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21 28 March 2013
Vol 19 Issue 12
Shrek Visits Santa Barbara
Whitney Winfield, star of Shrek The Musical,
lets her freak flag fly as play wends its way
to the Granada, p. 30
Whale Watching Once Again
First, Captain Fred Benko passed away; then
fire broke out on their Condor Express, but
Hiroko Benko persevered, p. 18
Open For Reading and Posting
Jan Hendrickson ends prolonged period of
adjustment after leaving longtime home next
to Starbucks, p. 22

The Voice of the Village
S SINCE 1995 S

Bruce Johnston to write
for Englands Country Life;
two sisters who helped
establish Santa Barbaras
Farmers Market share
$4-million inheritance, p. 6
Where It Comes From, Where
It Goes, and How Much It
Costs To Get There
(part one), page 5
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5 Editorial
Bob Hazard and Tom Mosby answer the question: Where does Montecito get its water?
6 Montecito Miscellany
Bruce Johnston featured in Country Life; John Cleese returning to London; John
Figg-Hoblyn refused to inherit estate; Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montags laundry
bill; Cat Cora speaks at CALM luncheon; SB Symphonys all-American concert;
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra impresses; Alexander Wasserman performs; Rich
Grimes latest book; Fred Benkos memorial service; Foundation for SBCC kick-of
bash; Betsy Pickering Kaiser passes
8 Letters to the Editor
Rachel Wilkinson responds to Ralph Iannelli; Steve Daniels sparks climate change
controversy; Deborah L. Schwartz congratulates JAmy Brown; Bob Latham looks to
MJ for answers
10 This Week in Montecito
Book discussion at MUS; Channel City Club Lecture & Luncheon; Dale
Francisco leads election discussion; Erin Grafy de Garcia speaks at SBMM; Los
Padres Trail Riders Annual Tack & Tog Sale; Neuropathy meeting; Montecito
Healing Sanctuary grand opening; MBAR meets; Mike Kresky lectures on hiking;
MERRAG CERT training; Kim Snyder exhibit reception; New Yorker discussion
group; ongoing events
Tide Guide
Handy guide to assist readers in determining when to take that walk or run on the beach
12 Village Beat
MPC updates; Read N Post opens new location; 1080 Coast Village Road
changes hands
14 Seen Around Town
Santa Barbara Yacht Clubs 141
opening day; SBMM Harbor Tastings & Treasures;
UCSB Arts & Lectures concludes frst Winter Festival Program; SB Tennis Club
premieres Second Fridays
18 Coming & Going
Original Condor is back after Condor Express experiences fre shortly after death of
captain Fred Benko
22 Sheriffs Blotter
House burglarized on Hixon Road; SBPD warns of Grandparents Scam
26 On Entertainment
Rob Kapilow leads What Makes It Great? at Lobero; Teater League presents Shrek
Te Musical; DramaDogs premieres Circle Mirror Transformation; contemporary
circus arts troupe 7 Fingers makes local debut
Coup de Grace
Grace wishes Tashie and Nell a happy frst birthday, and looks back at a crazy year
raising two Jack Russell Terrier puppies
28 Your Westmont
Ron Hansen launches reading series; senior Emily Auman directs original dance-
theater piece; Montecito Rotarians visit campus; Corot art exhibition closes soon
29 Our Town
Art Foundation of SB collaborative event; Police Grease on exhibit at C.
Kirkegaard Frames
32 Legal Advertisements
33 Movie Showtimes
Latest flms, times, theaters, and addresses: theyre all here, as they are every week
34 Guide to Montecito Eateries
Te most complete, up-to-date, comprehensive listing of all individually owned
Montecito restaurants, cofee houses, bakeries, gelaterias, and hangouts; others in
Santa Barbara, Summerland, and Carpinteria too
35 Real Estate View
Todays Heat Score is 268, an increase of 165% over last year
93108 Open House Directory
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36 Calendar of Events
Present Laughter ends this week; Ying Quartet performs; two pop acts; art show at
MichaelKate Interiors; SB Blues Society anniversary show; Dennis Quaid and the
Sharks; Emmas Revolution rocks; Botanic Gardens Wine and Cheese Lecture Series;
Keep the Beat at SOhO; Jef Mangum plays Lobero; Tales from the Tavern features
Janis Ian; Battlefeld Band return to Ojai
38 Classifed Advertising
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summer rentals to estate sales
39 Local Business Directory
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Inside Montecito Water
ccording to comedian Chris Rock, there are only three things we need
in life: water, food and compliments. Although 70% of the world is cov-
ered in water, here in Montecito water is arguably more precious than
either food or compliments. Leonardo da Vinci called water the driving force
of all nature.
If one wants to know about water in Montecito, sit for a day with Tom Mosby,
General Manager of the Montecito Water District (MWD). Tom has enjoyed a
22-year career with MWD, the first 16 as Engineering Manager and as General
Manager for the last six years. According to Tom, the mission of MWD is to
provide an adequate and reliable supply of high-quality water to the residents
of Montecito and Summerland at the most reasonable price.
Where Does Montecito Water Come From?
Montecito gets its water from five primary sources based on allocations that
vary from year to year depending on rainfall and drought conditions. Available
water is measured in acre-feet (AF). An acre-foot is roughly the amount of water
needed to fill a football field to the depth of one foot, or 325,851 gallons, or 435
hundred cubic feet (HCF) of water. The cost of water per acre-foot varies greatly
between sources, ranging in our area from a low of $79 to a high of $3,288 per
Source of Water (2012-2013) Acre-Ft Avail* Cost Per Acre-Ft**
Cachuma Reservoir 3,723 AF $520
Jameson Lake, Fox and Alder Creeks 1,374 AF $79
Doulton Tunnel 157 AF $79
Well Water from Groundwater Basin 248 AF $161
State Water Project (SWP) 1,320 AF $3,288
Available Water Supply (2012-13) 6,822 AF
*Source: Montecito Water District estimates as of March 2013
**Source: C-WIN Report July 2012 and Table 5 of the Draft 5-year Financial Plan. Costs
include both a variable component based on production, conveyance and treatment, plus
a fixed cost component based on amortized debt.
2012-13 Water Usage in Montecito Acre Ft Price Per Acre Ft
Estimated Billable Water Sales 5,363 AF $1,771*
Mandatory Transfer to City of SB 300 AF
Leakage & Evaporation 371 AF
Demand for MWD Water (2012-13) 6,034 AF
Projected excess as of Oct 1, 2013: 788 AF
*Source: MWD estimate of 2012-13 sales of 5,600 AF producing revenue of
$9,919,878 (January 31, 2013)
Jameson Reservoir and Doulton Tunnel are both owned and operated by
MWD. Water from these two sources is the least expensive water for MWD.
These two sources account for some 22% (1,531 AF) of Montecitos water needs.
The capacity of Jameson Reservoir is actually 5,200 feet, but withdrawals by
MWD are limited by the courts to a maximum of 2,000 acre-feet per year.
Currently, Jameson Reservoir stands at its lowest level since January 2004.
Doulton Tunnel water is rainfall dependent and can yield anywhere from 100
AF on the low side to 1,000 acre-feet on the high side.
The primary source of water for Montecito is its 10.3% ownership share of the
Lake Cachuma project that currently provides 54% (3,723 AF) of MWD water.
Lake Cachuma serves five member water agencies: Montecito, Santa Barbara,
Carpinteria, Goleta and Santa Ynez (ID#1). Its debt cost component will be
retired in 2015. While Cachuma has a capacity when full of 180,000 acre feet,
it now stands at 133,000 acre feet, but is projected to drop to 100,000 acre feet
by September because we are in the second consecutive year of below average
Groundwater wells provide MWD with just under 4% (248 AF) of MWDs
supply. Five major creeks recharge three underground storage units, plus a 4th
in Toro Canyon, in the Montecito groundwater basin, yielding 250 to 450 AF in
an average year. There are also several hundred private wells with no report-
able water production information.
In 1991, MWD purchased a 9.5% entitlement in the coastal branch of the
Editorial by Bob Hazard
Mr. Hazard is an Associate Editor of this paper and a former president of
Birnam Wood Golf Club
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Country Life for Bruce
Monte ito
by Richard Mineards
Richard covered the Royal Family for Britains Daily Mirror and Daily Mail before moving to New York
to write for Rupert Murdochs newly launched Star magazine in 1978; Richard later wrote for New York
magazines Intelligencer. He continues to make regular appearances on CBS, ABC, and CNN, and
moved to Montecito six years ago.
t is probably one of the most
unlikely collaborations, but Beach
Boy Bruce Johnston is contribut-
ing to one of Britains toniest and old-
est publications, Country Life, I learn.
The 116-year-old weekly glossy, best
known for its coverage of country
houses, architecture and gardens, as
well as its frontispiece, which usually
features a girl from a landed family
under the title Girls In Pearls, is a
world away from the life Bruce has
lived after almost 50 years with the
rock group, which will forever be
remembered for its association with
the sun, sand and surfing of Southern
Its certainly different! says Bruce,
70, as he prepares to jet to Hong Kong
for another stop on the groups world
I was asked by the editors to com-
ment on my favorite painting in their
My Favorite Painting single page
section. Next to my long ago Grammy,
this is the most exciting thing Ive
Tony Bennetts God Is Love artwork of the late
Duke Ellington, the piece Bruce Johnston chose as
his favorite painting for Britains Country Life
21 28 March 2013 MONTECITO JOURNAL 7
done in the arts!
Ive been reading Country Life for
half a century and I think its the great-
est magazine published in England.
The work Bruce, who wrote Barry
Manilows Number One hit I Write
the Songs which went on to be
recorded by more than 200 artists
including Frank Sinatra , chose is
called God Is Love, by Anthony
Benedetto, a water color portrait of
the late jazz great Duke Ellington.
The artist is better known as veteran
crooner Tony Bennett, 86, who, as I
exclusively revealed here, is singing at
the Montecito Country Club on May
22 to benefit UCSBs Arts & Lectures
It really is a wonderful evocative
work, which really shows Ellington
at his best, says Bruce. Its no won-
der Tonys art hangs in the National
Portrait Gallery in London and the
Smithsonian in Washington.
I know Queen Elizabeth and other
members of the Royal Family are reg-
ular readers, so I hope they enjoy my
The issue with Bruces article it out
this week...
Cleese Returns Home
It was only a few months back
that former Montecito funnyman John
Cleese made his move with his new
wife, Jennifer Wade, to the glittering
sun soaked tax haven of Monaco as
one of its 32,000 pampered citizens.
Faced with crippling alimony bills,
the move looked like a financial bless-
ing for John, 73, and his fourth wife,
Jennifer, 42.
But now the twosome have sur-
prised everyone by abruptly giving
up their Monte Carlo base and return-
ing to London.
Whats more, according to my old
friend, Caroline Graham, the Los
Angeles correspondent for the U.K.s
Mail on Sunday, the pair are conduct-
ing an online fire sale of furniture and
artworks left behind in the postage
stamp-sized principality.
John Cleese making an abrupt exit from Monaco
after just a few months
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The best little paper in America
(Covering the best little community anywhere!)
n response to Apocalypse
Never (Letters to the Editor
MJ # 19/10). The writer claims
President Obama is using a divide-
and-conquer strategy. The stated
goal of the Republican Party was to
make Obama a one-term president,
as evidenced by Republican Senate
leader Mitch McConnell in his state-
ment: The single most important
thing we want to achieve is for
President Obama to be a one-term
Weve had record number of filibus-
ters by Republicans since the presi-
dent took office. Many Republicans
cant even let the birther issue go.
To many Republicans, hes a non-
citizen; even when you look at the
killing of bin Laden, the rights most
cherished argument at that point was
who really deserved the credit. Give
me a break.
The writer also tries to sort of annul
the presidential results. President
Obama the first president to win
more than 50% of the popular vote
twice since Ronald Reagan. He won
by 5 million votes, and was an elec-
toral landslide with 332 to 206 being
the final number. (Romneys percent-
age of the vote being 47%, very apro-
The people spoke by their majori-
ties, and Republicans are not in con-
trol. You lost the election. And stop
giving us this class warfare non-
sense the writer ends his piece with.
Republicans are infatuated with sti-
fling as many minorities, poor and
young voters as possible by imple-
menting new voter ID laws when
voter fraud is virtually non-existent.
And you want to know how I know
Republicans across the board are com-
plicit in this class warfare? Because
you never hear them speaking out
against voter ID laws or attempts to
brandish Obama as anything but a
genuine American who was actually
born here.
Politics is about the art of com-
promise. Republicans history with
Obama has been to impede and
destroy from the very beginning.
And now youre complaining youre
not getting what you want from the
president? Give. Me. A. Break.
Rachel Wilkinson
(Editors note: Thank you very much
for taking the time to respond to Mr.
Iannellis letter. Lets take this one issue
at a time: 1) Senate Minority Leader
Mitch McConnell made his controversial
one-term president remark just before
election day, 2010, during an inter-
view with a reporter from the National
Journal. What McConnell said was, and
we are fully quoting here: We need to
be honest with the public. This election
[2010] is about them, not us. And we
need to treat this election as the first step
in retaking the government. We need to
say to everyone on Election Day, Those
of you who helped make this a good day,
you need to go out and help us finish the
NJ: Whats the job?
McConnell: The single most impor-
tant thing we want to achieve is for
President Obama to be a one-term presi-
NJ: Does that mean endless, or at
least frequent, confrontation with the
McConnell: If President Obama does
a Clintonian backflip, if hes willing to
meet us halfway on some of the biggest
issues, its not inappropriate for us to do
business with him.
President Obama never made any
attempt to compromise with Republicans
on their issues.
2) You are correct as to the use of
filibuster, or more accurately, cloture,
which is that 60 senators are required to
allow any bill to move forward; the use of
cloture has increased markedly, but prob-
ably because this is such a divided con-
gress and also because Mr. Obama has
made no attempt to compromise with the
Republican-led House of Representatives
or with the minority party in the senate.
My guess is that if the next president
isnt a Democrat, and if he is as much
of an activist as this president, the use
of cloture will go up accordingly. Thats
3) As for letting the birther issue
go, it was Mr. Obamas literary agency
Acton & Dystel that touted Mr.
Obama as having been born in Kenya
and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii,
in the promotion of his book. That some
people dont want to let that go is hardly
surprising. That he has spent so much
money keeping his college records secret
also feeds the belief that the president
has something to hide in that respect.
Nevertheless, he was elected president of
the U.S. by a considerable margin and he
is our president.
4) Class Warfare has been the very
successful modus operandi of this presi-
5) Voter ID laws seem fair to many of
us. Why one wouldnt want to ensure
that those who vote are indeed citizens of
the U.S. seems bizarre. But, if the absence
of such a warranty promotes the election
of one party over another, and if one is a
member of the party benefiting, there is
certainly logic to opposition to such laws.
Those of us on the other side of Mr.
Obamas issues are pleased that most
Republicans in Congress are firmly
resisting the public pressure to abandon
their principles in the cause of com-
promise, just as have, presumably, Mr.
Obama and his party. J.B.)
Climate Change
In your recent Coming and
Going column (MJ # 19/11), dur-
ing a discussion of the danger of
an asteroid hitting Earth with cat-
astrophic results, you imply that
global climate change is a bogus
issue by putting it in quotation
marks and contrasting it to the
real (italicized) asteroid threat.
If you want to debate climate
change, do so. When you do address
it, acknowledge that over 98% of cli-
matologists believe that catastroph-
ic climate change is real, happening
at a frightening and accelerating
rate, and substantially attributable
to human-caused discharge of car-
bon dioxide into the atmosphere
from the burning of fossil fuels. The
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and frequent climate disasters in
the last few years: droughts, floods,
fires, extreme heat, melting Arctic
and Greenland ice? All have been
predicted by scientists warning of
climate change and its relation to
CO2 emissions.
Simply dismissing the issue with
innuendo is cowardly. If you are
skeptic about climate change, edu-
cate yourself. If you are a denier,
enjoy keeping your eyes closed
but dont denigrate those urgently
attempting to address the problem.
Steve Daniels
Santa Barbara
(Editors note: All I wrote was that
whatever one believes concerning
Climate Change, it doesnt compare
to the possibly catastrophic damage a
large object from deep space could do
to Earth. As for global warming, or
whatever passes for the latest cause
of massive panic attacks, Im afraid
Im old enough to remember the fear
of imminent global cooling, and the
editorials of alarm that insisted we
must do something now! Waiting
even ten years, it was said, would be
too late to prevent a global catastrophe.
That was in the early 1970s. Funny
enough, reducing carbon emissions
probably a good idea was considered
the antidote to global cooling.
As for 98% of the environmental
community being onboard, according
to at least one noted expert (the other
2%?) Roger Pielke Jr., professor of
environmental studies at the University
of Colorado-Boulder Flooding [in the
United States] has not increased over
the past century, nor have land-falling
hurricanes. Remarkably, the U.S. is
currently experiencing the longest-ever
recorded period with no strikes of a
Category 3 or stronger hurricane. The
major 2012 drought obscures the fact
that the U.S. has seen a decline in
drought over the past century.
As recently as March 15 (last week),
the Global Warming Policy Foundation
concluded that there has been no sta-
tistically significant increase in annu-
al global temperatures since 1997.
The report, written by Dr. David
Whitehouse, editor of The Observatory,
also states that the standstill is an
empirical fact and a reality that chal-
lenges current climate models. During
the time that the Earths global tem-
perature has remained static the atmo-
spheric composition of carbon dioxide
has increased from 370 to 390 ppm.
Climate Change is the way of
Earth. It has taken place regularly
and consistently over the course of 4
to 6 billion years. To be a denier of
such an obvious phenomenon would be
ludicrous. That doesnt mean, however,
that we should buy into the idea of
expropriating hundreds of billions of
dollars from businesses worldwide via a
carbon tax in order to fatten the coffers
of governmental entities. J.B.)
Congrats To JAmy
Hooray to JAmy Brown on her
appointment to the Montecito Planning
Commission! To quote just a few of
James Buckleys Editorial descrip-
tors: she is knowledgeable, forthright,
indefatigable, observant and articu-
late just what is needed in represen-
tative oversight of the letter and spirit
of the Montecito Community Plan. I
grew up on Middle Road and have
observed much change over the years
in Montecito. However, Supervisor
Salud Carbajals decision to appoint
JAmy to this important role will
ensure that vigilant and thoughtful
land use planning decisions continue.
Deborah L. Schwartz
City of Santa Barbara Planning
(Editors note: Im sure JAmy is hon-
ored by your confidence in her. On anoth-
er note, my kids grew up on Middle
Road too, and yes, there have been many
changes since their childhood, the biggest
being the explosion of SUVs and pickup
trucks. The reason that change has proven
so potent is that those vehicles sit high on
the road, reducing the visibility of little
ones walking and/or bicycling to school.
Lets be careful out there! J.B.)
A Couple of Questions
1) Why is there a For Lease sign
at Turk Hessellunds? My understand-
ing is that the new project is approved
and going forward. Is it just that the
owner is looking for a tenant for the
lengthy interim period?
2) Why is our so-called Gateway
to Montecito so ugly? Im referring
to the CVR sign and planter at Olive
Mill and Coast Village Road. I assume
its a City responsibility, but it cant
cost much to either doll it up or take
it down. Since MJ knows all, I thought
you might have some insight, or at
least tell me to whom I can complain.
Bob Latham
(Editors note: Thank you for your
confidence in our institutional expertise!
Two answers: 1) The project is moving
forward; construction is expected to begin
April 1, but lessees are being sought for
the various spaces to be built.
2) The wooden signs at either end of
Coast Village Road are maintained by the
Coast Village Business Association. MJ
Editor Kelly Mahan will report on their
condition and their upkeep in an upcom-
ing issue. J.B.) MJ
21 28 March 2013 MONTECITO JOURNAL 10 The Voice of the Village
Los Padres Trail Riders Annual Tack
& Tog Sale
Sellers welcome to put their unwanted
merchandise up for sale for $40; buyers
welcome to peruse items for $5
When: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Earl Warren Showgrounds,
3400 Calle Real
Info: 455-4113
Neuropathy Meeting
The Neuropathy Meeting of Santa Barbara
will meet in Friendship Hall at the First
Methodist Church; anyone experiencing
the pain and numbness of neuropathy is
When: 10 am
Where: 305 East Anapamu Street
Info: Shirley Hopper, 965-4985
Grand Opening
Montecito Healing Sanctuary opens its
doors. Qigong, Chinese herbs, energy
healing and more; a raffe and giveaway
will be held.
When: 11 am to 2 pm
Where: 116 Middle Road, Suite B
Info: 845-5827 or www.
Parent Book Club Meeting
A discussion of the book, Raising Caring,
Capable Kids with Habits of Mind by
Lauren A. Camer and Angela
Iadavaia-Cox. The book will be available
for purchase at the Fall Book Fair.
Raising Caring, Capable Kids with Habits
of Mind provides many engaging stories
and examples for parents to their help
children succeed and thrive in school as
well as in life. There are practical tips that
apply to daily life with children, for issues
big and small, everything from managing
homework to resolving arguments between
siblings to encouraging the reluctant child.
When: 8:30 to 9:30 am
Where: Montecito Union School,
385 San Ysidro Road
Info: 969-3249
Lecture & Luncheon
Channel City Club presents Philip
French, Executive Director of the American
Committees on Foreign Relations, who will
discuss Post-Chavez Venezuela: Birth of a
New Peronism. French teaches a yearly
graduate seminar on Latin America Syracuse
Universitys Maxwell School, and consults on
a variety of Latin America issues. He retired
in 2009 as a senior career diplomat after 30
years in the U.S. Foreign Service, serving in
Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle
East, in addition to two tours in the State
Departments Bureau of Western Hemisphere
Affairs in Washington, D.C.
Advance guaranteed reservations are
When: 11:30 am
Where: Fess Parkers Doubletree Resort,
Reagan Room, 600 East Cabrillo Blvd
Cost: $35 for members, $40 non-members
Info: 884-6636
Election Discussion
A Retrospective on the Election of
2012 is the topic of a discussion led
by Dale Francisco, Santa Barbara
City Councilman, and Linda Paine
from the Election Integrity Project at The
Santa Barbara Club. Appetizers and a
no-host bar will be available at the event
sponsored by Santa Barbara Republican
Women, Federated.
When: 4:30 pm to 7 pm
Where: 1105 Chapala Street
Cost: $25 prepaid, $30 at the door
Reservations: 699-6756 or
(If you have a Montecito event, or an event that concerns Montecito,
please e-mail kelly@montecitojournal.net or call (805) 565-1860)
Art Opening Reception
Kim Snyder will have 25
oil on linen paintings for sale
during her Wildlife Art Exhibit
at Santa Barbara Maritime
At age 54, making art
professionally over 35
years, Snyder says her
painting career has taken
her art in different directions
but always comes back
around to wildlife. While
walking on the beach,
bluffs and wetlands, if see
an animal I enjoy stopping
and observing them in their
habitat, hunting, resting, and showing off to their mates and potential mates. I
love to capture their movement and personality and spirit in paintings for others
to see, remember, enjoy and bring this peaceful and joyful imagery into their
homes, she says.
When: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: 113 Harbor Way
Cost: free and open to the public
Registration: www.sbmm.org
Lecture at SBMM
MJ columnist Erin Graffy de Garcia will provide us with
a compelling story behind the building of the breakwater.
Beyond the Myth of Max Fleischman; The Real Story
Behind How We Got Our Breakwater will be discussed at
the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.
Erin Graffy is author, editor and publisher of more than 50
books, monographs, publications, and articles on regional
history. Her latest coffee table book, The Santa Barbara Yacht Club: A Waterfront
History, richly details in rare photos and text, the history and developments along
our waterfront since the middle of the nineteenth century.
When: 7 pm; members only reception at 6:15
Where: 113 Harbor Way
Cost: free to members, non-members $5
Register: www.sbmm.org
This Week
in and around
Montecito Tide Chart
Day Low Hgt High Hgt Low Hgt High Hgt Low Hgt
Thurs, Mar 21
12:19 AM 2.7 6:09 AM 4.1 01:24 PM 0.4 08:10 PM 3.5
Fri, Mar 22
1:11 AM 2.3 7:03 AM 4.4 01:57 PM 0.2 08:29 PM 3.8
Sat, Mar 23
1:51 AM 1.8 7:47 AM 4.6 02:26 PM 0.1 08:49 PM 4.2
Sun, Mar 24
2:26 AM 1.2 8:27 AM 4.8 02:53 PM 0 09:11 PM 4.5
Mon, Mar 25
3:01 AM 0.7 9:05 AM 5 03:20 PM 0 09:35 PM 4.9
Tues, Mar 26
3:38 AM 0.2 9:43 AM 5 03:48 PM 0.1 010:02 PM 5.2
Wed, Mar 27
4:16 AM -0.1 10:24 AM 4.8 04:17 PM 0.3 010:32 PM 5.5
Thurs, Mar 28
4:57 AM -0.4 11:07 AM 4.5 04:48 PM 0.6 011:05 PM 5.6
Fri, Mar 29
5:43 AM -0.5 11:55 AM 4.1 05:22 PM 1 011:42 PM 5.7

MBAR Meeting
Montecito Board of Architectural Review
seeks to ensure that new projects are
harmonious with the unique physical
characteristics and character of
When: 3 pm
Where: Country Engineering Building,
Planning Commission Hearing Room,
123 E. Anapamu
Hiking Lecture
Mike Kresky, co-author of Field
Guide to Animal Tracks and Scat
of California, will be speaking at
the Montecito Library. He is very
knowledgeable about the local
wildlife and how to find it while
When: 5 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: 1469 East Valley Road
Cost: free
Network of trained volunteers that
work and/or live in the Montecito
area prepare to respond to community
disaster during critical frst 72 hours
following an event. The mutual self-help
organization serves Montecitos residents
with the guidance and support of the
Montecito Fire, Water and Sanitary
Districts. Tonight is a special CERT
training module released by FEMA.
When: 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: Montecito Fire Station,
595 San Ysidro Road
Info: Geri, 969-2537

Discussion Group
A group gathers to discuss The New Yorker
When: 7:30 pm to 9 pm
Where: Montecito Library,
1469 East Valley Road MJ
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his month marks the tenth
year since the inception
of the Montecito Planning
Commission. The governmental
body was established, along with
the Montecito Board of Architectural
Review, after concerned residents felt
that Montecito needed its own plan-
ning commission and architectural
review board, even though Montecito
is an unincorporated area. After
consulting with then First District
Supervisor Naomi Schwartz and her
staff, the Board of Supervisors grant-
ed approval for the MPC and MBAR
for a two-year trial run.
Since then MPC and MBAR have
helped shape the village feel of
3.21.13.MJ.indd 1 3/11/13 11:35 AM
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Commission news
Village Beat
by Kelly Mahan

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Then it was time for the parade
of the fleet, led by Moonshyne with
fleet captain Stephen and Bente
Millard. Guests boarded various sail
and motorboats, enjoying mimosas,
sparkling wine and more to eat while
parading. I was sailing with Sarah
and Roger Chrisman on their yacht,
Polaris. They informed me the joke
among sailors is, You start with a
sailboat. Go to a motorboat. Then a
motor home, and last a rest home.
Some folks think the best way is to
have a friend that owns a boat.
Besides Francie, board members
participating were vice commodore
Larry Leveille, rear commodore
Joanne Gordon, treasurer David
Watson, secretary Patti Lenvik and
fleet surgeon Dr. Pamela Thiene.
Following was the Caspers Trophy
Race, which guests could sign up to
crew with more food back at the club.
The season was officially open.
Tastings & Treasures
The Santa Barbara Maritime
Museum (SBMM) has been part of
our community for thirteen years, and
recently held its 10
annual funrais-
er Harbor Tastings & Treasures. The
sell out crowd was soon like sardines
in a can (bad pun intended) on both
the lower and upper decks, having
a great time tasting food, beer, wine
and spirits.
Board president Steve Epstein
introduced executive director Greg
Gorga saying, We used to be wing-
less, and since Greg we are flying.
Sadly Greg announced the passing of
longtime supporter Fred Benko and
oddly his popular whale watching
boat, the Condor Express, had a very
damaging fire that started just one
hour before the gala.
The museum is all about education
and one of the programs the evenings
funds goes to is the tall ship program.
Fourth graders read Two Years Before the
Mast and then spend the night aboard
a tall ship, living the life of an 1830s
sailor. Teachers notice participating
students have better listening, team-
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anta Barbara Yacht Club (SBYC)
held its 141st opening day with
the 2013 yachting season and
made history by welcoming its very
first woman commodore, Francie
Lufkin. Her dad, former staff com-
modore Lew Goodfield, introduced
his daughter saying, We finally got
it right. She replied, I follow many
capable men, fortunately some of
them left notes. If my dad hadnt
made me get my own bar tab, I might
never have joined the Yacht club. The
prize for the farthest distance traveled
was for Francies cousins, who came
all the way from Wales for her special
SBYC is the second oldest club on
the West Coast after San Francisco.
It had its festive dress on with red,
white and blue buntings, balloons,
miniature yardarms on all the tables
and the Dixie Daddies tooting away.
A breakfast buffet was set up on the
deck and the club was packed with
visiting commodores and their wives.
Opening Day has its roots in the East
Coast with the melting of the first frost
bringing back the sailing yachts. SBYC
adopted this tradition in the late 1800s
with other west coast clubs following
suit. SBYC has a hallowed history
with famous yachtsman such as Sir
Thomas Lipton (the tea) participating.
There is a trophy in his name in the
case. Another was Max C. Flieschman,
who contributed to the breakwater so
he could park his yacht.
Mayor Helene Schneider was there
to read a proclamation. She noted,
Yacht Clubs put up flags to denote
the weather condition sunny, windy,
cloudy or stormy. I think we should
put them up on city hall before council
Former commodore Lew Goodfield with his
daughter and the new commodore Francie Lufkin
(the first woman in club history)
Sarah and Roger Chrisman on their yacht during
the boat parade
Opening day of the
Yacht Club season
with commodore
Francie Lufkin,
vice commodore
Larry Leveille,
rear commodore
Joanne Gordon,
treasurer David
Watson, board sec-
retary Patti Lenvik
and fleet surgeon
Pamela Thiene,
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum co-chairs Cindy
Makela and Elsbeth Kleen at the wine and food
SBMM honoree Tom Parker with major donor
Victor Atkins at the gala
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work and leadership skills and exhibit
higher self-esteem. Over 400 were in
the 18 classes in 2012 and therell be the
most ever in 2013 with 22 classes.
Greg proudly announced, We
opened nine new exhibits and hosted
ten lectures this last year plus the
Kardboard Kayak Races, Sea Festival
and the Rincon Classic and Parade
of Lights award ceremonies. The
United States Coast Guard has desig-
nated SBMM as the future home of the
Point Conception First Order Fresnel
Lighthouse lens.
This lens is 160 years old and was
positioned to guide vessels through
some of the most turbulent waters in
the world. Since it was surrounded by
private land, it has never been viewed
by the public. The exhibit will open in
September 2013.
Past board president George Writer
introduced the guest of honor Tom
Parker, chairman of the board of
Hutton Companies and president of
Hutton Parker Foundation. Among
a long list of their helpfulness is that
they own 250,000 square feet of office
space in 17 buildings, which serve
more than 90 local nonprofit orga-
nizations. Toms credits would take
up my whole column and he added
another kudo by presenting a check
to the SBMM from the Foundation to
complete the million-dollar campaign
needed to pay off the city. There will
no longer be $13,000 per month rent;
instead it will be one dollar. All the
more for education. Tom introduced
long time supporter Victor K. Atkins
Jr. and told him, We have dedicated
the Storms at Sea/Maritime Weather
exhibit in your honor.
Celebrity Chefs Michael Cervin,
Michael Hutchings and James Sly
had been busy all evening judging the
food and beverages. Among the tro-
phy winners were Spoons for sweets,
Rincon Catering for the savory side,
R & D vodka for beer and cocktails,
and Alma Rosa winery for wine. The
planning committee headed up by
Cindy Makela and Elsbeth Kleen and
thirty vendors were responsible for
this maritime fun. Dont forget to visit.
Festival Program
UCSB Arts & Lectures culminat-
ed its first Winter Festival Program
with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at
Lincoln Center Orchestra. The Festival
was for the first campaign fundraiser
A&L has ever had and there were four-
teen days in a row of events. It is trying
to secure the future with this five-year
campaign to raise $20 million. Celesta
Billeci, A&L Miller McCune Executive
Director, was happy to announce to
the full house at the Granada, We
have raised nine million dollars in the
first year and a half.
The applause, whistling and cheer-
ing for Marsalis and his 15-piece
orchestra was palpable as he intro-
Celebrity chef food and wine judges for Harbor Tastings & Treasures Michael Hutchings, Michael Cervin
and James Sly
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duced from stage the various pieces of
the program, from well known Duke
Ellingtons Mood Indigo to original
works. It is widely regarded as the
finest big band in the world today,
(Daily Telegraph, U.K.).
At the Producers Circle recep-
tion in the Founders Room after the
performance, Wynton gave kudos
to Celesta, calling her, a gem Ive
known for twenty years. It means a lot
to come to a community that under-
stands our music. One of the band
members, Ted Nash, will be coming to
SBCC this summer to run a jazz camp
with Winnie Swalley as the executive
As Celesta says, A&L presents
more high-caliber events with fewer
staff, a smaller budget and more
meaningful educational outreach,
than nearly any other university pre-
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philanthropic investment can safe-
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It educates, entertains and inspires.
We are indeed lucky to have all these
cultural choices.
Mixed Bag
Youve heard of First Thursdays,
now they have Second Fridays at the
Santa Barbara Tennis Club where a
different art exhibition is displayed
for a month. This month was called
a Mixed Bag because of the diver-
sity in artists and their mediums.
The featured artists for March were
Christy Venable, Julia Ford, Nance
Cole, Robin McCarthy and Judy
Neunuebel with Susan Tibbles as
The artists backgrounds are equally
diverse. For example Christy has a
Mom whos a potter, an aunt head
of the art department at UCLA and
another aunt was an illustrator. Christy
has studied in Florence, London and
Paris. Check out the show at 2375
Foothill (not far from the Mission).
You Go Girls! MJ
Co-chairs for the council for Arts & Lectures Dan Burnham and Sara Miller McCune with Maestro Nir
Kabaretti after the Jazz at Lincoln Orchestra concert at the Granada
Ted Nash with David Crosby (from Crosby, Stills
and Nash) at the Marsalis post concert reception
Christy Venable beside her paintings at the Santa
Barbara Tennis Club art reception
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by James Buckley
The new Old Condor
COMInG & GOInG Page 274
irst, Captain Fred Benko passed
away after battling a terminal
condition for over two years.
He died at home around two oclock
in the morning after an evening with
a small group of friends and family
members reminisced about his life and
their collective lives with him as he lay
in a coma on a bed in the Benkos liv-
ing room. The nurse in charge of his
care comforted those in attendance
with the suggestion that even though
he could not respond, Fred may have
been able to hear them, as hearing is
the last thing to go.
A little over a week later, nearly 600
people attended a memorial at the
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum to
say good-bye to the popular sea cap-
tain, during which Freds son Mathew
Benko (owner-founder of the Chicken
Ranch, a three-unit local fast-food
chain), using the guitar his father had
owned and played as a troubadour-
folk singer in the 1970s, sang Freds
own version of St. James Infirmary.
Attendees also learned that a blue
whale had been named Fred Benko in
his honor. It was a touching and noble
send-off to one of Santa Barbaras
Three days earlier, it was reported
that a fire in the bridge of the Condor
Express, Fred Benkos one-of-a-kind
double-hulled four-engine craft, had
destroyed the entire electrical sys-
tem. This was a one-two punch that
may have felled a lesser human, but
Hiroko Benko, Freds wife and busi-
ness partner of 27 years, is made
of stern stuff. She, along with long-
time employee, Captain Mat Curto,
responded quickly.
Insurance would probably take care
of most of the repair expenses and
even lost revenue, but they needed a
replacement vessel pronto.
Scott Meisel was the first person
I called, Mat says as we speak on
the surprisingly clean and well-main-
tained deck of the original Condor
that had just arrived from its berth
in San Diego. When he didnt get an
answer right away from Scott, whod
purchased the Condor over ten years
ago, after the Condor Express was
launched, Mat called around in search

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The late Fred Benko (right) is seen here at Milt Larsens Magic Castle with (from left) Hiroko Benko,
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State Water Project (SWP) as a way to ensure an emergency supply of water in
times of severe drought. The problem is that even in years when MWD does
not use a single drop of SWP water, it must still pay its share of the fixed costs
to finance, build and operate the dams, pipes, reservoirs and aqueducts of the
SWP coastal branch. In the MWD 2012-13 operating budget of $12.5 million,
$4.9 million (39%) is earmarked upfront to pay for the fixed costs of SWP debt
and operating costs.
In addition, MWD has a current emergency water supply bank of 1,400 AF in
the Kern County aquifer, which will be used during the remainder of this year
because of drought conditions.

How is Montecito Water Used?
The Montecito Water District (MWD) is actually quite small, serving a popu-
lation of approximately 13,100 people with 4,380 active accounts distributed as
follows, according to the 2012-13 MWD approved budget adopted in June 2012:
Type of Acct: # of Accts %AF Used Sales $ %of Sales
Residential 4,130 94% $7,537,100 82%
Commercial 106 2% $339,600 4%
Multi-Family 49 1% $233,400 3%
Agricultural 37 1% $302,400 3%
Institutional 55 1% $601,900 7%
Non-Potable 2 1% $73,900 1%
TOTAL: 4,380 100% $9,088,200 100%
Taking a shower or bath, flushing toilets, doing laundry or dishes, washing
clothes and filling empty water bottles takes minimal water and only accounts
for 30% of water usage. The irony is that 70% of water is used outside the home
to keep Montecitos landscaping green and healthy on our mostly one-acre-or-
more lots. Unfortunately, landscaping uses potable drinking water. Recycled
water would be fine, but no infrastructure exists for the delivery of recycled
water. The necessary investment in the design, construction and operating costs
to deliver recycled water doesnt pencil out in competition with other needed
capital improvements.
Who are the Largest Water Users in Montecito?
The average residential water user in Montecito pays $183 a month ($2,196
a year) for water. The biggest residential water user in Montecito is probably
Oprah Winfreys 45-acre estate which pays $124,000 a year for MWD water,
or an average of $10,365 a month, according to a public-record, state disclo-
sure report to bondholders on the 10 largest Montecito water users in 2011-12.
Oprahs water bill is exceeded by the commercial Four Seasons Santa Barbara
Biltmore Resort at $197,000 and by the Birnam Wood Golf Club clubhouse and
well water irrigation system at $147,000.
Behind Oprah is Casa Dorinda at $104,000; the Bella Vista Polo Cub, the
20-acre ranch residence of polo-playing Pat Nesbitt, at $99,000; Westmont
College at $90,000; San Ysidro Ranch at $89,000; the Valley Club clubhouse
and supplemental water to its privately-owned wells at $88,000; the Santa
Barbara Polo & Racquet Club in Summerland at $77,000; and the Santa Barbara
Cemetery at $71,000. Lotusland has its own self-contained supply of water and
is not a large MWD customer.
Outlook for the Future
Montecito enjoyed a relatively wet year in 2010-11 with almost 29 inches
of rainfall, exceeding the average rainfall of 20 per annum by almost 50%.
Unfortunately, we had a dry 2011-12 with just under 12 of rain, and it appears
that 2012-13 may be drier yet, with only 9 of rainfall recorded year-to-date.
This means that there is very little runoff water to recharge Lake Cachuma and
Jameson. MWD may be beginning its 2013-14 water year on October 1, 2013
with its lowest available water supply in a decade, creating a greater depen-
dence on expensive state water.
Mosbys message to the Montecito community: Use water wisely and pray
for rain in Montecito next year.

(This is the first in a two-part series on Montecito Water, focusing on where our water
comes from and how it is used. Part Two will address present and future cost of water.) MJ
EDITORIAL (Continued from page 5)
Juncal Dam created Jameson Lake and was the main source of Montecito drinking water from 1930
until construction of Bradbury Dam and the creation of Cachuma reservoir in the 1950s
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John might be glad of the additional
funds as, financially, the timing of the
about-turn couldnt be worse.
By leaving Monaco before the start
of the new tax year, he is liable to pay
an entire years tax to Britains Inland
Revenue, the very thing he was said to
be keen to avoid.
John went to Monte Carlo for tax
reasons, say a close friend, but the
truth is he was very lonely. In London,
he has a tight network of friends who
love and support him. His French isnt
very good and he found it hard to
plug into the culture.
The plush apartment the couple
shared in Monte Carlos exclusive
Carr dOr area has already been re-
let, meaning John and his wife must
have the place clear by April 1.
Which is presumably why they are
now selling designer furniture and
select pieces from their art collec-
tion there.
The items, listed on a hastily put-
together advert which appeared on
the Monaco Life website last week,
are being sold at deeply discounted
They include a mahogany dining
table and set of ice-blue velvet cov-
ered chairs by Hollywood designer
Christopher Guy for around $4,000,
as well as a garish pearl-white sofa,
also by Guy, and a Le Corbusier-
style pony-skin chaise longue, both
for around $4,000.
Last week John was seen in the
exclusive Chelsea area of London
where he bought a $2.7 million home
two years ago.
Another source said one reason for
the twosomes return to the U.K. was
that jewelry designer Jennifer, a keen
swimmer, found the Monaco homes
communal pool too small.
John and Jennifer are delighted to
call London home again and look for-
ward to spending many happy years
together in their favorite city, says
Johns spokesman.
Stay tuned...
Hoblyn Heir
The heir to a vast English estate,
who refused to inherit the land despite
it being worth millions of dollars, has
been revealed as a talented, free spir-
ited college professor who lived in
Santa Barbara.
John Figg-Hoblyn died at a
California nursing home in June 2011,
aged 85, having refused for more than
40 years to lay claim to the Hoblyn
estate in Cornwall, with its enormous
manor house and 300 acres worth $7.5
Following years of legal wrangles
over the estates century-old will, it
was eventually sold earlier this year.
The proceeds, amounting to almost
$4 million, will be split between Figg-
Hoblyns elderly sisters, Anne and
Margaret, who helped to establish
the Farmers Market in Santa Barbara
with her elder brother.
Figg-Hoblyn was born and raised
in Santa Barbara County and studied
at Stanford University, where he later
taught. Upon the death of his father
in 1965, he moved his family home to
our Eden by the Beach.
It was also at that time he became
heir to the Hoblyn estate in the south-
west of England, but refused to sign
the title deed because it is believed he
did not want to pay the hefty death
duties on the property.
Close friend, Ron Libert, says he
and a sister moved to the Ojai Valley
in 2006, eventually living in an old
Following the death of the rightful
heir to the Hoblyn estate two years
ago, the property and considerable
lands were once again open to dis-
But, over the years, Fir Hill Manor
fell into disrepair, while the land and
gardens got impossibly overgrown.
Part of the estate was sold off to pay
death duties and administration costs.
Figg-Hoblyns death allowed the
destiny of the estate in Colan, near
Newquay where world surfing
championships have been held to
be decided by a judge at the Court of
Protection in London.
About $200,000 will go to the closest
surviving male heir, John Westroff,
the elderly sisters cousin.
Britains Official Solicitor, who
decides on such complicated property
matters, tried in vain to contact John
Figg-Hoblyn about his considerable
inheritance 30 years ago, but without
The estate is now owned by Charlie
Hoblyn, a distant cousin...
Airing Their Dirty Laundry
Carpinteria twosome Spencer Pratt
and Heidi Montag, who were runners
up on the British TV show Celebrity
Big Brother last month, have quite a
Fir Hill Manor in the 1930s (photo credit: Apex)
John Figg-
Hoblyn, who
passed away
in 2011,
refused to
inherit Fir
Hill Manor
in Cornwall
(photo credit:
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number of memories from their trip
to London.
But the most abiding one, they
tell me, is their astonishing laundry
bill at the Dorchester, the Sultan of
Bruneis five star hostelry overlook-
ing Hyde Park, where Channel 5s
owner, Richard Desmond, had them
stay while doing a further TV taping.
We didnt have any clean clothes
left, so sent a bunch of laundry to
room service to deal with, but we
were totally flabbergasted when we
got the bill, says Spencer, who rose to
fame with wife Heidi on MTVs reality
series, The Hills.
We are used to U.S. prices, but
thought it might be a little higher in
England, given everything seems to
cost more there.
And indeed it was.
It was absolutely astronomical, a
total of 3,500 pounds around $5,000!
recounts Spencer.
Fortunately, after much toing and
froing, the TV company picked up
the tab.
Culinary Conqueror Cat
Santa Barbaras Iron Chef Cat Cora
is becoming an industry unto her
Cat, 45, who was a guest at the
CALM Auxiliarys 27th annual
Celebrity Authors lunch at Fess
Parkers Doubletree, just opened her
seventh restaurant in four years, locat-
ed in the worlds largest oceanarium
in Singapore, and is about launch
a range of culinary cobblery in due
course, allowing the wearer to go from
the kitchen to the ballroom.
There will be two ranges, the
Farmers Market and the Caviar, made
in association with the firm, Uggs,
and they will be launched in June,
Cat, who also has her own line of
cookware, is executive chef for Bon
Appetit magazine and co-hosts the
Bravo cable channel show Around the
World in 80 Plates, told the 534 guests
who helped raise around $100,000 for
the popular child abuse charity.
Becky Cohn and Carolyn Gillio co-
chaired the event for the second con-
secutive year, while emcee, Andrew
Firestone, introduced the authors
including former L.A. district attor-
ney Marcia Clark, lead prosecutor
in the O.J. Simpson murder case
we appeared together with Geraldo
Rivera on his TV show a number
of times , New York Times bestsell-
er Tiffany Baker and Magic Castle
owner Milt Larsen.
The famous foursome were inter-
viewed by former KEYT-TV anchor
Debby Davison and journalist Tom
Just 24 hours earlier Maggie Gallant
hosted a reception for participants
at her Pagoda House, which dates
back to 1902 and has been totally
restored since she bought the property
18 months ago.
It was a real mess, says Maggie,
who also lives in Naples, Florida. It
had basically been used as a room-
ing house with twenty residents, so
needed a lot of tender loving care.
Among the bustling bibliophiles
were Anne Towbes, Leslie Ridley-
Tree, Gerd Jordano, Dolly Granatelli,
Mahri Kerley, Alex Nourse, Pat
Andersons, Maxi Decker, Leslie
Westbrook, Kevin Bourke, Neal
Graffy, Pegeen White, Carol Newman
and Bud Stuart...
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endeavors at CALMs Annual Celebrity Authors
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compiled by Kelly Mahan from information supplied by Santa Barbara County
Sheriffs Department
Burglary on Hixon Road
Thursday, 7 March, 2:04 pm Deputy Dickey responded to Hixon Road on
report of a possible burglary. The resident of the property runs a gardening
business from his residence. About five months prior, he hired a man to help
him with the business. On Tuesday, March 5, the hired man came over as usual,
and the business owner left him alone on the property with his residence
unlocked. The next day the man realized his wallet and his laptop were missing
from the home. He confronted the employee, who allegedly admitted stealing
the laptop. He said he would bring it back the next day but he arrived without
it. The owner said he was going to call the police, and the employee fled. He has
not been heard from since. An incident report was taken.
Grandparent Scam Returns
According to the Santa Barbara Police Department, a well-known type of
fraud that targets the elderly, known as the Grandparent Scam, is once again
occurring in Santa Barbara. The SBPD is asking citizens to beware and to share
this information with elderly family members and friends so that they will not
become the next victims of this crime.
In variations of the Grandparent Scam, an elder is contacted by telephone
by someone purporting to be their grandchild or other relative. The elder
is told that their grandchild is in a foreign country or other faraway place
and is in some sort of legal trouble, such as having caused an injury traffic
accident, and is about to be jailed. The grandchild states that in order to
avoid incarceration he or she needs to pay a sum of money, usually several
thousand dollars, to cover bail, fines, or legal fees. The elder is asked to pro-
vide the money and is instructed to mail cash or transfer funds via Western
Union or a similar service to a distant address, usually overseas. In some
instances another person involved in the scam, usually one purporting to be
the grandchilds attorney, also speaks to the elder to further convince them
of the need to immediately wire funds to prevent their grandchild from
going to jail.
Recently in Santa Barbara one elder lost $6,500 and another lost $6,200 to
this fraud. In those instances the victims sent their money to perpetrators in
Canada. Anyone who receives a phone call of this nature should be suspicious
and should do the following to avoid being scammed: resist the pressure to
act immediately; attempt to independently contact your grandchild or contact
another relative to determine if the call is legitimate; never wire money based
on a request made over the phone or via e-mail.
When concerned about the welfare of an overseas relative, before sending
money, contact the State Departments Office of Overseas Citizens Services at
1-888-407-4747. MJ
Montecito, ensuring projects and
builders adhere to the Montecito
Community Plan.
This month also marks the shake
up of the commission, with the
departure of Claire Gottsdanker,
who has been on the commission
for over seven years. This is the first
time the board will run without a
member of the GPAC (Montecito
General Plan Advisory Committee),
which was the team that authored
the Montecito Community Plan.
Ms Gottsdanker, along with other
GPAC members and former MPC
commissioners Joan Wells and Dick
Thielscher, helped ensure the intent
of the Montecito Community Plan
was realized at every MPC hearing.
Claire was always there to give us
her interpretation of the Community
Plan, allowing me and the other com-
missioners to be even more confident
in our decisions, says chair Sue
Burrows, who recently sat down with
us to discuss the commission. Taking
Claires seat is JAmy Brown, former
Montecito Association president and
current commissioner on the Historic
Landmark Advisory Commission.
Gottsdanker is returning to MBAR,
where she held a seat before joining
MPC. She has been longing to get
back there, and this was the time,
Burrows said. Gottsdanker fills one
of two vacancies left by new MFPD
director Susan Keller and architect
Don Nulty.
Arriving in Montecito in 1961,
Claires contributions to the com-
munity have been numerous. In
addition to her work with MBAR
and MPC, Claire served on the
Montecito Association Board
of Directors for six years, was
head of the MAs Architectural
Review Committee, and was one
of the authors of the Montecito
Community Plan. Gottsdanker was
named Montecitos Citizen of the
Year in 2004. Since then, she has
been a steady voice on MPC, look-
ing at a number of significant proj-
ects including the Miramar Hotel,
Westmont remodel, YMCA remod-
el, and the rebuilding of dozens
of homes lost in the Tea Fire in
2008. Gottsdanker lost her home
in the Tea Fire as well, and became
president of the Mountain Drive
Community Association, helping
advocate for other fire victims.
Brown, who says she has big shoes
to fill on MPC, plans to be accessible
to the community and encourages
public participation at MPC hear-
ings. We are all working on the same
page, with the same goal, she says.
Ms Brown will be the only commis-
sioner from the lower village area,
adding a different perspective to
new development. It is an awesome
responsibility to be a steward of this
community, she said, And in awe-
some I mean large, important, and
rewarding. Brown, who is the tenth
commissioner to be appointed, was
officially approved for the position
at the Board of Supervisors meeting
on Tuesday; her first MPC hearing is
this week.
According to the commissioners, the
MPC ensures that Montecito projects
are looked at by a group of Montecito-
minded people, who understand and
implement the Community Plan; the
commission also allows for a commu-
nity forum as well as an opportunity
for vigilance in keeping Montecito
semi-rural. Other commission-
ers include Michael Phillips, Jack
Overall, and Dan Eidelson. A formal
celebration of the MPCs tenth anni-
versary will be held later this year, to
acknowledge former commissioners
as well as MBAR members.
Claire Gottsdanker has left the Montecito Planning Commission to return to Montecito Board of
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Burrows and Brown agree that the
MPC would not be as successful if
not for the work of the Montecito
Association, county staff, and input
from the public.
In addition to planning and land
use, Montecito Planning Commission
has jurisdiction over zoning admin-
istration. The Commission meets the
third Wednesday of the month at 9
am. For more information visit www.
Escrow Closes
on CVR Property
The 1,200-sq-ft building at 1080
Coast Village Road has changed hands,
according to Radius Groups Steve
Brown. The stand-alone building, once
home to Village Pool Supply, and more
recently Coast Village Rug Company,
has been bought by Jeff Menelli for an
undisclosed purchase price. The asking
price on the property, which is located
on the corner of Hermosillo Road and
Coast Village Road, was $1.5 million;
escrow closed last week.
Mr. Menelli plans to use the space to
operate his tile and design business,
according to Brown. Well have more
on Menelli and the new business loca-
tion in a future issue.
Read n Post Reopens
After nearly a year in tempo-
rary quarters, the new Read N
Post store opened for business on
Monday in the Montecito Country
Mart on Coast Village Road. We
are happy to be open in our new
location, said owner and manager
Jan Hendrickson, who has worked
tirelessly to secure a new spot for the
popular gift and postal shop. This
is a perfect way to welcome the first
week of spring, she says.
A Montecito retail landmark for
more than 30 years, Read N Post
lost its lease at 1046 Coast Village
Road last April and has been housed
in small, temporary quarters for sev-
eral months. Over the next few
weeks, we will operate on a rough
and ready basis, while we iron
out any kinks associated with the
new store, said Hendrickson. The
space, located where River Blue
Salon used to be, is about half the
size of the former location. The
space was renovated by architect Al
Winsor of Winsor Design Associates,
Young Construction Company,
and cabinet makers Brothers of
Industry. Hendrickson credits Tom
Meilander of Prudential California
Realty, who assisted in the search for
the new location.
According to Hendrickson, Read
N Post features the largest selection
of magazines in the Santa Barbara
area, as well as greeting cards, gifts
and other items. Papyrus cards are a
specialty of the store, she says.
The shop, which has both an
entrance near the parking lot and an
entrance to the courtyard, joins other
specialty stores in the Mart, owned
by James Rosenfield. Montecito
Country Mart is home to Toy Crazy,
Malia Mills, One Hour Martinizing,
Montecito Barbers, Xanadu Bakery,
Little Alexs, Panino, Montecito
Natural Foods, James Perse, Roris
Artisanal Creamery, and pet store
George. A new farm to table res-
taurant, owned by Los Angeles Chef
Suzanne Goin and business part-
ner Caroline Styne, is expected to
open later this year after construc-
tion delays, and Intermix, a clothing
store, is also rumored to be joining
the Mart.
Read N Post will host a grand re-
opening celebration later this spring.
The store is open 9 am to 6 pm
Monday through Saturday, and 9 am
to 5 pm on Sunday. The post office
portion of the store will open next
Monday, March 25.
For more information, visit 1026 Coast
Village Road or call 969-1148. MJ
Read N Post re-opens in Montecito Country Mart after being housed in three smaller locations for the
last year. Owner and manager Jan Hendrickson and postal clerk Robin Richardson-Romero say they are
grateful for the support of the community during the transition.
The property at 1080 Coast Village Road has been bought by Jeff Menelli, a Santa Barbara business
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SBS Soars
Broadway ruled with the Santa
Barbara Symphonys latest all-Amer-
ican concert at the Granada, with
works by Leonard Bernstein and
George Gershwin featured heavily in
the two-hour performance.
The show kicked off with the world
premiere of 40-year-old Jonathan
Leshnoffs Concerto Grosso in the
Baroque Style, a 20-minute work spe-
cially commissioned to celebrate the
orchestras 60th anniversary, featuring
a host of soloists on multiple instru-
ments, including woodwinds, horns,
trumpet, trombone, violins and cello
in four movements, with the finale
featuring all the soloists closing the
piece with a flourish.
Bernsteins absolutely delightful
Symphonic Dances from West Side
Story, which ran for almost two years
on the Great White Way after debut-
ing in 1957, closing after 732 per-
formances until being made into a
multi-Oscar winning movie in 1961
with Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno and
George Chakiris, finished the first
Gershwins 1925 half-hour jazz col-
ored work Concerto in F for Piano
and Orchestra, only his second con-
cert work which he wrote at the age
of 27, with Chinese pianist Xiayin
Wang on the keyboard, was equally
superb, evoking many of his classics,
including the opera Porgy and Bess and
works with his equally famous broth-
er, Ira, including Funny Face, Lady
Be Good and Strike Up the Band.
I was lucky enough to get a preview
of Wangs piano prowess 48 hours
earlier at a reception for benefactors at
the Montecito home of Maurice Singer
and Hyon Chough, which clearly indi-
cated why she has played at Carnegie
Hall, Lincoln Center and Tanglewood
after completing her studies at the
Shanghai Conservatory after begin-
ning lessons at the age of five.
Among those at the musical soire
were maestro Nir Kabaretti, Lee Luria,
Elaine Toledo, new board member
Robyn Palmquist, Gene Sinser, pres-
ident Paksy Plackis-Cheng, executive
director David Grossman, Robert and
Elizabeth Manger, and Howard and
Jo Ann Chase...
House of Dreams
If you missed the 34-year-old
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra from
Toronto, Canada, at the Lobero, you
missed an absolute treat if your musi-
cal tastes encompass the likes of
Handel, Vivaldi, Bach and Purcell.
The outstanding performance,
dubbed House of Dreams, was an
evocation of a rich and intimate expe-
rience of the arts during their times,
with 42 virtual visits on a large screen
at the back of the stage to London,
Venice, Delft, Paris and Leipzig, where
great masterpieces by European paint-
ers such as Canaletto, Rembrandt and
Vermeer, were displayed on the walls
of five magnificent private homes, all
of which are still in existence.
The dynamic 16-strong troupe,
under music director Jeanne Lamon,
played with consummate ease and
started the second half of the concert
parading and serenading in the aisles
on either side of the delighted con-
The orchestra, which performed as
part of CAMAs Masterseries, was last
here three years ago with the Galileo
Project, another wonderful and mem-
orable concert.
They cant come back soon enough!
Like Mother, Like Son
Santa Barbara Choral Societys con-
cert of Mozarts Grand Mass in C
minor at San Roque Catholic Church
was quite a family affair for music
director JoAnne Wasserman, who is
celebrating her 25th anniversary as
The hour-long frenetic masterpiece,
which was sung magnificently by
the society singers and soloists Rena
Harms, Alyssa Martin, Ben Brecher
and Keith Colclough, was followed
by another Mozart work, Regina Coeli,
wrapping with Beethovens Fantasia
for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra,
with JoAnnes son, Alexander, on the
keyboard and her daughter-in-law,
Jessica Oudin a member of the
Atlanta Symphony on viola.
Husband and wife had flown in
from their home in Georgia for the
performance, which was their first
orchestral show together.
Earlier in the week a reception was
thrown at Lehmann Hall at the Music
Academy of the West to thank major
Angel in my Backpack
Retired high school principal Rich
Grimes has put his body of experience
in education to work in his latest book
Angel in my Backpack.
The Carpinteria writer, whose previ-
ous work Classroom Under Construction
was written seven years ago, says his
new tome consists of five stories that
chronicle school life experiences of
children whose destinies are shaped
by the intervention of individuals
within the education community.
It is a rare blend of humor and
compassion, he said at a book bash at
Tecolote, the tony tome temple in the
Upper Village. It shows childrens
lives are impacted by sorrow and dig-
nity, and hurt and beauty.
It reminds us that life is a struggle,
but through faith and hope all things
Maestro Nir
Hostess Hyon
Singer, Xiayin
Wang, David
Grossman, and
Paksy Plackis-
Cheng at the
Santa Barbara
(photo by
Author Rich Grimes latest book is Angel in my
Northern Trust
executive Patrick
Ariniello, pia-
nist Alexander
Wasserman and
his mother, choir
director JoAnne
at the Music
Academy of
the West recep-
tion (photo by
21 28 March 2013 MONTECITO JOURNAL 25
can work for good.
In my view, relationships are at the
core of this belief. Each story show-
cases compassion and kindness in the
face of seemingly hopeless situations
and the resilience of the human spirit.
Rich, who is also a university profes-
sor, currently serves as a supervisor at
Brandman University in Santa Maria
and is working on his third book,
tentatively titled Lessons on Aging in
America, based on a 93-year-old writer
who lives in Orange County...
Well Miss You, Captain Fred
It was fitting for a man so inex-
tricably linked with the ocean that
the late Fred Benkos memorial ser-
vice should be at the Santa Barbara
Maritime Museum.
Fred, owner of the popular whale
watching vessel, the Condor Express,
died earlier this month at the age of
73 after a long illness, but the popu-
larity of the legendary waterfront
character was all too evident as more
than 600 people packed the harbor-
side building, with others spilling
outside to hear the service on speak-
As Greg Gorga, the museums exec-
utive director, put it so succinctly: If
everyone wished to speak about their
fond memories of Fred, wed be here
all weekend!
Philanthropist Leslie Ridley-Tree,
a longtime friend of Fred singing
to him just two days before he left
us looked back on his life with
wife, Hiroko, while his sisters, Diane
Morgan and Kathy Trares, described
his two great loves as water and
His daughter, Dody Livingston,
described life for Fred as one big
adventure. He took the road less
traveled... When he bought Sea
Landing he burned all his old suits on
a bonfire. That was the beginning of
his big adventure!
He led a life of passion, conviction
and commitment.
One of the services more touch-
ing moments came when Freds son,
Matt, played the St. James Infirmary
Blues on his guitar.
Dad often sang about booze, death
and prostitutes, he recounted. This
one has all three!
Among the innumerable mourners
honoring Fred were Anne Towbes,
Jelinda DeVorzon, Rich Block, Craig
Case, Si Jenkins, Milt and Arlene
Larsen, Bob Evans, Hillary Hauser,
Nina Terzian, Bob Bryant and Jean-
Michel Cousteau...
Campaign Kick Off
The Foundation for Santa Barbara
City College hosted a lively kick-off
bash at the sports pavilion to mark the
official start of the 2013 Campaign for
Student Success, which hopes to raise
$1 million from 5,000 donors over the
next six weeks, with matching dona-
tions from other supporters.
It is a Show Us Your Love Fest to
support the college and the students,
says Vanessa Patterson, the founda-
tions executive director. We really
do have some fantastic support, so it
really is an attainable goal, despite the
short duration.
This is our third campaign since
In the meantime, our alumni base
has gone from 1,000 to 5,000 to 10,000!
Last years campaign raised more
than $800,000, surpassing the original
goal of $750,000...
Rest In Peace
On a personal note, I mourn the
passing of a good friend, Betsy
Pickering Kaiser, who was a super-
model well before the appellation had
even been thought of.
Betsy, who moved to Hope Ranch
with her husband, Michael Kaiser, six
years ago, was signed up with the leg-
endary Eileen Ford modeling agency
in Manhattan in the 50s while still a
student at Sarah Lawrence College in
Bronxville, New York.
She became one of the worlds
top models, promoting many of the
fashion labels, including Christian
Dior, Halston and Montecitos Luis
Estevez, who designed for the likes of
Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan and Merle
Betsy was one of the most beautiful
women in the world and one of the
most stylish, Luis recalls.
University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small Henry Kissinger
Betsy was married three times, her
first husband being the designer Herb
Kasper, followed by Greek shipping
heir, Harry Theodoracopulos, the
brother of peripatetic writer, Taki, an
old friend of mine for 35 years since
we first met when I worked on Nigel
Dempsters diary on the London Daily
Erstwhile New York Magazine col-
league, Michael Gross, who wrote
the bestseller Model, remembers her
saying that modeling was not consid-
ered the most respectable profession
at the time.
I would see Betsy, a longstanding
member of the Best Dressed List, and
Michael regularly at the downtown
Farmers Market and it was only
recently she invited me to join her in
Palm Beach, Florida, where she was a
frequent visitor.
Sadly, it was not to be...
Sightings: Oprah Winfrey and girls
from her South African Leadership
Academy buying shoes at Nordstrom...
NASA astronauts Ed Lu and Rusty
Schweickart with local boffins Julian
Nott and Simon Raab lunching at Tre
Lune... Actor Paul Walker noshing at
Pip! Pip! for now
Readers with tips, sightings and
amusing items for Richards column
should e-mail him at richardmin-
eards@verizon.net or send invita-
tions or other correspondence to the
Journal MJ
Sea captain Fred Benko passes away at the age
of 73
Betsy Pickering Kaiser, modeling for Paris coutu-
rier Christian Dior in 1959
Robyn Freedman,
Dick Schall,
Marilyn Schall,
Neil Kreisel,
Maddy Jacobson,
and Sam Terrell
in front, President
of Phi Theta
Kappa, SBCCs
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by Grace Rachow
Ms. Rachow says its been a crazy year with two puppies to raise,
but shes not complaining.
Happy Birthday, Tashie and nell
his month of March marks the
first birthdays of Tashie and
Nell, the Jack Russell pups that
make my husband and me laugh
every day.
Our twelve-year-old terrier,
Maurice, is not entirely happy about
having these two flighty youngsters
in the family. However, even he would
admit that grumpy is better than lone-
As I write this, my husband is mea-
suring the circumference of the fence
around our vegetable patch with a
length of rope. The knee-high bar-
rier was perfectly good for keeping
Maurice out of the tomatoes, but
young terriers can leap two feet like
nothing. So if we want homegrown
veggies this summer, we must build a
taller fence.
Tashie and Nell think my husbands
measuring rope is for tug-of-war. So
the measuring takes considerably lon-
ger than it mightve if the pair had
simply been shut in the house for five
minutes. But wheres the fun in that?
The pups are not subject to laws
of gravity, and they fly as often as
they run. They levitate so easily onto
any table, they might as well be cats.
The glass-topped coffee table is their
skating rink, and the dining table is
a launch pad to pounce on the other
Yes, its a little insane, but on the
plus side, weve learned to put things
away: Leave the sock drawer open a
crack, and we find socks all over the
back yard. Leave a toothbrush on the
bathroom counter, and later it shows
up in the living room under a chair.
And if the mail basket is left anywhere
but the highest shelf, the envelopes
will soon be confetti.
All three terriers enjoy watching
videos featuring dogs, but Tashie
and Nell are more tech-savvy than
Maurice. They long ago figured out
their damp noses can run the touch
screen on an iPad. When I spend too
much time focused on the screen, they
use their noses to turn the damn thing
off. They are right. We should get up
off the sofa and do more active things,
like gardening.
The pups are passionate diggers.
This Saturday they were excavating
in last summers potato patch. They
brought my husband the potatoes
they found, one by one, and sold them
to him at a rate of one liver-flavored
biscuit per delivery. We ate the spuds
the pups dug at dinner.
When we put in new plants, the
pups dig the holes. They seldom dig
where we intend things to go, but
whos to say our designs better than
When we weed, they tug on nearby
plants. Yes, sometimes they pull out
flowers. But they guess correctly on
which is a weed at least as often as my
husband, who seems to believe that
if its green and grows, it should get
Garden cleanup with Tashie and
Nell around is a challenge. The pups
see a moving rake as an evil invader
that must be crushed and destroyed.
We have to pay them in more liver
biscuits to leave garden tools alone.
And if we dont pay up, they bark at
us until we do.
When we clean and fill the birdbath,
the pups assume the fresh waters
there for them to splash in. They look
silly jockeying for space in a vessel
more appropriately scaled for spar-
rows. The birds have to wait.
We walk the dogs three times a day.
The pups want to say hi to all the
people and other dogs we encounter.
Just about everyone we meet wants to
stop and ask questions.
The most frequent one is, Are Jack
Russells hyper?
This breed does have a reputation
of being a bit fiddle-footed. Theyre
fast and fearless, and there are times
they move so quickly I simply am not
sure where they are. I like to think
theyre busy proving Heisenbergs
Uncertainty Principle.
Other people ask, Are they smart?
Well, duh. Theyre clever enough to
work on quantum theory, arent they?
People continually point at Maurice
and ask, Is that one the mom?
For the hundredth time, we politely
point out Maurices anatomical chal-
lenges when it comes to motherhood.
Sometimes people ask us, Are you
going to keep them all?
This question confounds me more
than people thinking Maurice could
have given birth. Of course, there have
been a few frenetic days when weve
thought of shipping all three off to live
with their Aunt Mildred.
But truth is, we love this crazy three-
dog life of ours, and were in it for the
long haul. MJ
Tashie and Nell are fast and
fearless, and there are times they
move so quickly I simply am not
sure where they are
EnTERTAInMEnT Page 304
On Entertainment
by Steven Libowitz
Steven Libowitz has
reported on the arts and
entertainment for more
than 30 years; he has
contributed to Montecito
Journal for over ten
t was on his daily train ride
between Manhattan and New
Haven, Connecticut, that Rob
Kapilow first had an inkling of what
he needed to do. The conductor-com-
poser turned that glint of an idea into
a cottage industry of delving deep into
classical music to remove the mystery
and fear factor, one that has taken him
around the country and onto NPR.
Using skills hed learned during an
art appreciation course as an under-
graduate in which the professor had
the students spend two hours dissect-
ing a single painting, Kapilow came
up with the program What Makes It
Great?, in which he closely examines
a well-known work to uncover the
precise elements and subtleties that
make it a classic.
It started out as a short segment on
NPR where hed play and analyze
a 15-second snippet. Now, Kapilow
travels around the country putting
on a full evening program that dis-
sects the piece in the first half before
performing it in its entirety after inter-
In his fourth appearance with the
Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra
on Friday night at the Lobero,
Kapilow and soloist Chee-Yun take
on Beethovens Violin Concerto. He
talked about the program over the
telephone recently.
Q. Why are people somewhat inept at
listening to classical music, which was
really the only thing that existed one hun-
dred years ago or so?
A. Theres a lot of stuff surrounding
classical music that has nothing to do
with the music. Youve got the K num-
bers, opus this, a lot of hoity-toity elit-
ist things. Its like its a club and if you
dont know the password you might
be embarrassed because you clap in
the wrong place. So what keeps peo-
ple away is the culture surrounding
it. I try to eliminate that completely
and make it extremely accessible. One
of my goals is letting people laugh at
the concert. And at the Q&A session,
I make it clear you can ask anything
at all, no matter how dumb you think
it is. So its a means toward changing
the environment and having people
be really comfortable.
The other difficulty, not only with
classical but all art, is that every piece
of art somehow contains embedded in
it info about who the listener is and
what theyre capable of following.
With house music its one massive
four-beat idea that repeats sixty-four
times, which is designed for how we
listen today, not paying very close
attention because of all the distrac-
tions out there. But classical music
does require careful listening; you
really cant appreciate it fully if you
Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra presents What
Makes it Great? with Rob Kapilow Friday, March
22 at the Lobero (photo credit: Peter Schaaf)
Breaking Down
the notes
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of a replacement vessel. But, when
Scott returned Mats call, his answer
was an unequivocal yes, they could
lease the Condor.
So, with a halt in whale-watching
trips of just over a week, the Condor
is back in business.
This boat will be running seven
days a week, promises Mat. The
schedule calls for three tours a day (2
-3/4 hours) that begin at 9 am, 12
noon, and 3 pm.
This boat is capable of making
it to mid-channel if required, Mat
says, but right now, the whales are
just wide open right along the coast;
theyre no more than four or so miles
from shore.
Scott, on his way up the coast from
San Diego, texted Mat earlier that day
informing him that as he approached
the Santa Barbara area, the whales
and dolphins are already greeting the
old girl home.
Out of the twenty-two thousand
whales migrating, Mat informs,
there are probably fifteen thousand
that still have to make their way
north. Michael Smith, with Cascadia
Research, is keeping track of most of
The whales are headed for the Bering
Sea, where they stay until October-
November. On their way back, how-
ever, they stay out by the Channel
Islands, not along the coast. Our boat
will be ready to go by then, says Mat.
Its pretty good timing, I say and
ask Mat if he thinks Fred had anything
to do with that timing.
Its pretty good timing, he
The original Condor, 88 feet long
and 24 feet wide, has a full galley, and
serves meals along with beer and wine
and can take as many as 85 passengers
Mat, along with Captain Dave
Beezer and Scott Meisel, will be in
charge of the trips. So, well be in
good hands, Mat notes, adding that
the boat is available for charter and
cruises, sunset or otherwise.
You can call the Condor at 805-882-
0088; trips leave three times a day
from the SEA Landing, on Cabrillo
Boulevard on West Beach in Santa
Barbara. You are also invited to log
on to www.forevermissed.com/fred-
benko. MJ
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21 28 March 2013 MONTECITO JOURNAL 28 The Voice of the Village
ovelist Ron Hansen, author of
The Assassination of Jesse James
by the Coward Robert Ford,
helps launch the Westmont Reading
Series on Wednesday, March 27, at
8 pm in Fleischmann Auditorium at
the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural
History, 2559 Puesta del Sol. The event
is free and open to the public.
The Westmont Reading Series will
annually present writers of national
reputation to the Santa Barbara com-
munity, says Paul Willis, Westmont
English professor and Santa Barbara
poet laureate. We are pleased to inau-
gurate our series with Ron Hansen,
one of the most versatile and remark-
able contemporary writers of fiction.
His prose is image-rich and spot-on,
and he traverses a wide range of
subject matters, from Jesse James to
Victorian nuns, plumbing both our
depravity and our spiritual depths.
Hansen has written many other
novels, including, Mariette in Ecstasy,
Atticus, Hitlers Niece, Isnt It Romantic?,
Exiles, A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion
and most recently, She Loves Me Not:
New and Selected Stories.
Hansen, a graduate of Creighton
University, served in the military
before earning a Master of Fine
Arts degree from the Iowa Writers
Workshop in 1974 and a Master of
Arts in Spirituality from Santa Clara
University. He earned a Wallace
Stegner Creative Writing Fellowship
at Stanford University and fellow-
ships from the Michigan Society of
Fellows, the National Endowment for
the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim,
Lyndhurst and Lila Wallace-Readers
Digest Foundations.
Hansen teaches courses in writ-
ing and literature at Santa Clara
University, where he is the Gerard
Manley Hopkins, S.J. professor in the
arts and humanities.
For more information, please con-
tact Paul Willis at (805) 565-7174 or
Dance-Theater Piece
Weaved on Japanese Tale
Westmont senior Emily Auman,
who has performed in Beauty Bomb
(2009), and fall dance recitals, Directions
(2011), and Motion/Emotion (2012), has
written, choreographed and directed
a dance-theater piece, The Crane Wife
March 21 and 22 at 7 pm and March
22 at 8:30 pm all in Porter Theatre.
The performance, which features a
live band and student dancers Sarah
Harvey and Christopher Wagstaffe, is
free and open to the public.
The Crane Wife is based on a
Japanese folk tale about a poor man
who rescues an injured crane with an
arrow in its wing. The story became
even more popular in 2006 when
the Decemberists, a folk-rock band,
released an album and song with the
same title.
Auman wanted to create move-
ment for the song ever since she first
heard it. Its a very visually driven,
sad story that while fantastical, has
themes that people can connect with,
she says. I hope it shows the com-
plexity of what often drives relation-
ships and individuals into bad situa-
tions. I also hope that people enjoy the
visual beauty and get swept away into
the story.
Rotary Club Visits
About 30 members of the Rotary
Club of Montecito enjoyed a luncheon
at Westmont March 5 while listening
to President Gayle D. Beebe describe
the history and objectives of the col-
lege. Later, the group toured the Jean-
Baptiste-Camille Corot exhibition in
the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum
of Art.
One of the Rotarys Avenues of
Service is vocational service, which
calls on Rotarians to encourage and
The visit to Westmont helped us
better understand how our future
vocational leaders are being pre-
pared, says Rotary Club President
Murray Ray. And we feel our future
is in good hands.
Corot Closes after
One of the most impressive art
shows ever in Montecito, Jean-
Baptiste-Camille Corot: The Lady
Leslie Ridley-Tree Collection in the
Context, comes to a close Saturday,
March 23 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree
Museum of Art. The museum is open
through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm
and 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday. For
more information, please visit www.
westmontmuseum.org or contact the
museum at (805) 565-6162. Lady Leslie
Ridley-Tree has given the museum 10
paintings, 12 lithographs and a draw-
ing by Corot, the most influential
French landscape painter in the late
19th century. MJ
Novelist Ron Hansen kicks off the Westmont
Reading Series March 27
Sarah Harvey performs in The Crane Wife March
21 and 22
President Gayle D. Beebe and Leslie Ridley-Tree
at the popular Corot exhibition, which closes
March 23
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Art Foundation of SB Launches
new Focus for 2013
rank McGinity, founder of the
Art Foundation of Santa Barbara
in 2005, which includes largely
Montecito collectors, held a new for-
mat event on Friday, March 15, at the
Santa Barbara Club, with which the
Foundation has a close association.
Frank explains, We decided to have
a collaborative event with artists, col-
lectors and gallery owners to honor
the tradition of art in Santa Barbara.
Members lent art from their private
collections to exhibit at the S.B. Club.
I am lending a Virgil Williams, a well-
known national artist from the 1870s,
and a Saito, a woodblock I bought
in Japan when stationed there in the
Navy. With collaborative events like
this, I believe our Foundation has a
bright future.
Chair of the event is Art Foundation
Trustee Jon DuPrau, assisted by Nancy
Schlosser and John Doordan. On
exhibit, in addition to Franks contri-
butions, are paintings by local artists
Laurie MacMillan and Sara Vedder,
and collected works by Freemont
Ellis, and many others, totaling 52
pieces. The exhibit generates an
unique insider look at the history of
Santa Barbara, its architecture, people
and interpretive works dating from
the 1800s. The first pony express rider
reached Sacramento in 1860, and in
Santa Barbara, many artists arrived
from San Francisco who had studied
in Paris, and others from Santa Fe,
bringing their version of the American
Impressionism, Tonalist and Luminist
techniques. They depicted key ele-
ments of our town, from its buildings,
to horsemanship, love of the ocean,
sunsets and landscapes.
Over 150 guests attended the
event, including Joanne Holderman,
Catherine Gee, Anne and Michael
Towbes, Gail and Harry Gelles,
Helen and Jerry Beaver, Joan and
Palmer Jackson, Susan St. John, Ted
Baer, Hugh Vos, Bill Ringer, Rosalind
Rea Amorteguy and Dr. Marjorie
S. Gies. Following a cocktail recep-
tion, McGinity and DuPrau welcomed
the members and their guests. Frank
Goss, from Sullivan Goss Gallery, pro-
vided background on some selected
works and artists.
The Art Foundations mission is to
support local art and artists by exhib-
iting their works and to acquire art
of local artists past and present. Prior
events included Art From Riven
Rock, Art Exhibition of Lockwood
De Forest and Mission Art.
Funk Zone Art Show
C. Kirkegaard Frames, the unas-
suming and modest frame gallery in
the revitalized Funk Zone, decided
to carve out a niche in the shop for a
gallery to exhibit local artists contem-
porary artwork. The opening show
on March 15 is titled, Police Grease,
and is curated by Kai Tepper, an artist
in her own right. Nine artists partici-
pated with a total of 10 pieces in the
show: Craig Stecyk, Jim Mahoney,
Chris Kirkegaard, Adam Jahnke,
Klay the Kid, Graham Pressley,
Chris Thomas and Kai Tepper. Kai
mentioned in my interview with her
that there were no limitations on the
mediums, styles and sizes of the art.
Approaches used include oil, acryl-
ic, gouache, pencil drawing, photog-
raphy, paper, blue film, wood, string,
fabric, shellac, resin, raw bacon, pro-
sciutto, bullets, staples, bubble gum
and a real stun-gun.
Guests at the opening included Chris
Lancashire, Catherine Gee, Artamo
owner Jack Mohr, fellow Funk Zone
artist Skye Gwilliams, Craig and
Ann Addis of Metropolus, and Dana
Walters and Jason Leggit from Reds.
Heres an excerpt from my conver-
sation with Kai:
Q. Kai, how did this gallery come about
at C. Kirkegaards Frame Shop, and how
did you decide to lead off with Police
A. Chris Kirkegaard and myself
have had a number of conversations in
length about transforming that front
space inside of his frame shop. Chris
has such a unique approach towards
art. Our vision is to attract talented
artists and concepts that otherwise
might not be the best fit for Santa
Barbara. This exhibition was orga-
nized to set a standard and precedent
for thoughts and ideas to come. Since
the frame shop is not dependent on
selling the works to support Red.
Light.Stop, there is a feeling of libera-
tion in what we can exhibit. We knew
from the start that this was going to be
a very fun project because of the icono-
clastic potential. Adam Jehnkes work
seemed perfect as a catalyst because
of the subject matter and theme. This
show was meant to show the com-
munity what the potential is for this
space. We hoped people walked away
feeling a part of something regardless
if they liked the work or not.
What is your inspiration for the theme
of the exhibit, and what are you conveying
with the concept?
The theme for the show originated
based on wanting to re-interpret a
series of photographs done by Adam.
The original photos are titled Police
Cops and can be seen on his website
(www.admjahnke.com). We wanted
to explore a diverse range of artistic
interpretations and expressions in a
way that was fun and light-hearted.
Simultaneously we wanted the works
to be thought provoking. A police
themed art show was both challenging
for the artists who participated as
well as for the audience who viewed
the works. I expected that some of
the artworks would be provocative,
but art is often so much more than
just a pretty painting. The title of the
show, Police Grease, was based on a
concept that although law enforce-
ment is often a needed lubricant to
society, there exists a certain disposi-
tion towards authority. The image of
police in uniform is not something
I have seen depicted within fine art
and thought that it would be a very
interesting dialogue on symbolism.
At the very least, our intention was
to reveal the different ways in which
people perceive the given subject mat-
ter, allowing our audience to come
to their own conclusions about what
these symbols mean to them. While
the works are truly beautiful in their
craft, a second glance will reflect a
startling humor and lingering satire.
(Check out Police Grease: a Group
Art Show in the Funk Zone at Red.
Light.Stop Gallery, located at 218
Helena Street.) MJ
Art Foundation Founder Frank McGinity welcomes attendees to the art event at the Santa Barbara Club
Art Foundation Trustee and event Chair Jon
DuPrau with artist Khosro Esmaeili, next to
Khosros oil rendition of Jons daughter Juliette
Installing the exhibit at C. Kirkegaard Frames are
Kai Tepper and Adam Jehnke
Police Grease exhibit guest David Collert, with art-
ist Jim OMahoney and Kai Tepper, next to Jims
piece, Stunning
Art Foundation Board of Trustees Robert V.
Meghreblian, Robert G. Dibley, Frank McGinity,
Jon A. DuPrau and John M. Doordan (missing
from photo are Thomas P. Botolazzo and Mrs. C.
William Schlosser)
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drop in and drop out. Its a story told
in notes. You have to remember what
happens in the beginning in order to
appreciate the variations of a theme,
or the subtle colorations in tone. The
story changes its meaning over the
course of the piece. It can be pleasant
and happy, then turn with a minor
key to dark and foreboding. Ideas
and themes are complicated just like
people and characters. Classical music
is about becoming, not being.
Why is it important to break down clas-
sical music for the so-called layman to
Forget whether it matters its just a
blast to do it! The moment people get
it, when its broken down and they
understand, when they hear whats
going by, and whats going on, like in
something as simple as Mozarts Eine
Kleine Nacht Music (Kapilow plays
the initial passage on the piano) Its
so much fun to be let inside something
you felt so impotent about before.
And once you do, its fantastic.
Often I write a worse version of
a passage and show step by step
how it becomes Beethoven or Mozart.
People are thrilled because they actu-
ally get it. Its great to be given access,
and shown in small bites so they can
appreciate. Its very empowering. It
makes people braver overall, not just
in music. Theres plenty of value in
paying attention in general; you get
more when you do.
How about for the other extreme: do the
musicians in the ensembles themselves
appreciate what youre doing, or is it like
being forced to sit through a boring music
school exercise? Do they take to it?
Oh, my, the orchestra itself is one of
my favorite audiences. The musicians
love it. They hear things they havent
heard before, even with pieces they
know by heart and have played all
their lives. You could never get away
with lecturing like this in a typical
rehearsal, and at first they are a little
resistant. But these pieces come alive
for them because they get taken apart.
In the course of doing it for the audi-
ence, they get it too. It reawakens their
interest and they get so turned on that
its hard to believe.
Let me ask a Devils Advocate ques-
tion: What do you say to those who think
musical creativity shouldnt be explained
outside of a music theory class? And for
that matter, who are you to put your own
spin on it?
Im not explaining anything. Im
just using a fancy way to say, Listen
to this. Im just helping people to
open their ears and focus their atten-
tion. All Im doing is pointing it out.
Letting you hear it again, but for the
first time. How could that not be
good? And you know what youre
getting into up front. Its a concert
format, but you know were spending
the first half getting inside the piece
before playing it all the way through
after intermission. Theres no bait and
How much do you go to the com-
posers own notes and other research for
your material, or is it entirely your own
instincts and preferences?
I do staggering amounts of research.
But mostly its just me. I was trained
by great composition teachers. I know
how this stuff works.
So can we get a sneak preview? What
makes Beethovens violin concerto great?
I cant tell you that in just a moment.
It takes an hour to go over it. [But] it
all starts with the four timpani notes,
and what grows out of it is aston-
ishing. Beethoven is about hearing
the extraordinary in the ordinary. He
takes those four stupid notes and
makes an entire amazing piece out of
it. That message is all that you need.
Shrek The Musical
Whitney Winfield had a pretty
good week, as those things go, toward
the end of the month last May.
Her parents had flown up from
Florida to watch her graduate from
Pace University in New York, summa
cum laude, thank you very much.
Only she wasnt actually there to pick
up her diploma with honors at com-
mencement because she was at a call-
back for the role of Princess Fiona in
the musical version of Shrek. The folks
had to proudly hold down the fort in
her stead. Then, just three days later,
Winfield got the phone call shed been
waiting for she had the part.
That was so exciting, Winfield
said over the phone late last week dur-
ing a tour stop for Shrek which plays
at the Granada Theatre on Tuesday
and Wednesday, March 28 and 29 as
its April 7 end date approaches. It
was quite a time.
It was fitting that her parents were
around to hear about her break-
through securing her first national
tour, because Winfields folks were
also big supporters of her interest in
acting even though it wasnt the
family pastime.
I was raised on a soccer field,
Winfield explained. My dads a
coach. So thats what I did as a kid,
too. But it really wasnt my thing.
Then my mom took me to see a com-
munity production of The Sound of
Music because I had a friend who was
in the show. I think I was a little jeal-
ous of her celebrity status, so I said I
want to do this too!
So Winfields mom got her enrolled
in local theater, and while her original
motives might have been based on
envy, Winfield took to the stage like a
moth to a flame.
I think being in the limelight came
naturally to me. As a kid I was very
hammy, always trying to get every-
ones attention in the family. Once I
got on stage, I just had a blast. I loved
the attention.
Even as her understanding of story
and character development grew,
that desire to be seen hasnt faded as
Winfield matured and grew her craft,
first at the prestigious Interlochen
Arts Academy in Michigan and then
in New York at Pace. That inner ham
has helped her in her current role as
Fiona, the snooty princess who finds
her inner beauty when she comes
to terms with her outer ogre-ness,
courtesy of a nasty spell. She gets to
express all of her talents via verbal
sparring with Shrek, lots of dancing
and singing, and even a few moments
of sharing less-polite bodily functions.
Shes a huge part of two of the big-
gest numbers in the show: Morning
Person, which opens the second
act, and Beat, the competition with
Morning Person is great because
Fiona is all excited for her wedding
day, Winfield said. When the pied
piper comes along and is having trou-
ble corralling his rats, shes in such a
great mood because shes not going to
be an ogre anymore that she decides
to get the rats herself by playing the
flute. Its a full production Broadway
number, the most dancing that the
show has.
But Beat is my favorite part of the
show. Its a lot of burping and farting,
and all sort of fun stuff and Fiona and
Shrek keep trying to top each other.
Then they start fall in love as they let
their guard down and realize theyre
similar people. They become very real
at that moment and see who each
other are, and like it. Thats where the
twist happens.
The twist is taken directly from
the original Oscar-winning animated
movie that serves as the structure
for the musical, which at the time it
opened on Broadway back in 2008
was the most expensive production
ever mounted (Spider-Man holds the
current crown). The touring produc-
tion is obviously scaled down, but still
has its outsize appeal.
No giant mirror, but we do have a
more fabulous dragon than they had,
Winfield boasted. Its a full-sized
dragon puppet that moves all around
the stage, which is a great effect And
all the costumes are great to bring our
features to life. Shreks makeup takes
one and a half hours to put on every
night. Its pretty awesome. Its a really
colorful show.
Still, its the story of accepting who
are you to blossom into something
meaningful that provides the emo-
tional backbone of the show, Winfield
said. And its one she can relate to her
own life.
I think all women struggle with
self-acceptance. In Fionas case its
more extreme, of course. Its hard to
come to terms with a curse. But all
people have that issue in some way.
Especially performers were very
critical of our physical appearance,
our abilities, the way we sing Some
nights it really clicks with me what a
great message this is for kids. It hits
home. Its great to be encouraged, as
the song says, to let your freak flag
DramaDogs Debut
Circle Mirror Transformation, Annie
Bakers Obie Award-winning 2009
play, not only represents the first time
DramaDogs has produced an absolute
area world premiere, it might also be
the most appropriate play the compa-
ny has taken on in its 20-year history.
The play, part of a trilogy Baker set
in a small Vermont town, takes place
in a community acting class where the
handful of participants explore both
creativity and dissect their own lives.
The acting exercise that gives the
piece its title is one of the techniques
DramaDogs employs in its own com-
munity-outreach body-centered act-
ing classes.
DramaDogs cofounder Ken Gilbert
directs the play that stars his wife
and company cofounder E. Bonnie
Lewis as the acting teacher, with core
company member Michelle Osborne
joining the three DD newcomers Joe
Andrieu, Maria Oliveria and Craig
Scott in the cast. Gilbert discussed
all the nuances of mounting the work
that will play weekends only at Center
Stage Theater March 21-30.
Q. How did you guys find this play?
stars in Shrek
The Musical,
by Theater
League, at
the Granada
(photo by
21 28 March 2013 MONTECITO JOURNAL 31 If you catch me saying I am a serious actor, I beg you to slap me Johnny Depp
A. Bonnie heard about it, and She
took to it right away even though I
didnt Its very strange. [Baker] asks
the production company to acknowl-
edge the pauses in the script, and
some of them are as long as seventeen
seconds. We actually have to time it
to make sure we wait that long, and
the actors have to find ways to fill
the pauses. So it becomes very natu-
The play becomes the journey of
each of the participants. They learn
from the exercises, and from each
other. As the director, I started out by
asking them, Where are you in the
circle, where are you in the mirror,
and where are you in transformation?
Lets play it out. The play is a reflec-
tion of their lives. And transformation
occurs. I was in tears in rehearsal over
the weekend because I saw it as a sad
turn on lifes journey.
Wait a minute: you didnt take to it at
first, and now youre crying over it?
I know, I know. Its because were
body-centered. I needed to see the
energy, and feel the movement Its
not a typically well-made play. Its not
Ibsen. Theres no poetry or language
or literature constructs. Its people
talking When the characters do it,
its quite a different feel. Its about
the passage of time and how people
affect each other. There are some bit-
tersweet realizations. Its a different
feeling. Thats where Im starting to
understand it now. And were making
it our own. Were taking the time with
the dialogue, because its not whats
being said but what happens between
the spaces that change peoples lives.
Would you explain circle mirror trans-
Its a movement exercise which I
first did way back in grad school.
Wed stand in a circle and someone
starts moving, then finds a sound that
connects to it, something very spon-
taneous. They go to the center of the
circle and then everyone follows that
lead. Then someone else takes over
and transforms the movement and
the sound.
Our company has done a lot of that
in rehearsal. And it was awful at first.
They were very self-conscious, lots of
fear. But now theyre great, because
eventually you stop thinking, stop
trying to figure things out, and just
let the body respond in movement
and sound. You disengage the cogni-
tive rational mind, and just let go. We
are witnessing bodies transforming in
front of us just through surrender to
sensation and sound. Were having so
much fun Being in our plays is sup-
posed to be an experience for us. The
actors are transformed. They will be
different people for having this expe-
rience, not just because of the play, but
because of how we do it. And thats
also what happens in the play. You
play with the words and make them
seem alive for this character.
I imagine you also want the audiences
to take a bit of that away with them.
Everybody will have a different
experience. The audience will wit-
ness a different play depending on
who they connect with. Some people
may even get bored, even though
there are some meltdowns and some
revelations, because the pauses are so
strange. The turbulence of life comes
through these actors [But with us],
it reaches different parts of the brain.
You watch from a different place.
Thats what I want: I need art to affect
me, actors to move me. I need to be
touched by the experience.
Even if they dont like the show, I
just want them to be affected. This
isnt a movie or TV. Its happening in
front of us. I want to share that pas-
sion about live performance. You can
hear it, see it, smell it. It cant help
but affect you. I want to know that it
touched you or reached you in some
Les 7 Doigts de la Main
Acclaimed Montreal-based contem-
porary circus arts troupe 7 Fingers (Les
7 Doigts de la Main) makes its Santa
Barbara debut Sunday afternoon with
Traces, its high-energy hit touring
production that fuses European-style
circus acrobatics with street-born per-
The show, which features six men
and a single woman, takes place in
a makeshift shelter as an unknown
catastrophe looms outside that could
spell their doom. The seven characters
arent paralyzed with fear, but instead
have chosen to live large, hoping to
leave with no regrets, and determined
to use creative expression as the anti-
dote to destruction, at the very least
leaving their mark, or traces, on the
We spoke with Valerie Benoit-
Charbonneau, the lone woman in the
cast, to get the lowdown on why
Traces is a must-see show.
1) Unlike some other European-style
circuses, which have lots of mood
music, Traces is set to audio clips
from Radiohead, VAST, Blackalicious
and other modernists: Its very
energetic. Its a big part of the show
because it creates a lot of excitement.
I remember the first time I saw the
show myself, the first act was so pow-
erful, I had goose bumps.
2) As with most other contempo-
rary circuses, the story is told through
music, dance and acrobatics, but 7
Doigts adds words: Its a circus but
its so much more. We talk to the audi-
ence. Youre part of the experience. Its
not one of those shows where you just
sit back and only watch.
3) And its also more accessible: Its
much more intimate than some of the
larger Cirque shows: Cirque du Soleil
is a very big show. You have so many
people on the stage, and you perform
in front of thousands of people. Seven
Doigts is much more intimate; were
always up in your face. So it is a com-
pletely different experience.
4) Benoit-Charbonneau might be the
only woman, but shes a dynamo with
tons of experience including Cirque
du Soleil, Cirque Eloize and the 2010
Vancouver Olympics: Its a great
challenge, she said. I had to learn
so much to match up with them. The
guys are amazing artists, so Im happy
to share the stage with them. In this
show, you have to do everything,
really stretch yourself. Weve been
really coming together the longer we
do the show. I think I prefer having
only guys as partners because its very
simple. Were having fun and I think
the audience can tell.
5) Its an action-packed, no-inter-
mission 90 minute assault on the sens-
es, a format that mirrors the theme of
Traces: We dont have that much
time, just an hour and a half to leave
you with an impression, and were
packing in hand-to-hand, Chinese,
hoop diving, so many things When I
saw it before I was in it, I was amazed
it actually changed something in me.
I began to more fully understand that
if you want to do something, make a
difference in the world, you have to
start, and do it now.
7 Doigts performs Traces at 4pm
Sunday, March 24 at the Granada. Tickets
cost $25-$65. Call 899-2222 or visit www.
granadasb.org for tickets, or contact pre-
senter UCSB Arts & Lectures at 893-3535
or www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu. MJ
E. Bonnie
Lewis, Joe
Andreiu, Craig
Scott, Maria
Oliviera, and
Osborne star
in DramaDogs
area premiere
of Circle Mirror
(photo credit:
Baron Spafford)
Contemporary circus arts troupe 7 Fingers per-
form at the Granada on Sunday, March 24 (photo
credit: Michael Meseke)
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statement on fle in my offce.
Joseph E. Holland, County
Clerk (SEAL) by Catherine
Daly. Original FBN No. 2013-
0000740. Published March
20, 27, April 3, 10, 2013.
following person(s) is/are doing
business as: Barbie Locks,
701 Rimes Ct., Santa Maria,
CA 93454. Divya Bhatia, 701
Rimes Ct., Santa Maria, CA
93454. This statement was fled
with the County Clerk of Santa
Barbara County on February
19, 2013. This statement
expires fve years from the
date it was fled in the Offce
of the County Clerk. I hereby
certify that this is a correct
copy of the original statement
on fle in my offce. Joseph E.
Holland, County Clerk (SEAL)
by Eva Chavez. Original FBN
No. 2013-0000561. Published
March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 2013.
following person(s) is/are doing
business as: Golf Greens
Fore U of The Tri-Counties;
Golf Greens of California,
285 Chateaux Elise #G, Santa
Barbara, CA 93109. George
W Umholtz, 285 Chateaux
Elise #G, Santa Barbara, CA
93109. This statement was fled
with the County Clerk of Santa
Barbara County on February
19, 2013. This statement
expires fve years from the date
it was fled in the Offce of the
County Clerk. I hereby certify
that this is a correct copy of
the original statement on fle in
my offce. Joseph E. Holland,
County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector
Gonzalez. Original FBN No.
2013-0000550. Published
March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 2013.
following person(s) is/are
doing business as: Casabella
Property Enhancement;
Tuscan Sun; Chateau Bow
Wow; Fi-Dough, 1187 Coast
Village Road #617, Santa
Barbara, CA 93108. Shari
Mequet, 617 Sierra Street,
Santa Barbara, CA 93103.
This statement was fled with
the County Clerk of Santa
Barbara County on February
12, 2013. This statement
expires fve years from the date
it was fled in the Offce of the
County Clerk. I hereby certify
that this is a correct copy of
the original statement on fle in
my offce. Joseph E. Holland,
County Clerk (SEAL) by Hector
Gonzalez. Original FBN No.
2013-0000472. Published
March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 2013.
following person(s) is/are doing
business as: 1912 Picture
Company, 40 Willow Springs
Lane #101, Goleta, CA
93117. Christina Lauranne
Eliason, 40 Willow Springs
Lane #101, Goleta, CA 93117.
This statement was fled with
the County Clerk of Santa
Barbara County on March 6,
2013. This statement expires
fve years from the date it was
fled in the Offce of the County
Clerk. I hereby certify that this
is a correct copy of the original
statement on fle in my offce.
Joseph E. Holland, County
Clerk (SEAL) by Catherine
Daly. Original FBN No. 2013-
0000750. Published March
13, 20, 27, April 3, 2013.
following person(s) is/are
doing business as: Flex
Fitness Coaching; Peak
Construction Management
& Inspection, 250-B West
Mountain Drive, Santa Barbara,
CA 93103. L & M Success
Company, LLC, 250-B West
Mountain Drive, Santa Barbara,
CA 93103. This statement was
fled with the County Clerk
of Santa Barbara County on
March 6, 2013. This statement
expires fve years from the date
it was fled in the Offce of the
County Clerk. I hereby certify
that this is a correct copy of
the original statement on fle in
my offce. Joseph E. Holland,
County Clerk (SEAL) by
Melissa Mercer. Original FBN
No. 2013-0000743. Published
March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 2013.
following person(s) is/are doing
business as: SDY Jewellery,
PO Box 311, Summerland,
CA 93067. Sara Dapra-
Young, 2176 Ortega Hill Rd,
Summerland, CA 93067. Jack
R Young, 2176 Ortega Hill
Rd, Summerland, CA 93067.
This statement was fled with
the County Clerk of Santa
Barbara County on February
26, 2013. This statement
expires fve years from the date
it was fled in the Offce of the
County Clerk. I hereby certify
that this is a correct copy of
the original statement on fle in
my offce. Joseph E. Holland,
County Clerk (SEAL) by Joshua
Madison. Original FBN No.
2013-0000640. Published
March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013.
following person(s) is/are
doing business as: Bracknell
Capital, 3230 Serena Ave,
Carpinteria, CA 93013. Green
Estates and Realty, INC,
1505 E Valley Road, Santa
Barbara, CA 93108. This
statement was fled with the
County Clerk of Santa Barbara
County on February 26, 2013.
This statement expires fve
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SECTIONS 28.87.300 AND 28.87.350, AND AMENDING

The above captioned ordinance was adopted at a

regular meeting of the Santa Barbara City Council

held on March 12, 2013.

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,



Gwen Peirce, CMC
City Clerk Services Manager



I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing ordinance was
introduced on March 5, 2013, and was adopted by the Council
of the City of Santa Barbara at a meeting held on March 12,
2013, by the following roll call vote:

AYES: Councilmembers Dale Francisco, Frank Hotchkiss,
Cathy Murillo, Randy Rowse, Bendy White

NOES: None

ABSENT: Councilmember Grant House, Mayor Helene


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereto set my hand and
affixed the official seal of the City of Santa Barbara on March
13, 2013.

Gwen Peirce, CMC
City Clerk Services Manager

I HEREBY APPROVE the foregoing ordinance on March 13,

Randy Rowse
Mayor Pro Tempore

Published March 20, 2013
Montecito Journal

years from the date it was fled
in the Offce of the County
Clerk. I hereby certify that this
is a correct copy of the original
statement on fle in my offce.
Joseph E. Holland, County
Clerk (SEAL) by Jessica
Armstrong. Original FBN No.
2013-0000642. Published
March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013.
following person(s) is/are
doing business as: Bee
Friendly Herb Gardens; Fine
Floral Gardens; Delicious
Gardens; Knowing About
Growing: A Vegucation;
Delicious Gardens by Rose;
Monticello in Montecito
89 Humphrey Road, Santa
Barbara, CA 93108. Rose
Keppler Moradian, 89
Humphrey Road, Santa
Barbara, CA 93108. This
statement was fled with the
County Clerk of Santa Barbara
County on February 22, 2013.
This statement expires fve
years from the date it was fled
in the Offce of the County
Clerk. I hereby certify that this
is a correct copy of the original
statement on fle in my offce.
Joseph E. Holland, County
Clerk (SEAL) by Catherine
Daly. Original FBN No. 2013-
0000597. Published February
27, March 6, 13, 20, 2013.
CASE No. 1415781. To all
interested parties: Petitioner
Brier Ghen fled a petition with
Superior Court of California,
County of Santa Barbara, for
a decree changing name to
Brier Summer, and name of
child from Natasha Monique
Ghen to Natasha Monique
Summer. The Court orders
that all persons interested in
this matter appear before this
court at the hearing indicated
below to show cause, if any,
why the petition for change of
name should not be granted.
Any person objecting to the
name changes described about
must fle a written objection that
included the reasons for the
objection at least two court days
before the matter is scheduled to
be heard and must appear at the
hearing to show cause why the
petition should not be granted.
If no written objection is timely
fled, the court may grant the
petition without a hearing. Filed
March 4, 2013, by Terri Chavez,
Deputy Clerk. Hearing date:
April 25, 2013 at 9:30 am in
Dept. 6, 1100 Anacapa Street,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
Published 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3
CASE No. 1415652. To all
interested parties: Petitioner
Michael Bryan Coan fled a
petition with Superior Court
of California, County of Santa
Barbara, for a decree changing
name to Michael Bryan
Studer. The Court orders that
all persons interested in this
matter appear before this court
at the hearing indicated below
to show cause, if any, why the
petition for change of name
should not be granted. Any
person objecting to the name
changes described about must
fle a written objection that
included the reasons for the
objection at least two court days
before the matter is scheduled to
be heard and must appear at the
hearing to show cause why the
petition should not be granted.
If no written objection is timely
fled, the court may grant the
petition without a hearing. Filed
March 4, 2013, by Terri Chavez,
Deputy Clerk. Hearing date:
April 18, 2013 at 9:30 am in
Dept. 6, 1100 Anacapa Street,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
Published 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3
225 N. Fai rvi ew - Gol eta
371 Hi t chcock Way - S. B.
8 W. De La Guerra Pl. - S.B.
2044 Alameda Padre Serra - S.B.
Information Listed for Friday thru Wednesday - March 22 - 27
Features Stadium Seating
916 Stat e St reet - S. B.
Features Stadium Seating
Hollister & Storke - GOLETA
Features Stadium Seating
618 Stat e St reet - S. B. THE GATEKEEPERS (PG-13)
Fri & Mon-Wed - 5:00 7:30
Sat/Sun - 2:15 5:00 7:30
DreamWorks Animation
3D: 3:30 5:50
2D on 2 Screens:
11:45 1:00 2:10 4:40
7:10 8:10 9:30
Halle Berry....Abigail Breslin
12:15 2:30 4:50 7:20 9:40
Jim Carrey....Steve Carell
12:00 2:40 5:05 7:30 9:55
Nicole Kidman
STOKER (R) 2:50 7:40
The Makers of THE HANGOVER
12:30 5:15 10:05
1:30 4:20 7:10 9:55 (R)
2:00 4:30 7:00 9:40
Fri-Tue - 1:40 4:00 6:40 9:00
Wed - 1:40 4:00 6:40
Fri-Tue - 3:30 6:30
Wed - 3:30
2D on 2 Screens:
Fri-Tue -
12:30 1:50 5:00 8:00 9:25
Wed - 12:30 1:50 5:00 8:00
Fri-Tue - 1:15 4:10 6:50 9:15
Wed - 1:15 4:10 9:15
Wednesday at 7:00 & 9:30
2D & 3D (PG-13)
Fri-Tue - 1:30 4:30 7:30
Wed - 1:30 4:30
Wednesday at 7:00 - 2D
G. I. JOE:
A Dustin Hoffman Film
Fri & Mon-Wed - 7:00
Sat/Sun - 2:00 4:30 7:00
LORE (Not Rated)
Fri & Mon-Wed - 7:15
Sat/Sun - 2:15 4:45 7:15
3D: 1:45 4:15
2D: 12:30 3:00 5:30
6:45 8:00
SNITCH (PG-13) 3:10 8:15
in 2D: 12:40 5:45 (PG-13)
Paul Rudd......Tina Fey
1:15 4:00 6:40 9:15
1:45 4:20 7:00 9:30
1:30 4:50 7:45 (R)
2:00 4:35 7:30
Playing on 2 Screens (R)
1:00 2:15 3:45 5:00
6:30 7:45 9:15
3D: 2:30 5:30
Fri-Tue - 1:15 4:15 7:15 8:30
Wed - 1:15 4:15 7:15
Wednesday at 8:30 - 3D
G. I. JOE:
Features Stadium Seating
1317 State Street - 963-4408
Courtyard Bar Open
Fri & Sat - 4:00 - 8:00
Denotes SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT Restrictions
877-789-MOVIE www.metrotheatres.com
THE FINAL MET Opera 2013
Saturday - April 27 - 9:00 am
Arlington Theatre Presents
Thursday - March 28 - 7:30 pm
Arlington Theatre
G. I. JOE:
ARLINGTON: 2D - 7:00
METRO 4: 3D - 8:30
2D & 3D at both 7:00 & 9:30
225 N. Fai rvi ew - Gol eta
371 Hi t chcock Way - S. B.
8 W. De La Guerra Pl. - S.B.
2044 Alameda Padre Serra - S.B.
Information Listed for Friday thru Wednesday - March 22 - 27
Features Stadium Seating
916 Stat e St reet - S. B.
Features Stadium Seating
Hollister & Storke - GOLETA
Features Stadium Seating
618 Stat e St reet - S. B. THE GATEKEEPERS (PG-13)
Fri & Mon-Wed - 5:00 7:30
Sat/Sun - 2:15 5:00 7:30
DreamWorks Animation
3D: 3:30 5:50
2D on 2 Screens:
11:45 1:00 2:10 4:40
7:10 8:10 9:30
Halle Berry....Abigail Breslin
12:15 2:30 4:50 7:20 9:40
Jim Carrey....Steve Carell
12:00 2:40 5:05 7:30 9:55
Nicole Kidman
STOKER (R) 2:50 7:40
The Makers of THE HANGOVER
12:30 5:15 10:05
1:30 4:20 7:10 9:55 (R)
2:00 4:30 7:00 9:40
Fri-Tue - 1:40 4:00 6:40 9:00
Wed - 1:40 4:00 6:40
Fri-Tue - 3:30 6:30
Wed - 3:30
2D on 2 Screens:
Fri-Tue -
12:30 1:50 5:00 8:00 9:25
Wed - 12:30 1:50 5:00 8:00
Fri-Tue - 1:15 4:10 6:50 9:15
Wed - 1:15 4:10 9:15
Wednesday at 7:00 & 9:30
2D & 3D (PG-13)
Fri-Tue - 1:30 4:30 7:30
Wed - 1:30 4:30
Wednesday at 7:00 - 2D
G. I. JOE:
A Dustin Hoffman Film
Fri & Mon-Wed - 7:00
Sat/Sun - 2:00 4:30 7:00
LORE (Not Rated)
Fri & Mon-Wed - 7:15
Sat/Sun - 2:15 4:45 7:15
3D: 1:45 4:15
2D: 12:30 3:00 5:30
6:45 8:00
SNITCH (PG-13) 3:10 8:15
in 2D: 12:40 5:45 (PG-13)
Paul Rudd......Tina Fey
1:15 4:00 6:40 9:15
1:45 4:20 7:00 9:30
1:30 4:50 7:45 (R)
2:00 4:35 7:30
Playing on 2 Screens (R)
1:00 2:15 3:45 5:00
6:30 7:45 9:15
3D: 2:30 5:30
Fri-Tue - 1:15 4:15 7:15 8:30
Wed - 1:15 4:15 7:15
Wednesday at 8:30 - 3D
G. I. JOE:
Features Stadium Seating
1317 State Street - 963-4408
Courtyard Bar Open
Fri & Sat - 4:00 - 8:00
Denotes SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT Restrictions
877-789-MOVIE www.metrotheatres.com
THE FINAL MET Opera 2013
Saturday - April 27 - 9:00 am
Arlington Theatre Presents
Thursday - March 28 - 7:30 pm
Arlington Theatre
G. I. JOE:
ARLINGTON: 2D - 7:00
METRO 4: 3D - 8:30
2D & 3D at both 7:00 & 9:30
21 28 March 2013 MONTECITO JOURNAL 34 The Voice of the Village
Bella Vista $$$
1260 Channel Drive (565-8237)
Cafe Del Sol $$
30 Los Patos Way (969-0448)
1212 Coast Village Road (969-8500)
Regional Mexican and Spanish cooking
combine to create Latin cuisine from tapas and
margaritas, mojitos, seafood paella and sangria
to lobster tamales, Churrasco ribeye steak and
seared Ahi tuna. Sunfower-colored interior
is accented by live Spanish guitarist playing
next to cozy beehive freplace nightly. Lively
year-round outdoor people-wat ching front
patio. Open Monday-Friday 11 am to 10 pm.
Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 10 pm.
China Palace $$
1070 Coast Village Road (565-9380)
Giovannis $
1187 Coast Village Road (969-1277)
Los Arroyos $
1280 Coast Village Road (969-9059)
Little Alexs $
1024 A-Coast Village Road (969-2297)
Luckys (brunch) $$ (dinner) $$$
1279 Coast Village Road (565-7540)
Comfortable, old-fashioned urban steak-
house in the heart of Americas biggest little
village. Steaks, chops, seafood, cocktails,
and an enormous wine list are featured, with
white tablecloths, fne crystal and vintage
photos from the 20th century. The bar
(separate from dining room) features large
fat-screen TV and opens at 4 pm during the
week. Open nightly from 5 pm to 10 pm;
Saturday & Sunday brunch from 9 am to
3 pm. Valet Parking.
Montecito Caf $$
1295 Coast Village Road (969-3392)
Montecito Coffee Shop $
1498 East Valley Road (969-6250)
Montecito Wine Bistro $$$
516 San Ysidro Road 969-7520
Head to Montecitos upper village to indulge in
some California bistro cuisine. Chef Nathan Heil
creates seasonal menus that include fsh and
vegetarian dishes, and fresh fatbreads straight
out of the wood-burning oven. The Bistro of-
fers local wines, classic and specialty cocktails,
single malt scotches and aged cognacs.
Pane Vino $$$
1482 East Valley Road (969-9274)
Plow & Angel $$$
San Ysidro Ranch
900 San Ysidro Lane (565-1700)
Enjoy a comfortable atmosphere as you dine
on traditional dishes such as mac n cheese
and ribs. The ambiance is enhanced with
original artwork, including stained glass
windows and an homage to its namesake,
Saint Isadore, hanging above the fre-
place. Dinner is served from 5 to 10 pm
daily with bar service extending until 11 pm
weekdays and until midnight on Friday and
$ (average per person under $15)
$$ (average per person $15 to $30)
$$$ (average per person $30 to $45)
$$$$ (average per person $45-plus)
Sakana Japanese Restaurant $$
1046 Coast Village Road (565-2014)
Stella Mares $$/$$$
50 Los Patos Way (969-6705)
Stonehouse $$$$
San Ysidro Ranch
900 San Ysidro Lane (565-1700)
Located in what is a 19th-century citrus
packinghouse, Stonehouse restaurant features
a lounge with full bar service and separate
dining room with crackling freplace and
creekside views. Chef Matthew Johnsons
regional cuisine is prepared with a palate of
herbs and vegetables harvested from the on-site
chefs garden. Recently voted 1 of the best 50
restaurants in America by OpenTable Diners
Choice. 2010 Diners Choice Awards: 1 of 50
Most Romantic Restaurants in America, 1 of
50 Restaurants With Best Service in America.
Open for dinner from 6 to 10 pm daily.
Sunday Brunch 10 am to 2 pm.
Trattoria Mollie $$$
1250 Coast Village Road (565-9381)
Tre Lune $$/$$$
1151 Coast Village Road (969-2646)
A real Italian boite, complete with small but
fully licensed bar, big list of Italian wines, large
comfortable tables and chairs, lots of mahogany
and large b&w vintage photos of mostly fa-
mous Italians. Menu features both comfort food
like mama used to make and more adventurous
Italian fare. Now open continuously from lunch
to dinner. Also open from 7:30 am to 11:30 am
daily for breakfast.
Via Vai Trattoria Pizzeria $$
1483 East Valley Road (565-9393)
Delis, bakeries, juice bars
Blenders in the Grass
1046 Coast Village Road (969-0611)
Heres The Scoop
1187 Coast Village Road (lower level)
Gelato and Sorbet are made on the premises.
Open Monday through Thursday 1 pm to 9 pm,
12 pm to 10 pm Friday and Saturday, and
12 pm to 9 pm on Sundays.
1253 Coast Village Road (969-7878)
Montecito Deli
1150 Coast Village Road (969-3717)
Open six days a week from 7 am to 3 pm.
(Closed Sunday) This eatery serves home-
made soups, fresh salads, sandwiches, and its
specialty, The Piadina, a homemade fat bread
made daily.
1014 #C Coast Village Road (565-0137)
Pierre Lafond
516 San Ysidro Road (565-1502)
This market and deli is a center of activity
in Montecitos Upper Village, serving fresh
baked pastries, regular and espresso cofee
drinks, smoothies, burritos, homemade
soups, deli salads, made-to-order sandwiches
and wraps available, and boasting a fully
stocked salad bar. Its sunny patio draws
crowds of regulars daily. The shop also
carries specialty drinks, gift items, grocery
staples, and produce. Open everyday 5:30 am
to 8 pm.
Village Cheese & Wine
1485 East Valley Road (969-3815)

In Summerland / Carpinteria
Cantwells Summerland Market $
2580 Lillie Avenue (969-5893)
Garden Market $
3811 Santa Claus Lane (745-5505)
Jacks Bistro $
5050 Carpinteria Avenue (566-1558)
Serving light California Cuisine, Jacks ofers
freshly baked bagels with whipped cream
cheeses, omelettes, scrambles, breakfast bur-
ritos, specialty sandwiches, wraps, burgers, sal-
ads, pastas and more. Jacks ofers an extensive
espresso and cofee bar menu, along with wine
and beer. They also ofer full service catering,
and can accommodate wedding receptions to
corporate events. Open Monday through Fri-
day 6:30 am to 3 pm, Saturday and Sunday
7 am to 3 pm.
Nugget $$
2318 Lillie Avenue (969-6135)
Padaro Beach Grill $
3765 Santa Claus Lane (566-9800)
A beach house feel gives this seaside eatery its
charm and makes it a perfect place to bring the
whole family. Its new owners added a pond,
waterfall, an elevated patio with freplace and
couches to boot. Enjoy grill options, along with
salads and seafood plates. The Grill is open
Monday through Sunday 11 am to 9 pm
Slys $$$
686 Linden Avenue (684-6666)
Slys features fresh fsh, farmers market veg-
gies, traditional pastas, prime steaks, Blue Plate
Specials and vintage desserts. Youll fnd a full
bar, serving special martinis and an extensive
wine list featuring California and French wines.
Cocktails from 4 pm to close, dinner from 5 to 9
pm Sunday-Thursday and 5 to 10 pm Friday and
Saturday. Lunch is M-F 11:30 to 2:30, and brunch
is served on the weekends from 9 am to 3 pm.
Stackys Seaside $
2315 Lillie Avenue (969-9908)
Summerland Beach Caf $
2294 Lillie Avenue (969-1019)
Tinkers $
2275 C Ortega Hill Road (969-1970)
Santa Barbara / Restaurant Row
Bistro Eleven Eleven $$
1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard (730-1111)
Located adjacent to Hotel Mar Monte, the
bistro serves breakfast and lunch featuring
all-American favorites. Dinner is a mix of tradi-
tional favorites and coastal cuisine. The lounge
advancement to the restaurant features a big
screen TV for daily sporting events and happy
hour. Open Monday-Friday 6:30 am to 9 pm,
Saturday and Sunday 6:30 am to 10 pm.
Cielito $$$
1114 State Street (225-4488)
Cielito Restaurant features true favors of Mexi-
co created by Chef Ramon Velazquez. Try an an-
tojito (or small craving) like the Anticucho de
Filete (Serrano-chimichurri marinated Kobe beef
skewer, rocoto-tomato jam and herb mashed po-
tatoes), the Raw Bars piquant ceviches and fresh
shellfsh, or taste the savory treats in handmade
tortillas at the Taqueria. It is located in the heart
of downtown, in the historic La Arcada.
Chucks Waterfront Grill $$
113 Harbor Way (564-1200)
Located next to the Maritime Museum, enjoy
some of the best views of both the mountains
and the Santa Barbara pier sitting on the newly
renovated, award-winning patio, while enjoy-
ing fresh seafood straight of the boat. Dinner is
served nightly from 5 pm, and brunch is ofered
on Sunday from 10 am until 1 pm. Reservations
are recommended.
Enterprise Fish Co. $$
225 State Street (962-3313)
Every Monday and Tuesday the Enterprise Fish
Company ofers two-pound Maine Lobsters
served with clam chowder or salad, and rice or
potatoes for only $29.95. Happy hour is every
weekday from 4 pm to 7 pm. Open Sunday
thru Thursday 11:30 am to 10 pm and Friday
thru Saturday 11:30 am to 11 pm.
Los Agaves $
600 N. Milpas Street (564-2626)
Los Agaves ofers eclectic Mexican cuisine, using
only the freshest ingredients, in a casual and
friendly atmosphere. Serving lunch and dinner,
with breakfast on the weekends, Los Agaves fea-
tures traditional dishes from central and south-
ern Mexico such as shrimp & fsh enchiladas,
shrimp chile rellenos, and famous homemade
mole poblano. Open Monday- Friday 11 am to
9 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9 am to 9 pm.
Mir $$$$
8301 Hollister Avenue at Bacara Resort & Spa
Mir is a refned refuge with stunning views,
featuring two genuine Miro sculptures, a
top-rated chef ofering a sophisticated menu
that accents fresh, organic, and native-grown
ingredients, and a world-class wine cellar. Open
Tuesday through Saturday from 6 pm to 10 pm.
Olio e Limone Ristorante $$$
Olio Pizzeria $
17 West Victoria Street (899-2699)
Elaine and Alberto Morello oversee this
friendly, casually elegant, linen-tabletop eatery
featuring Italian food of the highest order. Of-
ferings include eggplant souf, pappardelle
with quail, sausage and mushroom rag, and
fresh-imported Dover sole. Wine Spectator
Award of Excellence-winning wine list. Private
dining (up to 40 guests) and catering are also
available. It is open for lunch Monday thru
Saturday (11:30 am to 2 pm) and dinner seven
nights a week (from 5 pm).
Next door at Olio Pizzeria, the Morellos
have added a simple pizza-salumi-wine-bar
inspired by neighborhood pizzerie and
enoteche in Italy. Private dining for up to
32 guests. The Pizzeria is open daily from
11:30 am to close.
Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro $
516 State Street (962-1455)
The Wine Bistro menu is seasonal California
cuisine specializing in local products. Pair your
meal with wine from the Santa Barbara Winery,
Lafond Winery or one from the list of wines
from around the world. Happy Hour Monday
- Friday 4:30 to 6:30 pm. The 1st Wednesday of
each month is Passport to the World of Wine.
Grilled cheese night every Thursday. Open for
breakfast, lunch and dinner; catering available.
Rodneys Steakhouse $$$
633 East Cabrillo Boulevard (884-8554)
Deep in the heart of well, deep in the heart of
Fess Parkers Doubletree Inn on East Beach in
Santa Barbara. This handsome eatery sells and
serves only Prime Grade beef, lamb, veal, hali-
but, salmon, lobster and other high-end victuals.
Full bar, plenty of California wines, elegant
surroundings, across from the ocean. Open for
dinner Tuesday through Saturday at 5:30 pm.
Reservations suggested on weekends. MJ
21 28 March 2013 MONTECITO JOURNAL 35
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1685 Fernald Point Lane By Appt $28,000,000 6bd/6ba Bob Lamborn 689-6800 Sothebys International Realty
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1206 Channel Drive 1-4pm $8,750,000 3bd/2ba Andrew Templeton 895-6029 Sothebys International Realty
940 Coyote Road By Appt. $4,950,000 7bd/8.5ba Francoise Morel 252-4752 Coldwell Banker
1821 Fernald Point Lane By Appt $4,950,000 3bd/3ba Ron Dickman 689-3135 Sothebys International Realty
545 Valley Club Road 2-4pm $3,850,000 5bd/5ba SiBelle Israel 896-4218 Prudential California Realty
302 Woodley Road 1-3pm $3,675,000 4bd/6ba Beverly Palmer 452-7985 Village Properties
2080 East Valley Road 1-3pm $2,950,000 5bd/4.5ba Dick Mires 689-7771 Sothebys International Realty
620 Oak Grove Drive By Appt. $1,995,000 3bd/3.5ba Deanna Solakian 453-9642 Coldwell Banker

1685 Fernald Point Lane By Appt. $28,000,000 6bd/6ba Maureen McDermut 570-5545 Sothebys International Realty
730 Picacho Lane By Appt. $17,900,000 8bd/10ba Frank Abatemarco 450-7477 Sothebys International Realty
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1163 Summit Road 2-4pm $5,975,000 5bd/6ba Ted Campbell 886-1175 Village Properties
940 Coyote Road By Appt. $4,950,000 7bd/8.5ba Francoise Morel 252-4752 Coldwell Banker
1821 Fernald Point Lane By Appt. $4,950,000 3bd/3ba Ron Dickman 689-3135 Sothebys International Realty
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Montecito Heat
Real Estate View
by Michael Phillips
Michael is the owner-
broker of Phillips Real
Estate, and is a Montecito
Planning Commissioner.
He can be reached at
969-4569 and info@
ow is the market doing? The
Heat Index answers this ques-
tion by measuring present
demand for Montecito single family
homes. And since real estate activity
varies seasonally and in fact month
to month, todays Heat score is com-
pared to a year ago today. The formula
is pending sales divided by listed
properties x 100. All data are from the
Santa Barbara MLS and are uniformly
deemed reliable.
Todays Heat score is 268, an increase
of 165% over last year. The $1m and
under group, which became a distinct
category after the collapse, continues
to impress scoring 150, an increase of
400% over this date last year and by far
our present demand leader. This cat-
egory, however, may be disappearing,
as there are only two properties cur-
rently for sale. In fact, there are more
properties under $1m pending sale
than available to purchase. Part of the
reason is an across the board decrease
in homes for sale. Our inventory, par-
ticularly in the low end, has been slow-
ly eroding. Another likely reason is a
move to the next price sector. Thus the
two-bedroom cottage earlier priced at
$899K is now $1m or above.
The $1-2 sector continues to per-
form well, scoring 41 yet just off last
years score of 43. The $2-3m group is
todays buyers second favorite with a
score of 43, an increase of 230% over
last year.
The $3-4m and $4-5m sectors just
outperformed last years score and
the high-end $5m and above sector
found solid interest outperforming
last years score by 50%. This group
has been difficult for sellers since the
great downturn. Scoring above the
lower two sectors is a positive sign of
increased strength here.
Demand in Montecito is beginning
to rotate toward the higher end estate
properties. And this is good news. The
lower end is still strong, very strong in
fact, yet we are seeing buyers saying
yes in the higher end and this is long
awaited. Sales for all sectors are up a
significant 22%. And it is not just the
number of sales experienced that is
up; prices are up as well. Our median
sales price increased from $1.8m in
the first three months of 2012 to $2.7m
for this year. That is an increase of
48% over the first three months of last
year and a much higher median price
at this point in the year than almost
anyone would have predicted. Hope
Ranch, by comparison, is up 5%.
And do you remember distressed
properties short sales and bank
owned? We dont have any anymore.
Well, we have one very nice one on
Park Lane priced near $4m, but other
than that, they are not a factor here
at present and thus no longer hold-
ing prices down. Our dramatic lack
of inventory, on the other hand, is
advancing prices and a welcomed fac-
tor for sellers. It will be interesting to
see if the sellers come out big for the
spring season and if buyers continue
to find value in all sectors and at this
pace. MJ
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21 28 March 2013 MONTECITO JOURNAL 36 The Voice of the Village
No Cowards here The cast in
SBCCs production of Nol Cowards
Present Laughter leaves nothing in the
dressing room, as to a player they take
full advantage of the frothy living room
farce about a playboy matinee idol, his
obsequiously adoring trio of adoring
women, his bumbling (and adulterous)
colleagues and his sarcastic aides to
explore over-the-top comedy, physical
and otherwise. Its light and loaded with
laughs, a lovely way to usher in spring.
WHEN: 7:30pm March 21-23 WHERE:
Garvin Theater SBCCs West Campus, 800
block of Cliff Drive COST: $12-$23 INFO:
965-5935 or www.theatregroupsbcc.com
Pop potpourri Two long-standing
pop acts arrive at local venues tonight,
one from England, the other from De
La Vina Street. The 2-Tone ska band
Specials who spearheaded the revival
of the genre in Britain in the late 1970s/
early 1980s are somehow still wearing
skinny ties and dancing frenetically 35
years play a Club Mercy show at the
Ventura Theater, which has plenty of
room for easy skanking, unless most
larger venues. San Diego dirty blues-rock
band Little Hurricane opens. Meanwhile,
back home here at downtown Santa
Barbara, The Tearaways, who breathe
the Beatles for breakfast, lunch and
dinner, play periodic hometown gigs at
SOhO. Specials: WHEN: 8pm WHERE:
26 S. Chestnut Street, Ventura COST:
$35 INFO: 653-0721 Tearaways:
WHEN: 9pm WHERE: SOhO Restaurant
& Music Club, 1221 State Street, upstairs
in Victoria Court COST: $15 INFO:
962-7776/www.sohosb.com or www.
Not a Fly-by reception
MichaelKate Interiors new art show, Birds
and Other Flying Contraptions, features
contributions by four diverse artists
who call SoCal home: Jim Hodgson,
Glynis Chaffn-Tinglof, Erika Carter
and Rene Fox. And unlike most art
openings, receptions at the trendy furniture
store (where the gallery is curated by
Santa Barbara artist Brad Nack, famed
for his reindeer paintings) arent just
excuses to drink and mingle. The artists
will all be on hand all evening, and will
sit for a panel discussion with local arts
journalist/flmmaker/artist Ted Mills at
6:30. WHEN: 5-8pm WHERE: 132 Santa
Barbara Street COST: free INFO: 963-
Shark attack Dennis Quaid and
the Sharks features a solid band of
professional musicians who form the
backbone behind the energetic actor
turned front man/singer, as they play rock
and roll, blues, country and covers of
classic rock hits such as Not Fade Away,
Matchbox, Gloria, Wild Thing,
Slow Down, Great Balls Of Fire and
Whole Lotta Shaking Going On. But
Quaid isnt just a Johnny-come-lately to the
actor-as-rock star trend. Among the songs
he performs in concert are a number of
Quaid originals, including Closer To You,
the sensuous ballad he sang in the 1987
New Orleans caper flm The Big Easy,
which also might be the veteran movie
stars best flm. WHEN: 9pm WHERE:
SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221
State Street, upstairs in Victoria Court
COST: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
INFO: 962-7776/www.sohosb.com
Bear with it The Santa Barbara
Botanic Gardens 3rd Annual Wine
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Family forte The
Grammy-winning Ying
Quartet features three
siblings (a fourth, the
frst violinist, departed
a few years back)
exemplify putting the
familiarity in family,
as their unspoken
communication in
concert speaks of
unbridled sibling
revelry. And the
foursome have
also found a way to embrace their Chinese heritage with aplomb (not a plum,
unless youre having that special sauce on your moo shu crepes after the concert),
offering tasty bite-size snippets of modern Chinese composers in a section they call
Dim Sum between the classic Haydn Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2, and
Schuberts Quartet in D minor, D. 810, Death and the Maiden. WHEN: 7:30pm
WHERE: Mary Craig Auditorium at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State
Street COST: $19 general ($15 museum members) INFO: 884-6454 or www.

Blues debut After 36 years, the Santa Barbara
Blues Society still isnt resting on its laurels (or
perhaps that should be sitting back on its 12-
bar haunches). For its annual anniversary show,
SBBS the oldest continuously existing such blues
organization in the country has booked John
Primer, the Chicago-based guitarist who is making
his debut with the group. Primer was the axe-
man in blues legend Muddy Waters fnal band
before his death in 1983, and then spent almost
a dozen years as the guitarist with the popular
Chicago blues band Magic Slim and the Teardrops.
Hes fronted his own band for the last couple of
decades, garnering multiple awards hes currently nominated for a Blues Music
Award, given annually by the Blues Foundation, for Traditional Male Blues Artist of
the Year while helping to keep alive the sound of classic Chicago blues. Locals
Morganfeld Burnet and Fast Freddie open the show, which takes place at SBBS
latest venue, the Carrillo Ballroom, which offers plenty of room and a knee-saving
spring-loaded foor for dancers. Come early to grab some of the BBQ, and enjoy a
piece of birthday cake. WHEN: 7:15pm WHERE: 100 E. Carrillo Street COST: $30
general ($40 VIP includes preferred seating and a free drink), $25 SBBS members
and guests; discounts for students INFO: 722-8155 or www.sbblues.org
and Cheese Lecture Series pairing
discussions on a wide range of nature
topics with tastings and victuals from local
vintners and farmers gets underway
today with a talk entitled Black Bears
in the Neighborhood: Sightings and
Behaviors of ursus americanus in SoCal.
This years topics include everything
from the aforementioned bears to
fennel, sustainable building and artful
landscaping, vanishing wild lands, and
a pictorial history of the garden itself.
Each event which take place on the
fourth Saturday of every month through
July, plus Aug. 17 begins with delicious
appetizers and a tasting and conversation
with one of our local sponsoring vintners
in the Gardens Arbor Terrace. Advanced
reservation encouraged, as these events
have proven to be very popular. WHEN:
3-5pm WHERE: 1212 Mission Canyon
Road COST: $35 general, $20 museum
members (six-event subscription $160
general, $90 members) INFO: 682-4726
ext. 102 or www.sbbg.org
Keep the Beat Most folks know that
music programs in local schools have
suffered tremendous cutbacks as a result of
fnancial woes in recent times. But the hard
times have also resulted in an outpouring
of local contributions, not the least of
which at least community-wise if not in
pure dollars and cents is Keep the Beat,
which funnels all of its fundraising to keep
music programs in our elementary schools.
The organization is the benefciary of
periodic concerts at SOhO featuring a
passel of local singer-songwriters offering
their own cover versions of music by a
single artist. Tonight, the honoree is The
Beatles, arguably the greatest band of all
time certainly the most popular, anyway,
and one that actually has Beat in its name.
Youll be amazed at the breadth and range
of talent who will take on some of the Fab
Fours biggest hits as well as more obscure
songs (a relative term vis--vis The Beatles),
ranging from straight covers to much
more personal interpretations. Maybe you
cant buy me love, but $10 gets you in to
the club for the full night of great music.
WHEN: 7pm WHERE: SOhO Restaurant
& Music Club, 1221 State Street, upstairs
in Victoria Court COST: $10 INFO: 962-
Mangum opus Jeff Mangum,
the singer-songwriter/guitarist behind
1990s indie psych-rock band Neutral
Milk Hotel, has fully emerged from a
self-imposed public exile that lasted on-
and-off for more than a decade before
he emerged for a Coachella date last
summer. A winter tour was extended
into spring, and now the creative
guru behind both NMH and Elephant
6 Recording Company is coming to
town for a rare concert at the Lobero.
There have only been a few new songs
available to the public, so were sure to
hear lots of NMH classics and whatever
else strikes his fancy. Tall First, the New
York City based underground electric
folk rock band formed by Dave Mies
and Aaron Mullan back around the
same time as Neutral Milk Hotel and
featuring similarly sporadic output, opens
the show. WHEN: 8pm WHERE: Lobero
Theatre, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. COST:
$34 general admission INFO: 963-0761
or www.lobero.com
At 61 Its hard to fathom, but Janis
Ian, the singer-songwriter who frst
found national fame with the interracial
romance song Societys Child written
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Anarchy in song The singer-songwriter
(and life partner) duo of Sandy O. and
Pat Humphreys write and perform
under the name Emmas Revolution. When
you draw your moniker from the early 20th
century anarchist Emma Goldman who
founded the journal Mother Earth, and
who reportedly responded to a colleague
telling her it was unbecoming for a woman
to dance at a party, If I cant dance I
dont want to be part of your revolution
its pretty likely your songs arent about
rainbows and fowers. Indeed, the duo
has compared to a guitar-wielding version
Rachel Maddow & Jon Stewart or a more
extreme Pete Seeger, with song titles
like Peace, Salaam, Shalom and If I
Give Your Name, which earned Emmas
Revolution the John Lennon Songwriting
Contest grand prize in 2002. Fortunately
their call-to-action anthems are flled
with hummable melodies and tantalizing
harmonies. The duos latest album is cleverly called Revolutions Per Minute, and
their upcoming local appearance is back at the most appropriate venue of Trinity
Backstage, the closest thing to a 60s-style coffeehouse Santa Barbara has to offer.
WHEN: 8pm WHERE: Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State Street COST: $10 INFO:
962-2970 or www.trinitybackstage.wordpress.com

Ojais Scots
Battlefeld Bands
history dates back
to 1969, their
reputation for a rich
tapestry of Celtic
music infused with
cultural vibrancy
long establishing
them as one of the
fnest Celtic touring
bands in the lands
on both sides of
The Pond, as they
say in Britain.
The group mixes
the old and new
bagpipes, bodhran, fddle and accordion, with synthesizer and amplifed guitars
and blending classic songs with modern compositions as well. The forthcoming
CD, room enough for us all, exemplifes their winning approach with such esoteric
songs and quixotic tales as The Hairy Angler Fish and Farewell to Indiana. For
whatever reason, theyve found a warm welcome in the hills of Ojai, where the
band performs periodically, again tonight after a three-year absence. WHEN: 7pm
WHERE: Ojai Valley Womans Club COST: $25 in advance, $25 at the door INFO:
665-8852 or www.ojaiconcertseries.com
and recorded when she was just 13, is
just 11 days away from qualifying for
Social Security. Ian is the proud owner
of two Grammy Awards, the frst for
her teenage coming-of-age confessional
At Seventeen (which came out in
1975 when Ian was 24), and another
just last month for Best Spoken Word
Album, for her autobiography titled,
naturally, Societys Child. In between,
Ian has mostly worked as an indie folkie,
with just a minor hit in America (1981s
Under Covers), although she remained
more popular overseas in Japan, South
Africa, Israel and the Netherlands. Ian
has also walked her talk as a socially-
conscious singer-songwriter: a lot of her
music is available for free download as
is the sheet music and lyrics sheets for
just about all of her songs. Meanwhile,
those two hit songs have had a profound
infuence on many singer-songwriters
who came after, and Ian still has a lot to
say, even if not as many people listen.
Which is why her show tonight at the
Tales from the Tavern series is a perfect
gig: a rapt audience, an intimate venue,
and a Q&A session on video after the
show. WHEN: 7pm WHERE: Maverick
Saloon, 3687 Sagunto Street, Santa
Ynez COST: $34.25 INFO: 688-0383 or
www.talesfromthetavern.com MJ
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March, and we need your help!
Interested parties should call (
805)893-3703 or email copr.
Next training date:
Saturday, March 2, 9AM-12PM
Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian
Center employs the power of the horse
to enhance the capabilities of children
and adults with special needs in Santa
Barbara. Join our volunteer team and
make a difference in someones life.
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Live Animal Trapping
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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.
The 1st Memorial Honors Detail is
seeking veterans to get back in uniform
to participate in an on-call Honor Guard
team to provide military honors at funeral
or memorial services throughout Ventura
and Santa Barbara Counties. For more
information visit www.usmilitaryhonors.
org, email carlvwade@gmail.com, or call
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The Luxury Real Estate Company
715 Ladera Ln $5,900,000
Nancy Kogevinas 805.450.6233
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Daniel Encell 805.565.4896
Back on the Market! 3bed/3.5bath estate with mountain
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TeamScarborough 805.331.1465
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2bd/2.5ba downtown SB condo. Featuring high ceilings,
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David Lacy 805.455.7577
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Nancy Kogevinas 805.450.6233
Traditional Montecito home on 1 ac, 5BR/6Ba, sep studio.
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1880 E Valley Rd $18,800,000
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1330 E Pepper Ln $2,350,000
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Beckman Mansion, built in 1887 has 5 beds, 4.5 baths &
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129 WMountain Dr $3,575,000
Nancy Kogevinas 805.450.6233
4Br/3.5Ba Spanish Villa w/ Ocean & Mtn Vws & Appx 6+
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Spirit of the Riviera $2,899,000
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4 Bed/ 3.5 Bath. Spanish Colonial Revival, ocean & island
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