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High-flying SB Symphony executive director David Grossman takes dive at 13,000 feet; Gambles gear up in Summerland with preppy look, p. 6



Burglars break into Gaspars on Coast Village Road, take off with cash and small items, p. 19

Village Beat

Four string quartets prep for final competition; public invited to free performances this Friday, p. 25

Music Academy

Legendary Montecito pianist and Jose Manero accompanist Gil Rosas (Somerset Restaurant, Olive Mill Bistro) to caress the keys at El Paseo for Fiesta Final (see story on page 14)

World Champion Horseman Dan Lopez is this years Old Spanish Days Honorary Vaquero, p. 31

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5 6 Editorial Tensions run high when it comes to public pensions Montecito Miscellany David Grossmans first skydive; Thomas and Kelly Gamble launch business; Oprah sells Chicago pad; Michael Imperiolis Buddhist beliefs; Santa Barbara Magazine bash; MAWs Tuesdays@8 series; folks flock to Pierre Lafond for Richards birthday; California Wine Festival; Michel Nellis and Karen Ramsdell celebrate new tome; Cabana Home exhibit Letters to the Editor Craig Allen shares his collection of Coast Village Road mementos; Gary Gulbranson and the case of the abandoned car; Don Michel is not worried This Week in Montecito New Yorker discussion group; scriptwriting class; painting on the porch; Naomi Schwartz tribute; Bonita hosts Rocio G.; book signing; Ansel Adams exhibit; Courthouse Fiesta event; upcoming events Tide Guide Handy guide to assist readers in determining when to take that walk or run on the beach Village Beat Peabodys remodel to begin soon; Gaspar Jewelers on Coast Village robbed; Marlos Therapeutic Massage moves to Coast Village Circle; septic system regulations adopted Seen Around Town Profant Foundation presents 12th annual Fiesta Finale; Friendship Centers Big Heart winners; tiles at Garden Court unveiled Book Talk American crime writer Dorothy B. Hughes In a Lonely Place is an excellent example of hardboiled MONTECITO JOURNAL 23 25 29 31 32 and noir fiction n.o.t.e.s. from downtown Jim Alexanders duck hijinks as a lad Sheriffs Blotter Cell phone missing; beached sailboat on Butterfly Music Academy of the West Academy String Quartets concert; Chamber Music Marathon; Summer Festival events this week Summerland by the Sea Cabana Home hosts Summerland artist Gerald Incandelas photographs Trail Talk Dan Lopez named Honorary Vaquero of the 2012 Fiesta Guide to Montecito Eateries The most complete, up-to-date, comprehensive listing of all individually owned Montecito restaurants, coffee houses, bakeries, gelaterias, and hangouts; others in Santa Barbara, Summerland, and Carpinteria too Calendar of Events Ongoing events; Montecito Music Festival; Hot Tuna screens at UCSB; Rebirth Brass Band rocks SOhO; Circle Bar B presents Postmortem; Caroline Aiken at Trinity; Fishtank Ensemble returns to Ojai; La Fiesta del Museo; Sidney Sussex Choir of Cambridge teams up with Quire of Voyces; Ayni Gallery event; Fiesta Presidente Recepcion; Old Spanish Days begin; Ventura County Fair On Entertainment PCPA Theaterfest presents Legally Blonde 93108 Open House Directory Homes and condos currently for sale and open for inspection in and near Montecito The Voice of the Village






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Public Pension Tensions

by Bob Hazard

Mr. Hazard is an Associate Editor of this paper and a former president of Birnam Wood Golf Club

alifornia pays the highest public pensions in the country. There are 2.43 million public service employees in California. We are fast approaching a time at which government workers at all levels, when hired, will effectively be paid by government for the rest of their lives. In some jurisdictions, dollars being paid to former public employees no longer working exceed the amounts paid to those currently working. The Commission on California State Government Organization & Economy released a report in March 2011, noting that cities like Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose are preparing to spend onethird of their operating budget on retirement costs in the coming years. The California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) is the largest public pension fund in the United States, and therefore one of the countrys most powerful investment bodies. Californias three largest pension systems CalPERS, CalSTRS (teachers) and the UC system (universities) have committed to pay $498 billion beyond their current ability to make those payments, according to a Stanford Institute for Economic Policy research study released in December 2011. For the fiscal year ending June 2012, CalPERS reported earnings of 1% on its investment assets, far short of its projected earnings of 7.75%. This compounds a bad pension situation made worse by a crushing recession, escalating pension costs, and lucrative public service labor agreements that stretch back over several decades.

Closer to home, a Santa Barbara County Grand Jury report released in June 2011 found that 53 government agencies in Santa Barbara County have unfunded pension liabilities of almost $689 million. Between fiscal years 2003-04 and 2013-14, Santa Barbara Countys annual pension contributions are projected to increase from $37.5 million to $122.9 million. Chandra Wallace, Santa Barbara County Chief Executive, told the Board of Supervisors this year that the current salary and benefit levels for public safety employees are not sustainable. Cutting essential services, closing parks and reducing welfare in order to support overly generous pensions for non-working public employees is morally wrong and bad public policy. Reform of public sector pensions is sorely needed, but pension promises made to existing public sector workers are protected by law, unlike private sector employers who can switch defined benefit programs to less expensive 401 (k) plans. Firefighters and policemen are given preferred status for early retirement because they work in dangerous public safety jobs. Over the years, public employee unions working with compliant politicians have broadened the public safety designation to include not just police and firemen, but also lifeguards, coroners, liquor control officers, park rangers, prison guards, campus police, fish & game officers and museum guards, raising public pension obligations and costs. Here in Montecito, firefighters can retire at 55 years of age and receive a defined benefit lifetime pension of 3% of their final years compensation for each year of service, or up to 90% of their final years compensation for 30 years of service. In other public safety jurisdictions the retirement age is as low as 50. Elementary teachers at Montecito Union School and Cold Spring School can also retire at 55 with 30 years of service, but receive only 2% of final compensation for each year of service, meaning that teachers can only qualify for a maximum of 60% of their final years compensation as a pension base, as opposed to 90% for firefighters. In addition, teachers must contribute 45% of their pension costs while Montecito fire pensions have always been 100% funded by Montecito Fire. To their credit, the Montecito Firemans Association and the Fire Board have agreed to a minimum 4.5% pension contribution from firefighters in their new labor contract that began July 1, 2012. The Montecito Fire pension and healthcare plans are both managed by CalPERS; this year, the mandated pension contribution for existing workers paid by Montecito Fire will be 22.7% of payroll. There are six job categories at Montecito Fire that pay six-figure minimum salaries: Wildland Specialist, Fire Chief, Battalion Chief, Division Chief, Fire Captain and Fire Engineer. The starting salary for a Paramedic Firefighter at MFPD is $78,204. After retirement, CalPERS retirees are eligible for future employment while receiving their full pension payout. California retirees are supposedly limited to a maximum of 960 hours per fiscal year working with any CalPERS agency, but the patchwork of exemptions adopted over the years renders this limit

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anta Barbara Symphony executive director, David Grossman, is flying high! David, 56, has just completed his first skydive, jumping from 13,000 feet over the California countryside. Joining him in his death-defying venture was his 19-year-old daughter Emily, a student at the University of Arizona in Tucson. We had been talking about it for a year, says David, a former senior vice president for music at Paramount Pictures. Earlier this month she sent me an e-mail about taking the plunge before she went back to college after the summer vacation. I dont think she expected me to act on it, but I replied: Lets do it! After some practice with professionals at an airport in Lompoc, the dynamic duo joined seven other couples on a small plane for the hairraising challenge. A pro jumped with each us, attached with a harness, and you free fall for sixty seconds. Emily went first and I followed. You are going at around one hundred and twenty miles per hour and it was unbelievably exhilarating. But, for whatever reason, I landed first, probably because Emily is lighter. I started wondering where she was! David, whose feat was filmed with a video camera attached to the pros wrist, says hed repeat the skydive in a heartbeat. It was really surreal and heart pounding, he says, but, never one

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to miss a publicity opportunity, adds: Still nothing compares to the experience of hearing great classical music performed by the Santa Barbara Symphony! ThomasKelly Creations Summerland twosome Thomas and Kelly Gamble have gone into the fashion business. Thomas, who attended Montecito Union School and Santa Barbara High, and Kelly, a Boston University graduate, first got the idea for their company, ThomasKelly, three years ago. We were walking around Santa Barbara when the conversation turned to starting a business, explains Thomas. With both of us having an entrepreneurial mindset, we always loved to brainstorm ideas and talk about how rewarding it would be to have our own enterprise together. The original idea was to create a tie company that would feature the preppy style we fell in love with while attending college on the East Coast. Our plans, however, were placed on hold since we were in the midst of planning our wedding. It was not long after the big event when the idea of starting a clothing company again resurfaced. Kelly came back from the gym one day and said instead of doing ties, I think we should do preppy activewear clothing. She observed womens workout clothes lack a certain style, or preppy flair. Additionally, Kelly felt since women have such busy lifestyles, it would be great to create a line that looks stylish and can transition nicely no matter the occasion. Our motto 26 July August 2 2012

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adds Thomas. We were also lucky enough to have built a great team of people that helped us take this idea to reality. Domicile Downer Former TV talk show titan, Oprah Winfrey, has found herself a victim of the drop in real estate values. She has just sold her Chicago apartment at a loss of $2.75 million, $50,000 shy of the $2.8 million asking price, and half the figure she paid for it six years ago. Oprah purchased the luxury co-op in the Windy Citys Streeterville neighborhood for $5.6 million in 2006, and first attempted to sell it for $6 million in 2008, though it failed to attract a buyer. But, demonstrating just how much the local property market is suffering, she was forced to reduce the asking price by $2.8 million in May. One of 13 units in a 1913 Beaux Artsstyle building designed by architect Benjamin Marshall, it has eight rooms with 10-ft ceilings over 4,607-sq-ft. It boasts its own library, a formal dining room, a butlers pantry, a wine room and even a solarium. In addition to a vast 1,241-sq-ft master bedroom with an equally large en-suite bathroom, there are two guest


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m a fourth-generation Santa Barbaran (born at St. Francis Hospital), and for some reason Ive saved a small collection of Coast Village Road nightspot matchbooks, including those from Peabodys, Chanticleer, Olive Mill Bistro, Nippers, and Pelicans. Those were the good days (the mid 1970s), before theyd arrest you for one drink. Craig Allen Santa Barbara

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Per your latest Editorial reply (Gubbmint Be Hurtin MJ # 18/29), sorry, but the 101 South was backed up on June 21, which is why there was so much traffic on Coast Village Road at that time. I havent quite dug it up, but I believe theres a legal principle that would dictate that instead of it being a convenient police department revenue-enhancement source, if enough people need to (safely) roll past the stop sign there, then No Harm, No Foul should apply. For example, if one is ticketed for speeding, but can prove it was actually safe to do so at that time, then one can have the citation dismissed. See: http:// www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/ fighting-traffic-ticket-strategies-30091. html. Lastly, my first missive on this matter was responded to by TLB, but J.B. wrote, Im still okay with that. Are you guys one and the same? Ben Burned Montecito (Editors note: I compile and edit the letters section; my son (TLB) does pretty much the rest of the paper. When we receive a letter that seems to require a reply from someone other than me (J.B.), it gets sent to the appropriate person. Your original letter warning readers there was a police car presence on Coast Village Road piqued his interest, as he is more on your side of the issue, although he agrees that in this instance there is a legitimate need for law enforcement presence at that intersecMONTECITO JOURNAL The Voice of the Village

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tion at times. I responded to your second letter on the issue. J.B.)

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Canyon. The license plate had expired in 2011. Hoping to improve the neighborhood I consulted LessIsMore, Santa Barbara Countys Recycling Resource www.lessismore.org/materials/167illegal-dumping, where it is quite clear that it is a violation for an inoperable vehicle to be stored in public view.... It instructed me to call (805) 681-4342, which I did and left a message. If memory serves, someone called me and said I should call the Sheriff instead. I called the Sheriff and she said, Oh no call the CHP. I called the CHP and reported the car. Now, three weeks later the car is still there. There is no CHP or any other sticker on the car. The only difference is the rear license plate has been removed. Gary Gulbranson Montecito (Editors note: Someone had parked a vehicle near my driveway and simply walked away. After two weeks, I too called the County Sheriff, who informed me that it would have to have been there for at least a month to be declared abandoned. Eventually, someone came to haul the car away; there really isnt a mechanism in place to handle things such as this. But, there should be. We hope the car is removed in the not too distant future, as the Montecito Association has no ability to do anything other than advise the appropriate authority of the situation. J.B.)

choose, but please dont deceive your readers by misrepresenting published material as our local opinion. Jay Fender Montecito (Editors note: If you read this paper regularly, you may have noticed that Adrian Vances name hasnt appeared in the letters section for well over a year. We were either not aware or simply forgot that he lives in Lockport. When people dont identify where they are writing from, we generally use the generic Santa Barbara. We have no reason to hide Mr. Lances whereabouts. As for his blog, weve never gone on his site. The letter you refer to was sent to us by Mr. Vance, specifically earmarked as a letter to the editor in response to a letter in the previous issue regarding Marco Rubios place of birth. We do not have a policy of questioning the domicile of someone whenever we receive opinionated mail, so are a little baffled that his opinion appearing in our letters section leads anyone to question our editorial honesty. Although Mr. Vance lives some 450 miles away, if he reads our paper online (montecitojournal.net), which he apparently does, and cares to respond to something he read in the Journal, we shall continue to print his responses, albeit with Lockport as his town of residence; we thank you for pointing that out. J.B.)

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Im not worried about our economy. Im not worried about jobless numbers. Im not worried about high unemployment numbers. Im not worried about tepid job growth numbers. Im not worried about this countrys looming, approaching financial cliff. Im not worried about this country slipping back into recession. Im not worried about this country owing 16 trillion dollars to others. Im not worried about our governments refusal to live within its financial means. Im not worried about the fact that 47% of our people pay no income tax. Im not worried about cities in this country going bankrupt. Im not worried about the true spirit of divisiveness that pervades this country. Im not worried about Congresss inability to address or solve current problems. Im not worried about the 21 new taxes buried in our new healthcare law. Im not worried about Medical Professionals leaving the medical profession in record numbers. Im not worried about the fact that 70% of those surveyed feel that our government is taking us down the wrong path. Im not worried about whether our all of the above approach to energy independence is working or not. Im not worried about this governments advertising program that seeks to recruit new food stamps recipients. Im not worried about our presi-

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Painting on the Porch Kathleen Elsey will be painting on the porch of Kathryne Designs on Coast Village Road. After thirty years in San Francisco, Mill Valley and Sonoma, Kathleen Elsey relocated to Santa Barbara in 2003. Her paintings include back-road landscapes, beach scenes and paintings of interiors of interesting old rooms. In the past two years, her works have exhibited in the Albuquerque Museum, Taos Millicent Rogers Museum, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Bakersfield Museum and the Salmagundi Gallery in New York City. She is represented by galleries in Chicago, Nashville and Santa Barbara, California and has a solo exhibition coming up in San Francisco in October, 2012. Kathleen Elsey teaches Brush with Life painting workshops in California, New Mexico, New York, Wisconsin and Ohio. When: today and tomorrow, 11 am to 4 pm Where: Kathryne Designs, 1225 Coast Village Road, Suite A Info: 565-4700


Sansum Diabetes Research Institute hosts its popular fundraiser, the 11th Annual Taste of the Vine & Auction, on Saturday, August 11, from 3 pm to 7 pm at the QAD, Inc. headquarters on the bluffs in Summerland. Event proceeds support medical research to prevent, treat, and cure diabetes. The event features a spectacular view, music by Society Jazz, and a live auction with auctioneers John Palminteri and Gabe Saglie. Attendees will be able to partake in food, fine wines and handcrafted beer from over 40 of the Central Coasts best purveyors. There will be a silent auction with items including vacation packages and wines. Rabobank, N.A. and Bialis Family Foundation are the Estate Sponsors. Other top sponsors to date include Nancy and Thomas S. Crawford, Jr., Alfred Mann Foundation, James and Amy Sloan, Montecito Bank & Trust, Boyd Communication and Linda Boyd, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, the Inserra family, the Coeta & Donald Barker Foundation, Angelina Trujillo M.D., Pacific Diagnostic Laboratories and the Henry W. Bull Foundation. Tickets are $75 in advance and $85 at the door if not sold out. For more information call Pamme Mickelson Windhager at (805) 682-7638 ext. 210 or purchase tickets on-line at www.sansum.org. Peppers Day Center Grand Opening World War II My Way is the topic of a panel discussion at the Peppers Day Center, a licensed day center for adults, taking place immediately before the grand opening event. The public is invited to these free of charge events, held in conjunction with the California Central Coast Chapter of the Alheimers Association, and encouraged to bring children for these first-hand stories. The panel discussion will feature veterans of World War II who will recant their own personal stories of the war and the war effort. Seniors with stories to relate are asked to call (805) 698-9390. Refreshments will be served and a Q&A session will follow. Other events include Alzheimers informational presentations. When: Friday, August 24; panel from 1 to 3 pm, grand opening from 3 to 6 pm Where: 430 Hot Springs Road Cost: free Info: (805) 451-2222 or email peppersestate@yahoo.com MJ

Book Signing at Tecolote Nancy Marshall will sign her book, A Dry Hate When: 5 pm to 6 pm Where: Tecolote Book Shop, 1470 E. Valley Road Info: 969-4977 iPad Lessons Bring your iPad and problems to Caf Del Sol, to attend the ongoing iPad Studies Group. Beginners and advanced learners welcome. When: Tuesdays at 1 pm Where: 30 Los Patos Way Cost: free Info: deanmars863@gmail.com

Discussion Group A group gathers to discuss The New Yorker When: 7:30 pm to 9 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Scriptwriting for the Beginner Community Film Studio Santa Barbara presents Dialogues: Conversations with Filmmakers with physician/filmmaker James Kahn, known for writing novelizations of Return of the Jedi, and Poltergeist, among others, and having a 25-year career as a television writerproducer on shows such as Melrose Place and Star Trek: Voyager When: 7 to 8 pm Where: 915 East Montecito Street Cost: $10 suggested donation for non-members Info: (805) 617-5253

Tribute to Naomi Schwartz California State Senator Gary K. Hart and First District Supervisor for Santa Barbara County Salud Carbajal are two of the presenters at a community tribute to former First District Supervisor Naomi Schwartz, who passed away on June 4 When: 4 to 5 pm Where: Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens, 1100 Anacapa Street Info: www.nls-tribute.com Rocio G. at Bonita Meet Argentinian designer and artist Rocio Gonzalez as she unveils her latest collection exclusively at Bonita in Summerland. Her one-of-a-kind, statement bags are coveted by those who are lucky enough to grab from the limited edition she brings to Santa Barbara each year during

Castanets and Cocktails at the Courthouse View the excitement of Fiesta from the historic balcony of the Courthouse Clock Tower by attending Castanets and Cocktails at the Courthouse, benefiting the Courthouse Legacy Foundation. Sangria, Spanish wines and margaritas will be provided, with catering by Brian Schofield. When: 7 to 9:30 pm Where: Santa Barbara Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa Street Cost: $100, RSVP required by July 30 Info and tickets: (805) 969-4438

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Peabodys Remodel Moves Forward

arlier this month, Santa Barbara Architectural Board of Review took a look at preliminary plans for the remodel of Peabodys on Coast Village Road. The eatery, which has been a staple in Montecitos lower village for 34 years, closed its doors in May after being purchased by Craig McCaw. Plans are in the works to renovate the place, including adding a covered patio with year-round outdoor seating, an outdoor bar and outdoor pizza oven. At this point we are in the nuts and bolts phase of the plans, said Denise Allec, director of operations for the new ownership. As part of the renovation, the new owner was required to hire an arborist to assess the trees on site; earlier this month it was determined that an old Cypress tree that sits on the back patio will need to be removed. It has been in declining health for twenty-five years; it would be a liability to have it looming over the public area, Allec explained. The plans also call for bringing the restaurant up to modern codes, including making it compliant with ADA

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he Profant Foundation for the Arts invites you to the 12th annual Fiesta Finale at the historic El Paseo Restaurant on Sunday, August 5. New this year is a sit down gourmet dinner. This soiree always seems especially festive with guests dressed in their fiesta finery or black tie. Pianist Gil Rosas will be the featured entertainer. Gil began his professional career at 17 as musical director of the new television station, KEYT. In 1957 he was the featured pianist with the El Paseo Orchestra where he celebrated his 21st birthday. He accompanied the various dancers and singers during the next two years when the El Paseo Restaurant featured their famous floor shows with the Jose Manero dancers, the Tony Sunceri orchestra, the Marimba of Lencho Martinez and the Mistress of Ceremonies, Lenor Palacios. Marie Profant fondly remembers, When my three sisters and I were too little to attend, we would stand outside and look through the windows to watch the parties. Memories of these elegant evenings were the inspiration for the Fiesta Finale. Gil also knew the creators of the Masks, which will be featured this year, and he accompanied the original performances. Gil has had many other honors in his last 40 years as a piano-bar entertainer, including performing at the Lobero Theatre in a dedicatory concert celebrating the acquisition of the theaters new Steinway grand piano. The old traditions will be at the Fiesta Finale with lively music and fiery flamenco dancers like Richard Chavez and former spirit of Fiesta Paloma Rios, a selection from Carmen by Emmy-nominated vocalist and Santa Barbaran Ciera Lamborn. Choreographer Francisco Martinez will perform a new work created especially for the event. And then its your turn to dance your feet off to the music of the Martinez brothers. They have played fiestas for three decades. All of this raises funds for scholarships from the Profant Foundation. The Profant Foundation for the Arts mentors developing artists of all ages in the fields of music, art, theater, literature and dance. Past recipients have published books, performed in European operas, interned as dancers in New York, competed in solo art exhibits and more. The Foundation is named after John E. Profant (1928-1994), whose parents Dr. Henry J. and Mabel Profant were very active in the cultural community. They helped found the Community

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Arts and Music Association (CAMA) and Dr. Profant was one of the four founders of Sansum Clinic. Mabel was instrumental in founding the Music Academy of the West in 1947 and its establishment at Miraflores in 1953. To add to the romance of the evening, El Paseo is where John and his wife, Lyn, met during Fiesta. He was a Jose Monero dancer and she a ballerina. He asked her to dance and they soon married and raised four daughters: Marie, Michele, Musette and Mignonne. They hope youll join them in fostering a rich cultural heritage for Santa Barbara in the 21st century. Tickets are $150 and may be purchased by calling 805-682-8184.

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Friendship Centers Board of Directors invited their supporters and Big Heart winners to a charming venue the Hill-Carrillo Adobe at 11 East Carrillo Street. This was courtesy of Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, which now rents the space from the Santa Barbara Foundation. The bank offers it to any non-profit for various events. The courtyard is charming, the conference room impressive and entry room has antique paintings on loan from the Santa Barbara Historical Museum.


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Event chair and board vice president Sue Adams and her committee had wine, tapas and classical guitar for us while we mingled. Mistress of Ceremonies Pamela Dillman introduced board president Marty Moore and executive director Heidi Holly who gave welcomes. Marty remembered, My dad had Alzheimers and we didnt know what to do. Somebody threw us a life preserver when we were able to use Friendship Centers adult day services program, allowing us to go to work and school knowing he was in a loving, safe environment. Heidi has been with the Montecito Center for 27 years. We now have a new baby in Goleta serving fifty people but there is still space, she said. The other Friendship Center is located at 820 Fairview Avenue in the Live Oak Unitarian Church and will save those residents from a long commute to Montecito. Both daycare sites happen to be located at churches but are nonsectarian. They care for people with all related dementia who are socially isolated and looking for fun and activities. Former Big Heart winner Sally Hall gave her testimonial. And the three Big Hearts winners were Bob Sorich; the Senior Companion Program represented by Diana Washburn and Santa Barbara Bank & Trust represented by Randy Weiss, Monica Vidger-Trent, Debbie Whiteley, Linda Trejo and

Lora Taylor. These individuals make Friendship Centers work possible, easier and just more fun. Friendship Center has a long wishlist. When it was announced their television was broken, Santa Barbara Bank and Trusts Randy Weiss responded, Well get one. The Center is still in need of an industrial dishwasher, which costs a whopping $5,000. The volunteers are washing dishes by hand for the time being. It costs about $95 per day for each persons care and no one is turned away. The H.E.A.R.T. (Help Elders At Risk Today) program subsidizes those seniors that need help with their budgets. There are many opportunities to give of your time or treasure. To learn what you can do, call 969-0859 or visit www.friendshipcentersb.org.

Did you ever wonder if that charming yellow building at 1116 De la Vina was a Bed and Breakfast? Some folks stop in to stay and are turned away. Its really an independent senior living facility for the frail and low income called Garden Court. The Endowment recently had an unveiling of two more tiles honoring Michael Towbes for his lifetime commitment to affordable housing and to the Canary, a Kimpton Hotel for giving an annual fundraiser. These tiles join others honoring the 26 July August 2 2012

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Francisco Pancho Ortega has been the Chef at Garden Court since it opened. He prepared us a delicious Santa Maria-style barbeque with homemade desserts and lemonade, which we ate in the delightful tree shaded courtyard. Executive director Chris Tucker welcomed the guests and called Garden Court, A heart of Santa Barbara. You will see preschoolers and high school children here. Its like a community center. Supervisor Janet Wolf added, You are a guiding light. When Michael Towbes was presented with his award, he responded, There is not too much affordable housing I wish I had built, but Id say, gee, I wish I had built this. Board member Barbara Allen explained that the annual fundraiser the Canary gives Garden Court has netted over $190,000 in five years for the Endowment, plus the Canary has given $20,000 each year for the past six years. Director of finance for the Canary/Kimpton Hotel Cresta Shafer accepted the award for her company. Garden Court needs volunteers for a variety of activities. If youd like to help, call 884-0095. MJ

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dents inability to accept, or admit responsibility when things dont go well. Im not worried about our presidents truly unique relationship with the truth. Im not worried about our presidents Saul Alinsky approach to every situation. Im not worried about our presidents Black Liberation theology beliefs. No, Im not worried about any of this. Im very worried about Romneys tax returns. Im very worried about Romneys tenure at Bain Capitol. Im very worried about Romneys possible offshore bank accounts. Im very worried about Romneys Mormon beliefs. Im very worried about Romneys wifes employment history. Im very worried about 32-ounce soda drinks. Im very worried about the impact of (Massachusetts Senatorial candidate) Elizabeth Warrens high cheekbones. Im very worried about the fact that the Supreme Court calls a penalty a tax. Im very worried about the fact that Democrats call a tax a penalty. Im very worried about the fact that very successful people in this country dont credit government, roads and bridges enough for their success. Finally, I would like to credit government, roads and bridges for the content of this letter. Don Michel Montecito (Editors note: You should have credited

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your various teachers and mentors, and by proxy the teachers union that supported the teacher that taught you how to write. And, if you were going to credit the union, you would then have to credit the U.S. Government, which subsidizes that union with federal education dollars. And, if you are crediting the government, you would have to thank the man at the top of that government, President Barack Hussein Obama, who apparently made it all possible. J.B.)

Lets Try Free Market for a Change

In response to the letter from Paulina Conn (Improved Medicare for All Needed MJ # 18/28), I dont know how she can say that free market health insurance does not work. When has that ever been tried? Even before ObamaCare was enacted, we did not have a free market. The government regulates and mandates what private insurance companies should cover, what they can charge, who they can sell to and where they can sell, among other things. Not to mention that they have to compete with the government in the form of Medicare. Ms Conn advocates a single-payer system (socialized medicine) as the most ethical and cost effective way of providing health care to everyone. This assumes the premise that

everyone has a right to health care. Even if that were true, having a right to something does not mean that it should automatically be provided to you by others. It means that no one can stop you from attempting to produce or acquire it, and if you have acquired it, no one can take it from you without due process. Health care does not exist in nature. It has to be produced by someone. Why would it be moral or ethical to take from someone something they used their effort and part of their life to produce and give it to someone else? Regarding single-payer being cost effective, well I guess it is cost effective to the health care consumer, because it costs them nothing. But, like an open bar at a wedding reception, zero cost leads to unlimited demand, which means unlimited cost to the payer. Since the government (taxpayers) cant afford that, it must enforce limits on what it will pay. That is rationing. Ms Conn says that treatment is between doctor and patient without outside influence. Not so. In order to limit cost, a government bureaucracy will make the decisions for all of us as to what treatments we will be allowed to have. I agree with Ms Conn that ObamaCare is not a good idea. The real purpose of ObamaCare is to destroy the private insurance industry to pave the way for single-payer. If you dont want to take my word

on this, you can listen to the words of the likes of President Obama (before he was president) and Barney Frank when they spoke honestly about this. But you just have to look at the law to see that it will bankrupt private insurance companies. Is it conceivable that an auto insurance company could survive if car owners who do not have to buy collision coverage were able to purchase coverage after they had an accident and be paid for the damage? That is equivalent to what the pre-existing condition mandate in ObamaCare requires of the health care insurers. Additionally, the penalty or tax or whatever it is that the individual mandate prescribes for people who elect not to purchase health insurance does not go to insurance companies to compensate them for lack of premiums paid. It is collected by the IRS and goes to the government. Single-payer is neither moral nor practical, but ObamaCare is certainly not the answer. Maybe it is time to give a truly free market a chance. Nick Zwick Montecito (Editors note: Thank you for a cogent, logical, reasoned, and impassioned defense of a free-market approach to healthcare; you should be on the speakers circuit A-list. That is of course if you are not already there, as you make a very convincing case. This side of the issue needs more such as you. J.B.) MJ

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Allec adds, There is a lot of uneven pavement on the property, and fixing that brings up storm drainage issues. She says the process is slow moving, as making a building that has been around since the 1960s ADA compliant, is no small feat. We are doing a lot of catch up, she said. The building, historically a casual watering hole for local residents, will also get a facelift, in addition to the patio improvements. The interior will be upgraded, and the kitchen will be expanded to accommodate a new menu and concept. The menu, being described as vegetable forward, will use locally sourced ingredients. Cocktails will feature fresh juices and purees, and there will be an extensive wine list. Allec says the character of Peabodys will remain, and the eatery will continue to be family-friendly. ABR preliminarily approved the plans, although actual renderings with design features have not yet been drawn up. Schmandt is expected to present a landscape plan as well, featuring herb plants and new trees to make up for the removal of the Cypress. Renderings and more plans, including a kitchen design, will be seen at the August 6 ABR meeting. The remodel will only require approval by the ABR; because of the scope of the project it will not be required to be heard by the City Planning Commission, or to be courteously reviewed by the Montecito Planning Commission. The City has given us positive feedback on what we have shown them so far, Allec says.

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The aftermath: a computer desk is knocked down during the robbery (photo courtesy Maria Gaspar-Baltieri)

of experience in jewelry sales. We started the store with nothing, just dreams, Maria says. And we are so pleased its grown into what it is today. The store features diamonds as well as precious gemstones, and hosts exclusive lines from designers including Alex Sepkus, Pascal Lacroix, Mark Patterson and more. Gaspar, a Gemological Institute of America graduate and a Certified Jeweler from the American Gem Society, is known for his custom design work, repairs, appraisals, cleaning, engraving, and jewelry restoration, all done on site. Maria tells us she believes the suspect who broke into the shop was after cash; pieces of jewelry still in glass displays were not disturbed. Maria arrived at the store at 5 am, after receiving a call from the alarm company. When I got here, in my

pajamas, there were two police officers with their guns drawn, she said. City police, upon arrival at the store after being alerted to the break in, were unsure if the suspect was still inside. After breaking a small window on the side of the store, the suspect crawled through the window to get inside. Detectives dusted for finger prints that were left on the interior door. An investigation into the robbery is ongoing.

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Circle and one on Mission Street in Santa Barbara and has moved to 1128 Coast Village Circle, near Coast Village Physical Therapy. This space was a perfect fit for us, Marlo tells us. Tell, a graduate from the Santa Barbara Body Therapy Institute, has been practicing massage since 1999, and over the past few years her business and brand has expanded to include health and wellness consulting. Massage therapy goes hand in hand with overall life balance, so it was a natural addition to what I offer, she says. Tell and her employees, massage therapist Sheena Lopez and intern Taylor Tafarella, run a thriving business, working on a range of clientele. From professional athletes including NBA players, to tri-athletes, to post surgical patients and those in physical therapy, Tell says she has seen it all. Her technique includes trigger-point therapy, deep tissue work, myofascial release, and Swedish massage to help ailments including hip and low back issues, muscle tightness, chronic pain, poor circulation, plantar fasciitis, and many other health issues. Tell has consulted with local doctors, including neurosurgeons who send their postsurgical patients to her for rehab


On Monday, July 23, A.H. Gaspar Jewelers on Coast Village Road was broken into. Manager Maria GasparBaltieri told us the suspect broke a window with a large rock, kicked in an interior door, and stole petty cash. We are just thankful no one was hurt, Gaspar-Baltieri told us a few hours after the incident. The jewelry store, which has been on Coast Village Road for over 30 years, is a family-run business, owned by Art Gaspar. Maria manages the operations, while daughter Katie Gaspar is a gemologist with a decades worth

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on Saturday at Yoga Soup. They became friends after being introduced in Manhattan last year. Michael says Santa Barbara is the perfect place for Buddhist teachings. Its a very peaceful, tranquil spot. The ideal environment, the Emmywinner adds... Summer Soiree Tout le monde was at the Santa Barbara Polo Club when the monthly glossy, Santa Barbara Magazine, hosted its third annual summer bash in an exquisitely decorated burlap draped marquee. As more than 200 guests quaffed the

bedrooms. Oprah ended up never living in the property, reportedly because it was too overlooked... Mobster No More Former Sopranos actor Michael Imperioli, who has just moved to our Eden by the Beach with his interior designer wife, Victoria, after many years in New York, has been a devout Buddhist for the past five years, a long way from the mobster role he played on the popular HBO series for eight years. Michael, 46, says 9/11 was the cataMichael Imperioli - from mobster to nice guy; seen here in Goodfellas

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lyst that directed him to the peaceful teachings of Buddhism. Its really about training your own mind, not adopting doctrines or worshipping a deity, he tells me from the Hollywood set of his latest movie The Hive, which he is shooting with Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin. It shows you how to be more positive. It has certainly made me more patient in my life, to deal with the day-to-day stresses. Meditation is a big part of it. It has enabled me to be more centered and when I have breaks from shooting I often meditate in my trailer. Happiness has to come from within. Now Michael has invited Buddhist Lama Nyandak, who lives in Nepal, to lecture on the Essence of Happiness

Paul Georg champagne and snaffled the canaps from local culinary wizard, Phillipe Sautot, surrounded by props from the Los Angeles-based Revelry Events, the visitors also took in the high goal season games, which culminate in September with the final of the Bombardier Pacific Coast Open, with Texan tycoon John Muse going for his three-peat, with the inestimable help of the worlds number one player, Argentinian ace Adolfo Cambiaso, who has just flown in from England. It couldnt have been a nicer day, says editor Gina Tolleson, who hosted the boffo bash with publisher Jennifer Smith Hale, daughter of Anne Towbes. The party has become one of the most coveted invitations of the summer. Among those looking suitably shapely and chic were Justin Klentner and Amanda Masters, Brian Hodges, former world surf champ Shaun Tomson, Sandi Nicholson, Frank Hotchkiss, Randy Solakian,

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Arlene Montesano, Pat and Ursula Nesbitt, Julian Nott and Anne Luther, Kimberly Phillips, Jennifer Guess and Jonathan Burrows... Tuesdays@8 The Music Academy of the Wests popular summer festival continues apace. Hahn Hall on the Miraflores campus was packed for the Tuesdays@8 concert featuring works by Prokofiev, Lutoslawski, Poulence and Barber. Of particular note were violinist Kathleen Winkler and pianist Warren Jones with Coriglianos Sonata for Violin and Piano, an energized fiendishly complicated piece, acquitted wonderfully by the two performers. Just 96 hours later it was time for six concerto finalists to shine with the Academy Festival Orchestra at the Granada and shine they certainly did. Nineteen academy fellows took part in the concerto finals earlier this month, with 56 in the mix earlier this year. Andrew Grams, one of Americas most promising and young conductors, also showed his talents with Stravinskys Violin Concerto in D Major with Zachary Spontak kicking off the show, with Gina Hughes in Nielsens Flute Concerto and Brahms Double Concerto for Violin and Cello in A Minor with violinist Julia Ahyoung Choi and cellist Yunyoung Jennifer Choi completing the first half. The program wrapped with Jolivets Flute Concert with Daniel Sharp and Tchaikovskys Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat Minor with Jie Yuan. A unique occasion with unique musicians, the major stars of the future... Birthday Breakfast The patio at Pierre Lafond in the Upper Village was positively bursting with local residents when Bill and Trish Davis organized a bustling birthday breakfast bash for yours truly when I marked the 19th anniversary of my 40th. Given my coverage of the British Royal Family over the past 35 years, in 26 July August 2 2012

print and on TV, I was duly crowned for the occasion and, thankfully, only had to blow out a single candle on my chocolate-layered cake. Among those joining in the well wishes were Alicia St. John, Gerald Sawyer, Jane Burkemper, Colin and Sharon Friem-Wallace, Monika Klein, Geonine Moriarty, Marv and Gray Bauer, Jean von Wittenburg and Louis Giuliano. A nice surprise, indeed... Vino Vidi Vici Oenophiles and gourmands were out in force when the ninth annual California Wine Festival flowed into our tony town with three consecutive days of events culminating with 3,300 people converging on Chase Palm Park. With nearly 150 booths at the beachside venue on the final day, there was plenty to choose from, a long way from the fests humble beginnings as a one-day event in 2004. It has certainly grown in leaps and bounds, says founder Don Fritzen. We had 2,500 people last year and this year we ran out of all 3,300 glass-


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ardboiled mystery is the male version of womens reads such as gothic, romance, and chick lit. Noir literature, in its most modern form, is hardboiled fiction on steroids. Effective noir stories cause tingling in the nerve endings. When World War II ended, noir began, in short stories, books, and movies, its protagonists more often returning vets than not. These men were trained for war, many of them better at it than they, or we, wished to remember. Whatever theyd become during the war, back home they were marginalized. The result, before the term post-traumatic stress disorder was coined, was inner conflict, producing unexpected and often violent behavior. Authors such as James M. Cain, John OHara, and Elmore Leonard come to mind in relation to noir fiction, along with James Lee Burke and a great favorite of mine, Daniel Woodrell. As always, the ladies were in the background, waiting with noir of their own, prominent among them Flannery OConnor, Joyce Carol Oates, and Annie Proulx. Once again with a personal favorite, I offer Dorothy B. Hughes (1904-93). Hughess In a Lonely Place, originally published in 1947, sets the theme and atmosphere within the opening paragraph, which introduces Dix Steele, the principal narrator from whose point of view we experience the story. Steele had been a fighter pilot, an ace. Hed liked flying at night; hed missed it after the war had crashed to a finish and dribbled to an end. It wasnt the same flying a little private crate. Hed tried it; it was like returning to the stone ax after precision tools. He had found nothing yet to take the place of flying wild. A student at Princeton before the war began, Steele has moved to Los Angeles, thinking to finish a novel there. He looks up his best friend from the Air Force days, Brub Nicolai, now married to the elegant Sylvia. These are difficult days for Brub, now a detective with L.A.P.D., days before the term serial was applied to killer or rapist. Dorothy Hughes has evoked the tension of Los Angeles, with four daily newspapers headlining yet another woman found strangled and assaulted. With one notable exception of an exasperated Brub, having to be restrained by Dix in his demonstration to Sylvia how this mysterious, illusive murdered strangles his victims, Hughes breaks from hardboiled to noir by keeping the violence off-stage. In mitigation, she keeps the tension in full view. At times, it is possible to see many

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of the male characters as the murderer. But In a Lonely Place is not a simple thriller or mystery. Dorothy Hughes takes us back thematically to the times where women often found themselves in arranged marriages, confronted with a crisis point where they discovered their mate had an entire secret life. In this remarkable novel and a body of novels wrapped about the crime armature, she has pushed crime fiction to levels approximating and surpassing what literature purports to dramatize.

[Dorothy B. Hughes] has pushed crime fiction to levels approximating and surpassing what literature purports to dramatize
Most readers will guess the identity of the killer early on. That is not the driving force in this or any of Dorothy B. Hughess novels. The force here is the why, not the who. The focal point is the concept of the ordinary or average man and what he is capable of in thought and deed. This awareness happens to be one of the more acute visions of modern noir fiction, and goes at once to the heart of the genre and its appeal for readers. The payoff is provided when Sylvia, at great risk to her person, provokes the answer, which becomes a resonant aftertaste whose implications reflect the amplitude of Hughess thematic and storytelling abilities. The last line will have you shivering with the implication. Even with this payoff, Hughes has played fair with the reader by embedding relevant material where the reader can see it, all the while doing things in a crime novel few writers before (or since) have done in any genre. Many of todays mystery writers owe Dorothy B. Hughes big time. Some are even willing to admit it. Disclosure: I was her student and she sponsored my way into The Mystery Writers of America. MJ

sk almost any Montecitan and theyll tell you that their bird refuge dont stink (pardon the grammar). Its not that they cant smell it, its just they want you to know that the bird refuge isnt theirs; it belongs to their lowly neighbor Santa Barbara. The truth is, during June and July even Gilroy wouldnt claim the bird refuge because it reeks like Goat Harbor at low tide. The so-called experts have various million-dollar solutions to the fowl problem, from draining the lake, to reexamining the lakes ecosystem, to distributing clothespins for residents noses. Its true that Im not an expert (at anything), and its also true that I carried a C- average at San Marcos High School and barely graduated Summa Cum Rowdy, but I think I have an ingenious solution to the problem. Most of us whove been around long enough to remember when State Street was two lanes in each direction and wallabies watched us eat at The Fig Tree, will agree that the refuge stench is getting worse. You can blame poor water circulation, excessive golf course runoff, extreme algae bloom, or everyones favorite patsy, that poor little boy with the squiggly thing in his name, El Nio, but the truth is, it all comes down to the ducks.

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After dark wed occasionally catch a duck or two, or eight, and throw them inside the first unlocked car we could find
When I was a young lad... wait a minute, I guess I was never a young lad. Prince Charles was a young lad and possibly Paul McCartney, but I was more of a young... moron. When I was a young moron back in the 60s I used to hang around the bird refuge, and I dont remember the stench were experiencing now. Today there are signs discouraging people from feeding the ducks, but back then we were encouraged to do so. It was considered charitable. We gave to the college fund of our choice, we helped UNICEF save a child, and we fed the ducks. Also, many more ducks resided at the bird refuge back then. I dont mean Pintails, or Mergansers, or even American Wigeons, I mean Easter ducks. We called them Easter ducks because back in the day some relative, usually the same relative that gave you

a harmonica or drum set for Christmas, would give you a little yellow duck for Easter. These ducklings were so cute you wanted to sleep with them. Those ducklings that didnt get crushed in the night grew to adult ducks (thus the phrase lucky duck). The adult ducks left adult-sized liquid deposits, affectionately referred to as dookie squirts, on your moms harvest gold shag carpet, and you were given two choices have duck a lorange for dinner or take them to the Bird Refuge. So, families would gather at the bird refuge on Sundays with their stale bread and try to pick out their little Quackers or Daffys or Donalds from the hundreds of other Feathers or Websters or Waddles, panhandling for leftover hotdog buns. Back then, some of us young morons would hang around after the families left and drink a beverage known in the 60s as beer. Just like today, there were two restaurants across the street, and after dark wed occasionally catch a duck or two, or eight, and throw them inside the first unlocked car we could find. Then wed hide and watch restaurant patrons open their car doors and get stampeded by several angry ducks. Im laughing just thinking about this. Im also going out to lock my car. There were geese at the bird refuge as well. Being young morons we thought geese were just big ducks, but we soon discovered that geese are to ducks what cougars are to dandelion fluff. On occasion someone would get Budweiser-brave enough to try and include a goose in our duck roundup. This biting, often calamitous display would cause the other friends to fall over laughing, sometimes hitting their heads on blunt objects, but never causing pain (thus the phrase no brain, no pain). But I digress. Back to the solution to the bird refuge fetor. If the stench is worse today than it was 45 years ago, and the difference between now and then is that we were encouraged to feed the ducks back then and there were many more ducks, my solution is to throw several hundred slices of Wonder Bread into the lake and start giving ducklings to kids for Easter again. Genius, or just an old morons quackery? I think genius. MJ 26 July August 2 2012

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After a year and a half of wrangling with language in workshops in Sacramento, and numerous conference calls with staff from the State Water Resources Control Board staff, two local ocean-environmental groups came home from the State Capitol last month with a successful end to their campaign to get septic system regulations adopted for the permitting or operation of septic systems in the state of California. Heal the Ocean executive director Hillary Hauser tells us the background of the issue: Authored in 1999 by former Assembly Member (and current state Senate candidate) Hannah Beth Jackson, AB 885 was signed into law in September 2000 to regulate the 1.2 million septic systems operating in California. The State Water Board was required to adopt regulations by January 2004, but after years of contentious hear-

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ings around the State, the process collapsed and regulations remained unwritten. Heal the Ocean, Santa Barbara, and Heal the Bay, Santa Monica, filed a friendly lawsuit vs. the State Water Board in February 2011 to move the process forward on the development of standards. On Tuesday, June 19, in the State Water Board hearing room in Sacramento, Hauser, along with Heal the Bay science engineer Susie Santilena were present to see the regulations finalized. In announcing the successful conclusion of AB 885 regulation development, Hauser tells about a happy side-note to the hearing in Sacramento. As environmental health directors, regional board officers, lobbyists and State Board staff left the hearing room and were standing outside in the hall, Hauser says she dialed AB 885 author Hannah-Beth Jackson on her cell phone, and held it up for everyone to shout out to her. It was amazing, Hauser said. Hannah-Beth happened to be in Sacramento, two blocks away! We all went to a popular lunch place to celebrate, and in came Hannah-Beth to salute everyone. Many of these people who had been working on her legislation had never met her. Now, twelve years later, the author of the bill shows up to see the finalization of her work. It turned into a party! Hauser said the truly satisfactory part of the celebration was that opposite sides gathered together and saluted each other for getting to a conclusion everyone could live

with. The State of California is diverse, Hauser explained. What applies to Malibu or Santa Barbara does not necessarily apply to Shasta County. AB 885 regulations include specific requirements for the operation, monitoring, and maintenance of septic systems. Heal the Ocean has been working for years on AB 885, knowing the environmental impact septic systems can have when they are improperly placed or improperly functioning. We needed such regulations when we were hammering out the South Coast Beach Communities Septic to Sewer proj-

ect, which includes Rincon, said Hauser. We needed such regulations as we watched the 303(d) list of impaired water bodies grow in the State. During the 18-month process, Heal the Ocean, along with former County EHS director Rick Merrifield, spearheaded the addition of a financial aid section, which outlines a State Board mini-loan program to assist property owners in complying with the AB 885 policy. For more information about the regulations, contact Heal the Ocean at 805-965-7570. MJ


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Saturday, 21 July, 6:44 pm Deputies Hernandez and Tchobanoff were dispatched to Butterfly Beach on report of a beached sailboat. When they arrived the boat was still in the waves, so the deputies did not board it to mark it with No Trespassing signs and caution tape. Upon speaking with the Harbor Patrol, the deputies were told the owner of the boat knew about the incident, but would not be able to afford to have it removed. The owner was currently at a hospital receiving care for an unrelated matter. The Coast Guard was dispatched to do an assessment on the boat and remove any potentially harmful liquids from the boat. MJ 26 July August 2 2012
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hamber music lovers, this is your weekend! Sure, the faculty performs weekly chamber concerts at Hahn Hall in the Tuesdays@8 series. And theres also small ensembles performing in the weekly Picnic Concerts that feature the fellows. But the 25-hour period between 3:15 pm Friday and 4-ish on Saturday will offer the Music Academy of the Wests greatest concentration of student chamber music performances ever presented at the Miraflores campus. It all begins with the brand new Academy String Quartets concert on Friday afternoon, which forms the front of a sandwich around another Picnic Concert on Friday night that is backended by the annual Chamber Marathon all day on Saturday. The String Quartet concert is the culmination of a new two-week intensive program in which the 16 string fellows apportioned into four quartets were excused from orchestral duties to immerse themselves in the quartet literature. Each ensemble was assigned a quartet from Haydn the father of the genre plus one additional piece from another composer (Beethoven, Bartok and Brahms). They received daily coaching sessions from faculty members Peter Salaff (violin) and David Geber (cello), participated in daily scheduled rehearsals, and performed and received feedback at three master classes, two conducted by visiting artists the Miro Quartet. Salaff was a founding member of the highly regarded Cleveland Quartet and now serves as director of string chamber music at the Cleveland Institute. Geber, who co-founded and performed with the American String Quartet for 28 years, is VP of the

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by Leslie A. Westbrook

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Meet Artist Gerald Incandela n the Summerland hills, in an art-

and antique-filled Italianate villa with remarkable sweeping views of the sea, Tunisian-born artist and Andalusian horse afficionado Gerald Incandela resides with his partner, George Schoellkopf. Incandela, now 60, studied art history in Tunis and Paris and traveled extensively throughout Europe in his youth. He began his passion with photography while living in London in 1974 before that, he shot super 8 film in Berlin. It was in London during the mid-1970s that he began to reevaluate his approach to photography and developed more painterly printing techniques that involved using brushes. A few of his pieces are featured in a group show at Cabana Home, organized in conjunction with his Los Angeles art dealer, Edward Cella. I asked Gerald to spend a few moments away from his studio and horses to chat with me. Q. Bonjour Gerald. Thank you for talking with me today. How long have you lived in Summerland and how did you discover our wee village by the sea? Its a far cry from the sophistication of say Paris or London, or what I must imagine is the exoticness of Tunisia. A. My partner of twenty years, George, had a house on East Valley Road when I met him. Soon after, we were lucky to come across this piece of land and I convinced him to buy it in 1996 by saying, Dont be such a Puritan! Why wouldnt you deserve this view? I grew up in Tunisia with the same plant material that grows here, so aside from Californians, I might feel more at home here than someone from Chicago. I did not give up sophistication when I left New York to become Californian. And the weather here makes it a nobrainer place to live in America. If I am not wrong, only 1% of the world has this same climate. We can be sophisticated here, without being enslaved to it, as one can be in a big capital.

Study for In the Grove, by Gerald Incandela; more of his work will be on exhibition at Cabana Home from July 16 through September 8

Artist Gerald Incandela at the Summerland Post Office

Edward Cella selected three works. My picture of the surfer is first of all about black and white, not only as a print but also about the black rubber suit and the white board. I am not a surfer, so I can only appreciate the bond between surfer and surfboard through the harmony of their shapes. The picture is composed of two film negatives and the hands of the surfer are holding together the two pieces of surfboard. The surfboard lines up the two images and the viewer imagines the missing piece of surfboard between the two photos. The sub-

ject of the horses picture is movement: Muybridge meets Duchamps. The water tower is about artificially adding sunlight to an already sun lit object. The white of the paper acts as added light. Edward chose the pictures from his inventory and I was very pleased to see him go so California in his selection. I shall say it again: I love it here. Tell me about your process. Both internally (your imagination) as well as the techniques you use. In twenty-five words or less? I guess that will remain a mystery for now! What do you want viewers/collectors and others to take away from your work? I like them to see what I see, with the same sense of marvel at the threedimensional geometry that surrounds us. And the light! I enjoy looking, much more than talking or listening, and it is in our nature to want to express what

we are interested in, or love, and have it be recognized by others. So in fact, you want us to experience the world as you see it, which brings me to my next question. Since this is a column about Summerland, I always ask my subjects what they love most about our town. Et toi? We have the best post office in the area. I like the people in line (unless they have many boxes to mail!) and unlike other post offices; I trust them with my mail. The olive oil muffin at Cafe Luna has a strong magnetic force pulling me down from the hill. And what about getting on 101 north from the Summerland exit? Is there a freeway entrance with a better view than that in America? Palm trees in parking lots and Katy Perry on the radio! Is there anything you would like to add? If you are reading this within a few miles of where you got the Montecito Journal, you are in paradise. MJ

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n addition to his proven ability as a horseman, Dan Lopez is a natural raconteur, blessed with a lively sense of humor and an infectious laugh. No doubt when this years Old Spanish Days are over, Mr. Lopez will have a whole new batch of stories to add to his repertoire. Thats because hes been named Honorary Vaquero of the 2012 Fiesta, a prestigious title that will focus the spotlight on Lopezs significant accomplishments in the equestrian world. The title of Honorary Vaquero rotates between recipients from the Tri-County area of Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo. Thats because the Competencia de los Vaqueros, the horse show component of Old Spanish Days held at Earl Warren Showgrounds, was originally designed to showcase local talent from these regions. The last recipient from Ventura County was Jim Gofourth, who held the title in 2009. Ironically, Gofourth was a student of Dans, and learned much about horses from his trainer who subsequently became a good friend. Lopez became a professional horse trainer at the tender age of 14, when his father, Ernest Lopez, died suddenly. The elder Lopez was an accomplished horse trainer from a long line of reinsmen, and at the time of his death he was working with several horses for the Chase family in Oxnard, who operated their Chase Brothers Dairy on their large farm. The younger Lopez took over the training-in-progress of the Chases horses, working with the animals after school. That early start led to a lifetime of memorable experiences with horses, including three Rose Parades, leading the Appaloosa contingent during the Parade of Breeds at the 1984 Olympics, and induction into three different Halls of Fame. Riding his Appaloosa gelding named Badger Lee, Lopez will be loping around Earl Warrens main arena when he is introduced to the Fiesta spectators every evening. But for the Fiesta Parade, Dan will ride in a white carriage with his wife of 44 years, Virginia. The thought of riding in a white carriage sets him off, relating another hilarious story. This time its about his own wedding, and Virginia gleefully joins in as they finish each others sentences. I married a cougar! crowed Dan, revealing that Virginia, now 84, is six years older than he. Lopez proposed suddenly when they were driving through a small town in Nevada, on their way to a horse show in Reno. 26 July August 2 2012

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A museum and travel professional, community volunteer, and lifelong equestrienne, Lynn Kirst is a fourth-generation Californian who grew up in Montecito; she can often be found riding or hiking the local trails

story by Lynn P. Kirst

Dan Lopez and his wife Virginia, seen at Oak Tree Farm, the stable they had for twenty years. Although they closed the operation in 2000, Mr. Lopez is not one to retire, so he now trains horses at a stable closer to his Ojai home.

Spotting a sign for the Justice of the Peace, Dan impulsively suggested to Virginia that they stop and get married. She took so long to answer that I had to make a U-turn and go back, which wasnt easy as I was hauling a big 5-horse gooseneck trailer, regales Dan. But it was a good place to park! A sign on their desk, tucked into a framed photograph of Dan winning one of his more than thirty titles as National or World Champion, reads: Behind every successful man is an exhausted woman. It rings true for Virginia Lopez, who worked tirelessly behind the scenes
Dan Lopez has trained and shown horses for many people in the entertainment industry, including Academy Award-winning actress Christine Lahti, who is seen here with her horse, I Can Cut It. Lopez rode the horse to a World Championship title at the 1992 Appaloosa Show in Fort Worth, Texas. (photo by Harold Campton)

as her husband rode many a horse to glory, both for himself and a long list of clients. Mark Your Calendar Old Spanish Days Fiesta Stock Horse Show & Rodeo Thursday, Aug 2 Sunday, Aug 4 Earl Warren Showgrounds The Competencia de los Vaqueros brings together the best Tri-County competitors, showing their horses in a variety of classes such as barrel racing roping, team penning and reining. Thursday evening is devoted to professional bull riding. For a complete schedule and ticket information, visit www.sbfiestarodeo.com. MJ

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Serioso Quartet in addition to Haydn, said he thought his foursome matched up well. Our playing styles are similar and we all function in the same way. And we get along really well too, which is equally important. The coaching from the Miro Quartet who were meticulous about technical aspects in their approach was particularly helpful in that regard, he said. You have to think about every single note, how you want to play them, how they works with everyone else in the group. You try things and when you find something that works you stick with it. The four string quartets perform 3:15-5:15pm on Friday in the new Weinman Hall. Admission is free.

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Music Academy of the West department chair Jerry Lowenthal puts together the Chamber Music Marathon, taking place over two sessions on Saturday at Hahn Hall

The Chamber Music Marathon isnt new at MAW, but theres a renewed focus on piano-driven ensembles this time around. The solo pianist fellows made requests of several pieces theyd like to play this summer, and department chair Jerry Lowenthal matched them up. Among the works being performed on Saturday is Messiaens challenging mid-20th century masterpiece Quartet for the End of Time, which has seen frequent performances at Music Academy of the West, but isnt often heard elsewhere. This is the place to learn and play a piece like that, Lowenthal said. There are things like the Ravel trio (which will also be played) that are not in any way sight-readable. They require the attention students have and professionals often dont. I tell my students to learn them now because they wont find colleagues who will sit for such long rehearsals in the professional world. Indeed, solo piano fellow Martin Malmgren, who requested the Messiaen, has been enjoying the chance to take on a piece that speaks with so many colors. It has to be experienced live, he said. Messiaen managed to create something thats really timeless in every sense. Thats what the piece is somehow about. When you hear it in concert, at the end you dont know if its been a half hour or two hours that have passed. Some parts are so endless its as if time has completely disappeared. Thats very special. And I love how all of his different interests bird calls, religious aspects come together. As a completely non-religious person I get something very spiritual out of it. That hard-to-describe aspect permeates chamber music in general. As Lowenthal said, Its like overhearing a conversation of intense interest that isnt really intended for you its 26 July August 2 2012

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among the different instruments. And the more you listen, the more secrets you hear. The secrets begin to reveal themselves at the marathon over two sessions from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday at Hahn Hall. Tickets are $9 for the morning session, and $13 in the afternoon. Craving even more chamber stuff? See if you can secure a ticket for the annual Vocal Chamber Music concert this Thursday, July 26, which is taking a departure from its usual repertoire. Warren Jones, the creative and ambitious head of the vocal piano department, is the music director for Leaving Home, Seeking Home. The evening features three song cycles by composer Alan Louis Smith, himself a pianist and chair of keyboard studies and director of keyboard collaborative arts at USCs Thornton School of Music.
Pianist Warren Jones is the music director of Leaving Home, Seeking Home, performed at Hahn Hall on Thursday (photo by Lisa Kohler)

ent state and local government employees. To its credit, CalPERS tried in 2004 and 2006 to sponsor reform legislation to address pension abuse in response to negative press reports. Both times, disability pension abuse reform was blocked by lawmakers friendly to the public employee unions. Ask yourself: if you could increase your retirement income by 20%, tax-free, by having your doctor legally cite routine health concerns as disabilities, would you do it? No doubt, the answer for most of us would be, yes. Dont blame the employees; blame the system. Nearly all private businesses have switched from defined benefit pension plans to 401 (K) plans with matching employer-employee contributions. Before the public sector including well-financed and extremely effective entities such as Montecito Fire fall over the fiscal cliff, its time to reconsider the outmoded, expensive, and unsustainable system that currently exists. All of which makes it doubly important that if voters expand the current Fire District Board from three to five members in Novembers election that they elect individuals to the board qualified to deal with what is sure to become the contentious issue of pension reform, fairly and equitably for all concerned, firefighters and taxpayers alike. MJ

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Free summer outdoor music Concerts in the Park, one of Santa Barbaras favorite free summer soires is going strong, with crowds packing Chase Palm Park for musical performances and the pleasures of friends and community under the sun and stars. Week 5: Reggae and other music from the Caribbean with Upstream. Next week (August 2): Hiatus time Concerts in the Park takes a week off in deference to Old Spanish Days Fiesta. WHEN: 6-8:30pm WHERE: Cabrillo Blvd. at Calle Cesar Chavez INFO: 897-1946 or www.sbparksandrecreation. com The six-week Music at the Ranch series held out at the gardens around Stow House and Rancho La Patera continues Tuesday (July 31) with Somos Son. The Santa Barbara-based as are all the bands in this series outfit plays traditional Cuban Son dance music as well as contemporary salsa. WHEN: 5:30-7:30pm WHERE: 304 N Los Carneros Road, Goleta COST: free INFO: 681-7216 or www.stowhouse.com Montecito Music Festival Who knew Montecito could sustain two classical music summer festivals at a time? The one named after the village is based at Westmont College and this week offers up two violinists: Ida Haendel performs in recital in a Jascha Heifetz tribute concert (7:30pm Thursday, July 26; Porter Theatre; $30 general, $15 studentsseniors), and Anne Akiko Meyers the Southern California native who played with the Santa Barbara Symphony earlier this year and helped judge the Concerto Competition Finals at Music Academy of

the West earlier this month conducts a master class (2:30pm Saturday; Porter; $20/$10) and performs in concert playing the Arensky Trio and the Mendelssohn Octet with fellow faculty members and festival attendees on Sunday (2:30pm; Porter; $30/$15). American Double, the Montecito-based duo comprised of Westmont faculty violinist Philip Ficsor and pianist Constantine Finehouse, holds a master class (2:30pm Monday; Porter; $20/$10) and performs Tuesday (7:30pm; Porter; $30/$15).

Elementary, my dear Sherlock Holmes or rather the actor who has famously portrayed him has to solve his own potential murder in the fun and romantic suspense thriller Postmortem. The current cast of William Gillettes latest Broadway revival of Sherlock Holmes has assembled for a relaxing weekend in his Connecticut castle. For entertainment Gillette has planned a sance but someone is trying to murder him and he suspects one of his guests. Miller James directs Circle Bar Bs revival of the classic from Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), with the companys co-producer-owner David Couch starring in the lead role. All shows are preceded by a Santa Maria-style BBQ outside on the porch of the ranchs guesthouse. WHEN: 8pm Fridays & Saturdays, 2pm Sundays, today through September 9 WHERE: 1800 Refugio Road, Goleta COST: $45 general, $37 seniors on Friday/Sunday only INFO: 967-1962 or www.circlebarbtheatre.com

Hot Tuna in SB No, the legendary acoustic/electric-blues duo who played the Lobero last year arent coming back to town just yet. This Hot Tuna is a new documentary film from Rick Rosenthal, the Emmy and Bafta Award-winning Santa Barbara-based cinematographer, marine biologist and wildlife filmmaker. Rosenthal who was a principal cameraman for BBCs landmark Blue Planet series and the feature film Deep Blue is one of the few filmmakers to have captured moving images of Bluefin tuna in the wild, as the fast fish are an elusive quarry. Theyre also being fished to dangerously low levels. Rosenthal who also contributed cinematography to the Planet Earth series will be on hand to share new behind-the-scenes footage and answer audience questions. The event concludes with a reception. WHEN: 7pm WHERE: Pollock Theater, UCSB Campus COST: free (reservations suggested) INFO: 893-5903 or www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu/ Pollock

Born again Over a 30-year period, the Rebirth Brass Band has managed to merge the free-form tradition of the streets of New Orleans with powerhouse no-holdsbarred blowing and a deep sense of funk to become one of the most popular brass bands in the land, particularly among younger folks who didnt grow up with Preservation Hall. Now you have a third chance in less than nine months to catch this infectious Grammy-winning outfit in a local venue this time in a downtown nightclub following appearances at UCSBs Campbell Hall last fall, and last months Live Oak Music Festival. Bring the dance shoes and a set of earplugs. WHEN: 9pm WHERE: SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State Street, upstairs in Victoria Court COST: $18 in advance, $23 at the door INFO: 962-7776 or www.sohosb.com

Summer cinema series ROBOTS! SPACE ALIENS! BODY SNATCHERS! Science Fiction Film Classics of the 1950s, the free film series from UCSB Arts & Lectures and the City of Santa Barbara, screens The War of the Worlds, the Oscarwinning screen adaptation of the classic H.G. Wells novel about a devastating alien attack on Earth, outside at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Garden on Friday. Set right here in Southern California, the fast-paced, suspenseful film pits the human race against Martian invaders, with moments critics have said are still so enjoyably unnerving almost 60 years after its debut. Next week: Its us vs. Them! Considered one of the best creature features of all time, the films premise is that atomic tests in the desert have spawned massive, mutant man-eating ants. Federal agents face off with the hairy, mega-sized insects as they converge on the sewers of Los Angeles and start a huge colony beneath the city. Them! stars A horror-horde of crawl-and-crush giants clawing up from the Earths mile-deep catacombs! An endless terror! A nameless horror! (or so said the original 1954 promotional posters), plus a cameo by Santa Barbara s own Fess Parker. But youll have to stay indoors to see it: Them! screens only on Wednesday, August 1, at Campbell Hall; theres no Friday screening at the Courthouse due to Fiesta. WHEN: 8:30pm Fridays, 7:30pm Wednesdays (series continues through August 24) INFO: 893-3535 or www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu

received praise from critics, some of whom have raved that not only does the choirs music glow, but so do the audiences spirit after hearing them. Led by Dr. David Skinner, a well-known researcher and performer of early music who in 2006 was appointed as the first Director of Music at Sidney since the foundation of the college in 1596, the Choir is comprised of six to eight sopranos, six altos (male and female), six tenors, three baritones and three basses. Currently on a tour of California, the historic ensemble is being hosted this afternoon by our very own Quire of Voyces, the SBCCbased choral group who will also perform alongside the visitors. WHEN: 3pm WHERE: First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu Street COST: $20 general, $15 students-seniors INFO: 9655935 or www.sbcc.edu/music/website/ choir/qv.seas.htm Art poetry music slam Ayni Gallery hosts a night of creative expression and high-vibe socializing featuring Death & Palm Trees, plus poetry, music and local and global art pieces. Experience the San Francisco social entrepreneurial concept Case Study featuring fashion for a cause. The theme for the evening is Inspiration. Light refreshments will be served, and wine & cheese pairings are available for $7. WHEN: 6-8:30pm WHERE: 216 State Street COST: $5 INFO: www.aynigallery.com/AyniGallery.com Fiesta Presidente Recepcion In the final event before Old Spanish Day proper begins on Wednesday, join El Presidente Ricardo Castellanos and all the living past presidents at the Doubletree Resorts Plaza del Sol for the annual event that features a delicious Mexican-style meal, performances from the 2012 Spirit of Fiesta and Junior Spirit and dancing to a live band. WHEN: 5-10pm WHERE: 633

La Fiesta del Museo This recent fundraiser addition to the Old Spanish Days pre-Fiesta celebration is held at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, the 47-yearold cultural center that houses a collection of more than 80,000 irreplaceable objects and artifacts of significance relating to Santa Barbaras past. Enjoy dinner and fully hosted cocktails and fine wines under the moonlight in the museums courtyard, and dancing to the Cuban/salsa band Somos Son. Also featured: a performance by Timo Nunez, Americas No. 1 Flamenco Dancer. WHEN: 5-10pm WHERE: 136 East De la Guerra Street COST: $150-$175 INFO: 966-1601 ext. 110 or www.lafiestadelmuseo2012.eventbrite.com

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Aiken for summer blues After 40 years on the road, the time has really come for Atlantanative Caroline Aiken to have outgrown the comparisons to such artists as Bonnie Raitt and Big Mama Thornton, predecessors who share her taste for swampy blues-rock, possess powerhouse vocals, and evince a knack for entertaining audiences. But life isnt always fair. Which also means you get to once again see the amazing Aiken a Grammy nominee in 2006 despite her independent-to-the-bone rep in an intimate venue at the Trinity Backstage series rather than the Santa Barbara Bowl, which hosts Raitt in late September. WHEN: 8pm WHERE: Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State Street COST: $10 INFO: 962-2979 or www.trinitybackstage.com East Cabrillo Blvd. COST: $75 in advance, $90 at the door INFO: 962-8101 or www. oldspanishdays-fiesta.org than the one heralding Venturas annual 10-day extravaganza? But Rides, Ribbons & Rodeos is only part of the story for this event, the largest of its kind within a 90-minute drive of Montecito. There are also exhibits in all sorts of fields, including many that arent in competition, from agriculture to amateur art, fish, gems, hobbies, photography and more. A full building and a huge alleyway outdoors in the carnival are all dedicated to arts, crafts, home products, clothes, jewelry and other booths. And, of course, the fair always boasts an enviable lineup of entertainment. This years grandstand headliners include Brett Michaels, Joan Jett, Creed, Frankie Avalon, Martina McBride, Boys II Men, En Vogue and Venturas own Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. But dont forget Mutton Bustin, Pig Races, Rock Bottom Boys, Powerhouse, Tune Bandits, Butterfly Adventures and so much more free entertainment. Check online for details, including a full, downloadable schedule of daily events. WHEN: Wednesday, August 1 through August 12 WHERE: 10 East Harbor Blvd., Ventura COST: $13 general, $12 children 6-12 & seniors 62-99, free 5 & under and 100-plus INFO: 648-3376 or www.venturacountyfair.org MJ

The vocal pianists and vocal fellows will take on the challenging works beginning at 7:30pm Thursday in Hahn Hall. Tickets cost $27.

MUSIC ACADEMY (Continued from page 33)

Old Spanish Days Santa Barbaras 89th annual Fiesta celebration gets underway in earnest with the opening of the Mercados (marketplaces) at two different locations in town, tours of Mission Santa Barbara and the County Courthouse, the opening of the Casa Cantina at the exact site where it all began of the courtyard of the historic Casa de la Guerra, and, of course, La Fiesta Pequena. The Little Fiesta officially opens Fiesta on the steps of the Old Mission, with traditional songs and dances to the tunes of the Californios, Flamenco, Spanish classical and Mexican folklorico. Viva la familia (Long live the family) is the theme for 2012, which celebrates not only our own extended personal families, but also the sense of greater community as being its own sort of family. Get all the details and a schedule for the entire five days online at www.oldspanishdays-fiesta.org. Ventura County Fair Has a theme for a summer fair ever been more descriptive

Something fishy Actually, the only thing weird about Fishtank Ensemble returning to the Ojai Concert Series is that we somehow get to see this versatile California-based Gypsy music outfit do their thing once again among the hillside trees at the (normally) peaceful place known as Dancing Oaks Ranch. The band blends standard Manouche jazz (the French way of saying Gypsy Swing) with cross-pollinated gypsy and other styles that range from Greek to flamenco to Serbian music, all played on acoustic instruments with mucho gusto as well as virtual virtuosity. Opening is the formidable finger-picking guitarist/singer-songwriter Bruce Goldish, who just released a new, semiautobiographical CD called, Dream Come True. Bring blankets or low-back chairs and some food if you want to participate in the potluck. WHEN: 5pm potluck, music starts at 6 WHERE: 4585 Casitas Pass Road, Ventura COST: $18 in advance, $20 at the gate; kids under 15 free INFO: 665-8852 or www.ojaiconcertseries.com

Thursday, July 26: Fresh off sharing the stage at Hahn Hall with the percussion fellows in the annual Percussion Concert last night, Mosher Guest Artist Colin Currie who specializes in chamber pieces as well as orchestral and solo work conducts the percussion master class in the same venue this afternoon (3:15pm; Hahn; free) If percussion isnt your thing, you cant go wrong with the collaborative piano master class, featuring incisive insights and encouraging words of wisdom from department head Jonathan Feldman for the piano fellows and accompanists. Its particularly fascinating to see the same pieces that had been performed in another instrumental master class dissected from the point of the pianist (3:15pm; Weinman Hall; $13/$12). Saturday, July 28: Today marks Marilyn Hornes penultimate vocal master class of the summer, the final one before the fellows perform Stravinksys The Rakes Progress in the annual opera production, and the only one at the much larger Lobero Theater, which seats 350 more music lovers than Hahn Hall. Nobody does a better job of explaining how to fit notes and words together in the service of a song (3pm; Lobero Theater; $30). Monday, July 30: Say gday to flute faculty member Timothy Day whose six-week tenure ended last week, and start dreaming of Jeanne, as 15-year principal flutist of the New York Philharmonic Jeanne Baxtresser takes over the master classes for the final two weeks of the summer festival (1pm; Weinman; free) Also, visiting artist Glenn Dicterow, the longtime concertmaster of the NY Phil (who has announced his retirement from the orchestra in favor of joining the faculty of USC following the 2013-14 season), hosts the violin master class as part of the public portion of his annual MAW residency (3:15pm; Lehmann Hall; $13/$12). Tuesday, July 31: There are very few degrees of separation in the Music Academys world of classical music, and between violinist Dicterow and violist Karen Dreyfus, theres barely one theyre married. Both husband and wife will be featured in tonights Tuesdays@8 faculty chamber music concert: theyll perform together in the closing Brahms Piano Quartet in G Minor (along with cellist David Geber and pianist Feldman). Dreyfus also joins

This Week at Music Academy of the West

Principal flutist of the New York Philharmonic Jeanne Baxtresser takes over the master classes for the final two weeks of the Summer Festival

clarinetist Richie Hawley and pianist Margaret McDonald for Bruchs Four Pieces, with an excerpt from Bachs Art of the Fugue opening the concert in a performance by the three horn faculty members and two fellows (8pm; Hahn; $40).Also, Dreyfus hosts the viola master class this afternoon (3:15pm; Weinman; $13/$12). MJ

26 July August 2 2012

Death is a very dull, dreary affair and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it W. Somerset Maugham



On Entertainment
Legally Blonde: The Musical
by Steven Libowitz
Jessica Crouch stars as Elle Wood in PCPA Theaterfests production of Legally Blonde

Steven Libowitz has reported on the arts and entertainment for more than 30 years; he has contributed to Montecito Journal for over ten years.

retty in pink plus brains, brawn and balance. Thats the story in a nutshell of Elle, the central character in Legally Blonde, a 2001 novel that became a blockbuster movie that spawned both a sequel and a hit Broadway musical. Now, PCPA Theaterfest is bringing the seven-time Tony Award-nominated show to local audiences for the first time (as the national tour skipped Santa Barbara). Elle is a popular sorority girl who enrolls at Harvard Law mainly to win back her ex-boyfriend who has dumped her for someone more serious. But she ends up being a remarkably good student with a heart of gold, and no longer needing the exs respect and affection, ends up earning it. PCPA resident artist Michael Jenkinson, who most recently helmed the companys productions of West

Side Story and the not dissimilar Hairspray, directs and choreographs PCPAs Legally Blonde, which shifts from Santa Maria to the Solvang Theater, where it opens on Friday night. Q. Why was this good material for turning a movie into a musical? A. Its one of those stories that lends itself to being theatricalized, with that same sort of drive and energy that Hairspray has. Whats funny is that when I first heard about it, I scoffed at it. I really judged it way in advance, which ironically is what the show asks us not to do. Theres a beautiful message about not judging people until you know who they are, and not make decisions about them until they have a chance to show themselves. Oddly thats exactly what I had done. But once I heard the soundtrack, I

fell in love with it. Then when I got hold of the script, I realized that the book writers had done an incredibly smart job putting the piece together. Its a remarkable feminist piece about a woman who steps into her own and becomes something even more than she thought was possible. Thats important for college students embarking on lifes journey. Its a wonderful little emotional gem, which I didnt realize until we got deep into working on it. Tell me about the songs. What hooked you? Theyre an amalgamation of all the current shows, a real contemporary theater sound. They have that real American pop feel but are grounded in classical Broadway, and thats why the music is so resonant for our contemporary ear And the show is a veritable musical montage. Once you buckle your seatbelt we dont stop for two and a half hours. The story is totally musically driven And the entire cast is great. Its the best ensemble Ive ever worked with. They were able to fulfill such complicated pieces. I could ask them to do anything. So its quite a dance spectacle, full of energy at all times. What makes Elle a sympathetic character?

She is just one of the nicest human beings on the planet. There is nothing ugly or mean about her. She has a beautiful sprit and heart. She brings all this incredible energy to Harvard and gets smashed she goes from top dog to underdog but she rebuilds herself to arrive at an incredible place of integrity and power. She reminds us what it is to be in alignment with who we are. So shes not just sympathetic but also a role model. Youve said (in the press release) that youre glad to have something less familiar than West Side Story to direct. Can you explain? A. Its a really important feminist piece. But its shrouded by great musical numbers, and these sorts of shows can become really light and fluffy if youre not careful. What Ive tried to do is focus on the heart of the story, the real relationship between all the characters, so that youre not just experiencing a musical montage but getting a story of the young lady stepping into her power. That consequently changes all the other women in the piece. Thats why the ensemble has to be so strong. Its a touching heart story with several strong moments and because weve focused on story were able to land on those in a concrete way. You dont just walk out of the theater saying Gosh that was cute. You walk out having had a fun time and a moving experience. Legally Blonde opens 8 pm Friday and plays 8pm nightly except Mondays through August 19. Call 922-8313 or visit www.pcpa.org for tickets and information. MJ

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The Voice of the Village

26 July August 2 2012

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Ponto Woodworking, 309 Palm Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Kirk W. Ponto, 5814 La Goleta Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93117 This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 23, 2012. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jessica Armstrong. Original FBN No. 2012-0002138. Published July 25, August 1, 8, 15, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: W Glomb Design, 1119 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Wendy Glomb, 1119 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on July 18, 2012. 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ORDINANCE NO. 5588 AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA BARBARA APPROVING A THIRTY-FIVE YEAR LEASE AGREEMENT WITH A FIFTEEN-YEAR LEASE OPTION, BETWEEN THE CITY OF SANTA BARBARA AND GARDENS THE SANTA BARBARA ZOOLOGICAL FOUNDATION FOR CONTINUED LEASE OF THE PROPERTY BEING OPERATED AS THE SANTA BARBARA ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE SANTA BARBARA ZOO The above captioned ordinance was adopted at a regular meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council held on July 17, 2012. The publication of this ordinance is made pursuant to the provisions of Section 512 of the Santa Barbara City Charter as amended, and the original ordinance in its entirety may be obtained at the City Clerk's Office, City Hall, Santa Barbara, California.


/s/ Gwen Peirce, CMC City Clerk Services Manager




I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing ordinance was introduced on July 3, 2012, and was adopted by the Council of the City of Santa Barbara at a meeting held on July 17, 2012, by the following roll call vote: AYES: Councilmembers Dale Francisco, Frank Hotchkiss, Grant House, Cathy Murillo, Randy Rowse, Bendy White; Mayor Helene Schneider None None None


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereto set my hand and affixed the official seal of the City of Santa Barbara on July 18, 2012.

/s Gwen Peirce, CMC City Clerk Services Manager I HEREBY APPROVE the foregoing ordinance on July 18, 2012.

/s/ Helene Schneider Mayor

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Do you love Reagan history? The Reagan Ranch Center is seeking volunteers who would be interested in serving as docents for the Exhibit Galleries. Docents will have the opportunity share the history of President Reagan and his Western White House. For more information or to apply, please contact Danielle Fowler at 805-957-1980 or 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 Beach, teaching the public about the importance of protecting the snowy plover habitat. You can make a difference! Interested parties should call (805)893-3703 or email copr.conservation@lifesci.ucsb.edu. Next training date: Saturday, May 5, 9AM-12PM

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