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Montecito Jazz Great Charles Lloyd teams up with Greek Sensation Maria Farantouri for historic concert this weekend at the Lobero
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The BEST things in life are FREE 12 – 19 April 2012 Vol 18 Issue 15 Real Estate Four homes priced at just under $3 million look like Best Buys to Mark Hunt, p. 37 Coming & Going Opening Night sold out for Dos Pueblos High School’s debut of Disney’s Tarzan, The Musical, p. 25 Village Beat Cota Lane home completely gutted by fire; six engines and a chopper contain damage, p. 20 THIS WEEK IN MONTECITO, P. 10 • CALENDAR OF EVENTS, P. 40 • MONTECITO EATERIES, P. 42 The Voice of the Village SSINCE 1995S VP Joe Biden coming to Montecito for Obama 2012 election fundraiser; Christopher Lloyd puts rebuilt Montecito home on market for $6.45 million, p. 6 Mineards Miscellany 93108 OPEN HOUSE DIRECTORY P.44 THE SaxOPHONIST & THE SINgER Montecito Jazz Great Charles Lloyd teams up with Greek Sensation Maria Farantouri for historic concert this weekend at the Lobero (story on page 32) 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 2 • The Voice of the Village • 'Villa La Quinta' ~ One of Montecito's 7 Crown Jewels Offered at $19,500,000 Italian Country Home in Cima del Mundo Newly Offered at $13,850,000 Channel Drive Contemporary Offered at $19,950,000 Channel Drive Ocean View Contemporary Offered at $19,950,000 Agents are calling this “Montecito’s best buy!” Offered at $5,950,000 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 3 Saladino Villa $22,000,000 Mountain View Birnam Wood $3,499,000 Spectacular Ocean & Mountain Views... 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SBPOLO.COM CALL (805) 684-6683 FOR SANTA BARBARA’S BEST MEMBERSHIP VALUE! on! sbp04068_Ad_Tennis_MJ_FNL2.indd 1 2/14/12 2:58 PM 5 Editorial Tom Purcell yearns for the days of simpler – and lower – taxes 6 Montecito Miscellany Vice President to visit; racing driver Patrick Lindsey’s success; SB Polo Club season kicks of soon; Corinna Gordon’s birthday bonanza; frst sale of Huguette Clark’s apartments; Rescue Mission Easter Feast; Oprah’s candid interview; Christopher Lloyd’s house on market; Eve Briere launches new book; Yo-Yo Ma speaks at Granada; Chamber Orchestra concert; Festival Ballet performance; royal anniversary coming up; remembering Mike Wallace; sightings 8 Letters to the Editor Steve Gowler clears things up; Daniel Seibert notices the (lack of ) roundabout landscaping; Joan Price defends the Y’s plans; Darlene Bierig and Jane Dyruf praise J’amy Brown’s civics lesson; Paull E. Rubin applauds Joanne Calitri; Kevin Snow gives kudos to Kelly Mahan 10 This Week in Montecito Carpinteria Greenhouse Tour; Prom Dress Boutique opens; Kids Draw Architecture event; Sedgwick Reserve hikes; Earth Day activities; Wildlife Sanctuary Awards; Peter Neushul’s surf discussion; CALM Silent Gala; MBAR meets; Peter Hatch discusses book; Westmont concert; annual meeting at Montecito Library; MUS school board meeting; Lotusland lecture; student composer concert at Westmont; lecture and luncheon at Doubletree; Saks & the City event; botanical drawing class; skills and awareness class; YMCA triathlon; ongoing events Tide Guide Handy guide to assist readers in determining when to take that walk or run on the beach 12 Village Beat Montecito Association Board meeting; home on Cota Lane destroyed by fre; architect Marsha Zilles retires from board; May Madness is approaching; beneft concert at Crane; sherif promotion ceremony; Marco Farrell now on International Chiari Association Board of Directors; Carpinteria Aquatics update 14 Seen Around Town Carpinteria Girls Inc. annual Women of Inspiration luncheon; Antioch University ribbon- cutting; Arts Fund reception 20 Sheriff’s Blotter Black bear seen in Cold Spring Road area; unoccupied vehicle catches fre on Schoolhouse Road 22 Library Corner David Chubb visits the library to discuss dog behavior and impact on human stress levels 24 Our Town YMCA preschoolers on the hunt for eggs 25 Coming & Going Dos Pueblos High School presents Tarzan, The Musical complete with music by Phil Collins 26 The Way It Was “Regular guy” King Albert of Belgium spent his time in Santa Barbara hiking, swimming at Miramar, and riding Uhlan the horse 29 Fit Wise Why we eat is as important as what we eat Coup de Grace Grace ponders the disappearance of Maude, the mysterious feline 32 On Music Maria Farantouri joins Charles Lloyd at Lobero for last Jazz at the Lobero concert of the season 33 On Entertainment Lucidity Festival comes to Live Oak Camp; SB Dance Alliance presents BASSH; Creditors at Ensemble Teatre; pop acts around town 35 Seniority Ventura British Brass makes SB debut at beneft concert for Center for Successful Aging 36 Your Westmont Annual senior show; crowds head to Westmont for “Días de México: A Family Festival” 37 Real Estate Mark Hunt chooses his four best buys under $3 million 40 Calendar of Events Kronos Quartet returns; Radiohead plays the Bowl; art openings around town; SBMA Nights Atelier event; State Street Ballet grand fnale; Camerata Pacifca concert; UCSB Dance students perform; ZooZoo family show at UCSB; SBCC Teatre open house; Speaking of Stories performance; Ballet du Grand Téâtre de Genève at Granada; Seoul Philharmonic’s SB debut; National Teatre Live season ends 42 Guide to Montecito Eateries Te most complete, up-to-date, comprehensive listing of all individually owned Montecito restaurants, cofee houses, bakeries, gelaterias, and hangouts; others in Santa Barbara, Summerland, and Carpinteria too 43 Movie Showtimes Latest flms, times, theaters, and addresses: they’re all here, as they are every week 44 93108 Open House Directory Homes and condos currently for sale and open for inspection in and near Montecito 45 Classifed Advertising Our very own “Craigslist” of classifed ads, in which sellers ofer everything from summer rentals to estate sales 46 Local Business Directory Smart business owners place business cards here so readers know where to look when they need what those businesses ofer 47 Legal Advertisements INSIDE THIS ISSUE 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 5 I don’t like to repeat gossip… so listen carefully… – Richard Mineards Building Peace of Mind Building Peace of Mind Building Peace of Mind Building Peace of Mind Building Peace of Mind Building Peace of Mind Building Peace of Mind Building Peace of Mind Building Peace of Mind Building Peace of Mind Building Peace of Mind Awa r d Wi n n i n g B u i l d e r s S i n c e 1 9 8 6 GIFFIN & CRANE GE NE R A L C ONT R A C T OR S , I NC Vi si t Our Websi te www. Gi ffi nAndCrane.com Phone (805) 966-6401 License 611341 gcr03785_MJ_2011_52weeks_FNL2.indd 15 2/22/11 3:08 PM Guest Editorial My Father’s 1959 Tax Return I stumbled upon my father’s 1959 income tax return a few years ago. How I long for the simplicity he enjoyed when he fled that year’s taxes. For 1959, my father paid a measly 5% in federal taxes, even though his name wasn’t Rockefeller. How did he do it? It was easy. For a year when the top income tax rate was 91%; President Kennedy would slash rates a few years later, deductions were many. Even middle-class people like my dad enjoyed their fair share of perks. He was a heavy smoker then – who wasn’t? – and was able to deduct every penny he paid in cigarette taxes. He was able to deduct every penny he paid in gasoline taxes. If we had such a perk now, the federal government would go broke (that is, more broke than it is now). And he was able to deduct every penny he paid in state sales tax in Pennsylvania, another wonderful perk that would save the average Pennsylvanian a boatload in federal taxes every year. He took a $600 tax deduction for each of his two dependents, my sisters Kathy and Krissy – a lot of dough relative to his income. For 2011, the deduc- tion for each dependent is $3,750. On paper that is six times what my father got in 1959, but if properly adjusted for inflation it should be about $5,000 today. Here’s one that grabbed my attention: In 1959, he paid only 2.5% of his income toward FICA (then, Social Security; now, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid). Now, aside from a temporary two-percentage-point FICA tax break, the average employee pays 7.65% and his or her employer kicks in another 7.65%. I, being self-employed, have the pleasure of paying the full 15.3% myself. Despite the two-percentage-point break for 2011, I will write out a siz- able check to bring current the more than $12,000 in FICA contributions I am on the hook for. In any event, my father had his fair share of simple deductions in 1959, which helped offset his federal taxes. That helped him keep his total federal tax tab at a measly 5%. Better yet, his tax form was one sheet of paper printed on both sides. He had no calculator, nor did he need one. He did a test run in pencil on one copy of the form, then finalized a second in ink and mailed it in; he always got a refund. Which is why I long for the simplicity he enjoyed back then. In 1959, the federal tax code was about 15,000 pages. Today, it is more than 70,000 pages. Unlike my father, who was able to calculate his taxes quickly, I spend days getting mine in order, so I can hand them off to my CPA, so he can tell me I owe lots more than I feared I would. This year, after all my deductions for business and pain and suffering – including the agitations of owning a few rental properties and investing a boatload of dough renovating one – I will pay about 25% of my gross income in federal, state and local taxes. I consider myself extremely lucky at that rate. Still, as April 17 approaches (April 15 falls on a Sunday this year), I look back fondly on 1959. I didn’t pay a dime in taxes that year. I didn’t waste a moment getting hundreds of receipts in order and panicking when my CPA told me what I owed. I wasn’t born until 1962. •MJ by Tom Purcell 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 6 • The Voice of the Village • A Visit From The Vice President Monte ito Miscellany by Richard Mineards Richard covered the Royal Family for Britain’s Daily Mirror and Daily Mail before moving to New York to write for Rupert Murdoch’s newly launched Star magazine in 1978; Richard later wrote for New York magazine’s “Intelligencer”. He continues to make regular appearances on CBS, ABC, and CNN, and moved to Montecito five years ago. B atten down the hatches! The Vice President of the United States is coming to town. Joe Biden, 69, will be making his first official visit to our rarefied enclave on April 20, parking the distinctively col- ored blue and white Boeing 757, Air Force 2, at Santa Barbara Airport, I can exclusively reveal. No doubt having had some advice from President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, who, I learn, spent their honeymoon in our Eden by the Beach, Biden will be spending much of his day attending a stellar event hosted by Nancy Koppelman, a mem- ber of the president’s National Finance Committee, and her husband, Larry. Rather than being at the Koppelman’s oceanside manse, a tiara’s toss or two from Butterfly Beach, a top secret location has been chosen for the boffo bash, given the Secret Service considers their home “too exposed” security-wise. The party will not be on the scale of the celebrity-filled fundraiser TV talk show titan Oprah Winfrey threw for then-presidential candidate Obama at her 42-acre Montecito estate in September 2007, but members of the Democratic elite will undoubtedly be in attendance, as well as a number of bold faced names. Stay tuned... And They’re Off Montecito racing driver Patrick Lindsey is on a roll. Patrick, 29, a New York stock bro- ker, who drives a Porsche for Santa Barbara-based Horton Autosport in the Grand-Am Rolex GT series, had a successful year in 2011 driving a Hawk Performance Corvette in the Pirelli World Challenge GT, scoring four top five places and winning two. “My goal is to run a successful sports car racing team here in the U.S.,” says Patrick, son of Jim and Joan Lindsey, who splits his time between Manhattan and our tony town. “We can bring exposure and busi- ness-to-business opportunities for our sponsors. Secondarily, we can bring publicity to nonprofit groups that are of particular interest to us, such as Young Life in my case. “Teaming up with my brother- in-law, John Horton, was a goal all throughout this past year. John and I had worked together previously in World Challenge, the premier North American sports car sprint racing series. “We are both very competitive peo- ple who think outside the box, thus we tend to find an optimized car setup faster than our competitors. We both take pride in the fact that we often have just a fraction of the budget of our competitors, yet constantly out- perform them.” Patrick, who graduated from Pepperdine in Malibu and has been racing for eight years, says countless hours have been spent in the team’s Santa Barbara shop on the develop- ment of the new Porsche. “Those hours have paid off,” he says. “Unfortunately, in our last race, the teething pains of a new car showed MISCELLAnY Page 184 Vice President Joe Biden to visit Montecito Patrick Lindsey revs up for success 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 7 Sunday Brunch Spectacular Views All Things Local at Miró Joi n us ever y Sunday f or our Sant a Barbara Brunch f eat uri ng al l t hi ngs l ocal . Each week we wi l l f ocus on al l t hat Sant a Barbara has t o of f er f resh f rom t he f arm, l ocal vi neyards and breweri es t o our t abl es wi t h spect acul ar vi ews of t he Gavi ot a Coast . 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Please send all such correspondence to: Montecito Journal, Letters to the Editor, 1206 Coast Village Circle, Suite D, Montecito, CA. 93108. You can also FAX such mail to: (805) 969-6654, or E-mail to jim@montecitojournal.net LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Safe and Attractive Routes To Wherever S orry if my letter (“Professor Willis’s Wiles” MJ # 18/14) was confusing. I was writing about two totally sep- arate safe trails and my rambling writ- ing style conflated the two. The Paul Willis trails are located on the Westmont campus and connect through the little canyons on campus, which allows kids from the Circle Drive-Westmont Road area to walk through Westmont safely using his series of trails. There is also a riparian zone reha- bilitation going on within the canyons that some people might find interest- ing. The little trail in the picture at the corner of Sycamore Canyon and Barker Pass was done by my company at the direction of Tom Mosby of the Montecito Water District. The goal of the Water District was to screen the pump house using water-wise materials and addition- ally to provide safe access to the cross- walk and up Barker Pass. My goal was to make the path work well, and look natural. Steve Gowler Montecito PS: I hope I didn’t embarrass Paul Willis too badly... (Editor’s note: No worries; both Dr. Willis’s trails on the Westmont campus and your work at Sycamore Canyon and Barker Pass should encourage all residents to create their own “natural” and attrac- tive “safe routes” to wherever – TLB) Untended Roundabout Plants I took these photos recently regard- ing the landscaping at the Hot Springs-Old Coast Highway-Coast Village Road roundabout. Forgive me for saying so, but it looks awful. I’m not a huge fan of ornamental grasses and this design is more or less dead ornamental grasses. And lots of living weeds. Having worked as a gardener for the past two decades I can say with authority that this area needs new gardeners. The first photos are of the landscape islands on Hermosillo Drive. It just so happens that I planted these areas about eight or nine years ago. John Crandall did the design and I was working for him at the time. He used some succulents, rosemary, ceanothus, flax, roses, and Western Redbud trees. Almost all the plants are still alive and doing well. I only took three photos of the roundabout area and I didn’t shoot the areas that are really bad. Like the circle. It has giant weeds in it. This seems out of place in Montecito, with so many beautiful homes and estates. Daniel Seibert Montecito (Editor’s note: Caltrans regularly miss- es opportunities to put in irrigation drip lines and to maintain them after plant- ings have been established. Perhaps your photos will help stir some landscaping activity over there – TLB) In Defense of the Y’s Plan In response to recent letters to the editor, as Executive Director of the Montecito YMCA, I would like to explain some of the survey research that the Y has conducted before begin- ning our renovation plans. Over the past five years, since we completed The plants installed in the traffic-calming device built (and paid for by the street’s residents) on Hermosillo Drive nearly a decade ago still thrive, thanks to neighbors’ judicious care Whereas the ornamental grasses placed along the median leading to the Hot Springs roundabout seem to have been abandoned to whatever fate has in store, which is a strip of unkempt weeds as far as we can tell You can subscribe to the Journal!! 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Rockefeller Specializing in Fine Homes “Santa Barbara Design and Build is a company with integrity. The estimate was fair, the work was exceptional, and the remodel was done sooner than expected. We were extremely pleased with the work and would recommend Santa Barbara Design and Build to anyone” – Montecito Resident Don Gragg 805.453.0518 WWW.SANTABARBARADESIGNANDBUILD.COM FREE CONSULTATION Ca Lic # 887955 • Concept to Completion • Professionally Drafted Home Plans • Board of Architectural Reviews • All Phases of Construction Entitlement • Custom quality Construction LETTERS Page 384 our land swap (with Montecito Union School) and acquired title to our facil- ity, we have looked to our members, program users, and the community at large to give us their input on how we can better serve our community. Our goal as a nonprofit has always been to provide services for all ages, from our preschool to our oldest seniors. Now that we own our property we want to provide these facilities that our mem- bers have been asking for through surveys that have been compiled, researched and analyzed to create a facility that we can all be proud of. Our Master Plan for the YMCA is based on multiple sources of infor- mation. Annually, we hire SEER Analytical to send 600 surveys to our members to assess their satisfaction. This national YMCA survey is a tool that gives us valuable feedback so that we can continuously make improve- ments based on our own members’ confidential feedback. Our Montecito YMCA branch traditionally rates high in areas of programs, staff, member retention and in general satisfac- tion comes out amongst the top in the nation. However, our facility in comparison with other YMCA’s was ranked in the fifteenth percentile in the nation last year (and that’s not the top fifteenth). We think Montecito deserves better than that. In the written comments portion of the survey, the number- one comment is the need for better facilities, more social space, more pool space, more equipment, more rooms so that the classes would not be so crowded, and bathrooms for the pre- school. In essence, year after year, our outdated facility is the number-one complaint by an overwhelming major- ity. Our Master Plan is also based on the feedback of our staff, personal trainers and coaches who work hand in hand with the members and program users and know the deficiencies of our anti- quated facilities. They do a fantastic job to make do with the resources they have. In fact, the new TRX program has become overwhelmingly success- ful even though it is located in our newest tent structure due to a lack of facilities. We have an attentive staff that enjoys the YMCA as much as the members, and they too would like to help address the member complaints they hear. To further understand what the community wished of our facility, the YMCA hired Foursquare Research (an independent survey firm) to survey randomly in the Montecito community who were both mem- bers and non-members. The survey specifically asked what would you 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 10 • The Voice of the Village • Montecito Tide Chart Day Low Hgt High Hgt Low Hgt High Hgt Low Hgt Thurs, Apr 12 2:13 AM 5 9:53 AM -0.2 05:02 PM 3.4 09:33 PM 2.7 Fri, Apr 13 3:40 AM 4.5 11:09 AM 0 06:14 PM 3.7 011:23 PM 2.4 Sat, Apr 14 5:12 AM 4.3 12:13 PM 0 07:03 PM 4.1 Sun, Apr 15 12:41 AM 1.9 6:29 AM 4.3 01:04 PM 0.1 07:41 PM 4.4 Mon, Apr 16 1:36 AM 1.4 7:29 AM 4.3 01:45 PM 0.3 08:12 PM 4.7 Tues, Apr 17 2:20 AM 0.8 8:18 AM 4.3 02:18 PM 0.5 08:38 PM 5 Wed, Apr 18 2:57 AM 0.4 9:01 AM 4.2 02:47 PM 0.7 09:03 PM 5.2 Thurs, Apr 19 3:31 AM 0.1 9:39 AM 4.1 03:13 PM 0.9 09:26 PM 5.3 Fri, Apr 20 4:03 AM -0.1 10:15 AM 4 03:38 PM 1.2 09:49 PM 5.4 Silent Gala As part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, CALM will be holding an online silent auction, and all donations raised will go directly toward funding critical programs and services that prevent, assess, and treat child abuse When: Silent auction is open online from April 15-30 Info: www.calm4kids.org MONDAY APRIL 16 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 Instrumental Chamber Concert Directed by Philip Ficsor, the Instrumental Chamber Concert in Westmont’s Deane Chapel will feature a quintet, and the repertoire will include music by Shubert, Brahms, and Dvorak When: 8 pm Where: Deane Chapel on Westmont campus, 955 La Paz Road Info: www.westmont.edu TUESDAY APRIL 17 MUS School Board Meeting When: 6 pm Where: Montecito Union School, 385 San Ysidro Road Info: 969-3249 Lotusland Lecture Horticulturist and Westmont alumna Virginia Hayes ’72, curator of the living collection at Lotusland, will speak about Madame Ganna Walska’s famed botanic garden. The lecture is in conjunction with a Lotusland art exhibition that will be on display in the Westmont library through the spring semester. When: 7 to 8 pm Where: Westmont’s Adams Center, room 216, 955 La Paz Road Cost: free Info: libguides.westmont.edu/lotusland three different themed hikes conducted simultaneously followed by a picnic with your own lunch, a tour of the newly- renovated barn, observatory, pond, and new Tipton House, a set up for painters at the pond, and use of a bocce ball court. Reservations required. When: 8:30 am Cost: $10 per hiker, or $15 per couple or family suggested donation Info and RSVP: Sedgwick@lifesci.ucsb.edu or 686-1941, extension 6 Earth Day Activity Day Head to Summer for Kids for a day flled with fun, eco-friendly cardboard activities, a visit with Alex the balloon artist, and free lemonade and snacks. The frst ten kids will get a Plan Toys goodie bag. When: 11 am Where: 1235 Coast Village Road, Suite C Cost: free Info: 565-2299 SUNDAY APRIL 15 Wildlife Sanctuary Awards Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network presents the 16 th annual Wildlife Sanctuary Awards, a noon luncheon in the Loggia Ballroom at the Biltmore. There will be silent auctions and honorees, and the Master of Ceremonies for the event will be Mike Klan, sports director for KEYT. When: 12 noon Where: 1260 Channel Drive Cost: $125 per person, $1,250 per table of ten Info: 687-5660 or www.sbwcn.org SATURDAY APRIL 14 Carpinteria Greenhouse & Nursery Tour Santa Barbara County Flower and Nursery Growers’ Association is hosting a day of farm tours in the Carpinteria Valley. The public is invited to come and learn about the local fower industry and see the variety of crops that are grown. When: 11 am to 4 pm Where: Map available online at www. carpinteriafarmtours.com/map Cost: free Info: anna@carpinteriagreenhousetours. com or 576-7417 Prom Dress Boutique Opening Assistance League of Santa Barbara will open doors to the Prom Dress Boutique on April 14. Over 600 new and almost new prom dresses – many from award-winning designers such as Jessica McClintock, Jovani, and Marc Jacobs – will be available for loan to all girls attending high school proms in the greater Santa Barbara area. Bring school ID. When: The Boutique will be open on Saturdays (April 14, 21, & 28 and (If you have a Montecito event, or an event that concerns Montecito, please e-mail kelly@montecitojournal.net or call (805) 565-1860) MONDAY APRIL 16 Thomas Jefferson’s Amazing Vegetable Garden Director of Gardens and Grounds at Monticello Peter Hatch will discuss his book, A Rich Spot of Earth: Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden at Monticello at Lotusland. The talk and book showcase Jefferson’s vegetable garden, its uniquely American characteristics, and its lasting infuence on American culinary, garden, and landscape history. Extensively and painstakingly restored under Peter Hatch’s direction, the 1,000-foot terraced vegetable garden now boasts the same medley of plants that Jefferson cultivated in the early 19 th century. Mr. Hatch has been responsible for the maintenance, interpretation and restoration of the 2,400-acre landscape at Monticello since 1977. He has written several previous books on Jefferson’s gardens and is an advisor for First Lady Michelle Obama’s White House kitchen garden. A reception will follow where Mr. Hatch will talk informally and sign copies of his book, which will be available for purchase. When: 3 pm Registration: 969-990; a confrmation and directions to the Visitor Entrance will be provided on receipt of reservation Info: www.lotusland.org SUNDAY APRIL 15 Science of Surfng In a talk titled “Surf’s Up! But Where and How High?” Peter Neushul, a faculty member in UC Santa Barbara’s History of Science program, will discuss the science of wave prediction and fnding the best surf in any given area. Catching the best waves requires more than just checking the tide calendar, grabbing a board, and heading down to the surf. With today’s technology, it has become a matter of wave prediction data and animated video about key surf spots published in real time on surfng websites. When: 12 noon Where: Moby Dick Restaurant on Stearns Wharf Cost: $20-$23 Info: 893-4388 May 5 & 12) from 11 am to 3 pm, and Wednesdays (April 18 & 25 and May 2 & 9) from 4 to 6 pm Where: 1259 Veronica Springs Road Info: Dianne, dianneharrell@cox.net or 569-0785 Sketch Session All are welcome to the 23 rd annual Kids Draw Architecture 2012 Sketch Sessions. Kids Draw Architecture is a program developed by the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara. Sessions are free, drawing materials are provided, and local architects and artists will be on hand to offer guidance. When: 1 to 3 pm Where: Santa Barbara Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street Info: 965-6307 or www.afsb.org Sedgwick Reserve Hikes The rugged Santa Ynez Valley is the setting for a series of monthly interpretive hikes and nature activities open to the public each fall and spring on the 6,000-acre UCSB Sedgwick Reserve. The hikes run on the second Saturday of each month between October and May. Activities include This Week Montecito in and around 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 11 None of us wanted to be the bass player; in our minds he was the fat guy who always played at the back – Paul McCartney As a seller, now more than ever, you should insist on a creative marketing plan and an aggressive advertising budget to get your property sold. Each year, Dan Encell spends over $250,000 to market & advertise his listings. With this commitment, he has been able to achieve tremendous results despite difficult market conditions: Dan has ranked within the Top 10 Prudential Agents in the world for each of the past 7 years! Want results? Call Dan Encell at 565-4896. Remember, it doesn’t cost any more to work with the best. (But it can cost you plenty if you don’t.) Daniel Encell Director, Estate Division Prudential Fine Homes Call: (805) 565-4896 DanEncell@aol.com Visit: www.DanEncell.com Today’s Real Estate Strategy MONDAY APRIL 16 Friends of Montecito Library Annual Meeting In conjunction with its annual meeting, the Board of the Friends of the Montecito Library is hosting a discussion and demo of eBook use and availability offered by the Santa Barbara Library system. Scott Love and Jace Turner, librarians from the Central Library, will give the presentation on the developing eBook and audio book market. People with eReaders and other mobile devices are encouraged to bring them along, to learn how to download books and audio books for free from the library. Turner and Love will also bring a Kindle, Nook, and Sony eReader for anyone to look at. Circulation on eBooks is up by over 230% since January 2011. When: 4 pm Where: 1469 East Valley Road Cost: free WEDNESDAY APRIL 18 Composers Concert The Composers Concert will feature works by Westmont student composers When: 7 pm Where: Deane Chapel on Westmont Campus, 955 La Paz Road Info: www.westmont.edu THURSDAY APRIL 19 Luncheon & Lecture General Michael Rogers, Santa Barbara’s Window on the World, the Committee on Foreign Relations and The Pierre Claeyssens Veterans’ Museum and Library Present a lecture: “70 Years On; a Tribute to Three of Santa Barbara’s Most Highly Decorated Fighter Pilots 1942-1945.” The program features General Michael Rogers, Colonel Hugh Dow, and Lt. William Davis III. Colonel Noel Zamot moderates. When: 12 noon Where: Reagan Room of Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd Cost: $30-$35 Info: channelcity@earthlink.net Saks & the City Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation presents the 5 th annual Saks & the City event held at Saks Fifth Avenue downtown. The day will include mini makeovers, massages, appetizers, live auction, shopping, the Dice & Diamonds Casino, and music by DJ Fab, and other features. When: 6 to 10 pm Where: 1001 State Street Cost: $125 per ticket Info: 884-1019 or www. teddybearcancerfoundation.org/events Meet & Greet A happy hour get-together and meet and greet with the new Santa Barbara Tea Party Board When: 4 to 6:30 pm Where: Endless Summer Bar & Café, 113 Harbor Way, Suite 180 FRIDAY APRIL 20 Sketching the Natives: Botanical Drawing Botanical drawing is a time-honored way of studying and appreciating the natural world. This synthesis of art and science reached its peak with the naturalists of the 17 th and 18 th centuries, but it still applies today as a study tool and as an enhancement to personal and visual journaling. Join Jo Ann McGeever Metzger in exploring and drawing California’s native plants at Santa Barbara’s Botanic Garden. Classes meet for six Fridays, from April 20 through May 25. When: 11 am to 1 pm Where: Arroyo Room of Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road Cost: $85-$100 Info: 682-4726, or www.sbbg.org SATURDAY APRIL 21 How To Not Get Lost In the Woods You may have seen in the news recently stories about people getting lost on our local trails; through this class you will learn skills and awareness that will allow you to remove the word lost from your vocabulary. This class is not about being a survivalist or living off the land, rather it’s about learning how to see the land as a familiar place and how to read the trails and land so that you can fnd your way anywhere. This three-week class will be lead by James Wapotich and held on our local trails. Wapotich is an experienced backpacker and has hiked many of the trails in our local backcountry, he is a Volunteer Wilderness Ranger with the Forest Service and is the author of Trail Quest, the weekly hiking column in the Santa Barbara News-Press. Participants must be able to comfortably hike 2-3 miles. When: Saturdays, April 21 through May 5, 9 am to noon Info: 564-6946 SUNDAY APRIL 22 Tri-4-Fun Triathlon Montecito YMCA hosts a short distance triathlon for ages 18 & up. Swim 400 yards in the pool, bike 6 km and run 3 km. When: 7 am check-in, start time 8 am Where: 591 Santa Rosa Lane Cost: Y members $15, non-members $25 Info: James, 969-3288 •MJ 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 12 • The Voice of the Village • ARTHRITIS IS A DAILY GRIND CALL TODAY FOR A CONSULTATION 877-569-1987 11 Locations in Southern California www.FootAnkleInstitute.com The experts at the University Foot and Ankle Institute are international leaders in the treatment of foot and ankle arthritis. They provide a range of solutions—from physical therapy to injection therapy and surgery—based on the severity of your condition. And as a research center, they continually pursue new, innovative options to provide you with the most advanced care. Arthritis pain can bring you to a grinding halt. But there is a solution. 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The current project is necessary because other major telephone carri- ers – T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T – are interested in coming onto the net- work, which currently carries Mobil PCS. “There are capacity issues,” James said. The project consists of adding antennae on 13 existing sites in Montecito, six of which are in Caltrans’ right of way. NextG is also propos- ing adding two more antenna sites, both of which will be on Santa Rosa Lane. “That is a problem,” said MA board member Cindy Feinberg, who staunchly opposed the project two years ago and prevented NextG from erecting an antenna near Montecito Union School. James explained one of the sites on Santa Rosa Lane will be on an already existing utility pole, with a proposal to build a new pole further down Santa Rosa Lane, near the polo field. Board member Evan Aptaker asked Joe Milone, Director of Government Relations with NextG, why there is a need to progress with this type of work in Montecito. Milone explained that the wireless companies, in an effort to keep customers happy with speedy service and capacity, try to stay ahead of the curve and look into strains on the network. He went on to explain that NextG is open to taking site visits with MA board members to look at the proposed antenna sites. “We understand aesthetics are impor- tant to you, and we want to work together on this,” Milone said. The MA Land Use Committee will look into the specifics of this proj- ect next month, including any new health research that has emerged. Ms James will also meet with First District Supervisor Salud Carbajal later this month to discuss the project. Community Reports Montecito Fire Chief Kevin Wallace thanked the MA board for its work during his tenure as chief. His succes- sor, Battalion Chief Stephen (Chip) Hickman, will now be attending the MA meetings, as Chief Wallace retires next month. Sheriff Lieutenant Kelly Moore reported another panga boat has been found, this time at Refugio Beach. “It’s the largest boat to date to come ashore in California,” he said. Highway 101 Updates Gregg Hart with SBCAG remind- ed the board about the information- al meetings to be held by Caltrans regarding the High Occupancy Vehicle project slated for the 101 freeway between Santa Barbara and Ventura. The meetings will be held on April 24 at Montecito Country Club, and April 25 at Carpinteria High School, from 5 pm to 8:30 pm. A presentation of the overview of the project will be made, as well as a question and answer segment. People looking to make comments will be able to put 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 13 1155 COAST VI L L AGE ROAD I 805. 969. 0442 I FOUR SEASONS BI LTMORE HOTEL I 805. 969. 3167 I MONTECI TO, CA 93108 I WWW. SI LVERHORN. COM FALL I N LOVE, ALL OVER AGAI N Is your safe deposit box fil l ed with treasures you no l onger wear? 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Bob Short, who heads a subcommit- tee looking into the project, voiced his concern over sound walls, intersec- tions at Cabrillo Blvd and Sheffield Drive, the visual impact of the expan- sion, and the extension of the HOV lane into Montecito. He reported that the board is looking at the EIR indi- vidually, and will make a collective position on the project at a later date. The MA will hold a town forum to hear from residents on the project; the date is to be determined. Miramar Update On Tuesday, April 10, Caruso Affiliated announced that its loan on the Miramar Hotel Property has been paid in full, reaffirming the company’s commitment to the rede- velopment of the dilapidated site, according to Senior Vice President for Development, Matt Middlebrook. Owner Rick Caruso has also announced that on March 19, he made an early payment towards the $1.395 million mitigation fee required by the California Coastal Commission. The funds will be designated for improve- ment to Santa Barbara County public beachfront accommodations. “We are and will continue to be focused on the development and our long-term ownership of the Miramar Hotel property,” Caruso, who has owned the vacant hotel property since 2007, said in a statement. “While there were unavoidable delays due to uncertainties in the economy, the steps we have taken to pay off our loan and to pay the County the mitigation funds further demonstrate our long- standing dedication to this project and to this community.” Montecito Association president Dick Nordlund said about the news: “This is a major step.” The County is currently consider- ing an ordinance to create a Hotel Incentive Program featuring a Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) rebate for new hotel developments through- out the county. Caruso has committed to demolish the existing buildings if the rebate plan is adopted and the Miramar is accepted into the program. VILLAGE BEAT Page 204 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 14 • The Voice of the Village • C arpinteria may seem like a sleepy small town harking back to the ‘50s, but there’s nothing laid back about its Girls Inc. club. At the annual Women of Inspiration luncheon, I met two recent stars of the group. Both Andrea Delgado and Karina Jougla have been attending since they were in kindergarten. They are both national scholars having each won $15,000 from the Lucile Miller Wright Scholarship Fund. Hundreds, if not thousands, of girls applied from all over the United States with only ten winners. Even more impressive is that Andrea and Karina are the 17 th and 18 th winners from Carpinteria Girls Inc. Their bios at this young age are already notable. They deserve their title of 2012 Girls of Inspiration. The “Garden to Table” theme turned the gym into a colorful array of tables that looked like a box of new Crayolas with all the bright hues. My table was red and centered with radishes. Each table had a different food to match the color. The favors for each person were tiny plants to add to your garden. I thought mine was squash, but I’ll have to plant it and see what comes up. Local lady Dorothy Campbell (89 years young) founded this club in 1971. The four honorees that make wonderful role models were intro- duced: Janet McCann, Meredith Scott, Marni Cooney and Janet Garufis. These ladies never stop. Executive director Victoria Juarez reminded us that they serve 600 girls a year with their many programs. “We have a new one called Eureka. We need forty girls from Carpinteria to attend a summer camp at UCSB for a month. They will learn about science, math and more. Many will be first generation college attendees,” said Victoria. Keynote speaker Kathleen de Chadenedes is a professional chef, sustainable agriculture advocate and nonprofit program director. She is cur- rently director of the Orfalea Fund’s Cool Food Initiative, whose mission is to encourage the school districts in the county to implement and sustain nourishing, cooked-from-scratch food service. She says, “Kids can’t identify many foods, but if they grow it and know it, they eat it.” She would like every preschool to have a garden as well. Board president Craig Price said, tickets & information: 805-963-0761 or operasb.org SponSored by the national endowment for the artS MONTECITO JOURNAL—4.858” x 6.19” Print Ad Break the Silence of Child Abuse. Sign our pledge. Make a donation. Speak up! Thanks to a generous group of donors, every dollar CALM raises in April will be matched. I WILL NOT BE SILENT calm4kids.org calm4kids.org I WILL NOT BE SILENT I WILL NOT BE SILENT Visit calm4kids.org today! (805) 965-2376 x 149 or lgoodman@calm4kids.org CALM will not be silent for as long as it takes. Ms Millner is the author of “The Magic Make Over, Tricks for Looking, Thinner, Younger, and More Confident – Instantly!” If you have an event that belongs in this column, you are invited to call Lynda at 969-6164. Seen Around Town by Lynda Millner Strong, Smart And Bold The 2012 Women of Inspiration: Meredith Scott, Marni Cooney, Janet McCann and Jane Garufis, who were honored at the Girls Inc. of Carpinteria luncheon Girls Inc. national scholars Andrea Delgado and Karina Jougla at the Women of Inspiration lun- cheon in Carpinteria 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 15 “Victoria has canvassed the neighbor- hoods and there are many girls still out there. It costs us $100 a week per girl, so make a donation.” Making this event a success were co-chairs Nini Seaman and Sandra Tyler along with Dara Towers, Sue Parker, Connie Smith and Betsy Jones Zwick. If you’d like to help the girls, call Girls Inc. of Carpinteria at 684-6364. 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WE HAVE TO BE OUT IN 83 DAYS! 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 16 • The Voice of the Village • r e s t a u r a n t 8 0 5 . 5 6 4 . 2 6 2 6 6 0 0 n. mi l pa s , s anta barbara mon- f ri 1 1 a m – 9 p m • S at- S un 9 a m- 9 p m unique mexican dining experience unique mexican dining experience SEEn (Continued from page 15) we all had a tour of the establish- ment that is complete with an audito- rium, library, classrooms and offices. In the lobby is a lovely bronze sculp- ture of Correta Scott King by alumni MacLean Tiffany whose proud mom is Montecito Bank and Trust’s Mary Ellen Tiffany. King was an alumnus of the Ohio Antioch. Chair of the Board Vicki Riskin told us, “We partnered with the Hutton Parker Foundation to purchase the building,” calling Tom Parker a “star in a wonderful pantheon of people.” She thought that Santa Barbara was more stellar than any other city in the United States. Tom spoke of Guy Smith, vice pres- ident of institutional advancement at Antioch, saying, “We were roommates in college. We could destroy each oth- ers’ careers, but then it was the sixties so anything was okay.” He praised the collaboration Antioch Santa Barbara has with SBCC, whereby a student can attend SBCC for three years, then one year at Antioch for a degree that is less expensive. There are over 400 students enrolled at Antioch now. President of the college Dr. Nancy Leffert, famous for having the best socks in town, told us, “Architect Bob Kupiec that we hired is now my boss since he became a trustee.” She told of Sara Miller McCune for whom the library is named, hinting that there were many more naming opportuni- ties. There are five campuses in four states and ours has been here for 35 years. Here’s to 35 more! Funk Zone Fun The Arts Fund, located in the funk zone at 205 C Santa Barbara Street, just held an opening night reception for an exhibition of one of its own, Westmont graduate James Hapke. He won the 2011 Individual Artist Award (IAA) in Printmaking, gar- nering him $2,000 in prize money. Fortunately a lovely lady who lives in Casa Dorinda, Suzanne Bock, spon- sored the show for James. She is an award and exhibit sponsor. Since it was Easter break, James’ brother and friends from Whitworth College in Spokane surprised him. Also there were grandma and grand- pa from San Clemente and James’ mother, dad and sister. Proud rela- Antioch University board chair Victoria Riskin with president Nancy Leffert and architect Bob Kupiec at the ribbon-cutting grand opening Donor Sara Miller McCune with mayor Helene Schneider just after the ribbon-cutting at Antioch 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 17 I pretty much try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face – Johnny Depp Santa Barbara: 614 N. Milpas St., Santa Barbara, CA 93103 (805) 966-1319 Los Angeles: 10000 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232 (310) 838-8442 Stores open to the public: Tue.–Sat. 12–6 p.m. To the trades Mon. & by appt. www.livingreen.com info@livingreen.com Montecito: 1275 Coast Village Rd., Montecito, CA 93108 (805) 565-4103 Deals Of The Week April 8th – 14th: 25% OFF KOR Waterbottles April 15th – 21st: 15% OFF Toilets: Amerian Standard, Caroma, TOTO April 22nd – 30th: 20% OFF AFM Safecoat Watershield & Penetrating Waterstop Water. Caring for every drop. Products for a Healthier Lifestyle bedding cleaners / coatings energy / air / water gifts kids tives, one and all. Not to mention all the interested artsy folk who like to attend openings. We all munched on Andrew Elia’s absolutely delicious San Francisco sourdough bread made in his kitch- en and a good accompaniment to the wine. President of the Arts Fund Shirley Dettman told us, “We’re doing what we can to try and encour- age artists to stay here.” IAA com- mittee chair Sue Savage explained, “The awards have been in existence for twenty-three years. The jurors are out of the area and don’t know the artists.” Gallery manager Catherine Gee wants everyone to know that the 2012 applications for awards are out and, “We are calling for entries.” The cat- egories are fiber art, short film, stone sculpture and watercolor. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older and the deadline is Tuesday, June 2. James’ works will be on display until May 19. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 1-5 pm. For more information, call 965-7321. •MJ Grandma Betty Hapke with artist grandson James Hapke and sponsor Suzanne Bock at The Arts Fund exhibit reception Anticipating healthy living advice that would be extolled two centuries later, Jefferson wrote, “I have lived temperately, eating little animal food, and that… as a condiment for the vegetables which constitute my principal diet.” Peter Hatch, Director of Gardens and Grounds at Monticello—and an advisor to the White House kitchen garden—will talk about Jefferson’s amazing 1,000-foot terraced vegetable garden, now fully restored by Mr. Hatch. A reception will follow. The cost is $35 for members, $45 for non-members. To register call 969.9990. Directions to Lotusland will be mailed upon receipt of your reservation. 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TICKeTS $10 Children $15 Adults Second Screening JuSt Added! Bettye LaVette SuN, Apr 22 / 7 pM / uCSB CAMpBell hAll “You’ve got a singer here who is willing to stretch and is not content to live in the safety zone.” – Elvis Costello Performing songs from her best-selling CD Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook. (805) 893-3535 www.ArtsAndlectures.uCSB.edu tonight! Aquarium Sales Custom Installation Monthly Maintenance Gift Certifcates Available Open: 11am-7pm 7 days a week 4425 Hollister Avenue (Where Hollister meets Modoc) 805 692-9302 • www.aquaticdesignsb.com Large selection of corals, fresh and saltwater fsh and we experienced a throttle issue on two occasions... All I can say is just wait till we get our feet under us!” Preparing for Polo Prince William and Kate won’t be there, but the 101st season of the Santa Barbara Polo Club, which opens on Sunday, May 6, promises to be a cracker. Texan tycoon John Muse will be going for an unheard of three-peat of the Bombardier Pacific Coast Open trophy, one of America’s most historic polo competitions, with his Lucchese team, which has boasted the presence of the world’s top player, Argentine ace Adolfo Cambiaso, for the past two years and, I’m told, might well feature the dashing equestrian again this year. “It will certainly be the highlight of the season, featuring the world’s top players and mounts,” enthuses new club manager, Bob Puetz. “To win a major twenty-goal tournament for three consecutive years is pretty spectacular, by any standards. And Adolfo is quite a draw himself, having been considered the best player on the globe for many years. “It’s the perfect equestrian storm!” As the opening day coincides with Kentucky Derby weekend, mint juleps will be joining the bar lineup and, for the fifth consecutive year, I have been asked to judge the mélange of magnifi- cent millinery that will be on display in the enclosure and stands, many of them from Montecito milliner, Lana Marmé, who sold many a tête topper for last July’s royal visit, the unforgettable high- light of the club’s centennial season. The day before, Saturday, the Buy One Save One Foundation, which pro- vides safe and accessible water in developing countries, will be having its third annual Kentucky Derby fund- raiser at the historic Carpinteria club... Birthday Bash Tout le monde was in attendance when British society jeweler Corinna Gordon celebrated the 20th anniver- sary of her 40th at her impressive Asian-inspired downtown penthouse loft with its panoramic views of the mountains and ocean. More than 100 guests snaffled the canapés and quaffed the Veuve Clicquot, not to mention an exquisite magnum of Moet & Chandon Imperial champagne that film festival director Roger Durling had just brought back from the Epernay vineyards, north east of Paris, where the company, the world’s largest, produces 26 mil- lion bottles of bubbly, including Dom Pérignon, annually on its 2,500 acres of prime vineyards. The boffo bash, which rather resem- bled a party in a New York Soho loft, with equal dollops of chic and sophis- tication, attracted a heavenly host of Santa Barbara bold-faced names, including Cheryl Ladd and Brian Russell, Leslie Ridley-Tree, Barry and Jelinda DeVorzon, Amanda Masters, John Saladino, Anne Towbes, Bob and Marlene Veloz, Gerry and MISCELLAnY (Continued from page 6) Carpinteria polo ace Jason Crowder galloping down SB Polo Club’s Holden Field Barry DeVorzon, birthday girl Corinna Gordon and Cheryl Ladd (Photo credit: Sophia Natalia) 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 19 America: it’s like Britain, only with buttons – Ringo Starr WHAT’S NEXT? SANTA BARBARA SYMPHONY PRESENTS With Santa BarBara Choral SoCiety STATE STREET BALLET PRESENTS UCSB ARTS & LECTURES PRESENTS CAMA PRESENTS UCSB ARTS & LECTURES UCSB ARTS & LECTURES PRESENTS Imaging Spence, Morrie Jurkowitz, Gina Tolleson, Nancy Koppelman, Kendall Conrad, Sharon and Colin Friem Wallace, Brian King, Mary Ellen Tiffany and Geonine Moriarty. It was, by any standards, quite a bounteous birthday blast... Huguette’s Handsome Homes The first of three massive New York apartments belonging to the late reclu- sive copper heiress Huguette Clark has been sold after being on the mar- ket less than a month. While the final price has not been revealed, the 5,000-sq-ft 14-room pre- war penthouse pad on Fifth Avenue, overlooking Central Park, was listed by top broker Brown Harris Stevens for $24 million. Clark, who was 104-years-old when she died nearly a year ago, had not lived in any of the apartments for decades, but kept her enormous $3 million doll collection at the ritzy address. The two other apartments, on the eighth floor, in the same building are for sale for $19 million and $12 million. When she was alive the three apart- ments cost Clark $28,500 a month in co-op fees, or $342,000 a year... Feast for Easter Santa Barbara’s Rescue Mission, which does sterling work year-round to help the homeless, held its annual Easter Feast when 300 needy folk turned out to gobble down the ham and pumpkin pie lunch. Having also served at the 47-year- old mission’s Christmas and Thanksgiving events during my five years here, I was again one of 20 vol- unteers who turned out to help. “These are people with little left to live for,” says Rolf Geyling, presi- dent. “We hope to change their lives around. It costs only $1.50 to give one guest a nutritious meal.” This year, the time of the event was put back an hour so it didn’t clash with the 5th annual homeless foot washing at the Veterans Memorial Building, which attracted 250 recipients. Last year the mission, which has MISCELLAnY Page 304 Nancy O’Connor, Rescue Mission president Rolf Geyling, Rocky Jacobson and Richard Mineards at the Rescue Mission Easter Feast (Photo credit: Rebecca Wilson) Cirque Du Papier The Paper Ball 2012 A Beneft for The Waldorf School of Santa Barbara’s Accessible to All Program Saturday, May 12, 2012 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm 7:30 - VIP Champagne Preview at the Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF) Paseo Nuevo Art Plaza Tickets- waldorfsantabarbara.org or call (805) 967-6656 General Ticket - $75 (Includes 10 circus tickets, raffe ticket) VIP Ticket - $175 (Includes champagne preview, open bar & sideshows, VIP concierge, gift bag, raffe ticket) Sarah Scott Public Relations Suggested Attire - Surrealism in Paper, Top Hats and Extravagance! THE WALDORF SCHOOL of Santa Barbara 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 20 • The Voice of the Village • compiled by Flora Kontilis from information supplied by Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department, Carpinteria Division SHERIFF’S BLOTTER Black Bear Sighting D uring the morning hours of April 6, 2012, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department received several calls of a black bear in the area of Sycamore Canyon Road and Cold Spring Road. The Sheriff’s Department is working with Fish and Game to locate and deal with the bear. Additionally, Cold Spring School has been notified of the sightings and will take appropriate actions to make sure students are safe. If you see a bear or any potentially dangerous wild animal, call the Sheriff’s Department. Do not attempt to scare the animal or frighten it away. If left alone, these animals usually leave the area on their own. Unoccupied Vehicle Catches Fire Sunday, 8 April, 5:37 am – Deputy Gallaher was dispatched to Schoolhouse Road in response to a report of a car-horn disturbance from a vehicle parked in a private driveway. When Gallaher arrived, the Montecito Fire Department was already on the scene; there had been a fire in the ignition and steering column. The deputy said the vehicle’s interior “was charged with thick smoke.” Gallaher and Montecito Fire discovered that no one was in the area at the time the fire ignited. The deputy searched the area around the vehicle for the owner or for information about the owner’s whereabouts. Gallaher also searched the vehicle and found several miscellaneous items like a small green suitcase containing family photos. The deputy conducted a records check on the vehicle’s registration; from that information, Gallaher attained a woman’s name. The deputy was unable to contact the registered owner by phone. A report was taken. •MJ “This will not only be a great hotel, but a beautiful property, which will attract visitors and help reinvigorate the local economy,” Middlebrook said. Once open, the hotel is expected to generate more than $3 million annu- ally in new property tax and sales tax. Permits for the plans for the property were extended by the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors last month. Fire Destroys Montecito Home On Saturday, April 7, Montecito Fire Protection District was called to a home on Cota Lane in Montecito. Upon arrival at the scene, fire per- sonnel reported the home was fully engulfed in flames; cause of the fire is still under investigation. MFPD’s Geri Ventura tells us it is unclear at this time where the fire started in the home. “It had a heavy fire load, meaning a lot of contents that contributed to the fire’s inten- sity,” she said. The home, which was completely destroyed in the blaze, was a 700-sq-ft cottage built in the 1920s. Two nearby cottages were spared, although one sustained heat damage and a broken window. The renters of the burned cottage, a hus- band and wife, attempted to put out the fire themselves; it was neighbors who saw flames and called 911. “Luckily there were no injuries, and other homes in the area were saved. One of the neighbors had just cleared vegetation around her home, so that contributed to her home’s safety,” Ms Ventura said. The home was existing non-conforming, and according to the owners they will not rebuild it. MFPD offers defensible space sur- veys. Montecito residents can call 969- 7762 and a representative from MFPD will come out for free and survey the property for vegetation that could contribute to a fire. “High fire season is right around the corner, and vegeta- tion is really important in this com- munity,” Ventura said. Six engines, one rescue vehicle, one light and air unit and several command vehicles responded to Saturday’s incident. Agencies on scene included MFPD, Santa Barbara City and Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Districts. Marsha Zilles Retires “You’re never too small to make a difference,” Marsha Zilles told me during a recent interview. Zilles, an architect who has been on Montecito Board of Architectural Review since 2005, has announced her retirement from the board. Zilles has lived in Montecito for 25 years, and says she has helped keep the heart and soul of Montecito intact during her time on MBAR. “I’m leav- ing feeling good, and like I made a difference,” she said. Zilles worked tirelessly in 2006 and 2007 to perfect Westmont College’s Master Plan. “I spent fourteen full days of time helping the architect focus on the environment,” she said. Zilles spoke in front of Montecito Planning Commission on the proj- ect, and her suggestions to redesign the building guidelines prompted Westmont architects to bring a new project to the table. “The new design utilized the design guidelines given to them and the project received rave reviews,” Zilles said. The Master Plan was approved three months later, and Westmont received an anonymous donation of $75 million to start con- struction. Through MBAR, Zilles was also instrumental in changing a coun- ty ordinance regarding the RMZ (Resource Management Zone) district. In the past, a construction project in the RMZ district was not required to be seen by MPC. Zilles, along with MBAR members Bill Palladini and Tony Spann, urged MPC to change the ordinance, so planning commis- sioners would have purview over the ecologically sensitive area in the foot- hills above Montecito. “I spent four days putting together a PowerPoint presentation to explain why MPC needed to revise the ordinance. We managed to indeed get it rewritten,” she said. After her retirement from the board, Zilles will continue her work for Hope Ranch as the Director of Design and Construction. Any projects in the Hope Ranch area are reviewed by Zilles for their compatibility with the neighborhood. Zilles also owns her own architecture firm, Zilles Architecture Group (ZAG). MBAR, which meets every third Monday, sees about ten projects within the Montecito area each meet- ing. Earlier this year Don Nulty was selected as chair, with Sam Maphis as vice chair. “I will miss the people, and miss being able to influence my commu- nity in that capacity,” Zilles said. Because her departure comes before the official end of her second term, Zilles will remain on the board until her replacement is selected by First District Supervisor Salud Carbajal. May Madness Save the Date: May Madness at Music Academy of the West is sched- uled for Saturday, May 5, from 9 am to 3 pm. The Academy’s widely popular event is a massive estate and trea- sure sale featuring furniture, small appliances, kitchenware, fine linens, antiques, silver, crystal, china, rugs, art, books, board games, music and movies, electronics, luggage, jewelry, garden accessories, men’s and wom- en’s clothing, and sports equipment. Merchandise will be arrayed by type throughout the Academy’s Montecito grounds. The Music Academy is currently seeking donations of clean items in good condition to sell at May Madness. Obsolete electronics, large kitchen appliances, and architectural salvage materials will not be accepted. Items should be brought to the Music Academy campus, and clothing dona- tions may also be delivered to The Rack, the on-campus resale apparel shop. Now in its 36th year, May Madness is organized by the Women’s Auxiliary of the Music Academy of the West, a volunteer organization that supports the Academy year- round. Proceeds from May Madness benefit the Music Academy’s full- scholarship program. 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 Ablitt’s VILLAGE BEAT (Continued from page 13) A home on Cota Lane in Montecito was a total loss in a structure fire over the weekend Montecito Board of Architectural Review member Marsha Zilles retires from the board 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 21 It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people’s lives – Clint Eastwood DIVORCE Thinking about divorce? Want a fair resolution without confict? Tired of the legal hassle? I can help. I can work with you or both of you to get it done quickly and ensure your privacy. 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The students, four of whom sat down with me earlier this week to discuss the event, are organizing the con- cert as part of their Service Learning class, taught by Crane teacher Janey Cohen. At the beginning of the semester, the class, an elective for Crane stu- dents, was divided into four groups. Each of the groups developed an idea for a community service project and presented their ideas to the entire class. Then they voted on the best idea, which was to raise money for the local chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. “Everybody really came on board,” Ms Cohen said. The goal of the concert is to raise $5,000, the average cost to grant a wish to kids with a life threatening illness. For student Brenda Rodriguez, the idea hits close to home, as her younger sister Briana, also a Crane student, was granted a wish at the age of five. “She was diagnosed with cancer, and her wish was for our whole family to go to Disney World,” Rodriguez said. Briana is now cancer free. The 1.5-hour concert, to be held on the lawn at Crane, will feature Crane’s own acclaimed xylophone and marimba group called Vibes. Many of the Service Learning kids are part of Vibes, so they will both be organizing and performing at the event. Also on the roster of musicians: Lily & Marley, Santa Barbara High Madrigals, Crane’s Joel Jamison, Chris Keet, the Ukaladies, and Crane student Bridget Mitchell on her harp. “The concert will feature a bake sale, sno-cones, and a lemonade stand,” said student Austin Coombs. All pro- ceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Tri-Counties. If the $5,000 goal is met, the students will then be able to pick a local child and grant their wish. “If we reach $10,000, then we can help two kids,” explained Natasha Feshbach. Popular wishes include shopping sprees with celebri- ties, trips to Disney World, puppies, and sporting event tickets. The Service Learning students have also participated with Casa Esperanza, Friendship Center, and Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, where they donated activity packs to entertain young cancer patients during their chemotherapy treatments. Tickets for the benefit concert are $15 for adults; kids are free. “The concert is open to the public. We want everyone to come!” said Oliver Welch. Attendees will have the oppor- tunity to pledge money for the cause at the event. For more information, email events@ craneschool.org. Sheriff Employees Promoted Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown promoted three Sheriff’s employees during a ceremony last Thursday, March 29. More than sixty family, friends and colleagues of those promoted attended the event at the Sheriff’s Training Facility in Goleta. Montecito’s Lieutenant Brad McVay began his career with the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office in 1985 as a Reserve Deputy and became a full- time Sheriff’s Deputy the next year. Since that time, Lieutenant McVay has worked numerous patrol assignments, as well as collateral duties, most notably as a veteran canine handler and POST certified canine evaluator. During his past eight years as a ser- geant, Lieutenant McVay supervised patrol squads, a Mobile Field Force Team, and more recently communi- ty based programs, such as Crime Prevention and DARE. He devel- oped the SBSO’s current Volunteer Program, as well as the award win- ning Project Lifesaver Program and Operation Medicine Cabinet. For the last year and a half, he has served as the Adjutant to Sheriff Brown. Sergeant Jeff Greene began his career with the Sheriff’s Office as a Correction Officer in June of 1999, when he was simultaneously hired by the Lompoc Police Department as a Reserve Police Officer. He spent near- ly 20 months working for both agen- cies until he was promoted to Sheriff’s Deputy in 2001, graduating from Alan Hancock Police Academy that same year. Since then, Sergeant Greene has worked assignments at every station, from Carpinteria to Santa Maria. He has been a Field Training Officer and a member of the Gang Unit. He was the Casino Liaison Deputy for the last three years, has been on the Hostage Negotiations Team for the last six years, and has been a Senior Deputy since 2005. Custody Sergeant Anthony Espinoza started his career with the Sheriff’s Office as a Correction Officer in October of 1998 and within a year earned the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association Correction Officer Rookie of the Year award. Custody Sergeant Espinoza has been a training offi- cer for the past eleven years. From October 2006 to January 2007, he was an Acting Senior Correction Officer and in April 2007, he promoted to the rank of Senior Correction Officer. In 2011, he became a member of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT). International Chiari Association The International Chiari Association (ICA) has announced Montecito real- tor Marco Farrell has joined the Board of Directors. The newly formed Santa Barbara-based non-profit aims to edu- cate the public and the medical commu- nity about Chiari malformations, a wide- ly misunderstood neurological disorder. Farrell is the owner of Ultrabands. com, a company specializing in prod- ucts and fundraisers for organiza- tions large and small. Farrell has been involved with local organizations including Semana Nautica, Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, and Sansum Diabetes Foundation. He also has extensive volunteer work. “Nobody has more ideas than Marco Farrell,” said ICA founder and president Pete Dal Bello. Mr. Farrell is the final board mem- ber to be added in ICA’s first year. For more information visit www. ChiariAssociation.org. Carpinteria Aquatics The Carpinteria Community Pool swim club has recently hired two new coaches for the Tritons age group swim team. Head coach Martin Armstrong has been involved with competi- tive swimming for over 30 years, which includes 25 years as a Masters competitor and water polo player. He is a certified ASCA- Level 2 Swim Coach and is a regis- tered US Swimming and JS Masters Swimming Coach. Working with Armstrong is Coach Justin Burdine-Ortega. Justin has a degree in Kinesiology, and spent a number of years as a competitive swimmer and swim coach. The Carpinteria Aquatics Club meets after school at the Carpinteria Community Swimming Pool on Carpinteria Avenue. For more infor- mation call 566-2417. •MJ Lieutenant Brad McVay gets pro- moted by Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown Montecito’s Marco Farrell has joined the Board of Directors of the International Chiari Association 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 22 • The Voice of the Village • WIN WIN $1 MILLION or SANTA BARBARA HOME Ocean Island view 3 bedroom home - Walk to the beach Last Chance to WIN BIG! Raffle Ends - Thursday, April 19 - Call Now - (805) 884-5900 sbcaf.org 8th SANTA BARBARA MI LLI ON DOLLAR HOME RAFFLE Only 19,000 will be sold Tickets $150 CA Registration # 2251 Raffle Benefts - Multi-Ticket Drawing - Buy 2 or more tickets & qualify to win: a BMW 5 series lease or $15,000, dream vacation or $10,000, $4,000 in Nordstrom gift cards and lots of cash! L A S T C H A N C E R a f f l e E n d s A p r il 1 9 Four-Legged Friends of the Library Library Corner by Jody Thomas Jody Thomas is the Montecito Branch Library Supervisor A pproximately 40% of Americans have a dog as a pet. The multi-faceted partnership humans established with dogs has occurred with no other mammal. New research is helping us understand where and when domestication of dogs occurred. Some of this information suggests that it was actually dogs that initiated our relationship, and that we in some ways have been domesticated by them. Domesticated dogs have lived with us so closely and for so long that we assume we know and understand them. The more we scientifcally study dog behavior, however, the more “different” we learn they are. On April 18 th we’ll be discussing what we recently have learned about dog behavior and how it can improve our understanding and ability to relate to dogs. The social behavior of gray wolves (the dog’s immediate ancestor) in captivity was studied as a basis for how people should relate to their pet dogs. Lately we have learned that behavior of these captive wolves dif- fers from that of wolves in the wild. Also, we now know that the social behavior of the dog is in many ways unique from the wolf. How does or should this affect how we treat our pets? We know dogs can be sad, mad, and glad. What about other emo- tions? Do they experience emotions of guilt or jealousy? We know dogs share our ability to learn by classical conditioning (Pavlov) and operant conditioning (Skinner), but do they learn by observation or insight? Join David Chubb, veterinarian and certified pet dog trainer, for our discussion on April 18 th at 4:00 PM. David is the Director of the Perfect Puppy Academy. Worker’s Best Friend Dogs are being used by libraries across the country. Yale Law School, and other universities have dog- lending programs. In addition to books, students can check out a dog for 30 minutes at a time. “It is well documented that visits from thera- py dogs have resulted in increased happiness, calmness and overall emotional well-being,” writes Blair Kauffman, the law librarian. And col- leges are not the only places encour- aging dog/human interaction. A new study supports the stress-reduc- ing benefits of bringing your dog to work to play with, look at, and pet while working. According to a Virginia Commonwealth University study, having a dog at work not only reduces the owners’ stress level but also increased the level of job satis- faction for other employees as well. The study, announced Thursday, was published in the International Journal of Workplace Health Management. “Dogs in the workplace can make a positive difference,” said head researcher Randolph T. Barker. “The differences in perceived stress between days the dog was present and absent were significant. The employees as a whole had higher job satisfaction than industry norms.” There are many companies that have dog-friendly policies such as Amazon and Ben & Jerry’s. According to The Humane Society, there are many ben- efits to having dogs at work, includ- ing improved staff morale, better productivity, and general friendliness among employees. Locally, the Goleta and Carpinteria Public Libraries have two programs involving dogs. The Goleta Library program is called Paws to Read and the program at the Carpinteria Library is called Tail Waggin’ Tutors. Dog friends come to the library to be read to by children learning to read. Dogs are patient and non-judgmental listeners for emerging or struggling readers. We have a raft of books about dogs, including some of our staff favorites: A Dog Year by Jon Katz, A Three Dog Life by Abigail Thomas, Merle’s Door by Ted Kerasote, The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein, Rin Tin Tin by Susan Orlean, and Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind man, His Guide Dog and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero by Michael Hingson. Come hear David Chubb on April 18 th and check out our book selection. And since April is poetry month, I leave you with this one by W. Dayton Wedgefarth: I talk to him when I’m lonesome like; and I’m sure he understands. When he looks at me so attentively, and gently licks my hands; then he rubs his nose on my tai- lored clothes, but I never say naught thereat. For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes, but never a friend like that. 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Then, Room 3 sported their handmade “Magic Hunting Glasses” in the shape of two rabbits to find the eggs on the front patio area. Their egg-collecting bags were painted using cotton balls instead of paint- brushes. As tradition, each family of a pre- schooler donates 12 plastic eggs filled with goodies so that each child can col- lect a dozen eggs on the hunt. Once a child has found 12 eggs, he or she helps others find them until every child has a dozen in their basket. •MJ Our Town by Joanne A. Calitri Joanne is a professional international photographer and journalist. Contact her at : jcalitri_internationalphoto@yahoo.com Egg Hunting At The Y T he YMCA preschool students participated in the annual hunt for Easter eggs on Thursday, April 5, with each group dressed for the occasion and a homemade basket in hand. First on the hunt was Room 1 donning bunny ears made from construction paper, and collecting eggs in recycled cans decorated with art elements and paint. Room 2 kids followed immediately on the tails of their fellow playmates singing, “His Banner Over Me is Love” while jumping through the Y’s backyard fnding the colorful plastic eggs flled with toys and chocolate. Room 3 celebrated the day with the theme of “New Life,” which they explored through insects, plants and other animals, in addition to having two newborn babies visit the class- room. Under teacher Annie Fischer, they learned the story of all faiths at this time of year, from Passover to YMCA pre- schooler Cayden Corral shows off the eggs he found during the annual Easter egg hunt YMCA Room 3 kids race to find the hidden eggs on the front patio of the Y wearing their homemade “Magic Hunting Glasses” in hopes of spotting them easier Room 1 and 2 preschool- ers sport their handmade bunny ears on the hunt for Easter eggs in the backyard play area of the YMCA 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 25 T he spring high school theater season is upon us, and drama departments countywide are working fast and furiously (pardon the cliché, but it’s out there and I couldn’t resist using it) to present what almost always amounts to top- notch productions featuring some of the best talents on display in high schools across the spectrum. Dos Pueblos High School, for exam- ple, is set to present one of the first road-show versions of Broadway’s Tarzan, The Musical (based on the Disney film) over the next couple of weekends. This elaborate production boasts a cast of forty bringing to life the music and lyrics of Phil Collins, costumes by Miller James (an accom- plished director in his own right), and a complete deep jungle stage set replete with talking-singing plants and vines that the high school actors utilize to fly and swing high above the stage (thanks to professional company Flying By Foy, which has provided the harnesses and prepped the actors, who spent up to four hours every day last week learning how to “fly,” or at least swing from vine to vine convinc- ingly). The high-schoolers have been work- ing on Tarzan since September, when they first learned the music, moved on to blocking out the scenes, learned the choreography, and then began work- ing on specific scenes. The main cast features Raymond Cothern, a senior, as Tarzan. Raymond has recently been accepted at USC to attend its game design program. “I love acting,” he says, “but they have the top game design program in the United States.” DP senior Fernanda (“Nanda”) Douglas is Jane. Nanda’s first choice after high school is Columbia University where she intends to major in theater and/or psychology and hopes to appear on a Broadway stage. Montecito resident Jonathan Bommerez, a junior, plays Terk, Tarzan’s best friend. Jonathan plans to attend a film academy but hasn’t chosen a favorite yet. Lose The Elephant! Backing up the actors will be musi- cal director John Douglas (he is also Fernanda’s father and often plays A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason – J.P. 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Flying through the trees is no big deal to Tarzan (Raymond Cothern) but for Jane (Fernanda Douglas) it’s apparently a completely differ- ent story (photo by Kanga LaVrado) The cast of Tarzan, The Musical features talking-and-singing plants, a gorilla band, English explorers, and native tribesmen inhabiting an elaborate stage set deep in the African jungle, all buttressed by a musical score by rocker Phil Collins (photo by Kanga LaVrado) Coming & Going by James Buckley Swinging From The Vines COMInG & GOInG Page 314 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 26 • The Voice of the Village • W hen Germany agreed to an armistice on November 11, 1918, thus ending The Great War (WWI), Belgium found itself among the most devastated of European countries. Military action accounted for over 65,000 deaths of soldiers and civilians and another 55,000 died of famine and disease. Belgium’s industries lay in rubble, its farmland in waste, and whole neighborhoods ceased to exist. On October 2, 1919, the U.S.S. George Washington docked at Hoboken, New York, and landed King Albert and Queen Elizabeth of Belgium along with their son Crown Prince Leopold and a royal retinue of 37. The first guests of the U.S. government since Lafayette laid the cornerstone on the Bunker Hill Monument a hundred years earlier, they planned to spend 26 days on a coast to coast visit of the United States. When President Wilson proved to be too ill to see the Belgian delega- tion, King Albert cancelled most of his Eastern tour and decided to head for California. Herbert Hoover, for- mer chairman of the Commission for Relief for Belgium, arranged a last minute visit to Santa Barbara for the royal suite. Secretary of State Robert Lansing advised Santa Barbara Mayor Harvey T. Nielson that the King wanted the visit to be low key. The telegram stated, “The King is going to Santa Barbara to be perfectly quiet and desires to have no official reception or recognition… You are advised that the king will be incognito while in Santa Barbara. You are requested to observe the above suggestion to the fullest extent.” Well, Santa Barbara tried but it was just not in her nature to be inhospi- table. As the special 12-car train raced across the continent with a crate full of “buttons” (then-slang for kingly med- als), “low-key” plans in Santa Barbara proliferated. Speeding Across the Continent On the westward journey, rather than reposing in sedate seclusion as befitted his station, Albert proved that he was just a “regular guy” and no ordinary king. He had studied jour- nalism and worked for several news- papers before assuming the crown, and he was known to travel incognito to various spots in Belgium to assess problems and situations for himself. When the special crossed into Ohio, King Albert climbed into the locomo- tive and took the throttle for ten miles. As they sped through the grain fields of the Midwest, the King said he was not unmindful of the food they had sent to his starving people in the des- perate days of the war. And he paid homage to the gallantry of Ohio’s 37 th Division and the significant part they played in delivering Belgium from the Central Powers. At Cheyenne, Wyoming, Albert climbed into the engine cab to sit behind the engineer for the long ride through the moonlight. At a stop at Sparks, Nevada, Albert was miss- ing when the engineer called “All Aboard.” He had gone for a walk up The Way It Was by Hattie Beresford King Albert of Belgium Visits Santa Barbara Ms Beresford is a retired English and American his- tory teacher of 30 years in the Santa Barbara School District. She is author of two Noticias, “El Mirasol: From Swan to Albatross” and “Santa Barbara Grocers,” for the Santa Barbara Historical Society. the tracks and lost sight of time. At Truckee, Albert and his son climbed aboard the first of the two engines that dragged the train up the grade. They ate lunch with the railroad men and then climbed on top of a baggage car for a better view of the canyons, mountain peaks and mining towns of the Sierras. After reaching Sacramento, the train turned south and reached Santa Barbara at precisely 9:06 am on Saturday, October 11, when the royal party was greeted by thousands of cheering Santa Barbarans. Whisked away in several cars, the King and his retinue were delivered to Montecito where two estates had been secured for their use. King Albert and fam- ily stayed at Casa Dorinda, the newly completed William Henry and Anna Bliss mansion in Montecito. Much of his retinue stayed at Mira Vista, the estate built by I.G. Waterman in the 1890s. Highlights of the Visit To honor the King, city officials renamed the almost-completed “Round the City Boulevard” (today’s APS) as King Alfred Boulevard. The press was impressed with Queen Elizabeth’s gray walking suit and “snappy gray turban with two tassels hanging over the side around which had been flung a fluffy white veil. The veil, an open effect, shielded her entire face and had been brought down tight under the chin and then folded and tied behind.” After settling in at Casa Dorinda, King Albert gave the lie to his desire to be “perfectly quiet and left entirely alone” by heading for the Miramar where he plunked down 25 cents for a bathing suit and plunged into surf while Queen Elizabeth watched from the beach. The royal party’s four days in Santa Barbara were filled with tour- istic activities. Prince Leopold went for a motorcy- cle ride and spent half his time trying to make the machine run. The rebel- lious bike ran in spurts and emitted black smoke and noise, once throwing the prince to the ground. According to Left to right: Queen Elizabeth, King Albert, and Prince Leopold debarked the George Washington on October 2, 1919 for a month-long visit to the United States (Courtesy of Library of Congress) King Albert swam every day of his stay in Montecito and the royal party gathered underneath the umbrellas at Miramar Beach (Photo courtesy of Santa Barbara Historical Museum) Alan and Macolm Loughead (Lockheed) at the controls of their F-1 Seaplane which flew King Albert and Queen Elizabeth on an arial tour of the channel, Santa Cruz Island, the Rincon, and the Santa Barbara coastline (Photo courtesy of Santa Barbara Historical Museum) Queen Elizabeth, flanked by Prince Leopold and King Albert, ceremoniously planted a citrus tree in the Mission’s Sacred Garden (Photo courtesy of Santa Barbara Historical Museum) 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 27 A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at – Bruce Lee the Morning Press, he returned to the Bliss estate “dirty, greasy, and thor- oughly happy.” Meanwhile, C.K.G. Billings offered King Albert the use of Uhlan, his world-champion trotter. When the king went for his first ride on the record-setting steed, he found Sheriff James Ross guarding the gate. In his memoir, Herbert Hoover writes, “At that time, Santa Barbara still main- tained a Hollywood sheriff with a ten-gallon hat, high boots, and two revolvers.” Ross’s attempt at address- ing the king properly was a comic “O King” instead of “Your Majesty,” but Albert found it endearing and assured the sheriff that it was perfectly cor- rect. The two rode together daily and according to Hoover, “the two became devoted to each other.” The sheriff received the Order of Leopold I when their time together ended. Both the King and Queen flew out to the Channel Islands in Malcolm and Allan H. Loughead’s F-1 seaplane and were suitably impressed with the Santa Barbara landscape, which reminded them of parts of Italy and particularly of Nice. Albert was fond of walking and hiking and included those activities in each of his days. One day found him walking from Casa Dorinda to Solana, the Frederick Forest Peabody Estate where he dropped in quite informally and had tea with Frederick. Another day, Albert and his hiking companions reached Las Canoas Drive when the king became thirsty. His aide approached the little frame cot- tage belonging to Hattie Brinkerhoff. Caught in a time warp of the 1890s, complete with Gibson girl hairdo, high-button shoes and a corseted wasp waist, Hattie was used to being teased. (Once the police chief jokingly gave her buckboard a parking ticket.) So, when a stranger knocked on the door and asked for a drink of water for the King of Belgium, she chuck- led and pointed to the pump. This jokester could help himself, and, a bit taken aback, he did. Eventually, the truth dawned on Hattie and she was completely mortified. Nevertheless, she ended up naming her little canyon King Albert Glen in honor of the visit. A Whirlwind Tour of Town From visitations to the three pre- mier hotels in town (Potter, Arlington, and El Mirasol) to planting redwood trees at Alameda Park to picking wal- nuts in Goleta, Albert and his queen saw it all. Visiting the recreation cen- ter, he especially wanted to see the building where “so many things had been made for his country during the war.” The Red Cross building, built for $9,000 by members of the Red Cross during the war, would find its peacetime use as a gymnasium. A tour of the Flying A studios found Albert at a screening of the film taken during his flight in the Loughhead (Lockheed) seaplane the day before. The select audience chuckled at the antics of Agent Bill Nye as he attempt- ed to protect the king from the ador- ing mob. On Sunday, a special mass was held for the King after which the royal fam- ily was invited into the sacred garden, special dispensation being given the queen since women were not allowed in the cloistered area. She earned the honor by ceremoniously planting an orange tree. The last day was a busy one. Up at 6 am, the royal family hiked to Mira Vista and, gathering their retinue, “tramped across country to the Bothin place in the hills.” Breakfast was pre- pared out of doors and eaten by a blazing campfire. Then the King rode over Cold Spring and Hot Springs trails before taking the royal family to Arcady where the party swam in George Owen Knapp’s indoor Roman pool. After an afternoon swim at the Miramar, Albert rode Uhlan on the beach while the tide was out. The press reported, “They made a won- derful picture, the tall, soldierly king and the beautiful black Uhlan….” By 10 pm that evening the visit was over, and the train headed for San Francisco and King Albert’s official welcome to California. At the end of the month, hopefully reinvigorated by his time in Santa Barbara, he was back in New York and Washington, D.C. working to secure assistance for Belgium’s recovery in the form of loans and business relations. Sources: contemporary news articles in Morning Press and New York Times; arti- cles by Stella Haverland Rouse and Walker Tompkins; Noticias 1963, the Memoirs of Herbert Hoover, Book 2, Chapter 2 •MJ Back in Washington, D.C., King Albert and Queen Elizabeth bid goodbye to the Wilsons at the White House (Photo Courtesy of Library of Congress) King Albert on C.K.G. Billing’s record-setting trotter, Uhlan, on the beach in Santa Barbara (Photo cour- tesy of Santa Barbara Historical Museum) 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 28 • The Voice of the Village • Santa Barbara Flyfishers Club Annual Fundraiser Dinner and Auctions Tuesday, April 24th - 6 PM The Santa Barbara Flyfishers Club promotes recreational fresh and saltwater flyfishing, conducts a Youth Fly Fishing Academy, provides aquariums and eggs to school classrooms to study the trout life cycle, monitors clean-up of the local Santa Ynez River and supports local efforts for healthy waters and fish habitat. 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HEADS & TAILS AUCTION Sage Model 4500 Reel OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - FOR INFORMATION GO TO: sbflyfishers.com then click: Annual Fundraiser 2012 or contact Otto Schleich at 805-964-5883 P h o t o C o u r t e s y o f M a r l o n R a m p y 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 29 I require three things in a man: he must be handsome, ruthless, and stupid – Dorothy Parker Fit Wise by Jason Baker Why We Eat Jason Baker is Founder and President of Fitness 805 and has been a per- sonal trainer in Montecito for over a decade. He can be contacted at jbaker@ fitness805.com. M ost of us don’t realize how often we eat when we’re not hungry. Believe it or not, this can quickly become a problem. For many people, there is a serious disparity between meals they need and meals they fall into the habit of eating. This is often overlooked due to the fact that increased public awareness of the dan- gers of unhealthy food makes us more concerned with the content of our diet than portion and meal frequency. Vilification of ‘bad’ food can give us a false idea that so long as we avoid eating certain things, we will be healthy – and that the dangers of obe- sity, diabetes and high blood pressure won’t affect us so long as we stay away from corn syrup and saturated fats. In actuality, it is our eating habits (when, how often, and how much we eat) as much as the nutritional makeup of the food we eat that decide how healthy our diets are. Recently, I sat down with Fitness 805‘s life coach and M.A. in Psychology Petra Beumer and asked her that com- plicated question that seems so simple at first glance: Why do we eat when we are not hungry? Her immediate response shouldn’t surprise us. “Using food to feel better is very common,” explains Petra. In times when we are, for whatever reason, feeling down, “reaching for food repre- sents a ‘quick fix’ and provides imme- diate, however, short-lived comfort.” Not many people can claim inno- cence here, and there’s barely a need to explain the problems with this behav- ior. Beyond the physical health ramifi- cations, reminds Petra, “the emotional eater is left with the original feeling plus the added guilt of eating.” Lose – lose. In fact, it’s even worse than this. Comfort eating is a short-term solution to a bad mood, and can begin to create a reliance on food as a mood stabilizer, explains Petra. Unlike a weakness for fast food, self-medicating with emo- tional eating is a problem that tends to worsen over time. The more you rely on food when you feel bad, the worse you will feel and the more you will need to eat. But it’s not just sufferers of some- thing as serious as chronic depression who find themselves falling into this behavior; we eat for reasons ranging from anxiety to plain old boredom. Comfort Eating Prevention Our goal should be to make our- selves fully aware of our own eating habits: Keep track of how often you eat between meals or go for seconds (or thirds). Become aware of your intake amount, not only of what you eat. If you find yourself going for food between meals, take a moment to look for an answer as to why you’re eating. If your motivation isn’t hunger, take the time to think. “Emotional eaters need to learn to separate hunger from other needs,” Petra explains. “Ask yourself: What am I really in need of right now? How am I feeling?” Petra even suggests people more concerned about their weight may even want to start making entries into a ‘food/mood’ journal in order to keep track of which specific feeling caused them to eat at a specific time. Now, realizing that feeling down or bored can make you eat shouldn’t make you worry that you’re in worse emotional shape than you thought. We all need little boosts now and then to shake off our mood or worries. So what’s the biggest challenge? Finding activities to stabilize your mood to replace the habit of emotional eating. – Take a walk. Get yourself out of your house, and you’ll be surprised how much stress or bad mood you leave behind. – Call a friend. Just call someone for no other reason than to talk. Not only is this a useful distraction, interaction tends to boost our spirits at any time. – Indulge in something else. Read something, watch something, do something you want to do. Substitute an activity for snacking. Remember, this is something most of us do now and again. The point is, we need to be aware of when, why and how often we eat when we aren’t hungry, or it can quickly become a real problem. Be mindful, know your habits and learn to distinguish hunger from emotional motivation to eat. You don’t want this sneaking up on you. •MJ Comfort eating is a short-term solution to a bad mood, and can begin to create a reliance on food as a mood stabilizer It’s a well known fact cats manipulate humans to do their bidding by using some powerful sort of mind control Coup De Grace by Grace Rachow Ms. Rachow has had a lifelong affection for all creatures, and this has led her down many strange paths. The Mystery of Maude P eople who know of my love for dogs might be surprised to learn I’ve shared space with many cats over the years. The most amazing one of all was Maude. A gray tabby with white bib and boots, she could have passed for ordinary if not for her tail. It poked through the bars of her cage at the animal shelter, and it sported raccoon- ish bands of black and gray alternat- ing with gold, as if some mischievous teenager had been experimenting with the Lady Clairol. As soon as I saw this tail, I knew Maude was the cat for me. In return for the favor of springing her from the hoosegow, Maude emp- tied our backyard of pesky gophers. She kept raccoons, skunks and opos- sums safely on the other side of the fence. Usually, she left birds alone, though, maybe because she knew I loved them as much as I loved her. However, one day a hummingbird flew low in Maude’s vicinity. She leapt straight up, twisted mid-flight, and landed gracefully with the bird in her mouth. Maude’s look said, well, of course I could do that, but now what? I figured the hummingbird was a goner. I held out my hand. Maude put the creature in my palm. And just like that it vibrated to life. The bird zoomed to a nearby treetop and chirped. It wasn’t even stunned much less injured from Maude’s catch and release. It’s a well known fact cats manipu- late humans to do their bidding by using some powerful sort of mind control. Maude was especially bril- liant at this. I’d focus on a task of my own choosing, not thinking of the cat. Suddenly my mind switched gears. I’d find myself fluffing her pillow, opening her door, or fetching her a tasty tidbit. I wondered (and I know I’m not the only cat lover who’s suspected this) if she was from a race of technologically advanced extraterrestrials, and she’d cleverly planted an electronic gizmo deep in my brain. For 18 years Maude kept doing amazing things, and her health was so excellent I speculated she might live forever. It was a bit out of character then that her grand finale was simply a stroke that took her ability to eat. Sometimes animals recover from strokes and return to something close to normal. After a few days it was clear Maude was not going to improve. With sadness I made an appointment for later that day for the vet to ease her out of her earthly predicament. I planned to spend that last morning with Maude in the backyard, enjoying bird sounds. Maude stretched out in her favorite sunny spot. I hovered. The phone rang. It was my friend and fellow animal lover Fran Davis. My attention was taken briefly with the call. When I looked back, Maude was gone. She’d been so weak she couldn’t have gone far. I searched the whole rest of the day… the bushes, the hedg- es, and even the neighboring yards. Long story short, I never found her. I expected that eventually I’d come across her remains… but no. The only theory that fit the facts was that she truly had been from an alien race, and her “people” had come to beam her up. Crazy, yes, but a fitting story to end the tale of an amazing cat. Years passed with no new light on the mystery. Then on a recent Sunday, I defied heavy winds to garden. In an area that’d been raked hundreds of times since Maude disappeared, I noticed a fragment of a cat-sized skull. I glanced at branches swaying in the wind, and high above was a large nest. Maybe a bird of prey was the culprit in Maude’s mysterious exit? Probably the bit of bone had been dislodged by the wind and fell to the ground. The flying saucer story had been fun, but a swooping owl was a more rational explanation. I thought I finally had the true answer, but first I checked to see if this skull fragment was really from a cat. I Googled cat anatomy images and discovered the teeth were not feline. Neither were they raccoon’s, nor skunk’s. I had the mandible of an ornery opossum. Now that I think about it, that bone appeared on April 1, and the most likely scenario was Maude’s space- ship had been in the neighborhood, and she wanted to play a little April Fools’ prank on me. As I said, Maude was a most extraor- dinary cat. •MJ 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 30 • The Voice of the Village • MISCELLAnY (Continued from page 19) 100 beds, provided 164,615 meals and 61,576 safe nights of shelter. Figures to ponder... Oprah’s Openness With woeful ratings and recent staff cutbacks, Oprah Winfrey has admit- ted she launched her struggling cable TV network, OWN, “before it was ready” and says she would have tried something else had she known it was going to be so hard. In a surprisingly candid interview on CBS This Morning, the former TV queen added she should have waited before her hugely popular talk show ended last May after 25 years before starting her eponymous network. And she revealed to hosts Charlie Rose and her best friend, Gayle King, she had been upset by the negative press lambasting her for the chan- nel’s low ratings and for canceling a talk show hosted by Rosie O’Donnell after just six months. “If I were writing a book about it, I might call it ‘101 Mistakes,’” she said. “Launching when we really weren’t ready to launch is like having the wedding when you know you’re not ready... but the invitations are out.” Oprah even considered quitting recently after all the bad press, partic- ularly after USA Today printed a head- line: “Not standing on her OWN.” But she says she is adamant in continuing to fight and she had been desperate to launch the channel after being approached by the Discovery Channel. “I believe I am here to fulfill a calling,” adds Oprah. “Because I am a female who is African-American who’s been so blessed in the world, there is never going to be a time to quit. I will die in the midst of doing what I love to do. And that is using my voice and using my life to try to inspire others to live the best of theirs.” Discovery Communications Inc. has shelled out more than $312 million in an attempt to get the struggling chan- nel off the ground, but on average it attracts fewer than 300,000 viewers for its prime-time shows, according to the top TV ratings agency, Nielsen. But OWN recently got a much need- ed shot in the arm that will see a boost in the number of homes the channel can be seen in after a new distribution deal with Comcast, according to the Wall Street Journal. The agreement will mean an extra 3 million viewers, bringing its avail- ability to 83 million homes... Christopher’s Casa One of our most colorful charac- ters, Emmy-winning Back to the Future actor Christopher Lloyd is selling his Montecito home. Christopher, 73, built the 4,600-sq- ft single level Umbria-inspired four- bedroom house after his former home on the five-acre site was burned down in the 2008 Tea Fire, a disaster that destroyed 210 properties and burned 1,940 acres. Also known for his roles in the popular sitcom Taxi and as Uncle Fester in the Addams Family mov- ies, Christopher, who has been cast with John Leguizamo in the upcom- ing ABC comedy series Only Fools and Horses, based on the long run- ning British TV show, now wants to downsize and spend more time in New Mexico, according to his veteran realtor Lisa Loiacono of Sotheby’s International Realty. The property is priced at $6.45 mil- lion... Space Saver Santa Barbara author Eve Briere is a great believer in space – and the right way to use it. Eve, who describes herself as a life skills coach, has just published 31 spaces, 31 days, a 108-page book show- ing how to maximize space and de- clutter your home. “With my retail background, I went from designing closets to whole office and residential space,” she explained at a bijou launch bash at Tecolote, the lively literary lair in the Upper Village. “People want to get the optimal use of their space. If you’re organized on a daily basis you’re organized in life. Many people, unfortunately, are out of touch with themselves. Organization is a lifestyle choice.” Eve has nearly finished her sec- ond tome, as yet untitled. It deals with learning how to have a success- ful daily schedule and meeting your commitments. Hopefully, you’ll have enough space on the shelf for it after reading the new book... Monumental Ma-n Many attendees at the Yo-Yo Ma event at the Granada, part of UCSB’s popular Arts & Lectures series, were probably surprised his latest concert at the venue was more reminiscing on his highly successful multi-Grammy Award winning career rather than playing his 300-year-old cello. The 90-minute show “Reflecting on a Life in Music,” sponsored by Montecito grande dame Leslie Ridley-Tree, began with Ma, 57, play- ing the prelude from Bach’s cello suite No.1 and a concerto by Russian com- poser Dmitri Shostakovich, while fill- ing in the rest of the time recounting his multifaceted career from his early days living in Paris and his life-chang- ing move to New York. He describes his lecture tour, which includes expounding on his multi- cultural Silk Road Project, founded in 1998, as “a way of encouraging people in the audience to reflect on their lives while communicating the perception of the changes in my life.” The real treat was left until the end when Ma played all six cello suites from Bach. It was a sublime performance. No wonder all of UCSB’s five Nobel Laureates were in attendance... Staples Center Stage Over at the Lobero, Mozart and Tchaikovsky held sway when the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, under the capable baton of Heiichiro Ohyama, hosted “Staples Center Stage,” starring Sheryl Staples, the orchestra’s former concertmaster, who is now principal associate concertmas- ter with the New York Philharmonic. Her consummate ease playing Mozart’s “Turkish” Concerto No.5 in A major was apparent to all. The entertaining program wrapped with Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence in D minor, a nod to the Italian city he visited in 1890 and where he wrote his opera The Queen of Spades in just 44 days. The orches- tral piece was originally written as an ambitious chamber work for a string sextet... Dance the Night Away Santa Barbara Festival Ballet, known for its annual performance of The Nutcracker with a full orchestra at the Arlington, showed its paces at the Lobero with an impressive nine-part work of ballet pieces. With Wimbledon only a few months away, “Badinage with Homage to Charles Moulton,” an all-whites tennis piece excellently choreographed by Valerie Huston to music by Rimsky- Korsakov and Rossini, opened the well-produced show. Of particular note were Nancy Colahan’s “In Tandem,” with impres- sive choreography by State Street Ballet dancer Leila Drake and SB Dance Theater’s Kyle Castillo, and Christina McCarthy’s “Question,” an eight dancer work with wonderfully flowing monastic costumes. It was a long way from Tchaikovsky... Anniversary Anticipation It’s hard to believe the first anniver- sary of the wedding of Prince William to the former Kate Middleton is just two weeks away, but the couple seem- ingly get more popular with age. A massive pre-order for Mattel’s “Royal Wedding” gift set has already sold out after less than two months and now the toy giant, based in El Segundo, California, is churning out tens of thousands more, which cost around $100 a pair. Designed by Robert Best, the same person who created the Mad Men Barbie dolls, as well as the Grace Kelly bridal doll, the royal figurines are wearing tiny replicas of the out- fits worn at Westminster Abbey, with William in his bright red Irish Guards uniform and the Duchess of Cambridge in her stunning Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wed- ding gown. Hurry, hurry... Rest in Peace On a personal note, I mourn the passing of Mike Wallace, undoubtedly one of America’s best newsmen, whose glittering career spanned six decades. The 60 Minutes correspondent, who retired from the top CBS show in 2006 after 40 years, but still did occasional pieces, lived just round the corner from me when I lived on Manhattan’s Upper Eastside. His craggy urbane presence was often in my building at East 66th and Madison, given a neighbor was a good friend of the veteran reporter. The 60 Minutes offices were just across from the CBS studios on West 57th Street, where I taped the Joan Rivers Show and Geraldo Rivera as resi- dent gossip for many years, and I would often stop to chat with him. Despite his age, he played tennis on a regular basis well into his eight- ies, before moving to New Canaan, Connecticut, to spend his last years. It was there he died at the weekend at the age of 93... Sightings: Christopher Lloyd nosh- ing at Olio e Limone... Former NYPD Blue star Dennis Franz shopping at Nordstrom’s in Paseo Nuevo... UCSB Gauchos women’s basketball team and coach, Carlene Mitchell, celebrat- ing their Big West tournament victory at a dinner hosted by owners Jack and Emilie Sears at Café Del Sol Pip! Pip! for now Readers with tips, sightings and amusing items for Richard’s column should e-mail him at richardmineards@ verizon.net or send invitations or other correspondence to the Journal •MJ Space expert Eve Briere launches new book 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 31 Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it – John D. Rockefeller Discount coupons not accepted during sale. Sale excludes consignment items, books, soil & amendments and special orders. Diana Paradise PO Box 30040, Santa Barbara, CA 93130 Email: DianaParadise_@hotmail.com Portfolio Pages: www.DianaParadise.com Prices start at $3200 for a 24”x36” oil portrait of one person. COMInG & GOInG (Continued from page 25) piano during Circle Bar B productions, directs the orchestra at Westmont, and performs at various venues). Others involved in the production include co-director-producer-choreographer Gioia Marchese and assistant cho- reographer Janina Mason (both DP alumni), scenic designer Ted Dolas, lighting designer Leigh Allen, and master technicians John Faass and Ted Jenkins. Dos Pueblos Theater teacher Clark Sayre, whose extensive per- sonal résumé includes appearances on Broadway and in a number of Hollywood films, directs the show. Because of DP’s long involvement with Disney (a vice-president of Disney is expected to attend), Dos Pueblos is one of a very small number of high schools in the entire nation to put on what are called “pilot” produc- tions of Disney material. After Tarzan closed on Broadway in 2007, the book was rewritten and other changes were made, although most of the musical score remains. Removed, for example, was the elephant character (it was too big and unmanageable for a high school production). Tarzan, The Musical The following is a synopsis of the show as seen through the eyes of the three principal performers. Nanda (Jane): “I actually read the novel (Tarzan of the Apes). Jane Porter in Disney’s Tarzan is a proper English woman. She is very proud of her achievements as a botanist and an explorer. They go to Africa with the intent of studying gorillas. She gets distracted by all these plants (her great love is botany, after all), and she is rescued from a life-threatening situation by Tarzan. He shows her even more of the jungle than she has already seen; she falls in love with all she’s discovered there and the plants (some of the students have been cast as plants) that open up to her. She enters this enchanting world, and at the end she must make a choice: does she want to be where she knows she’ll be happy the rest of her life with the beauty that surrounds her, or should she go back to England?” Jonathan (Terk): “I’m a gorilla and Tarzan’s best friend who has always been ostracized by the other gorillas because I was ‘different.’ In the animated version, Terk has something of a posse and a num- ber of friends, but in the musical, he’s written as a loner, kind of like Tarzan is. When [Tarzan and I] get older, I notice that Tarzan is tying knots and making fire and I can’t do these things. So, I used to be the guy that pushed him around but now here he is twice as tall and can do all these things that make me feel infe- rior. I’m more of a comedic relief role. I, of course, hate Jane because Tarzan is spending way more time with her and I’m jealous.” Raymond (Tarzan): “What my role revolves around is the joy of discovering something new and realizing it was part of me my entire life. Realizing where I come from and who I really am. It’s very inter- esting. Tarzan is more confident and can do more things. At the same time, he’s been trying his whole life to be accepted by Kerchak, the leader of the gorilla group. So he does really strive for acceptance by Kerchak. At first, of course, Tarzan has no idea what to make of [this curious creature] Jane, but he does save her life.” “Don’t expect gorilla suits,” Nanda laughs before adding, “It’s really spec- tacular with all the lights and the sets and the costumes together. Visually, it’s a real masterpiece.” As for the famous Tarzan yell? You’ll only hear it once off-stage, at the end of the show. ••• All 750 seats for opening night have already been sold out, but additional performances are scheduled for 7 pm on Saturday April 14 and Thursday, Friday, and Saturday on April 19, 20 21. There’ll be two 2 pm matinees April 14 and again on April 21. Prices are $13 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. To order, go to: www. dptheatrecompany.org, or the the- ater box office at Dos Pueblos in the Elings Performing Arts Center at 7266 Alameda Avenue in Goleta. •MJ (from left) Raymond Cothern, Fernanda Douglas, and Jonathan Bommerez are Tarzan, Jane, and Terk in Dos Pueblos High School produc- tion of Tarzan, The Musical (photo by Kanga LaVrado) 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 32 • The Voice of the Village • I of course went into my self-imposed exile in 1969 when I got off the music bus of New York City and went to Big Sur. We have that in common. And we loved each other’s music. So we already had this simpatico. She’s very universal, and a true humanitarian. On paper, this isn’t a collaboration that would seem to make sense. What did you see as the thread connecting you? When I first heard her, it touched my soul, my spirit so deeply. Something was vibrating there, a resonance. And when I found out she was a fan of my music, too, I knew we would work together. It’s just music. I don’t put labels on it. It’s totally different. You wouldn’t expect us to find each other. But I believe that what you’re looking for in life is also looking for you… So I can’t really say in words what our musical connection is, other than a merging of our connection. She’s a deep sensitive, and her voice is so beautiful. She lifts you up. When we play, something happens so that the molecules change in the atmosphere. People go home in another state… It’s two worlds coming together with deep respect and caring for each oth- er’s tradition. I don’t know how to label it, or myself. I just know that we get drunk when we play together. Tell me about the night in Athens when you made the CD together. I had a dream to make a musi- cal marriage between our cultures. She sings these ancient Byzantine prayers and songs that are so moving to me, and those wonderful songs by Theodorakis. After the dreams per- colated for years, when we finally played at the Acropolis it was an amazing night. Manfred Eicher from ECM [Lloyd’s label, and the most respected company in jazz and world music] came and Theodorakis was there too. Everybody came out for it. It was a confluence of ancient and modern, my quartet and two Greek musicians, just a beautiful night. Now we’re going to create something amaz- ing here in Santa Barbara… I’ve been writing pieces for her to sing so the concert is a potpourri of my music and culture and her ancient wisdom of what Greece has brought to the world. She’s the embodiment of all that. It’s a beautiful providence that happened right here in Santa Barbara. How are you feeling about going to play in Memphis for the first time in almost fifty years? It’s emotional. I was a kid when I left at eighteen and I hardly ever went back. The music part was fantastic, the environment; it was a Mecca for me when I was growing up. Then I moved to New York, travelled around the world and now I finally got invit- ed back. So there’s an emotional ring. It’s a good invitation. And the mayor and all the folks are giving me the star on the walk of fame. It should be really interesting. It’s almost like between these two shows they’re bringing you to your own history and ancient history to you. Yeah, that’s beautiful. I played with all the blues guys in Memphis, Howlin’ Wolf and BB King, Bobby “Blue” Bland. It was a wonderful laboratory to grow up in; I feel like I knew more in college at eighteen about improvising than the people teaching the classes. And I keep play- ing and learning, bringing the music around the world. When I went to Capetown last year, they told me “We’ve been waiting for you.” It brought tears to my eyes. It makes me almost afraid to go to Memphis, because I think it will be emotion- al. The invitation was a long time coming; maybe it’s like “no wine before it’s time.” The fruit just had to ripen… I just have to keep my humil- ity intact and stay in service to the music… I’m still a sound seeker, on a never-ending journey. The Lloyd-Farantouri concert closes out the Jazz at the Lobero series on Wednesday at 8pm. Tickets cost $40 and $50. Call 963-0761 or visit www.lobero.com. •MJ C harles Lloyd’s concert Wednesday, April 18 at the Lobero Theater with famed classical Greek singer Maria Farantouri has been a decade and a journey across continents in the making, but it got its start right here in Montecito. Lloyd and Farantouri first met back in 2002 at the home of a mutu- al friend, Jimmy Argyropoulos. The Montecito businessman, a tennis partner of Lloyd’s, had arranged for Farantouri to come to Santa Barbara to celebrate the creation of the Greek Studies Department at UCSB. Lloyd was impressed by her vocal technique and the beauty of her husky contralto, and felt a soul connection even before he found out she’d had a poster of him on the wall of her London apartment when she lived there during the dicta- torship in Greece. The following year, Lloyd invited Farantouri to join him on stage at his concert in Athens, and soon the saxo- phonist and his wife, Dorothy Darr, became good friends with the singer and her family. During their almost annual social visits, they explored their mutual interests, with Lloyd tak- ing in the history and landscapes and developing an interest in the centuries of Greek music favored by Farantouri, while also creating lyrics for some his own compositions for her to sing. It wasn’t until 2010, though, that they officially collaborated in concert in a show at the Hellenic Festival in Athens during the summer. The con- cert was recorded and turned into a CD released last year, which won raves from critics and music lovers across the globe. Farantouri is best known as the singer who most incisively interpreted the protest music of Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis, who she joined at age 16, but is equally comfortable in the classics and the Byzantine sacred tradition, as heard on the CD. Now Farantouri is coming to America once again to join Lloyd and his New Quartet – pianist Jason Moran, bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Eric Harland along with Greek lyra player Socrates Sinopoulos – for a series of three concerts begin- ning, naturally, here in Santa Barbara. One week before those breakthrough shows begin, however, Lloyd sans Farantouri is also performing in Memphis, his birthplace, for the first time since he moved away back in 1964. Lloyd talked about the milestone events on the eve of flying to Memphis earlier this week. Q. What drew to you Maria’s music when you first heard her sing? A. She’s like a Venus, the Greek goddess. Her voice is just angelic and beautiful. And her singing took me back to my childhood and Billie Holiday even though they don’t sound anything alike. But that direct connec- tion touched my soul very deeply. I was bowled over when I heard her sing here in Montecito at the house, and I was knocked out by both her spirit and her quality. She blew the roof off the house at Campbell Hall. She lived in exile from 1967-74… and Greek singer Maria Farantouri first met jazz legend Charles Lloyd in Montecito in 2002 at a mutual friend’s house, but didn’t officially collaborate until 2010 at a Hellenic Festival in Athens Maria Farantouri joins Charles Lloyd and his quartet on stage at the Lobero on Wednesday, April 18 for the last Jazz at the Lobero concert of the season Where Ancient Greece Meets Modern Jazz On Music 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 years. 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 33 At the end of the Beatles, I really was done in for the first time in my life; until then I really was a kind of cocky sod – Paul McCartney Introducing! “Age Corrective” Skincare by Eminence Organics New collagen boosting skincare with Natural Retinol Alternative Complex and Swiss Green Apple stem cell technology! 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But marketing director Jonah Haas and production manager Satory Palmer – two of the five of the core organizers (the others are network and communications coordinator Alan Avila, administrative manager Andrew Garrard and art & outreach coordinator Luke Holden) – sat down with me last weekend to give it a shot. Here are some excerpts: Q. What is Lucidity? Haas: The word for me is about clear and present awareness. I associ- ate with lucid dreaming, which I’ve been doing most of my life. When you become lucid in your dreams you recognize that you can do anything you want. The possibilities are infi- nite. You can shoot laser beams out of your fingers, you can fly, you can walk through walls, and create things from nothing. And you let go of fear. There’s nothing to be afraid of. That ripples over into life. We have infinite potential in our waking reality also. We can create whatever we want to have. The five of us came together… and we’re all learning that lucidity really does exist in our waking reality. Palmer: I like the idea of lucid liv- ing. It has to do with clarity of under- standing and seeing things how they are. [For example], a lot of the coming together of people and events, the stuff going on at the festival, was built on our preconceptions. But we’ve been blown out of the water by this sweet blend of big name talent and local people playing alongside each other. We’ve reached out to open it to anyone and everyone who wants to be a part of it, making it easily acces- sible. The result has been an amazing mesh network of everyone who wants to do beautiful things together; only those who don’t want to collaborate have trouble finding a place here… All are equal and the line-up mixes and matches, blurs the line between participant and audience… We’re try- ing to rewrite the whole story of what a festival is. Is the festival is a physical expression of this vision, or an opportunity for people do just do what they want? Palmer: It’s both. My emphasis is on coming out of the fog of the dream, a waking life expression of that, very active in a very focused way coming together with people to do something that isn’t an escape at all but is com- pletely grounded in our every day reality. We’re not creating a fanta- syland. It’s real life. So much of our community is involved that after the festival you can go to Santa Barbara and meet the folks that made this hap- pen. It’s all happening around us all the time. Live Oak Camp is the location for the three- day Lucidity Festival that will feature art installations, music, per- formance art, encampments, themed areas, and much more, taking place April 13-15 (Photo credit: David Pricco) EnTERTAInMEnT Page 344 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 34 • The Voice of the Village • Lymphatic Therapy Reduce swelling, boost your immune system and increase your body's ability to flter out toxins with Lymphatic Terapy Jennifer Schwarz, LMT, MLD (805) 452-2678 Licensed and certifed through Norton School of Lymphatic Terapy and Center for Lymphatic Health • Certified Designers • Fine Custom Cabinetry • Unique Styles & Finishes • All Architectural Periods Visit our Showroom Upstairs at 635 1 /2 N. Milpas at Ortega • 962-3228 Licensed & Insured CL # 604576 Great Kitchens Don’t Just Happen . . . They Happen by Design. CABINETS • COUNTERTOPS • DESIGN SERVICES • INSTALLATIONS Haas: The idea is open source. We’ve created an invitation for all to come participate with us. But there is a balance we have to maintain with a careful curation of experience. We’re finding the sweet spot at the midpoint between complete surrender and radi- cal control. Palmer: We’ve done a lot of con- necting people together within the community from the fire spinners to Fishbon. We’re tied into these net- works. So for the most part we’ve stepped back and just extended the invitation. We actually thought about calling the festival “Blank Canvas.” We’re providing the space and not determining what will fill it. How closely does it compare with Burning Man? Haas: Part of our open source phi- losophy is taken from the Burning Man model of radical inclusivity. Palmer: They have this saying that If you don’t like that place you’re at, you can walk twenty seconds in any direction and find a totally different experience. We have a much smaller space, so we’ve had to have some con- trol just for the logistics. Can you give me some idea of the events, installations, etc.? Palmer: There’s an all DJ stage, a live/performance art stage and the Lucid stage which is a blend of the three. Different people are taking ownership of each area. Our role as coordinator is to make sure everyone has a voice. We’ve had to juggle a lot of people around. The amazing thing is that it all fit. Haas: The themed village concept is six different villages revolving around different archetypes: Renegade Outpost, Family Garden, Warrior’s Way, Healing Sanctuary, Lovers Nest and Lunatic Fringe. Each one is about a different type of energy. We’ve got animal totems ad colors that cor- respond. Much like our dreams are reflections of different aspects of our selves, we’re creating that at the fes- tival geographically on the grounds, and embodying the different energies. Palmer: We have a couple of art cars, immensely beautifully decorated vehi- cles that double as sound stages. We have the shower experience which is a far out shower-advanced purging area for the more wild souls. There are tons of small intimate things. And there’s an Intention Tree at the entrance; you write down what you want for the weekend and others can read it. Is there room to come create something when you show up or is it all planned out? In terms of space, we’re very limit- ed. But as far as energetics, absolutely. We’re expecting people to do some- thing with their own areas, decorate their own corner to create what they want. Someone just asked if there’s room for another dome, and that’s a challenge. We don’t want it to be over- whelming, so we have to place things carefully so there’s a flow. But one of our sayings is if you think some- thing’s missing, come bring it. So what are your intentions for the weekend? Palmer: To actually be present, not get so caught up in making it happen. Haas: To make sure it goes smoothly so that I can relax into the trust that it’s all going to happen exactly as it should. Lucidity Festival takes place Friday through Sunday at Live Oak Campground, just off Highway 154, 1.8 miles north of Paradise Road. Tickets cost $40 for a single day (Sunday only) up through $120 for the full festival pass, which includes camping. Call 284-2807 or visit www.lucidityfestival.com, which sports a schedule of the events at the seven themed areas; an iPhone app is also available for up-to-date changes. Dance away: BASSH returns BASSH, which began as a simple showcase for area dance instructors to attract newcomers to their studios, has become something of a Santa Barbara institution. Presented by the Santa Barbara Dance Alliance (SBDA), the two-night event features performanc- es from a slew of Santa Barbara’s dance centers, from independent dance teams to full-fledged studios to performance companies, offering slic- es of dances both contemporary and classic and ranging – as indicated by the show’s acronym – from ballroom to aerial, salsa, swing and hip hop. Put together by SBDA’s Sheila Caldwell and artistic director Derrick Curtis, who also emcees as well as per- forms, the show draws dance enthu- siasts eager to see their colleagues in action, newcomers looking for a sampling of styles and non-dancers enticed by the dance explosion on TV in recent years. What makes this event particularly unusual, though, is the opportunity to join the dancers onstage after the final performance on Saturday night, when DJ Mike Loeza spins tunes for patrons and guests as well as the performers to mix and mingle: you’ll see ballroom masters trying out hip hop, swingers taking on salsa and much more. (If you go, feel free to ask anyone for a dance.) Appetizers, desserts and wine are also provided. This year’s show features more than 80 dancers and choreography from Oswaldo Balcaceres & Hien Jones, Lauren Breese & Hector Sanchez, Kaydie Carr, Felipe Castaneda, Carmen Curtis, Derrick Curtis & Teresa Johnson, Louvie Hernandez and Ashley Kohler, Britney Nevison, Kara Stewart & Chelsea Wightman, Ninette Paloma, Tamarr Paul, Diana Tere Porter & Jorge Zaragoza, Jamie Powers and Betsy Ann Woyach. We caught up with two of them at last week’s preview party at Eos, where five pairs and ensembles offered snip- pets of the show. Kara Stewart, director of Fusion Dance Company: Q. What will you be performing this year? A. We’re doing a variety of songs, four different hip hop songs, includ- ing Jennifer Lopez, and “Cooler Than Me” (by Mike Posner). There are a lot of different styles of hip hop within the piece, all with high energy and lots of movement and patterns. It kind of has sass to it. There are eight girls so it will be fun and fresh. Can you explain what hip hop is, espe- cially for those of us over fourteen? It originated in Africa, and it’s more down into the ground type of move- ment. It’s more grounded, street, organic – how you would naturally move to the music that you hear. Now it’s turned into a trend in the dance world, and even other forms of styles are integrating into hip hop. It does seem to be mostly girls. Why is that? It’s very physical and athletic so you’d think guys would love it. I think the issue is that guys aren’t taught to be into dance to begin with. If you’re a guy and you want to dance, you’re thought of as strange or weird or out there. But more and more men are getting involved. I think with me it also has to do with being a female leader, which men sometimes don’t want to follow. It seems so freeing – you can let your body just move and really express your- self. Yeah, there’s some vulnerability there and that might be another rea- son why men don’t get involved. You really put yourself out there and say, ‘Hey, this is how I move.’ But it is very free and very fun. Are you trying to make a statement with your choreography or just show off moves and patterns? Sometimes it’s more artistic where we try to create a whole story. That’s more for our own show with Fusion that we do in June every year. It might be a dream or something that happened, brought out artistically. At BASSH what we do is more commercial, fun and upbeat, although we do try to show off our artistry too, like with last year’s piece based on the Twilight Zone. But it still has that popular EnTERTAInMEnT Page 414 EnTERTAInMEnT (Continued from page 33) Santa Barbara Dance Center teacher Diana Tere Porter and Rhythm Dance Studio teacher Jorge Zaragoza bring their sensual bachata dance “Salsa Llago” to BASSH, the two-night dance event Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14 at the Lobero 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 35 Go as far as you can see; when you get there you’ll be able to see farther – J.P. 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For many years, the sound was kept alive in the United States largely by the infuence of the Salvation Army. Unlike most popular brass ensembles in the United States, the British style brass band has a fxed, standard instrumentation using cornets, rather than trumpets, and alto horns, not French horns. This gives the music its rich, dark, and mellow tone quality. Anne Howorth is a musician and the founder of the British Band. She came over from England in 2000 and was given a cornet from her local band with instructions to start a British Brass Band in the colonies. She soon discovered that while most Americans didn’t even know what a British Band was, brass musicians were excited and eager to put togeth- er a brass ensemble. Anne says, “When you play a brass instrument in the orchestra, you usually take a book along with you because you have a lot of resting. In the orchestra, the brass instruments usually just play the fanfare or the last chord at the end, while the woodwinds and violins have all the melodies.” In contrast, the British Band is entire- ly made up of brass instruments. Twenty-seven members make up the full band. The music is scored for 16 voices and Anne says it is rather like a brass orchestra or a barbershop brass choir. She stressed that the blending is of upmost importance. Anne is also the Activities Manager of Heritage House, an assisted living community located in Goleta. She became acquainted with the Center for Successful Aging (CSA) when volunteers from the nonprofit orga- nization ran a support group for new Heritage House residents, helping them with the transition into assist- ed living. Anne was so impressed by their work that she decided to take their course and become a CSA counselor. Now, she runs her own support group at Heritage House. All the counselors for the Center for Successful Aging are seniors themselves who want to make a dif- ference by volunteering their time to help other seniors. CSA provides the training in basic counseling and empathetic listening skills. The Peer Counselor program offers confiden- tial, no-cost counseling service to seniors who are facing the challeng- es of the aging process. Clients are paired with counselors who are old enough to have lived through and survived some of the same events in life. Talking to someone who has gone through the same life strug- gles is the critical piece in creating mutual understanding and bond- ing. Often, talking to someone who is a peer can help individuals to work through feelings or make deci- sions about difficult life issues. Peer counseling takes place in a vari- ety of places: in the client’s home, in group settings, as well as in the CSA’s professional counseling offices. They also have a telephone call reassurance program, CareLine. Volunteers place short check-in calls to any adult over the age of 50 who may be homebound or isolated, and who might greatly appreciate a call from someone of their own genera- tion. Clients may be referred by family, friends, social workers, discharge planners, clergy, and other organiza- tions serving the needs of seniors in Santa Barbara. Target clients include those who may not have friends or family, who may not be able to get out of the house easily, or those who could benefit from knowing that someone in the community cares about their well-being. Don’t miss the electrifying benefit concert by the British Brass. It’s a big departure from anything that has ever been presented in Santa Barbara. The British Band has clas- sical roots but in addition to classi- cal pieces, they will play Broadway tunes, marches, hymns, and even a little jazz. In addition, refresh- ments are included and will fea- ture sumptuous desserts and pas- tries by Christine Dahl of Michael’s Catering. The concert will take place at 6:30 pm on Saturday, April 21 at the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara – located at 1535 Santa Barbara Street. Tickets will be sold at the door. ($40 seniors & children, $60 general admission, $100 patrons) •MJ 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 36 • The Voice of the Village • the concepts portrayed, makes this exhibition an interesting venue of variety, integrative thought and unique surprises.” She says the senior show represents a personal rite of passage, allowing each artist to say something about who he or she is and what interests him or her. “It also enables them to truly comprehend the realities and responsibilities of self-direction, to acknowledge the value of struggle and risk-taking in the creative pro- cess – and it requires them to aspire to create work that measures up to professional gallery standards,” Susan explains. In 2008, there were 24 students who graduated with bachelor degrees in art. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm and 11 am to 5 pm on Saturdays. For more information, please visit www. westmontmuseum.org or contact the museum at (805) 565-6162. Crowds Enjoy Días de México More than 1,500 people attended “Días de México: A Family Festival” at Westmont on March 24, celebrating Mexico’s vibrant culture through dance and art. The event, which began with a youth soccer game on Thorrington Field, includ- ed dozens of activities and crafts for children. About 300 budding artists created tissue- paper flowers, crosses and ceram- ic tiles, while also learning about printmaking, tin art and weaving. “I loved to see parents and grand- parents working with their kids to create such innovative art projects,” says Judy L. Larson, director of the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. Westmont students volunteered to paint faces, apply temporary tattoos, break piñatas, tell stories in Spanish, model Mexican costumes and perform music. Throughout the day, guests enjoyed dance performances, Mexican songs and a stylish fashion show. Adams Center was brightly decorat- ed, and the Mexican Mercado and food added to the festive spirit of the day. Larson says that Westmont, which held a Japanese family festival in 2010, will continue to celebrate arts and culture every other year at the museum. •MJ A n impressive number of art majors who graduate this year present their fnal artwork in Westmont’s annual senior show, “Senior Exhibition 2012: The End?” through May 5 in the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. The 23 senior art majors, the second most ever at Westmont, welcomed more than a hundred people at the opening reception April 5. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for our community to get a glimpse of the inventiveness, creativity and skill that our students demonstrate,” says Susan Savage, Westmont professor of art. The exhibition will feature an eclec- tic range of work, including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, mixed media, digital painting, and sculptural installations. “This exhibit provides the stu- dent artists an opportunity to free- ly share their individual voices,” Savage says. “Playing to one’s strength, with an eye toward con- temporary influences for some of Camp goers spend the week learning how to write their own pop songs. Activities include instrument exploration, musical jeopardy, outdoor team-building games and much more. The week ends with a concert where students can perform their newly written songs in front of a live band. No prior musical experience necessary. Ages 7-14. Carpinteria Woman’s Club 1059 Vallecito Rd, Time: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Cost: $225 Anacapa School 814 Santa Barbara Street Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. cost: $260 Music with Malia (805) 637-3150 Successful teaching in Santa Barbara & Montecito for over 10 years More than one hun- dred people enjoyed the opening of “Senior Exhibition 2012: The End?” Dancers donning masks performed for large crowds in Porter Theatre Students and community members model brightly colored Mexican outfits A mariachi band performs for guests in the courtyard between Porter Theatre and Adams Center Scott Craig is manager of media relations at Westmont College Your Westmont Art Majors Exhibit Work by Scott Craig photos by Brad Elliott 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 37 In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt – Margaret Atwood Real Estate by Mark Hunt Mark and his wife, Sheela Hunt, are in the real estate business. They live in Montecito with their daughter Sareena, a freshman at SBHS. His family goes back nearly one hundred years in the Santa Barbara area. Mark’s grandparents – Bill and Elsie Hunt – were Santa Barbara real estate brokers for 25 years. W hile reviewing my best buy picks in the 93108 area for this week I noticed something very interesting. At this moment, there are a number of price points where many properties are offered for sale at or near the same price. For instance, there are fve excellent opportunities I found in the $1.9-million range and a half dozen or more best buys for sale in the $2.9-million range, which gave me my focus for this article. Additionally, there are four homes in the $5.9-million range and even a number of grand estates hovering at or near the $19-million mark. I have chosen to look at the $2.9 million dollar market because of the approximately 190 homes on the market in Montecito, there are cur- rently 14 priced between $2.8 to $2.99 million. This is a large number of properties (7% of all listings) hit- ting a small pinpoint price range in the marketplace. The properties I am spotlighting here include, in no order of favorit- ism: an upper Riven Rock compound with three structures, grassy yard and a pool, a 4,200+ sq ft two-story home near Montecito Union School & the upper village; a two-story Butterfly Beach area home with patios, lawn and a small pool; and a secluded Mediterranean style home on five view acres in the East Montecito foot- hills. These homes vary in lot size, con- struction styles & quality, age of home, etc., but all have a solid amount of square footage for their area and price range, have full sized lots, and also offer that something extra, such as; being near Butterfly beach, or having multiple acres, pools, square footage, views, privacy, being a block from the upper village, etc. Here are four of what I believe rep- resent Best Buys in the $2.9-million price range: 2893 Hidden Valley Road – Asking Price: $2,895,000 At the eastern end of histor- ic Montecito (though not in either Montecito school district), this prop- erty offers complete privacy, just up Ladera Lane, off Hidden Valley Road. The 5+/- acre estate measures approximately 5,000-sq-ft and was built in 2002. The home has an open and versatile floor plan with master bedroom on the first level, offer- ing a patio and expansive views. There are three additional bedroom suites downstairs, plus an office or fifth bedroom. The home has a three- car garage and two bonus rooms, one measuring 18’x31’ and the other 16’x19’. This property was originally priced at $3,990,000. 860 Riven Rock – Asking price: $2,900,000 This home consists of three struc- tures: the main home, a guesthouse and a studio. The property is gated, private and updated, featuring soar- ing beamed ceilings, four fireplaces, a wine cellar, elevator, and large scale walls of windows that bring in the sunlight. The tranquil, almost one-acre property boasts a spa, waterfall and lagoon style pool. This home is located in the Montecito Union School District, and has come down from the original listing price of $3,450,000. 60 Butterfly Lane – Asking price: $2,995,000 This two-story beach house is just four doors up from Butterfly Beach and offers four bedrooms, three full- and two half-baths as well as three fire- places and a small pool in the garden. There are numerous patios and small grassy yards to enjoy... not to mention the A-One location, close to Channel Drive, the ocean, the Biltmore and Coral Casino. This beachside Butterfly Lane home is a short walk to Coast Village Road and is in the Montecito Four Just Under $3 Million REAL ESTATE Page 444 Five-acre estate on Hidden Valley Road offers both privacy and expan- sive views Deep in the heart of the Riven Rock area, this fully-gated property boasts four fireplaces, a wine cellar and an eleva- tor A brand new view- filled kitchen is a special feature of this Hidden Valley Road offering Soaring ceilings and walls of windows bring light and air into this Riven Rock home 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 38 • The Voice of the Village • DIANE MEEHAN OWNER “COME IN FOR AN IMAGE CONSULTATION” DADIANA • 1485 EAST VALLEY ROAD #10 • MONTECITO ( 805) 969. 1414 • WWW. B E AUTYKE E P E R. COM DA DI A NA SALON • COSMETICS • NAILCARE • FRAGRANCE • BATH & BODY GIFTS • HAIRCUT, COLOR AND HIGHLIGHT SPECIALIST LETTERS (Continued from page 9) want the YMCA to improve, and what programs would you like the YMCA to add with these improve- ments (800 surveys were completed). From that survey “the most preferred features to be added to the YMCA were new studio areas for exercise and relaxation classes and an indoor gymnasium. After gathering the information from the surveys and input, the YMCA Board of Directors compiled the feed- back and analyzed the community’s desires for spaces and programming to determine what facilities would be required. This information gave the Board the general direction for the beginning of the Master Plan. After retaining Design Arc architectural firm to complete a conceptual site and floor plans, we began requesting feedback again from our members, staff and neighbors through both open-house forums and programmat- ic input. The goal of our Master Plan is to provide a facility for our mem- bers and community that can accom- modate the ever-changing needs of active lifestyles of Montecitans for generations to come. The proposed YMCA development incorporates all of this information to meet the needs of our community. We look forward to working with everyone to make the Montecito Y an asset that we can be proud of. Sincerely, Joan Price, Executive Director YMCA More Civics 101 Thank you for the fabulous cover article (“Who and What Makes Montecito Work” MJ # 18/13) that explains the regulatory structure of Montecito! This was a concise and informative explanation of a compli- cated and often misunderstood struc- ture. As a past Director and Land Use Chair for the Montecito Association, Past President of Montecito Union School District, and Director of the Water District, I can attest to the confusion many have about our com- munity’s structure. Please continue to run these types of informative “Civics 101” articles; they are so helpful. Darlene Bierig Montecito More Praise For J’Amy What a great service J’Amy Brown has provided to the Montecito Community with her article. A lot of times we longtime resi- dents don’t remember all the details of what holds our community togeth- er and, of course, newcomers need to be provided with the salient details. As J’Amy so succinctly pointed out, Montecito didn’t “just happen,” that it took a lot of people working for a very long time to establish the guide- lines that make Montecito what it has become. Good neighbors become good neighbors by working together and following the established guide- lines. Good grief! …six years in the making for the Montecito Community Plan. Doesn’t that tell us that a tre- mendous amount of time was spent in getting it right? I would like to encourage old-timers and newcom- ers alike to embrace the concepts that have helped to form our little piece of paradise. If you have questions about anything the first place to look for answers is in her article! Good job J’Amy. Jane Dyruff Montecito Cheers For Joanne I normally don’t take the time to write to the editor, however, in this case I must say “Cheers!” to Joanne Calitri for her wonderful story and information regarding the mobile veterinary services (“Our Town” MJ # 18/13). My sister, Dr. Jyl Rubin has run a mobile pet hospital (in addition to her two-acre clinic near Sacramento). She also has a weekly feature on the news; this idea is catching on, and we certainly can use this valuable service. Thanks for this and thanks to Joanne for a great job on an important story. Thanks for listening! I look forward to more of her articles. Sincerely, Paull E. Rubin Santa Barbara Kudos For Kelly The Montecito Trails Foundation would like to compliment Kelly Mahan on her thorough coverage of the Hot Springs Canyon purchase (“Village Beat” MJ # 18/12), and to the Montecito Journal for acknowl- edging the importance of this proj- ect. The final outcome is a blessing to us at MTF as the trail is the cen- ter where all other trails converge. Those utilizing the trail can enjoy the local wildflowers, the domestic citrus, banana, and avocado trees and the panoramic views. After five long and arduous years, we are proud to share in the stew- ardship along with the U.S. Forest Service and the Montecito Fire District in helping to maintain this historical property. We are pleased to officially put the trail on our maps. Sincerely, Kevin Snow Board President Montecito Trails Foundation Don’t Give Him a Dime The following letter was sent to Santa Barbara County Auditor-Controller Bob Geis: I am dead set against giving [Miramar owner Rick Caruso] a dime of our tax money for reasons already stated, including the fact that this is nothing more than a legalized shakedown by Caruso and this is government aid undermining the profits of other hotels and restau- rants in the area. Your reasoning for giving away $15-$20 million of taxpayer money to this guy has two major flaws: You state that this giveaway will result in increased bed and sales taxes to the County. You have no way of backing up this statement. You are assuming that the Miramar will generate an increase in tour- ism to Santa Barbara County; I believe that is a false assumption. For the most part, this new hotel will take both room and restaurant sales from existing hotels and res- taurants in both the city and county. The Miramar will essentially take a piece of the existing tourist pie. The reverse can also be said that the clos- ing of the Miramar so many years ago has had no appreciable effect in decreasing tourism to Santa Barbara in the intervening years. Their for- mer customers continued to come and stay in other hotels and motels in the area. And... I will also bet you a lunch at Sly’s that most of the construc- tion money spent for both labor and materials will not wind up in Santa Barbara County, as you also claim. It will be outsourced to cheaper providers from the L.A. area from contractors that Caruso has a rela- tionship with! Wanna bet? And... this is another open ques- tion... This leaves an increase in prop- erty taxes for the proposed improve- ments over the present taxes of about $500,000. Depending on the increased value of the improvements, it will take the County many years to just break even, not even taking into account the present yearly future value of the bed tax money that we are giving up over a ten-year period. Once I have a number for the cost of the improvements, I will have a handle on how terrible a deal for the taxpayers this really is. Warmest personal regards, Ernie Salomon Santa Barbara (Editor’s note: Mr. Salomon is host of “The Sights and Sounds of the Central California Coast” on Cable TV-17 – TLB) •MJ 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 39 A man can sleep around, no questions asked, but if a woman makes nineteen or twenty mistakes she’s a tramp – Joan Rivers STAR IN OUR COMMERCIAL $1000 CASH OR DONATE $1000 TO DAWG SB W I N ENTER AT: PETVETSTAR.COM SPONSORED BY & ARE 55 OR OLDER HAVE AN AMAZING PET LIVE IN THE SANTA BARBARA AREA CONTEST CLOSES ON APRIL 12, 2012 Rolling Pet Vet is a high-quality, convenient solution for keeping pets healthy and happy. Compassionate, experienced doctors deliver 24-hour/ 7-day-a-week care to your doorstep in a fully-equipped, 26-foot mobile veterinary hospital. Dedicatedto supporting pet-ownership at every stage, the company provides comprehensive, individualized support for any need. 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WHEN: 6:30pm WHERE: 1122 North Milpas Street COST: $74.50-$79.50 INFO: 962-7411 FRIDAY, APRIL 13 Art Museum goes green – And we mean literally, not merely in the environmentally correct sense! For its next Nights Atelier event, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art teams up with the nearly century-old Garden Club of Santa Barbara for “Art of Arrangement.” The galleries will bloom with artful foral installations created in response to works in the museum’s permanent collection. For “Flower Phone,” visitors will be able to use their cell phones to hear from the designers of the gallery gardens or listen to curatorial commentary on paintings that feature fowers. Take your best shot at matching fowers and fragrances at the “Scent Bar,” and select your favorites to make a personal potpourri to take home. And the theme even extends to the cocktails and food stuffs, which serve as works of art for the palette: chef Karen Smith Warner of Savoir Faire is preparing “Edible Blooms,” horticultural- inspired hors d’oeuvres including squash blossoms, nasturtiums and dandelion greens, while RND Vodka is infusing its libation with foral favors, creating a Gilded Lilly and Rose Petal Martini among other drinks. WHEN: 5:30-7:30pm WHERE: 1130 State Street COST: $50 general, $25 museum members INFO: 884-6414 or www.sbma.net/atelier Camerata premiere – Camerata Pacifca plays the world premiere of Bright Sheng’s “Melodies of a Flute” in the return of marimba-player Ji Hye Jung to the chamber music ensemble. Performed by fute, violin, cello and marimba, the piece was commissioned as a 40th anniversary present by Montecito resident Luci Janssen for her husband, Richard. The ensemble will also reprise “Hot Pepper,” Sheng’s work for violin and marimba, which premiered last season, as well as two sweeping, romantic pieces: Ewazen’s Ballade, Pastoral and Dance for fute, horn and piano, and Dohnanyi’s Sextet for piano, clarinet, horn and string trio. Cam Pac regulars Ani Aznavoorian (cello), Catherine Leonard (violin), Adrian Spence (fute) and Adam Neiman (piano) are joined for the April concert series by violist Paul Coletti, clarinet player Bil Jackson, horn player Steve Becknell and Jung. Take note: only the Ewazen and Dohnanyi are performed in matinee; you’ll have to come CALENDAR OF EVENTS Note to readers: This entertainment calendar is a subjective sampling of arts and other events taking place in the Santa Barbara area for the next week. It is by no means comprehensive. Be sure to read feature stories in each issue that complement the calendar. In order to be considered for inclusion in this calendar, information must be submitted no later than noon on the Wednesday eight days prior to publication date. Please send all news releases and digital artwork to slibowitz@yahoo.com) by Steven Libowitz THURSDAY, APRIL 12 Kronos & Reich – The adventurous and groundbreaking San Francisco- based Kronos Quartet returns to UCSB tonight after several years, and they’re bringing along some of their fnest repertoire in an all-Steve Reich program. The highlight is the Santa Barbara premiere of “WTC 9/11,” Reich’s recent composition that uses recorded voices from the events surrounding the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center in a particularly emotionally compelling and harrowing work. (The piece shares a 2011 CD with Reich’s “Mallet Quartet,” which So Percussion premiered at UCSB last fall.) Also featured is the thematically-linked “Different Trains” (1988) – a signature Reich composition and one he created for the Kronos – which incorporates American and European train sounds and speech samples from Holocaust survivors as a refection of his personal take of that earlier human tragedy. Also on the bill: Reich’s 1999 composition “Triple Quartet,” dedicated to the Kronos and written for three string quartets, with one live and the other two recorded in three dynamically contrasting movements. Finally, Kronos – which has fearlessly challenged the confnes of a string quarter for nearly 40 years, winning Grammys and other prestigious awards along the way, and championing equally genre-busting composers like Reich – will also perform “The Cave” (1993), Reich’s exploration of the roots of religion. WHEN: 8pm WHERE: UCSB’s Campbell Hall COST: $35 INFO: 893-3535 or www. ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu . THURSDAY, APRIL 12 Art openings – “Ocean Front” is a solo painting exhibit from Jamee Aubrey depicting a slice of the life along UCSB’s West Campus Bluff trail. Thursday’s opening reception (4:30-6:30pm) naturally takes place at the UCSB Faculty Club, the gleaming new facility boasting an all-glass front that overlooks the lagoon and the Pacifc Ocean. A portion of sales from the exhibit will be contributed to the trail restoration… The Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara hosts an opening reception for Upstanders: Courage in the Face of Evil, a new permanent exhibit that features three representative narratives of non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust: Annie and Pieter Schipper, a Dutch couple who hid a Jewish family in their home; Dr. George Wittenstein, who helped Jews escape Germany and tried to save fellow students in the resistance from capture; and our Danish American neighbors in Solvang, whose relatives participated in the “Danish Boat Rescue,” bringing Jewish Danes to Sweden. The exhibit teaches the important message that each of us can make a difference in this world and seeks to inspire people to fnd the courage to stand up whenever they see injustice, hatred or discrimination. WHEN: 5-7pm WHERE: 524 Chapala Street COST: free INFO: 957-1115 or www.jewishsantabarbara.org in the evening to hear the new Sheng work. WHEN: 1 & 7:30pm WHERE: Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Road COST: $45 ($22 at 1pm; student rush $10) INFO: 884-8410 or www.cameratapacifca.org Spring dances – The UCSB Department of Theater and Dance presents “Unbound Confessions,” featuring the choreography of advanced UCSB Dance students alongside guest artist Austin McCormick. Among the pieces are: Suki Clements’ “While Not Why,” focusing on surviving in our currently chaotic society while trying to fnd the answers to our own fate; “beneath these lights I shine,” choreographed by Julie Correia, which conjures a memory of awakening wrapped in the warmth of an intimate circle of lamp light and plays on the vulnerability and inherent humanity in the connection through dance; Amanda Thielen’s “Duplicity,” exploring the space between dreams and consciousness where one is left alone with truths otherwise unacknowledged; and “Promanomaly,” choreographed by Brittany Amoroso, which showcases four awkward but passionate young women as they strive to experience romance. UCSB faculty member Christina McCarthy directs. WHEN: 8pm tonight, tomorrow and Saturday, 2pm Sunday WHERE: Hatlen Theater, UCSB campus COST: $13-$17 INFO: 893-7221 or www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu SUNDAY, APRIL 15 SBCC Theatre’s open house – The long-delayed renovations at the Garvin Theatre and Drama-Music Complex are fnally fnished, and the facility is hosting an open house to celebrate and show off. Participants on the guided tour will get to see the upgrades to the theater including the audience chamber, the stage, control booths, renovated practice rooms, rehearsal spaces, costume studio, scenic studio, recording studio and Jurkowitz Theatre. Then get ready to come back for the real thing as performances get underway April 25. WHEN: 4-6pm WHERE: SBCC’s West Campus, 900 block of Cliff Drive COST: free INFO: 965-5935 or http://sbcctg.sbcc.edu Surprise, surprise – That’s the theme for Speaking of Stories next pair of performances, featuring stories that aim to take all sorts of twists and turns on the journey from beginning to end. Actors Suzanne Bodine, Henry Brown, Ed Romine and Matthew Tavianini provide the prose, reading the respective works “Can Can” by Arturo Vivante, “The Trusty” by Ron Rash, “Mercy” by Pinckney Benedict and “The Cop and the Anthem” by O. Henry. As always, join the performers on the patio after the show for complimentary cookies and milk. WHEN: 2pm today, 7:30pm tomorrow WHERE: Center Stage Theater, upstairs in Paseo Nuevo mall COST: $25 general, $15 students/military ($15 Early Bird Special for Sunday Matinee must be purchased by April 12) INFO: 963-0408, www.centerstagetheater.org or www. speakingofstories.org TUESDAY, APRIL 17 ‘Black Swan’ choreographer – The Swiss company Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève makes its Santa Barbara debut Tuesday with a program choreographed entirely by Benjamin Millepied. A former New York City Ballet principal dancer, Millepied is a native of Bordeaux, less than 350 miles from Geneva on the Switzerland border, but gained his greatest 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 41 Everything government touches turns to crap – Ringo Starr FRIDAY, APRIL 13 Ballet’s ‘Grand Finale’ – State Street Ballet wraps up its season with a performance/party celebrating its 16 years in town and boasting a revue of the full scope and diversity of its tenure. Crowd favorites such as La Sylphide, Sinatra and Tango Rain are among the performances that will also include other works drawn from the current and previous seasons, both classic and SSB premieres. The evening will be emceed by comedian Wendy Liebman, whose credits include the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Show with David Letterman. Complimentary champagne and desserts will be served throughout the event and patrons will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the artists and choreographers at a post-performance reception. WHEN: 7:30-9:30pm WHERE: Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street COST: $53 & $28 ($100 patron tickets include reception) INFO: 899-2222 or www.granadasb.org SUNDAY, APRIL 15 ‘ZooZoo’ to you – Mime, dance, music and special effects come together in “ZooZoo,” the new family show from Imago Theatre, the Portland outft best known for “FROGZ” and internationally acclaimed for its special brand of vaudeville, comedy, acrobatics and illusions. Featured creatures include polar bears, bug eyes, anteaters, frogs, rabbits, hippos and penguins in this unique menagerie recommended for ages three and older. This latest entry from Imago – which the New York Times acclaimed as “masters of mime, dance and acrobatics… sure fre… inspired fun!” – is part of UCSB Arts & Lectures’ Family Fun Series, featuring high- spirited entertainment to tickle, awe and delight kids of all ages. As with all series events, come an hour early for free balloons, food, face painting and family fun. WHEN: 3pm WHERE: UCSB’s Campbell Hall COST: $15 general, $10 children INFO: 893-3535 or www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu acclaim as choreographer and performer in Darren Aronofsky’s 2010 feature flm Black Swan, which was nominated for best picture and earned his wife, actress Natalie Portman, an Oscar for her role as a talented but stressed ballerina. Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, who rarely perform outside of Europe and are celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2012, will dance Millepied’s “Le Spectre de la Rose” and “Les Sylphides,” the choreographer’s 2011 re-imaginings of the original works by Michel Fokine. The company will also perform Millepied’s “Amoveo,” which was inspired by Philip Glass’ Einstein on the Beach and explores the romantic love of a couple and how their encounter affects those around them. WHEN: 8pm WHERE: Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street COST: $35-$45 INFO: 899-2222, www.granadasb.org, 893- 3535 or www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 Seoul music – The lone non-US-based orchestra in CAMA’s International Series, the Seoul Philharmonic makes its Santa Barbara debut with a conductor we have seen before. Myung-Whun Chung, who appeared in 2010 with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France, wields the baton for a program featuring Seoul Philharmonic Composer- in-Residence Unsuk Chin’s Concerto for Chinese Sheng and Orchestra with sheng soloist Wu Wei. Also on the program are gems from the French orchestral repertoire, including Maurice Ravel’s “Mother Goose” Suite and La Valse and Claude Debussy’s La mer, which the orchestra recorded in a 2011 album that was the debut release from the Seoul’s deal as the first Asian orchestra to sign an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon. WHEN: 8pm WHERE: Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street COST: sold out INFO: 899- 2222, www.granadasb.org or www. camasb.org ‘Conquer’ing heroes – UCSB A&L closes out its National Theatre Live season with a pair of high-defnition broadcasts from London of She Stoops to Conquer, Oliver Goldsmith’s hilarious, light-hearted and ingenious comedy of manners, a celebration of mistaken identity chaos, courtship and the dysfunctional family. NTL’s production has won raves, with the The Daily Telegraph calling it “fresh, spirited, blissfully funny.” WHEN: 7:30pm tonight and tomorrow WHERE: Lobero Theater, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. COST: $18 general, $10 students INFO: 963-0761, www.lobero.com or 893-3535, www. ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu •MJ stuff to make it work. Can folks as old and decrepit as me actually do this without ending up in traction? Oh yeah, definitely. Come to class on Tuesday. We’ll get you moving. There are all different levels and it’s all just fun. Just get down and have fun. Diana Tere Porter, dancing salsa and bachata: Q. Describe bachata, please. A. It’s one of the most sensual dances you’ll ever see. It’s similar to rumba, very beautiful. What can you tell me about your salsa routine? My dance partner and I choreo- graphed it. The song is “Salsa Llago.” There are beautiful tricks and it’s very fast-paced. How is what you perform on stage dif- ferent from the social salsa dancing we’re seeing here tonight at Eos? It has to be a choreographed routine that you practice until you know you won’t make mistakes. It has to be exciting to watch as well as dance. What is it you’re trying to get across from the stage? Pretty much everything. The tricks and the sensuality of the dance. It’s pretty much the whole body when you move. You feel the music from the head to toe, the hips, the fingers and the hands. There a few salsa performers at BASSH. What makes yours special? I do believe we’re the hardest one because our routine is very, very fast. Anything else? Please keep dancing. It will keep you in good shape and make you happy for your whole entire life. BASSH performs at 8pm Friday & Saturday at the Lobero. Tickets cost $28 general, $18 students/seniors; $50 patron tickets on Saturday include the gala. Call 963-0761 or visit www.lobero.com. For more info, call 966-6950 or visit www. sbdancealliance.org. Reflective theater Ensemble Theatre Company’s pro- duction of Strindberg’s Creditors, which plays through this weekend, is a must- see. I was absolutely riveted by the play – a recent translation is very con- temporary – and the complex relation- ships between the characters: a young artist, his independent-minded wife and an older gentleman who befriends the younger man. It’s not easy to watch and there’s a lot to think about after- wards, but that’s precisely the point. “There are plays that have a redemp- tive uplifting ending – this isn’t one of them,” said Westmont College theater department chair Mitchell Thomas, who portrays the older man, at the opening night party. “This sends you to your knees. You see the potential of how [horrible] human beings can be.” Indeed, nearly every line, espe- cially in the third scene, contains a lot of food for thought, gateways into further exploration about life and the nature of relationships. It’s the kind of work that should be standard fare in high schools across America – we’d have a lot fewer divorces if it were – yet has been deemed too dated or dense for cur- rent audiences. As Charles Pasternak, who plays the young man, noted at the party, if it’s challenging and difficult it’s because it’s real, with totally believ- able characters: “Anyone who says they don’t see any part of them- selves is either lying or doesn’t know themselves very well. It’s a slippery slope that any one of us could fall into.” Pop Tarts A dearth of space means we can only list a few of the shows worth attending this week, begin- ning with the neo-psychedelic Austin rock band Black Angels at SOhO on Thursday. The great M. Ward plays a sold out show there on Saturday and Club Mercy also brings Tune-Yards on Sunday night. Santa Ynez-based keyboardist- composer Ian Bernard returns for another Santa Barbara Jazz Society gig Sunday afternoon, with guest singer Barbara Morrison… Also in jazz, Goleta-based Brazilian vocalist- guitarist Téka brings Chris Judge, Randy Tico and Kevin Winard to the Song Tree Concert series in her own backyard on Sunday evening, and recent Santa Barbara transplant Ajjani, a Berklee-trained devotee of Ella, has hooked up with enlisted pianist Debbie Denke, bassist Kim Collins, drummer James Antunez and guitarist-ukulele player Carl Villaverde – some of the elite play- ers in the jazz scene – as her back- ing band for her coming out party Friday at the Center Stage. Also, the Artists of EverSound, as much New Age as jazz and featuring Suzanne Ciani and Diane Arkenstone among others, play at the Marjorie Luke on Saturday night… Florence & the Machines, one of last year’s break- out artists, headline at the Bowl over Blood Orange in a sold out concert Saturday night… On Monday, Seun Kuti, the youngest son of legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, leads the renowned Egypt 80, his father’s last band, adding his own hip-hop influ- ences to the rhythmic sound in his Santa Barbara debut. •MJ EnTERTAInMEnT (Continued from page 34) 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 42 • The Voice of the Village • Bella Vista $$$ 1260 Channel Drive (565-8237) Featuring a glass retractable roof, Bella Vis- ta’s ambiance is that of an elegant outdoor Mediterranean courtyard. Executive Chef Alessandro Cartumini has created an inno- vative menu, featuring farm fresh, Italian- inspired California cuisine. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7 am to 9 pm. Cafe Del Sol $$ 30 Los Patos Way (969-0448) CAVA $$ 1212 Coast Village Road (969-8500) Regional Mexican and Spanish cooking combine to create Latin cuisine from tapas and margaritas, mojitos, seafood paella and sangria to lobster tamales, Churrasco ribeye steak and seared Ahi tuna. Sunfower- colored interior is accented by live Span- ish guitarist playing next to cozy beehive freplace nightly. Lively year-round outdoor people-wat ching front patio. Open Monday- Friday 11 am to 10 pm. Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 10 pm. China Palace $$ 1070 Coast Village Road (565-9380) Montecito’s only Chinese restaurant, here you’ll fnd large portions and modern décor. Take out available. (Montecito Journal staff is especially fond of the Cashew Chicken!) China Palace also has an outdoor patio. Open seven days 11:30 am to 9:30 pm. Giovanni’s $ 1187 Coast Village Road (969-1277) Los Arroyos $ 1280 Coast Village Road (969-9059) Little Alex’s $ 1024 A-Coast Village Road (969-2297) Lucky’s (brunch) $$ (dinner) $$$ 1279 Coast Village Road (565-7540) Comfortable, old-fashioned urban steak- house in the heart of America’s biggest little village. Steaks, chops, seafood, cocktails, and an enormous wine list are featured, with white tablecloths, fine crystal and vintage photos from the 20th century. The bar (separate from dining room) features large flat-screen TV and opens at 4 pm during the week. Open nightly from 5 pm to 10 pm; Saturday & Sunday brunch from 9 am to 3 pm. Valet Parking. Montecito Café $$ 1295 Coast Village Road (969-3392) Montecito Coffee Shop $ 1498 East Valley Road (969-6250) Montecito Wine Bistro $$$ 516 San Ysidro Road 969-7520 Head to Montecito’s upper village to indulge in some California bistro cuisine. Chef Nathan Heil creates seasonal menus that $ (average per person under $15) $$ (average per person $15 to $30) $$$ (average per person $30 to $45) $$$$ (average per person $45-plus) MONTECI TO EATERI ES . . . A Gu i d e include fsh and vegetarian dishes, and fresh fatbreads straight out of the wood-burning oven. The Bistro offers local wines, classic and specialty cocktails, single malt scotches and aged cognacs. Pane é Vino $$$ 1482 East Valley Road (969-9274) Peabody’s $ 1198 Coast Village Road (969-0834) Plow & Angel $$$ San Ysidro Ranch 900 San Ysidro Lane (565-1700) Enjoy a comfortable atmosphere as you dine on traditional dishes such as mac ‘n cheese and ribs. The ambiance is enhanced with original artwork, including stained glass windows and an homage to its namesake, Saint Isadore, hanging above the freplace. Dinner is served from 5 to 10 pm daily with bar service extend- ing until 11 pm weekdays and until midnight on Friday and Saturday. Sakana Japanese Restaurant $$ 1046 Coast Village Road (565-2014) Stella Mare’s $$/$$$ 50 Los Patos Way (969-6705) Stonehouse $$$$ San Ysidro Ranch 900 San Ysidro Lane (565-1700) Located in what is a 19th-century citrus packinghouse, Stonehouse restaurant features a lounge with full bar service and separate dining room with crackling freplace and creekside views. Chef Matthew Johnson’s regional cuisine is prepared with a palate of herbs and vegetables harvested from the on-site chef’s garden. Recently voted 1 of the best 50 restaurants in America by OpenTable Diner’s Choice. 2010 Diners’ Choice Awards: 1 of 50 Most Romantic Restaurants in America, 1 of 50 Restaurants With Best Service in America. Open for lunch Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11:30 am to 2 pm. Dinner from 6 to 10 pm daily. Sunday Brunch 10 am to 2 pm. Trattoria Mollie $$$ 1250 Coast Village Road (565-9381) Tre Lune $$/$$$ 1151 Coast Village Road (969-2646) A real Italian boite, complete with small but fully licensed bar, big list of Italian wines, large comfortable tables and chairs, lots of mahogany and large b&w vintage photos of mostly fa- mous Italians. Menu features both comfort food like mama used to make and more adventurous Italian fare. Now open continuously from lunch to dinner. Also open from 7:30 am to 11:30 am daily for breakfast. Via Vai Trattoria Pizzeria $$ 1483 East Valley Road (565-9393) Delis, bakeries, juice bars Blenders in the Grass 1046 Coast Village Road (969-0611) Here’s The Scoop 1187 Coast Village Road (lower level) (969-7020) Gelato and Sorbet are made on the premises. Open Monday through Thursday 1 pm to 9 pm, 12 pm to 10 pm Friday and Saturday, and 12 pm to 9 pm on Sundays. Scoopie also offers a full coffee menu featuring Santa Barbara Roast- ing Company coffee. Offerings are made from fresh, seasonal ingredients found at Farmers’ Market, and waffe cones are made on site everyday. Jeannine’s 1253 Coast Village Road (969-7878) Montecito Deli 1150 Coast Village Road (969-3717) Open six days a week from 7 am to 3 pm. (Closed Sunday) This eatery serves home- made soups, fresh salads, sandwiches, and its specialty, The Piadina, a homemade flat bread made daily. Owner Jeff Rypysc and staff deliver locally and cater office parties, luncheons or movie shoots. Also serving breakfast (7am to 11 am), and brewing Peet’s coffee & tea. Panino 1014 #C Coast Village Road (565-0137) Pierre Lafond 516 San Ysidro Road (565-1502) This market and deli is a center of activity in Montecito’s Upper Village, serving fresh baked pastries, regular and espresso coffee drinks, smoothies, burritos, homemade soups, deli salads, made-to-order sandwiches and wraps available, and boasting a fully stocked salad bar. Its sunny patio draws crowds of regulars daily. The shop also carries specialty drinks, gift items, grocery staples, and pro- duce. Open everyday 5:30 am to 8 pm. Village Cheese & Wine 1485 East Valley Road (969-3815) In Summerland / Carpinteria The Barbecue Company $$ 3807 Santa Claus Lane (684-2209) Cantwell’s Summerland Market $ 2580 Lillie Avenue (969-5894) Corktree Cellars $$ 910 Linden Avenue (684-1400) Corktree offers a casual bistro setting for lunch and dinner, in addition to wine tasting and tapas. The restaurant, open everyday except Monday, features art from locals, mellow music and a relaxed atmo- sphere. An extensive wine list features over 110 bottles of local and international wines, which are also available in the eatery's retail section. Garden Market $ 3811 Santa Claus Lane (745-5505) Jack’s Bistro $ 5050 Carpinteria Avenue (566-1558) Serving light California Cuisine, Jack’s offers freshly baked bagels with whipped cream cheeses, omelettes, scrambles, breakfast bur- ritos, specialty sandwiches, wraps, burgers, salads, pastas and more. Jacks offers an ex- tensive espresso and coffee bar menu, along with wine and beer. They also offer full ser- vice catering, and can accommodate wedding receptions to corporate events. Open Monday through Friday 6:30 am to 3 pm, Saturday and Sunday 7 am to 3 pm. Nugget $$ 2318 Lillie Avenue (969-6135) Padaro Beach Grill $ 3765 Santa Claus Lane (566-9800) A beach house feel gives this seaside eatery its charm and makes it a perfect place to bring the whole family. Its new owners added a pond, waterfall, an elevated patio with freplace and couches to boot. Enjoy grill op- tions, along with salads and seafood plates. The Grill is open Monday through Sunday 11 am to 9 pm Sly’s $$$ 686 Linden Avenue (684-6666) Sly’s features fresh fsh, farmers’ market veg- gies, traditional pastas, prime steaks, Blue Plate Specials and vintage desserts. You’ll fnd a full bar, serving special martinis and an extensive wine list featuring California and French wines. Cocktails from 4 pm to close, dinner from 5 to 9 pm Sunday-Thursday and 5 to 10 pm Friday and Saturday. Lunch is M-F 11:30 to 2:30, and brunch is served on the weekends from 9 am to 3 pm. Stacky’s Seaside $ 2315 Lillie Avenue (969-9908) Summerland Beach Café $ 2294 Lillie Avenue (969-1019) Tinkers $ 2275 C Ortega Hill Road (969-1970) Santa Barbara / Restaurant Row Andersen’s Danish Bakery & Gourmet Restaurant $ 1106 State State Street (962-5085) Established in 1976, Andersen’s serves Danish and European cuisine including breakfast, lunch & dinner. Authentic Danishes, Apple Strudels, Marzipans, desserts & much more. Dine inside surrounded by European interior or outside on the sidewalk patio. Open 8 am to 9 pm Monday through Friday, 8 am to 10 pm Saturday and Sunday. Bistro Eleven Eleven $$ 1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard (730-1111) Located adjacent to Hotel Mar Monte, the bistro serves breakfast and lunch featur- ing all-American favorites. Dinner is a mix of traditional favorites and coastal cuisine. The lounge advancement to the restaurant features a big screen TV for daily sporting events and happy hour. Open Monday- Friday 6:30 am to 9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 6:30 am to 10 pm. Chuck’s Waterfront Grill $$ 113 Harbor Way (564-1200) Located next to the Maritime Museum, enjoy some of the best views of both the mountains and the Santa Barbara pier sitting on the newly renovated, award-winning patio, while enjoy- ing fresh seafood straight off the boat. Dinner is served nightly from 5 pm, and brunch is offered on Sunday from 10 am until 1 pm. Reservations are recommended. El Paseo $$ 813 Anacapa Street (962-6050) Located in the heart of downtown Santa Bar- bara in a Mexican plaza setting, El Paseo is the place for authentic Mexican specialties, home- 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 43 I bear no grudges; I have a mind that retains nothing – Bette Midler . . . EATERI ES made chips and salsa, and a cold margarita while mariachis stroll through the historic restaurant. The décor refects its rich Spanish heritage, with bougainvillea-draped balconies, fountain courtyard dining and a festive bar. Dinner specials are offered during the week, with a brunch on Sundays. Open Tuesday through Thursday 4 pm to 10 pm, Friday and Saturday 11:30 am to 10:30 pm, and Sunday 10:30 am to 9 pm. Enterprise Fish Co. $$ 225 State Street (962-3313) Every Monday and Tuesday the Enterprise Fish Company offers two-pound Maine Lob- sters served with clam chowder or salad, and rice or potatoes for only $29.95. Happy hour is every weekday from 4 pm to 7 pm. Open Sunday thru Thursday 11:30 am to 10 pm and Friday thru Saturday 11:30 am to 11 pm. The Harbor Restaurant $$ 210 Stearns Wharf (963-3311) Enjoy ocean views at the historic Harbor Restaurant on Stearns Wharf. Featuring prime steaks and seafood, a wine list that has earned Wine Spectator Magazine’s Award of Excel- lence for the past six years and a full cocktail bar. Lunch is served 11:30 am to 2:30 pm Monday-Friday, 11 am to 3 pm Saturday and Sunday. Dinner is served 5:30 pm to 10 pm, early dinner available Saturday and Sunday starting at 3 pm. Los Agaves $ 600 N. Milpas Street (564-2626) Los Agaves offers eclectic Mexican cuisine, us- ing only the freshest ingredients, in a casual and friendly atmosphere. Serving lunch and dinner, with breakfast on the weekends, Los Agaves fea- tures traditional dishes from central and south- ern Mexico such as shrimp & 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. Miró $$$$ 8301 Hollister Avenue at Bacara Resort & Spa (968-0100) Miró is a refned refuge with stunning views, featuring two genuine Miro sculptures, a top- rated chef offering a sophisticated menu that accents fresh, organic, and native-grown in- gredients, and a world-class wine cellar. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 6 pm to 10 pm. Olio e Limone Ristorante $$$ 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 souffé, pappardelle with quail, sausage and mushroom ragù, and fresh-imported Dover sole. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence-winning wine list. Private dining (up to 40 guests) and catering are also available. Next door at Olio Pizzeria, the Morellos have added a simple pizza-salumi-wine-bar inspired by neighborhood “pizzerie” and “enoteche” in Italy. Here the focus is on artisanal pizzas and antipasti, with classic toppings like fresh moz- zarella, seafood, black truffes, and sausage. Salads, innovative appetizers and an assort- ment of salumi and formaggi round out the menu at this casual, fast-paced eatery. Private dining for up to 32 guests. Both the ristorante and the pizzeria are open for lunch Monday thru Saturday (11:30 am to 2 pm) and dinner seven nights a week (from 5 pm). Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro $ 516 State Street (962-1455) The Wine Bistro menu is seasonal California cuisine specializing in local products. Pair your meal with wine from the Santa Barbara Winery, Lafond Winery or one from the list of wines from around the world. Happy Hour Monday - Friday 4:30 to 6:30 pm. The 1st Wednesday of each month is Passport to the World of Wine. Grilled cheese night every Thursday. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; catering available. www.pierrelafond.com Renaud’s $ 3315 State Street (569-2400) Located in Loreto Plaza, Renaud’s is a bakery specializing in a wide selection of French pastries. The breakfast and lunch menu is composed of egg dishes, sandwiches and salads and represents Renaud’s personal favorites. Brewed coffees and teas are organic. Open Monday-Saturday 7 am to 5 pm, Sunday 7 am to 3 pm. Rodney’s Steakhouse $$$ 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard (884-8554) Deep in the heart of well, deep in the heart of Fess Parker’s Doubletree Inn on East Beach in Santa Barbara. This handsome eatery sells and serves only Prime Grade beef, lamb, veal, halibut, salmon, lobster and other high-end victuals. Full bar, plenty of California wines, elegant surroundings, across from the ocean. Open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday at 5:30 pm. Reservations suggested on weekends. Ojai Maravilla $$$ 905 Country Club Road in Ojai (646-1111) Located at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, this upscale eatery features prime steaks, chops and fresh seafood. Local farmers provide fresh produce right off the vine, while herbs are har- vested from the Inn’s herb garden. The menu includes savory favorites like pan seared diver scallops and braised beef short ribs; dishes are accented with seasonal vegetables. 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Newly rebuilt, featuring fine architectural details and within short walking distance to Montecito Union School, the home offers 4,200± sq-ft of living space, which includes four bedrooms, 4.5 baths, four fireplaces and a formal dining room. The home and lot are surrounded by mature hedges and trees, creating a park- like feel while at the same time pro- viding privacy. There are two brick patios, open lawns and direct access to Manning Park. ••• If you would like more information on these or other properties in the Montecito and Santa Barbara area, please contact your real estate agent. If you are not working with someone, you are also invited to contact Mark or Sheela Hunt through our website: www.montecito bestbuys.com. •MJ If you have a 93108 open house scheduled, please send us your free directory listing to realestate@montecitojournal.net 93108 OPEN HOUSE DIRECTORY SATURDAY April 14 ADDRESS TIME $ #BD / #BA AGENT NAME TELEPHONE # COMPANY 670 Hodges Lane 1-4pm $5,875,000 3bd/3.5ba Sandy Stahl 689-1602 Sotheby’s International Realty 2170 Ortega Ranch Lane 1-3pm $4,995,000 4bd/3.5ba Cristal Clarke 886-9378 Sotheby’s International Realty 733 Knapp Drive By Appt. $3,950,000 5bd/4.5ba Bob Lamborn 689-6800 Sotheby’s International Realty 791 Via Manana By Appt. $2,400,000 3bd/3ba Rich van Seenus 284-6330 Sotheby’s International Realty 1119 Alston Road By Appt. $2,250,000 Land Wade Hansen 689-9682 Village Properties 90 Humphrey Road By Appt. $1,695,000 4bd/3ba Stu Morse 705-0161 Goodwin & Thyne 655 Coyote Road 1-4pm $1,495,000 3bd/2.5ba Liana Decierdo 729-2991 Prudential California Realty SUNDAY April 15 ADDRESS TIME $ #BD / #BA AGENT NAME TELEPHONE # COMPANY 810 Cima Del Mundo Road 1-4pm $13,850,000 5bd/7ba Frank Abatemarco 450-7477 Sotheby’s International Realty 2084 E Valley Road 1-4pm $6,950,000 5bd/5.5ba Paul Hurst 680-8216 Prudential California Realty 1050 Coyote Road 1-4pm $6,450,000 4bd/4.5ba Lisa Loiacono 452-2799 Sotheby’s International Realty 1821 Fernald Point Lane By Appt $5,950,000 3bd/3ba Ron Dickman 689-3135 Sotheby’s International Realty 720 El Bosque Road 1-4pm $5,500,000 5bd/5ba Wayne Barker 637-2948 Village Properties 660 El Bosque Road 1-4pm $3,995,000 3bd/7ba John Holland 705-1681 Sotheby’s International Realty 733 Knapp Drive By Appt $3,950,000 5bd/4.5ba Bob Lamborn 689-6800 Sotheby’s International Realty 730 Arcady Road 1-4pm $3,595,000 4bd/4.5ba Diane Randall 705-5252 Sotheby’s International Realty 240 Shefeld Drive 1-4pm $2,995,000 3bd/3.5ba Josiah Hamilton 284-8835 Prudential California Realty 860 Riven Rock Road 1-4pm $2,900,000 3bd/5ba Jo Ann Mermis 895-5650 Prudential California Realty 791 Via Manana By Appt $2,400,000 3bd/3ba Melissa Birch 689-2674 Sotheby’s International Realty 763 Ashley Road 2-5pm $2,295,000 6bd/5ba Marsha Kotlyar 565-4014 Prudential California Realty 1119 Alston Road 1-4pm $2,250,000 Land Wade Hansen 689-9682 Village Properties 166 Coronada Circle 1-4pm $1,799,000 3bd/2.5ba Marilyn Rickard 452-8284 Sotheby’s International Realty 90 Humphrey Road By Appt. $1,695,000 4bd/3ba Stu Morse 705-0161 Goodwin & Thyne 655 Coyote Road 1-4pm $1,495,000 3bd/2.5ba John Comin 689-3078 Prudential California Realty 626 Tabor Lane 2-4pm $1,495,000 4bd/4ba Tifany Dore 689-1052 Sotheby’s International Realty 901 Aleeda Lane 1-4pm $1,295,000 3bd/3ba Barbara Green 452-9003 Sotheby’s International Realty 618 Orchard Avenue By Appt $1,095,000 3bd/3ba Robert Heckes 637-0047 Sotheby’s International Realty 28 Rosemary Lane 1-4pm $890,000 3bd/2ba Barbara Neary 563-4040 Prudential California Realty 825 Chelham Way 2-4pm $829,000 3bd/2.5ba Grubb/Campbell 895-6226 Village Properties 1020 Fairway Road 1-4pm $675,000 1bd/1ba David Hekhouse 455-2113 Village Properties REAL ESTATE (Continued from page 37) Union School District. Two nearby homes on the market are listed at $15 million and $19 million, so a new buyer would be in good company in this area. 444 Pimiento Lane: $2,995,000 This two-story traditional residence is on plus-or-minus half-an-acre, on a quiet lane, near Montecito’s upper Two-story beach house on Butterfly Lane comes with a small pool in the garden and three fireplaces Light and space are abundant in this newly rebuilt home on Pimiento Cottage-like beach house on Butterfly Lane features four bedrooms, along with three full- and two half-baths Two-story traditional on Pimiento sits on half an acre or so, but its 4,200 square feet of living space give it a feel of a much larger estate 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 45 Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great – John D. Rockefeller WORKSHOP Business/Life Planning Workshop- Sunday, April 15th 2:30-6:30 Montecito Library Cost $95. Facilitated by Andrea Dominic, Inspirational Coach & Founder of “The Business Intensive”. Call Tobias to RSVP or more info 805.895.7355 ESTATE SALE Impressionist paintings, prints, jewelry, record player, records, antique doll & shoes. Handmade exquisite costume & coin belt for belly dancing. By appt 805 962-8865. ITEMS FOR SALE Exquisite ESCADA suits (some with slacks AND skirt) in pristine condition. Size 34. Also three lovely evening gowns. All half original price. 818 262 1640 for appointment. Santa Barbara location. CLASSIC CARS WANTED Help wanted in fnding an old 1929-70 Ford, Buick, VW, Packard, MBZ, Cadillac, RR or Porsche. Thank you. R.A. Fox 805-845-2113. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY INCREDIBLE down hole OIL PUMP INVENTION. Pumps a barrel of oil under $1. Prototype developed. Will sell or partner. Leo 805-569-5402. HEALTH SERVICES HOME VISITS FOR HEALING - Soothing energy healing sessions in the comfort of your home ($120) or my offce ($100) for wellness and rapid recovery from illness, injury, or surgery. Gift certifcates available. Laura Mancuso, 805-450 8156, www.spiritofhealing.info “Transformational Yoga and Professional Massage Therapy with Energy Healing for women. In home,$105. Please call Yarrow King, CMT, CYT, CHt. (805) 350 8127.” Don’t wait for a physical therapist. Start walking now. Walking bud avail to help u start. Walk & energy=health. 35yr care exp. Local refs. $30/hr. Nancye 845-1242. CONSULTING/GUIDANCE ARDEN ROSE ART THERAPIST, LCSW, MFT, LIFE COACH, Individual, couples, family, child/teen issues; divorce, communication, depression, loss, addiction. Helping students w/learning/ behavior problems. ardenrose.com Call 805 962-8865. SENIOR CAREGING SERVICES In-Home Senior Services: Ask Patti Teel to meet with you or your loved ones to discuss dependable and affordable in-home care. Individualized service is tailored to meet each client’s needs. Our caregivers can provide transportation, housekeeping, personal assistance and much more. Senior Helpers: 966-7100 COMPUTER/VIDEO SERVICES VIDEOS TO DVD TRANSFERS Hurry, before your tapes fade away. Only $10 each 969-6500 Scott CHILDREN SERVICES Babysitter -10 yrs exp. w/all ages. Schedule, On Call, Overnight. Trustworthy, Reliable & Responsible. References. Call/Text 941 447 9657 TUTORING SERVICES PIANO LESSONS Kary and Sheila Kramer are long standing members of the Music Teachers’ Assoc. of Calif. Studios conveniently located at the Music Academy of the West. Now accepting enthusiastic children and/or adults. Call us at 684-4626. PETS Anatolian Shepherd puppies, champion blood lines, proven working stock, excellent family guardian or estate guardians. $1500 each. Puppies are 6 month old, excellent condition. More info and pix at www.mellea.net 541-999-5916. PERSONAL/SPECIAL SERVICES Experienced caregiver to provide your with personal assistance, transportation, housekeeping & much more. Refs upon request. Ask for Diana 705-9431 Let me simplify your life! 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We will fgure out how much you owe and either call or FAX you back with the amount. You can also e-mail your ad: christine@montecitojournal.net and we will do the same as your FAX). It’s Simple. Charge is $2 per line, and any portion of a line. Multiply the number of lines used (example 4 lines x 2 =$8) Add 10 cents per Bold and/or Upper case character and send your check to: Montecito Journal, 1206 Coast Village Circle, Suite D, Montecito, CA 93108. Deadline for inclusion in the next issue is Thursday prior to publication date. $8 minimum. Email: christine@montecitojournal.net Yes, run my ad __________ times. Enclosed is my check for $__________ $8 minimum TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD $8 minimum CLASSIFIEDS Page 464 REAL ESTATE SERVICES Nancy Langhorne Hussey “Tested... Time & Again” 805-452-3052 Coldwell Banker / Montecito DRE#01383773 www.NancyHusseyHomes.com SHORT/LONG TERM RENTAL CARMEL BY THE SEA vacation getaway. Charming, private studio. Beautiful garden patio. Walk to beach and town. $110/night. 831-624-6714 Ready for Spring in South of France? Great 3 bd,2.5 baths 7 min to the beach in resort area of Provence Riviera, close to St Tropez, Bandol, Sanary, Cassis, Aix- en-Provence in a quiet area. Offered at $900 per week in the off season. Contact Francoise at 805-252-4752 or visit www.abritel.fr ad # 583988. SEA MEADOW Elegantly appointed French Normandy, 4bd/5ba house, steps to beach. Pool, tennis. June through Sept. or partial. $18,000/mo. 612-802-3944 Lg 2bd,2bth furn. feld facing polo condo for rent April. Magnifcent ocean and mtn views. Lots of closet space. 3rd f. sm pet ok. $2300 incls util. 805-453-1105. WOODWORK/RESTORATION SERVICES Ken Frye Artisan in Wood The Finest Quality Hand Made Custom Furniture, Cabinetry & Architectural Woodwork Expert Finishes & Restoration Impeccable Attention to Detail Montecito References. lic#651689 805-473-2343 ken@kenfrye.com 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 46 • The Voice of the Village • High-end quality detail garden care & design. Call Rose 805 272 5139 www.rosekeppler.com Landscaping and masonry. Maintenance, clean-up and hauling. Irrigation, tree service, repainting walls, concrete and pavers. www.golandscaping.biz 452-7645 Cal lic#855770 Lawn aeration service-relieve soil compaction on your lawn! Free estimate 895-5403 or email: john@sblandscape.com PERSONALS Gentlemen 78, trim, self educated, self- styles would be good companion for a mature person to help write their memoires or frst novel or available for traveling. Clyde 805-462-9872. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Do you love Reagan history? The Reagan Ranch Center is seeking volunteers who would be interested in serving as docents for the Exhibit Galleries. Docents will have the opportunity share the history of President Reagan and his “Western White House.” For more information or to apply, please contact Danielle Fowler at 805-957-1980 or daniellef@reaganranch.org. Help Save Threatened Shorebirds! Coal Oil Point Reserve is looking for volunteers to help protect Western Snowy Plovers on Sands Beach. We are looking for volunteer docents to spend 2 hours a week on Sands Bach, teaching the public about the importance of protecting the snowy plover habitat. You can make a difference! Interested parties should call (805)983-3703 or email copr. conservation@lifesci.ucsb.edu. Next training date: Saturday, April 14, 9AM-12PM “The 1st Memorial Honors Detail is seeking veterans to get back in uniform to participate in an on-call Honor Guard team to provide military honors at funeral or memorial services throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. For more information visit www.usmilitaryhonors.org, email carlvwade@gmail.com, or call 805-667-7909.” LOCAL BUSINESS DIRECTORY (805) 565-1860 Live Animal Trapping “Best Termite & Pest Control” www.hydrexnow.com Free Phone Quotes (805) 687-6644 Kevin O’Connor, President $50 off initial service Voted #1 Termite Inspection 24hr turn around upon request. Got Gophers? 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Nicholas 805-963-7896 1101 State St Santa Barbara CA 93101 State and Figueroa 805.963.2721 a fne coffee and tea establishment Attorney Mark A. Meshot For All Your Legal Needs v 116 Middle Road Montecito, California 93108 Telephone (805) 969-2701 ART CLASSES beginning to advanced 681-8831 classes@rivierafinearts.com sant abarbara st i ckers. com HIGH FIVE! 12 – 19 April 2012 MONTECITO JOURNAL 47 Music is everybody’s possession; it’s only publishers who think that people own it – John Lennon FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The 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. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Christian Fiech Architectural Lighting, 19 West Padre Street #C, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Christian Fiech, 19 West Padre Street #C, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This statement was fled with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 2, 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. 2012-0001009. Published April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Weddings by Diana & Invitations, Etc., 1092-B Palmetto Way, Carpinteria, CA 93013. Diana Andonian, 1092-B Palmetto Way, Carpinteria, CA 93013. This statement was fled with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 14, 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. 2012-0000817. Published April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Malibu Magic Life Coaching, Montecito Magic Life Coaching, 1187 Coast Village Road #539, Montecito, CA 93108. Kismet Goodman, 1021 Monte Cristo Lane, Montecito, CA 93108. This statement was fled with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 28, 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. 2012-0000958. Published April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Paseo Pilates, 115 West De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. John DeWilde, 3325 Calle Noguera, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Kiran DeWilde, 3325 Calle Noguera, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This statement was fled with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 2, 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. 2012-0000675. Published March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT- STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT: The following person(s) has (have) abandoned the use of the Fictitious Business Names(s): G & R Design Associates, 2403 Foothill Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Wendy Glomb, 1119 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, Joan Radditz, 2403 Foothill Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This statement was fled with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 15, 2012. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on fle in my offce. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. Original FBN No. 2011-0003383, fled on November 17, 2011. Published March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Perez Jasso Construction, 54 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Juan Perez Builders, 54 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This statement was fled with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 2, 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. 2012-0000669. Published March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Islay Events, 21 W. Islay Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Jeremy Cable, 21 W. Islay Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This statement was fled with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 14, 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- 0000809. Published March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Eco Clean SB Maid and Janitorial Services, 209 West Quinto Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Gloria Gonzalez, 209 W. Quinto Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This statement was fled with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 14, 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. 2012-0000816. Published March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Benchmark Maps, 559 San Ysidro Road #1, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Benchmark LLC, 559 San Ysidro Road #1, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. This statement was fled with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on March 9, 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- 0000779. Published March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 1385373. To all interested parties: Petitioner Douglas Norton fled a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name of child Kai Douglas Hasso Norton to Cai Douglas Hasso Norton. The Court orders that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described about must 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 March 7, 2012 by Terri Chavez, Deputy Clerk. Hearing date: May 10, 2012 at 9:30 am in Dept. 6, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 1385509. To all interested parties: Petitioner James Anthony Sevigny- Resetco fled a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name to James Anthony Resetco. The Court orders that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described about must 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 March 22, 2012 by Terri Chavez, Deputy Clerk. Hearing date: May 3, 2012 at 9:30 am in Dept. 6, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 1385306. To all interested parties: Petitioner Beera Areli Bernard fled a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name to Vera Areli Bernard. The Court orders that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described about must 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 on February 28, 2012 by Jackie Vazquez, Deputy Clerk. Hearing date: May 3, 2012 at 9:30 am in Dept. 6, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 1385086. To all interested parties: Petitioner Frances N. Shropshire fled a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name to Frances Nobuko Arai. The Court orders that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described about must 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 on February 23, 2012 by Terri Chavez, Deputy Clerk. Hearing date: April 19, 2012 at 9:30 am in Dept. 6, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11. Why pay more for the exact same thing? Publish your legals in: Reliable Effcient Legal Ads for LESS Publishing Rates: Fictitious Business: $25 Name Change: $75 Summons: $100 Death Notice: $50 Probate: $100 Notice to Creditors: $100 We will beat any advertised price We will submit Proof of Publication directly to the Court Contact: legals@montecitojournal.net or 805.565.1860 PUBLIC NOTICES “ T h e o t h e r L i e f f ” L U C K Y ’ S s t e a k s / c h o p s / s e a f o o d / c o c k t a i l s D i n n e r & C o c k t a i l s N i g h t l y , 5 t o 1 0 p m . B r u n c h S a t u r d a y & S u n d a y , 9 a m t o 3 p m . 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