors.
I tried singing. But all I could think
of were jingles. Finally I just stuck my
head out the drivers window and
howled like a labradoodle in heat.
When I got to the theater I bought
popcorn to soothe my jangled nerves
then entered the theater, which was
already playing something. Odd.
There were twenty or so people on the
screen all smiling at dead, steaming
Come to Moby Dicks Restaurant
on Stearns Wharf. Mention this
ad and get fifteen-percent off. It
switched. Where will you bury your
loved ones? For a free death consulta-
tion call the number on the screen.
Finally an ad came on advertising
the theater advertising we were stuck
watching. Captured audiences are
our specialty.
I was about to shove popcorn
into my ears, when a voice came on
and told everyone to shut off their
phones. Several minutes later the
movie started.
It was pure pleasure for the next two
hours to watch the death, destruction
and mayhem of The Hunger Games,
held annually for the crazed television
audience in the futuristic Capitol
full of laughing, cheering residents
that looked like they all belonged at a
punk rock concert held during Mardi
I stayed for the credits, which includ-
ed more people than actually live in
North Carolina where they filmed it.
Then I headed back to my car.
I pulled eleven different advertising
flyers from under the windshield wip-
ers and tossed them into the back seat
with the fifteen from yesterday. I was
about to take off when I remembered
my phone was off.
The instant I turned it on I had three
text messages reminding me that they
were looking for mystery shoppers
in my area, had a cheap source of
Viagra, and if I needed to borrow
money just text back Yes. Im broke.
I also had a voicemail: Hello. This is
card member services with an impor-
tant message...
Thats when I threw the phone into
back seat and headed for the beach
and the peace and quiet of nature.
I pulled in and rolled down the win-
dow to listen to the surf. A bus pulled
in beside me totally blocking my view.
On the side it said: Your ad could be
If I were Katniss Everdeen I would
have shot the bus with an arrow. MJ
Finally I just stuck my
head out the drivers
window and howled like a
labradoodle in heat
3 10 May 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 39
his own work or the announcement
just the day before that Morris will be
the artistic director of the Ojai Music
Festival in 2013, the first non-musician
to ever hold the position.
What an inspired choice by Ojai to
bring Morris to the mountains next
June, where he has planned collab-
orations with an all-American cast
of musicians and composers, includ-
ing The Bad Plus, Emanuel Ax, Yoko
Nozaki, and the American String
Quartet, with music by Lou Harrison,
John Luther Adams, Samuel Barber,
John Cage, Charles Ives and others.
We cant wait.

Speaking of Ojai, the village also
figures prominently in music heard
locally this week. Aside from the
annual Storytelling Festival that occu-
pies Libbey Bowl all weekend (see
the Calendar for details), two musi-
cal acts with connections to Ojai are
appearing in town. Edward Sharpe &
the Magnetic Zeros, which is the enig-
matic band name for the collective cre-
ated and fronted by singer-songwriter
Alex Ebert, spent two months in a
family house-recording studio up in
the mountains over the winter laying
down 35 new songs, nine of which
appear on the groups new album,
Here, due later this month. Youll
likely hear many of the songs when
the Zeros hit the Santa Barbara Bowl
on Saturday, May 5, less than two
years after making their local debut at
SOhO. Perhaps the title of their first
album was prescient: Up From Below,
which boasted the mega-hit Home.
Meanwhile, Ojai resident Perla
Batalla is set to play the Cambridge
Drive Concert Series on Friday, May
4. The Grammy-nominated Mexican-
American singer-songwriter and
arranger has done several worldwide
tours as a backing singer for Leonard
Cohen, and has released an album
of Cohen covers, but has
also been making records
on her own for nearly 20
Jeff is back! Santa Barbara
leader Jeff Elliott is return-
ing to SOhO. The veteran
horn man dubbed by the
Los Angeles Times Goletas
gift to the trumpet held
down a regular gig at the
club for a number of years,
running a jazz jam every
Monday that brought in
some of the areas finest
players, but the night was
given over to touring artists, usually
jazz artists, in his absence. Now Elliot
has returned to the fold for bi-week-
ly shows back at SOhO, beginning
May 7
Wednesday, May 9 at SOhO its the
Santa Barbara debut of Benjamin
Francis Leftwich, an English sing-
er-songwriter of South African and
Australian descent Also on
Wednesday: Imagine Dragons, an
alt-rock band from Provo, Utah,
who promptly moved to Las Vegas
after winning BYUs battle of the
bands. Their debut major-label EP,
Continued Silence, came out last
Valentines Day. MJ
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ENTERTAiNMENT (Continued from page 35)
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and Ojai
resident Perla Batalla plays the Cambridge Drive
Concert Series in Goleta on Friday, May 4
Hailing from
York, England,
Francis Leftwich
makes his Santa
Barbara debut at
SOhO on May 9
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1253 Coast Village Road (969-7878)
Montecito Deli
1150 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 fat bread
made daily.
1014 #C Coast Village Road (565-0137)
Pierre Lafond
516 San Ysidro Road (565-1502)
This market and deli is a center of activity
in Montecitos 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
Cantwells Summerland Market $
2580 Lillie Avenue (969-5893)
Jacks Bistro $
5050 Carpinteria Avenue (566-1558)
Serving light California Cuisine, Jacks offers
freshly baked bagels with whipped cream
cheeses, omelettes, scrambles, breakfast bur-
ritos, specialty sandwiches, wraps, burgers, sal-
ads, pastas and more. Jacks offers an extensive
espresso and coffee bar menu, along with wine
and beer. They also offer full service catering,
and can accommodate wedding receptions to
corporate events. Open Monday through Fri-
day 6:30 am to 3 pm, Saturday and Sunday
7 am to 3 pm.
Nugget $$
2318 Lillie Avenue (969-6135)
Padaro Beach Grill $
3765 Santa Claus Lane (566-9800)
A beach house feel gives this seaside eatery its
charm and makes it a perfect place to bring the
whole family. Its new owners added a pond,
waterfall, an elevated patio with freplace and
couches to boot. Enjoy grill options, along with
salads and seafood plates. The Grill is open
Monday through Sunday 11 am to 9 pm
Slys $$$
686 Linden Avenue (684-6666)
Slys features fresh fsh, farmers market veg-
gies, traditional pastas, prime steaks, Blue Plate
Specials and vintage desserts. Youll fnd 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.
Stackys Seaside $
2315 Lillie Avenue (969-9908)
Summerland Beach Caf $
2294 Lillie Avenue (969-1019)
Tinkers $
2275 C Ortega Hill Road (969-1970)
Santa Barbara / Restaurant Row
Bistro Eleven Eleven $$
1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard (730-1111)
Located adjacent to Hotel Mar Monte, the
bistro serves breakfast and lunch featuring
all-American favorites. Dinner is a mix of tradi-
tional favorites and coastal cuisine. The lounge
advancement to the restaurant features a big
screen TV for daily sporting events and happy
hour. Open Monday-Friday 6:30 am to 9 pm,
Saturday and Sunday 6:30 am to 10 pm.
Cielito $$$
1114 State Street (225-4488)
Cielito Restaurant features true favors of
Mexico created by Chef Ramon Velazquez.
Try an antojito (or small craving) like the
Anticucho de Filete (Serrano-chimichurri mari-
nated Kobe beef skewer, rocoto-tomato jam and
herb mashed potatoes), the Raw Bars piquant
ceviches and fresh shellfsh, or taste the savory
treats in handmade tortillas at the Taqueria.
It is located in the heart of downtown, in the
historic La Arcada.
Chucks Waterfront Grill $$
113 Harbor Way (564-1200)
Located next to the Maritime Museum, enjoy
some of the best views of both the mountains
and the Santa Barbara pier sitting on the newly
renovated, award-winning patio, while enjoy-
ing fresh seafood straight off the boat. Dinner is
served nightly from 5 pm, and brunch is offered
on Sunday from 10 am until 1 pm. Reservations
are recommended.
Enterprise Fish Co. $$
225 State Street (962-3313)
Every Monday and Tuesday the Enterprise Fish
Company offers two-pound Maine Lobsters
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.
Los Agaves $
600 N. Milpas Street (564-2626)
Los Agaves offers eclectic Mexican cuisine, using
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 & fsh enchiladas,
shrimp chile rellenos, and famous homemade
mole poblano. Open Monday- Friday 11 am to
9 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9 am to 9 pm.
Mir $$$$
8301 Hollister Avenue at Bacara Resort & Spa
Mir is a refned refuge with stunning views,
featuring two genuine Miro sculptures, a top-
rated chef offering a sophisticated menu that
accents fresh, organic, and native-grown in-
gredients, and a world-class wine cellar. Open
Tuesday through Saturday from 6 pm
to 10 pm.
Olio e Limone Ristorante $$$
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 souff, pappardelle
with quail, sausage and mushroom rag, and
fresh-imported Dover sole. Wine Spectator
Award of Excellence-winning wine list. Private
dining (up to 40 guests) and catering are also
Next door at Olio Pizzeria, the Morellos
have added a simple pizza-salumi-wine-bar
inspired by neighborhood pizzerie and
enoteche in Italy. 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.
Rodneys Steakhouse $$$
633 East Cabrillo Boulevard (884-8554)
Deep in the heart of well, deep in the heart of
Fess Parkers Doubletree Inn on East Beach in
Santa Barbara. This handsome eatery sells and
serves only Prime Grade beef, lamb, veal, hali-
but, 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. MJ
3 10 May 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 41 Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising Mark Twain
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could jump the wall if they had
something the world wanted.
The other thing is that this aspect
of the era is really unexplored. We
know about newsboys who struck
the giant Pulitzer theres a show
on Broadway (up for a Tony as this is
published). But song pluggers were
everywhere, selling sheet music on
the streets, in taverns, anywhere
they could. It seemed like a really
good idea for a new musical
And its been so much fun! Billy
and I have been the luckiest when
we work on something that we real-
ly like. Whether it works or not, you
have a good time. Weve done lots
of things for career advancement
and professional reasons, but when
youre writing something you love,
it goes the best.
These are really old songs that most
people arent aware of. Why are you?
I just figured that out recently,
already three years in [with the
show]. When I was a little girl we
had a player piano with piano rolls.
I didnt even remember until I found
an old 1913 piano on Craigslist.
When I started collecting all the
songs for the show, thats when I
remembered that these are songs
that my mom and grandma would
teach us. We would sing them on car
trips. They bring up good memories.
Theyre about togetherness, and are
designed for people to be, and sing,
together And we dont hear them
enough. Whats really fun is every
time we introduce the score to a new
cast, we start hearing them singing
or humming them in the hallways
and bathrooms. When music hits
you at the right moment it stays
with you. So if we get this right, the
music gets to move forward to more
Speaking of the cast, youve got
George Wendt (Norm on Cheers) play-
ing Burt Coots.
Hes done a lot of Broadway
after Cheers: Edna in Hairspray,
and Santa in Elf, and just recently
Dean Halsey in Re-Animator in L.A.,
which got great reviews. I had this
idea of him singing Modern Major
General would be the best thing
ever. The first time I saw him doing
it I thought, How did we miss
this trick on Cheers? How did we
not ever have Norm sing Gilbert &
Will modern audiences relate to the
story? Are there lessons for today?
The main lesson comes from
the song Im Always Chasing
Rainbows when the heroine must
sit down and sing about what she
wants. Its about following your
dream. The hero, Mickey, sings
Dont chase them, paint them.
Which was a concept my daughter
Emma taught to me. You dont have
to only have a dream, you can go out
and do something about it. There are
consequences of course. But in our
show at least, it all turns out in the
Well you certainly painted yours in
those halcyon days on Cheers. What
was your favorite moment working on
the show?
We loved our Thanksgiving food
fight episode. It was the messi-
est, most fun ever. The idea really
cracked us up. Billy and I were out
at TGI Fridays, with the big square
bar in the center. It was just after
the show had aired and everybody
at the bar was talking about the
episode, quoting us back to us. We
were completely incognito. It was
so fun. That was our Dick Van Dyke
moment That episode was named
on TV Guide as one of three funniest
ever. So it was quite a peak experi-
Lets end up asking you about whats
happening with your own kids, all of
whom we got to see in local stage pro-
ductions when they were growing up.
And are you going to stay here now that
theyre all grown?
Kits in Pasadena, writing, work-
ing on two screenplays. Teddy is
starting work on his second novel.
His first, a coming-of-age story, will
be published next year. And Emma
is graduating from high school this
year, so the nest will be empty soon.
But Im choosing to ignore that
But the thought of moving out of
this house with all that weve accu-
mulated for the sixteen years weve
been here? Not gonna happen. We
love it here. Were staying.
Hello! My Baby plays 2:30 & 7:30
pm Saturday, and 2:30 pm Sunday at
the Lobero. There will be a post-show
buffet and party after the evening per-
formance. Tickets cost $24-$75. Call
963-0761 or visit

The Rubicon Theatres presentation

of Hello! My Baby at the Lobero rep-
resents a new partnership between
the organizations, but the theater
companys principals are anything
but strangers to Santa Barbara.
Artistic director James ONeil is a
third generation native who got his
start in Santa Barbara Youth Theater
and first directed during his stint as
associate producer of SBCC Theatre
Group, which is also where he met
Karyl Lynn Burns, RTCs produc-
ing artistic director and ONeils
wife. Both later acted at Ensemble
Theatre and the now-defunct Civic
Light Opera and helped co-found
the Santa Barbara Arts Alliance.
Were hoping we might be able to
develop a relationship to bring the
kinds of shows that may not other-
wise be seen in Santa Barbara, start-
ing with big musicals that havent
been produced in town since the
CLO went out of business, ONeil
explained. Were not trying to do
things that would in any way com-
pete with the companies that are
already there.
Still, all attempts at bringing live
theater to the Lobero since the CLO
left for the Granada have proved
unsuccessful, including a company
that never even got off the ground.
Is RTCs venture a better bet?
Part of the plan is to bring spe-
cific types of bigger shows that
have a built-in appeal, ONeil said.
Pointing out that about 12 percent of
audiences at the Rubicon hail from
Santa Barbara, he added, Weve
already made inroads and have
name recognition.
Hes not worried, either, about can-
nibalizing RTCs current subscribers.
I think it will be more of an audi-
ence builder. With an outlet up there,
as with our subscribers down here,
they can involve their friends and get
people who might not have experi-
ON THEATRE (Continued from page 36)
3 10 May 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 42 The Voice of the Village
Ventura Music Festival The 18th
annual festival in the seaside city used
to be called a Chamber Music Festival,
and solo or small combo classical music
is still very much at the heart of the event;
witness the centerpiece performance with
Americas pre-eminent Emerson String
Quartet on Tuesday, Saturdays recital by
Alexander Schimpf, the 2011 frst prize
winner of the Cleveland International Piano
Competition, and next Thursdays annual
Rising Star concert with 14-year-old pianist
David Fraley and 19-year-old Julliard-
trained violinist Jourdan Urbach, who
has already headlined at Carnegie Hall
and Lincoln Center. Then theres Spanish
classical guitarist Pabo Sainz Villegas,
saxophonist Federico Mondelci, and
soprano Nicole Cabell, and two Tea
& Trumpet afternoons with the Festival
Brass Quintet. But no VMF is complete
without a genre-busting entry, which this
year comes from the three-time Grammy
nominated Cuban music group Tiempo
Libre. They perform Sunday afternoon at
the Ventura College Green, and the lawn
might need to be re-sod after the show
from the band known around the world for
its joyous, sophisticated, dance-inducing
concerts of timba music a high-energy
combination of Latin jazz and traditional
Cuban. Their most recent album, My Secret
Radio, recalls their teenage years in Cuba
when they improvised antennas out of
things like aluminum foil and wire hangers
in order to catch broadcasts of American
radio coming in from Miami. WHEN: May
3-12 WHERE: Various locations in Ventura
COST: $15-$40 INFO: 648-3146 or www.
More from Cuba Chris Messner,
author of Cuba: Open from the Inside
Travels in the Forbidden Land, will be
presenting an educational and open
dialogue that includes a slide show
presentation of his images from Cuba in
a Learn over Lunch event. The fne art
photographer, struck by the raw reality
of the island nation, captured images of
the time capsule country to documents the
Cuba of today before many things about
it become folkloric as it opens its society.
A book signing will immediately follow
the presentation. WHEN: 12noon-1:30pm
WHERE: University Club, 1332 Santa
Barbara St. COST: free INFO: 966-0853
1st Thursday The Downtown
Organization has been calling this monthly
happening an art-and-culture event ever
since it began several years ago. And
theyre not kidding: theres plenty of non-
visual art facets to the three-hour escapade
on and around State Street downtown. To
wit, this month you can check out Quire
of Voyces, the dynamic a cappella group
that sings sacred choral music of the
Renaissance, who will perform at the Santa
Barbara Museum of Art. Outside on the
museums corner, City at Peace Santa
Barbara presents a collection of original
poems and monologues, highlights of their
upcoming production Echoes, premiering
at Center Stage Theater on May 17.
Speaking of echoes, Bruce Goldish, the
fabulous fnger-picking guitarist often heard
playing away on his barely amplifed
instrument aided by the acoustic confnes
of the parking lot above Marshalls,
ventures downstairs for an offcial gig on
the stores patio. Yogi May Hallowell
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Ojai Storytelling Festival After a
one-year hiatus while the venue was being
refurbished, the annual celebration of oral
tradition returns to the newly rebuilt Libbey
Bowl for its 13th edition. Bill Harley, Jim
Cogan, Kevin Kling, and Baba Jamal
Koram are among the storytellers returning
to the annual fest in the mountain village,
joined by newcomers Suzi Mama
Whaples, Beth Horner and the
Chameleons. As has been its wont in recent
years, the festival continues to expand the
boundaries of traditional storytelling, with
guest artists John Zeretzke, Patricia
Cardinali, and Street Corner Renaissance
sprinkling music, movement, theatre and plenty of mirth into the mix of old and
new styles. Theres something for all ages more than two dozen sessions in all
including special performances geared for children, and a late night caf with more
risqu tales for the adults, plus workshops for those that want to learn more about
storytelling. Harley, by the way, is a two-time Grammy winner, and the recipient of
storytellings highest honor, the Circle of Excellence; hes been heard on NPR spinning
yarns full of swamp monsters, grandmas carrying baseball bats, teachers with claws
instead of hands, bus drivers that see much more than the road, science experiments
gone awry, mothers that couldnt be fooled and fathers throwing TVs out the window.
WHEN: Thursday through Sunday WHERE: 210 South Signal Street, Ojai COST: $8-
$200 INFO: 646-8907 or

A portal to Porter
San Marcos High closes
out the spring school
musical season with its
presentation of Cole
Porters Kiss Me, Kate,
the classic show within
a show about a theatre
company trying out a
new musical based on
William Shakespeares
The Taming of the Shrew.
David Childs and Kelly Noe star as the formerly married couple starring in the
companys Shrew, with their on again-off again offstage relationship mirroring
the love/hate dynamic between their Shakespearean counterparts. Too Darn
Hot, Brush Up Your Shakespeare, and From This Moment On are among the
Porter gems in the musical, directed by theater chair David Holmes. WHEN:
7pm Thursday-Saturday, and May 10-12 WHERE: 4750 Hollister Ave. COST: $14
general, $12 students-seniors INFO: 967-4581 ext. 355 or
offers an artistic presentation of the
Chakras at prAna at Santa Barbara
Outftters. Lenore Tolegian Hughes
reads from her new novel Cups of Fortune,
at CASA Magazines offces. And there
are a couple of items in celebration
of CycleMAYnia, the monthly nod to
human-powered two-wheeled transport:
a bicycle fashion show Velo Vogue at
Casa De la Guerra, and a themed ride
on board MTDs Hybrid Bus with short
flms. Back on the visual arts front, local
artist Chris Potter displays his works
of Santa Barbara and the surrounding
coastline at Fast Frame, and SafeLaunchs
Portrait of Addition and Hope Teen Art
and Photography show hangs at Samys
Camera, and Rose Masterpol revives
abstract surrealism and automatism in
her new work in a solo show at Artamo
Gallery, to name just a few. As always,
get the complete guide and schedule
online at the DOs website. WHEN: 5-8pm
Boom or doom? UCSBs 31st
Annual Santa Barbara County Economic
Summit brings together leading U.S.
fnancial authorities to discuss the latest
assessments of the local, regional and
national economies, useful for both local
business leaders and those who simply
want to understand trends and stay ahead
of the curve. The presidents of the Federal
Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Philadelphia
and San Francisco are joined by Financial
Times U.S. managing editor and award-
winning journalist Gillian Tett (who
will present the keynote talk) as the out-
of-town experts, while UCSB Economic
Forecast Project director Peter Rupert
will deliver his annual forecast for Santa
Barbara County economics. A continental
breakfast is included in the event thats
open to the public. WHEN: 7am breakfast,
8am-12noon summit WHERE: Granada
Theatre, 1214 State Street COST: $200
INFO: 899-2222,,
893-3535 or www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.

More music from youngsters
Santa Barbara Childrens Chorus
hosts An Evening of A Cappella &
Jazz, a concert bringing together 80
young voices via several area vocal
combos and the chorus itself, with a
little help from the Santa Barbara Jazz
Collective. The concert features three
vocal groups from UCSB and an award-
winning barbershop ensemble from
Ventura, plus the Childrens Chorus all
of whom will be celebrating the human
voice in song focusing on the art of a
cappella. Between acts, Santa Barbara
Jazz Collective will keep the energy up
and fowing with upbeat instrumentals.
In keeping with the theme of Think
Globally, Sing Locally, the chorus
whose members range in age from 8-14,
will perform songs that highlight the
beauty of our world and importance of
conservation. The other groups include
male singing group Brothas from Otha
Mothas, all-female ensemble VocalMotion
and the co-ed group Naked Voices, all
from UCSB, plus barbershop harmony
heroes Pacifc Sound. WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Marjorie Luke Theatre at S.B.
Junior High School, 721 Cota St. COST:
$12 general, children 5 & under free in
advance; $15 at the door (Buy 3 get one
free applies at all times) INFO: 512-9840
Zanes-y fun for families Dan
Zanes isnt a kid himself anymore, but
his music sure appeals to the younguns.
The King of the Kiddie Rock Scene,
Zanes a veteran rock n roller who was
a longtime member of the Del Fuegos
mashes up his childrens music with smart
stuff and infectious grooves that appeal
to parents, too. Thats evidenced by the
company he keeps: Zanes latest CD Little
Nut Tree a follow-up to his Grammy-
winning Catch That Train features guests
shots from Andrew Bird, Sharon
3 10 May 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 43
ViLLAGE BEAT (Continued from page 28)
Financial Planners
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
announced this week that William
Yingst and Gregory Hogan, Financial
Advisors in the firms Wealth
Management office in Santa Barbara,
have been awarded the CFP certi-
fication. Mr. Yingst and Mr. Hogan
have worked at Morgan Stanley Smith
Barney since 1991 and 1998 respec-
The CFP designation identifies those
individuals who have met the experi-
ence and ethical requirements, have
successfully completed financial plan-
ning coursework and have passed the
CFP Certification Examination cov-
ering the following areas: financial
planning, risk management, invest-
ments, tax planning and management,
retirement and employee benefits,
and estate planning. CFP certificants
must also agree to meet ongoing con-
tinuing education requirements and
to uphold the Certified Planner Board
of Standards Inc.s Code of Ethics and
Professional Responsibility and Financial
Planning Practice Standards.
Santa Barbara
Prudential Real Estate Affiliates
recently awarded the Santa Barbara
office with the Pinnacle award, one of
the companys most prestigious acco-
lades. The Santa Barbara office was
honored with the award for ranking in
the top 10 in the U.S. for sales produc-
tion in 2011.
The Santa Barbara office was also
recognized for ranking number three
out of all of the Prudential offices in
the Western region with a minimum
of 76 agents, for sales production
through the fourth quarter of 2011.
For more information please contact
Prudential California Realtys Santa
Barbara office, 687-2666. MJ
Martyrdom covers a multitude of sins Mark Twain

So Cals car culture in art
Behind the Wheel, a new exhibition
drawn from the Santa Barbara
Museum of Arts permanent collection
of photographs, examines the
enduring love affair between Southern
Californians and their automobiles,
a relationship that has gone on for
nearly a century, ever since the worlds
frst motel opened in San Luis Obispo
back in 1925. The photos explore the psychological place of the car in Southern
California life. Whether in celebration, investigation, or incrimination, all of the
photographs depict those unique mental states that can only be produced behind the
wheel. Also, take note of the last days of another exhibition that concerns more than
one locale. The fnal day for Pasadena to Santa Barbara a selected history of
art in Southern California from 1951-69 exhibited at SBMA and the Norton Simon
closes Sunday. WHEN: Behind the Wheel Saturday through August 12 WHERE:
1130 State Street COST: $9 general, $6 seniors/students and ages 6-17, free
under 6 (donation-based on Sundays) INFO: 963-4364 or

SB MAC attack
The Music and Arts
Conservatory of Santa
Barbaras 28th Annual
Young Soloists Showcase
Concert features
exceptional young
musicians performing
with a full professional
orchestra. The soloists
pianists Michael Sikich,
Marcos Schneider, Daria Etezadi, Grace Stanton and Sophia Zheng (who
performed in her frst Young Soloists Showcase at the age of 10 and is now in the 10th
grade), and violinists Camille Miller, Andrew Horak, Sofya Prykhitko and
Joshelle Conley were chosen through an audition process and have put in many
hours of hard work and exhibited a very serious dedication to their craft, according to
Nina Bodnar, SBMACs artistic director. Conductor Avlana Eisenberg conducts a
program that features excerpts of concertos by Max Bruch, Frederick Chopin, J.S. Bach,
Richard Addinsell and others in a concert that boasts the breath of talent among local
students, on stage at the gorgeous Granada Theater, where some of the worlds fnest
orchestras and soloists have played. WHEN: 3pm WHERE: 1214 State Street COST:
$25 INFO: 899-2222 or or
Jones and the Sierra Leone Refugee
All-Stars. Always a popular attraction
here and across the country, Dan Zanes
and Friends return appearance is part
of UCSB Arts & Lectures Family Fun
Series that provides balloons, food, face
painting and family fun an hour before
show time. The Burger Bus and gourmet
cupcake truck Sweet Arleens will be also
selling food in the drop-off loop near
Campbell Hall prior to the event. WHEN:
3pm WHERE: UCSBs Campbell Hall
COST: $38 INFO: 893-3535 or www.
Film festival ending The fnal two
days of the 7th Annual Santa Barbara
Human Rights Film Festival begin tonight
with an intriguing double feature of
people facing incredibly diffcult situations.
Where Heaven Meets Hell follows the
everyday struggles and triumphs of four
of nearly 500 sulfur miners toiling inside
the active volcanic crater of Kawah Ijen
in Indonesia, while the Oscar-nominated,
Sundance award-winning Hell and Back
Again reveals the devastating impact of
war on a 25-year-old Marine sergeant
wounded in Afghanistan facing emotional
diffculties readjusting to life in the
U.S. The fnal flm pairing on Wednesday
features two documentaries addressing
concerns that weigh heavily on everyday
Americans. The Interrupters, directed
by Hoop Dreams Steve James, is
a gripping and inspiring story of three
dedicated individuals in Chicago who
try to protect their communities from the
violent behavior they once displayed
themselves. Payback Debt and the
Shadow Side of Wealth, based on the
book by Margaret Atwood, takes a
look at debt in all its forms societal,
personal, environmental, spiritual, criminal
and, of course, economic via stories
drawn from a range of contexts, from
the BP oil spill to an Albanian blood
feud between two families. WHEN: 7 &
9pm Monday and Wednesday WHERE:
UCSBs Pollock Theater COST: $10
(includes both flms and refreshments at
intermission) INFO: 893-3535 or www. MJ
ence RTC shows before to come check
us out. The hope is to grow the audi-
ence at the same time as serving it in
a different way.
One thing that will definitely grow
is the space for the actors in Hello!
My Baby to roam, as the Loberos
stage is significantly larger than the
compact proscenium back home in
These shows are great to see in a
small space, but we have to stretch
to get them on stage, ONeil agreed.
Weve got twenty-three people in
the cast and its crowded up there.
Theyre going to like having the
extra space. Wed like to do more
bigger shows, and this gives us a
chance to use all those bells and
As to what might follow Baby?
I cant answer that yet, said
ONeil. Well see how this goes
and try to find out what works.
Hopefully the partnership will be
fruitful for both of us. MJ
ON THEATRE (Continued from page 41)
Hello! My
Baby is con-
ceived and
written by
Emmy and
Golden Globe
Award win-
ner and Tony
a long-
time Santa
Barbara resi-
William Yingst
and Gregory
Hogan have been
awarded CFP cer-
3 10 May 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 44 The Voice of the Village
Romero Canyon Road
A classic Spanish-Monterey-style
home built in 1929 by local architec-
tural team Edwards and Plunkett
who designed the Arlington Theatre
is newly listed at $9.8m on Romero
Canyon Road. It offers 5 family bed-
rooms, a 2-bedroom staff wing and
a 1-bedroom guest house on over 3
ocean and mountain view acres. The
36 x 23 feet beamed ceilinged, two-
story balconied living room is impres-
Parra Grande Lane
Take Hot Springs Road towards the
mountains, make a left on Riven Rock
and the first left is Parra Grande Lane.
Here, a 4,368-sq-ft circa-1960, farm-
house-style 5-bedroom with recently
remodeled kitchen and baths enjoys a
seasonal creek and pond on 1.5 acres
and a detached art studio with full
bath, listed at $3.795m.
Wyant Road
A gated 4,000-sq-ft Mediterranean
off San Ysidro on Wyant Road is being
introduced for $3.336m. Built in 2004,
it has the feel of earlier Mediterranean
estates with beamed ceilings and an
inviting outdoor loggia. It has 3 bed-
rooms, an office and 4 fireplaces on a
mountain view acre close to Montecito
Union and the beach.
Sycamore Canyon Road
A 1960s single level 3,100-sq-ft
ranch style on a gardened acre with
fountains and stonework has just
been offered at $1.795m. It is located
on Sycamore Canyon just above East
Valley and offers 4 bedrooms and 3
baths, with the master suite enjoying
a private garden and spa.
With prices generally rolled back
by a third, cheap mortgage money
and a good selection of homes in all
price ranges, this season is going to
be extremely active and its started
already. After four long years, a more
balanced and affordable market is in
play. Should you wish to consider any
of these properties, or others you may
have your eye on, I would be pleased
to make the appropriate arrange-
ments. MJ
Gloria Easter: 805.570.0403 |
Marcy Easter: 805.453.0680 |
Jenny Easter: 805.455.6294 |
The Easters
Situated on over 1.5 acres, this stunning 3 bedroom, 2 bath Mediterranean style home exudes
elegance and style. Remodeled with top of the line upgrades, this single level home is a showcase.
Te ideal foor plan ofers abundant living space and a separate master bedroom suite. Te exterior
features many entertaining areas, a gorgeous pool and spa, sport court and custom landscaping.
With a gated private entry, panoramic mountain views and large lot, this retreat ofers the ultimate
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DRE: 00917775 | 01390523
he spring real estate market is
upon us and home sellers are
quite ready to embrace buyers
who are more active than they have been
since 2005. In fact so far this year, buyers
in Montecito bought 42% more homes
than the year before. Here are six new
properties to the market to consider.
Ladera Lane
Should you be looking for a unique-
ly designed 1-bedroom, 9,000-sq-ft
estate property with ocean and moun-
tain views in the $20m price range, set
an appointment to see this new listing
on Ladera Lane near Tollis Avenue.
Actually, this mid 80s contemporary
1 bedroom main house adjoins 4 guest
suites attached by a breezeway. The
1.5 acres estate property includes a
lagoon-style pool and magnificent
specimen trees. $19.950m.
East Mountain Drive
Take Ashley Road near Cold Spring
School to East Mountain Drive and
make a left. Soon and at the top of
a private gated drive is a stunning
eight-year-old, 9,700-sq-ft tri-level
Mediterranean style estate built in 2002.
It features 5-bedrooms, 6-baths, a pool
and nearly 6 acres with ocean, moun-
tain and city views, listed at $10.25m.
Montecito Listed
Real Estate View
by Michael Phillips
Michael is the owner-
broker of Phillips Real
Estate, and is a Montecito
Planning Commissioner.
He can be reached at
969-4569 and info@
This Mediterranean estate located on East
Mountain Drive sits on nearly six acres, boasts
ocean and mountain views, and features an out-
door spa
The two-story balconied living room in the 5-bed-
room home on Romero Canyon Road, newly
listed at $9.8m
This 5-bedroom California cottage enjoys a sea-
sonal creek and pond and is on the market for
The outdoor loggia is an impressive feature of this
3-bedroom Mediterranean home on Wyant Road,
introduced at $3.336m
This four-bedroom ranch style home on Sycamore
Canyon Road boasts a master suite that enjoys a
private garden and spa
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810 Cima Del Mundo Road 1-4pm $13,850,000 5bd/7ba Andrew Templeton 895-6029 Sothebys International Realty
1821 Fernald Point Lane By Appt. $5,950,000 3bd/3ba Ron Dickman 689-3135 Sothebys International Realty
660 El Bosque Road 1-3pm $3,995,000 3bd/4ba Daniela Johnson 453-4555 Sothebys International Realty
2749 Sycamore Canyon Road 2-4pm $3,875,000 5bd/3.5ba Marilyn Rickard 452-8284 Sothebys International Realty
655 Parra Grande Lane 2-4pm $3,795,000 5bd/4ba Maureen McDermut 695-3834 Sothebys International Realty
One Sunrise Hill Lane By Appt. $2,890,000 5bd/5.5ba Stefani Taliaferro 448-1867 Sothebys International Realty
1344 School House Road 2-4pm $2,750,000 4bd/3.5ba Katinka Goertz 708-9616 Sothebys International Realty
1119 Alston Road By Appt. $2,250,000 LOT Wade Hansen 689-9682 Village Properties
1141 Summit Road 1-4pm $1,895,000 3bd/2ba Andrew Petlow 680-9575 Sothebys International Realty
130 Hermosillo Road 2-4pm $1,725,000 3bd/3ba Caroline Santandrea 452-0212 Sothebys International Realty
90 Humphrey Road By Appt. $1,695,000 4bd/3ba Stu Morse 705-0161 Goodwin & Thyne
555 Mountain Drive 1-4pm $1,620,000 4bd/3.5ba Ron Dickman 689-3135 Sothebys International Realty
1053 Camino Viejo 2-4pm $1,475,000 4bd/3ba Ron Madden 284-4170 Village Properties
548-B San Ysidro Road 12-3pm $899,000 2bd Elisa Atwill 705-9075 Coldwell
544-B San Ysidro Road 1-4pm $875,000 2bd/1ba Ed McAnif 319-1980 Sothebys International Realty

810 Cima Del Mundo Road 1-4pm $13,850,000 5bd/7ba Andrew Templeton 895-6029 Sothebys International Realty
1821 Fernald Point Lane By Appt $5,950,000 3bd/3ba Ron Dickman 689-3135 Sothebys International Realty
935 Park Lane 2-4pm $4,750,000 4bd/4.5ba Pat Saraca 560-9951 Harbor View Real Estate
660 El Bosque Road 1-4pm $3,995,000 3bd/4ba John Holland 705-1681 Sothebys International Realty
1444 School House Road 12-4pm $3,486,000 5bd/5ba Wilson Quarre 680-9747 Sothebys International Realty
1344 School House Road 2-4pm $2,750,000 4bd/3.5ba Katinka Goertz 708-9616 Sothebys International Realty
1330 Pepper Lane 1-5pm $2,750,000 3bd/3.5ba Marcel Fraser 969-3943 Marcel P. Fraser REALTORS
791 Via Manana 2-4pm $2,299,000 3bd/3ba Barbara Green 452-9003 Sothebys International Realty
763 Ashley Road 2-5pm $2,295,000 6bd/5ba Team Scaborough 331-1465 Prudential California Realty
1119 Alston Road 1-4pm $2,250,000 LOT Wade Hansen 689-9682 Village Properties
650 Randall Road 2-5pm $1,995,000 3bd Edna Sizlo 455-4567 Coldwell
1141 Summit Road 1-4pm $1,895,000 3bd/2ba Tobias Hildebrand 895-7355 Sothebys International Realty
130 Hermosillo Road 2-4pm $1,725,000 3bd/3ba Vivienne Leebosh 689-5613 Sothebys International Realty
90 Humphrey Road By Appt. $1,695,000 4bd/3ba Stu Morse 705-0161 Goodwin & Thyne
714 Alston Road 1-4pm $1,495,000 4bd/4ba Marsha Kotlyar 565-4014 Prudential California Realty
655 Coyote Road 1-4pm $1,475,000 3bd/2.5ba John Comin 689-3078 Prudential California Realty
1053 Camino Viejo 1-4pm $1,475,000 4bd/3ba Jim Witmer 448-3921 Village Properties
733 El Rancho 2-5pm $1,450,000 3bd Joan Wagner 895-4555 Coldwell
618 Orchard Avenue By Appt $1,095,000 3bd/3ba Robert Heckes 637-0047 Sothebys International Realty
3 10 May 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 46 The Voice of the Village
Business/Life Planning Workshop-
Sunday, May 20th 2:30-6:30 Cost $95.
Facilitated by Andrea Dominic, Inspirational
Coach & Founder of The Business Intensive.
Call Tobias to RSVP or more info 805.895.7355
Classic Oriental carpet 101 x 132. Dark reds.
Valued at $4000 (Rugs and More) Will let go for
$2000. 805 892-2329
Two Western saddles for sale. One show with
silver $800 & one youth saddle which can also
be used by small adult $350.
Help wanted in fnding an old 1929-70 Ford,
Buick, VW, Packard, MBZ, Cadillac, RR or
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Gift certifcates available. Laura Mancuso,
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subconscious energy patterns and free your
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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 clients needs.
Our caregivers can
provide transportation,
housekeeping, personal assistance and much
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Data entry, Outbound calling, Email
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Charming, private studio. Beautiful garden patio.
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Lg 2bd,2bth furn. feld facing polo condo for rent
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Lots of closet space. 3rd f. sm pet ok. $5000/
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3 10 May 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 47 Noise proves nothing; often, a hen that has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid Mark Twain
BID NO: 4901
Sealed proposals for Bid No. 4901 the Las Canoas Water Main
Replacement Project will be received in the Purchasing Offce, 310 E.
Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101, until 3:00 p.m., Thursday,
May 17, 2012 to be publicly opened and read at that time. Any bidder who
wishes its bid proposal to be considered is responsible for making certain
that its bid proposal is actually delivered to said Purchasing Offce. Bids
shall be addressed to the General Services Manager, Purchasing Offce,
310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California, and shall be labeled, LAS
The work includes all labor, material, supervision, plant and equipment
necessary to replace the existing water main and associated appurtenances
on Las Canoas Road per the project plans and specifcations. The
Engineers estimate is $3,000,000 . Each bidder must have a Class A
license to complete this work in accordance with the California Business
and Professions Code. Each bidder shall also have no less than three (3)
years experience in the magnitude and character of the work bid and shall
demonstrate three (3) project completed in the last fve (5)years.
The plans and specifcations for this Project may be viewed online at
CyberCopys Website ( under the City Of Santa
Barbara Plan Room. To obtain a copy of the plans and specifcations for
this Project and become a registered plan holder, download a Bid Package
Request Form from the City Of Santa Barbara Plan Room site above
by clicking on the Project or by calling Alex Gaytan, CyberCopy Shop
Manager, at (805) 884-6155. The Citys contact for this project is Project
EngineerCarson Wollert, Project Engineer , 805-564-5376.
Project Addendum notifcations will be issued through
Although Ebidboard will fax and/or email all notifcations once they are
provided contact information, bidders are still responsible for obtaining all
addenda from the Ebidboard website or the Citys website at: http://www.
Bidders are hereby notifed that pursuant to provisions of Section 1770,
et seq., of the Labor Code of the State of California, the Contractor shall
pay its employees the general prevailing rate of wages as determined by
the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations. In addition, the
Contractor shall be responsible for compliance with the requirements
of Section 1777.5 of the California Labor Code relating to apprentice
public works contracts.
Per California Civil Code Section 3247, a payment bond in the amount of
100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder for bids
exceeding $25,000. The bond must be provided within 10 calendar days
from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work.
The proposal shall be accompanied by a proposal guaranty bond in the
sum of at least 10% of the total amount of the proposal, or alternatively by a
certifed or cashiers check payable to the Owner in the sum of at least 10%
of the total amount of the proposal.
A separate performance bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will
be required from the successful bidder. The bond must be provided within
10 calendar days from the notice to award and prior to the performance
of any work.
The City of Santa Barbara hereby notifes all bidders that it will
affrmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this
advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full
opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not
be discriminated against on the grounds of race, creed, color, national
origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, political affliations or beliefs, sex,
age, physical disability, medical condition, marital status or pregnancy
as set forth hereunder.


William Hornung, C.P.M.
PUBLISHED DATES May 2 and May 9, 2012
Montecito Journal
(Rev. 5/18/11)
The following person(s) is/
are doing business as: BB
Investing, 25 E. Anapamu
Street, 3rd Floor, Santa
Barbara, CA 93101. Brien
Beach, 25 E. Anapamu Street,
3rd Floor, Santa Barbara, CA
93101. Chase Muller, 1512
Mimosa Lane, Santa Barbara,
CA 93108. This statement
was fled with the County Clerk
of Santa Barbara County on
April 24, 2012. This statement
expires fve years from the date
it was fled in the Offce of the
County Clerk. I hereby certify
that this is a correct copy of
the original statement on fle in
my offce. Joseph E. Holland,
County Clerk (SEAL) by
Joshua Madison. Original FBN
No. 2012-0001231. Published
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012.
following person(s) is/are doing
business as: The Joshua
Esquivel Fund, 3870 Jupiter
Avenue, Lompoc, CA 93436.
Lanitta Marie Gehrts, 3870
Jupiter Avenue, Lompoc, CA
93436. This statement was
fled with the County Clerk
of Santa Barbara County on
April 4, 2012. This statement
expires fve years from the
date it was fled in the Offce
of the County Clerk. I hereby
certify that this is a correct
copy of the original statement
on fle in my offce. Joseph E.
Holland, County Clerk (SEAL)
by D Ruiz. Original FBN No.
2012-0001052. Published
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012.
following person(s) is/are
doing business as: Regalado,
318 Elizabeth Street, Santa
Barbara, CA 93103. Alma
Regalado, 318 Elizabeth
Street, Santa Barbara, CA
93103. This statement was
fled with the County Clerk
of Santa Barbara County on
April 13, 2012. This statement
expires fve years from the date
it was fled in the Offce of the
County Clerk. I hereby certify
that this is a correct copy of
the original statement on fle in
my offce. Joseph E. Holland,
County Clerk (SEAL) by
Joshua Madison. Original FBN
No. 2012-0001140. Published
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012.
following person(s) is/are
doing business as: Liberty
Access Technology, 1482
East Valley Road, Suite 329,
Santa Barbara, CA 93108.
Liberty Plugins, Inc., 1482
East Valley Road, Suite 329,
Santa Barbara, CA 93108.
This statement was fled with
the County Clerk of Santa
Barbara County on April 23,
2012. This statement expires
fve years from the date it
was fled in the Offce of the
County Clerk. I hereby certify
that this is a correct copy
of the original statement on
fle in my offce. Joseph E.
Holland, County Clerk (SEAL)
by Miriam Leon. Original FBN
No. 2012-0001224. Published
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012.
following person(s) is/are doing
business as: Go Fore Golf,
1416 Robbins Street, Santa
Barbara, CA 93101. Andrew
Howie, 1416 Robbins Street,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
Mark McWilliams, 1416
Robbins Street, Santa Barbara,
CA 93101. This statement was
fled with the County Clerk
of Santa Barbara County on
April 26, 2012. This statement
expires fve years from the date
it was fled in the Offce of the
County Clerk. I hereby certify
that this is a correct copy of
the original statement on fle in
my offce. Joseph E. Holland,
County Clerk (SEAL) by
Melissa Mercer. Original FBN
No. 2012-0001268. Published
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012.
The following person(s) is/
are doing business as: A
Peaceful Light, Peacefight,
Inc., Matrix of Energetic
Healing, The Enlightened
Beginner, Matrix Santa
Barbara, 3053 Samarkand
Drive, Santa Barbara, CA
93105. Peacefight, Inc.,
3053 Samarkand Drive,
Santa Barbara, CA 93105.
This statement was fled with
the County Clerk of Santa
Barbara County on April 19,
2012. This statement expires
fve years from the date it
was fled in the Offce of the
County Clerk. I hereby certify
that this is a correct copy
of the original statement on
fle in my offce. Joseph E.
Holland, County Clerk (SEAL)
by Kathy Miller. Original FBN
No. 2012-0001189. Published
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012.
following person(s) is/are
doing business as: Starco,
3999 Via Lucero #C10, Santa
Barbara, CA 93110. Erick
Savaivongthong, 7622
Rochester Way, Goleta, CA
93117; Xing Xing, 3999 Via
Lucero #C10, Santa Barbara,
CA 93110. This statement
was fled with the County Clerk
of Santa Barbara County on
April 12, 2012. This statement
expires fve years from the
date it was fled in the Offce
of the County Clerk. I hereby
certify that this is a correct
copy of the original statement
on fle in my offce. Joseph E.
Holland, County Clerk (SEAL)
by Kathy Miller. Original FBN
No. 2012-0001127. Published
April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2012.
following person(s) is/are
doing business as: Bulla Lulla
Music, Chameleon Music
Libraries, Producers Music
Library, West Valley Music,
East Valley Music, 1323
East Valley Road, Montecito,
CA 93108. Jelinda Music
Productions, Inc., 1323 East
Valley Road, Montecito, CA
93108. This statement was
fled with the County Clerk
of Santa Barbara County on
April 16, 2012. This statement
expires fve years from the
date it was fled in the Offce
of the County Clerk. I hereby
certify that this is a correct
copy of the original statement
on fle in my offce. Joseph E.
Holland, County Clerk (SEAL)
by Kathy Miller. Original FBN
No. 2012-0001159. Published
April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 2012.
following person(s) is/are doing
business as: Realty Gifts
Company, 140 La Vereda
Road, Santa Barbara, CA
93108. Endeavour IV, 140 La
Vereda Road, Santa Barbara,
CA 93108. This statement
was fled with the County Clerk
of Santa Barbara County on
April 6, 2012. This statement
expires fve years from the
date it was fled in the Offce
of the County Clerk. I hereby
certify that this is a correct
copy of the original statement
on fle in my offce. Joseph E.
Holland, County Clerk (SEAL)
by Kathy Miller. Original FBN
No. 2012-0001081. Published
April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 2012.
The following person(s) is/
are doing business as: AG
Seafood, 2315 Varley
Street, Summerland, CA
93067. Mailing address: PO
Box 1376, Summerland, CA
93067. Geir Nilsen, 2315
Varley Street, Summerland,
CA 93067. This statement was
fled with the County Clerk
of Santa Barbara County on
April 13, 2012. This statement
expires fve years from the
date it was fled in the Offce
of the County Clerk. I hereby
certify that this is a correct
copy of the original statement
on fle in my offce. Joseph E.
Holland, County Clerk (SEAL)
by Miriam Leon. Original FBN
No. 2012-0001137. Published
April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 2012.
following person(s) is/are
doing business as: Movement
Academy, 538 Woodleaf Lane,
Goleta, CA 93117. Michael
Luan Chiropractic Corp.,
538 Woodleaf Lane, Goleta,
CA 93117. This statement was
fled with the County Clerk
of Santa Barbara County on
April 4, 2012. This statement
expires fve years from the
date it was fled in the Offce
of the County Clerk. I hereby
certify that this is a correct
copy of the original statement
on fle in my offce. Joseph E.
Holland, County Clerk (SEAL)
by Miriam Leon. Original FBN
No. 2012-0001048. Published
April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 2012.
following person(s) is/are
doing business as: Staysea
Mermaid, 1469 S. Jameson
Lane, Santa Barbara, CA
93108. Stacey Nicole Rook,
1469 S. Jameson Lane, Santa
Barbara, CA 93108. This
statement was fled with the
County Clerk of Santa Barbara
County on April 5, 2012. This
statement expires fve years
from the date it was fled in
the Offce of the County Clerk.
I hereby certify that this is a
correct copy of the original
statement on fle in my offce.
Joseph E. Holland, County
Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa
Mercer. Original FBN No.
2012-0001060. Published
April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 2012.
CASE No. 1385840. To all
interested parties: Petitioner
Sergio Alejandro Orozco-
Martinez fled a petition with
Superior Court of California,
County of Santa Barbara,
for a decree changing name
to Alejandro Amaya. 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 fle 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 fled,
the court may grant the petition
without a hearing. Filed April
16, 2012 by Terri Chavez,
Deputy Clerk. Hearing date:
May 24, 2012 at 9:30 am in
Dept. 6, 1100 Anacapa Street,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
Published 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23.
CASE No. 1397012. To all
interested parties: Petitioners
Rachel and Michael
Ramsey fled a petition with
Superior Court of California,
County of Santa Barbara, for a
decree changing name of child
Zachary Magnus Ramsey to
Magnus Zachary Franklin
Ramsey. 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 fle 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
fled, the court may grant the
petition without a hearing. Filed
April 23, 2012 by Terri Chavez,
Deputy Clerk. Hearing date:
June 21, 2012 at 9:30 am in
Dept. 6, 1100 Anacapa Street,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
Published 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23.
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