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Jarryd Commerford surprises grandparents in Hong Kong; Brooks Firestones Evensong; Porfirio Rubirosa remembered, p. 6



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Taking on Caltrans latest absurdity: a metal railing on East Valley Road in front of Sothebys; Coast Village Triangle and 101 tackled too, p. 8

Upper Village Outrage!

The party at the Biltmore featured great food, great wine and vintage Champagne, so organizers knew what they had to do: Sabrage! p. 34

Coming & Going

The most desired attribute voiced by potential homeowners is a house with a view; Mark Hunt ferrets out four priced from $1,395,000 to $12,995,000, p. 36

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MA President Richard Nordlund feels its too early to judge what is right for Montecito concerning Highway 101; U.S. flags erected at S.B. Cemetery over Memorial Day weekend Montecitos Jarryd Commerfords big surprise; Brooks Firestones latest novel; Oprahs Chicago apartment on the market; Porfirio Rubirosa honored at SB Polo Club; Anowa at UCSB; Weinman Hall opens at Music Academy of the West; Drew Barrymores wedding nears; new lawsuit associated with Huguette Clark; Taste of the Nation at Montecito Country Club; Kim Kardashian turns down TV offer; secrets behind Queen Elizabeths wardrobe Phil Palmquist notices the newest Caltrans monstrosity; Gil Rosas corrects our Coast Village historical facts; Guy Hamilton provides more history; Sybil Rosen thanks Bob Hazard; Dennis Story wants a commuter rail Audubon lecture; Cold Spring event; MUS family picnic; Zoo Brew; workshop on composting; SB Ballroom Tea Dance; MA meeting; Channel City Club lecture; Kaminski Auction; Laguna closing ceremony; retirement party for Chief Kevin Wallace; A Midsummer Nights Dream at Marjorie Luke; ongoing events Handy guide to assist readers in determining when to take that walk or run on the beach MPC approves construction of antennas; Cold Spring School special reading; Montecito School of Ballet presents A Midsummer Nights Dream; FunK Shades offers polarized childrens sunglasses with snap-on charms VNHC Mothers Day Luncheon; Womens Board of CAMAs garden tour; Womens Fund Luncheon Montecito Motors owners headed to prison Driver cited in Summerland; sailboat washed up on Butterfly Beach; residential burglary Survey shows Westmont degree pays off; summer sports camp registration is underway Tips on staying healthy and happy in the workplace Building a strong team to successfully plan your financial future The Biltmore is Montecitos grandest estate Dashiell Hammetts The Continental Op debuted in 1923 Ernie has a lot more in common with his car than one would think Carriage and Western Art Museums An Evening with the Cowboys a huge success Laguna Blanca fundraiser at Biltmore included champagne toast and traditional Sabrage SB Birth Center Cabaret-themed fundraiser Mark Hunt chooses his best buy picks for ocean view properties in Montecito Circle Bar B presents Regrets Only; classical performance round-up 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 Latest films, times, theaters, and addresses: theyre all here, as they are every week UCSB Dance Company at Center Stage; Transport Theatre productions; UCSB music department performances; flicks at La Cumbre; Architectural Foundation art exhibit; comedienne Anjelah Johnson at Lobero; Vox Lumieres Phantom of the Opera; Sharon Lovejoy speaks at Curious Cup; SBMA summer exhibit; SENGA Classic Stage Company staged reading; Headless Household at SOhO; Cindy Derbys Edwards House of String; SBMAs car-themed events Homes and condos currently for sale and open for inspection in and near Montecito Our very own Craigslist of classified ads, in which sellers offer everything from summer rentals to estate sales

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Mr. Nordlund is President of the Montecito Association

Its Too Early To Make Firm Decision on Hwy 101

fter what has appeared in the press regarding the Highway 101 project [Editors note: Montecito Journal and others have encouraged the Montecito Association to back the F-Modified option that creates a new northbound exit on the right-hand side of the 101 and that spares the Hermosillo neighborhood from a likely flood of traffic], it is appropriate for the Montecito Association to comment and to summarize the Associations position at this point in time. First, to be clear, the directors of the Association know and accept that there will be a third lane added in each direction through the Montecito corridor. Second, we know, understand, and are sensitive to the legitimate concerns of the residents of the Hermosillo neighborhood. Third, what we are not, is prepared to rush to judgment about what is right for the community based upon a Draft EIR that has serious flaws and fails to give the public an adequate grasp of the project proposals it puts forward. The Montecito Association is methodically working through this Draft EIR and meeting with various levels of decision makers to insure the community views are well represented. The entire 101 Project design is dogged by a fundamental lack of enough money to do the job right. But, despite the acute lack of funds, the designs ignore opportunities to save substantial chunks of cash. Local knowledge and local input has been disregarded in favor of slavish adherence to Caltrans guidelines that are obviously being applied arbitrarily if one looks elsewhere in the state. It is inappropriate for a state agency to attempt to railroad through a project of this magnitude without the full understanding of affected communities. The Association is attempting to enhance that understanding by challenging assumptions and presenting alternatives. Anything less than this effort would be an abdication of our responsibility to the residents of Montecito. While some feel we are stuck with one of the original Caltrans designs, the Montecito Association has been in serious and substantial discussions with the next level of decision makers to address our concerns. We are confident we can improve the project by incorporating local knowledge and community input.

U.S. flags were up and out in full force at the Santa Barbara Cemetery on Channel Drive over the recent Memorial Day weekend. Most of the veterans, it seems, are buried together in the northeast quadrant, in sight of the ocean and the George Washington Smith chapel nearby. MJ

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the surprise and went about planning the trip. Either way, you fly there from the East Coast, Hong Kong is a long, long way. I always fly with Virgin Atlantic when I can, as the service is top notch, so I booked flights through London, knowing Id have a eighteen hour layover there, which would enable me to pop into the city and get some work done at the airport. I was lucky enough to get upgraded to Upper Class all the way through, the perks of having a few hundred thousand flying club miles with them. When I arrived, the plan was to head to their hotel and surprise them, but I was running late. I sprinted through the airport, took the train into the city and then a cab to the InterContinental Hotel. I walked up and dropped my bag at the front desk and walked over to their small table in the lounge overlooking Victoria Harbor. I was very nervous since I didnt know what they would say, but definitely wanted to avoid giving anyone

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a heart attack! My grandmother looked up at me and stared for a moment, not really grasping what was happening. She then yelled, Jarryd... Its Jarryd!, and both her and grandfather stood up and could not believe I was there. I definitely succeeded with my surprise and, most importantly, it was well received. Needless to say we were shocked, adds Stan. We were overwhelmed and delighted to see him. It made the vacation the memory of a lifetime. We all have a very special relationship, given our love of travel and good food, which we spent the next few days indulging in. He said he loved hanging out with us. Is that not the ultimate compliment to grandparents? As business executive Jarryd, who I last wrote about a year ago when he took part in a 14-day, 2,000-mile tuk-tuk race through India to raise $17,000 for the Dream Foundation, puts it: It truly was one of the best trips Ive ever been on. Id do it again in a heartbeat!... Brooks New Book Businessman and winemaker Brooks Firestones new book is music to everyones ears! The former California State Assemblyman spent the last two years writing Evensong, a delightful

304-page tome, which amply demonstrates how a shared passion, in this case choral singing, can bring great rewards to relationships later in life. It is an example of what to do in your retirement years, explains Brooks, 72, who didnt take up the hobby until seven years ago. It had never occurred to me. It was a new avocation. Brooks wife of 54 years, Kate, a former dancer with Londons Royal Ballet, was already a longtime choir member, but I always sat in the congregation listening.

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lease take a look at the ugly new railing that was installed by Caltrans in the upper Montecito village on Friday morning, May 25, right outside the front door of Sothebys. The reason this railing was put in is because two women had tripped and fallen over the new curb next to the recently installed handicapaccessible ramp (one of these women ended up sprawled out on East Valley Road and she was hurt quite badly). My office looks right out on this sidewalk, and I have still not seen one wheelchair use this ramp since it was installed earlier this year! This new railing is an absolute eyesore... and my guess is someone will eventually be hurt by accidentally running into this monstrosity. Also, I will be sure to let you know if I ever see a wheelchair actually use the new sidewalk ramp that apparently necessitated the installation of this ugly new railing. Thus far, I have only noticed a few bicyclists and skateboarders use this new ramp. Caltrans needs to be held much more accountable in the future, with environmental impact reviews and other types of due process (similar to the veritable gauntlet of legalities required of private industry, such as the myriad meetings the various Miramar owners have been forced to endure over the past decade). I wish there was something we could do to stop this bureaucratic nightmare, but sadly, I doubt we will be able to do anything about the out of control agency, as there is apparently no accountability whatsoever to those of us who actually pay the salaries of these Catrans employees. By the way, my proposed solution to this latest Caltrans albatross would be to just rip out this new railing and curbing and put everything back like it was before. My reason for proposing this is because this intersection is far too dangerous to ever have a wheelchair use this ramp. Hundreds of vehicles go whizzing back and forth around the corner next to this ramp every day, so if a person in a wheelchair sitting down so low to the ground attempted to go up or down that ramp, they could quite easily be seriously injured or killed (especially now that the big ugly new railing would partially block the view of a wheelchair coming on or off this new ramp). Thanks for listening, Phil Palmquist Hocking Denton Palmquist Montecito

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Correcting The Record

Here are a few corrections (if memory serves me right) to your recent article on the closing of Peabodys (Village Beat, Another Era Ends MJ # 18/21). John Irelands restaurant was called Irelands... Chanticleer came later. The Olive Mill Bistro was on the corner of Olive Mill Road and Coast Village Road. The entrance was on the front near the present bus stop. The Somerset House (actually the Somerset Restaurant), was located where the Bank Of America is now at the corner of Butterfly Lane. Across the street at Butterfly Lane was the Sea Captain Motel, which is where the present Montecito Bank & Trust is located. The original Casa Linda Restaurant (circa 1968) was located near the corner of Coast Village Circle, next to Hessellund Nursery, before it relocated to the China Palace location. It pleases me and I am sure others, who find interest in reading references to things that arent there anymore. Does anyone out there remember the Marco Polo? Gil Rosas Santa Barbara (Editors note: No one here remembers the Marco Polo, but were hoping one of our readers does. Actually, even though my geography proved faulty (I supplied the list of long-gone eateries in Kelly Mahans piece so accept full responsibility for any errors), yours and the following letter contain critically important information. When I asked half a dozen people I thought would know where various former eateries were located, their memories turned hazy, so I accounted for what I knew from both personal memory and what I thought I knew via historical lore. The only Casa Linda I was ever aware of, for example, was when it occupied what is now China Palace. The shape of both the Olive Mill Bistro and Chanticleer or Irelands (see next letter) continues to confuse me. But, when folks such as you, Guy Hamilton, Nipper, Al Reese, and others write to correct the record, then at some point were 31 May June 7 2012


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likely to end up with a highly accurate accounting of The Way It (really) Was! At this point in time there is no other archive from which to retrieve this information. So, thanks much! J.B.)

When I read several issues ago that Stuart Whitman had been entered into the cowboy hall of fame I realized how fast life as flown by in this town. It hit me that July 25, 2012 will be the 35th anniversary of when I opened Chanticleer Restaurant. I read Montecito Journal each Thursday. How can one not look forward to the entertainment provided by The Eucalyptus Wars or the volleying between the Stahl and Mineards supporters? Then, Hattie Beresford adds some reality that I hope humbles us all into realizing we didnt discover this great place. Prior to the current batch of Hollywood, political or infamous TMZs, they were preceded by the DuPonts, Armours, McCormicks and the Cudahys as they all arrived on an earlier train. They were titans of industry, not just this weeks headline news. Montecito from the mid to late 70s to the early 80s was a very interesting place, as it still is. Some have described it as a unique time capsule between the introduction of the pill and just before the discovery of AIDS. It was also a period of time when the Triangle existed on Coast Village Road; the Triangle being Nippers, The Olive Mill Bistro and Chanticleer (now Luckys). The stories of that brief period could fill volumes of fond memories for many. Its interesting, but none of the stories about Chanticleer were ever written with input by me. I was the owner of Chanticleer. I purchased Irelands from John Ireland and opened Chanticleer on July 25, 1977. I was 27 years old then. Soon after, my friend Arthur Von Wiesenberger opened Nippers across the street and we completed the Triangle with the existing Olive Mill Bistro owned by the late Paul Vercammon. In May of 1977 I noticed an ad in the paper about a Coast Village Road restaurant for sale. I called Sylvia Brickley at Sears Realty and she informed me it was Irelands. At the time I was a lim-

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ited partner in the San Ysidro Ranch with Jim and Susie Lavenson and I suggested to Jim that we should take a look at it and see if it was an option for the ranch to consider. We spent several days going over the opportunity and Jim finally decided he didnt want to buy it as a ranch investment, but if I wanted to buy it he gave his blessing. Nightlife on Coast Village Road actually started with the Somerset Restaurant, which closed shortly before Chanticleer opened. The matred at the Somerset was Paul Vercammon who became proprietor of the Olive Mill Bistro. Nightlife after Chanticleer opened was never the same on Coast Village Road. Im often humored today by the discussions of whos in town and whos moving here because Chanticleer was the most discreet of establishments. I couldnt begin to list the names of people that walked through the doors of the Triangle. Between Nippers, The Olive Mill and Chanticleer we could have launched our own version of TMZ, but thats not what people wanted then. Yes, we had numerous private parties and events such as Andr Segovias 85th birthday party; the night the Iran hostages were released Warren Christopher quietly dined (on the house) with his family and friends; in 1978, a private party was thrown for the aging John W (sorry: we signed a confidentiality agreement) and dont forget President Reagan was in Santa Barbara often in the early 80s. I didnt sign a confidentially agreement with Sam Donaldson (but my lips are still sealed). Even without the big names, CVR during that time was full of high rollers, who bought champagne and caviar at Nippers and lavishly indulged themselves at Chanticleer for a bit of this and bit of that, then off to the Olive Mill for a total change. Even back then, people were talking about CVR becoming the new Rodeo Drive. Im relieved it never happened because I never found anything wrong with the current CVR. Im long removed from the restaurant business (other than dining out a lot), but I probably encounter one person per week that remembers the Triangle. They either met the love of their life or departed from the agony of their life there, but there are a lot of


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Vintage & Couture Auction Kaminski Auctions will be holding a Vintage and Couture Auction in Beverly, Massachusetts, and the highlight of the sale is an iconic gown designed by Montecitos Luis Estvez. In 1956, Grace Kelly chose a design by Estvez for her first royal portrait after marrying Prince Rainier of Monaco, and the designer was a favorite of Hollywood royalty. He designed gowns for first ladies Nancy Reagan and Betty Ford. In 1960, Dina Merrill posed in the Estvez design featured in the auction in Life magazine by fashion photographer Milton H. Greene. When: Cocktail hour from 5 to 6 pm; bidding starts at 6 pm Where: 117 Elliott Street, Route 62, Beverly, Massachusetts Info: (978) 927 2223 or www.kaminskiauctions.com SUNDAY JUNE 3 Tea Dance The City of Santa Barbara donates use of the ballroom and volunteers provide music and refreshments for this ongoing, free dance event. Ballroom dance music including the Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Slow Fox Trot, Quick Step, and rhythm dances such as the Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Mambo, and Bolero are played, among other dance music. Participants can hone their dancing skills or learn new dance techniques. The Santa Barbara Ballroom Tea Dance is held on the first Sunday of every month at the Carrillo Rec Center. No partner necessary, but if you can find one bring him or her along! When: 2 pm to 5 pm Where: 100 E. Carrillo Street Info: 897-2519 Cost: free TUESDAY JUNE 5 Montecito Association Land Use Committee Meeting When: 4 pm Where: Montecito Hall, 1469 East Valley Road THURSDAY JUNE 7 Lecture & Luncheon C. Michael Smith, PhD, President American University of Afghanistan, presents a lecture, Transitions in Afghanistan and the American University of Afghanistan for the Channel City Club monthly luncheon. Dr. Smith will touch on Afghanistans struggle to emerge from the Taliban era, the role of women in the new society, the development of the private sector, and the importance of education in preparing a new generation of leaders committed to freedom, democracy, economic development, and respect for all. Featured will be some extraordinary stories of young men and women; their accomplishments and their dreams for the future. When: 11:30 am Where: Fess Parkers Doubletree Resort, 633 East Cabrillo Blvd Info: 884-6636 Cost: $30 for members, $35 for non-members SATURDAY JUNE 9 Chief Kevin Wallaces Retirement Fire Chief Kevin Wallaces retires after serving as a firefighter for over 30 years. Tri-tip and chicken barbeque with salad, beans, and garlic bread will be available. RSVP no later than June 1. When: 12 to 4 pm Where: Lower Manning Park Cost: $15 per person Info and RSVP: Geri, 969-2537 or gventura@montecitofire.com A Midsummer Nights Dream The Montecito School of Ballet will present A Midsummer Nights Dream at the Marjorie Luke Theatre. It will be an original version of the ballet, created for the students of the school and guest artists. Guest artists for the performance include Tracy Kofford, member of the professional company Santa 31 May June 7 2012

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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 Family Picnic Montecito Union School holds annual end of year picnic with food from Woodys BBQ, Scoops and a bake sale When: 5 pm to 7 pm Where: 385 San Ysidro Road Info: 969-3249 Movie Night Montecito Yoga is hosting a free movie night, screening the documentary, Thrive: What on Earth Will it Take?, designed to expand your consciousness, challenge your world view, and question your beliefs. Popcorn and Pellegrino will be served. When: 7 to 9:30 pm Where: 1187 Coast Village Road,

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Closing Ceremony and Reception Laguna Blanca Lower School celebrates end of 2011 school year When: 9 am Where: 260 San Ysidro Road

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WEDNESDAYS Story Time Stories read to little ones at Montecito toy store, Toy Crazy. All books are discounted 10% for purchase during story time mornings. When: 11 am to 11:30 am Where: 1026 Coast Village Road (in Vons shopping center) Info: 565-7696 THURSDAYS Casual Italian Conversation at the Montecito Library Practice your Italian conversation amongst a variety of skill levels while learning about Italian culture. Fun for all, and informative, too! When: 1 pm to 2 pm Where: 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 Pick-up Basketball Games He shoots; he scores! The Montecito Family YMCA is offering pick-up basketball on Thursdays at 5:30 pm. Join coach Donny for warm-up, drills and then scrimmages. Adults welcome too. When: 5:30 pm Where: Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Lane Info: 969-3288 FRIDAYS Farmers Market When: 8 am to 11:15 am Where: South side of Coast Village Road SUNDAYS Vintage & Exotic Car Day Motorists and car lovers from as far away as Los Angeles and as close as East Valley Road park in front of Richies Barber Shop at the bottom of Middle Road on Coast Village Road going west to show off and discuss their prized possessions, automotive trends and other subjects. Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Corvettes prevail, but there are plenty other autos to admire. When: 8 am to 10 am (or so) Where: 1187 Coast Village Road Info: sbcarscoffee@gmail.com MJ
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n Wednesday, May 23, Montecito Planning Commissioners unanimously approved a conditional use permit for the construction and operation of wireless telecommunications facility to be located at 512 Santa Angela Lane in Montecito. The proposed wireless facility includes the installation and operation of nine Verizon Wireless panel antennas, to be located on a Spanish-style switch station building that already exists on the site. The antennas will be mounted behind a parapet wall, hidden from view, along with antennas already in place, owned by Cingular Wireless. Another part of the project is a 192sq-ft prefabricated equipment shelter to be located on the site, behind an existing perimeter wall and mature vegetation, according to planner Megan Lowery. The proposed facility would operate bandwidths that will cover most of Montecito, greatly increasing cellular service in the area, according to the staff report. The facil-

ity will be unstaffed. The majority of Verizon Wireless current coverage of the Montecito area is provided by their existing facility on Ortega Hill Road, located at the QAD property. According to Verizon, the lease has expired on the QAD site, and without another site, coverage in the area would be significantly impacted. The needed coverage, according to Verizon rep Jay Higgins, is not just for increased Internet capabilities. Lets be clear, he said, We are operating not in a proposal to simply improve peoples ability to get the Internet on their phone. This is actually a serious issue with a carrier that has been in business longer than anybody else, with the most amount of customers, with the most amount to lose in case of an emergency. From an architectural and design standpoint, this appears to be an ideal location, said Higgins. The County is going to have a hard time making findings that this is a facility that


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Co-chairs Cindy Sapienza and Janet Lew on either side of VNHC CEO Lynda Tanner at the Coral Casino


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VNHC executive director Tamara Skov with Leslie and Frank Schipper and Michelle Martinich enjoying the Mothers Day Luncheon

would only speak English from then on (even though they knew none). His mom had eleven grandchildren and thirty greats when she died at 101. I miss her, Frank ended. Honoring Susan Bridges were her

three daughters, Isabelle Boesch, Hayley and Jessie Bridges. Susans whole family was there, including mother Patricia Hansen, husband, Jeff, and new grandchild Grace. Besides the usual Hallmark-type sen-


timents, there was humor. Isabelle gave 30 reasons why I love my mom, including such things as, she brought healthy snacks and bought me my first bra. Haley remembered sunscreen, vitamins and dog walks every day. Jessie recalled being a bit of a rebel and trying sneaky ways to outsmart mom. Jessie also played the guitar while all three girls sang a song she wrote titled, She Put Her Thong on Wrong. Susan answered, You know more about me than I thought you would. I told them to be kind in their minds and that life is not like a pie to be cut into pieces, but like a circle to be expanded. When she acknowledged her husband of 35 years, Jeff, he hopped on stage to give her a kiss. A story with a good ending. VNHC just opened the state of the art Serenity House in 2011. It is available for those who cant remain at home due to complex care. Already more than 130 patients and their families have benefited from the love and care at the House. For naming or memorial tributes, call executive director Tamara Skov at 690-6222.

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All those people with green thumbs, and even those of us who havent any, were out in force for the 12th annual garden tour given by the Womens Board of CAMA (Community Arts Music Association). This years event was titled, Hidden Gardens of Hope Ranch, and we were privileged to visit three uniquely different private gardens. Each had been designed by its owner, instead of a professional landscape architect. The first garden belonged to Jane and Fred Paulson and was a cozy English-style, highlighted with delightful statues of children. The Paulsons grandkids could have fun here too, with the swimming pool and tennis court nestled in among the plants. This day we had a special treat because Jane displayed her antique quilts on benches and trees through-

Karen Davidson in her garden she has been working on it for 40 years during the CAMA tour

out the garden. The second garden had rarely, if ever, been seen by the public. Karen Davidson, along with her late husband, David, began creating this exquisite garden 40 years ago. Karen told me, Today is a memorial to my husband. They were both docents at Lotusland and you can see Ganna Walskas influence in their own garden. Master gardener Dorothy Warnock guided me through. The finale was at the home of Betty Stephens high atop Hope


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Executive Directors of the winning Womens Fund grants: Scott Whiteley of Family Services, Irene Macias of Santa Barbara Public Library, Ladeen Miller of St. Cecilia Society, Kim Davis of CASA, Cynder Sinclair of Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics, Linda Guerena of The Parent Project, Juan Herrada of Palabra, and Ernesto Paredes of Easy Lift

Doubletree Resort awarded eight local charities with amounts totaling $520,000. As co-chair of the Research Committee Carla Whitacre asked, Have you ever tried to keep a secret from six hundred women, especially when you were voted the Womens Fund incoming chair Stina Hans, with donor Betty Elings most talkative in high school? Her co-chair Wells, chair Sarah de Tagyos and founding chair Carol Palladini at the 8th Annual Womens Fund Luncheon held at Fess Parkers Nancy Harter echoed Doubletree Resort agreement. Ranch with 360-degree views. Her As Chair of the Steering garden is Asian-inspired and she Committee Sarah de Tagyos said, has been creating it since she moved From what we get we make a livthere in 1969. As she said, If you ing. From what we give we make want funky, I have that too. This a life. And these ladies give a used to be three separate properties great deal. You can be an individual and I was finally able to combine member for $250 annually, or you them into seven acres. I wanted to can join a group totaling $2,500 and have events, which have since raised after a rigorous vetting process, the millions for nonprofits. I began as group gets one vote on which charia country girl from Alabama. I ties will get what. The groups all remember attending some amazing have great names like Friends of theme parties, especially during the the Fund or Fabulous Five, but Civic Light Opera days. Another had my favorite is Instead of Shoes. Cyd Charisse and Tony Martin as Founding member Carol Palladini honored guests. started with 68 members, and now Attendees lingered at Bettys for a there are almost 600. Since 2004, feast of hors doeuvres and wine to go $3,600,000 has been given to 47 nonwith them. There was a silent auction profits in Santa Barbara, Goleta and of hats made by local artists including Carpinteria. a favorite made by Patricia Chidlaw Two years ago one member, Betty of peacock feathers, which Marlena Elings Wells, pledged $250,000 in a Handler took home. 2-for-1 match. Incoming chair Stina Event chair Nancy Wood told me, Hans told the audience, I received There are a few folks who have never a phone call from Betty at ten am missed attending: Dean Ankeny, Lynn this morning saying she would do Kirst and Lynn Matteson, Marlena so again. Im sure glad I answered and Tony Handler, Elna Scheinfeld, my phone. Mark Noble, Doris Stampfli and Those happy people receiving the Louise Casey. grants and telling us about their CAMA is Santa Barbaras oldest nonprofits were Executive Directors arts organization dating from 1919. from: Court Appointed Special Proceeds from their annual event helps Advocates (CASA), Easy Lift, Family underwrite CAMAs International Service Agency, Friends of the Santa Series and Masterseries concerts and Barbara Public Library, Palabra, The contribute to the music education pro- Parent Project, St. Cecilia Society gram that reaches over 1,500 elemen- and Santa Barbara Neighborhood tary and junior high students in our Clinics. area. Luncheon co-chairs were Christy Kelso and Sarah Stokes, who were especially grateful to Kathryn Calise for underwriting the entire event. For more information about the Womens The 8 th Annual Womens Fund Fund, visit www.womensfundsb.org, Luncheon held at Fess Parker s or call (805) 963-1873. MJ

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Eventually, Brooks hired a voice coach, determined to join Kate in the singing ranks, which shed been a member of since her younger days in India. It has been absolutely wonderful participating with Kate and not feeling the odd one out, says Brooks, who sings bass,I started out in our church choir, eventually joining the Santa Barbara Choral Society with Kate six years ago. Weve certainly had some amazing choral experiences. These include singing at St. Peters in Rome, the Royal Albert Hall in London, Salzburg Cathedral in Austria and Guildford Cathedral, outside London, the city where the tony twosome were married in 1958. Next month, they are attending the American Choral Convention in Minneapolis and plan to broaden the number of venues where they perform. It is enormously rewarding for both of us, adds Brooks, who is now working on his third book, after publishing his first Valley Animals, about the Santa Ynez Valley, two years ago. It will be a general guide on how to retire. People are living much longer and have vital, energetic lives. Brooks, who with Kate has four children and 13 grandchildren, will be launching Evensong at Tecolote, the bustling bibliophile bastion in the Upper Village, in due course...

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Oprah offers cut-price deal on her Chicago pad

Not-So-Pricey Pad Former TV talk show titan, Oprah Winfrey, has put her Chicago apartment up for sale for $2.8 million half the price she paid for it six years ago. Oprah, who now spends much of her time in Los Angeles working on her struggling eponymous TV cable channel OWN, purchased the luxury co-op in the Windy Citys upscale Streeterville neighborhood, for $5.6 million in 2006, and first attempted to sell it for $6 million four years ago, though it failed to attract a buyer. Now, demonstrating just how much the local property market is suffering, she has reduced the asking price by $2.8 million. One of 13 units in a 1913 Beaux Artsstyle building, it has eight rooms with 10-ft ceilings over 4,607-sq-ft.

It boasts its own library, a formal dining room, a butlers pantry, a wine room and even a solarium. In addition to a vast 1,241-sq-ft master bedroom with an equally large en-suite bathroom, there are two guest bedrooms. But potential buyers impressed by the celebrity cachet might be disappointed to learn that Oprah never lived in the apartment. It is believed she felt the property was too overlooked and had concerns about privacy. She uses a nearby duplex condo as her main Chicago residence. As well as her 42-acre estate in our rarefied enclave, the media mogul reportedly also has a farmhouse in Kula, Hawaii, a vacation home in Antigua, a shorefront property in Lavallette, New Jersey, a ski chalet in Telluride, Colorado, and a home in Douglasville, Georgia. Naturally, Oprah has a $42 million private jet to travel between them too... Praise for Porfirio Legendary lothario Porfirio Rubirosa, who married two of the worlds richest women, is being celebrated at the Santa Barbara Polo Club on June 10. The world famous peripatetic playboy, who was wed five times, including to Woolworth tycoon Barbara Hutton, and tobacco heiress Doris Duke, has had the Rubirosa Ambassador Cup, presented by the Dominican Republics Ministry of Tourism, named in his honor. It is hoped that French actress Odile Rodin, Rubirosas fifth wife, who was widowed when his Ferrari crashed in the Bois de Boulogne in Paris in 1965, will be presenting the specially made 20-inch high silver trophy for the first time. The friend of kings, princes, presidents, dictators, mobsters and movie stars, was only 56 at the time of his death, but one particular asset of his is commemorated in the form of a

Robert Weinman (center) with violist Zach Dellinger and pianist Hsun-I Huang, at the Music Academy of the Wests new Weinman Hall (photo credit: Mahri Kerley)

lengthy pepper grinder, still dubbed a Rubirosa to this day. He was quite a character, says Isabella Wall, who, with her husband, Marty, penned a 2005 biography Chasing Rubi on the libidinous jetsetter. We are now spearheading a search to find Odile, to see if she can come and present the trophy. After Rubirosas death, she had an affair with Alexander Onassis, the teenage son of Greek tycoon Aristotle Onassis. It was eventually reported she remarried an American and moved to New England, fading from public view. She would be seventyfive years old now. Ama Ata Aidoos Anowa It was certainly a drama with a difference when UCSBs Department of Theater and Dance staged Anowa, a tribal landmark production by Ghanaian author Ama Ata Aidoo at the Hatlen Theater. Directed by faculty member Irwin Appel, the play, written more than 40 years ago while Aidoo was a graduate fellow in creative writing at Stanford, tells the story of a strong-willed mid19th century young woman, Anowa, who rejects the myriad suitors her exasperated parents suggest and marries a trader from a neighboring village for love. She ultimately becomes an unwilling collaborator in the African slave trade, which drives this moving, pulsating and colorful show to its tragic end. Erin Pettigrew and Julian Remulla as the principals, along with Brittany Carriger and Donald Molosim as Anowas parents, do an excellent job. Special kudos also goes to scenic designers, Nayna Ramey and Harrison Haug, costume designers Ann Bruice and Janet ONeill, and lighting designer Andrew Schmedake. 31 May June 7 2012

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It no doubt helped that Aidoo, who was on a three day visit to UCSB as a Regents Lecturer and 2012 Michael Douglas Lecturer, was in the audience the first night. The show runs through Saturday, June 2... New Hall at Music Academy Music Academy of the West board member Robert Weinman hosted a private concert at the new Weinman Hall, built as part of the $11 million Luria Education Center on the site of a former parking lot. More than 80 guests turned out for the debut recital by violist Zach Dellinger and pianist, Hsun-I Huang, which included works by Hindemith, Takemitsu and Brahms. It couldnt have been a nicer evening and I couldnt be more impressed by the venue, says former rocket scientist Robert. The acoustics are lovely. I first came to the academy in 1963 when I was at Cal Tech to hear a master class with Lotte Lehmann and have been entranced ever since. Among those checking out the new hall were Mahri Kerley, John Burgee, former academy president NancyBell Coe, and former Santa Barbara Symphony president Stefan Riesenfeld and his wife, Christine... Nonpublic Nuptials Near With just 72 hours to go until actress Drew Barrymore and art consultant Will Kopelman reportedly tie the knot at her $5.7 million Montecito estate, all seems quiet on the western front. Compared to the frenetic happenings surrounding the nuptials of TV

reality star Kim Kardashian to basketball play Kris Humphries last August, Drews marriage will be a quiet and intimate family affair, with none of the hoopla normally associated with celebrity weddings. Drew, 37, will supposedly be walking down the aisle in a Chanel gown, which would seem appropriate, given 34-year-old Wills father, Arie, is former CEO of the French fashion house, while the family rabbi will conduct the ceremony. It is just going to be family and friends, one mole tells E! TV. Drew, looking decidedly pregnant, has been married twice before to Jeremy Thomas and Tom Green. Stay tuned... Clarks Estate Woes Staff for reclusive mining heiress Huguette Clark including her nurse, attorney and accountant coerced her into giving them more than $44 million in gifts before her death, a new lawsuit claims. The executor of Clarks estate has asked a Manhattan court to demand the money is repaid, including $31 million she gave her nurse and $3.1 million she gave her two doctors. While Clark, who died at age 104 in May last year, signed the checks herself or sent letters authorizing the gifts, the executor claims the ailing heiress was influenced by those who received the large sums. Her Filipino nurse, Hadassah Peri, worked for her from 1991, visiting up to six days a week for 12 hours, with a salary of $131,040, according to an

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could be supported by a denial, in that there are no visual effects. Indeed our jurisdiction is aesthetic, I suppose, said commissioner Michael Phillips, who along with the other commissioners agreed the project, which includes no new external lighting, and has little visual impact. Two public speakers on the project, Santa Angela residents, voiced concern about radiofrequency emissions from the additional antennas. Ms Lowery, in her staff report, explained Verizon was required to provide a radiofrequency emissions report assessing the emissions from the proposed project in conjunction with the existing antennas at the site. According to the report, the project will operate at 9.5% of the FCCs public emission standard allowed, complying with health and safety requirements. I have a sense, regardless of your decision today, that we are going to be involved in further conversations with the neighborhood, Higgins said, offering his personal phone number for community outreach. Commissioner Phillips requested Higgins provide additional scientific studies related to radiofrequency emissions when speaking with community members. Chair Sue Burrows thanked Montecito residents for getting involved, and urged those concerned to stay vigilant about Montecito. For more information about this project, Mr. Higgins can be reached at 6924705.

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Cold Spring students are treated to a story under the shade of a tree on campus

Montecito mom and FunK Shades owner Candy Hedrick with her daughter Katherine, for whom the company was named

ed the book on behalf of the school. Santa Barbara Beautiful is a nonprofit organization that preserves and protects the urban forest in an ongoing effort to improve the quality of life in our community by planting trees.

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The Montecito School of Ballet will present A Midsummer Nights Dream on Saturday, June 9 at 7:30 pm at the Marjorie Luke Theatre. Based on the immortal tale by William Shakespeare, A Midsummer

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Last week, Cold Spring School students were treated to a special reading of Dr. Seusss The Lorax while escaping from the sun under a large shade tree. Santa Barbara Beautiful presented a copy of the book to the school, in honor of National Arbor Day. Third grade teacher Alix Seeple and husband, Courtney, a Santa Barbara Beautiful board member, took turns reading alternate passages from the story, teaching the importance of trees. Earlier this year, Santa Barbara Beautiful planted a California Red Rosebud tree on the Cold Spring Campus. School librarian Janet Reid accept-

Nights Dream has been performed by the Royal Ballet of England, the New York City Ballet, and by the San Francisco Ballet Company. The Montecito School of Ballet presents an original version of the ballet, created for the students of the school and guest artists. A Midsummer Nights Dream is the story of a night of confusions in enchanted woods. Four young lovers, trying to resolve their passions, and a group of country laborers, trying to rehearse a play, stumble about in the moonlight, while the fairies of the woodland pursue their own mysterious affairs, according to Montecito Ballets Lois Mitchell. Guests artists for the performance include Tracy Kofford, member of Santa Barbara Dance Theatre, Carisa Cope, graduate of the Montecito School of Ballet, and dancers from UCSB and SBCC. The show starts at 7:30 pm. For more information call 560-0597.

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rays with both style and function. The Hedricks began the company after searching for a way to protect their daughter Katherines eyes from the sun. The 7-year-old was born with a permanent brown birthmark on her left eye. As parents, we smother our children with sunscreen, but we often forget to protect their sensitive, precious eyes, Hedrick tells us. Katherines birthmark is more susceptible to harmful UV rays, but Hedrick found it difficult to compel her daughter to keep a pair of sunglasses on at all times. We knew we needed to make sunglasses which were both fun and functional, Hedrick said. We are an outdoor family, and spend many days outside in the Santa Barbara sun. The Hedricks devised their own idea: to make kid-friendly sunglasses featuring snap-on charms, which are interchangeable and collectable. With styles including flower power gems to skull and crossbones, each pair of shades can have up to four charms, making each pair distinct. The K in FunK Shades is in honor of Katherine, and the funK-itz collection of charms reflects her affection for collecting. FunK Shades newest line features everything from chic neon pinks to breezy ocean blues, and the new folding Wayfarer inspired frames are portable and compact, perfect for beach days, Hedrick says. We had such great success with the original FunK Shades collection that we wanted to add new styles and colors for spring and summer that reflect some of the current trends in fashion, said Hedrick. Protecting childrens eyes from harmful UV rays is our top priority, and if we can make it stylish and fun for kids as well, that is just icing on the cake! FunK Shades are available for ages 3 and up and come in a range of colors from neon to classic neutrals. The sunglasses can be purchased online at www.funkshades. com as well as local retailers Chicken Little in Santa Barbara, Sundance Beach in Goleta, and Toy Crazy in Montecito. MJ 31 May June 7 2012

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Montecito Motors Owners Headed to Prison

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Driver Cited in Summerland

Chester Adam Taylor of Montecito Motors being taken into custody after pleading no contest along with his father, Chester Lee Taylor, at the hearing on Thursday, May 17

Saturday, 19 May, 11:12 am Deputy Padilla was traveling on the 101 through Summerland, when he observed a truck in front of him traveling at a high rate of speed and swerving around cars. The deputy initiated a traffic stop when the trucks driver exited the freeway at Padaro Lane. The driver had a suspended license, no vehicle registration, and no insurance. As the deputy spoke to the driver, he smelled a strong odor of alcohol emitting from the truck. The driver successfully performed sobriety tests; it was clear to the deputy he was not under the influence of alcohol. However, a search of the vehicle found an open container of beer. The driver was cited for driving on a suspended license (which was suspended due to prior DUIs), possessing an open container of beer while driving, speeding, and not having insurance. His vehicle was towed from the scene.

he father and son owners of Montecito Motors are headed to state prison and will have to pay millions of dollars in restitution and back taxes after pleading no contest on Thursday, May 17 to dozens of felony charges for grand theft and tax evasion. Chester Lee Taylor, 72, and his son Chester Adam Taylor, 41, were accused of scamming about $1.2 million from more than two dozen victims, and falsifying income- and salestax documents for at least seven years at the now-defunct business, which formerly operated on the 500 block of Chapala Street. The pair entered their pleas, made under an agreement with prosecutors, in front of Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge Clifford Anderson. They were immediately taken into custody by Sheriffs Department bailiffs. The men will be held in the County Jail until their sentencing and restitution hearing scheduled for June 21, after which theyll be transferred to state prison. The 27 named victims will be allowed to make statements at the hearing in front of the judge and defendants. The father-son team was accused of conspiring to commit grand theft, and the investigation showed they defrauded customers and filed false tax forms for years, according to the felony criminal complaint. A restitution and sentencing hearing is scheduled for June 21 to determine how much money the two men are ordered to pay the victims, although its possible theyll never pay it, Senior Deputy District Attorney Brian Cota said. The money was spent on houses that were foreclosed on and maintaining a certain lifestyle, so there werent assets to take for restitution, he added. The orders to pay will remain in place forever, Cota said, so if the defendants start working once theyre released 31 May June 7 2012

from prison, they can begin paying it off. Chester Lee Taylor will serve 13 years in state prison under his plea deal and was ordered to pay about $98,000 restitution to the California Franchise Tax Board for unpaid taxes, reimbursing the investigation and penalties, Cota said. He pleaded no contest to 22 felonies and had seven counts dismissed. Because Chester Adam Taylor is the owner of Montecito Motors, he is responsible for the misreported business documents, according to Cota. He will serve 11 years in state prison and was ordered to pay $2.28 million for unpaid business sales tax, $2.9 million for unpaid business income tax, about $103,000 for unpaid personal income taxes, and investigation costs. He pleaded no contest to 24 felonies and had 14 counts dismissed as part of the plea deal. A no-contest plea is not an admission of guilt, but is treated the same as a conviction or guilty plea for purposes of punishment. From 1998 to 2010, Montecito Motors was collecting sales tax but grossly underpaid it to the Board of Equalization, Cota stated. Both men admitted an enhancement of aggravated white-collar crime, since their related felonies totaled more than $500,000 taken, and are ineligible to serve their sentences in County Jail. The dismissed counts were mostly lower-level misdemeanors or additional tax evasion counts, but the unpaid taxes are still due to the Franchise Tax Board, Cota said. Jennifer Taylor, 66, the elder Taylors wife, and daughter Sarah Taylor Swing pleaded guilty to misdemeanor tax evasion, and were ordered to pay restitution, interest and fines. They werent the focus of the investigation, but Jennifer Taylor was on the hook for filing a joint tax return and Swing received checks from Montecito Motors that she didnt claim as income, according to Cota. MJ

Boat Washes Ashore on Butterfly Beach

Saturday, May 26 12:30 pm Deputy Scherbarth responded to a report of a sailboat that had washed ashore on Butterfly Beach. The owner of the boat reported he lives on the boat, and had anchored it near Santa Barbara Cemetery the night before. Because of high winds, the owner was unable to access the boat to stay on it. The owner had been in contact with the Harbor Patrol and was attempting to come up with a plan on how to move the vessel off the shore. An incident report was taken.

Burglary on Park Lane

Saturday, May 26 8:35 pm Deputy Dickey was dispatched to Park Lane on reports of a burglary. The residents of the home had left for the evening, and when they returned they found several items missing, including an iPad, as well as birth and marriage certificates missing from a safe. A suspicious vehicle had been in the area, according to the resident. The license plate numbers, as well as description of the vehicle and its driver, were forwarded to detectives for follow up. MJ


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year Richard Sanford and Michael Benedict produced their first Pinot and we were privileged to be able to showcase this wine that would later set the standard for Central Coast winemaking. Chanticleers house wine was called St. Carl and it was made at a small vineyard on North Refugio Road at the Santa Ynez Winery by Fred Brander prior to the Brander vineyard being established. When I purchased the business from John Ireland, the area that is now the bar was an antique store owned by the late William Sparrow Sr. When his lease was up I remodeled the space and turned it into what is now: the bar. What I wanted most for the location was a place to showcase musicians from different sides of the spectrum. The primary difference with Chanticleers bar and Luckys bar is that we had very thick roman shade curtains that we lowered after hours and turned the place into a private club. Being born and raised in New Orleans I wanted a neighborhood bar where not only friends could drop in, but also musicians up for the weekend. Yes it was also a subtle club for music. Hank & Wayne were a regular fixture at Chanticleer; Ian Bernard (co-founder of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, former musical director of TVs Rowan & Martins LaughIn, and an accomplished jazz pianist), Kei Akagi (former pianist with Miles Davis), Ronnie Graham, Le Hot Club, Cash Valley Drifters, George Cables (pianist with Freddie Hubbard, Dexter Gordon etc.) frequented the bar. With this July being the 35th anniversary of the opening of Chanticleer, I fondly remember those times as we watch our world today spin out of control. Kind regards, Guy Hamilton Montecito

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(Editors note: Thank you for your recollection of Montecitos most recent heyday. You mention Ian Bernard, coincidentally, as he has a letter to the editor in this issue. J.B.)

Is the Miramar Hotel a viable project? The project has been shopped for years, with three or four developers. Does it have a Construction Loan Commitment and a Take Out Permanent Loan Commitment? Apparently not. Does it have tenant or resort operator? Who? Will a T.O.T. tax break really bring results? Is the property a health and fire hazard and an eyesore, and a negative to surrounding real estate desirability and values that needs to be abated? Does the area really need a resort hotel? Is there a more viable development alternative, such as, townhomes, which would bring in substantial real estate taxes, as well a eliminate resort traffic problems? H. Thomas Santa Barbara (Editors note: So many questions, so few answers. All we know is that the Miramar was a profitable hotel-resort for over 100 years. That it could be again is likely; that we need it is another thing entirely. No doubt if there were no Biltmore none would ever be built, but the Biltmore definitely enhances Montecito. A classy Miramar would probably do the same. TLB)

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I would also like to thank the Montecito Association Board of Directors for voting approval at our request of the statement: We would not support an option that would rely solely on Hermosillo Road as the primary northbound exit in that area. Doing so would result in the addition of unacceptable levels of traffic on Coast Village Road and would likely adversely affect the residential neighborhood to the north. Sybil Rosen Montecito

Taking Ralph To Task

Ralph Iannellis letter takes spin to a new dynamic level (Calling Jamie Dimon MJ # 18/21). To blame President Clinton and Secretary Rubin for their actions in 1994 for the housing crisis in 2008 is both ludicrous and nonsense. But I am happy that Mr. Iannelli can sleep soundly knowing that Jamie Dimon, the man who bet and lost three billion dollars is in charge. It makes me want to invest my money with Essex Capital Corporation... Sure! Ian Bernard Santa Ynez (Editors note: Lets see now, when the government, via the Community Reinvestment Act, began to browbeat banks into taking on non-credit-worthy clients, then set things up later so that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could take those No-Doc(ument) or as they were fondly called, Liar Loans off the banks hands, bankers and mortgage lenders began issuing as many loans as they could make to liars and other losers, pocketing the commissions, and quickly dumping them into the lap of Freddie and Fannie. Gee, what could have gone wrong with a system like that? As for Dimon, who bet and lost three billion dollars, you should know that Jamie Dimon has made tens of billions of dollars over the years for his bank and never risked taxpayer money. We would certainly prefer that he or Essex Capital take over U.S. finances rather than the current crew that has squandered, or as you call it bet and lost, oh lets see, I believe were closing in on FIVE TRILLION DOLLARS of my, your, and our grandchildrens money. Please. J.B.)

Trains Now, Lanes Later

I am writing to say a huge thank you to Bob Hazard for the extraordinary effort he has made in studying the issue and writing the Editorial A Treatise on Widening the 101 Through Montecito (MJ # 18/19). I do believe he actually read the entire Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR)! We should all be grateful for his clarity, thoroughness and accuracy in defining the process for approval, recommendations for our consideration and stating concisely a roadmap for what we can do as individuals that care about the outcome of this plan for our community. As he says, Decisions made now will have substantial consequences on the future character of our community. He came to Endorse F-Modified as the preferred Hot Springs-Cabrillo Boulevard Interchange Design after studying all the options. That is just how so many of us came to the same decision. I want to say a special thank you to the Montecito Journal for giving this issue and his editorial the coverage it deserves. Bob Hazard is a Montecito treasure. 31 May June 7 2012

Thanks For The 101 Treatise

In response to the letter to the editor titled Toll Booths Required (MJ # 18/21), how about Trains Now, Lanes Later? As the writer points out, the third lane will not be finished for many years, and realistically, wont be done until well into the 2020s. Thats why its imperative that the commuter rail plan be implemented ASAP. Toll booths to fund a more ambitious commuter rail system is a great idea, but a more sophisticated way of identifying and charging commuters is called for. How about a smart sticker on a cars windshield that would be read electronically as vehicles travel on the northbound 101 north of Ventura; the commuter would be charged accordingly. The good news is that there is $25 million within Measure A to specifically fund a commuter rail system, and there are other funds being applied for. Goleta is even making plans to relocate the current rail platform to a more appropriate location closer to the jobs center. If reducing congestion is the goal, then implementing a commuter rail service in the next few years makes more sense than spending $428 million to add a third lane in maybe 10-15 years. The cost estimate was in 2005 dollars, so count on that going up considerably. 101 In Motion created the plan that has resulted in the widening project, but it also included a commuter rail service; otherwise, the goal of congestion relief could not be attained. We need both a train and a lane, but lets also consider the time frame. Widening the 101 has many challenges, both in the time the project will take to completion, plus the huge cost. If there was a cost-benefit study done for both the commuter train and the third lane, there would be no contest. The train would be up and running for a fraction of the cost of the third lane. After all, the track is in place, not so for the third lane. The track is the third lane and its already there! Dennis Story Chair, CoastalRailNow www.coastalrailnow.org

Reckless Banking

Jamie Dimon is the CEO of JPMorgan Chase, and he approved what The New York Times said was an incredibly risky banking strategy that led to a loss of at least $3 billion for his bank. Reports say that led to billions more being wiped from retirement plans and shareholders across the country. World renowned economist Simon Johnson believes that increased safeguards could have prevented JPMorgan Chase from engaging in this risky behavior, but theres a problem: Jamie Dimon sits on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which is charged with regulating the banking industry. Its an unacceptable conflict of interest leaving Jamie Dimon in charge of protecting against risky financial bets is like having a fox guard the henhouse. Because JP Morgan Chase Bank is too big to fail, it enjoys the protection of U.S. taxpayers. As such, Mr. Dimon has a responsibility to safeguard the banks financial strength not just for the sake of his shareholders

but also for the public good. Mr. Dimon failed in that duty. He personally approved a very risky trading strategy that not only lost billions of dollars for the firm but also had the potential to destabilize the worlds financial markets. Jamie Dimon risked depositors money and all of our futures. Despite this, Jamie Dimon still sits on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York an institution charged with supervising JP Morgan Chase and other Wall Street banks. Mr. Dimon also leads lobbying campaigns to maintain the right to carry out the kind of risky trading that recently lost billions and continues to put the worlds economy at risk. Jamie Dimon should immediately resign his post at the New York Federal Reserve Bank. If he will not, then the Federal Reserve System should take whatever action is needed to remove him immediately from that position. Both Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and former Head of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (and Senate candidate) Elizabeth Warren have called for Jamie Dimon to resign his New York Fed board position. To date, Mr. Dimon has given no indication that he will relinquish this post. Americans must stand up to Mr. Dimon and demand his resignation. Ignoring this request would undermine the legitimacy and effectiveness of the entire Federal Reserve. Leoncio Martins Montecito (Editors note: Your reference to having a fox guard the henhouse is laughable in the face of Barney Frank and Chris Dodd, the two most culpable in the banking collapse, having written the new rules for banking regulators. Then, to add that the Cherokee-chic feathered fraud that is U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren is calling for Dimon to resign adds to the hilarity. Thank you for a most enjoyable belly laugh, though Mr. Dimon probably should remove himself from the Federal Reserve system, as you suggest. J.B.) MJ








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lent on-campus resources, ranked the schools based on outstanding academics and great economic value. Westmont has ranked in the top 100 of U.S. News & World Reports Americas Best Colleges for the past three years. The college leaped nine spots in the most recent ranking of the best liberal arts colleges, joining only seven other liberal arts colleges in California to appear in the top 100.

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estmont is ranked in the top 20 percent and is the highest Christian liberal arts school in a survey by PayScale, which looked at the return of investment at more than 850 U.S. colleges and universities. The ROI Rankings, which considered in-state and out-of-state tuition compared to average lifetime earnings, list Westmont as No. 172. Westmont is the top college among the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU), with the next CCCU school 178 spots lower at No. 352.

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co-ed tennis (July 16-20 and July 23-27), co-ed soccer (July 16-20), co-ed track and field (July 16-20) and co-ed baseball (July 30-Aug. 3). We have an incredible community of staff, including Westmont coaches, players and alumni working to create a positive and personal experience, says co-director Kristi Kiely. Its the Westmont way and its how we have run our camps since they began more than fifteen years ago. We are intentional about our campers having a week full of fun and instruction, so that when they leave they have learned a bit more about the sport and enjoyed it. Registration and information about age restrictions are available online. Space is limited, and all camps are expected to fill up quickly. For more information, please call the athletics department at (805) 565-6010. MJ

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n 2002, Larry Crandell introduced Eloy Ortega, Steve Cushman, Earl Armstrong and Tom Parker to a new nonprot called Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation. Following that introduction, the Foundation successfully began its mission of growing services offered in the Tri-County Region. It was Steve Cushman who came up with the idea to create The Grizzly Club, a core group of community leaders working together to support local families with a child battling cancer. Two years later, in 2004, the Club was established and began to raise critical funds for the rapidly growing Foundation. The Grizzly Club and its dedicated members have been integral to the success of Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation. On behalf of our board of directors, staff and families we serve, we want to thank you for your unfailing response to our calls to action. Your support has directly impacted countless local families. You mean so much to usand to the children and families we serve. The Grizzly Club is about community. It is a reection of everything Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation stands for. Together we will continue to make a difference in the lives of families and children battling cancer. To nd out more about the Grizzly Club and our Annual Grizzly Club Breakfast on June 20th or to learn about Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, please contact us at 805-962-7466 or info@teddybearcancerfoundation.org. www.teddybearcancerfoundation.org

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ets start by admitting that were all, in one way or another, business people. If we work, we are business people, whether were employed in the private or public sector, in pure commercial or in creative endeavors. And you dont have to be a business owner to know that the working world has recently gone through some big changes. More and more prevalently, a new word has come to the forefront of todays workplace: happiness. Workplace culture has seen a shift in its ideals, and companies are often putting stock in the idea that happiness breeds efficiency, ingenuity and motivation among employees. Most noticeable in big organizations like Google and Zappos, companies are working to keep their employees comfortable and above all else, happy. Employers have taken to this idea because of its proven success in increasing productivity, and employees likewise have enjoyed the ability to better fulfill their potential. But there is a gap in most plans to leverage employee happiness. While its pretty common for a contemporary business to loosen rigid restrictions on how employees spend their time, foster encouraging and cooperative environments, or even set up a pool table in the office, health is rarely part of the plan to bring about a happy working culture. Health is tied to our happiness personally, and it is no less so professionally. Any successful business relies on a cooperative, balanced, and healthy environment. Corporate health is something successful companies are talking about, and struggling companies are worrying about. In my work as a personal trainer and health consultant, I have been working with a growing number of businesses on strategic ways to incorporate the ideas of corporate health in a practical and comprehensive way. For any organization, or even anyone in the working world, bringing health into the workplace continues to deliver dividends of productivity and motivation. In my work with health consulting resource Fitness 805, there are a number of ways we can incorporate this within an organization. Setting Up In-House Facilities Many organizations have opted to work with Fitness 805 to design custom gyms and exercise facilities onpremises. With an exercise environment on-site, employees are given the opportunity to create a break in the sometimes monotonous workday

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love tennis, and in January I witnessed, along with millions of other fans, one of the most amazing matches of all time. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic began play in the finals of the 2012 Australia Open at approximately 7:15 p.m. After playing 369 points for a grueling five hours and 53 minutes, Djokovic was crowned champion at 1:37 a.m. During the post-match ceremony, both players struggled to continue standing. I yelled at my television for someone to get them chairs. Thankfully someone did. Finally, both players collapsed into their seats. How could these two men play at such a high level on the tennis court for nearly six hours? The answer: Teamwork. Teamwork in an individual sport? Absolutely. Nadal and Djokovic each has a personal coach, a business manager, a nutritionist and a physical trainer to help them play their best. I have no doubt that the communication between these team members is excellent. There is no way you can get to, and remain at, Nadal and Djokovics level of playing tennis without an ace team. The same concept applies to financial management. Like an individual sport, financial success ultimately rests with you. If you assemble a topnotch financial-management team to assist you, your chances of success will skyrocket. Financial advisors and institutions today call it wealth management. With a solid wealth-management process in place, you can reach, and maintain, a high level of financial wellbeing. I define it like this: Investment Management + Advanced Planning + Relationship Management = Wealth Management Investment management is the astute management of investments over time to help achieve financial goals. It requires advisors to deeply understand their clients most important challenges. With that understanding, advisors design an investment plan considering their clients time horizons and risk tolerance to maximize the probability of achieving their goals. Investment management also requires advisors to monitor both their clients portfolios and their financial lives over time so they can adjust the investment plan as needed. The first member of your team should be a highly qualified invest-

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Jason Baker is Founder and President of Fitness 805 and has been a personal trainer in Montecito for over a decade. He can be contacted at jbaker@ fitness805.com.

Tim Hatton is the Owner and President of Hatton Consulting, Inc, a registered investment advisory firm. He holds the Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Investment Fiduciary designations. He lives in Montecito with his wife Jen and two children, Heidi and Hudson. He can be reached at thatton@hattonconsulting.com or at (602) 852-5525

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with something productive that will not distract significantly from their responsibilities. Group Activities A great way to foster the team mentality of a workplace and to find support in following health-related goals is to engage in personal training, yoga, Pilates, hula-hoop, meditation and other weekly classes as a group. These activities can go far in making exercise a point of connection for a group of people, and for surrounding healthy activity in a supportive and cooperative atmosphere. Contests & Incentives A great way to bring constructive fun into the workplace is with incentive programs like casual weight-loss or body fat loss competitions. These kind of organized programs can create a pressure-free, but competitive atmosphere that allows many people who would often feel shy or self conscious about weight loss to participate in working toward these goals as a group. Ongoing Efforts At Fitness 805, we have also worked with many organizations in an ongoing capacity, putting together and running smoking cession campaigns, monthly newsletters with tips and interviews from fellow employees, monthly wellness speakers and cooking classes, massage therapy sessions and healthy meal delivery. These kinds of longterm campaigns can make sure results continue to build to their peak potential. A commitment to health, it turns out, can do a lot more than improve our personal, physical, and emotional outlook. The ability for greater health and happiness to empower everyone to reach the peak of their potential, and for organizations to capitalize on their peak efficiency is becoming better known and leveraged by the day. The days of the miserable, gray office cubicle are going the way of the dodo as more and more businesses are bringing home the benefits of health and happiness in the workplace. MJ


ment advisor. Many individuals feel confident filling this role themselves. If you do, please evaluate your performance objectively. Advanced planning goes beyond investments to look at all the other aspects that factor into your financial life -- tax planning, estate planning, insurance planning and charitable giving. Advanced planning introduces at least three other team members: a certified public accountant, an estate-planning attorney and an insurance agent. Relationship management is the final element. The team includes at least an investment manager, an accountant, an estate-planning attorney and an insurance agent. Including yourself, you now have five team players working together to plan your financial future. Optimally managing these relationships requires experience. Whether you choose to be the teams quarterback or hand off the responsibility to a professional advisor, the key is to foster solid, trusted relationships. Understanding each team players unique role and area of expertise is important because many wealth-management issues overlap. Technology can facilitate the sharing of information in a secure way across relationship boundaries. Knowing how to use technology saves time and money. It is important to note that wealth management is a process. Your financial life will zig and zag over time. If you have a well-conceived process, one that guides you through certain steps annually, you will benefit. Your wealth management team will allow you to feel confident that your financial matters are organized. The team will increase your long-term investment performance. It will ensure you have a clear and simple estate plan, it will identify all risks that should be insured and those that should not, and it will legally reduce your tax burden. Just by lowering your taxes, investment fees and insurance premiums, a good wealth management process can save you tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands or more, of your hard-earned dollars over your lifetime Taking a comprehensive approach to achieving all your financial dreams requires wealth management. Build your team, nurture it, and you will be able to endure the seemingly grueling task of managing all your financial affairs with ease, just like Nadal and Djokovin did at this years Australia Open. MJ 31 May June 7 2012

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Jock Sewall, a fourth generation Californian, has been a practicing architect in Santa Barbara for 25 years. In 2005 he was a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome where he started his book, now published, on Mediterranean Architecture. His book on Californian Mission Architecture is due out October 2012.

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The Biltmore being constructed in 1928; it was designed by Reginald Johnson, who also designed Lotusland and the Music Academy of the West

he Biltmore is Montecitos premier landmark resort that sits front and center on the Butterfly Beach. If you do nothing besides lunch at the Biltmore, walk Butterfly beach, and see the Mission, you have pretty much experienced the best of Santa Barbara. The Biltmore was opened in 1928. The name comes from the Vanderbilt Biltmore in North Carolina, and the builder-owners were Bowman Company, who had a string of hotels across the country. It was designed by Reginald Johnson, a master architect and son of an Episcopal minister in Los Angeles. During the same years, Johnson also designed Lotusland and the Music Academy estate Mirasol nearby. He quit working the high-end properties at age 48 to help design multi-family housing in Southern California. The Biltmore is his masterpiece and it has been beautifully kept up, even improved, over the years and is now owned by Ty Warner. Some unusual features of the Biltmore include: The fine dining patio has a retractable glass-topped roof that opens by remote control like a miniature football stadium, upstairs there is a hidden woodpaneled meeting room that resembles the hold of a Spanish galleon, the huge vaulted beamed ceilings of the lobby are actually made of fireproof cast concrete, and finally, in the spite fence category, the huge adjacent Olympic pool was purposely made one foot too long to use as a venue for the Olympics, after the owner got in a snit with the committee, making it useless for the world-class competition. The Santa Barbara mantra has always been understated elegance and 31 May June 7 2012

The entry of the Biltmore with mariachis in 1929

discreet comfort. At the Biltmore, this elusive goal has become the baseline standard, and the doors are always open. These are remarkable estatequality grounds set in the public domain, so you can drop by anytime. It is a fine place to tour no tickets, no hassle, just walk up, nod at the doorman like you own the place, and watch him roll out the red carpet. Dont bother telling him I sent you though, it wont help a bit. MJ

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merica has been credited with introducing major art forms to the world, notable among them baseball, jazz, and bourbon whiskey. Months short of ninety years ago, October 1923, to be exact, another such icon stepped off the streets of San Francisco, into the pages of a renowned magazine, Black Mask, and from there into the collective psyche of the mystery fan and mystery writer. The medium was a short story, Fly Paper, narrated by a man who is self-acknowledged fat, short, and forty, known to us only as the Continental Op, an employee operative, if you will of the Continental Detective Agency, modeled on the activities and attitudes of the Pinkerton Agency, former employee the Ops creator, Dashiell Hammett. It was a wandering daughter job, the Continental Op tells us. The Hambletons had been for several generations a wealthy and decently prominent New York family. There was nothing in the Hambleton history to account for Sue, the youngest member of the clan. She grew out of childhood with a kink that made her dislike the polished side of life, like the rough. By the time she was twenty-one, she definitely preferred Tenth Avenue to Fifth, grifters to bankers, and Hymie the Riveter to the Honorable Cecil Windown, who had asker her to marry him. The Op lets us know straight away that Hymie the Riveter was a Philadelphia racketeer who had moved north to the big city, carrying a Thompson submachine gun wrapped in blue-checkered oilcloth. By the end of 1923, the Op appeared in five capers. The genre known as the hardboiled detective novel would never be the same, nor would the postWorld War II noir mystery go the way of the second-feature Western movie; both were elevated into the grown-up kids sand box of respectability. A convenient and exhilarating immersion in The Op presents itself in The Continental Op, in paper as an original Dell mass-market, or The Big Knockover, in a Vantage paper edition featuring short stories and novellas. Both provide excellent samplings of The Op at work, demonstrating the simultaneous street smarts, tough attitudes, and nuanced visions of the opportunities for crime and corruption in the early decades of the twentieth century, seen through the filter of the role model for Hammetts Sam Spade, and for most PIs or Ops of the twentieth century. Fond as I am of the first Op story, Fly 31 May June 7 2012

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Paper, which hits the ground running, Death on Pin Street strikes home as an even more dramatic introduction to the reason why the hardboiled eye story took off with such velocity. In the fourth paragraph, The Op hears: I want you to find my husbands murderer. Her voice was shrill, and her dark eyes had wild lights in them. The police have done nothing. Four days and they have done nothing. They say it was a robber, but they Speeding up causes the entire car to shimmy like a Roaring havent found him. They havent found anything. Such was the opinion of Twenties flapper, which is nice because it keeps my coffee stirred the police, and indeed, the art of the private investigator story imitated the I guess you could say this car was contemporary life, producing the cowYes, I noticed that. boy, loner, maverick, all rolled into one. on its last wheels. And Im having trouble getting Later, for considerably more money, started in the morning, especially if The Continental Op knew how to use his fists and a .38 Smith and Wesson or I bought an interval car. It would its cold. run for a while then refuse to run for a colt .45. The doctor looked at my chart. Well a while. Mechanics kept trying to fix we checked your blood and... it. One of them offered me a shotgun Let me guess, its leaking onto my to put it out of its misery. One of the drive shaft. The genre known as the special features of this chariot was that Well, it doesnt say that in the hardboiled detective novel it had a broken fuel gauge. So I had to chart... You know, I think maybe some keep track of how much gas I had left. of your parts just need adjusting so would never be the same I met a lot of nice folks this way, who lets send you to physical therapy. would pick me and my gallon jug up Physical therapists are experts in As his prolific contemporary hitchhiking on the side of the freeway making do with what you have kind Raymond Chandler did, Hammett and take us to the nearest gas station. of like old car owners. I always expect stitched together many of his Black It happened so often, I had a sign I them to break out the duct tape and Mask Magazine stories into longer would put on the dash: This car is not WD40. works. These became grafted into even abandoned. Please do not tow to the Okay, lets get you up on the lift... larger tapestries of darker, more sinister auto graveyard again. They also have an uncanny ability This car, too, was losing a bit of its to quickly diagnose you in laymens explorations; demonstrable examples of how the affect-less murder puzzles traction. terms. Even though my current ride, of the English country manor became Patient is presenting with a bit of full-blooded, democratized crime and which was manufactured in the spasmoticism... previous century, runs pretty much mayhem. Huh? Once again, the Continental Op to every day, it is beginning to show its Parts of you shimmy like a Roaring the rescue in The Big Knockover, which age. The air conditioner cools the car Twenties flapper. contains a favored Op story, The to about three degrees cooler than Cant you put in some new parts? Gutting of Couffingal, which leads us the outside air, which is okay I guess Your model is obsolete. to the Ops appearance in a book that considering the passenger side winYoure not going to suggest a shotwas thought to have been Hammetts dow often refuses to return to the up gun are you? hubristic display of his left-leaning position after being lowered to let Nope. We are more professional politics in the novel The Red Harvest. out some of the gas smell. Also my than that. Thats when he broke out Praise from French critics that this was right rear blinker often goes on the some duct tape and WD40. Hammett at the peak of his powers blink or rather off the blink and I Well have you back on the road in only enhanced the mistaken belief that have to use hand signals to indicate no time. The Op was Hammetts way of propa- Im turning. Not many of todays Will I be zooming along the freeganda. You had only to read The Red younger generation are familiar way of life good as new? Harvest to know it had nothing to do with hand signals, so they often give Hmm, lets just say youve probawith Communism and everything to me back the universal hand signal bly reached the frontage-road-beforewhen they have to brake suddenly. it-gets-too-dark stage of locomotion. do with blood. The Continental Op still goes strong Also, something in the dashboard is Wonder how long before I start as he nears one hundred. going backwards down steep hills? MJ MJ no longer completely connected to
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once bought a car for fifty dollars. The guy I bought if from said it leaked a bit of oil. Turns out, the warmer the engine got the more oil it leaked right onto the drive shaft. So if you happened to be going uphill on a warm day, the engine got hotter and hotter, which made the oil leak more and more, and eventually you stopped going uphill and began going downhill backwards. This often confused people behind me and occasionally caused the passengers in my car to scream like banshees. To help solve the problem I put in some ninety-weight motor oil, which was so thick it came out of the can in lumps gaalubb, gaaluuubb.

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whatever it is supposed to be connected to, causing an uncomfortable rattling at slow speeds. Speeding up causes the entire car to shimmy like a Roaring Twenties flapper, which is nice because it keeps my coffee stirred. Alas, Im afraid this cars heading for the last big road trip. I was thinking about these old cars during my recent annual physical. And somethings rattling inside my shoulder like its not connected to whatever it is that its supposed to be connected to. I see. Anything else? My front and rear chassis seem to be sagging.



An Evening with the Cowboys

story and photos by Lynn P. Kirst

Mingling during the cocktail hour are Colleen Kirst, Susan Jensen, and Melissa and Dave Stamey

olks who didnt make advance reservations for An Evening with the Cowboys held Saturday, May 19 at the Carriage and Western Art Museum were sorely out of luck. Not only were they greeted with a large hand-lettered poster with the happy (for the museum, anyway) news: Event Sold Out! but they also missed a memorable night of camaraderie, delicious fare and topflight entertainment. Santa Barbaras most unusual museum has been holding this event on a sometimes annual basis since 1998, and award winning cowboy singer/songwriter Dave Stamey has performed at every one. Another reg-

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Carriage Museum vice president Tom Peterson is all smiles as he poses with Silsby Pelissero and the silver saddle that Silsby and his brother recently donated, which belonged to their grandfather Silsby Spaulding

to their many friends who passed through the buffet line. Tom Peterson, vice president of the museum, happily told the audience of more than 160 guests about recent donations of artwork and historic tack. A highlight is the missing piece of the Ed Borein mural that has recently been reunited with the rest of the frieze, which extends over 140 feet in length above the display cases

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some well known Stamey standards. While he generally performs his own compositions, Dave does make exceptions and added in a couple of classic songs as special dedications. For the recent birthday of fellow trail rider Phil Kirst, he played the timeless bad-horse ballad Strawberry Roan, prefacing it with a bit of history about its author, Curly Fletcher (1892-1954).

Stamey ended the evening with a special dedication to a friend in the audience, leading a rousing sing-along of American Pie, which topped the charts back in 1971 for singer Don McLean. While he may not have closed the show with a cowboy tune, that didnt stop anyone from joining in, or from walking out the door with smiles on their faces. MJ

able to meet some of the fans that are so excited about the donations of their family heirlooms. Bill Reynolds of Ranch & Reata magazine was there with wife, Kristin, promoting not only their Journal of the American West, but spreading news about their Santa Ynez restaurant venture, Ranch & Reata Roadhouse, slated to open in August with a performance by singer Tom Russell. Another highlight of the evening was the raffle of a print by well known Western artist Joe Milazzo, whose display of framed artwork had many guests coveting his creations. The lucky winners were Nancy and Dave Hunsicker of Solvang. But it was the entertainment portion of the evening that kept everyone glued to his or her chair. Dave Stamey

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Taste of the Nation The Montecito Country Club was packed with 600 gourmands and oenophiles when Share Our Strengths fifth annual Taste of the Nation was staged, raising around $50,000 for the Food Bank of Santa Barbara County, where nearly half the recipients are children. The tony culinary event, chaired by Jessica Knight, featured more than 50 of the citys top food and wine purveyors, including a special cooking demonstration featuring the Food Networks top chef, Fabio Viviani voted a fan favorite and his awardwinning mixologist, Jacopo Falleni. Since its inception in 1984, Share Our Strength has raised more than $300 million and supported over 1,000 groups around the world working to end childhood hunger. Food for thought, indeed... 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover Kim Kardashian could have gotten some ideas on how to exact revenge

on her one-time true love and now mortal enemy, Kris Humphries, after she was offered a gig hosting a TV special titled 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover. Executives at Investigation Discovery reached out to the reality star to host the program, which documents the most creative, cunning and spectacular ways women planned revenge on no-good boyfriends and husbands. But, according to her rep, the offer was rejected. Next month the twosome, who were married for 72 well-paid days, go to court, with Humphries lawyers grilling Kardashian on-camera about financial issues, including a Ferrari they were reportedly both given as a wedding gift, but which she allegedly kept for herself. At least it wont be scripted like most of her E! TV shows... Queens Closet Uncovered Queen Elizabeth has been a fashion icon for six decades, with her nononsense wardrobe an unmitigated success. But according to her Majestys London-based dress designer,

Stewart Parvin, its more than just the cut of outfits that goes into creating her critically acclaimed look. Its also her biology! In a rare interview, Parvin, 45, who has designed the monarchs dresses for the past 11 years, has revealed some of the wardrobe secrets that have kept her looking stylish over the past 60 years. The use of an extra shoulder pad, having a servant wear in her shoes, using materials that dont crease and the fact that she seemingly doesnt sweat have all helped her in her royal duties since coming to the British throne in 1952, succeeding her father, King George VI. Parvin told the London Sunday Times the Queens dressers give each item of her clothing a code name, such as Buttercup, before entering it on to a computer spreadsheet along with the time, date and location of where it was worn. Every dress has got a name well get that in an email, he explained. Its the only way we know which is which. Then they catalog where it has been worn so if she is going to meet President Obama she wouldnt wear the same dress. Thats why people will think she wears things, because there is such a system. Parvin says HM wears colorful outfits so she stands out in a crowd, although yellow and bright pink are her favorites... Sightings: Workaholics comedian Adam DeVine noshing at opal... Golfing legend Greg Norman attending his daughters wedding at a rented Carpinteria estate... Alan and Tanya Thicke lunching at the Santa Barbara Polo Club 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

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The Chairman proved to be a quick learner and made short order of the pressurized cork

and exulted in the successful execution of his precise decapitation of the champagne bottle The $500-per-person four-course Laguna Blanca fundraiser meal at the Biltmore was nearly ready to begin; that meant, of course that a traditional Sabrage was required, so Christofle CEO Nicolas Krafft (left) gave Montecito Bank & Trust Chairman of the Board Mike Towbes a short tutorial on the finer aspects of opening a champagne bottle with a silver saber

t was a $1,000 per couple dinner held at the Biltmore and sponsored by Bob and Holly Murphy of Coast 2 Coast Collection as a fundraiser to pay the tuition of one deserving student for a year at Laguna Blanca School; fifty generous souls dug deep to support the effort. Host for the fourcourse dinner with selected wines was Nicolas Krafft, President & CEO of Christofle (North America), one of the Murphys signature lines sold at their La Arcada boutique. Its an event initiated by Holly and Bob Murphy, Nicolas explains as we gather on the outside patio at the Biltmore for a Champagne (Moet & Chandon) reception before the dinner. Its a way of Christofle to support the Murphys business, Nicolas continues, as they are a new distributor, and we are there to support their store, our only store in Santa Barbara What Holly and Bob Murphy are doing [in La Arcada] is exactly in line with what we are trying to do, he adds. The dinner was a spontaneous idea

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A Night of Cabaret

by Joanne A. Calitri

Joanne is a professional international photographer and journalist. Contact her at : jcalitri_internationalphoto@yahoo.com

Santa Barbara Birth Center founder Laurel Phillips with daughters Sophia and Zola, and husband Glen

Birth Assistant of Santa Barbara Birth Center Alissa Herbert, Julie Schneiderman and midwife Nikole Paulos dressed in Cabaret chic at the Savoy

he Santa Barbara Birth Center fundraiser, with event co-chairs Jill Chase and Talina Hermann, honorary co-chairs Wendy Jensen and Julie Schneiderman, included performances by aerialists, gypsy musicians and dancer Vanessa Isaac, all catering to the theme, A Night of Cabaret de Paris. The Paris-themed event was held at the Savoy on May 11. The Birth Centers goal to raise $40,000 is earmarked for ongoing operating costs, salary for a full-time executive director, nurses to support the midwives, and funding the subsidy. Guests were greeted in almostFrench at the door, along with a photo-op, a feathered boa, and complimentary drink tickets as they made their way up to the third floor. Cocktail hour included Zen Diva Spa massages and hors doeuvres. There was a silent auction, a raffle and show at 8 pm on the first floor stage area. Raffle prizes included a strand of freshwater pearls from A.H. Gaspar Jewelers, a sterling silver necklace set with rubies from Daniel Gibbings Jewelry, and a Hoe Nalu Stand Up Paddleboard package from Upright Sports. Guests dressed in cabaret inspired outfits and mingled, danced and caught up with old friends at the fundraiser. The center was founded by Laurel Phillips, who explained, I was motivated to create the birth center in response to hearing so many pregnant women ask Where is the birth center in this town? Women wanted another choice; they wanted an option for out of hospital birth and midwifery care that didnt necessarily mean birthing 31 May June 7 2012

Talina Hermann with husband, Steve, enjoying themselves at the Paris-themed event held at the Savoy downtown Santa Barbara

SB Birth Center board Vice President and emcee for the event Thomas Caleel looking sharp with Blue Caleel

Jill Jeffries Chase with husband, Chad at the SB Birth Center fundraiser titled, A night of Cabaret de Paris

Barbara. Laurel, the other midwives, the board and all the volunteers have done a brilliant job bringing this all together. Noted guests were Martin Gore of Depeche Mode, Theresa BorgatelloCarlson and Derek Carlson, Cliff and Crystal Wyatt, Wendy Jensen, owner Amelia Jane in Summerland Erin Taylor, owner of the Savoy Adam Pirozzi, Jill Chase, Talina and Steve Hermann, Barbara and John Ireland,

Sheela Hunt, Tracy Rochestie, Carl Palmer and Carrie Kappel, Linda and Thomas Cole, musician Swingin Dave, Joy Margolis, Julie Schneiderman, SB Birth Center Treasurer Janet Spargur, and Board Vice President and emcee for the event Thomas Caleel. For more information about the Santa Barbara Birth Center, visit www.SBBirthCenter.org or call (805) 770-3700. It is located at 2958 State Street. MJ

in their homes. It took us three years to create the nonprofit center, build a board of directors and volunteer base, raise funds, find a location and do the extensive renovations necessary to create a quality organization. Today, the well-respected center provides complete midwifery care to all women with low-risk pregnancies, regardless of their ability to pay, who seek a safe alternative to birth in the hospital. Laurels singer-songwriter husband Glen Phillips, with daughters Sophia and Zola, were on hand to support his wifes efforts, saying, Its been wonderful to see the Birth Center open and thriving. Its such a simple thing, to be able to choose where and how to have a baby, and the community has spoken and given themselves another choice for normal birth in Santa

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n ocean view in Montecito comes at a price. Fortunately, that price can vary. Even though Montecito is an ocean side community, views of the ocean are actually difficult to come by. In many cases, mature trees have obscured the views from many properties that a dozen or more years ago had them. The home I live in, for instance, had nice ocean peek views from most south facing windows when we moved in eight years ago. Those have sadly disappeared due to my neighbors hedges and trees growing just a few feet taller in recent years. Here, listed in ascending price order, are a few of my best buy picks for ocean view properties in Montecito.

Summit Road. The home is surrounded by natural landscaping and includes a 1937 California cottage, sitting on 1.25 gently sloping, ocean view acres. The house features 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, a large living room with fireplace and a connected sunroom. There is a separate garage and off-street parking for guests in the large driveway. Ocean views can be seen from the back patio, overlooking the pool and open grassy yard. The home is in the Montecito 93108 ZIP code area, but is not in either of the Montecito school districts. There is room to upgrade the main home and grounds, making this an interesting opportunity for someone with vision and skill to maximize the potential of this property.

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to and overlooking the San Ysidro Ranch. It originally came on the market with an asking price of $4,850,000. This Spanish style home was designed by Bob Easton and was built in 1982. The main house offers three bedrooms and four bathrooms and includes a den or office, a guest wing with bathroom, a long private drive, off-street parking for guests, a sunny, southwest exposure throughout, and a pool and lawn area that enjoys exceptional views across Montecitos Golden Quadrangle to the Pacific Ocean and sunsets beyond. This multi-level home is designed for privacy, both inside and out. By planning bedrooms on various levels, every inhabitant can feel as if

they have their own floor within the home. Once outside, one is drawn to the ocean views from the balcony terraces, which overlook the pool and gardens of the San Ysidro Ranch Hotel. Walk down your driveway and hike the many miles of trails in Montecito or stroll to the San Ysidro Ranch for happy hour. For added value, the property is located in the Montecito Union School District.






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On Entertainment
Regrets Only at CBB
by Steven Libowitz

but we wanted to hear it out loud everybody loved it. Any second thoughts on taking on such a currently controversial topic, especially in this presidential election year? Well, yeah, of course. But it never states opinions. It only asks questions. The characters and the authors never stake out a position. And it takes place in a very different time for the subject when marriage and living together were never an option. So theyre questioning relationships as well. Theres no strong politics. And at its heart, its about family and love; gay marriage is the umbrella for wonderful feelings and thoughts and discussions. And the maid and the grandmother are ridiculously hilarious theyre the comic relief when things get heavy or intense. You never feel too emotionally upset or challenged. Its also been compared to Noel Cowards sophisticated, witty comedies. Does that fit for you? Yeah, thats the part of it thats definitely our niche It has that very witty, fast forties/fifties banter. It clicks right along. It takes place in the drawing room of a sophisticated, wealthy Manhattan family. If Coward were alive today he might have written it himself. Youre playing Tibby, the lawyers wisecracking wife who was portrayed by Christine Baranski on Broadway. How are you preparing for the role? I hate to say this, but the minute I read this play I said if we ever do this, I have to play her. This is my life. Not the part about being rich... but what she went through growing up with a crazy mother. I so related to the character... The part was written for Christine Baranski, so its daunting. But I saw myself in the character.

Its like being able to relive my life through her... Plus, I wanted to wear the fabulous clothes. Lets be honest. I am a fashionista. Wait a minute Youre a small regional theater. How are you affording designer costumes? We started very early and found a lot of clothes designed by Bill Blass on eBay. All the gowns and dresses and the mens suits, too. We didnt have to break the bank. The New York Times called the work whisper thin and said that the zingers dominate any serious handling of the subject. Talk to me about your thoughts on that. Yeah, its pretty fluffy. And we like that; thats what we do. Its still such a departure for CBB. For any other theater, it would be no big deal at all. But we have a generally conservative patronage, so its quite a risk for us. But really, its very fluffy. My character at the end says, We lead the most ridiculous life. Theyre over the top, rich, and self-absorbed. Thats what makes it work. Circle Bar Bs production of Regrets Only opens Friday night and continues Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm, through July 15. A barbeque buffet dinner is served one hour earlier and features Santa Maria style tri-tip, chicken, chili, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, green salad and dessert. Vegetarian lasagna available on request. Tickets cost $45, $37 for seniors on Fridays and Sundays. Call 967-1962 or visit www. circlebarbtheatre.com.

The cast of Circle Bar Bs production of Regrets Only, opening Friday, June 1 and running through July 15

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earch for Regrets Only on Google, and youll find lots of entries for an episode of the popular sit-com Modern Family, a few listings on appropriate ways to decline an invitation and just a couple on the 2006 play that ran for just a short time on Broadway last decade. But Regrets has a pretty impressive pedigree. Playwright Paul Rudnick wrote the screenplays for Addams Family Values, In & Out and Sister Act (the same film that Montecito residents Bill and Cheri Steinkellner turned into a new Broadway musical smash last year) and his first two plays, I Hate Hamlet and Jeffrey, won lots of critical praise and appreciative audiences in the early 1990s. The New York Times even proclaimed that line by line, Rudnick may be the funniest writer for the stage in the United States today. Now, Circle Bar B Dinner-Theater, which presented I Hate Hamlet a few seasons ago, is taking on Regrets, a modern-day drawing room comedy that tackles an extremely topical and currently controversial subject: gay marriage. Laughter, friendship, heart, politics, fashion and much more abound in the piece, but when youve got one of the sharpest political hot buttons as a theme, things can get dicey. CBB co-owner producer Susie Couch, who also stars as Tibby best friend to the worlds most famous fashion designer (based on Bill Blass) who has just lost his partner of 20 years to cancer and is finally ready to hit the town again explained it all for us late last week.

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

waiting for the right time. When I first read it, I thought there was absolutely no way we could do it. Its very irreverent and not something weve ever taken on before. But Dave [Couch, co-owner and producer] read it on the plane to Colorado [where the Couches go each year to sort through the season] and he was laughing so hard they almost had to stop the plane because people were worried about him. Later, when we did a reading which we just about never do

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Flutist Jessica Kozachuk, who will be graduating from San Marcos this year, will perform on June 2 at Faulkner Gallery as part of Santa Barbara Music Clubs 2012 Scholarship Winner Showcase Recital

Pacifica are all shuttered for the season, while the Music Academy of the Wests Summer Festival doesnt get underway for more than two weeks. But fear not, classical music lovers, the music never stops in Santa Barbara, especially if youre willing to venture a little off the beaten path. Case in point: on Saturday, June 2, the Santa Barbara Music Clubs 42nd season reaches its zenith with the first of its two annual Scholarship Showcase Recitals, an event thats central to its mission of presenting admission-free chamber music concerts by and for the community. The SBMC has presented a number of professional musicians in recent years, including international concert pianist Zeynep Ucbasaran; Camerata Pacifica Artistic Director-Founder and flutist Adrian Spence; pianist Dr. Betty Oberacker, UCSB Emeritus Professor of Music; and Helen Callus, viola faculty at UCSB. But the next two events are all about the advanced amateurs, although some of the winners are already pursuing professional careers. SBMC doled out $17,000 to a total of 25 musicians, who were weaned from the 44 that competed back in March. The funds help support music studies for the youngsters, most of who are still in their teens. Seventeen of the 25 winners, ages 9-24, will perform between the two concerts scheduled for June 2 and next Saturday, June 9, at the SBMCs favorite venue Faulkner Gallery, at the main branch of the Public Library, 40 East Anapamu Street. The June 2 lineup features trumpeter Nikolas Valinsky performing Ravels Minuet sur le nom dHaydn and Leonard Bernsteins Rondo for Lifey, supported on piano by his father, Erik Valinsky, who will also perform with alto saxophonist Aaron 31 May June 7 2012

Dutton on Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise, from The New Moon. Trumpeter Harrison Sulit-Swalley performs an arrangement of Puccinis Quando men vo, from La Bohme, assisted by Fernanda Douglas (also a SBMC scholarship winner in voice). Baritone David Childs (who recently was the lead in San Marcos Highs production of Kiss Me, Kate, will sing two arias Bellinis Dolente immagine di Fille mia, followed by Ralph Vaughan Williams The Vagabond, from Songs of Travel. Cellist Nicolas Sterner plays Max Bruch Kol Nidrei, Op. 47. Violist Sarah Shasberger performs several movements from JS Bachs Cello Suite in C Major before flutist Jessica Kozachuk closes the concert with Cecile Chaminades Concertino, assisted by pianist Anne Weger. Next weeks concert kicks off with violinist Andrew Horak performing the adagio non troppo movement from Bruchs Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 44, followed by 14-year-old flutist Elizabeth Van Renterghem who with her twin sister Eliana represent the youngest of the 2012 winners playing Schuberts Der Lindenbaum (The Linden Tree). Schubert is also the composer of the next winners piece, as mezzo-soprano Fernanda Douglas sings Lachen und Weinen, D.777 (Laughter and Weeping) plus Your Daddys Son from the musical Ragtime by Ahrens & Flaherty. Next, harpist Kristina Martell performs Fire Dance from Petite Suite for Harp by David Watkins, followed by Eliana Van Renterghem playing Faures Fantasie, Op. 79. Two pianists are next: Alysha Karle performing Debussys Reflets dans leau, from Images, Book I, and Michael Sikich offering Prokofievs two selections from Four Pieces, Op. 4 III Despair, II. Ardor). Cellist Vincent Chen plays the opening adagio moderato movement from Elgars Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, followed by trombonist Michael Tyler Dolin playing an arrangement of Rachmaninovs Elegie, from Morceaux de Fantaisie, Op. 3. The concert closes with violinist Sofiya Prykhitko performing Polonaise No. 1 in D Major by Wieniawski. As always, the concerts are free. The music begins at 3 pm, but get there early if you want a seat these concerts always fill up quickly. For more information, call 687-5537 or visit www.sbmusicclub.org. Also on Saturday, the Santa Barbara Choral Society stages its final event of the season, a mini-concert that also serves as the ensembles annual fundraiser. Lehmann

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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)

by Steven Libowitz
Family Flick Night The outdoor movies series returns to La Cumbre Plaza for the unofficial start of summer. The family-friendly film fare starts at sundown on each of the first three Fridays this month. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and favorite snacks to cozy up with outside on the plaza to enjoy the animated movie Puss in Boots (Friday, June 1), the TV-show inspired The Muppets (June 8) and sci-fi classic Back To The Future (June 15). WHEN: Movies begin a few minutes after 8pm WHERE: 121 S. Hope Avenue INFO: 687-3500 or www. shoplacumbre.com


Delila directs dance Delila Moseley who performed professionally in Los Angeles and New York and on tour throughout the United States for seven years before returning to the University of California at Santa Barbara to earn a BA in Dance and an MFA in Drama before joining the faculty directs the UCSB Dance Company in three works by New York choreographers, plus an excerpt from Psalm by Jose Limon, an icon of New York dance world. WHEN: 8pm Wednesday-Thursday, May 30-31 WHERE: Center Stage Theater, upstairs in Paseo Nuevo mall COST: $18 general, $14 students INFO: 963-0408 or www. centerstagetheater.org

Pinter. Ovation Award nominee Linda Livingston and David Newcomer star in The Lover, directed by Taylor Kasch, followed by one of Pinters classics, The Dumb Waiter, directed by Linda Livingston and starring Ron Feltner and Eric Stein. WHEN: Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm, through June 10 WHERE: Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio, 316 E. Matilija St., Ojai COST: $18 general, $15 students/seniors INFO: 646-4300 or www.transporttheatre.com


Abstract as Always The Architectural Foundation hosts a new exhibition by abstract artist Wayne J. Hoffman, a Santa Barbara resident since 1967, who has developed his own expressive vocabulary of colors and shapes, juxtaposing warm hues with cool tones and different textures. The show features a series of 21 colorful, vibrant paintings made with acrylic on canvas and paper, with occasional collage elements

Very Pinteresque, of course Transport Theatre presents a double-bill of two shorter works by the dark absurdistminimalist comedy master Harold

as well as references to music and history, two of Hoffmans passions. The artist will be on hand for tonights festive opening reception. WHEN: Reception 5-7pm Friday, exhibit continues to July 13 WHERE: 229 East Victoria Street COST: free INFO: 965-6307 or www.afsb.org

Funny lady Anjelah Johnsons road to a career as a comedian has taken a few left turns along the way, including a stint as a professional cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders, where she was named Rookie of the Year (who knew they actually had such an award for cheerleaders?). But in 2007, her video Nail Salon went viral, making Johnson who is of Mexican and Native American descent into an internet sensation, a feat she duplicated later with Bon Qui Qui, both of which grew out of regular characters she portrayed on the series MADtv. Johnson has also appeared as a live action character in the film Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel and as a voice actress in the recent animated film Marmaduke. In 2010, Johnson starred in Our Family Wedding, playing the feisty sister of America Ferrera in the comedy about two families coming together for a wedding. In 2009, Johnson starred in her own onehour Comedy Central special, Anjelah Johnson: Thats How We Do It, which is a little closer to the sort of stand-up routine shell be performing at the Lobero tonight. WHEN: 7pm WHERE: Lobero Theater, 33 E. Canon Perdido St. COST: $32.50 & $35 in advance, $3 more on day of show INFO: 963-0761 or www.lobero.com Modern Phantom Los Angelesbased theater-concert production company Vox Lumiere specializes in combining live performance of original songs, dance and music with the screening of a silent film classic. The 12-year-old company, founded by composer Kevin Saunders Hayes, has brought its act that features performers from Broadway, film and television to theaters and opera houses

UCSB Music The schools music department closes out the academic year with a series of performances by its groups and other ensembles almost exclusively on campus. The University Wind Ensemble kicks things off on Thursday (May 31) with a program featuring Morton Goulds American Salute and Samuel Wards America the Beautiful. Also, senior trombonist Jason Elliott performs Concerto for Trombone by Rimsky-Korsakov and senior French horn player Emily Whitecotton solos in the first movement of Concerto for Four Horns in F by Hbler On Friday, the Chamber Choir and Womens Chorus share the stage at St. Anthonys Seminary Chapel (2300 Garden Street). The Chamber Choir performs British composer Herbert Howells Requiem and Finnish composer Jaako Mntyjrvis Four Shakespeare Songs under the baton of conductor Michel Marc Gervais and guest conductor Eric Holtan, while Helena von Rueden and Michael Vitalino conduct the Womens Chorus through tales of love and Spanish music accompanied by guitarist Mark Covey The Middle East Ensemble offers one of its periodic lengthy but always absorbing evenings on Saturday, this time featuring as guests the renowned Los Angeles-based dancer Sahra Saeeda and UCSB lecturer Bahram Osqueezadeh on the Persian santur (hammered ducimer) Monday brings a combined concert with the University Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, conducted by Christopher Rountree, in a program featuring the winners of the departments Concerto Competition Kaichi Sato on clarinet, and Azeem Ward on flute, in works by Debussy and Georges Hue. Composition Competition Winners include David Gordon for Eclipse and Frederico Llach for Foco On Tuesday (June 5), ECM/Ensemble for Contemporary Music performs works by Berio, Reich and its own leader, Jeremy Haladyna, featuring graduating seniors and graduate students Carol Joe, flute, Laurence Young, clarinet, and Gentry Hill, viola. Works by UCSB graduate students Katherine Saxon and Federico Llach will also be performed Finally, percussionist-composer Jon Nathan directs the Jazz Ensemble and four different jazz combos in Music of Miles Davis, featuring Maids of Cadiz, Moon Dreams and The Duke, among other works. WHEN: All performances at 8pm WHERE: Lotte Lehmann Hall, UCSB Campus (unless otherwise noted) COST: $15 general, $7 students INFO: 893-3230 or www.music.ucsb.edu

throughout North America and Europe and now is staging its take on Phantom on the Opera at the Granada. The classic 1925 film, adapted from the novel by Gaston Leroux and starring Lon Chaney, Sr., has won rave reviews from the Los Angeles Times, which called it Absolutely riveting! and The Dallas Morning News, which enthused A multidimensional blast of visual and auditory splendor! Rock meets silent film is the tagline for the production that is arranged to synchronize perfectly with the scenes and music in the movie. WHEN: 8pm WHERE: Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street COST: $30-$64 INFO: 899-2222 or www.granadasb.org Portrayal/Betrayal The Santa Barbara Museum of Arts new summer exhibit mines its permanent collection to explore the endlessly interesting terrain of the portrait in all of its styles and guises. The show is intended to reveal an infinite range of human complexities and contradictory states of heart and mind, as the viewer gleans the intent often colluding but perhaps colliding of both the photographer and the subject. It is presented in nine different themes, including basic portraiture (such as Clarence Sinclair Bulls Greta Garbo in Mata Hari, 1931), environmental (such as Morris Camhis Young Man with Union Brochure, Farmworkers, 1972), documentary (such as Irving Penns Balloon Seller, Paris [Marchande de Ballons, Paris], 1950), constructed portraits (such as Harry Callahans Collages, ca. 1956), and artists themselves (such as Dan Budnicks Portrait of Jasper Johns at Leo Castellis Gallery, 1958), plus animal and family portraits. Note: Studio Sundays over the next two weekends will be devoted to the exhibits theme, as visitors of all ages are invited to pose for a free portrait and create your own frame (including with a pet on June 9). WHEN: Saturday through September 16 (Studio Sundays 1:30-4:30pm; free) WHERE: 1130 State Street COST: $9 general, $6 seniors/students, free under 6 and every Sunday INFO: 884-6454 or www.sbmuseart.org


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By Trowel & Error Okay, maybe the title isnt quite as clever as Eats Shoots and Leaves, but author and illustrator Sharon Lovejoy has written nine books on nature and gardening, including Trowel & Error. Thats the formula shes used to accumulate hundreds of earth-friendly remedies, shortcuts and practical cures that can be used by everyone, even those whose thumbs are decidedly not green, to make gardening easier, fight plant infections, rid the garden of pests, and attract beneficial insects. In this afternoons visit to Carpinterias Curious Cup Bookstore, Lovejoy will answer questions and discuss her knowledge of herbs, childrens gardening, and publishing. WHEN: 2pm WHERE: 929 Linden Ave. COST: free INFO: 220-6608 or www.curiouscup.com

ENTERTAINMENT (Continued from page 41)

Hall at the Music Academy of the West will be transformed into a safari-like setting for Out of Africa: A Musical Safari for an evening that features a cocktail party with hors doeuvres and hot food tasting tables serving an African-themed menu, plus a silent auction with items including unique experiences such as an African Photo Safari, and Afterglow boasting interactive African drumming. Then, of course, theres the concert, which will be conducted by University of Michigan choirs director Dr. Eugene Rogers, a noted scholar of African choral music, who has prepared the program with the Choral Societys Music Director JoAnne Wasserman. The program is intended to be a musical odyssey that will begin in East Africa and end in the American South. Admission is $50. For more details call 965-6577 or visit www. sbchoral.org. Finally on Sunday, theres a rare chance to hear Montecito-reared bass-baritone Evan Hughes singing in town, as the young vocalist joins three other Santa Barbara connected professional singers for Opera Primavera at First Presbyterian Church. The concert, the brainchild of Gary Smith, the musical director at La Cumbre Junior High School, and put together by pianist-producer Rene Hamaty, who will also collaborate with the vocalists, is a benefit for the Performing Arts proBass-baritone Evan Hughes, who was raised in Montecito, will sing at the Opera Primavera program on Sunday, June 2 Soprano Deborah Bertling will join Gary Smith, Rene Hamaty, Evan Hughes and Jamie Chamberlin during Opera Primavera at First Presbyterian Church

Murder in Ojai SENGA Classic Stage Company presents a staged reading of head-in-a-hat-box thriller A Murder Mystery. Francisca Beach directs Ronald Rezac, Leslie Paxton, Maranda Mobley, John Eslick, Brittany Danyel, Sigrid Bressler, Sierra Glenn and David Paul Scarlett in the free afternoon performance, followed by coffee and cookies for everyone. WHEN: 2pm WHERE: Ojai Valley Grange, 381 Cruzero St., Ojai COST: free (donations appreciated) INFO: 646-4885 or www.franciscabeach.com

CAFs Forum Lounge The monthly performance art showcase coinciding with First Thursday hosts Los Angelesbased artist Cindy Derbys Edwards House of String. Composed of stopmotion animation, intricate puppetry, and handcrafted scenic elements, Derbys performance weaves a tale of psychological loss experienced by Edward the Skeleton. As Derby manipulates Edward through the world of unseen forces that influence and transform the psyche, she illuminates the power of memory and rumination. Derby wrote, designed and directed the piece, which features composer Ellen Reid; musicians

Lauren Baba and Kassandra Kocoshis; puppeteers Chelsea Adidier, Cindy Derby, Whitney Raene, and Miggie Wong; and stopmotion animation by Cat Bruce, Cindy Derby, and Ania Leszczynska. A question-and-answer session will follow the performance. But leave the kids at home: despite the puppetry, parental discretion is advised. Come early for wine tasting from La Tour Wine Merchants and music by Warbler Records. WHEN: 5pm happy hour, 7pm performance WHERE: Contemporary Art Forum, upstairs in Paseo Nuevo mall (Chapala Street entrance) COST: free INFO: 966-5373 or www. sbcaf.org Double Feature/Double Parked Santa Barbara Museum of Art is busting genres in celebration of its current California car photo exhibit Behind the Wheel. Three 10-15 minute original plays will be performed inside actual automobiles as part of a car theater show, followed by a free screening on the museums back plaza of George Lucas early classic California car cruising movie American Graffiti complete with miniburgers, popcorn, malts and soft drinks for sale. No carhops though, youll have to pick up the foodstuff yourself. WHEN: Theater 5-8pm, movie begins at 8 WHERE: 1130 State Street COST: free INFO: 8846454 or www.sbmuseart.org MJ

Spring Sing Headless Household, Santa Barbaras exceedingly eclectic ensemble, ambles its way back to SOhO tonight for its sort of annual spring concert. The etcetera-ist band kinda sorta headed up by arts writer-guitarist-composer Joe Woodard mashes up elements of a grab bag of genres, including jazz, free improvisation, avant-Americana, Europeana, rock, soul, Braziliana, and much more. The vernal event features the usual cast of characters, including guests that show up so frequently its hard to tell them apart from the actual members: Dick Dunlap, Tom Lackner, Julie Christensen, Glen Phillips, Tom Buckner, Jim Connolly, Sally Barr, and Bill Flores. The last recorded product from HH, the ambitious double-album Basemento collection, came out less than two years ago, so it would be foolhardy to expect a new CD anytime soon, but word has it that the outfit is working on an all-ballads affair for its next release. With this gang, you never know when inspiration and the will and means to record will strike. But the live shows are where this outfit shines best anyway. WHEN: 8pm WHERE: 1221 State Street, upstairs in Victoria Court COST: $10 INFO: 962-7776 or www.sohosb.com

gram at the junior high. Smith, who is a tenor, will also sing, joined by Hughes and well-known sopranos Jamie Chamberlin and Deborah Bertling. We have a lovely synchronicity, all six of us, Hamaty said earlier this week, explaining how the concert came together. All of us have concertized at Hahn Hall and know each other very well. The program ranges from famous opera arias such as La ci darem la mano from Mozarts Don Giovanni (with Hughes and Chamberlin), Quando men vo soletta from Puccinis La Boheme, and La Calunnia from Rossinis Il barbiere di Siviglia (Hughes) to light-

er fare from composers Leonard Bernstein (Tonight Duet from West Side Story, with Bertling and Smith; Glitter and be gay! from Candide, with Chamberlin), Cole Porter (De-Lovely, with Smith) and a medley of Porter and Gershwin (Embraceable you/ I love you/ So in love, with Chamberlin and Hughes). Mid-way through Act II, Hamaty and pianist Suzanne Duffy (who, by the way, is also on the board of the Santa Barbara Music Club), will perform Fantasia on La Traviata by E. Krakamp, a flute piano transcription of some of the melodies from the popular Verdi opera. Duffy performed the work on her recent minitour of France. We wanted to give the singers a little break, and this piece is really fun to play, Hamaty explained. Hughes, who grew up on the grounds of the Music Academy of the West and won the Marilyn Horne Vocal Competition several years ago, has completed his graduate studies at Curtis and is now attending the Young Artist program at the Met in New York. Meanwhile, in addition to catching Evans as he rises up the operatic ladder, the concert might be your only chance to see some of these singers perform this summer, as Opera Under the Stars, the Thursday evening concert series produced by accompanied by Hamaty at Arts & Letters Cafe, which featured all of these singers in weekly summertime concerts for years, is taking a hiatus this year, she said, offering only that the restaurant suggested the break. Well, at least that gives Hamaty extra time to prepare for the state level competition in the Ms Senior America pageant, a trip she earned by winning two trophies at a recent regional event as documented in these pages a couple of issues ago. Its such a giggle, Hamaty said. No swimsuits or other competitions take place at the concert Sunday afternoon, but youre sure to love the talent. A reception follows the 3 pm event. Single tickets cost $35, or $50 for two, and are available at the door. Call Hamaty at 963-8628 for details. MJ MONTECITO JOURNAL

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REAL ESTATE (Continued from page 37)

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This hilltop estate is in an unparalleled location: just above San Ysidro Ranch on 3+ mostly level acres with ocean, island and mountain views. The majestic two-story residence boasts 15,000+/- sq-ft of living space, which includes: 8 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms, a game room, office, basement, pantry, etc It also boasts a guesthouse and employee quarters.

Outside: a large pool, flat grassy yard, built-in barbeque area, 3-car garage, motor court, gated private drive and king-of-the-mountain views. This new price reflects a $2,000,000 reduction. It is in the Montecito Union School District. All the homes included here can be viewed on my website: www.monteci tobestbuys.com. For more information on these listings please contact your real estate agent, or if you are not working with anyone, feel free to contact Mark or Sheela Hunt on their website. MJ

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AKC Golden Retriever Puppies Litter of 9 - One male and one female still avail. Great Health, hips & eyes $1000 Call 729-0768 Doggy DayCare. Large private ranch property, lots of exercising, grooming available.Training also available. Overnight and daycare as well. We treat your dog as well as it would be treated at home. Great refs & best rates in town. 805 684-7303 WONDERFUL PET. Celebrate the life of your pet with a book that will last forever. Funny stories. How she arrived in your family. Why you love him so much. Lots of colorful pictures. Printed in a classy, real, hardcover book. Call David Wilk 649.5206

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Nancy Langhorne Hussey Tested... Time & Again 805-452-3052 Coldwell Banker / Montecito DRE#01383773 www.NancyHusseyHomes.com BUYERS: Get informed, then call a pro. Visit sbhomesearch.info, sbre.com and facebook: santa barbara real estate. Then call Kevin Young or Berni Bernstein Lic. #00870443, Coastal Properties, 805-637-2048, kyoung@sbre.com

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Do you love Reagan history? The Reagan Ranch Center is seeking volunteers who would be interested in serving as docents for the Exhibit Galleries. Docents will have the opportunity share the history of President Reagan and his Western White House. For more information or to apply, please contact Danielle Fowler at 805-957-1980 or daniellef@reaganranch.org.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Immaginare Events by Giseli Spera, 441 Old Coast Highway #30, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Immaginare Events by Giseli Spera, LLC, PO Box 5043, Santa Barbara, CA 93150. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 29, 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. 2012-0001574. Published May 30, June 6, 13, 20, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Elan Event Rentals, 516 Palm Ave., Suite C, Carpinteria, CA 93013. Elan Cohen, 2760 Torito Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 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 Kathy Miller. Original FBN No. 2012-0001526. Published May 30, June 6, 13, 20, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Wonder to Wisdom Enterprises, 2160 Ortega Hill Road #A, Summerland, CA 93067. Kenneth Cohen, PO Box 2592, Santa Barbara, CA 93120. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 25, 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 Ashlee Hensley. Original FBN No. 2012-0001569. Published May 30, June 6, 13, 20, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Coastal Design Window Fashions, 16A W. Calle Laureles Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Steve Ratzliff, 16000 Cerro Vista Drive, Los Gatos, CA 95032. Caroline Small, 16000 Cerro Vista Drive, Los Gatos, CA 95032. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 24, 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. 2012-0001532. Published May 30, June 6, 13, 20, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Handbags For Pooo-ches, 33 Rubio Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Paulette Mentor, 33 Rubio Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 21, 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. 2012-0001488. Published May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Entrepreneurs, Professionals, Marketfinders, 903 Woodlawn Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 90360. Lynn Sarkany, 903 Woodlawn Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 90360. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 7, 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. 2012-0001375. Published May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Tres Belle Photography, 1 North Calle Cesar Chavez, Ste 240, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Rebecca Farmer, 4321 Modoc Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. Kelly Kirlin, 409 South Milpas Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 14, 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. 2012-0001422. Published May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Adonya Imports, 1165 Harbor Hills Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. Julia Chiriboga, 1165 Harbor Hills Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 10, 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. 2012-0001402. Published May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Artiste Concierge Services, 1482 East Valley Road, Suite #251A, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Suzanne L. Armet, 295 Elise Place Unit #C, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 11, 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. 2012-0001413. Published May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS The NAME STATEMENT: following person(s) is/are doing business as: Relaxing Station, 521 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Zhigang Qu, 323 E. Matilija Street #112, Ojai, CA 93023.This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on April 30, 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. 2012-0001300. Published May 9, 16, 23, 30, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing


The Voice of the Village

31 May June 7 2012

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. 5160 DUE DATE & TIME: June 13, 2012 UNTIL 3:00P.M. Traffic Signal Parts 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.



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: 5158 Sealed proposals for Bid No. 5158 for the Lower Mesa Lane Steps Replacement Project will be received in the Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101, until 3:00 P.M., Thursday, June 21, 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, Lower Mesa Lane Steps Replacement Project, Bid No. 5158. The work includes all labor, material, supervision, plant and equipment necessary to complete the removal of an existing concrete stair and timber staircase and replacement with concrete and stainless steel stairs. Each bidder must have a Class A license to complete this work in accordance with the California Business and Professions Code. In addition, each bidder must have experience with construction of a project of similar size ($100,000 and greater) and scope (drilling and pile installation and concrete placement in marine or wetland environment) within the past 5 years. Evidence of this work as well as the name of the construction foreman and the project owners contact must be submitted with the bid. There will be a mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 12th at 1:30 pm. The pre-bid meeting will begin at the end of Mesa Lane and will include a review of the project site, access to the project site from Arroyo Burro County Park, and the staging area in the Arroyo Burro County Park. 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 Brian DAmour, Supervising Civil Engineer, 805-897-2661. 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.

William Hornung, C.P.M. Published: May 30, 2012 General Services Manager Montecito Journal

business as: Sustainable Solutions Unlimited (SSU), 390 Woodley Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Valerie A. Kissell, 390 Woodley Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108.This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on May 1, 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. 2012-0001305. Published May 9, 16, 23, 30, 2012.

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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 17, 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 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20 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 interested

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Atomic Silkscreen & Design, 234 East Haley Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Brian Lakey, 1523 Marquard Terrace, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Tiara Lakey, 1523 Marquard Terrace, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. 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 Joshua Madison. Original FBN No. 2012-0001201. Published May 9, 16, 23, 30, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 1401553. To all interested parties: Petitioner Yeni Tatiana Anaya filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name Yeni Anaya Fichtenbaum. 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

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


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