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24 31 May 2012 Vol 18 Issue 21

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Oscar winner Barry Morrow (Rain Man) maintains low handicap with vintage hickory sticks; Adolfo Cambiaso returns for one more SB Polo season; billionaires bustle at Bacara, p. 6

THIS WEEK IN MONTECITO, P. 10 MONTECITO EATERIES, P. 40 CALENDAR OF EVENTS, P. 42

THE END OF AN ERA

Eight MUS teachers with 242 combined years of educational experience party hearty at retirement soire, p. 36

Peabodys, a Coast Village fixture for nearly 35 years, closes. New owner plans updated vegetable forward eatery, p. 12

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5 6 Editorial The rest of our picks for the California Presidential Primary Election Montecito Miscellany Barry Morrows new (old) golf clubs; Adolfo Cambiaso to begin his third season at SB Polo Club; 35 billionaires visit Bacara; Ellen DeGeneres downsizes; Dream Foundations Flower Empower lunch; Oliver! at the Lobero; Pacific Pride Foundation Royal Ball at the Coral Casino; Richard Louv dines and lectures in SB; DirectRelief Women bash; Hearts of Hospice event; Drew Barrymore celebrates in NY; Camerata Pacifica wraps up season; sightings Letters to the Editor Daniel Eades history lessons; Diana Thorn endorses Mike Stoker for Senate; Silvio Guadagnini wants to know Caltrans plans; Blair Whitney thinks a toll booth is the answer This Week in Montecito Hand puppet show at Library; public workshop; New Yorker discussion group; Bach concert; SCAPE celebrates ten years; Carpinteria plant sale; Dos Pueblos open house; Memorial Day ceremonies; MUS board session; Chris Mitchum meet and greet; Audubon lecture; Cold Spring event; Zoo Brew; compost workshop; book signing; Tea Dance Tide Guide Handy guide to assist readers in determining when to take that walk or run on the beach Village Beat Peabodys closes, Fire Chief Kevin Wallace retires; ADA ramps completed at corner of East Valley and San Ysidro; Search and Rescue team honored; Patrick Posey named new vice president of Music Academy of the West Seen Around Town Rockwood Womans Club fashion show; Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care Mothers Day luncheon; United Way reception held at Arcady Estate; Police Activities League fundraiser 21 26 29 30 33 34 35 36 38 n.o.t.e.s. from downtown Jim Alexander recalls a simpler time, a time with less baggage, bigger hair, and the absence of shorts Sheriffs Blotter Petty theft from covered car on Avila Way On Entertainment Dramatic Women presents 3 at Center Stage; Danny Schmidt and White Buffalo to play Lobero Book Talk Tony Websters latest novel, The Sense of an Ending, won the 2011 Man Booker Prize State Street Spin Anti-Defamation Leagues first ever DiversiTea; Erin looks at Penal Code Section 653o; Viola Girsh turns 105 Our Town Diane Bosss home energy savings presentation Your Westmont Students fly around the globe this summer to serve; 10 students awarded Coming & Going Eight MUS teachers to retire at the end of the school year The Way it Was Hattie Beresford takes an in-depth look at the history of Veronica Springs that predates the arrival of the Spanish Guide to Montecito Eateries The most complete, up-to-date, comprehensive listing of all individually owned Montecito restaurants, coffee houses, bakeries, gelaterias, and hangouts; others in Santa Barbara, Summerland, and Carpinteria too Movie Showtimes Latest films, times, theaters, and addresses: theyre all here, as they are every week Calendar of Events Downtown Art & Wine Tour; Ama Ata Aidoo delivers keynote address at UCSB; Greg Fitzsimmons brings stand-up routine to Carpinteria; Teen Arts Mentorship Group Exhibition; Oregon Shadow Theatres

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by James Buckley

The Rest Of Our Election Picks


Montecito Journal endorses Chris Mitchum as its choice for U.S. Representative, 24th District

ust to recap: On or before Tuesday, June 5, well be voting NO on Prop 28, NO on Prop 29, YES for Mitt Romney as Republican candidate for U.S. President, Oscar Alejandro Braun for U.S. Senator (a race Dianne Feinstein is sure to win), and Chris Mitchum for U.S. Representative from the 24th District.

State Senate Seat

For State Senator from Californias 19th District, Mike Stoker is our easy choice. Hes served as a County Supervisor, Deputy Secretary of State, as Chairman of the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board, and has had a number of other official positions. Mike wants to serve and would certainly make a capable and responsible public servant. Hes up against HannahBeth Jackson, a lady we like personally, but wish her politics were anything but what they are. During a conversation a few years ago, for example, Ms Jackson intimated that she and I were on the same side of at least one issue: she said she was in favor of giving incentives to small businesses. I said, great, but then she added that along with a carrot of incentives there should be sticks to punish businesses for doing the wrong things. That makes no sense to those of us on the side of carrots. In fact, we cant even fathom why anyone would be in favor of punishing businesses unless, of course, they actually break the law. We really do wish Ms Jackson would come over from the dark side. Shed make a terrific advocate for smaller government, less regulation, and balanced budgets if she actually believed in such things. Where there is hope there is life, however, so we continue to fantasize that she and/or her party will begin to see things differently one day. While we wait, however, our hopes and our votes will go to Mike Stoker. In addition to Ms Jackson and Mr. Stoker, Jason Hodge is also running for the state senate. We dont know a whole lot about him, but we admire his ad campaign featuring a halting delivery of the reasons why voters should choose him. We suspect he has a future in politics.

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Well vote for anyone but Das Williams, which leads us to (Republican Attorney) Rob Walter as a candidate for 37th District State Assembly member. As this primary will choose two candidates for the falls general election, both men will presumably be on the ballot in November, so well get another chance on this one. There is only one name on the ballot really, there is only one name. Current 1st District Supervisor Salud Carbajal goes unchallenged as his only opposition and it was never serious opposition was Carole Lieff, a Montecito resident who has since dropped out of the race and probably California as she reportedly bought a ranch near Bozeman, Montana. Salud has been a responsive and dedicated public servant and richly deserves reelection. We are voting NO on Measure W2012. This is just another tax and a parcel tax at that so it hits only homeowners, people who have saved their money, made a down payment on a house, kept up their property, paid their taxes and otherwise behaved responsibly. Why should they then have to foot the bill for this? The extra money $54 a year will go, we are sure, to everything but where it is intended. Frankly, we taxpayers simply cant afford any more of this. MJ 24 31 May 2012

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High-Speed Train To nowhere


n the debate about California highspeed rail, English history provides some powerful lessons on the folly of mega-projects. First, there is the Concorde, one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring aircraft that ever flew. But as development costs rose out of control and it became clear it would not be profitable, so did pressure to cancel, but British Prime Minister Harold Wilson, seeing political advantage, pressed on at taxpayer expense. Concorde was a financial disaster. Only a handful were sold, only to British Airways and Air France. They made an operating profit but none of the development cost was recovered, at least $15 billion in current value. If Wilson had explained that the only people who could afford the Concorde would be Arab princes and Americas most highly paid CEOs and lawyers, it would not have had the much political benefit! But of course only a tiny elite actually used it. Later came the Channel Tunnel

over Central London, inbound to Heathrow. Governor Browns trains will be no different from many others and will not inspire anyone. But they will certainly cost a fortune, just like Concorde and Chunnel. Daniel Eades Montecito

tax increases it would be nice to know how much money Caltrans has spent on that project. Thank You, Silvio Guadagnini Montecito (Editors note: See page 26 for the answer TLB)

[known as the Chunnel]. Like the Concorde, elite politicians were very enthusiastic to build it with other peoples money. Just as with Governor Brown and high-speed rail, politicians enthused about transformative infrastructure and sweeping financial benefits. But unlike Harold Wilson, Mrs. Thatcher declined, saying simply that if it was profitable, commercial banks would fund it: and if not, British taxpayers certainly should not. The project went ahead privately funded and the original investors lost everything. Knowing what is known now, it is impossible to imagine that anyone would suggest building the Concorde or the Chunnel. There is a simple clear lesson about ambitious politicians pushing grandiose infrastructure projects: stop them. At least with Concorde, the British got an inspiring airplane, which generated genuine national pride. Traffic came to a standstill as the last flights from New York passed

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Californias budget has swelled to a projected $16 billion according to the Washington Post. The dramatic increase during the last six months was due to a shortfall of revenue collections in April and excess state spending. Furthermore, the deficit has risen because lawsuits and federal requirements have blocked billions of dollars in state cuts. Increasingly, many Californians and businesses have or are leaving the state due to a hostile business environment and higher taxes. But, why should this be a surprise? Year after year, the corrupt, left-leaning and controlled California State Legislature continues to over-spend; radical environmentalists force unrealistic reforms upon us, and illegal immigrants are given anything they want. Simply put, everything is out of control and California is going over the cliff. California needs to reverse course. Therefore, I will be voting for Mike Stoker for Senate. He has a history of working with Democrats, Republicans, and Independents and wants to move beyond the partisan gridlock that is paralyzing Sacramento. Mr. Stoker also wants to create a favorable climate for job creation, cut wasteful spending, and deal with pension reform. On June 5, get real and consider voting for Mike Stoker. Diana Thorn Carpinteria

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I think it would be interesting if the Montecito Journal would write an investigative article about the work Caltrans has been doing at the corner of East Valley and San Ysidro. They have ripped up the corners there three times since January. In these tough economic times with the governor and many elected officials calling for

The South Coast 101 HOV (High Occupancy Vehicles) Lane project, which will widen the freeway to three lanes each way through Montecito, has as its stated purpose to reduce congestion and delay, improve travel time, and encourage a modal shift to transit and carpooling. The project will cost around $400 million. Most of the cost will be paid by local taxes, such as Measure A sales taxes. The project will start construction in 2016 and be done in many phases, over many years. The main cause of the 101 congestion are people who live in Ventura County commuting to Santa Barbara and Goleta. The HOV lanes would be reserved for vehicles containing two or more people during morning and afternoon peak hours of operation each weekday. It seems that the goals of this project could be achieved with a much simpler project. Put a toll booth between Ventura and Carpinteria, on U.S. 101 northbound only. Only have the toll in effect during the weekday morning peak hours of the northbound commute. Use the generated funds from the tolls to fund a great commuter train system from Ventura to Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, and Goleta, with multiple arrival and departure times each day. Also use the tolls to fund a subsidized commuter bus system. This would meet all the goals of the South Coast 101 HOV Lanes project, cost less money to the local taxpayers, have minimal construction inconvenience, and provide a better commuter rail system than the one departure time only proposed by the HOV Lanes project. Sincerely, Blair Whitney Santa Barbara (Editors note: Weve come late to the HOV party, and while we dont really understand the necessity of designating the new third lane as a High Occupancy

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Vehicle lane for parts of the day, as long as Caltrans goes with the proposed F-Modified plan, were okay with it. We do wish, however, that Caltrans could trim a few years off the estimated completion date. That it will take three times longer to add a third lane to an 11-mile stretch of California highway than it did for the U.S. to gear up and defeat Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan after Pearl Harbor is an illustration that something has gone terribly awry. J.B.)

The Occupy crowd, along with many others on the left, are vilifying J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon and his fellow bankers for what appears to be a hedged financial bet that may have lost the bank about two billion dollars. As with most of the complaints that come from the hard left, there is much wailing but little in the way of facts. Said another way, the class warfare group likes to govern by horror story. This practice of taking one incident out of context was made popular by Bill and Hillary Clinton during the Presidents first term when he would populate the gallery at the State of the Union address with those unfortunate people who had suffered a personal tragedy. That personal tragedy was then made to look like a societal problem rather than a specific unfortunate incident. Bill Clinton used this governing-by-horror-story very effectively, but I dare say even he would not resort to what the current administration and its supporters are doing. The current cause clbre is the J.P. Morgan interim trading loss. While regrettable, it is still unknown what the loss will ultimately be because it was a hedge and not a one-way bet. So we must wait for the end of the story rather than criticize before the answer to the question is revealed. Real life does not operate like the television show Jeopardy! where the answer is stated and one needs to determine the question. A further and more fundamental question and concern is who is better able to assess risk and make sound financial decisions: the Federal Government or someone like Jamie Dimon? In order to answer that one, lets look at both parties track records. The Federal Reserve, the legislature and the executive branch have all had

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their say in how the capital resources of this country are deployed. As a result of those decisions we had an act of Congress that began during the Carter Administration with the best of intentions. It was called the Community Reinvestment Act and had the noble goal of increasing home ownership. The problem was, like many wellmeaning but not well-thought-out laws, it went too far too fast. Said another way, it was politicized so the original goal of increasing homeownership was overrun by the goal to give incumbents more votes. Of course we know that in 1994 Mr. Clinton and Mr. Rubin decided to reenergize the program for the same non-economic and totally political reason. The result was in fact the housing crisis of 2008 that saw and still sees hundreds of thousands of people who have lost and continue to lose their homes. What is worse: to not be able to own a home or to lose one because you cant afford to live it in? In short, taking a government program and making its only goal a political one is bad policy and bad for the people that are supposed to benefit from the program. Believe it or not, Barney Frank said it best, If you want a law that is not political dont have politicians write it. This from the man who with his partner, Chris Dodd, used Fannie and Freddy Mac as their personal campaign war chests. Those two organizations did far more damage in one month than the J.P. Morgan trade will do in its entirety. While the commercial and investment banks should be held accountable so should the previously mentioned folks. I for one would feel much more comfortable going to sleep at night knowing that Jamie Dimon or folks with his qualifications were the watchdogs over the assets of this country. Lets work together on these issues rather than pit one group against the other. Ralph T. Iannelli President Essex Capital Corporation Montecito (Editors note: You are being overly kind by not mentioning that political hacks such as Franklin Raines (former Clinton budget director), James Johnson

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SATURDAY MAY 26

MONDAY MAY 28
Memorial Day Ceremonies Santa Barbara: 9 am at Santa Barbara Cemetery, 901 Channel Drive; 11 am at Veterans Memorial Building, 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd Goleta: 9 am at Goleta Cemetery, 44 S. San Antonio Road Carpinteria: 10 am Carpinteria Cemetery, 1501 Cravens Lane Episcopal. The concert includes Johann Sebastian Bachs rarely-heard Lutheran Mass No. 2 in A Major and familiar cantata Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring featuring the Santa Barbara Chamber Singers, under the baton of Guest Conductor, Dr. Michael Shasberger, Professor of Music and Worship at Westmont College. Also on the program are some of composer Bachs most jubilant 18th century hits: Oboe & Violin Concerto with Soloists Tamsen Beseke, Violin, and Kathy Bell Russo, Oboe; Air on G-String; Arioso, and Fifth Brandenburg Concerto with Frank Basile, Harpsichord. Concertmaster Tamsen Beseke will play a violin crafted in 1780 by Stradivari disciple Giovanni Guadagnini. Music Director Christopher Story VI will conduct. Limited seating. When: 8 pm Where: 1500 State Street Cost: $20-$25 Tickets: 963-4408 Info: cstory6@gmail.com

Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy Open House The Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy offers open houses to permit the public to see the facility and learn more about the program in an informal setting. Students and teachers will be present to answer questions and demonstrate robots. When: Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 from 3 to 5 pm Where: Elings Center for Engineering Education, 7266 Alameda Avenue, Goleta Info: www.dpeaf.org

SATURDAY MAY 26
Art Along the Creek Celebrate SCAPEs (Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment) tenth anniversary. Enjoy live music and art, view and purchase landscape, portrait and figurative portraits by SCAPE artists along Mission Creek. These artists donate 40% of each sale to Phoenix of SB, a nonprofit mental health agency, and its creek habitat restoration program. When: Saturday, May 26 until Monday, May 28; Saturday 2 to 6 pm, Sunday and Monday 11 am to 6 pm Where: 37 Mountain Drive Cost: free Info: 965-3434 or www.s-c-a-p-e.org Annual Flower & Plant Sale Beautify your home and garden while supporting the work of the Carpinteria Valley Museum of History at its Memorial Weekend Marketplace benefit. The marketplace will include exotic orchids, thousands of cut flowers, and garden and

THURSDAY MAY 24
The Itty-Bitty Variety Show at Montecito Library Caterpillar Puppets brings us The IttyBitty Variety Show, featuring The Three Little Bla-Bla-Blas. During this 30-minute hand puppet show, audience members join the Caterpillar Puppet Club. They learn the club song, complete with finger motions to turn caterpillars into butterflies. The Three Bla-Bla-Blas are joined by Gunniwolf, Amadeus the shy artist mouse, Henry the baby orangutan and many more. When: 4 pm to 4:30 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Info: www.caterpillarpuppets.com Public Workshop Members of the public are invited to take part in a workshop on the update of the Santa Barbara County Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Plan. Santa Barbara County IRWM Plan was

first drafted in 2007 and is required to be updated in order to qualify for future state grant funding. The existing plan has facilitated the award of over $28 million dollars to the Region to either wholly or partially fund 21 water supply, water conservation, reclaimed water, wastewater treatment, flood control, and ecosystem restoration projects. When: 5:30 pm to 7 pm Where: Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, 105 E. Anapamu, 4th Floor Info: Matt Naftaly, 568-3542 Discussion Group A group gathers to discuss The New Yorker When: 7:30 pm to 9 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road

FRIDAY JUNE 1
Activists for Animals Event Hosted by third graders from Cold Spring School, the event will feature books and local artists pieces for sale to benefit the local organization CARE 4 Paws and to also help to find homes for animals living in the Santa Barbara Humane Shelter. When: 5 pm to 7 pm Where: Project Fine Art Zone Gallery, 740 State Street, Suite 1 Info: mcallahan@coldspringschool.net

FRIDAY MAY 25
Prelude to Summer Bach Concert As a special Prelude to Summer, West Coast Chamber Orchestra will perform an uplifting All Bach Concert at Trinity

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Book Signing Garden expert Sharon Lovejoy will sign her book, By Trowel & Error at Curious Cup Bookstore in Carpinteria. Ms Lovejoy has authored nine books on nature and gardening, and has been a guest on Today on NBC, HGTV and NPR. Lovejoy has spent a lifetime working with plants, and through trial and error, shes accumulated hundreds of earthfriendly remedies, shortcuts, and practical cures that can be used by every gardener to make gardening easier, fight plant infections, rid the garden of pests, and attract beneficial insects. Lovejoy will answer questions and open the discussion to her knowledge of herbs, childrens gardening, and publishing. When: 2 pm Where: 929 Linden Avenue in downtown Carpinteria Where: Montecito Union School, 385 San Ysidro Road Info: 969-3249 Meet & Greet with Chris Mitchum This will be a last-chance opportunity to meet and chat with Chris Mitchum, candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, before the primary on June 5 When: 4:30 to 7 pm Where: Endless Summer Bar & Cafe, 113 Harbor Way #180 reserved for Zoo Brew attendees from 2 pm to 6 pm. Zoo Brew is for adults aged 21 and older; ID must be presented. Children are not admitted. When: 2 pm to 6 pm Where: 500 Nios Drive Cost & info: www.sbzoo.org Free Compost Workshop Learn how to make compost at home in as little as 10 minutes per week. The County of Santa Barbaras compost expert will show you all the ins and outs of composting: how it works, how to speed up your compost, and what to expect from your home compost. When: 10 to 11:30 am Where: SBCCs Lifescape Gardens, 721 Cliff Drive, the gardens are located on top of the hill behind La Playa Stadium Cost: free Info: www.lessismore.org/ workshops or 882-3600

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fter 34 years serving Montecitans breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between, Peabodys on Coast Village Road has closed. Peabodys is the last of a long line of popular eateries that have come and gone over the past fifty years. Legendary names such as John Irelands Chanticleer and Olive Mill Bistro (where Luckys is now), Nippers (now Los Arroyos), Tuttis (now Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf),

Somerset House (now Montecito Bank & Trust), Casa Linda (China Palace), and so many more. Peabodys now joins burger joints and ice cream shops, hangouts and swellegant lounges long gone. We miss them all. Current owner Tammy DeMatteo has sold Peabodys to cellular technology businessman Craig McCaw, who plans on reopening the eatery after extensive renovations and upgrades.

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The Peabodys crew says goodbye (photo courtesy Barb Garner)

It is bittersweet to close these doors, DeMatteo told us during an interview earlier this week. The restaurant closed last Thursday, May 17, with little notice to customers and employees. The staff has really been like a family, so it is sad, DeMatteo said. Employees were given severance pay; some of the longtime staff had been there over 20 years. Denise Allec, director of operations for the new ownership, tells us the remodel of the space will include a covered patio, outdoor pizza oven, an expanded kitchen, and upgraded interior. We are in the process of submitting plans, Allec said. The 1,700sq-ft building and exterior will also be updated with ADA ramps and access. Kurt Steeber, the eaterys new general manager and executive chef,

explains the kitchen will be expanded to accommodate a new, farm-to-table menu, in which everything will be made from scratch. From the pickles to the ketchup, everything will be made in house. There just isnt room in that little kitchen to do that now, said Steeber, who is the former executive chef at the Ventana Inn & Spa and The Ranch at Live Oak in Malibu. The menu will be vegetable forward and focused on balanced, locally sourced ingredients, Steeber says. The restaurant, which may or may not keep the name Peabodys, will be a family place, with both high and low price points, Allec said. There will be vegetarian and gluten-free options on the menu, as well as a full bar and

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I was there for its 82nd annual spring fashion show from the elegant consignment boutique Renaissance, located on State Street in La Arcada Court. Luncheon chair and show coordinator Sue Ziliotto had used Paris as a theme. Funny enough, I was just under the Eiffel Tower a couple weeks ago. President Linda Alderman welcomed us to Paris. Sue narrated the show while Vicki Vincent commentated. Models strutting the runway to the tunes of Fredrik Rosvall at the piano were: Kathy Bloomer, Janet Bullock, Maureen Connolly, Han Sun Gotschall, Jean Johnson, Margo Kowalski, Rachel McKeone and Debora Petlow. Its comforting to know that some things dont change and some tradiHosts of the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care Mothers Day reception Ilene Nagel and Aris Demetrios with President-CEO of VNHC Lynda Tanner

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Every year Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care (VNHC) holds a Mothers Day luncheon with speakers honoring their beloved moms. To fund the event, the mens committee, headed up by Steve Lew and Darren Osti, invited guests to the home of Aris Demetrios and Ilene Nagel in Birnam Wood for cocktails and canaps. Guests learned about VNHC and what its needs are.

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To be in the hosts ultra-modern home was like being in an art museum. Aris made all the sculptures, inside and out. Sculpting has been his occupation for forty years and his work has been admired by thousands in public spaces. The latest is the bronze fountain Mentors, overlooking the ocean on the SBCC campus. Speaking of views, the brand new VNHC facility high atop Telegraph Hill built by Frank Schipper has to be the most beautiful one in the United States. President-CEO Lynda Tanner thinks so too. Steve told us, Twelve hundred patients were served by VNHC in 2010 and 2011 and we raised $45,000 at this event last year. This year the mens goal was $38,000 and they

raised over $40,000. The luncheon took place early May.

Arcady Estate Reception

The United Way of Santa Barbara held its 19th Alexis de Tocqueville Society Leadership Circle Reception (for patrons who give $10,000 or more) at the historic Arcady Estate, sponsored by AmeriFlex Financial Services. Owner of the residence Alice Willfong graciously opened up her home and garden to benefit United Way. Ms Willfongs place is the former music pavilion on the Arcady estate, built by Union Carbide chairman

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be resisted, especially the hot cheese puffs and lobster canaps. They were a fitting match for the Bridlewood wines donated by general manager John Kochis. Some of those enjoying the tastes were Peter MacDougall, board member Jim with wife Linda Armstrong, Bob and Kerstin Hecht, Diana Hew, and Don and Valerie Kissell. United Way has many worthy programs needed by the three thousandplus Santa Barbara County children that are homeless, and CEO-President

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Paul Didier gave a preview of some new program enhancements for United for Literacy. United Way is looking for after school aides, personal and neighborhood mentors and incentive coordinators. If you would like to spend as little as a couple of hours a week visit www.volunteerSBC.org or call Laura Finlay 965-8591.

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(former aide to Walter Mondale), Jamie Gorelick (deputy Attorney General under Clinton) and others virtually raped Fannie Mae as they destroyed it. Raines walked away with $90 million for five years of work as CEO; Johnson scammed $21 million for his seven years as CEO, and Ms Gorelick walked away with $26 million for her five years heading up Fannie Mae. These sums are real fortunes and no one has even asked for any of that taxpayer money back; one can only wonder why not. J.B.)

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Thank-you to the Journals Associate Editor Bob Hazard for taking on, and successfully completing, a treatise on the 101 widening (Highway To Heaven? MJ # 18/19). It was a masterful piece of writing and a community gift. Thank you, Bob, for tackling such a harrowing endeavor; your article is a keeper! You did our homework for us, and by doing so you demonstrated a true commitment and concern for our community. In what must have been a mindwrenching chore, Bob distilled the 650-page Draft Environmental Impact Report, into a manageable overview. Even better, he narrowed down the issues of importance and left us with a handy a 10-point plan of action. Bob made the job of wrangling this

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101 monster easier, but Montecito citizens still have work to do. Anyone who cares about the future of this community needs to weigh in with Caltrans. After months of study, I join Bob in supporting F-Modified as the best solution for the Cabrillo interchange. My final analysis comes down to one point: F-Modified best removes traffic off an already congested Coast Village Road. If you want more reasoning about F-Modified, visit: http://saveourvillage.iconosites. com. I hope, after some study of your own, you will join many of your neighbors as an F-Modified Supporter! Whatever option-alternativeplan you favor, its time to weigh in, because this the stage when your opinion actually counts. Contact Caltrans today at South.Coast.101. HOV@dot.ca.gov or Matt Fowler, Senior Planner, Caltrans District 5, 50 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401 JAmy Brown Montecito

HOV Lanes Useless

Instead of concerning ourselves about the design of the HOV lane, the real concern should be the lanes purpose. How many of you reading

this will actually use a so-called carpool lane? The fact is this feel-good, politically correct concept from the 1970s is an abysmal failure. To begin with, HOV has nothing to do with carpooling. The right to drive on these lanes is only determined by how many passengers are in the vehicle. To drive in an HOV lane, no proof is necessary that a car has actually been left at home and its passengers have pooled together in another car. The disconnect between HOV and car sharing is even more glaringly obvious because in counting car passengers, included are children, nonlicensed individuals and non car owners. Obviously none of these people gave up a car to carpool. In fact, for most people the decision of sharing a vehicle is not decided by the availability of a carpool lane. Whether its associates going to a business meeting, a couple going shopping or a mom taking her kids to school, for them its just a happy coincidence that allows their HOV cars to whiz along these deserted, multi-million dollar lanes. In spite of this egregiously written legislation, the HOV lanes remain relatively empty while in the adjacent lanes, in bumper-to-bumper traffic, youll find the other 90% of drivers, whose taxes paid for this senseless idea. Barney Weinman Santa Barbara

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I am an ardent constitutionalist and believe that its destruction will be the end of America. Having helped the Republican Party retrieve a majority in the House in 2010, we conservative citizens breathed a sigh of relief because we had loosened the Democratic stranglehold in the Congress. Our incoming freshman campaigned on a platform of righting wrongs and supporting constitutional precepts. In 2012, many of us hope to complete the picture. Consider if you will, that Republicans become the Congressional majority and elect a Republican president in 2012. All will be well and we can begin the work of rectifying the wrongs that have been inflicted upon us. Right? Wrong. America is rapidly being transformed by sheer weight of numbers. California is the exemplar for the future of the country. WASP (White Anglo-Saxon Protestant) California ceased to exist in the early 1990s. Many of us still regard Iowa as a shining example of rural America. It isnt. Its changing rapidly. Farming The Voice of the Village

is a weak segment of its gross product. Its political base is no longer cast in concrete. Is America doomed? Not necessarily. It can still be saved, but it is going to take a strong stomach and much sacrifice. Ask yourself this question: What do you expect after the 2012 election? The immediate closure of our borders and a return to our legal immigration policies? The ruthless downsizing of government to conform to the Constitution (the elimination of all illegitimately created departments and bureaucracies)? The stripping of governments selfcreated illegal powers and perks? A thorough examination of entitlement programs? Term limits? Strict laws and regulations to control lobbying? A flat tax system? Criminal proceedings against all who have defied their oath of office? Criminal proceedings against all who have deliberately broken the law? In-depth revision and control of all elected officials powers? Repeal of all executive orders and anti-populace laws and mandates? A balanced budget? A curtailment of the nefarious practices of unions? A complete overhaul of education? A ban on all ethnic and racial prefixes to describe an American? That no one will be allowed to vote without proof of citizenship? So what are your conclusions about post 2012 America if all goes well with the election? Any of the above? Im an octogenarian, and it occurred to me rather forcefully since January 2008 that no promise made by a political candidate or elected official in my lifetime in support of the legitimate population has ever been kept. Government has continued to expand; regulations have become more onerous and personal; taxes always increase; services always decrease; sloth and ineptitude pervade our society and our government; the quality of education has declined and become politically infiltrated; the infrastructure is in decay; costs for everything have risen except for our toys (ever wonder why?); bureaucracies defy the will of the people, and on and on and on The governments product is growth, not services. Services are the excuse for needing more government. Bigger government means more employees, thus more votes for even bigger government. This is our last chance to survive. If you disagree with me, please tell me why. Harry Wilmott Goleta MJ 24 31 May 2012

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by Jim Alexander

The Suitcases, They Are A-Changin


Mr. Alexander co-wrote, along with Jack Kerouac, the best-selling sequel, On The Road With Chuck, Jim, and Zamboni

here was a time when I could pack for a week-long vacation in about three minutes a couple pairs of pants, a few shirts, a toothbrush, underwear optional, but like I say every time I channel surf on TV and land on RuPauls Drag Race, Holy Adams Apple, the times they are a-changin. I recently went on a five-day writers retreat to Avila Beach and it took me six days to pack. To ensure I wouldnt forget anything, I made a list: ginkgo biloba check, 3 pairs of pants check, 5 shirts check, 5 pair of socks check, 5 pair of underwear (no longer optional) check, chocolate chip cookies check, dental floss check (I had to put that in because my dentist, Dr. Kopelow, reads this column), medical marijuana check, medical Heineken check, medical tequila check. When I threw three disposable razors in my bag I realized I might be overpacking. Back in 1971, my best friend, Chuck, and I went on a two-month cross-country trip in a $50 Ford Falcon and we didnt pack one razor between us. Wed both decided to grow beards. It was during our Ill never be this free

Jim Patches Alexander circa 1971: full of hope and desperately needing a change of clothes

again era, between graduating high school and starting college. And when I say starting college, I mean avoiding the draft. Somewhere in Texas I noticed that Chuck had the beginnings of an impressive beard, but after ten days my kisser still looked like itd been licked clean by a Rottweiler named Zamboni. Instead of shaving every day, I could have, and probably should have, been slathering Desitin on my baby face. By the time we reached Florida three weeks later I looked like a handful of used cotton balls had been glued on my puss. Still, because I was young, full of hope, and dumber than a bag of bagels, I thought my beard had potential. But when we stopped at a hamburger joint in Tampa and the old man taking my order asked, What can I get for you Patches? I knew I was never going to

make it as a Cuban revolutionary, nor a member of ZZ Top. I remember what I packed for that ten-week trip, and when I say packed, I mean stuffed into a trash bag. I brought two pairs of Levis, four T-shirts, underwear, and a toothbrush. Id like to tell you this was because I wanted to travel light, but the truth is that was pretty much my entire wardrobe. I think I left behind my funeral attire a pair of wingtip shoes and a black Boones Farm t-shirt. Even as an adult, Im still not a slave to fashion, but back in my salad days and when I say salad days I mean the days when I wouldnt eat a salad unless it contained hunks of beef and the lettuce was fried I was to fashion what Gloria Steinem is to burqas. When we hit the Gulf of Mexico on that long-ago trip, I wanted to go

swimming, so I sacrificed one pair of Levis and turned them into cutoffs. In the 60s and early 70s, guys never wore shorts not ones with an actual hem anyway. It just wasnt cool. If you dont believe me, look at old photos. In the whole Haight-Ashbury heyday you never saw hippies wearing shorts never. The 1968 Democratic convention took place in Chicago in the heat of August and not one protester wore shorts. A half-million people attended the Woodstock Festival in the summer of 69 and though one or two people decided to forego clothes entirely, and when I say one or two, I mean a crapload, but not one attendee wore shorts. Looking back I think thats probably a good thing. I wouldnt want the lasting image of Woodstock to be Jimi Hendrix on stage wearing plaid Bermuda shorts. If Jimi Hendrix were alive today, hed undoubtedly be wearing cargo shorts and Hawaiian shirts like the rest of us. If he were going away for a few days to Avila Beach on a song-writing retreat, he too would probably pack like he was being exiled to Patmos. Hed also be packing nose hair clippers, orthopedic wrap, Bengay, Tucks, Aleve, his favorite pillow, three pair of reading glasses, and hopefully some Afro-Sheen, because even though the times are definitely a-changin, Id like to think some things never do. MJ

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two ancient hickory clubs hanging on his office wall and thought hed try them out, breaking one in the process. I was told you have to use low compression balls, given the original golf balls, called featheries, were filled with goose feathers in hand sewn leather, which would now cost more than golf equipment to make. High compression balls go further, but, as I found out, break old hickory shafts. Fortunately, low compression balls are still manufactured. They worked well, felt good and sounded good, says Barry. It is a soft, satisfying sound. I was terrible at first. They are heavier and movement is slower, but the ball goes straighter. I just got better and better at it. To keep up his old equipment collection he started checking out garage sales, thrift stores and Craigslist, but then discovered e-Bay. It was the Mother Lode! he laughs, having bought dozens of clubs from the site over the past decade for anything from $10 to $100. I generally carry between six to eleven clubs with me, depending on the course and the competition, after refurbishing them and putting on new grips. I give them away as quickly as I make them because I want others to play with the older equipment. Many of my friends are afraid of

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hickory shafts. They say, I cant play with the best equipment, why should these make me any better? Barry says old equipment adds a certain romance to the game, which started in Scotland in the Middle Ages. Every club has a makers cleek mark, as well as the owners. Ive studied the history of the marks over the years and identified one from Nairobi, Kenya, that was implicated in a famous murder in the colonial crowd, known as the Happy Valley Club, a hundred years ago. It is a potpourri of history. But playing with older equipment has certainly improved Barrys game. I play slower and my swing has definitely improved, although when Im traveling I use new equipment because of the practicality of it. He also likes to try out different courses, but says he is a regular at Sandpiper and La Purisima in Lompoc. Barry, a longtime advocate for mentally challenged individuals he based Hoffmans character in Rain Man on a person who lived in Santa Barbara , is now busy working on his next project, which he describes as a golf movie. Surprise, surprise... Another Appearance for Adolfo Argentinian polo ace Adolfo Cambiaso will be back in the saddle at the Santa Barbara Polo Club this summer, his third consecutive high goal

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season at the impeccably manicured Carpinteria facility, I can exclusively reveal. Adolfo, 37, universally considered the worlds number one player, was a huge success when he made his first visit here in 2010, playing for Texan tycoon John Muses Lucchese team, which carried off the coveted 101-yearold Bombardier Pacific Coast Open trophy without losing a single match. John wants a three-peat really badly and Adolfo is clearly key to that, says my mole with the martini. Winning the first time was a dream come true, but getting the Triple Crown would be quite incredible and obviously be the highlight of the clubs one hundred and first season, like

Prince Williams visit was last year for the centennial. I got to know Adolfo, dubbed the Pele of polo, quite well when John, a Dallas-based entrepreneur, hired my dulcet tones to narrate a DVD chronicling the championship season with his team, including local player Jason Crowder and Hobe Sound, Florida, pro Andres Weisz. Adolfo, who is married to one of South Americas top models, Maria Vasquez, and was the youngest player ever to be awarded the top-10 goal status at the age of 19, rarely plays the same tournament twice, let alone three times, so getting him back for the toprated 20-goal series is quite a coup, not only for John, but also the club. Its going to be top notch polo at its very, very best! gushes new club manager, Bob Puetz. Adolfo will dominate the fields as he and his team mates defend their two-time title. Many people say hes the best to ever play the game. When you compare him to the other ten goal players, he should be rated thirteen goals! Thats how good the guy is. He is to polo what Michael Jordan was to basketball. Its going to be awesome to see how the other pros strategize to neutralize him, which is the only chance

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Colorado before coming to the Montecito Fire Protection District in 1983. He has been chief of MFPD for the last five years. In the last few years, Chief Wallace has made several notable accomplishments for the District, including helping acquire land for and designing Fire Station 3, working with homeowners on Hyde Road and Banana Road to rebuild after the Tea Fire, and helping to restore the Santa Maria Tanker Base to full seasonal service status. I spent hundreds of hours working on the tanker base project. Its opening is crucial in fighting wildfires

in Montecito, he said. Chief Wallaces successor, Battalion Chief Stephen Chip Hickman, is looking forward to taking the reins June 1. I know it will be a big adjustment, but Im ready, Hickman told us. He began his career at MFPD in 1990 as a Paramedic Firefighter. Since that time he has managed facilities, hired new personnel, and acted as Incident Commander on several fires. He says he anticipates a more pressure-filled life, learning to navigate Montecito politics, MFPDs budget, and overseeing three stations. I feel obligated to keep my finger on the pulse of the District at all times, Chief Hickman said. Chief Wallace, however, is looking forward to a respite from the responsibility. For the last five years, I havent known where my personal life ends and where my professional life begins, he said. After a barbeque at Manning Park in his honor, Chief Wallace will leave with his wife, Maureen, on a six-week road trip in their Airstream trailer. Wallace plans on traversing the southwest, and decompressing from his responsibilities and his cell phone he says. I know Chip can handle it without access to me, Chief Wallace said. Next year, Chief Wallace will take

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wine list. Steeber will serve cocktails made with fruit purees and juices, juiced to order; he plans on frequenting the Montecito farmers market to find the freshest produce. Hours of operation have yet to be determined. DeMatteo, who owns Garden Market on Santa Claus Lane, says she plans on being involved with the remodel. The new owner wants to restore the character, and I hope that happens, she said. We also hope to take advantage of the outdoor patio year-round, Steeber added, saying they plan on covering the patio. DeMatteo says she will focus on her other eatery, adding events and live music to the repertoire at Garden Market. But she will miss the customers and staff at Peabodys, she says. It was such a personal place for me. We had quite the crew. On Peabodys last night, regular customers came out to bid farewell to friends and employees. We received a long letter from longtime customer Barbara Garner, who shared these sentiments: While change can be good, and new booths, paint, kitchen and bathroom re-do are needed, we will dearly 24 31 May 2012

miss the life events, sports moments, natural disasters, love affairs, divorces, dogs, and sports fans who made Peabodys a home away from home for many years. We can only hope that the spruced up Peabodys will be as warm and welcoming a spot as the familiar hotspot. Thank you Ruthie, Daniel, and the entire amazing crew for wonderful service, generous pours, positive attitudes, and now, perseverance. Perhaps the new owners will bring back some of the staff when the doors re-open. Montecito hasnt known a friendlier neighborhood haven.

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Next week, Montecito Fire Chief Kevin Wallace will retire, after giving 30 years of service to the District. Im excited right now but I expect for the sadness to kick in, Chief Wallace told us during an interview last week. Chief Wallace began his career in the fire service in 1981, when he served one season as a Santa Barbara County Hot Shot. He was then hired as an engineer with the Western Hills Fire Protection District in Greeley,
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of Wealth, written by 19th century steel magnate, Andrew Carnegie, who inspired 81-year-old Buffetts own giving, along with that of Gates. A glittering list of power players, indeed... DeGeneres New Digs Having just offloaded one of the most expensive properties in Beverly Hills, former Montecito resident Ellen DeGeneres has opted to downsize her living arrangements. Following the sale of her $49 million, 9,200-sq-ft three-acre property to American Idol host, Ryan Seacrest, the Emmy-winning TV talk show host has purchased a smaller property. The tony twosome, who tied the knot four years ago, have now bought a more modest mansion valued at $18 million.

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It was the second meeting for the group, which also included Elon Musk, a founder of PayPal and Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay both in their 40s after last years debut in Tucson, Arizona, held under the auspices of Giving Pledge, launched by Microsofts Gates and Berkshire Hathaways Buffett in June 2010, to encourage Americas billionaires to make a public promise to give away at least half of their considerable wealth. So far eighty-one people have signed the pledge, a total that has, says The Economist, surprised the two principals, given all the reasons that might have been found not to do so. The signatories range in age from 28 to 96, with one of the youngest, Mark Zuckerberg, 28, a no-show, as he was busy touting the initial public offering of Facebook, the firm he co-founded, which valued it at $104 billion, as well as, just 24 hours later, tying the knot with his longtime girlfriend, Priscilla Chen, in Palo Alto. Each pledge signatory is required to explain why they signed, with Buffett describing the letters, many of which are inspiring examples of the American dream 81 Gospels of Wealth a reference to the essay, The Gospel

The single-story mid-century contemporary home lies on 8,500-sq-ft in the exclusive Trousdale Estates section of Beverly Hills. Ellen sold her George Washington Smith Mediterranean-style home on four acres in our rarefied enclave to Google tycoon, Eric Schmidt, in 2008 for $20 million, giving her a healthy $5 million profit after just one year of ownership... Flower Empower Given most of the on-air broadcasting staff of KEYT-TV, the local ABC affiliate, were at the Dream Foundations second Flower Empower lunch, the studio on TV Hill must have been decidedly empty. The colorful sun-soaked event at the Montecito estate of Roger and Robin Himovitz attracted 150 guests and raised $15,000 for the 18-year-old cause, which delivers 100 bouquets a week to hospices, cancer centers, hospitals and nursing homes. It used to be just forty, says Valerie Banks, manager of the project. Weve come along in leaps and bounds. Its amazing what flowers can do for people. They are gestures of kindness, acknowledging people in the community feeling grief and hardship. It is rewarding at both ends. Blooms, which are accompanied 24 31 May 2012

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Retiring Montecito Chief Kevin Wallace with his successor, Chief Chip Hickman

Members of volunteer SBC Search and Rescue and personnel from the SBSO Air Support Unit (photo courtesy Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue)

part in the Pacific Crest Trail hike, a 2,650-mile hike from Mexico to Canada, which will take him five months to complete. Mrs. Wallace, an audiologist, will join him at specific destinations, and will help resupply his pack along the way. After the achievement, the Wallaces plan on staying in their Santa Barbara home. The barbeque honoring and thanking Chief Wallace for his service will take place on Saturday, June 9, from 12 pm to 4 pm, at Lower Manning Park. Firefighters will cook up tri-tip and chicken and serve salad, beans and garlic bread. Cost is $15. To RSVP, contact Geri Ventura at 969-2537.

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According to a Caltrans spokesperson, the agency has finished sidewalk ramp work at the corner of East Valley and San Ysidro Roads. PIO Susana Cruz tells us fourteen locations throughout Santa Barbara County were upgraded with American Disability Act (ADA) compliant ramps. The reason there were several attempts at the Montecito location is that the area is very steep and there were drainage issues, Cruz said. The corner of the sidewalk has been torn up at least three times since January. Its hard to make the ramps look good, work effectively, and be compliant all at the same time, she told us. Caltrans plans to finish the entirety of the countywide project by next month.

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The Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue team (SBCSAR) was recently honored by the Montecito Rotary Club for its team members service and contributions to Montecito. During its five decades, SBCSAR, which was formed in 1962, have performed countless search and rescue operations in the mountains above the unincorporated area of Montecito. In a press release, Commander Samuel Gross of the Sheriffs Department said he is extremely proud of SBCSAR accomplishments and willingness to go above and beyond in their volunteer efforts for the community. All its members are outstanding individuals who exemplify dedication and commitment to the citizens of Montecito, and our community as a whole, on a truly selfless and giving basis. Commander Gross also highlighted the services of the team to Montecito during the Tea Fire in November of 2008. During that fire, team members organized and assisted the Sheriffs Department in evacuating thousands of residents from the fast moving fire and providing critical situational reports of the fires progress to command personnel from its teams out in the field. In addition, in the days following the initial fire, the team searched each burned home to make sure all occupants were accounted for. SBCSAR is trained to use specialized equipment to handle a variety of emergencies such as high-angle rock rescues, car-over-the-side accidents, downed aircraft, swift water rescues and other wilderness medical emergencies. The team is also highly proficient in search operations for overdue hikers, mountain bikers, missing children or lost hunters. As a member of the Mountain Rescue Association, the team also responds to support search and rescue efforts throughout California and the United States. The Montecito Rotary Club presented the Vocational Service/Public Safety Award during its meeting last Tuesday, May 15.

After a four-month personnel search, Patrick Posey, an accomplished saxophonist who has held a succession of music administration positions at the Juilliard School in New York City, has been named vice president of artistic planning and educational programs at the Music Academy of the West. His appointment will be effective September 17, though he will be on hand for a portion of the Music Academys upcoming 65th anniversary Summer School and Festival, according to MAWs Tim Dougherty. Posey currently serves as director of orchestral activities and planning at Juilliard, a position he has held since August 2007. He previously held the titles of orchestra manager, orchestra personnel manager, and assistant orchestra librarian at Juilliard. In his current role, Mr. Posey has worked with celebrated conductors such as Alan Gilbert, James Levine, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Leonard Slatkin, and Michael Tilson Thomas, in addition to composer John Adams. He was selected for his new post from among more than 70 international applicants. Mr. Poseys responsibilities at the Music Academy will include overseeing the planning and production of all musical programs for the annual Summer School and Festival, including selection of repertoire, formation of ensembles,

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and recruitment-engagement of faculty, guest artists, and conductors. He will also handle developing and managing year-round artistic initiatives and activities, including off-campus presentations and collaborations. The Music Academy of the Wests 65th anniversary Summer School and Festival will begin June 18. Over the course of this years eight-week season, the Academy will present over 200 events, including a production of Igor Stravinskys opera The Rakes Progress, as well as performances by acclaimed soprano Kiri Te Kanawa and violinist extraordinaire Gil Shaham. Additional highlights will include performances by the Mir Quartet, pianist Ingrid Fliter, and percussionist Colin Currie, as well as conducting turns by James Gaffigan, Alexander Lazarev, Nicholas McGegan, Andrew Grams, Yan Pascal Tortelier, and Larry Rachleff. For more information, visit www. musicacademy.org. MJ

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t was a dark day for theater in Santa Barbara when Bob Potter passed away in 2010. Potter founded Dramatic Women in 1993 to explore and promote the participation of women in all areas of theater, and the company had produced 15 works at the Center Stage Theater where Potter was also a founding board member in the next 17 years. Now, less two years since Potters death, Dramatic Women is back with an evening of short plays entitled 3, including works by Ellen Anderson Potters widow and DWs artistic director plus 5th generation Santa Barbara native Rod Lathim, and former UCSB Theater & Dance department member Catherine Cole, all of whom have worked together in various projects in the past. The works are not linked by theme or approach other than each grew out of some aspect of personal life. Most poignantly, Andersons Wabi Sabi Underground was sparked by Potters passing. Ive never been much on writing plays based on my own life, but widowhood altered the way I look at the world, she said in a press release. Although this play is not directly autobiographical, it is wildly different from my seventeen previous plays. Its dark, reclusive, and introspective. The challenges of widowhood changed who I am as a writer. Local actors Allison Batty, Stephanie Farnum, Natasha Nicole Kaye and Allan Stewart-Oaten perform Underground. Cole, who now teaches at Berkeley, is keeping the subject matter of her onewoman entry, Always. Together, a surprise, but allowed in the press release that it is a short tale about a big story, a creative answer to the well-worn question, What happened to you? Lathims piece also addresses death, as Unfinished Business is based on the journal he kept the day before his mother died, and focuses on the spirit entities that appeared to help his mother in her transition. I actually took notes, sitting in her bedroom at her bedside just before she died, Lathim recalled in a recent interview. There were so many people coming into the room I thought I might forget things if I didnt write them down. There were family members, friends of my moms who had passed, relatives, grandparents, my dog, neighbors they were all there with me in the room. I had conversations with them. And I literally wrote them down verbatim. Some of those

just flowed out of me like water from a pitcher. They say Write was you know. I actually lived this. Performances of 3 at Center Stage Theater take place 8pm ThursdaySaturday, plus 2pm Sunday. Admission is $20 general, $15 students & seniors. Call 963-0408 or visit www.centerstagetheater.org.

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Catherine Cole is keeping the plot of her short play Always. Together a secret until show time at Center Stage Theater, starting May 24

Rod Lathim, author of Unfinished Business, one of the short plays included in Dramatic Womens 3 at the Lobero

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

Two well-traveled singer-songwriters that have each appeared at smaller Santa Barbara area venues are returning to town to perform at the much larger Lobero Theatre in the space of two days this week. But how they got there are rather divergent tales. Austin, Texas native Danny Schmidt grew up in Texas but left town for more than a decade including nearly five years living on a commune in Virginia before settling back in the music Mecca just a few years ago. His last appearance in the area was at the Tales from the Tavern series up in Santa Ynez; now hes opening for The Revelations featuring Tre Williams in a Sings Like Hell slot on Saturday. He discussed his new album Man of Many Moons and the roads to making it over the phone from a tour stop in the East Coast late last week. Q. Your latest record is all stripped down and acoustic. Isnt that backwards? Dont singer-songwriters normally start out all folkie and get more produced as they go along? A. Yeah, a little bit, and I did follow that trajectory for a while. But its just the theme of the songs that had been collected. They were about coming to terms with commitment and intimacy, and they sounded like it too, so it seemed right to go in that way for the production. You called it Man of Many Moons was that so youd fit right in in California, where Jerry Brown, once known as Governor Moonbeam, is back in office? (Laughs) Its a double reference to many moons referring to aging, having more experience, seeing more of the world, but also in the phases of the moon. The song that line came from talks about that you see the moon differently every time you look up in the sky as well as dealing with moodiness over time and having to make commitment even when what youre committing to looks different every time. But then you realize theres an equanimity to the cycle both for the moon and in life. You show some vulnerability on this record. How hard is it to write like an open book, or are you making this stuff up?

conversations show up in the play. Writing the play not only helped Lathim come to terms with his mothers death, it also felt like a duty to share the experience a subject most people avoid even if theyve encountered similar tales, he said. You never hear people talk about it. I havent seen any plays about it. There arent too many books and movies. Its a topic in Western culture that we dont talk about nearly as much as we should. We have no way to process death. But so many people I know have had amazing experiences regardless of their religious background Hindu, Jewish, Christian or whatever theyre afraid to talk about them because people will wonder what they were smoking. But for me, I was very lucid and it was very real. Lathim said he found the experience by his mothers bedside to be peaceful and soothing, unlike the terror with which most of us face the death of a loved one. Its a confirmation that were not alone when we come into the world and leave the world its the most unifying element of our existence, he said. So we can all relate to the subject matter and maybe find a more healthy way to deal with the process of moving on, whether you think youre going to dust and ashes or on to another plane of life. For his part, Lathim has no doubts

Dramatic Womens artistic director Ellen Anderson has written Wabi Sabi Underground for 3, featuring three short plays by Santa Barbara playwrights

about the inter-connectedness of the universe and the continuation of life energy. That was one of the motivations to write the play. People might feel very alone in the process, even if others are there. Its a singular experience. But I strongly believe the minute the switch goes off you realize that youre not alone at all. Youre surrounded by a multitude of entities who are there for you. At least thats what Ive seen with my own eyes. So I dont fear that process at all because theres all kinds of built-in support surrounding you. And our souls spirit energy, I dont think that stops. Indeed, despite the difficult subject matter, Lathim said creating Unfinished Business which features well-known local actors Ryan Baumann, Ann Dusenberry, Marion Freitag, Solomon Ndungu, Julie Anne Ruggieri and Katie Thatcher was the best writing experience of his life. Ive been working in theater since I was twenty, but this experience is so personal and real to me that it

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he joys of settling in with a thick, textured layer cake of a novel such as Hillary Mantells 2009 historical extravaganza, Wolf Hall, are equally matched by the discovery of Julian Barness most recent venture, the 163-page wonder, The Sense of an Ending. All Barnes work, including a recent short story collection I found wanting, takes you places youd not expected to be delivered, stranding you, subjecting you to surprising disturbances and delights, then sending some quirky rescue vehicle to see you back to safety. The number of pages in a novel, at the hands of such an accomplished

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sions. No, I mean ordinary, everyday time, which clocks and watches assure us passes regularly This novel, short in pages, is long in time, particularly in event, where it is thick with nuance, clue, and implication, in particular Websters understanding of what he does not, at first, understand. It is also long in the suspense of what will be revealed next, and the tension of which stream of events will trigger the next revelation. The opening paragraphs, by which Tony Webster introduces himself to us, do what a novel of any length must do if it is to hold our interest, word for word; it captures us. Thus captured, we are off on a wild ride, as if trapped in a taxi driven by a steroidal driver, rushing us from an airport of arrival to a somewhat less hectic destination. As we fumble for a tip, relieved to be outside and safe at last, the driver, part Tony Webster, part Julian Barnes, tells us, There is accumulation. There is responsibility. And beyond these, there is unrest. There is great unrest. Webster is not, as he is quick to tell us, interested in his school days, nor does he feel nostalgia for them, but school is where it all began, so I need

to return briefly to a few incidents that have grown into anecdotes In brief detail, we experience Websters friendship with two, then three other boys, an interesting and worthwhile parallel comparison to Tobias Wolffs American-based coming of age, The Old School. In its way, The Sense of an Ending is coming of age, but of a different age entirely. The friendship moves to the background at graduation, when the young men move on to different universities, Webster acquires a girlfriend, Veronica, then goes off on a significant, meaningful venture with her. All the while, with not the slightest hint of authorial intrusion, Barnes is very much the old crone witch, luring us as Hansel and Gretel were lured, with crumbs of tempting glimpses of class differences, betrayals, moral choices accepted and rejected, of relationships and their darker corners. Not until the entire novel has been read, assimilated, then savored at leisure, will the reader see the expertise of carpentry that has gone into its construction. Entropythe group of friends, falling apart. A tragic death its consequences. A fateful discovery about a letter, written in bitter resentment. A bequest from an unexpected source of 500 pounds and a diary. Steam rising from a wet sink as a hot frying pan is laughingly tossed into it. Again a worthwhile comparison: The Sense of an Ending and Ford Maddox Fords 1915 classic, The Good Soldier. Although this novel may be read as quintessential in its Englishness indeed, it won that most quintessential of UK prizes, the Man Booker Award for 2011 it is as apt for the American audience today as such American icons as Salingers The Catcher in the Rye and Hellers Catch-22. This novel represents an author with a wide spectrum of narrative tools, blending their effects so that the result is a satisfying story, provocative and entertaining, resonant in its fearful symmetry. MJ

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Wojciechoski Founders Award. Parent Rochelle Johnson told the audience how much PAL meant to her child who has been participating for four years. Some of the activities are: the Campership Alliance, Cops and Kids Camp, Youth Leadership Council, Twelve35 Teen Center, Explorer Post and Young Women Empowerment Program. Some of the folks enjoying the food from caterer New West, bidding on the silent and live auction and supporting PAL were: Dennis and Joanie Franz, Lee Luria, Richard and Marguerite Berti, Dr. Donald and Linda Fareed, Chad and Ginni Dreier, William and Kristin Loomis, Ralph and Melissa Iannelli, Andy and Dolly Granatelli, Molly Dolle and Nina Terzian. MJ

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Alexander Fell as the Artful Dodger front and center leading an ensemble in Janet Adderleys Oliver! at the Lobero (Photo by J. Buckley)

executive director of the series, says: We thought Richard, given his subject matter, would like to get back to nature rather than sitting in some stuffy restaurant. The museum backyard is a wonderful setting! DirectRelief Soire Real estate executive Greg and Elisabeth Fowler opened the doors of their Montecito manse to host a bash for DirectRelief Women, with a talk from Hillary Mabeya, a Kenyan-based surgeon who specializes in childbirth related services. The doctor, who was visiting California with his wife, Carolyn, told the 120 guests at the party, co-chaired by Kristin McWilliams and Kelly Walker, that nearly all childbirth-related deaths ninety nine percent occur in developing countries where access to health services is limited or, in many situations, not available. The Santa Barbara-based charity is working to ensure 150,000 clean, safe births over the next five years, with the fundraiser helping raise in excess of $100,000.

orchestra, the Vintage Playboys from Austin, Texas. With set designs from Elisha Schafer, lighting by Theodore Michael Dolas and costumes by Janet, this wonderful production had us all asking for more!... Coral Casino Royal The tony Coral Casino was rocking to its foundations when the Pacific Pride Foundation hosted its first Royal Ball, which raised a record $100,000 for the local charity. The colorful and unapologetically camp production for more than 450 guests, from Montecito event wizard Merryl Brown and Los Angeles party supremo David Merrell, was one of the most entertaining and creative bashes in many a year. It would have made legendary Italian director, Federico Fellinis films, known for their fantasy and baroque images, look positively mundane, with stilt walkers dressed like Marie Antoinette with ornate Versailles-style gowns and gigantic wigs, and a drag queen, dubbed Sparkle, dressed in her own round table, presumably looking for a good knight. The pulsating pulchritudinous party, with honorary co-chairs Iron Chef Cat Cora, and actors Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, was lavishly decorated, with the royal boxes positively overwhelmed in silks, satins and showiness, with philanthropist Leslie Ridley-Trees eye catching SR Hogue-designed enclosure swamped in royal purple, with ostrich feather topped finials, four chandeliers and even a personal butler. Just a tiaras toss away on the oceanside terrace, website entrepreneur Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin held court in an equally extravagant pink and white decorated box from Camilla Svensson Burns.
Karl Hutterer, Celesta Billeci, Richard Louv and Natalie Orfalea at the Museum of Natural History (Photo credit: Valeria Martinez de Andino)

It really is totally over the top and everyone is just loving it! chuckled Merryl. And everyone took note of the dress code Hot, Gorgeous and Regal! David Selberg, executive director of the foundation, which has an annual budget of $1.6 million, gushed: This is easily the biggest thing we have ever done. It is really quite incredible and I think will now become an annual staple. Among those enjoying the majestic magnificence, including flamenco dancer Timo Nunez and top L.A. deejay Derek Monteiro, were Leslie Zemeckis, Betty Stephens, Dwight and Tina Coffin, police chief Cam Sanchez, mayor Helene Schneider, assemblyman Das Williams, Christopher Pilafian, Alan Rose, Gina Tolleson, Kerrie Kilpatrick-Weinberg, Thomas Rollerson, Jill Shalhoub, Neil Koenigsberg, Jonathan Fox, Justine Roddick and Tina Schlieske. It was certainly a most memorable evening of regal enchantment... Louv Lectures Author Richard Louv, best known for his book Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, certainly got back to nature at an al fresco dinner thrown at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History before giving a lecture at the Granada, part of the popular UCSB Arts & Lectures series. The soire, hosted by Elisabeth Fowler, attracted a throng of nature lovers, including Natalie Orfalea who did the stage Q & A with the San Diego-based writer , museum executive director Karl Hutterer, Patty MacFarland, documentarian John Klein, Tony and Kyra Rogers, Mike and Nancy Martz, and museum trustee Tracy Kanowsky. Celesta Billeci, Miller McCune

York. The pregnant actress, who is scheduled to tie the knot with art consultant fianc Will Kopelman on June 2, hosted a glitzy engagement bash for 300 guests, including her Charlies Angels co-star Cameron Diaz, on a rooftop in Manhattans Hells Kitchen. Drag queen deejay, Lady Bunny, spun 80s music, while Drew showed guests her new wine label, with waiters pouring Barrymore 2011 Pinot Grigio to accompany the dinner, which included wild salmon, spicy shrimp, smoked ricotta-roasted tomato crostini and filet of beef on brioche. Stay tuned... Camerata Conclusion Camerata Pacifica wrapped its 22nd season at the Music Academy of the Wests Hahn Hall on a high note. The program had to be changed after violinist, Catherine Leonard, injured a finger, with Beethovens Variations in F Major with cellist Ani Aznavoorian and pianist Warren Jones kicking off the show, followed by Jones and flutist Adrian Spence performing Poulencs
Guests at the DirectRelief Womens bash, including (back row) hosts Greg and Elisabeth Fowler, CEO Thomas Tighe, and guest speaker Hillary Mabeya with his wife, Carolyn (Photo by Priscilla)

Guests at the event included Thomas Tighe, Nancy Koppelman, Diane Sidon, Ivana Firestone, Thomas Cusack, Karen Davidson, Sue Carmody, Alex Beauchamp, Sean and Betty Hatch, Mari Mitchell, Martha Smilgis, and Palmer and Susan Jackson... Hearts of Hospice Just 24 hours later it was the turn of real estate investor Kenneth Slaught and his artist wife, Elizabeth, to invite 45 guests to their Montecito aerie for a Hearts of Hospice event. Members of the group make contributions of $1,000 or more annually to support the work of Hospice of Santa Barbara. Hospice development director K.C. Murphy Thompson described the soire as a thank you party to launch the initiative, with invitees including Peter and Gerd Jordano, Ricardo Calderon, opera director Steven Sharpe and Mary Ellen Tiffany... Barrymores Bash With her wedding at her Montecito estate looming large, Drew Barrymore has already been celebrating in New

Flute Sonata and the world premiere of Jake Heggies Soliloquy. The dynamic duo were then joined by violist Richard Yongjae ONeill for Durufles Prelude, Recitatif et Variations. The concert wrapped with Faures Piano Quartet in C minor with Ara Gregorian on violin. A memorable and enjoyable season... Sightings: Actress Diane Lane shopping at the CALM antiques show at the Earl Warren Showgrounds... The New York Philharmonic, Americas oldest symphony orchestra, taking over the State Street eatery, opal, before performing at the Granada... Rob Lowe and Christopher Lloyd in the Lobero audience for the Santa Barbara Youth Ensemble show Oliver! Pip! Pip! for now Readers with tips, sightings and amusing items for Richards column should e-mail him at richardmineards@verizon.net or send invitations or other correspondence to the Journal MJ 24 31 May 2012

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he Anti-Defamation League hosted its first ever DiversiTea, and it was high fashion at the high tea. Gina Tolleson, editor of Santa Barbara Magazine, in a previous life was first runner up Miss USA and then the Miss World. With her glamourgirl hat on (or should I say chapeau), she put down her blue pencil and picked up the microphone to interview Ariel Foxman. He is managing editor of InStyle Magazine and permanent judge on Lifetimes Project Accessory (the first spinoff of Project Runway). The whole discourse was fascinating and enjoyed by the audience, including Morrie and Irma Jurkowitz, ADL Regional Director Cyndi Silverman, Julianna Friedman, Tom Dain, Nicole Levine, Amanda Lyons, Judi Weisbart, Allan Ghitterman, Corinna Gordon, and my favorite Natalie Myerson. What could top that? Why a runway fashion show. And then from fashion to finance meaning time for an auction. Joyce Dudley, our county District Attorney, served as a great auctioneer and promised a Get-Out-Of Jail Card to all the high bidders. Wait... I think I got that wrong. Top dollars went to goodies such as a trip to Mexico or a dinner for 20 in Madame Mollies private dining room. This was all in good fun and cochairs Cindy Lyons and Jana Young (with husbands Steve Lyons and Jeff Young) brought together a new and different twist for ADLs springtime event. The proceeds will fund the No Place for Hate program and the Miller Early Childhood Initiative in the TriCounties region.

DiversiTea Well drink to that!

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Co Chair Cyndy Lyons with guest speaker Ariel Foxman and Steve Lyons at the Anti-Defamation Leagues DiversiTea Ms Graffy is author of Society Ladys Guide on How to Santa Barbara, is a longtime Santa Barbara resident and a regular attendee at many society affairs and events; she can be reached at 687-6733

of the Bnai Brith temple in Santa Barbara (exactly 80 years ago) and had told me that she did the cooking for the grand opening celebration of that original temple on Garden Street. She recently got to meet her greatgreat grandchild Sean Lucian and pose with family for a five-generation photo, including her daughter Rulene Hochman, grandchildren Steven, Daniel, and Karen Hochman Brown, great-grandchildren Sean and Heather Brown and Five generations celebrate Viola Girshs 105 birthday (clockwise from Seans newborn son, left): Sean Brown, Rulene Hochman, Karen Hochman Brown, Heather Sean Lucian. MJ Speaking of grandmas, antiques and the ADL, happy 105th birthday to my former neighbor Viola Girsh! She is the last remaining founder
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California Penal Code Section 653o says that its illegal to import into California for commercial purposes or to possess with intent to sell or to sell within the state the dead body or any part or product of: polar bear, leopard, ocelot, tiger, cheetah, jaguar, sable antelope, wolf, zebra, whale, cobra, python, sea turtle, colobus monkey (who would want this?), kangaroo, vicuna (or a dead one of these?), sea otter, free-roaming feral horse (are they still free-roaming once they are dead?), dolphin or porpoise, Spanish lynx or elephant. To cut to the chase: If you have some family heirloom made of this material and you want to sell it, you cant. If grandma died and left you a valuable 200-year old antique ivory lamp ...fer24 31 May 2012

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giddabout it. The quaint zebra skin couch? Nope. Great aunts luxurious otter coat from Canada? Nada. California bureaucrats must have identified all this as a means to help balance the budget, because this state law has suddenly become strictly enforced. From local dealers and auctioneers to mom-and-pop swap-meet sellers, everyone is panicked and pulling merchandise as antique shops are now being raided more often than porn shops. The California Department of Fish and Game is vigorously enforcing this, and seizing wares worth thousands of dollars, fining the sellers thousands, and sticking them with court appearances. A big auction house near Santa Cruz was raided and $150,000 worth of ivory was stolen I mean seized by the agents, sending shockwaves through the antique dealing community. Even families trying to make ends meet at the flea market by selling off the stuff in grandmas attic are stunned to find a Fish and Game agent at their table suddenly flashing a badge, ticketing and taking their valuable trinkets. Violating any provision of this law is a misdemeanor and subject to a fine of $1,000 and up to six months in jail or both for each violation. And no, it does not matter how ancient your ivory vase is, or whether the tiger rug was presented to great granddad by Theodore Roosevelt. I have no idea what this means if you are selling an antique piano with ivory keys... but I imagine it would be the civilian equivalent of trying to decommission a nuclear power plant. Good luck.
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Seen at Diane Bosss home energy savings presentation are key Community Environmental Council donor Jules Zimmer with Santa Barbara Museum of Natural Historys Executive Director Karl Hutterer

Diane Boss (center) with CEC energy experts Megan Birney and Marin Kasa in Dianes newly energy efficient home theater Guests at the energy efficiency presentation included Fiona Stone with her parents James and Carole Bull visiting from East Sussex, UK

ebunking common labels attributed to both environmentalists and high profile residents is Montecitos Diane Boss. Her exemplary work at incorporating energy efficiency without limiting her luxury lifestyle, and her continued efforts to do so, are inspirational for people of all economic statuses. Diane explains, I am interested in our environment and am on the Board of the Community Environmental Council here in Santa Barbara. I figured if I am on the Board of an environmental organization, I better walk the talk, so I started doing research in 2006 regarding how my luxury home lifestyle in Montecito affects our environment and what I can do as a private citizen to change any negative impact. Dianes research and her participa-

tion on the CEC Board provided her with information to implement changes that reduced her energy consumption by 60% and her carbon footprint a few tons annually. Happy to share her research, and show her neighbors the changes she incorporated into her estate, Diane sponsored a luncheon on Thursday May 17, in collaboration with the Community Environmental Council. Invited guests included CEC donors Jules Zimmer and Rick and Aurora Grimm; Santa Barbara Museum of Natural Historys Executive Director Karl Hutterer; Fiona Stone with her parents James and Carole Bull visiting from East Sussex, UK; Adam Rhodes; Heidi Winston; Lissa Liggett and Kathi Brennan King, CEC Donor Relations Manager. CEC presenters were Megan Birney and Marina Kasa, both energy experts. Its inspir-

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ing to see Diane taking a lead in conserving energy use while maintaining her luxury lifestyle, said Megan, adding, Large estate home theaters, lawns, lighting outdoor gardens and pool heating create what we call a Phantom Load on the grid, as well as unnecessary expenses for the consumer. The changes Diane made on her estate are exemplary. Although it is harder to make energy changes on existing homes, Diane outlined what she did and is still researching to do in the future. Her home theater arena was on standby using 750 watts, now is shut down to 50 watts with an $1,800 per year and 2 tons of CO2 savings. She pointed out that 40% of greenhouse gases emitted in our area come from our buildings, large estates included. Admittedly she added that her estate is not what people think of when they think of The Voice of the Village

a green home, but she explains, We started with solar panels that we lease, hybrid cars, and then proceeded to cut back on water usage with energy efficient landscaping, using computer-based controls for our outdoor lighting and other similar areas, such as guest rooms not being used. She demonstrated Smart Strips and Kilowatt meters, which are for sale on the CEC website on Amazon.com. Diane concluded her presentation with a tour of her estate and fielded questions from the guests. Everyone came away with a new look at a familiar cause, and appeared interested to look into what they may do at their homes in Montecito, starting with a professional energy audit from a local contractor certified to conduct building performance assessments. For more information, visit www.cecsb. org/get-started. MJ 24 31 May 2012

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record 71 Westmont students on a dozen teams will spend at least four weeks this summer serving communities around the world, including Bolivia, China, Guatemala, Nepal, Uganda, Spain, Japan, Israel and Indonesia. The student-led, staffdirected Emmaus Road program is in its 14th year, sponsoring activities that serve to increase awareness of global concerns, broadening the worldview of students and promoting the value of diversity. This number of students surpasses the 51 who took part in international service projects in the summer of 1990. Whether its supporting medical efforts in Bolivia or using art as a medium to share their faith, its distinctly valuable for every student to see how their careers and passions integrate with their Christian faith, says Jeremy Fletcher, coordinator of student ministries and missions. They gain a broader, global perspective by living in a cross-cultural setting. In Cochabamba, Bolivia (June 10-July 10 and July 11-August 11), students will serve Hospitals of Hope, improving the healthcare of the underserved. They will also visit orphanages and homeless children and support local churches. Students will travel to Qingdao, China (June 25-July 25), and volunteer at the International Care Community and care for children with mental and physical disabilities. In a nation with restricted access, students will teach English and assist with an art and music rehabilitation program. In Guatemala City, Guatemala (June 10-August 2), students will work and live alongside local staff and missionaries at Casa Bernab, caring for 160 children rescued from abandonment, trafficking and other horrific situations. Volunteers will also serve in a school and vocational training center. For the second year, students will travel to Katmandu, Nepal (June 16-July 15 and July 16-August 15), volunteering at Transformations Nepal, which assists the underserved. Students will teach English, basic computer skills, sewing and gardening. Students in Lugazi, Uganda (July 16-Aug. 16), will serve at Faith Childrens Home and Gods House of Miracles helping vulnerable children and widows. Theyll also be involved in outreach projects in hospitals, prisons and schools, teach AIDS and HIV awareness and work to renovate Faith Childrens Home. 24 31 May 2012

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Along the Mediterranean coast of Spain (July 1-30), students will serve alongside the Edge Project Mission in Altea-Alicante, living out their faith in the area of the arts, culture and community. In Japan (May 10-June 9 and June 14-July 13), students will serve with Christian Relief, Assistance, Support and Hope (CRASH), a network supporting disaster relief work. CRASH Japan will equip and prepare the team to help local ministries in the event of a disaster similar to last years devastating earthquake and tsunami. Emmaus Road students in Jerusalem (June 17-August 1) will partner with Musalaha, promoting reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians as well as among different segments of Israeli and Palestinian societies. In Indonesia (June 20-July 21), students live and work with local families, serving the community in meaningful and helpful ways as directed by leaders. Emmaus Road is just one program that encourages Westmont students to take part in cross-cultural service to help them understand the impact of world events and cultures. Ruth Kerr, Westmonts principal founder, envisioned a school that would prepare students to live out their faith in a variety of careers worldwide. This year, Westmont celebrates its 75th anniversary and honors her legacy and vision. Each student must raise $3,200 for their trip. To help with this years service trips, please visit: www.west mont.edu/studentministries.

The 2012 David K. Winter Servant Leadership Award winners with Dr. Winter and Tim Wilson

Danielle Brant (Billings, Montana), Davis Darnall (Medford, Oregon) and Jenny Ann Martinez (Santa Barbara, California). Winners were chosen for demonstrating integrity, collaboration skills, a passion for service and empathy. They revealed a servants heart in their roles on or off campus, made a significant impact on an organization, group or activity, and earned the respect and trust of their peers. The student life office invites all

faculty, staff and students to nominate deserving candidates, who are then vetted by a selection committee, which included Tim Wilson, associate dean of students; Angela DAmour, director of campus life; Thomas Knecht, associate professor of political science; Jon Young, resident director; and Diana Small, student life assistant. David K. Winter, Westmont president emeritus, and his wife, Helene, attended the April 27 awards ceremony. MJ

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The End of Another Era

Please join Roesling, Nakamura and Terada Architects as they share the Facilities Master Plan assessments of the existing campus of the Montecito Union School.

On June 5th, 2012 at 6:00pm


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Dave Williams, Sue Hillway, Annelise Falk, Marilyn Bachman, Pam McLendon, Jane Warner, Liz Peterson, and Lynn Cummings announced their retirement from Montecito Union at the end of the school year

y two children attended Montecito Union beginning in September 1986 until and through June 1997. During that time all seven of this years retirees, along with teachers aide Annelise Falk, were the culture of MUS. They cooked in the fall barbecue alongside parents

and ate hot dogs and hamburgers on picnic blankets with the students and their parents. The teachers marched through the school grounds in costume along with the kids in the Halloween parades, and participated in every school project that came up, whether it was the science fair, a book sale,

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MUS teacher Carter Morgan heads up The Nombres, a country/rock band

pancake breakfast, spaghetti dinner, spring sing or a Christmas Holiday show they were there. They were always there. And of course, that is what made Montecito Union School so special, so sought after. With a combined 242 years of experience at Montecito Union, Dave Williams (39 years at MUS), Sue Hillway (28), Marilyn Bachman (26), Pam McLendon (40), Jane Warner (29), Liz Peterson (21), Lynn Cummings (24), and Annelise Falk (35), all have announced their retirement as of the end of the school year. For parents such as myself, it is bittersweet news. No doubt MUS will be the poorer for their absence, especially that of Pam, and Dave, and Marilyn, Jane, Liz, Lynn, Sue, and Annelise. Thats right; all of them. To honor the eight, a party was held at a private club in the West Beach area. Emceeing the event was MUS Superintendent Tammy Murphy, along with sidekicks, former MUS Principal Dr. Bronte Reynolds (who made it a point to know and remember the names of every one of the sometimes 500plus kids at the school), and former MUS Superintendent Dick Douglas. Backing up the trio was MUS teacher and drummer Carter Morgan and his band (Nathan Latta, Tom Modugno, Jim Kelly, and Dave Powdrell), The Nombres (theyll be playing publicly at El Capitan Canyon on June 9). Longtime Cold Spring School music teacher Pam Herzog has been named as McLendons replacement. Before joining the Cold Spring faculty nearly twenty years ago, Ms Herzog had been Pam McLendons assistant and protg at MUS. My plan, Pam McLendon reveals, is to have an extended vacation, watching movies in the daytime with Lynn (Cummings) and Marilyn (Bachman), going to Mammoth more often, go to concerts in the evenings and not have to get up in the morning. Im looking forward to that. 24 31 May 2012

She did promise, however, to duck in at MUS from time to time. Pam also says shed like to hone my music skills, to play Debussy or Bach more instead of Ghost of Tom. Ill also play the school song; Ill always play that, she joked. Ah, the Montecito Union School Song. Heres how that came to be, according to Dr. Bronte Reynolds. Kenny Loggins came to the graduation of one of the De Vorzons (songwriter Barry De Vorzon and his wife, Jelinda) children, and informed me that (his son) Crosby Loggins was going to be a student at Montecito Union. Kenny asked me at the end of the graduation ceremony if there was anything he could do for me. I said Yes, Kenny. I would like you to write us a school song. Eight months later, the school song was written. Kenny came up to our house with a little cassette featuring (former Doobie Brother) Michael McDonald on the keyboard. Kennys wife, Eva, wrote the lyrics. He played it. We liked it. And its been the school song ever since.

We are here to celebrate two hundred and fifty years of friendship, said Tammy Murphy when she took the microphone. She introduced each of the retiring teachers individually and both Dick Douglas and Bronte Reynolds had either touching or humorous usually both anecdotes about each retiree. Tammy connected national events with the arrival of each teacher, beginning with Pam McLendon in 1971. Rod Stewart just released Maggie May, and the median price of a new home was $5,600 Ms Murphy intoned, noting that Pam not only developed a music program, but had gone on to build a musical culture at MUS. Two years later, 1973, the Vietnam War was ending, Jimmy Connors (who now lives in Montecito) won the U.S. Open, we started watching The Partridge Family. In September we hired Dave Williams. He built MUSs technology department, and later founded the Math Super Bowl. Bronte, who came along in 1980, recalled that Williams began MUSs vaunted technology department

with the help of 32 Commodore PET computers. MUS teacher Cliff Ghersen, who is not retiring but is expected to soon, observed that through Pams musical program rotation, you could sort of count the years going by. There was The Wizard of Oz, Annie, Peter Pan, he laughed. But the plays were so great, he added, that they gave kids a chance to come out of themselves as nothing else can. Like (songwriter Jeff Barrys son) Clayton Barry, my daughter Olivia, and so many others. Another thing is that Pam remained constant. We would always sing about, you know, my good Old Dog Blue. Music was in her family. Her husband, Phil McLendon has been a music teacher (SBHS Madrigals and A Cappella choir) and an opera singer for many years. That continuity extended even further: Pam had the same color hair and hairstyle for all fortyone years, Cliff noted humorously. He concluded on a more serious note: Pam, he said, has been a wonderful institution. She has enriched the souls of the kids. MJ

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The Way It Was


Veronica Springs: The End of the Road
by Hattie Beresford

F.H. Kimball built an octagonal gazebo to house a fountain that spewed forth the medicinal waters circa 1913 (Photo courtesy of Santa Barbara Historical Museum)

Circa 1915, under F.H. Kimballs ownership, Veronica Springs continued to be a favorite tourist spot. The tanker wagon seen above is headed for the bottling plant on Montecito Street. (Photo courtesy of Santa Barbara Historical Museum)

anta Barbara is famous for three things, her mission, her climate and her Veronica water. The Mission heals the spirit, the climate heals the lungs, and Veronica water, which, if one is to believe the reams and reams of testimonials in possession of Captain F. H. Kimball, commander of the sixth division of naval militia and president of the Veronica Medicinal Springs Water company, will cure anything from pink eye to the proverbial epidemic of poor relations. Furthermore, according to the news article from 1918, The springs flow in a valley of great natural beauty enhanced by bushes of poinsettias, which flaunt their blooms along the hillsides dotted by tiny lemon trees propagated from cuttings from the old Mission Today, the site of the springs and the Veronica Springs Water Company is the subject of City Measure Y and is slated for development into a housing tract of 25 homes on the west side of Arroyo Burro (once San Roque) Creek along Las Positas (the Springs) Road.

Ms Beresford is a retired English and American history teacher of 30 years in the Santa Barbara School District. She is author of two Noticias, El Mirasol: From Swan to Albatross and Santa Barbara Grocers, for the Santa Barbara Historical Society.

The bottling plant stood at 625 East Montecito Street, conveniently close to the railroad (Photo courtesy of Santa Barbara Historical Museum)

Its a perfect time for a look back at The Way it Was in olden days in Santa Barbara.

Early Days

Humans first use of the Veronica Springs predates the arrival of the Spanish. Verifiable records regarding the springs during early days have not been found, but the story (either passed down over the years or the invention of a gifted promoter) says that when the padres came in 1786, they found a village of Chumash living near the springs. This group was exceptionally healthy and good-looking. A 1921 account of the Mission era

The warehouse and gazebo fountain are long gone, only the natural site remains today in this similar view (note the hill) of Veronica Springs.

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says, One day a white man was taken sick and all the learning and science of the old padres were of no avail. Touched by his suffering, Tsuigui [the beautiful daughter of the powerful chief Saliaputa] gave to him the white mans first drink from Veronica Springs and in a few days he went away well and strong. Other stories say Tsuigui kept the location of the springs secret but administered the waters to those in need and gave the waters to supplicants from tribes near and far. When Tsuigui became a neophyte, she was christened Veronica, after the woman who was moved by Jesus suffering as he carried the cross to Calvary. Saint Veronica had used her veil to wipe his face. She later used the veil to cure the Emperor Tiberius of illness and became the patron saint of laundry workers and photographers. After Tsuiguis christening, supposedly, the mineral springs were dubbed Veronica Springs and their location made known to the padres who bottled and made use of their waters. Scientific analysis of these alkalisaline springs in 1890 by Professor Eugene W. Hilgard of the University of California showed the composition to be remarkable. He wrote, [The water] contains nearly every chemical element of value to the human system. The waters were most notably an aperient (laxative) but had a host of other salubrious effects. They helped with inflammation, congestion and gout as well as disorders of the liver, indigestion, and female diseases. Used externally, they cured athletes foot, burns, cuts, sprains, and poi-

This 1913 ad shows Tsuigui revealing the springs to the Mission Padres

son oak. Taken internally they cured arthritis, constipation, high blood pressure and diseases of the kidneys and gall bladder. In short, whatever ailed you could be alleviated by a dose of Veronica Water. A Department of the Interior Bulletin published in 1915 reveals there were actually three saline springs in the Arroyo Burro Creek drainage. Bythinia Springs, commemorated by Bythinia Road in Hope Ranch, issued from a gully 1/2 mile northwest of Veronica Springs, and Santa Barbara Springs from a mesa 3/4 mile northeast. Pipes led from each to bottling plants below. There were two main Veronica springs but 12 others were tapped and pipes led to the collecting tanks in a warehouse.

The American Period

Thomas Storke, prominent civic leader and founder of the News-Press, remembers that in the days of his youth (the 1880s) Veronica Springs was one of Santa Barbaras favorite picnic spots. It was also on the tourist routes, and Tallyho wagons from the Arlington Hotel always stopped 24 31 May 2012

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After World War II, several attempts were made to revitalize the Veronica Mineral Springs business (Photo courtesy of Santa Barbara Historical Museum)

Though of poor quality, this view of Veronica Springs shows the warehouse and several pump houses on the hillside as well as a dwelling in the midst of the trees. Today, Las Positas Road follows the canyon between the two hills. (Photo courtesy of Santa Barbara Historical Museum)

to allow excursionists to sample the waters. In a 1987 article Barney Brantingham reported, They were warned not to quench their thirst too enthusiastically since there were no restroom facilities available between there and town and the waters worked fast. Attempts were apparently made in the 1870s and 1880s to commercialize the waters, but records remain foggy until 1892 when Henry Clifton exhibited a few cases of his Veronica Water at the Agricultural Pavilion during Floral Festival Week. Clifton was an early Santa Barbara pioneer who married into the Carrillo family in 1869 when he wed Luisa de Carrillo Dunn. He worked as a deputy sheriff in the 1870s and early 80s and later took up mercantile pursuits. It is possible that he started the Veronica water business as early as 1887. In 1893, the three sons of San Francisco entrepreneur Walter N. Hawley, whose impact on Santa Barbara in 1886-87 had been prodigious, joined Henry in the Veronica Springs Water Company. Henry eventually moved to Chicago where he became manager of a mineral company. He died there in 1898 and is buried in San Francisco. The Hawleys had a distribution office in San Francisco on Turk and later Market streets. According to an interview with Allan Hendry, whose family was neighbors of the Veronica enterprise, his father worked for the Hawleys and drove a wooden tanker wagon to the rail siding at Hope Ranch. From there the tanks were shipped to San Francisco to be bottled.

Frederick Horace Kimball promoted the Veronica Medicinal Springs Water Company into a best seller (Photo courtesy of Santa Barbara Historical Museum)

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Born in Indiana in 1864 and raised in San Francisco, Frederick Horace Kimball had embarked on a career in mineral water by 1908 when he became a distributor of Veronica Water in St. Louis. He incorporated under his own name in 1909 as F.H. Kimball Water Co. with a capital investment of $100,000 and a partner, J.H. Thomas. Wooden tanks of Veronica Water were shipped to St. Louis to be bottled and distributed to points East. In November 1911, 540 cases of Veronica Medicinal Springs Water were seized by the U.S. Department 24 31 May 2012

of Agriculture. They were found to contain, excremental material of animal origin, and other filthy, decomposed, and putrid animal substances. A judgment was rendered against Kimball in December 1912. By 1913, Kimball had purchased Veronica Springs and moved out of St. Louis, moving lock, stock, and barrel to Santa Barbara. There, he launched a campaign to make the salubrious waters world famous. Captain Kimball made significant improvements to the Veronica Springs site. He covered the main spring up the hill with a circular building and constructed an octagonal gazebo for a fountain house for visitors. A large barn stood on the site, and he built an attractive bottling plant at 625 Montecito Street near the rail yard. Not one to miss an opportunity to advertise, his tanker trucks were clearly labeled Veronica Water and Springs 4 Miles West of City. Kimball capitalized on Santa Barbaras reputation as a health resort and offered free trials of Veronica Water in exchange for testimonials. One client reported, used Veronica Water at a time when in need of a medicine for Constipation and to my great joy and pleasure it performed its work well. That same year the company was awarded a diploma for the Worlds Most Valuable Mineral Spring Water at the Mechanics Fair in San Francisco. The promotions worked. A. Goux Company, who handled the distribution of Veronica Springs Water, sent out 234 cases in 35 days where they had previously sent out about 25 cases a year. The following year, 590,400 bottles were shipped from Santa Barbara worldwide. During the 1915 Druggist Convention held in Santa Barbara, Kimball offered tours of Veronica Springs and hosted a BBQ on the property. Afterwards, 14 railcars were needed to ship the

bottles to wholesalers throughout the nation. With World War I raging in Europe, vendors were looking to American suppliers of medicinal supplies, so sales of Veronica Water soared. In 1917, however, wartime hysteria caused the springs to be capped for a while to prevent enemy agents from poisoning the waters. Somehow the company continued to exist. In 1921, the business was purchased by Benjamin A. Rooks who operated it until 1928. In 1945, the New-Press announced that a new company had been formed and the medicinal waters were again on the market. In 1948 Frank W. Cole was the owner and also a real estate agent who had other

interests in the area. In 1954, Cole sold the property to Harold H. Mackie, a Navy veteran who had moved to Santa Barbara about 1921. Harold and his wife Nellie moved onto the property which now had an address, 1425 Las Positas Road. They operated the Springs until 1962 when encroaching suburbia began complaining about the smell. Harold sold out and the springs were capped, but the land, a little pocket of rural Santa Barbara, remained as a testament to an earlier time and a legendary spring. Sources: too numerous to mention but ask if you want a reference. Special thanks to Neal Graffy for sharing and collaboration in getting to the facts. MJ

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Luckys (brunch) $$ (dinner) $$$ 1279 Coast Village Road (565-7540) Comfortable, old-fashioned urban steakhouse in the heart of Americas biggest little village. Steaks, chops, seafood, cocktails, and an enormous wine list are featured, with white tablecloths, fine crystal and vintage photos from the 20th century. The bar (separate from dining room) features large flat-screen TV and opens at 4 pm during the week. Open nightly from 5 pm to 10 pm; Saturday & Sunday brunch from 9 am to 3 pm. Valet Parking. Montecito Caf 1295 Coast Village Road (969-3392) Montecito Coffee Shop 1498 East Valley Road (969-6250) $$

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 famous 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) (969-7020) Gelato and Sorbet are made on the premises. Open Monday through Thursday 1 pm to 9 pm, 12 pm to 10 pm Friday and Saturday, and 12 pm to 9 pm on Sundays. Jeannines 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 homemade soups, fresh salads, sandwiches, and its specialty, The Piadina, a homemade flat bread made daily. Panino 1014 #C Coast Village Road (565-0137) Pierre Lafond 516 San Ysidro Road (565-1502) This market and deli is a center of activity in Montecitos Upper Village, serving fresh baked pastries, regular and espresso coffee drinks, smoothies, burritos, homemade soups, deli salads, made-to-order sandwiches and wraps available, and boasting a fully stocked salad bar. Its sunny patio draws crowds of regulars daily. The shop also carries specialty drinks, gift items, grocery staples, and produce. Open everyday 5:30 am to 8 pm. Village Cheese & Wine 1485 East Valley Road (969-3815) $$

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 fireplace 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 $$$ 686 Linden Avenue (684-6666) Slys features fresh fish, farmers market veggies, traditional pastas, prime steaks, Blue Plate Specials and vintage desserts. Youll find a full bar, serving special martinis and an extensive wine list featuring California and French wines. Cocktails from 4 pm to close, dinner from 5 to 9 pm Sunday-Thursday and 5 to 10 pm Friday and Saturday. Lunch is M-F 11:30 to 2:30, and brunch is served on the weekends from 9 am to 3 pm. Stackys Seaside 2315 Lillie Avenue (969-9908) Summerland Beach Caf 2294 Lillie Avenue (969-1019) Tinkers 2275 C Ortega Hill Road (969-1970) Santa Barbara / Restaurant Row Bistro Eleven Eleven $$ 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 traditional favorites and coastal cuisine. The lounge advancement to the restaurant features a big screen TV for daily sporting events and happy hour. Open Monday-Friday 6:30 am to 9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 6:30 am to 10 pm. Cielito $$$ 1114 State Street (225-4488) Cielito Restaurant features true flavors of Mexico created by Chef Ramon Velazquez. Try an antojito (or small craving) like the Anticucho de Filete (Serrano-chimichurri marinated Kobe beef skewer, rocoto-tomato jam and herb mashed potatoes), the Raw Bars piquant ceviches and fresh shellfish, or taste the savory treats in handmade tortillas at the Taqueria. It is located in the heart of downtown, in the historic La Arcada. Chucks Waterfront Grill $$ 113 Harbor Way (564-1200) Located next to the Maritime Museum, enjoy some of the best views of both the mountains $

Montecito Wine Bistro $$$ 516 San Ysidro Road 969-7520 Head to Montecitos upper village to indulge in some California bistro cuisine. Chef Nathan Heil creates seasonal menus that include fish and vegetarian dishes, and fresh flatbreads straight out of the wood-burning oven. The Bistro offers local wines, classic and specialty cocktails, single malt scotches and aged cognacs. Pane Vino 1482 East Valley Road (969-9274) $$$

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 fireplace. Dinner is served from 5 to 10 pm daily with bar service extending until 11 pm weekdays and until midnight on Friday and Saturday.

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Well, I have a higher-level security now. When I first started out, the songs were only for my girlfriend, and not meant for the public at all. Then when I started performing they got more opaque and complex and coded. But then I began listening to Townes Van Zandt and other singer-songwriters who were more transparent and accessible and I realized how far too many of my songs had gone on the pendulum to being veiled. So I made a conscious effort to be more open, and it fit the theme, too. Speaking of Townes, you were born and raised in Austin. Did you get to hang with him and the other greats around town? Its funny. I was very aware of how celebrated the town was for its music, but I took it for granted. I was into music and went to lots of shows in high school and college, but I wasnt into the singer-songwriter scene then. I liked harder edgier stuff, Stevie Ray Vaughan and the guitar guys Eventually, I found my way back to town to those guys. And it was, holy ----, what have I missed? But Townes had already died, and I never got to see him play. Danny Schmidt opens for The Revelations featuring Tre Williams at the Lobero Theatre at 8pm on Saturday. Tickets cost $35. Call 963-0761 or visit www.lobero.com. Given the compelling nature of his vocals, its stunning to discover that Jacob Smith aka the White Buffalo didnt think he was much of a singer for the first 20 years or so of his life. But once the suburban Los Angeles native found his calling, he went after it with a vengeance, even singing a full song on a club owners voicemail in order to get booked for a gig, just the sort of thing some of his outlaw characters from his song might con24 31 May 2012

sider. Smiths music blends folk, country, rock and blues, but its his voice and the words of his often dark stories that draw listeners in, as evidenced by an increasingly large following every time the White Buffalo played at SOhO which he said was the first place he ever headlined over the last few years. Now hes stepping up to the Lobero for the first time for a fullband concert on Monday night. Q. Ive got to start with the name. I mean, a lot of people would kill for something as simple as Jake Smith, which seems perfect for rock n roll. Whyd you change it? A. Its a fine name for a drivers license. But it doesnt look so good on t-shirt. Its boring and doesnt carry much mystique in my eyes. I wanted something bigger, something that would separate me from the pack. Also, because Im often more than one guy on stage, its able to take on whatever form I need And my moms okay with it. Please solve another puzzle: How does a guy get into his early twenties before realizing he could sing and deciding to become a musician? What was the catalyst? I did sing, but I didnt pay attention to it. I knew I wasnt tone deaf, but I didnt realize it was unique or special. And it took a while to hone what my own voice is. Theres inevitably some imitation. Its a matter of opening up and letting your natural talent flow through. Theres a process to learning how to sing, and hopefully you inevitably figure it out. When I first started out, it was really guttural. But you could tell I had something in my voice. I didnt realize then that you dont have to push the whole time. Im

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Note to readers: This entertainment calendar is a subjective sampling of arts and other events taking place in the Santa Barbara area for the next week. It is by no means comprehensive. Be sure to read feature stories in each issue that complement the calendar. In order to be considered for inclusion in this calendar, information must be submitted no later than noon on the Wednesday eight days prior to publication date. Please send all news releases and digital artwork to slibowitz@yahoo.com)

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THURSDAY, MAY 24
Downtown Art & Wine Tour This annual event begins by turning the tasting protocol around: instead of bringing all the food and wine to one location where the guests are gathered, tour participants travel to a bakers dozen downtown venues toting a logo wine glass and plastic plate for sampling the victuals at each stop. A different downtown-area restaurant and local winery provide the tastings at each stop, which are spread among galleries (i.e. Bella Rosa Galleries) and retail shops (Churchill Jewelers) and even Victoria Hall. Then everybody heads back to a single setting for the Final Party in a new location this year at the Santa Barbara Club which mirrors the typical tasting event by featuring more food, more wine, plus live music and dancing with OutOfTheBlue, and a silent auction and raffle. You get the best of both worlds in a single evening. WHEN: 5:30-9:30pm WHERE: 1105 Chapala Street COST: $60 INFO: 962-2098, ext. 22, or visit www. santabarbaradowntown.com West African writer on campus There will be lots of ways to celebrate Ama Ata Aidoo at UCSB this week and next. The 70-year-old Ghanian author and playwright whose literary career dates back to the early 1960s, is the subject of Gender, Creative Dissidence, and the Discourses of African Diaspora, a threeday conference exploring her work and the broader questions of Diaspora and gender it raises. As a Regents Lecturer, Aidoo herself will deliver the keynote address Thursday afternoon at 4, and shell also serve as this years Michael Douglas Lecturer in the Department of Theater and Dance. Aidoo will be on hand Friday

night to participate in a talk back session following the opening night of her 1970 play Anowa, produced by the department and directed by faculty member Irwin Appel. The landmark drama part historic folktale and part modern allegory is set in a village called Yebi in Ghana, West Africa, and tells the story of Anowa, an independent-minded young woman who rejects the suitors her parents suggest and marries a trader from a neighboring village for love. Anowa ultimately becomes an unwilling collaborator in the African slave trade, which drives the play to a tragic end. WHEN: 8pm Thursday, Friday and May 31-June 2, plus 2pm on June 2 WHERE: Hatlen Theater, UCSB campus COST: $13-$17 INFO: 893-7221 or www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu

SATURDAY, MAY 26
The Shadow knows Sinbad Portland, Oregon-based Shadow Theatres presentation of The Adventures of Sinbad employs puppetry, music and more to tell the story of the famous adventurer from the book, The Thousand and One Arabian Nights. The magical adventure covers Sinbads voyage from his home in Baghdad in the mid-700s to strange kingdoms where he encounters one-eyed ogres, giant birds and serpents guarding a valley of diamonds. Elegant, graceful and richly colored shadow puppets fly across the stage to a cascade of live music from the santoor (Persian & Arabic dulcimer) and darbuka (hand drum) and an array of sound effects. Oregon Shadow Theatre has toured across North America with its version of the oldest form of puppetry in the world, far older than the story of Sinbad. Modern versions update the originals by using a variety of materials including paper, plastic, wood, colored theatrical lighting filters, cloth, feathers, dried plants or found objects ranging from silk scarves to kitchen utensils, and using a host of specialized lighting effects, including various theatrical lighting instruments, overhead projectors, reflected light, projected films, head lamps and hand-held lights. WHEN: 7pm WHERE: Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo Rd. COST: $15 general, $12 children INFO: 646-8907 or www.ptgo.org

FRIDAY, MAY 25
Arts Fund & adjunct The opening of the 2012 Teen Arts Mentorship Group Exhibition has a new twist this year: Opening night is preceded by an off-site public performance by the Write Out Loud: Creative Writing students, who will offer their work at 4pm at Studio 240 (1 North Calle Cesar Chavez). The regular reception takes place a few blocks away starting an hour later at the Arts Fund Gallery, where more than 50 paintings, photographs, mixed media works, and bronze sculptures the diverse talents of 30 high school students who participated in five mentorship classes this spring, led by local artists and writers Nell Campbell, Nevin Littlehale, Rafael Perea de la Cabada, Ron Robertson, Elizabeth Schwyzer and Matthew Tavianini. WHEN: Reception 5-7:30pm WHERE: 205C Santa Barbara Street COST: free INFO: 965-7321 or www. artsfundsb.org

SATURDAY, MAY 26
Crosbie, Spacks & Robinson They may not quite have the ring of CS&N the veteran folk-rock trio returning to the Bowl this summer but Neal Crosbie, Barry Spacks and Ron Robertson are readying Look Ma! The Artists Can Talk, a special evening tonight at the Art From Scrap Gallery where the three wellknown arts luminaries will share songs, poems and artwork with the public. Robinson will read some of his original poems while Spacks, Santa Barbaras first Poet Laureate and the author of nine collections, teams up with Crosbie to read together from a collaboration entitled Poems for Sally Ann. On his own, Crosbie whose cartoons and poetry are featured in Tricycle and the Buddhist Review will also play music and sing. The event takes place in the AFS Gallery amidst the mixed-media exhibition Local Legends, which features artwork by the trio plus Brad Nack and Bill OMalley, who will also be on hand for the show. WHEN: 5-7pm WHERE: 302 East Cota Street COST: free INFO: 884-0459 or www.artfromscrap.org Totally Gershwin The Tin Pan Alley tandem of George and Ira Gershwin provide the soundtrack for The Rudenko School of Dances 44th annual performance in Santa Barbara. Dancers aged 4 years old to adults perform tap, jazz and ballet routines Gershwin classics in a once-a-year show thats geared for the entire family. WHEN: 7pm WHERE: Marjorie Luke Theatre at SB Junior High School, 721 Cota St. COST: $13 general, $5 children INFO: 963-0761 or www.lobero.com

FRIDAY, MAY 25
Comedy in Carp Greg Fitzsimmons has been doing the stand-up thing for a couple of decades, long enough to have appeared on late night classics Leno, Letterman and Conan as well as talk show newcomer Chelsea Lately. Hes hosted an MTV game show (Idiot Savants), served as a commentator on VH1s Best Week Ever, done lots of guest shots on Howard Sterns Sirius show and hosts his own show on the satellite radio too. And hes got some ties to Montecito: Fitzsimmons wrote and produced for then village resident Ellen DeGeneres talk show from 2003-05, winning four daytime Emmys in the process. Known for his incisive wit and scathing sarcasm, Fitzsimmons will likely turn the sleepy beach town on its ear when he appears tonight at the refurbished and repositioned Plaza Playhouse Theatre in Carpinteria. WHEN: 8pm WHERE: 4916 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria COST: $20 INFO: 684-6380 or www.plazatheatercarpinteria.com

SUNDAY, MAY 27
Dolci in the afternoon Viva Knight and Ted Rust regard Dolci

their piano-oboe duo as the aftercareers dessert course (dolci) of their lives. Each has had successful careers in other fields and started performing together at home concerts for friends just a couple of years ago. Knight worked as a television producer (including the series Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman), an off-Broadway theatre producer, and an adjunct professor of screenwriting at New York University as well as serving as personal assistant to Lillian Lovelace here in Santa Barbara. Rust, who has a masters in city planning from MIT, and a PhD from the University of California, worked as a regional planning consultant up in the Bay Area. But both also have had a great deal of classical training and experience too: Knight, who studied with Santa Barbaras Betty Oberacker among others, has given recitals in New York City, Southampton, NY and Italy, while Rust has been principal oboist of the Berkeley Bach Cantata Group for more than 20 years, performed in the quintet Quorum Ventorum, and published Music for the Love of It, a periodical for amateur musicians. (He also plays oboe damore, English horn, flute and recorder.) Together, Knight and Rust, who were widowed late in their professional careers, met at a chamber music workshop, fell in love, and formed Dolci. For the first time, they were able to make music the primary focus of their lives. After a series of home concerts, Dolci now performs in public under the auspices of chamber music presenters such as the Santa Barbara Music Club, the Contra Costa Performing Arts Society and Chamber Music at St. Andrews. They continue to study the piano-oboe repertoire, with coaching from Gloria Cheng, Tamara Loring and Burke Schuchmann. At Song Tree this afternoon, theyll perform works by Schumann, Schickele, Bach, Mozart, Wilder, and Saint-Sans. WHEN: 3pm

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Barris is back Nashville-based Celtic-influenced singer-songwriter Sally Barris has seen her songs covered by both countrypop superstars Trisha Yearwood and Martina McBride and new traditionalists Lee Ann Womack and American Idol finalist Kelly Pickler. But while penning for Nashville elites has put the most food on the Minnesota natives table, as with many of her colleagues, the songs are best heard in her own voice. Its on her recordings, including last years fine Restless Soul, and in concert that the more folk-influenced side of her work emerge, and theyre perfect settings for her more personal writing based on stories from her life. Those who have heard her at Trinity Backstage before solo during the coffeehouses first season nearly a decade ago and as part of the Waymores last year have been reminded of likeminded singer-songwriter Alison Krauss and Patty Griffin, which is not bad company at all. WHEN: 8pm WHERE: Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State Street COST: $10 INFO: 962-2979 or www.trinitybackstage.com WHERE: Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 820 N. Fairview COST: $15 general, free under 16 INFO: 4032639 or www.SongTree.org decades. The group with surf, pop and rock sensibilities all drenched in fourpart harmonies remains the top-selling American band for albums and singles, and they are also the American group with the most Billboard Top 40 hits in history, a total of 36. Incidentally, Santa Barbara has quite a connection with the band: Bruce Johnston has lived here for decades, and Mike Love spent years on the Mesa (his son Christian, a guitarist-singer-songwriter in his own right who normally tours with the Beach Boys but stepped aside for the reunion, still resides on the Mesa). WHEN: 6pm WHERE: Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 North Milpas St. COST: $63.50$128.50 INFO: 962-7411 or www. sbbowl.com MJ

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able now to hone it and use it to my advantage. I can sing very low and pretty high, and I couldnt always do that before. Its just a natural progression.

Up until your most recent album, Id have had to wonder if you actually lived the life of booze and hard times that you often sang about. And you either had love songs or ones filled with anger and thoughts of revenge. Well, yeah, some of it was fabricated, or at least a skewed version of the truth. But Ive always been a hard drinking fella. Now I think Im getting better at broadening my scope. But its never been a conscious effort to write about murder, or love or a broken relationship. They come naturally and reveal themselves, and I elaborate on them. Theres a lot more variety in my more recent songs. Has that been a result of singing to a record label, and having more professional guidance and commercial considerations? Well, it was the first time that I went in and recorded without having the material fully ready. Some songs were only an idea, and I had the pressure to finish them right then. Some were just verses and a chorus, or just some ideas. Writing like that was new. Its good to know that when I was pressured I could do it. I think having to focus like that really made a difference, and I think that focus shows up in the songs. And I really enjoyed it.

Jacob Smith, aka the White Buffalo, takes the stage at the Lobero for the first time on May 28

MONDAY, MAY 28
Fun, fun, fun Sometimes it seems like the Beach Boys have been around forever, but really its only been 50 years. Now, to celebrate the halfcentennial, all the surviving original members have reunited for a global tour, marking the first time Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks are hitting stages in more than two

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The Road to Carp Chances are youve never heard of Danny OKeefe. But chances are even higher that youve heard his songs. The Seattle-by-Minnesota singersongwriter had a top ten single way back in the summer of 1972 with Good Time Charlies Got the Blues, a song so versatile and timeless its been covered scores of times by everyone from rock n roll legends like Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis, jazzer Cab Calloway and Earl Klugh, and country stalwarts Charlie Rich, Dwight Yoakam, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Conway Twitty. And lots of other musicians have received attention with some of his other compositions, including most famously Jackson Browne (The Road, on Running on Empty) plus Alison Krauss (Never Got Off The Ground), Jimmy Buffett (Souvenirs), Nickel Creek (When You Come Back Down), Judy Collins (Angel Spread Your Wings), and Sheena Easton (Next to You). Well, Well, Well, which OKeefe wrote with Minnesota contemporary Bob Dylan, has been recorded by Ben Harper, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Bonnie Raitt and David Lindley. But after putting out half a dozen albums during the 1970s, hes released only five in the subsequent three-plus decades. So hes really not a household name. Neither is his bill-mate, Bob Lind, another great folk singer-songwriter of era whose single big hit Elusive Butterfly was a transatlantic top ten hit in 1966. Lind has seen his work covered by more than 200 artists over the last 45 years, including some very big names like Johnny Mathis, Glen Campbell, Cher, Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton and Dolly Parton, but never tasted a hit himself again. Now youve got a rare chance to see these two wellhoned songwriting veterans on the same stage not only locally but in a wonderfully intimate theater that seats just 200. WHEN: 7pm WHERE: 4916 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria COST: $25 INFO: 684-6380 or www.plazatheatercarpinteria.com

Your career has really taken off the last couple of years. Are you okay with the not quite as intimate settings? I dont know, its weird. Intimacy in performance is so rooted in the songs that it doesnt always matter if Im playing solo with my guitar in front of fifty people or with the band in front of five hundred or one thousand. We know each other pretty well by now, though, and as the performance have grown and progressed, I think were ready for the bigger places. The White Buffalo performs at 8pm Monday, May 28 at the Lobero. Tickets cost $17. Call 963-0761 or visit www. lobero.com. MJ

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Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Joshua Madison. Original FBN No. 2012-0001231. Published May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: The Joshua Esquivel Fund, 3870 Jupiter Avenue, Lompoc, CA 93436. Lanitta Marie Gehrts, 3870 Jupiter Avenue, Lompoc, CA 93436. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 4, 2012. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by D Ruiz. Original FBN No. 2012-0001052. Published May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Regalado, 318 Elizabeth Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Alma Regalado, 318 Elizabeth Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 13, 2012. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Joshua Madison. Original FBN No. 2012-0001140. Published May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Liberty Access Technology, 1482 East Valley Road, Suite 329, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Liberty Plugins, Inc., 1482 East Valley Road, Suite 329, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 23, 2012. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. Original FBN No. 2012-0001224. Published May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Go Fore Golf, 1416 Robbins Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Andrew Howie, 1416 Robbins Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Mark McWilliams, 1416 Robbins Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 26, 2012. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. Original FBN No. 2012-0001268. Published May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: A Peaceful Light, Peaceflight, Inc., Matrix of Energetic Healing, The Enlightened Beginner, Matrix Santa Barbara, 3053 Samarkand Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Peaceflight, Inc., 3053 Samarkand Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 19, 2012. This statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the Office of the County Clerk. I hereby certify that this is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Kathy Miller. Original FBN No. 2012-0001189. Published May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 1401887. To all interested parties: Petitioner Lauren Wells filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name to Lauren Kelley Hunter. 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 file 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 filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Filed May 22, 2012 by Merilee Jay, Deputy Clerk. Hearing date: August 2, at 9:30 am in Dept. 6, 1100 Anacapa Street,

CITY OF SANTA BARBARA NOTICE TO BIDDERS


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received by the City of Santa Barbara Purchasing Office located at 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California, until 3:00 p.m. on the date indicated at which time they will be publicly opened, read and posted for: BID NO. 5159 DUE DATE & TIME: June 6, 2012 UNTIL 3:00P.M. Model 14 Type III Fire Apparatus Bids must be submitted on forms supplied by the City of Santa Barbara and in accordance with the specifications, terms and conditions contained therein. Bid packages containing all forms, specifications, terms and conditions may be obtained in person at the Purchasing Office or by calling (805) 564-5349, or by Facsimile request to (805) 897-1977. There is no charge for bid package and specifications. The City of Santa Barbara affirmatively assures that minority and disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age (over 40), ancestry, color, mental or physical disability, sex, gender identity and expression, marital status, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), national origin, race, religious belief, or sexual orientation in consideration of award.

____________________ William Hornung, C.P.M. General Services Manager Published: May 23, 2012 Montecito Journal

Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 1401747. To all interested parties: Petitioners Myrna and Irving Grande Meza filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name of children from Ernesto Navarrete Meza to Ernesto Navarrete Grande Mesza and Miranda Ofelia Navarrete Meza to Myranda Ofelia Navarrete Grande Meza. 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 file 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 filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Filed May 15, 2012 by Terri Chavez, Deputy Clerk. Hearing date: July 12, 2012 at 9:30 am in Dept. 6, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 1396923. To all interested parties: Petitioner Tracy Perez Santos filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name of child from Syed Adhan Zain Razvi Santos to Syed Adam Zain Razvi. The Court orders that all persons

COST: $31.38

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 file 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 filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Filed April 19, 2012 by Terri Chavez, Deputy Clerk. Hearing date: June 21, 2012 at 9:30 am in Dept. 6, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 1385840. To all interested parties: Petitioner Sergio Alejandro OrozcoMartinez filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name of child Alejandro Amaya. The Court orders that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described about must file 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 filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Filed April 16, 2012 by Terri Chavez, Deputy Clerk. Hearing date:

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CITY OF SANTA BARBARA NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS BID NO: 3655 Sealed proposals for Bid No. 3655 for the ZONE 5 PAVEMENT PREPARATION will be received in the Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101, until 3:00 P.M., Wednesday, May 30, 2012 to be publicly opened and read at that time. Any bidder who wishes its bid proposal to be considered is responsible for making certain that its bid proposal is actually delivered to said Purchasing Office. Bids shall be addressed to the General Services Manager, Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California, and shall be labeled, ZONE 5 PAVEMENT PREPARATION, Bid No. 3655. The work includes all labor, material, supervision, plant and equipment necessary to complete the following: Repair various streets by grinding of failed areas and repair, skin patching areas, apply temporary traffic striping and markings to City streets, perform traffic control and signing, notification, and perform other related work as necessary to provide a complete project; all in accordance with the Standard Specifications, City Standard Details, plans, and these Special Provisions. The Engineers estimate is $1,300,000. Each bidder must have a Class A license to complete this work in accordance with the California Business and Professions Code. The plans and specifications for this Project may be viewed online at CyberCopys Website (www.cybercopyusa.com) under the City Of Santa Barbara Plan Room. To obtain a copy of the plans and specifications for this Project and become a registered plan holder, download a Bid Package Request Form from the City Of Santa Barbara Plan Room site above by clicking on the Project or by calling Alex Gaytan, CyberCopy Shop Manager, at (805) 8846155. The Citys contact for this project is Ashleigh Shue, Project Engineer, (805) 897-2507. Project Addendum notifications will be issued through Ebidboard. com. Although Ebidboard will fax and/or email all notifications once they are provided contact information, bidders are still responsible for obtaining all addenda from the Ebidboard website or the Citys website at: http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/Business/ Purchasing/Projects/. Bidders are hereby notified that pursuant to provisions of Section 1770, et seq., of the Labor Code of the State of California, the Contractor shall pay its employees the general prevailing rate of wages as determined by the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations. In addition, the Contractor shall be responsible for compliance with the requirements of Section 1777.5 of the California Labor Code relating to apprentice public works contracts. Per California Civil Code Section 3247, a payment bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder for bids exceeding $25,000. The bond must be provided within 10 calendar days from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work. The proposal shall be accompanied by a proposal guaranty bond in the sum of at least 10% of the total amount of the proposal, or alternatively by a certified or cashiers check payable to the Owner in the sum of at least 10% of the total amount of the proposal. A separate performance bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder. The bond must be provided within 10 calendar days from the notice to award and prior to the performance of any work. The City of Santa Barbara hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, political affiliations or beliefs, sex, age, physical disability, medical condition, marital status or pregnancy as set forth hereunder. GENERAL SERVICES MANAGER CITY OF SANTA BARBARA

PART A LEGAL AND PROCEDURAL DOCUMENTS

SECTION A1 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS


Sealed proposals for Bid No. 3656 for the ZONE 5 SLURRY SEAL PROJECT will be received in the Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101, until 3:00 P.M., Wednesday, June 6, 2012 to be publicly opened and read at that time. Any bidder who wishes its bid proposal to be considered is responsible for making certain that its bid proposal is actually delivered to said Purchasing Office. Bids shall be addressed to the General Services Manager, Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California, and shall be labeled, ZONE 5 SLURRY SEAL PROJECT, Bid No. 3656. The work includes all labor, material, supervision, plant and equipment necessary to complete the following: Crackseal, slurry seal various City streets; advance notification, No Parking signage, apply temporary traffic striping and markings and permanent striping and markings to City streets, perform traffic control and signage and perform other related work as necessary to provide a complete project; all in accordance with the Standard Specifications for Public Works Construction (latest edition), drawings and these Special Provisions. The Engineers estimate is $1,600,000. Each bidder must have a Class A license to complete this work in accordance with the California Business and Professions Code. The plans and specifications for this Project may be viewed online at CyberCopys Website (www.cybercopyusa.com) under the City of Santa Barbara Plan Room. To obtain a copy of the plans and specifications for this Project and become a registered plan holder, download a Bid Package Request Form from the City Of Santa Barbara Plan Room site above by clicking on the Project or by calling Alex Gaytan, CyberCopy Shop Manager, at (805) 8846155. The Citys contact for this project is Ashleigh Shue, Project Engineer, (805) 897-2507. Project Addendum notifications will be issued through Ebidboard. com. Although Ebidboard will fax and/or email all notifications once they are provided contact information, bidders are still responsible for obtaining all addenda from the Ebidboard website or the Citys website at: http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/Business/ Purchasing/Projects/. Bidders are hereby notified that pursuant to provisions of Section 1770, et seq., of the Labor Code of the State of California, the Contractor shall pay its employees the general prevailing rate of wages as determined by the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations. In addition, the Contractor shall be responsible for compliance with the requirements of Section 1777.5 of the California Labor Code relating to apprentice public works contracts. Per California Civil Code Section 3247, a payment bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder for bids exceeding $25,000. The bond must be provided within 10 calendar days from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work. The proposal shall be accompanied by a proposal guaranty bond in the sum of at least 10% of the total amount of the proposal, or alternatively by a certified or cashiers check payable to the Owner in the sum of at least 10% of the total amount of the proposal. A separate performance bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder. The bond must be provided within 10 calendar days from the notice to award and prior to the performance of any work. The City of Santa Barbara hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, political affiliations or beliefs, sex, age, physical disability, medical condition, marital status or pregnancy as set forth hereunder. GENERAL SERVICES MANAGER CITY OF SANTA BARBARA

CITY OF SANTA BARBARA NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS BID NO: 3607 Sealed proposals for Bid No. 3607 for the El Estero Wastewater Treatment Plant Influent Pumps Replacement will be received in the Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101, until 3:00 P.M., Thursday, June 14, 2012 to be publicly opened and read at that time. Any bidder who wishes its bid proposal to be considered is responsible for making certain that its bid proposal is actually delivered to said Purchasing Office. Bids shall be addressed to the General Services Manager, Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California, and shall be labeled, El Estero Wastewater Treatment Plant Influent Pumps Replacement Bid No. 3607. The work includes all labor, material, supervision, plant and equipment necessary to complete the following major work items: replace the four existing influent pumps including vertical shafts and motors; replace two of the four existing variable frequency drives to serve the new high flow pumps; provide separate jib cranes to service each pump; remove all indoor ventilation ductwork and replace as shown; test each new pump after it is installed; and subject to Contingency Item 1, provide recycle pumping of partially treated wastewater after all the pumps are installed for testing the new pumping station at high flows. The work is summarized in more detail in Section 01010. The Engineers estimate is $3,360,000. Each bidder must have a Class A license to complete this work in accordance with the California Business and Professions Code. There will be a mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 10:00 at 520 E. Yanonali Street. The plans and specifications for this Project may be viewed online at CyberCopys Website (www.cybercopyusa.com) under the City of Santa Barbara Plan Room. To obtain a copy of the plans and specifications for this Project and become a registered plan holder, download a Bid Package Request Form from the City of Santa Barbara Plan Room site above by clicking on the Project or by calling Alex Gaytan, CyberCopy Shop Manager, at (805) 884-6155. The Citys contact for this project is Lisa Arroyo, Supervising Civil Engineer, 805-564-5486. Project Addendum notifications will be issued through Ebidboard. com. Although Ebidboard will fax and/or email all notifications once they are provided contact information, bidders are still responsible for obtaining all addenda from the Ebidboard website or the Citys website at: http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/ Business/Purchasing/Projects/. Bidders are hereby notified that pursuant to provisions of Section 1770, et seq., of the Labor Code of the State of California, the Contractor shall pay its employees the general prevailing rate of wages as determined by the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations. In addition, the Contractor shall be responsible for compliance with the requirements of Section 1777.5 of the California Labor Code relating to apprentice public works contracts. Per California Civil Code Section 3247, a payment bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder for bids exceeding $25,000. The bond must be provided within 10 calendar days from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work. The proposal shall be accompanied by a proposal guaranty bond in the sum of at least 10% of the total amount of the proposal, or alternatively by a certified or cashiers check payable to the Owner in the sum of at least 10% of the total amount of the proposal. A separate performance bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder. The bond must be provided within 10 calendar days from the notice to award and prior to the performance of any work. The City of Santa Barbara hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, political affiliations or beliefs, sex, age, physical disability, medical condition, marital status or pregnancy as set forth hereunder. Bidders are notified that all substitute and Or-Equal items relating to Section 11305 must be submitted for review and consideration to the Engineer by May 30, 2012 at 5:00 pm. The bidder shall not include any Section 11305 items in its bid as substitute or Or-Equal unless it has been approved by the Engineer before the bid date as stated in Section A2 Information for Bidders. GENERAL SERVICES MANAGER CITY OF SANTA BARBARA

William Hornung, C.P.M. PUBLISHED DATES: May 16 and 23, 2012 Montecito Journal

William Hornung, C.P.M. PUBLISHED DATES Montecito Journal (Rev. 5/18/11) May 23 & 30, 2012

May 24, 2012 at 9:30 am in Dept. 6, 1100 Anacapa Street, COST: $66.96 93101. Santa Barbara, CA Published 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 1397012. To all interested parties: Petitioners Rachel and Michael Ramsey

filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name of child Zachary Magnus Ramsey to Magnus Zachary Franklin Ramsey. The Court orders that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause,

if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described about COST: $69.60 must file 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 filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. Filed April 23, 2012 by Terri Chavez, Deputy Clerk. Hearing date: June 21, 2012 at 9:30 am in Dept. 6, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23.

____________________ William Hornung, C.P.M. PUBLISHED: May 9, 16 and 23, 2012 Montecito Journal (Rev. 5/18/11)

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