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A MIXED MARKET Montecito median now $3,250,000 as home prices rebound to pre-housing-crisis levels; sales in $2-to-$3-million price range soar 350% but sag at $4-million-and-up (story on p. 44)

Gold Rush

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Guest Editorial


Montecito Miscellany


Letters to the Editor

Bob Hazard examines the state of the Union – the European one, that is – and what Brexit could mean for NAFTA and the United States Kenny Loggins on PBS; SB Symphony’s David Pratt; Gwyneth Paltrow’s Apple; Ellen in England; Lieffs and Paws Up for Pets; MAW festival; SB Polo Club hat contest; Peter Clark’s party; Gigi Hadid and burgers; Richard as King George; Opera SB elects Mary Dorra; Jean Michel Cousteau; Bill Cunningham tribute; and Elie Wiesel, RIP Bernard Roth seeks truth; Marilyn Bachman shares a photo; Bob Ornstein in the spirit; Randolph Siple gets to the point about Hillary Clinton; Robert Miller on carelessness; Rick Reeves questions the Democrats’ choice; Sanderson Smith covers Britain; Archie McLaren talks feckless; David McCalmont salutes Elie Wiesel; Anita on vegetarianism; and Ralph Iannelli

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Knit and crochet; Luce puppets; Sonic Sea; The New Yorker; French conversation; kids’ fishing workshop; Songs of Woody Guthrie; author Firooz Zahedi; bats at Nature Center; artists in Carp; concert at library; MPC meeting; basket weaving; Sunset Sips; Channel City Club; shark feedings; Katherine Smith May leads workshop; MAW festival; art classes; Adventuresome Aging; Cava entertainment; brain fitness; Story Time; Pilates; farmers and artisans markets; and Bible study  Tide Guide Handy chart to assist readers in determining when to take that walk or run on the beach

12 Village Beat

Montecito Association meets; Lilibeth Caplinger opens salon in upper village; MFPD latest; Omissions & Commissions; and Lotusland receives generous grant from Hind Foundation

14 Seen Around The World

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24 This Week @ the Music Academy

Concerto Competition; MAW masterclass; Picnic Concert; Alan Gilbert; Leon Fleisher; Festival Artists at Lobero; and Emmanuel Pahud

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27 Brilliant Thoughts

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Movie Guide 28 Fitness Front

Karen Robiscoe chronicles the history and Olympic-sized story of realtor Jeff Farrell, who captured multiple gold at the 1960 games

29 Real Estate

Summer’s the season for worthwhile deals, and Mark Hunt provides the nuts and bolts of four houses featuring price reductions

32 Our Town

Joanne Calitri shines the spotlight on cinéma vérité filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker, whose body of work was feted by the Morrison Hotel Gallery

36 MAW 2016

Steven Libowitz converses with composer Matthew Aucoin, all of 26 years old, about Second Nature and his July 15 masterclass

38 Legal Advertising 39 On Entertainment

Steven Libowitz shines his spotlight on SBCC’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; California Wine Festival; and the French Festival

40 Village Fourth

Kelly Mahan recaps the Village Fourth parade and barbecue – with photos galore – which enjoyed a record number of entries and Montecito Cup participants

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Guest Editorial 


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

Brexit Offers Cool Opportunity for USA


esidents of the United Kingdom (UK) have been challenged to “keep a stiff upper lip” in the wake of their shocking vote to exit the European Union (EU), followed four days later by the humiliating and unimaginable tragedy of a 2-1 defeat by Iceland’s soccer team. Despite the howls of outrage from intellectuals and the political elite on both sides of the Atlantic, the UK will survive its divisive divorce from EU just as Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein have succeeded as non-members of the EU. Yes, UK influence at the EU table will be weakened, but so too will be the controls imposed by regulatory watchdogs in Brussels. The UK vote was driven by a logical desire for a return of sovereignty and decision-making from Brussels to London, including greater control on who and how many immigrants can come to live and work in the island nations.

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Enjoying a little Village Fourth celebrating in Montecito this year were Maya and Rishi Goyal, grandchildren of Steve Bachman and his wife, Marilyn, a recently retired (and much-admired) longtime MUS sixthgrade teacher

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Into the Unknown


have to take issue with your response to Dave Willett’s letter (“Etiquette, Shmetiquette” MJ #22/26). Mr. Willett wrote that a particular Michelle Obama speech cited by a Mr. [David] McCalmont did not, in fact, contain defamatory language. You, on the other hand, chose to believe that Ms Obama had to have said something disrespectful, despite what the evidence disproves. I think this is an instance, to paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld, of you believing an unknown known. (Let me know if you need help translating.) There was once a time when publishers and editors held to a set of journalistic and ethical standards to corroborate evidence before going with a story. While you have the right to publish whatever you want, what do you call it when you publish your opinion contradictory to the available evidence? In the interest of civil discourse, I will allow you and your readers the opportunity to fill in the blank.

Bernard Roth Santa Barbara (Editor’s note: Jeesh. In my note to Mr. Willett, I was simply trying to explain that I understood where Mr. McCalmont was coming from, and admitted I had not heard or read Ms Obama’s remarks. As for a set of “ethical standards,” there was also a time when public officials at least genuflected before the altar of ethical standards. No longer the case, however; with a little research into the “career” of Hillary Rodham Clinton, you’ll find a litany of ethical pauses, from Whitewater to Rose Law Firm billing records to cattle futures trading bonanzas, to bogus anti-Muslim videos, unauthorized e-mail servers... ah well, to paraphrase the ethically challenged Mrs. Clinton: at this point, what difference would it make? – J.B.)

A Little Celebration

I thought this was a really colorful picture of the Montecito Village Fourth parade day on July 4. These are our grandchildren, Maya and Rishi

Goyal, on the fire truck. My daughter Karen and her husband, Dr. Vishal Goyal, moved back to Santa Barbara last summer. Marilyn Bachman Montecito

The Knucklehead Vote

In a recent letter to the Journal, “Drunk Is As Drunk Does,” after an inoffensive, though mighty rambling, paean to the elderly Brits who voted to Brexit, so ably led by feckless fabulists BoJo the Toff and the weasel Farage, Mr. David McCalmont veers off onto a despairing road that carries him from “the growing intensity, particularly

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This Week in and around Montecito


(If you have a Montecito event, or an event that concerns Montecito, please e-mail or call (805) 565-1860) THURSDAY, JULY 14 Knitting and Crocheting Circle Fiber art crafts drop-in and meet-up for all ages at Montecito Library. Must have some manual dexterity for crochet and knitting. When: 2 to 3:30 pm Where: 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 Sonic Sea Film Screening + Q&A Sonic Sea is a 60-minute documentary about the impact of industrial and military noise on whales and other marine life. It tells the story of Ken Balcomb, a former U.S. Navy officer who solved a tragic mystery involving a mass stranding of whales in the Bahamas – and changed forever the way we understand human impact on our ocean. Jean-Michel Cousteau will answer questions about the documentary and the subject. Where: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way When: 7 pm; members-only reception at 6:15 pm Cost: $10 (members), $20 (non-members) Register: Go to or call 456-8747 Discussion Group A group gathers to discuss The New Yorker. When: 7:30 to 9:30 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road

FRIDAY, JULY 15 French Conversation Group The Montecito branch of the Santa Barbara Public Library System hosts a French conversation group for those who would like to practice their French language conversation skills and meet others in the community who speak French. Both native speakers and those who learned French as a second or foreign language will

participate, and new members are always welcome. When: 2 to 3 pm Where: 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063

SATURDAY, JULY 16 Kids’ Fishing Workshop Kids between the ages of 8 and 15 years are invited to participate in a Kids’ Fishing workshop and they can bring along their parents too (not required)! The workshop is a dry-land occasion focusing on teaching fundamental skills and will take place on the lawn at the Neal Taylor Nature Center at Cachuma Lake. When: 8:45 am to noon Where: 2265 Highway 154 Info: 693-0691 Songs of Woody Guthrie: American Balladeer Adam Miller, one of the world’s premier autoharpists, and a renowned folksinger and natural-born storyteller, brings “The Songs of Woody Guthrie: American Balladeer,” in a free, all-ages concert. Woody Guthrie wrote more than 1,000 folksongs in his lifetime including “This Land is Your Land,” possibly the best-known American folksong. Miller performs folksongs and ballads that are the songs of American’s heritage – a window into the soul of our nation in its youth. When: 2:30 to 3:30 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 Book Signing at Tecolote Firooz Zahedi will sign his book, My Elizabeth, a personal tribute in words and photographs to film icon Elizabeth Taylor. When: 5 to 7 pm Where: Tecolote Book Shop, 1470 E. Valley Road Info: 969-4977

Luce Puppets The Santa Barbara Public Library System is pleased to host Luce Puppets in their performance of The Reluctant Dragon, based on the Kenneth Graham short story of the same name. It tells the tale of a peace-loving dragon and his only friend, a shepherd boy. When townsfolk send for St. George to slay the dragon, it is up to the shepherd boy to convince the daring knight that the dragon means no harm and should be left alone. This performance is best for children ages 4 and up. When: 4 to 5 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Going Batty at the Nature Center The next three Saturdays, the Nature Center at Lake Cachuma hosts a living exhibit with 300 bats! The program includes a free talk and information, plus watching the bats come out to feed. When: 8 pm Where: behind the Nature Center at the Cachuma Lake Recreation Area, 2265 Hwy 154 Cost: free Info: 693-0691



Basket Weaving Susan Oakley has been weaving baskets locally for more than 10 years and wishes to share the joy of basketry with you. Learn to make a small wicker basket using twining and basic weaving techniques. Supplies are provided. Preregistration is requested. When: 3:30 to 5 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063

Art-niture: Call to Artists The Carpinteria Arts Center is looking for artists to submit (donate) pieces for their Art-niture fundraiser that culminates on August 5 with a First Friday Art Reception and Silent Auction party. Pieces will be on display and folks can start bidding on Friday, July 22. When: drop off of submissions today and tomorrow, 11 am to 1 pm and 4 to 6 pm Where: Carpinteria Arts Center, 855 Linden Ave Info: Concert at Montecito Library The Santa Barbara Public Library System is pleased to host concerts by musician Nathalia as part of the annual Summer Reading Program. A native of Colombia, Nathalia writes and performs original bilingual songs that are fun, catchy, and educational for children and grown-ups alike. With a mix of sounds from rock to Cumbia, jazz to Reggaeton, Nathalia’s songs will have the whole family singing and dancing along! When: 10:30 to 11:30 am Where: 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063

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THURSDAY, JULY 21 Sunset Sips Guests can drink in the view – and local wine – at Sunset Sips, four evening summer events held at the Santa Barbara Zoo’s scenic hilltop on the third Thursday of June through September. This year brings more local wineries, more live music, more tasty treats, and more art by local artists. New are “The Wine Down,” post-“Sips” talks by local food and wine experts. When: 5:30 to 8 pm Where: 500 Ninos Drive Cost: $30 Info:

FRIDAY, JULY 22 Channel City Club Presentation Speaker Rachel Stohl will speak on “Grading Progress on US Drone Policy.” Following the release of the Stimson Task Force on U.S. Drone Policy, which outlined eight recommendations designed to ensure the policy is transparent, accountable, and consistent with long-term U.S. national security goals, foreign policy ideals, and commercial interests, an analysis was conducted from July 2014 to December 2015, grading the progress of the Obama administration in implementing these recommendations. On July 1, The White House announced new drone measures, which Rachel will discuss during the

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morning presentation. When: 9 am Where: the Hill-Carrillo Adobe, 15 E Carrillo Street Cost: $22 for members; $30 for non-members

SUNDAY, JULY 24 Shark Feedings Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center presents a shark-feeding exhibit in the Shark Cove. Bring your curiosity, questions, and cameras. Included with admission to the Sea Center. When: 3:30 pm Where: 211 Stearns Wharf Info:

ONGOING Writing Your Life from Journal to Memoir The Montecito Library presents Writing Your Life from Journal to Memoir. The workshop will be taught by Katherine Smith May and held on Wednesdays, July 13, 20, and 27 from 1 to 2:30 pm at the Montecito Library. May is a professor emeritus with 30 years of teaching experience. She teaches the Art of Storytelling and Memoir Writing in Phoenix. This is a three-part class suitable for all levels of writing experience. Bring a journal for writing, best memories of your childhood, family, home, best friends, and other precious moments to be remembered. You do not have to attend all three group gatherings; however, it would be wonderful if you did as groups become closely connected through the sharing of their writings. Participants will enjoy delving into their wealth of memory to learn and practice the craft of writing a memoir. Pre-registration is requested by calling (805) 969-5063. Music Academy of the West Summer Festival The Music Academy of the West presents more than 200 classical music events in Santa Barbara, including masterclasses, orchestra and chamber concerts, recitals, and opera. Artists include 140 fellows from 24 states and 11 countries who have been selected through auditions to participate. 70 faculty and guest artists from the world’s best orchestras, opera companies, conservatories, and universities reside in our community to teach and perform during the festival. Tickets start at $10 every week for every event, and 7-17s are always free. The festival runs through Saturday, August 6. To learn more and for tickets, visit MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS Art Classes Beginning and advanced, all ages and by appointment – just call. Where: Portico Gallery, 1235 Coast Village Road Info: 695-8850

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WEDNESDAYS THRU SATURDAYS Live Entertainment Where: Cava, 1212 Coast Village Road When: 7 to 10 pm Info: 969-8500 MONDAYS Connections Brain Fitness Program Challenging games, puzzles, and memoryenhancement exercises in a friendly environment. When: 10 am to 2 pm Where: Friendship Center, 89 Eucalyptus Lane Cost: $50, includes lunch Info: 969-0859

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TUESDAYS Story Time at the Library A wonderful way to introduce children to the library, and for parents and caregivers to learn about early literacy skills; each week, children ages three to five enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and fun at Story Time. When: 10:30 to 11 am Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063

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on behalf of both the project applicant and neighbors. Derek Weston, the attorney representing the applicant, said the two-story undertaking is significantly smaller and shorter than zoning guidelines call for, and less impactful than the current home. Susan Petrovich, an attorney for a neighbor, disagreed, and said the proposed second story has significantly more square footage, which changes the visual impact significantly. Several neighbors spoke against the project. Other residents asked the MA not to weigh in, citing the issue as personal disagreements between neighbors. The MA board agreed to send a letter citing Community Plan principles as the basis for their agreement with the MPC denial. “They are the community experts, and that should be respected,” said Land Use chair Cori Hayman. The project will be at the BOS on Tuesday, July 19.


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he second week of our cruise started in Boston and ended in Quebec City, Canada. We took a quick tour of Boston since we hadn’t been there for some years. I always remember that on the 2½ mile Freedom Trail I learned the meaning of “Sleep tight. Don’t let the bedbugs bite.” We had gone into an old Colonial house, where the docent showed us a bed with leather straps to hold the bedding. They would get saggy and need to be tightened. When they were once again taut, Mom would say, “Sleep tight. Don’t let the bed bugs bite.” On the day we visited Boston, there was a Gay Pride parade, which we kept trying to dodge because of the traffic. At one point, our guide was surprised to see a giant mound of filthy snow. It was the remains of removal from the 110 inches they had the winter of 2015 and had still not melted. Historically, the Puritans were in the area in 1630 wanting religious freedom but denying it to others. It’s their fault that Boston is called “bean” town, because they baked beans after their meetings. The big tea dump, or the Boston Tea Party, was in 1773. We visited the Old North Church where the infamous lanterns were hung denoting, “One if by land, two if by sea.” There were several riders who warned the Sons of Liberty that the British were coming April 18, 1775, but Paul Revere remains famous because of “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” written many years later in 1860. The Old North Church is the oldest in Boston and still holds services. In the olden days, there were no benches for kneeling, and passing gas in church was a crime. Boston claims the oldest of many things including the Boston Common, which is the oldest public park, the oldest subway system in the United

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they saw the Capitol, which is currently undergoing major multi-million dollar renovation and is clad in scaffolding, scaffolding-free under clear skies. PBS later apologized for the subterfuge, saying: “We showed a combination of the best fireworks from this year and previous years. It was the patriotic thing to do.” Meanwhile, Kenny tells me he is now working on a follow-up children’s book to his popular 2011 publication Moose N’Me, about his beagle mutt. Stay tuned.

From Whence He Came David Pratt, the affable Aussie who spearheaded a remarkable turnaround as chief executive of the Santa Barbara Symphony since his appointment two years ago, is heading back to Oz. He has been appointed chief executive of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Brisbane and will assume his new role in September. “David’s organizational talent and energy have had a transformative influence on the Santa Barbara Symphony,” says board president Arthur Swalley. “In his short time with us, he has refocused our efforts on key strategic metrics, including cost-effective marketing, development processes, finan-

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cial controls, and expanded education programming. He has accomplished critical work. Our symphony is now in excellent shape with great potential moving forward.” Prior to moving to our Eden by the Beach, David was executive director of the Savannah Philharmonic in Georgia, where he oversaw substantial increases in attendance, donations, and corporate support. Over the course of his 20-year career, he has also served as general manager of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, commercial enterprises manager of the Sydney Symphony and general manager of the Melbourne Film Office. From 1997 to 2004, David was the film commissioner for Ausfilm in Los Angeles, promoting Australia’s movie and television production sector in

the U.S. The Queensland Symphony Orchestra is the state’s largest performing arts company, presenting 150 live performances and engaging more than 1.6 million people annually, with a yearly budget of $18 million and 88 full-time musicians. The Santa Barbara Symphony will name an interim executive director in due course. London Calling Montecito TV talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres, who celebrates her eighth wedding anniversary with actress Portia de Rossi next month, have been spending some time in London attending the U.K. gala opening of her blockbuster success Finding Dory. The 58-year-old former Oscar host voices the character in the Disney Pixar film, the sequel to 2003’s Finding Nemo. The movie maintained its number-one spot in the U.S. for a third consecutive week, leaving The Legend of Tarzan and Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG in the dust. Finding Dory has already grossed $390 million at the North American box office since its release on June 17, and $563.8 million worldwide. While Portia, 43, is keeping busy with her role as Elizabeth North on

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The first of a planned monthly public festival hosted by Alchemy Wellness Market takes place 1-10 pm on Saturday at Ojai Valley Community Church, 907 El Centro St., Ojai. The first four hours encompass a free Wellness Fair featuring a variety of workshops, seminars, and performances, including Essential Oil 101 workshop with Julian Life, Ayurvedic practitioner Khabir Southwick’s tips on Improving digestion and health with spices, a Thrive Inspirit Sacred Sound Ceremony with Christopher Parnell, and Emotional Freedom Technique with Angela Magiar. A donation-based body healing area offers Tarot readings, Trigger Point Therapy, Holy Fire ll Reiki, and massage. There are also separate areas for yoga/meditation, kids activities, and the “High Vibe Marketplace” with herbal teas and tonics, super food chocolates, sacred art, ozone oil, energy devices, fair trade clothing, and more; plus a Sound Healing and Tea Lounge •MJ with hourly offerings.


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GDP of $16 trillion (after the loss of $3 trillion from the UK) and a population of 444 million consumers (after the loss of 64 million UK residents).

New Opportunity for the U.S. and the UK In the words of Helen Keller, “When one door closes, another opens. Too often, we look so long at the closed door, that we fail to see the one that has opened.” Keller, the “Miracle worker,” believed that alone we can do so little; together, we can do so much. Invite the U.K. to join NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) and rename it the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement. The NAFTA treaty, signed in 1994 between the U.S., Canada and Mexico, builds trade links between 477 million people (320 million in the U.S., 122 million in Mexico, and 35 million in Canada), with a combined GDP of $19 trillion (U.S. $16 trillion, Canada $2 trillion, and Mexico $1 trillion). NAFTA is strictly a free-trade organization, not a European Union with its own multinational, quasi-government, nor its own parliament, its own laws and regulations, its own currency (the euro), or its own flag. Adding the UK as a member of a the new North Atlantic Free Trade agreement would add another market of 64 million consumers and a GDP of $2.7 trillion to the NAFTA total, making NAFTA a much stronger trading partner in terms of leverage on the global stage. The UK, the sixth-largest economy in the world, shares a common heritage and common language with the U.S. and Canada. It is, and has been, our closest ally for more than a century. Adding the UK to NAFTA, would offer the U.S., Canada, and Mexico a new window into continental Europe to negotiate stronger and smarter trade agreements that reduce unemployment, promote economic growth, and boost job creation on both the North American and European continents. What the UK wanted from EU was a union of trade. What it got was an EU bureaucracy that became unnecessarily meddlesome, agonizingly self-important, and extremely costly. The difference with a new North Atlantic trading partnership would be an alliance limited to trade agreements, tariff reductions, and the simplification of travel arrangements, while staying away from divisive issues such as uncontrolled immigration and the notion of one unified European government bogged down by a Brussels-based regulatory bureaucracy.

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) The addition of the UK into NAFTA would perfectly complement the February 2016 signing of the 12-nation Trans-Pacific trade agreement among the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Chile, Viet Nam, Malaysia, Peru, and Brunei. The goals of this agreement are similar to NAFTA – lower trade barriers, reduced tariffs, higher economic growth, greater job creation, enhanced innovation, reduced poverty, greater transparency, and good governance in the Pacific Rim.

Lessons Learned A union of the UK with the U.S., Canada, and Mexico would soften anxieties on at least two continents and provide stability among equals, rather than continued recriminations, uncertainty, and economic and monetary upheavals. •MJ

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sity” to deny right-wing knuckleheads the vote? Ssshhh. Is that the sound of wind whistling through the empty branches of his neural network? Of course, if there’s any vote-denying going on, look to North Carolina, Kansas, and the other Republican-led states busy disenfranchising hundreds of thousands of primarily black and brown voters on the pretext of voter fraud, which would indeed be a terrible crime if any evidence could be produced that it actually existed.  Cotty Chubb Montecito (Editor’s note: We don’t get that those on your side of the political spectrum seem to believe that every law-abiding Constitution-respecting citizen who owns a gun is just a powder keg away from becoming a suicide bomber, yet every ne’erdo-well voter with an “X” at the ready is an upstanding Constitution-loving citizen who’d never commit voter fraud. Ah well, it really isn’t the ne’er-do-well voter most of us worry about; it’s the ne’erdo-well vote collector, isn’t it? Many of us are baffled why anyone would be against a one-day or one-weekend vote with a purple inkwell close at hand at the polling place. Why do we now need months – people are already voting in the November election – to hold elections? We’d really like to know why offering a 24-hour period or even a long weekend to potential voters isn’t enough. And what the objection could possibly be to ensuring that the person who voted is qualified to vote, and that he or she has voted only once. On another subject: “BoJo the Toff” (former London mayor Boris Johnson) and “the weasel Farage” (recently steppeddown head of the UK Independence party Nigel Farage)? Is that your level of conversation? Really? – J.B.)

That’s the Spirit

Thank you so much for Steve Libowitz’s “Weekly Spirituality” column. He is bringing attention to some local activities involving spirituality that are of great value to our entire community. Good job, well done! Bob Ornstein Montecito

Hillary’s Exit

Remember the scene in The Wizard of Oz where Dorothy figures out what to do with the red shoes? She defeated the wicked witch, who evaporated leaving her black robe and pointed hat on the ground. That is the scene I see with Hillary Clinton. The FBI gave Trump the red shoes and he will know how to use them. In fact, he would be well-advised to wear red shoes and offer this explanation. Can’t you just see him rubbing his shoes, saying something like “Crooked Hillary will disappear”? The statement released by the FBI


set the stage. Cameras are ready, everyone is in place… silence on the stage, roll the cameras. The director of the FBI, Mr. James Comey, told the world Hillary and her staff were extremely negligent. For undisclosed reasons, however, he decided not to ask the Department of Justice, with a Lynch mob in control, to do anything about it. Why ask a dead man to say grace? All Lynch would do is stall and delay, with Obama’s help, and pass the matter beyond the soon-tobe-elected Ms Clinton. A dead end. Better to give the tools to the candidate and others. Now the law. Listening to Mr. Comey, something smells bad. What is this “clear evidence of intent” Comey told us was lacking? I served once as chief trial deputy of a large district attorney office. He must know that for every infraction and crime, there is a defined intent or state of mind. In Common Criminal law you have Specific Intent, General Intent, and substitutes for intent. One is gross negligence. In Specific intent, the defendant must have specifically intended the crime and its consequences. In General intent, the defendant simply must have intended to do what he or she did, even without thinking about the wrong. Substitutes come in a variety of words and concepts. In administrative law, bureaucrats have created others. Point is, the word “intent” tells you little. The United States has one law that covers the disclosure of classified information. It is 18 U.S. Code 798. It does not use a common law definition of intent, but one of the administrative concepts. It adopts, “knowingly and willingly” as the state of mind. This is like general intent. All the attorney has to prove is that you did it (i.e., creating an unsecured server and putting and taking classified information therein). The only defense is that the one disclosing did it by mistake or accident. If you are found guilty of “knowingly and willingly” doing the deed, you can be fined (no limit) and put in jail for 10 years. The U.S. has many other statutes that touch on the subject. For example, look at 18 USC 1905, which talks about propriety rights. It is also as a general type intent. Simply publishing, divulging, or disclosing is all it takes. Others include executive orders, the Espionage Act of 1917, The Atomic Energy Act of 1954, and the Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982. Point is, our federal law is specific on this subject. Our enforcement is not, which is why Congress, the president, and others leak information without fear. I could not find one statute that required a “Clear Intent” as stated by Mr. Comey.

Most of the news sources say the FBI was relying on Executive Order 13526, and 18 U.S.C. 793(f). Again, something smells very bad. First, Executive Order 13526 is a long discussion of what is and is not classified stuff. When talking about punishment, it adopts the language of U.S.C. 798 above. It specifically says the “knowingly and willfully” form of intent is not “Clear Intent.” Section 793(f) is another of the ”other statutes” which attempts to cover specific acts. It in no way takes away from 798, which is the primary punishment law. Point is, the FBI director is misleading the nation. Randolph Siple Carpinteria

Careless is as Careless Does

Just what we need, a president who is “extremely careless.” First we show the world how progressive we are and elect a black president. So now, we have to have our first woman president. So long as she is a she, that is all that matters. Baa! (When are we going to show the world how intelligent we are and get our heads out of our behinds?) Robert Miller Santa Barbara (Editor’s note: At this point, what difference would it make? – J.B.)

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Incredibly, in light of the evidence presented by Mr. Comey, the FBI found no cause to recommend the indictment of Hillary Clinton for her failure to protect classified nation-

al security information. But fortunately for America, Mr. Comey has constructed an impregnable Bill of Particulars describing Mrs. Clinton’s many criminal acts and delivered it to the Trump campaign, and to the American voters. The facts presented by Mr. Comey pose, in my mind, three unanswered, but critical, questions: First: How effectively will Republican Party and Trump campaign leadership represent the FBI findings to the American electorate to prove that Mrs. Clinton is unfit to be president? Next: How attentively will American voters in both parties listen to the Trump campaign’s message? The governance that America receives for the next decade depends upon their attentiveness. Finally: In their haste to elect “The First Woman President”, why can’t the Democrats select a female candidate who is actually worthy of the office? Without doubt, there are many more qualified and more honest candidates within the Democrat party. Is Hillary Clinton really the best that the Democrats (and the United States) can provide? In my mind, the facts clearly point to “No.” Rick Reeves Santa Barbara (Editor’s note: Actually, despite her seedy record, putting Hillary Clinton forward as the party’s candidate makes a lot of sense if you are a Democrat. She will protect her Wall Street clients, her overpaid and over-compensated government union employees, her welfare recipient voter base, and the academic establishment. All at the expense of what was once proudly referred to as

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“the Middle Class.” But, hey, what difference does it make? – J.B.)

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Brexit. Will it benefit Britain in the long run? There are arguments to support both a yes and no response to the question. One thing is clear: the British voters have clearly said, “Enough!” I have conservative views, but I have voted for liberal candidates in the past. I try to grasp the sincerity and genuineness of individual candidates, fully realizing that any candidate will not be the perfect one for me. Regardless of one’s political views, I encourage voters to think about what happened in the United Kingdom. Then give serious thought to the question, “Have we had enough of the existing political scene here in the U.S.?” In his typical arrogant style, President Obama told the British people that it would be a terrible idea to exit the European Union. Wisely or not, the Brits ignored his “back of the queue” quasi-threat. Personally, I’ve had enough of Obama and his liberal views and policies that assume a general dumbness among Americans. I don’t think this overall dumbness exists, and I hope all serious American voters, if they haven’t already done so, will examine the last eight years and decide if they want another term of Obama’s policies, as promised by Hillary Clinton. We live in the U.S. and I certainly respect decisions that differ from mine, but I say enough! And yes, I have said enough to conservative legislators who simply haven’t done the job they were elected to do. While I do believe liberal policies are damaging to our country, conservative representatives are not exempt from blame. All politicians need to appreciate differing views and work to create an atmosphere of respect and cooperation. To my British friends, I admire your grit! I hope we follow your gutsy example and tell our present leaders, enough! Sanderson M. Smith, Ed.D. Carpinteria (Editor’s note: If you are asking for a vote, put me down as having had “more than enough.” – J.B.)

Feckless is as Feckless Does

I thoroughly enjoyed reading your editorial (“Celebrating Independence Days” MJ #22/26), as I have long been a victim of a feckless ruler. It began in prep school in geometry class and became exacerbated in college with a feckless compass. As hard as I tried to get a straight line drawn from one place to another, it drew circles or arcs. My major fear is being 14 – 21 July 2016

ensconced in feckless pluralism and not knowing which way to turn to escape and no straight path available. Any advice and counsel you might provide would be deeply appreciated. Archie McLaren Santa Barbara (Editor’s note: The dictionary definition of “feckless” offers a number of synonyms for the word: aimless, irresponsible, unreliable, ineffectual, worthless, ineffective, weak, feeble, spineless, hopeless, useless, good-for-nothing, and incompetent. Sounds like Washington, D.C., and the current administration to me. My council would be to stay as far away from Washington, D.C., as you can, lest you turn into a feckless wonk, too. – J.B.)

Death of a Giant

Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel died in Manhattan recently, at the age of 87. He was born in the Carpathian Mountains in 1929. His family was deported from Hungary to Auschwitz in late 1944, just ahead of the liberating Red armies. He was the only surviving member of his family and friends. The guilt weighed heavily on his soul. He later became the voice and face of the Holocaust. More than any other one factor, Elie Wiesel is the reason and purpose behind my Zionism. Despite his questioning the existence and goodness of God, he remained an Orthodox Jew his whole life. Services were held at an Orthodox synagogue in Manhattan. The world is a worse place because of Hitler and the Final Solution. The world is a better place because Elie Wiesel survived the angel of death and taught why mankind should continue to live and seek God. David S. McCalmont Santa Barbara

On Food Choices

While reading Steve Ruggles’s letter (“No More Veal” MJ #22/25), regarding his words, “your comment may have re-ignited a resolution to do better” (eating meat), I felt compelled to share with him all the wisdom I have gained over my lifetime (I’m 60) on the subject of vegetarianism. It was not easy to become a vegetarian as a teenager: cook my own food, etc. Being a very athletic person, I had to learn the science of eating right, to feed my body all the necessary nutrients, to keep it perfectly healthy, without consuming meat. Becoming a vegetarian is time- and labor-intensive, and if one does not have the emotional resolve to do the work required, then it’s better for one’s health to keep eating meat. By emotional resolve, I mean, feel-

ing empathy for our sentient siblings, with whom we share this planet Earth. In other words, recognizing that all sentients can feel pain, like us, and why would we inflict pain on another, if we don’t have to? Given the choice to actually, knife in hand, kill a cow or chicken, or cook a meatless-protein-rich stew, what would most humans choose? Tolstoy was a vegetarian, and his sister refused to visit him, because he never fed her meat. One day he invited her for lunch, and when they sat down at the table he placed a live chicken on her plate and a butcher’s knife, and purportedly said: “I kept my promise to have meat for you to eat.” Of course, she stormed out of his house... but he certainly made his point with her. In a recent issue of Time Magazine, there was an article, albeit small, on how fish are more than just coagulated seawater. The article leaves one feeling as if they are not “just” fish; they have feelings too, and they are also intelligent sentients. If you feel it appropriate to give my email address to Steve Ruggles, so he can “do better” with his food choices, I would be happy to share the wisdom I have gained, to assuage his transition from meat-eating to consuming other healthier protein-rich food sources. Thank you for listening and thank you for your column. I too feel, as Mary expressed, that you have a “kind, loving, sensitive heart.” Anita (last name withheld) Montecito (Editor’s note: Thank you for those kind thoughts: we have passed your email address and message on to Mr. Ruggles. – J.B.)

Lack of Judgment

The use of proper judgment is one of the most important determinates of the success or failure paradigm. Our ability to make proper judgments about any subject comes to us from our life experiences and our understanding of what is important. Those who consistently make proper judgments are usually successful and make a contribution to society. Those who make self-serving or improper ones usually do not make those positive contributions. So, a lack of judgment by one person can have small or large negative effects on our country. Loretta Lynch, our attorney general, said that she had used bad judgment by agreeing to meet with Bill Clinton on her private jet at the Phoenix Airport. During that same speech, she said she would agree with the recommendation of career prosecutors with regard to the investigations of Mr. Clinton’s wife, the former secretary of state

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and presumptive Democrat nominee for president. Ms Lynch is extremely bright, a Harvard grad, U.S. attorney appointed by president Bill Clinton. It could be said that by her success and record of public service, she has always used good judgment. That said, when it came to using good or bad judgment on meeting with Mr. Clinton, she chose maybe for the first time the latter. One must ask why. Was it because she wanted to extend a courtesy to an ex-president who appointed her U.S. attorney? Was it because she is just a good person and felt it would be rude to turn him away? How about the ex-president’s lack of judgment? Of course, his track record about having a lack of judgment is not as good as hers. Here is a man who is a subject of interest in two of the most heralded criminal investigations, and he thought it was proper to stalk the attorney general of the United States to talk about his grandchildren. Maybe he also mentioned his son-in-law, the father of his grandchildren whose persistent lack of financial judgment cost his investors hundreds of millions of dollars. This despite the fact his mother-in-law and her surrogate, Sidney Blumenthal, were giving him intelligence on his biggest financial bet: the Greek economy that he bet would turn around; sorry, Adam. And of course, we should not forget to mention the queen of bad judgment, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Her lack of judgment is what legends are made of. From getting fired from her first paid job as a member of the staff that investigated Watergate to her public admission that the use of a private server while serving as secretary of state was bad judgment and all the mistakes in between. In Finnegan’s Wake, James Joyce discussed the concept of stream of consciousness. The cast of characters in this sad melodrama seem undeterred by facts or have a total disregard for objective reasoning. Their collective stream of consciousness, especially as used by the 1Clintons, is that they move forward regardless of facts and create their own “Summa Bona.” Jefferson said, “We fail as a nation when our leaders put place over principle.” The Clintons have always put their current place over principle; easy for them, as they do not possess the latter. They continue to make the facts fit their narrative. On July 4th weekend when our cherished republic is under assault from without and within, let us not forget the genius of the Founding Fathers and remain true to their wisdom and passion. God bless America. Ralph T. Iannelli •MJ Montecito MONTECITO JOURNAL


This Week @ the Music Academy by Steven Libowitz

Thursday, July 14 – The non-piano instrumentalists already wound up their portion of the the Concerto Competition last Saturday when viola fellow Ao Peng played the Allegro assai from Bowen’s Viola Concerto in C Minor, Op. 25, and flute fellow Anthony Trionfo (currently principal flute of the American Youth Symphony) performed Jolivet’s Flute Concerto No. 1 with the Academy Festival Orchestra under the baton of former associate conductor of the New York Philharmonic Case Scaglione at the Granada last Saturday night. The pair had bested fellow fellows in Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, and Percussion divisions on July 9 to earn the slots on the concert that also featured Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite and a Wagner prelude. Part II of MAW’s new format for the competition takes shape tonight as the final pianist Fellows get their opportunity to show off their skills in public – and in front of the judges – as they vie for a single slot to perform a full concerto at the Academy Festival Orchestra concert conducted by James Gaffigan on Saturday, August 6, which is also the final event of the summer (7 pm; Hahn Hall; $15). Friday, July 15 – Conductor-composer Matthew Aucoin’s masterclass (see above) will set you back $20 (3:15 pm; Hahn), but there are free options with MAW faculty clarinetist Richie Hawley (1 pm; Lehmann Hall), trumpeter Paul Merkolo (1 pm; Weinman Hall) and horn player Julie Landsman (3:15; Weinman).... Tickets for tonight’s Picnic Concert, featuring fellows performing chamber music they’ve been working on for the first half of the summer, go for $35 – if you can find one, as the series is always an early sellout. Our advice: try tomorrow’s community chamber concert, which is basically a shorter version of the same format – Fellows playing chamber music in various combinations and configurations – and is not only free, but also first-come, first-served (1 pm Saturday; Santa Barbara Public Library’s Faulkner Gallery). Saturday, July 16 – Soon-to-depart New York Philharmonic music director

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Tuesday, July 19 – If the AFO symphony concerts have mostly adhered to familiar repertoire, the same can decidedly not be said for the weekly Festival Artists performances at the Lobero, especially in these middle weeks. Tonight is highlighted by the West Coast premiere of Justin Merritt’s Ithaka, narrated by Stephen Yoakam, with Fellows (piano, clarinet) joining former Minnesota Orchestra concertmaster Jorja Fleezanis and the brilliant pianist Conor Hanick. Fleezanis commissioned the work from a foundation set up in tribute to her late husband, Michael Steinberg, who was a highly respected writer and lecturer on music. The piece is set to a poem by the Greek writer C.P. Cavafy that imagines our own life journeys as personal odysseys, our own epic tale a la Homer (Ithaca was the Greek island home of Odysseus, his destination for the 10-year sojourn at the end of the Trojan War). The concert also features the return of the Takács Quartet, the popular ensemble that performed sans one of the violinists on the festival’s opening night last month, who are joined by faculty pianist and alumna Margaret McDonald (2000-12) for Elgar’s Piano Quintet. Opening the program is Foote’s Trio No. 2, with violinist Kathleen Winkler, cellist David Geber, and cello and pianist Martin Katz (7:30 pm; Lobero Theatre; $10-$42). Wednesday, July 20 – The parade of premier visiting artists continues with

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Going Unsteady


ur thinking-theme today is: balance – a concept fraught with confusion. You might think that “balance” means the same as “equilibrium,” which must mean “equal weight” – but it’s not nearly that simple (curse Google!) – and we may be on safer ground by just sticking with balance. But while handing out curses, let’s save one for the marketing mavens at Hoffmann-La Roche, who chose further to muddy the waters by referring to their “minor tranquilizer” as “Librium” – though that is admittedly a more catchy moniker than the original appellation of “Chlordiazepoxide.” Anyway, allow me to call your attention to the Goddess of Justice, who is traditionally depicted with three highly symbolic objects: first, a sword at her side – obviously embodying the power of the Law; second, a blindfold, nicely conveying the idea that “justice is blind,” i.e., impartial, and not to be swayed by any non-legal considerations such as money or allure; and third – what concerns us most here – a pair of scales, also known as a balance – a device for weighing an object of unknown weight against one of known weight – or at least for determining which is the heavier. In its simplest form, it consists of two pans (of presumably equal weight) attached to each end of an arm hinged in the precise middle, where there is also some kind of a hook or handle by which the whole device can be lifted so that the arm swings freely. What’s the connection with justice? Basically, I suppose, it’s the ideal of fair judgment. So there you have your balance – and the origin of many of our expressions, including Bank Balances (weighing debits against credits), Balance of Trade (imports against exports), and Balance of Power (a much trickier calculation, seeking to establish international stability by lining up supposedly equal forces against each other.) As that satirical genius Tom Lehrer sang in his tune “Who’s Next?”: “First we got the Bomb, and that was good ‘Cause we love Peace and Motherhood – then Russia got the Bomb, but that’s okay, ‘Cause the Balance of Power’s maintained that way.” However, I must admit I’ve been 14 – 21 July 2016

leading you toward a special kind of balance, which has lately been of much concern to me and (I now realize) to many, if not most, people of my generation and thereabouts. That is the simple human characteristic of being able to stand up, walk, and not fall down. It is rather mortifying to remember when, as children, we could walk on a single railroad rail, or perform many other heroic acts, involving little more talent than the ability to stay upright. Now we are kindly presented by people concerned about our welfare with literature on “How to Prevent Falls.” And most of us know cases of others (or ourselves) who have suffered injury through the simple calamity of losing our balance. Of course, it’s not only the falling that is the menace, but the increasing fragility of our bones. All this (we are told) has to do with a variety of factors, particularly certain fluids inside our ears. I found this hard to believe, until I personally began to have problems with dizziness. Then I learned of a supposed “cure,” consisting of a few movements of the head and body, developed by a Dr. John Epley, of Portland, Oregon. His story resembles that of Dr. Ignaz Semmelweiss, the Viennese obstetrician who, in the 1840s, was rejected by his colleagues (incredible as it seems today) because he told them to wash their hands, as a means of preventing the spread of childbed fever. He died in 1865 in an asylum, never having been properly recognized. Dr. Epley suffered ridicule and persecution because the method he proposed for dealing with the most common form of vertigo seemed too simple to possibly be effective. (And this happened in the 1980s!) But I’m glad to say his story had a happier outcome than that of Dr. Semmelweiss. Today the “Epley Maneuver” is widely accepted and practiced. And, using it myself, in one unaided “session,” I was able to cure the vertigo that had been troubling me for weeks. But some things never change. The ancient Greek riddle asked “What goes on four legs in the morning, two at noon, and three in the evening? The answer: Man – who first crawls, then walks, and finally relies on a stick. And my orthopedist still insists today that the best answer to problems of •MJ balance is: use a stick! 

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lose your eyes. Now picture an Olympic athlete, and I’ll bet the athlete you’re imagining is a cross between a sportsman at the top of his game, and an athletic superstar. I know that’s what I see when conjuring such an image, but not every athlete is at the peak of their game when the trials for the games come around. Some Olympians conquer such odds, defying challenges to qualify and participate so much so that their performance borders on the superhero, and teaches us a lesson in mental fortitude, along with the rewards of top physical conditioning. Take longtime Montecito resident Jeff Farrell, for example. Born in 1937, and raised in Wichita, Kansas, he was hailed as the fastest swimmer in the entire world in 1960, but there’s more to his story than just logging laps. Let’s backstroke a bit, and take an in-depth look at this Olympic gold-medalist.


“I wasn’t very good at baseball, football, or basketball,” Jeff confides as we begin our conversation. “And only fair at tennis and golf,” he continues, “but I really enjoyed swimming.” He explains that his first real meet was when he was 12 years old. “I can’t remember exactly how I performed,” he says, laughing, “just that the fifty-meter pool looked like a lake to me.” He notes that there were few pools in Wichita of competitive size. He received his first serious instruction at Camp Chikopi at a swim camp run by Matt Mann, a one-time Olympic coach, and former coach at the University of Michigan. Jeff was good enough to have attended the University of Oklahoma on a full swim scholarship. After placing third several times in NCAA competitions conducted during his time there, Jeff says he concluded that he wasn’t a gold medal swim-

Jeff Farrell, a multi-gold-medalist in the 1960 Olympics is a longtime real estate agent with Coldwell Banker in Montecito

mer. “I really thought my competitive days were behind me, once I finished my education and went into the Navy,” he says. Turns out, he was dead wrong. Invited by the Navy to train at Yale for the Pan American games in 1959, he went on to break national and world freestyle records and was considered a favorite to win multi gold medals in the individual 100-meter freestyle and relays at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome. Forget the trials; consensus had already elevated him front row center on the podium. But fate had another trip planned for the six-time national champion. That trip was to Henry Ford Hospital, where he underwent an emergency appendectomy. On July 26, 1960 – six days before the U.S. Olympic trials were to begin and a month before the games proper – the 23-year-old who’d won the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) 100-meter and 200-meter freestyle national championship not a week before, was literally floored by a badly inflamed appendix before being rushed to the hospital by Yale swimming coach Bob Kiphuth. Jeff is matter-of-fact as he deconstructs the incident: “I woke up in great abdominal pain around three or four in the morning,” he recounts, “and the pain was so bad I passed out on the bathroom floor. At the hospital, before going under anesthesia, I asked the surgeon how long it would be before I could swim again, and when he told me six weeks, I was tremendously disappointed.” Jeff was “disappointed.” Most mortals would have been crushed.

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Lucky for Jeff, Coach Kiphuth’s background in kinesiology was extensive. Urging the surgeon to cut the muscle fibers parallel rather than across, the coach’s directions to the medical professional insured that Jeff’s appendix would be removed without incurring damage to any major muscle. The legendary coach wasn’t done yet, and with his guidance, neither was Jeff. Encouraged by Kiphuth, Jeff began prone strengthening exercises the next day, and graduated to mild workouts in the small physical therapy room the hospital afforded. “I walked as much as I could,” he recalls, “and the third day after the operation, I was back in the water, at the pool located in the basement of the Nurse’s Education Building next to the hospital.” Unabashedly dubbing his initial attempt at swimming an “awkward dog paddle,” Jeff says nevertheless, “There was this unspoken agreement between me and the coach that maybe I would compete in the trials.” In the ensuing days, the paddle became a stroke, an ever more fluid stroke, until our athlete took his place among fellow contenders at the Olympic trials. Heavily bandaged, and under the hawk eyes of attending doctors, Jeff swam the 100-meter preliminaries in the second fastest qualifying time the trials had yet recorded, the semi-finals in the fastest, but came up short in the finals, nixed from individual competition by a 10th of a second. His subsequent cumulative fourthplace finish in the relay 200-meter trials was enough, however, to earn him a spot on the Olympic relay team. Swimming freestyle, Jeff anchored the 4x100 medley, and 4x200 freestyle events, a position that helped the U.S. team take home the gold for both distances. Our 79-year-old superhero underwent open-heart surgery in 2006, and while he didn’t enter any world-class competitions six days later, he didn’t let the triple bypass sideline him. Competing in Masters swim events up until a few years ago, Jeff has been inducted into both the International Swimming Hall of Fame, and the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame: the dual recognition being something of a record in itself. A real estate broker for Coldwell Banker, and board member of Semana Nautica and Cornerstone House, these days Jeff swims three to four times a week at the Montecito YMCA – and though the laps he swims are to and fro, he’s really swimming full circle, as his first swim lessons were at a YWCA some 74 years ago. Now that’s what I call a real-life •MJ superhero. 14 – 21 July 2016

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by Mark Ashton Hunt

Mark and his wife, Sheela Hunt, are real estate agents. His family goes back nearly 100 years in the Santa Barbara area. Mark’s grandparents – Bill and Elsie Hunt – were Santa Barbara real estate brokers for 25 years.

Summer Buys


his is the time of year when we usually see a larger number of homes come on the market. We have not, however, seen a significant increase in the “for sale” inventory this year, but a number of price reductions on available listings, making this a time where I see more “best buys” than usual. Also, comparing the past few months of this year to the same months last year, we are seeing more starter homes and lower-priced ones moving in Montecito and fewer homes more than $4 million, whereas last year we were seeing much more activity in the higher price ranges. That said, if buyers are not snapping up these homes in the $4,000,000 and $5,000,000 range now, perhaps this is your chance to get into the home you’ve always dreamed of. Here are a few picks that have been reduced in price: 1250 Pepper Lane: $5,495,000 (Reduced from $5,995,000) This is a private and tranquil property, adjacent to one of the most significant estates in Montecito: Sotto Il Monte. This listing features two separate one-acre parcels, one with a home, pool, and other structures, and one is an empty lot. The contemporary, custom-designed, single-level home (built in 1974), boasts two master suites and a separate guesthouse with its own entrance. There is also a detached auxiliary

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MISCELLANY (Continued from page 18) Sponsor Seth Streeter, CEO & founder Mission Wealth; Becky Kelber, Dexter Carpenter, Jim Crook, UBGC, president of board (photo by Priscilla)

Sponsors and patrons William Oswald, Ken Rife of Blue Star, Antoinette Charties with Allen and Anne Sides (photo by Priscilla)

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by showing others they care about animals, and by inspiring empathy among friends and family members and the community as a whole,” says Isabelle Abitia, executive director. “It’s a big step forward.” Youngsters have the opportunity to earn badges and awards and set a positive example for others. The United Boys & Girls Club of SB County will help facilitate visits to its county locations, help C.A.R.E.4Paws measure program results, and assist with fundraising for the campaign,

Chris Erskine, board member C.A.R.E.4 PAWS; Lynn Shaw, Diana Basehart Foundation, Tom Mielko; Channing Soledar, and Cat Pollon, patrons (photo by Priscilla)

while Davey’s Voice will contribute funds annually and help with marketing and money raising. “We envision that this will be a model program that can be emulated nationally working in partnership

with Boys & Girls Clubs of America,” adds Abitia. Among the 65 guests going to the dogs, not to mention cats and other four-legged friends, were Allen and Anne Sides, Cat Pollon, Kerry and Geonine Moriarty, Nina Terzian, basketball’s Jamaal Wilkes, Ella Brittingham, Ted Baer, Diana Starr Langley, Ron Ziegler, Kristi Newton, and Tom Mielko. Music Makers As the action packed 69th annual Music Academy of the West summer festival continues apace, the Granada, Lobero, and Hahn Hall auditoriums all came into play. At the Lobero married string duo, violinist Glenn Dicterow, concert master for the New York Philharmonic for 34 years, and wife, violist Karen Dreyfus, played the world premiere of Paul Chihara’s Duo Lyrico, before quintet – flutist Timothy Day, oboist Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida. clarinetist Richie Hawley, bassoonist Dennis Michel and horn player Julie Landsman – played Samuel Barber’s Summer Music, followed, appropriately enough, by Adam Schoenberg’s Winter Music. The entertaining concert concluded with Schubert’s Piano Trio in B-flat Major, with violinist Kathleen Winkler, cellist Alan Stepansky, and the veteran Warren Jones on keyboard. Four days later, it was the turn of the Academy Festival Orchestra to shine at the Granada under maestro Case Scaglione, associate conductor with the New York Philharmonic, with concerto competition winners – violist Ao Peng with York Bowen’s concerto in C Minor, and flutist Anthony Trio with Andre Jolivet’s concerto No. 1. Wagner ’s overture of Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg launched the sold-out event with Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, a clear favorite having been played by the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra in the fall and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra this spring, wrapping the show. And last, but certainly not least, was Grammy Award-winning cellist Lynn Harrell, accompanied by pianist Victor Asuncion, who played works by Debussy, Schubert, Faure, Ravel,


Verdi, and Mendelssohn at an equally packed Hahn Hall on the Miraflores campus in the Mosher Guest Recital series. Last year, Los Angeles-based Harrell played in a memorable concert at the Granada with the Mutter Bronfman Harrell Trio. He was also a soloist with the Santa Barbara Symphony five years ago. Apple of Her Eye Montecito’s newest celebrity resident, Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow, may seem to have everything, but like any mother she worries about her 12-year-old daughter Apple, by rocker Chris Martin, as she approaches adolescence. The 43-year-old thespian, daughter of actress Blythe Danner, says she finds it hard to strike a balance between wanting to allow Apple to “express herself” and feeling worried about her child wearing short skirts and make-up. She says she is concerned young girls are being brainwashed by “post-feminist imagery that portrays provocative behavior as empowerment.” Speaking at the China Exchange in London, Gwyneth says: “It is concerning, because I think there is a very denigrating set of imagery and behaviors happening. “Women are so powerful and so capable, and to have it inferred that you have to generate yourself in any way to be likable is abhorrent to me. With my daughter, I try to find a balance of being an example for her as a woman who works and tries not to go out in public naked. “I am her mom, but at the same time I want her to express herself. Sometimes it is hard when she is wearing something really, really short and a lot of make-up, and I have to resist the instinct, as I want her to experiment and find her own identity. “It is an interesting balance right now being a mother of a coming-ofage girl, as there are a lot of conflicting messages in our culture.” Glad Hatters A torrent of tony tête toppers swept the stands at the Santa Barbara Polo Club as the high goal season got into full swing at the impeccably mani-

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A sample of the mélange of magnificent millinery in the SB Polo Club’s annual contest (photo by Jacqueline Pilar)

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club president Dan Walker’s Farmers & Merchants talented quartet and Klentner Ranch, owned by Justin Klentner, which the dashing developer won, 14-11. For the ninth consecutive year, I had the onerous task of judging the mélange of magnificent millinery on display, which was not an easy task, with four categories: Most Creative, Biggest, Most Colorful, and also a children’s prize. But the winners, drawing on my considerable experience of writing about the magnificent creations of my Monte Carlo-based friend, David Shilling – whose late mother,

Gertrude, was known as the Mad Hatter for her outrageous and gigantic headwear – and London milliner Philip Treacy at Royal Ascot, where I have been attending in the Royal Enclosure for more than four decades, were Nina Terzian for the most creative hat designed by the Magic Castle’s Arlene Larsen; Montecito’s Nancy Seagal for the biggest; Bentley dealer Kari Lloyd-Markowitz for the most colorful; and six year-old Eliza Rayfield, a student at Washington Elementary School, for the children’s prize. Among those checking out hotel executive chef Frenchman Johan

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Dylan and Pennebaker

Julian Lennon and Tim White at the Morrison Hotel Gallery affair for D.A. Pennebaker

At the Morrison Hotel Gallery Sunset Marquis event honoring American filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker are Peter Blachley, D.A. Pennebaker, Steven Wise, and Joseph Baldassarre


merican cinéma vérité filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker was celebrated by the Morrison Hotel Gallery for his life’s work, with a focus on his 1967 film of Bob Dylan, Don’t Look Back. The VIP-only soirée was held at the Gallery’s Sunset Marquis Hotel West Hollywood location, with a “little help” from associate Joseph Baldassarre of Arthouse 18 NYC. It was a laid-back rock and roll evening by the pool with champagne and stories among good friends of D.A. and Dylan, while his famous film played on continuous loop on a large poolside movie screen. Pennebaker, looking spry for his upcoming 91st birthday on Friday,

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July 15, happily agreed to be interviewed and shared enthusiastically with me about cameras and filmmaking. His accomplishments include a 2013 Oscar for Lifetime Achievement and movies Monterey Pop, Keep on Rockin’, and Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, Bowie’s final Ziggy performance. Steven Wise was nearby and talked with me about Pennebaker’s newest film, Unlocking The Cage, documenting his Nonhuman Rights Project’s four-year legal fight for nonhuman animals to be protected. I also spent time with friends Henry Diltz, Richard Horowitz, Peter Blachley, and Timothy White [the Gallery owners], and to connect with Julian Lennon, who had arrived from London. Seen in the gallery were Bob Neuwirth, one of Dylan’s oldest friends who was in Pennebaker’s movie, Lou Adler, Hozier, and Michael Bolton. As with all things Santa Barbara, the gallery’s framer Brian Mazor is a former SB art gallery owner from the 1970s. At the event, the gallery sold 18 limited-edition, hand-signed prints of Dylan by Pennebaker with a 35-mm film strip from the movie, and handsigned original posters. Highlights of the interviews: Q: You worked with British filmmaker Leacock, and his newly invented 16-mm camera synched unobtrusively with sound... Pennebaker: Yes, we had five of them, and they worked quite well. Do you still have the cameras? Pennebaker: Yes, we have all five,

Henry Diltz and Richard Horowitz at the gala

but really can’t use them; there’s no one to develop 16-mm movie film these days. What cameras are you using now? Pennebaker: We don’t use Nikon or Canon DSLRs to make our films. I use this, [he shows his iPhone 5S]: it’s fantastic, it’s a keyhole camera, so it’s very sharp. Our cameras are a little bigger than Henry’s [Diltz] Canon point-and-shoot digital camera. We try to get something on our shoulder because if you’re cheating at the end of a zoom at 120, you have to hold it steady – otherwise you can’t shoot, it’s best to have a camera on your shoulder and resting against your eye. How do you feel about digital versus film? Pennebaker: It’s whatever you make it. How long have you been working on the film Unlocking the Cage? Steven Wise: It took about four and half years, it premiered at Sundance, January 2016, and it’s been doing really well.

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How did you two find each other to do the movie, and what was it like working with D.A.? Wise: About five years ago, as we got closer to filing our animal rights cases, I thought what we were doing would be historic. One of my law school student’s sister was a producer in New York City. I flew to NYC three to four times to persuade her to do it. She called back six months later to say Pennebaker had shown interest. I flew back to NYC, did a three-hour presentation, and they said okay! It’s been the journey of a lifetime, I feel like they brought us into their family. We got used to having them around everywhere we went; he was able to get cameras into the courtroom. They shot 400 hours of film and got it down to 90 minutes. His wife and kids are filmmakers; you’ll see many Pennebakers listed in the credits, and the animals have film credits as well. What is the mission of your film? Pennebaker: It will ultimately inspire people to think differently about animals and why they deserve •MJ protection. 14 – 21 July 2016

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A street in old town, Quebec The famous Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City

A guard and I at Fort Louisbourg, Sydney

more for a motel. It is now the treasure of Bar Harbor and called the Bar Harbor Inn. The restaurant is called the Reading Room. We ate, not read. Actually, I think we drank yummy Bloody Marys while enjoying the view of the harbor.

Historic Halifax

From 1928 to the 1960s, Halifax, Nova Scotia, was Canada’s Ellis Island as one million immigrants flooded in from Europe. Nova Scotia means New Scotland. Another note in time was April 14, 1912, when the Titanic went down nearby. There were 2,200 passengers; 1,500 died and there was only room for 1,100 in their lifeboats, anyway. One hundred and fifty are buried in Fairview Lawn Cemetery. We did see the graves, one of an unknown child decorated with stuffed animals instead of flowers. She was recently identified through DNA. Halifax continues to send a Christmas tree to Boston to thank them for their help during the fire of 1917. One of the must-sees is Peggy’s Cove lighthouse, a 45-minute drive west of Halifax, touted one of the most photographed attractions in Canada in this tiny fishing village. Who was Peggy? According to local folklore, the village was named after the lone survivor of 14 – 21 July 2016

Nuns painting a fence by a building covered in trompe l’oeil in Quebec

a schooner that sank here in 1800. Or it might simply be the diminutive for (Peggy) of St. Margaret’s Bay. You can also step back in time in the Halifax Citadel. Discover what life was like for the British troops who lived there in the year 1869, when Queen Victoria reigned and the new nation of Canada was just two years old. There are ramparts and tunnels to explore. Halifax has been home to four citadels. They were never attacked but were a success as a military deterrent.

Fortress at Louisbourg, the largest fortified French town outside of Europe in 1744. Once a thriving seaport and capital of Cape Breton Island, it was France’s key trade center called Ile Royale and showed its military strength in the new world. A costumed docent who greeted us explained, “The fort is only one-fifth the size it was originally, but it is an absolutely correct restoration.” There were 600 soldiers and 40 officers at the time. It was named after the French king Louis XIV. Our docent told us there were no potatoes in the new world, and you had to carry your own knife and a spoon. The next port was to be Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, but the wind came up and the captain was afraid we’d be blown into the dock. Alas, I will never see where Anne of Green Gables was created and written in 1908 by Lucy Maude Montgomery. Instead, we had an extra day cruising the Gulf of St Lawrence enroute to Quebec City, Quebec.

Quebec City, L’accent d’Amerique

Quebec City was one of the highlights of the trip, transporting us back to Europe and France. As you know, everyone speaks French and it has

a 400-year history – the first French city in America. Quebec means “where the river narrows” and Canada means “small village.” It is the only walled city north of Mexico and is a World Heritage treasure. It’s fun to just walk through Old Town and visit the many quaint and charming shops. The most photographed hotel in the world according to the local residents would be the stunning Chateau Frontenac, which sits on a hill overlooking the city. The same architects that built the Empire State building built it. Its name came from the count of Frontenac, a notable governor of New France. The central tower was built in 1924. Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Canadian prime minister MacKenzie attended two historic conferences here. Other celebrities have been Charles Lindbergh, Anthony Quinn, Paul McCartney, and Celine Dion. Royal name-dropping is the late Princess Grace of Monaco and Prince Andrew. I could have stayed much longer in Quebec, but our trip was ending and we had to fly back home to real time and newspaper deadlines. I always remember: “The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only a page.” May you read •MJ many books. 

Scintillating Sydney

You can’t forget Sydney, Nova Scotia. You are greeted on the pier by the world’s largest fiddle – 55 feet tall, weighing 10 tons and costing $100,000. And why a fiddle? It’s in honor of the tradition of fiddle playing in Cape Breton, which includes Sydney and Halifax. The music is Scottish in character. Then it was off on a tour of the Which breed of dog has the best eyesight? The greyhound.



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Also at the meeting: MFPD division chief Kevin Taylor reported that with high fire season upon us, it is important that all residents maintain defensible space. “We can help you if you aren’t sure what you need to do,” Taylor said. He also reminded residents to sign up for Aware & Prepare, the county-wide notification system. More information is available at Montecito Union School superintendent Tammy Murphy said her staff is busy spending the summer hiring teachers, touring families, buying supplies, and getting classrooms organized. With the Environmental Impact Review for the campus upgrades project closed in June, the facilities committee is looking at the public comments, and if all goes as planned, renovations to the south parking lot will occur during the summer 2017. For more information, visit www.

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Makeup. “It’s a fresh name and look, with the same warm atmosphere our clients have enjoyed for years,” Caplinger told us during a tour earlier this week. The space has been operated as a salon for decades, Caplinger says, and most recently as Salon Du Mont. Lilibeth has rented space there for the last year, doing the makeup and hair of her clientele from a private studio in the back of the salon. Now, Lilibeth, who was born in the Philippines and moved to the States in 2002, has purchased the salon with the help and emotional support of friends and family, including local business owner Warren Butler and the Escalera family. “I could not have done this without them,” she said. The salon, which is open seven days a week, offers full hair services, makeup, facials, wedding beauty packages, and nail services. Two nail technicians, two full-time hair stylists, and multiple part-time hair stylists rent out stations at the salon. “Everyone is still here, so their clients shouldn’t worry!” Lilibeth said, adding that experienced stylists are welcome to inquire about renting a chair. Over the next few weeks, branding and signage changes will occur, as well as gradual updates to the salon, Lilibeth said. “I want to make it known that the salon welcomes women and men of all ages!” she added. A grand re-opening is scheduled for Thursday, July 28, from 5 to 7 pm. The salon is located at 1470 East Valley Road, Suite C, upstairs. For more information, call 335-2441.

MFPD Happenings


As mentioned by chief Chip Hickman at this week’s Montecito Association meeting, there is a vacan-

cy on the board of directors at the Montecito Fire Protection District. The vacancy is due to the resignation of Gene Sinser, who announced his formal resignation in June, citing a move out of the district’s boundaries. The board is looking to fill the vacancy with a qualified applicant, who will serve as a director until the next election in November 2016. At that time, the person may seek election for a regular term of office. Those interested in applying should submit a cover letter and a detailed resumé to Chief Hickman by this Friday, July 15, by 5 pm. Interviews for the position will be conducted by the board of directors at a public meeting on July 21 at 2 pm, and the appointment will be made at the same meeting, with the appointed director immediately commencing service on the board. For more information, call Chief Hickman at 969-2537. Also happening: last week MFPD personnel responded to a call from a concerned resident who reported the presence of a rattlesnake on her property. A young diamondback rattlesnake had perched itself on the front doorsteps of a residence in the foothills while children were playing outside. Within five minutes after placing the call, Montecito Fire Department arrived and neutralized the deadly snake with a shovel. “Hats off to the MFPD for such a swift and courageous response!” the homeowner said.

Omissions & Corrections

Two weeks ago, we told you about progress on the former home of Peabody’s, a.k.a. Oliver’s, at 1198 Coast Village Road. We mistakenly reported that the menu for the new restaurant will be mostly vegan, with a select array of poultry and fish dishes. Unfortunately we were misinformed, and Matthew Kenny Cuisine, the restaurateur opening the eatery, has informed us the menu will be entirely plant-based (without fish or poultry on the menu.) We’ll keep you up-to-date on opening plans as they unfold.

Lotusland Receives $1.8 Million Grant

Earlier this week, Lotusland announced a $1.8-million grant from the Hind Foundation to Lotusland’s Japanese Garden Renovation campaign, Restoring Body & Spirit. This grant will be used for garden path modifications and accompanying retrofits, creating greater access for all visitors, especially those with disabilities. This will allow access to the Japanese Garden and adjacent

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gardens, and to meet standards set by the Americans with Disabilities act (ADA). Lotusland’s president of the board of trustees, Connie Pearcy, said, “The Hind Foundation’s generosity helps us move forward in accomplishing the important task of opening the Japanese Garden to those who might not otherwise be able to experience the peace, tranquility, and renewing nature of this wonderful environment. Their commitment to Lotusland ensures that the Japanese Garden will be open and inviting to all individuals.”  Since the late 1800s, several layers of history have been represented on the site where Madame Walska fulfilled her unique vision for a Japanese-styled garden. Built in the 1960s within a deep earthen bowl, and around an existing pond and path system, Walska created the largest garden at Lotusland. Her plans were implemented by stone mason Oswald “Ozzie” Da Ros, and lead gardener and aesthetic pruner, Frank Fujii, and through their ongoing collaboration the garden continued to evolve over the years.  Lotusland’s Japanese Garden is an important historical example of the type of Japanese-style garden built on American private estates after World War II and is the only Japanese-style garden open to the public between Los Angeles and the Bay Area.  Lotusland’s Japanese Garden Renovation project will address these pressing needs: repair the garden’s aging infrastructure, including rebuilding and lining the pond, restoring original plant collections, unify the historic layers, and address the current and future use as a public space, that all elements are seamlessly connected; sustain Madame Walska’s vision for the garden and fulfill the uncompleted plans by her first and only Japanese garden designer, Frank Fujii, to provide visitors with sweeping vistas, close contact with lotuses, and intimate spaces to rest, relax and contemplate; create greater access and safer paths for all visitors, especially those with disabilities, through the Japanese Garden and adjacent gardens, and to meet standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); create gathering points along the paths for visitors to pause and experience the garden more deeply, and to provide space for future programming that is currently not possible; create an endowment, dedicated solely to the perpetual care of the garden, ensuring that Lotusland’s revived Japanese Garden continues to provide visitors – now and well into the future – with a tranquil, meditative, and inspiring experience. For more information, visit www. •MJ  14 – 21 July 2016

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for his Auckland, New Zealand-based daughter, Jacqueline Kerridge Reeve and her husband, Christopher, who have just completed a 14-week honeymoon around the world. The tony twosome, who lived together for 18 years before tying the knot, left for the Antipodes earlier this week, but Peter, who used to reside in Birnam Wood, was determined to give them a suitable farewell party. As the 120 lei-laden guests noshed on pineapple pizza from Rusty’s and nibbles from China Palace, Kaleo – Hawaiian for voice – played a few favorites accompanied by two hula dancers and a drone soared overhead taking aerial shots of the occasion. Among those getting in the mood of the islands were Kate Packer, Nina Terzian, Gil Rosas, Dan Wright, Brenda Blalock, Tim and Laura Swigert, Billi Saucier, Monte Schulz, Alan Porter, Art and Monica Kline, and Madison Richardson and Toni Simon.

Hamburger Helped Her She’s a beautiful international supermodel, but former Montecito Union student Gigi Hadid recoils from healthy fruit inside her beef burgers. The runway star is a self-confessed burger lover who lives by the motto: “Eat clean to stay fit, eat a burger to stay sane.” Talking on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Gigi, the daughter of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Hadid, described her love of the calorie-laden meal, claiming she ate a different burger every week for a year when she first moved to New York. “The best is JG Melon’s, uptown,” the lithe 21-year-old advised, wearing a monochrome corset and skintight suit trousers. “It’s so simple, they don’t try too hard... I had it for dinner last night,” she recalled as Fallon, 41, brought out two beef patties for them to devour on the NBC stage in which they both heartily partook, but not before Gigi ensured there was no tomato in the mix. Macon it Big Montecito author and former UCSB instructor Mary Dorra has been elected to the board of directors of Opera Santa Barbara. Born in Macon, Georgia, Mary grew up in Texas and earned a degree in philosophy at Vassar College. Following teaching stints in Costa Rica and Uruguay, she spent three years in Italy, first studying at the University of Florence and then working as a research reporter in TimeLife’s Rome bureau writing about art, fashion, and film. Mary went on to serve as an assis14 – 21 July 2016

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tant accessories editor at Harper’s Bazaar and assistant director of fashion publicity and promotion at cosmetics giant Revlon, both in New York, and as director of special events at the May Company in Los Angeles. She has also written for a heavenly host of publications, including The New York Times, Gourmet, Elle Decor, Los Angeles Times, and Travel + Leisure, as well as authoring three books, including Beautiful American Gardens and the historical novel Demeter’s Choice: A Portrait of My Grandmother as a Young Artist. A career of high note. Not His Style The New York Times society photographer, Bill Cunningham, whose death I wrote about last week, has been memorialized at his favorite spot on 57th Street and Fifth Avenue, just a few fashionable Christian Louboutin footsteps from Bergdorf Goodman and Tiffany. The oh-so-tony location has been renamed Cunningham Corner by city authorities. In Paris, where Bill frequently shot the top fashion shows for the Times, city officials bathed the Eiffel Tower

in Cunningham blue, the shade of the city garbage worker’s jacket he always used to wear while cycling around Manhattan to assignments. Bill, who was 87, would have hated all the fuss. He never even went to see Cunningham New York, a charming film documentary on the Harvard University dropout, released six years ago. Royal Richard For the second consecutive year, I was called on to play King George III in the Montecito Village July 4 parade with my Texan gadabout friend, Charles Ward, in the role of George Washington, sitting on the back of his Mercedes convertible. It was decidedly touch-and-go because my outfit from last year’s event had got mislaid and was found deep in the back of a closet at the last minute at the home of this illustrious organ’s publisher, James Buckley. But as the “regalia” didn’t contain an ounce of natural fiber, I am now recovering slowly from the effects of terminal static cling! Fish out of Water My mole with the martini tells me deep sea diver, Jean Michel Cousteau, is staying well above ground as the grand marshal for the 2016 Fiesta Parade. This year’s El Presidente J.C. Gordon made the choice. Fond Farewell On a personal note, I mark the passing of Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel at the age of 87.

Wiesel, who survived the horrors of Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps, to become an influential writer and Nobel Peace Prize winner, was a frequent diner at Mortimer’s, a society watering hole on Manhattan’s Upper Eastside, when I was first introduced. A charming man, he started life in Romania. His mother and younger sister perished at Auschwitz, while his father died in Buchenwald. His horrific experiences there were the basis for his book Night, which won him the Nobel Prize in 1986 and has been translated into 30 languages, selling millions of copies internationally. In his lifetime, he won the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom, the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal and the Grand-Croix of the French Medal of Honor. He went on to condemn genocide worldwide. Wiesel said his greatest role was as a witness. And what a witness he was. Sightings: Oscar-nominated author Fannie Flagg at Pierre Lafond...Oscar winner Michael Keaton at the El Encanto...Richard Caleel and Morrie Jurkowitz lunching at Via Vai Pip! Pip! Readers with tips, sightings and other amusing items for Richard’s column should email him at richardmin or send invitations or other correspondence to the Journal. To reach Priscilla, email her at pris or call •MJ 969-3301.

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tra, there’s always a few moments early on where the older musicians look at me with raised eyebrows. But the skepticism doesn’t last. I have a job to do, which is to help the musicians feel free to make the best music they can. I just focus on that, and pretty soon everything else stops mattering.

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Conducting is 2nd Nature for Aucoin


hat a breath of fresh air – pun intended – it was to see the Music Academy’s of the West’s West Coast premiere of Matthew Aucoin’s Second Nature, the young composer/conductor’s hourlong “children’s opera” that made its debut at the Chicago zoo. As both composer and librettist, Aucoin imbued the piece with clever rhyming couplets set to clearly modern music where the angular turns mirrored the tale of a dystopian future where humanity, having so befouled the planet, lives under a dome. The reverse Garden of Eden story was elucidating rather than pedantic, the characters all representing elements of human nature confined in a very unnatural way, even the anthropomorphic bonobo urging the children to freedom. Despite a simple if inventive set at the Lobero, the astounding work still resonates two weeks later, and should, perhaps, be required viewing in public schools both as a cautionary tale and an in-road into the value of the arts in education.

The 26-year-old Aucoin, meanwhile, is just getting his feet wet at MAW. With Second Nature in the rearview mirror, he’s immersed in rehearsing the orchestra he’ll conduct for Smetana’s The Bartered Bride, the annual opera production at the end of the month, which will be previewed by the understudies this Monday in the Covers in Concert performance at Hahn Hall. Aucoin also leads the vocal masterclass at Hahn this Friday, July 15, working with the young singers (some of whom are actually older than he is) on song repertoire. It might not take that much coaching to keep him around longer, it turns out, as he’ll spend a good part of the next four years in residency at Los Angeles Opera. “I feel pretty seduced already being here, staying in a private home in Montecito,” Aucoin said earlier this summer. Here’s more from our interview before Second Nature. Q. Let’s talk about The Battered Bride. You’re conducting both the Covers

Matthew Aucoin lends his voice to a masterclass Friday, July 15 (photo by Todd Rosenberg)

in Concert and the fully produced performances at the Granada at the end of July. How are you approaching the work? A. It’s a Czech opera from the middle of 19th century that is 100 percent based on folk dance music. A lot of classical music has its roots there, but this piece is totally coming from that. You can feel the pulse of the dances all the time. The challenge is to get all these talented kids at this fancy summer music program to play in a really earthy way. This was the Broadway of Czech back then, just as much related to their pop music as current Broadway is now. It’s about digging in and having fun. It’s a big orchestra and chorus, and the roles are really juicy, not ones you usually hear young singers doing. But we’ve got a couple of tenors who are definitely up to the heroic roles. Is there any difference for you in working with younger musicians versus more experienced players at the Met and elsewhere? Only that we speak a common language culturally. In my opera, for example, I don’t want them to sing it as if it’s Britten or some British/ English old-school operatic music. I want it to be American English, which is dirty and sticky and weird. I tried to write the music for the way people my age communicate, at least the speech patterns. Otherwise, normally when I work with an orches-

Why do you think you are so passionate about opera? It’s where words and music become one thing. The greatest operas tell emotional truths that no other art form can approach, partly because it has the power to display many people’s emotions at the same time. You can have eight different characters singing about their lives, and it creates this incredible goulash of emotion. If that took place in a play, it would be completely incoherent. But in opera, it’s additive.... I also recognize that opera is really bad about 99 percent of the time. We should be open about admitting that. It’s hard to make opera good. Most times that I go see it live, I think, “Ugh, that didn’t work. It felt fake.” But as an opera musician, you live for those rare moments when it’s transcendent. You are very accomplished at a very young age. Does it come easily or do you need to work hard to achieve? Music is my native language. It feels like the element I was born in. But if you’re going to be more than a child prodigy – which is boring – if you’re actually going to say something meaningful with your music, you have to work at it day and night. I hope I would never coast on natural talent. I don’t think it would be sufficient anyway. But I can’t explain why things happened so quickly for me. I feel insanely lucky. Given that ethos – and even looking at your schedule at MAW, let alone what you’ve already signed up for with L.A. Opera and elsewhere over the next several years – are you at all concerned about burnout? No, I’m not really worried. The only concern is keeping enough space for myself so that my music develops organically without being rushed. But I have a lot of energy. I love what •MJ I do. 

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NOTICE OF VACANCY MONTECITO FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT BOARD The Montecito Fire Protection District has a vacancy on its Board of Directors. Pursuant to Government Code section 1780, the Board intends to fill this vacancy by appointment of a qualified applicant to serve as a Director until the next general District election in November 2016. The appointed Director then may seek election to the Board for a regular term of office. Persons interested in applying to fill the vacancy should know the following: • •

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An applicant must reside within the boundaries of the Montecito Fire Protection District, and be a registered voter of the District. The appointee must run in the general elections in November 2016 to retain the appointed seat, and preference will be given in the appointment process to applicants willing to run. Regular Board of Directors meetings are held on the fourth Monday of every month beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Fire Station #1 located at 595 San Ysidro Road, Montecito, CA 93108. Directors are expected to be faithful in attendance. Directors are encouraged to serve on at least one Board Committee, and may need to represent the District at other meetings. Education and experience in finance, business, strategic planning, or related fields is desirable. Interested persons should submit a cover letter with a detailed resume to the Montecito Fire Protection District at Station #1 no later than July 15, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. Interviews for the position will be conducted by the Board of Directors at a public meeting on July 21, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., and the appointment will be made at the same meeting, with the appointed Director immediately commencing service on the Board. Applicants’ submittals and requests for further information should be addressed to: Chip Hickman, Fire Chief Montecito Fire Protection District 595 San Ysidro Road Montecito, CA 93108 (805) 969-2537 Documents can also be emailed to:

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Carpinteria, CA 93013. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on June 20, 2016. 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 Adela Bustos. FBN No. 20160001828. Published July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2016. F I C T I T I O U S B U S I N E S S NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Mick’s Macs, 3433 State Street Suite E, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. TechEase Computer Solutions, LLC, 3433 State Street Suite E, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on June 16, 2016. 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 Jan Morales. FBN No. 2016-0001791. Published June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 2016. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 16CV02490. To all interested parties: Petitioner Stephany Valladares filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name of child from Miguel Angel Rios to Miguel Angel Valladares. 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 above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the

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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 June 17, 2016 by Terri Chavez. Hearing date: August 10, 2016 at 9:30 am in Dept. 1, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 16CV02463. To all interested parties: Petitioner Alexandra Barton Spurr filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name to Alexandra Barton Summers. 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 above must file a written objection that includes 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 June 21, 2016 by Terri Chavez. Hearing date: August 31, 2016 at 9:30 am in Dept. 1, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE No. 16CV02192. To all interested parties: Petitioner Marissa Aldana Arredondo filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name to Marissa Aldana. 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 above must file a written objection that includes 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 June 6, 2016 by Terri Chavez. Hearing date: July 27, 2016 at 9:30 am in Dept. 1, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE CASE OF NAME: No. 16CV02367. To all interested parties: Petitioner Michael David Silverglat filed a petition with Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, for a decree changing name to Michael David Silverander. 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 above must file a written objection that includes 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 June 2, 2016 by Jessica Vega. Hearing date: August 10, 2016 at 9:30 am in Dept. 1, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Published 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13 14 – 21 July 2016

On Entertainment Viva Vanya... and La Festivals

by Steven Libowitz

Drew Leighty and Anne Guynn in The Theatre Group at SBCC’s production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang; directed by Katie Laris (photo by Ben Crop) Dancers from the West Coast Ballet performing the Can Can (photo by Stephen Sherrill)


anta Barbara City College theater department co-chair Katie Laris started angling to secure the rights to have the SBCC Theater Group produce Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike since before the comedy premiered in the fall of 2012. It’s easy to see why. Vanya, which employs character names, references, and even some situations familiar from works by Anton Chekhov, was both a critical and commercial success when it opened at the McCarter Theater in Princeton, N.J., before moving on to co-producer Lincoln Center and Broadway in 2013, when it captured both the Tony Award for Best Drama – Durang’s first in a 40-plus-year career – and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Drama. “We went out and begged every year after I read it,” recalled Laris, who noted that the first play she ever directed at SBCC was Durang’s Baby with the Bathwater. “They opened it up in around the country and it’s done really well, but this is the first production in our part of the coast. So I’m very happy to be able to inaugurate the work here.” Happy might be the operative word. While most of Durang’s better-known plays tackle such serious issues of domestic abuse, religious dogma, and other cultural calamities, usually with a cynical if comical perspective, Vanya find its characters confronted with deep issues of sibling rivalry, regret, lust, and more, but somehow emerge with a far more upbeat attitude, Laris said. Middle-aged step-siblings Vanya and Sonia, who live together quietly in a farmhouse in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, just across the river from New Jersey, receive a surprise visit from their famous sister, the 14 – 21 July 2016

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movie star Masha, and her new boytoy named Spike. The sisters were named after Chekhov’s characters by their theater-enthusiast professor parents, and live such an idle life that they spend time debating whether the grove of nine cherry trees on their property constitutes an orchard in another Chekhov reference. Chaos, of course, ensues and while there are moments that find characters criticizing America’s cultural regression as well as one another, the seemingly dire situations are resolved not only amiable but perhaps even optimistically. If that sounds somewhat heavy for summer fare, Laris said the treatments is much lighter than it reads. “The play is so much more hopeful than some of Durang’s earlier pieces,” Laris said. “It’s a comedy through and through, the characters are really fun, and they’re not up against peril at the hands of a cruel universe, as Sigourney Weaver said (the actress starred in the original production in New Jersey and New York). It feels like the universe is more benign here.” Indeed, Laris said, you might even say Vanya has a happy ending. “What’s really great is that these middle-aged people earn the happy ending, not in a clichéd way, or with something that’s saccharine or silly. They really change and grow and become more open. They’re stuck when it begins and by the end they’re contemplating many other chapters in

their lives. It’s really quite moving.” Jay Carlander, Marion Freitag, Anne Guynn, Drew Leighty, Leslie Ann Story, and Alizah A. Walton star in SBCC’s production, which opens Friday night and performs Thursdays through Sundays through July 30 at the Garvin Theatre on the school’s West Campus. Tickets cost $14-$26. Call 965-5935 or visit

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The California Wine Festival, the three-day extravaganza that boasts the biggest and only beachside wine event of the year, marks its 13th year this weekend down at Chase Palm Park and downtown. Nearly 250 wines from more than 70 wineries and tasty treats from more than 30 restaurants and gourmet food companies will be served over the weekend, which begins Thursday with Old Spanish Nights Wine Tasting, a nod to Santa Barbara’s Spanish heritage. Held at the historic De La Guerra Adobe Courtyard, site of the original Fiesta, the event boasts Flamenco dancers accompanied by blazing guitars and other hot Latin sounds to serve as the foil for the world-class wines accompanied by appetizers from 6:30 to 9 pm. Friday’s Sunset Rare & Reserve Wine Tasting, also 6:30 to 9 pm, is limited to 500 people who get to sample the wares as some of California’s best winemakers dust off their rare and reserve level bottles, including a few that are no longer in distribution. Napa trophy cabs, rare bottles from Sonoma, old vine wines from the high Sierras, and the best from California’s Central Coast and Santa Barbara County are among the highlights, while chefs offer up some of their more gourmet appetizers – all in front of the old-world carousel at Chase Palm Park Plaza. And you can do good while having fun as the silent auction raises money for The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. Saturday’s Beachside Wine Festival, which takes place noon to 4 pm

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Saturday across Cabrillo Boulevard on the lawn by the beach, is the weekend’s signature wine event, the big bash at the beach that keeps thousands of wine lovers happy via hundreds of premium California wines, unlimited glasses of beer and ale from regional microbreweries, tasty morsels from food purveyors and dozens of vendors of all things related to wine. Get tickets, a line of wineries, and much more information online at

French Festival on Horizon

Cultural festival used to take place at Oak Park nearly every weekend during the spring and summer, but for a variety of reasons ranging from the economy to health regulations, only a few have survived, chief among them the French Festival, which always occupies the weekend closest to Bastille Day, July 14. The festival missed nary a beat when ownerships transitioned a few years ago from founder Steve Hogerman to the Center Stage Theater, which now produces the festival as a fundraiser for its community-oriented black box theater and the Speaking of Stories series. There are activities galore at the two-day affair, and all sorts of food and craft booths, plus music and dance on three separate stages, one each devoted to accordion, French vocalists, and bands. New this year is Pétanque, the French lawn game similar to bocce. But what really sets the French Fest apart are two traditions: Les Femmes Fatales Drag Revue, featuring Belladonna and her “lovely ladies” (who began the revue back when LGBTQ rights were considered fringy) who will provide the grand finale on the Moulin Rouge Stage each day. And the Poodles & Pals Parade, which closes out the Eiffel Stage both days, and features all sorts of proud French breeds (and their quirky owners) despite the title. Get complete details on the entertainment, vendors, raffle items, and much more online at •MJ MONTECITO JOURNAL


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21st Annual Village Fourth

Montecito Union School superintendent Tammy Murphy and some of her students, as well as her son


Rollerbladers wowed the crowd with turns and tricks

nother successful Village Fourth parade and barbeque is on the books, with a record number of parade entries, a record number of Montecito Cup participants, and a sunny, festive day which drew out thousands of residents on July 4. “It was really special,” said Mindy Denson, who organized the event with a committee including Bill Davis, Cliff Ghersen, Christy Venable, Chris Denson, Monica Babich, Trish Davis, Kathi King, and Conner Rehage, parade organizer. Rehage said the parade went off without a hitch, and 40 groups entered their “floats,” antique cars, and friends and family members into the parade. The winners are as follows: Community Spirit: MUS Mustangs; Musical: Sissy Taran and her family as the Fabulous Fourth Fireworks; Humorous: Alan Porter’s 1955 Red Chevrolet Corvette with Gorillas; Historic: Nick Weber’s 1910 Ford Model T; and Original: Chris Belanger’s 1965 Citroen. One of the judges: Village Fourth founder and organizer for 20 years, Diane Pannkuk, and her two sons, Rory and Riley. “We had an excellent turnout from the community this year, and I only see it getting better each year!” said Rehage, who says he plans on being involved again next year. Former parade organizer Dana Newquist was honored as Grand Marshal, and he rode in the parade on his antique fire truck with his wife Andrea, congressional candidate Justin Fareed, and Montecito Journal founder James Buckley. With a greater emphasis on family-friendly activities, the festivities at Lower Manning Park included multiple games and bounce houses, as well as face painting by local artist Bill Dalziel, who was armed with his water colors and brushes and adorned many young faces with stars, flags, and other patriotic symbols. Attendees enjoyed burgers and hot dogs, beer and wine, cotton candy, popcorn, and gelato from Here’s the Scoop. Dozens of kids came out to participate in the Montecito Cup, which included a tug-of-war, pie-eating contest, and sack races. After a clear victory by Cold Spring (again!), another tug-of-war was played, this time with only alumni. Teens and adults gave it a go, and Cold Spring won that battle, too. “It was an over-the-top event, and I’m happy to have been a part of it!” Denson said. •MJ Enjoy the photos from the Montecito Association sponsored event!


Sissy Taran’s family’s winning parade entry, Fabulous Fourth Fireworks

Cold Spring students pulling their way to victory

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MJ columnist Lynda Millner and her husband, Don Seth

Montecito Association board members lead the parade

The Grand Marshal parade entry with grand marshal Dana Newquist, his wife Andrea congressional candidate Justin Fareed, MJ founder James Buckley, and driver

Local KEYT sports anchor Mike Klan with his wife, Dalina, and their two daughters

Village Fourth organizer Mindy Denson and grand marshal Dana Newquist

Local artist Bill Dalziel manned the face-painting booth

Mindy Denson, Conner Rehage, and Trish Davis, who worked tirelessly to put on a successful Village Fourth

Cold Spring School students rolled through the parade on scooters and bikes

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Gelato enthusiasts Ella Drury-Pullen and Sydney Lurie

Montecito Association board members manned the T-shirt booth



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THURSDAY, JULY 14 SOhO Sounds – Slanted Land, the power trio founded by singersongwriter-guitarist Tova Morrison in 2011 to explore psychedelic sonics, blues rock, jazz, rap and Middle Eastern modes paired with eccentrically sardonic and reflective lyrics, is back at SOhO, which now boasts a renovated patio that, ironically, no longer slants at all! The self-described “alternative indie-feminist hippie rock band” is celebrating the release of a new EP with fellow Santa Barbara rockers Chichis Christ and Sarah Vierheller Band. Admission includes a copy of the new disc. WHEN: 8:30 pm WHERE: SOhO, 1221 State Street, upstairs in Victoria Court COST: $8 INFO: 962-7776 or SATURDAY, JULY 16 SLH Season 39 – Sings Like Hell, music promoter Peggie Jones’s brainchild back in the mid-1990s to

create a singer-songwriter subscription series at the Lobero Theatre, nears the 20-year mark with the launch of its 39th series. The six-concert set kicks off with the series debut of Possessed By Paul James, the alterego of Konrad Wert, an American folk singer, songwriter, and musician who spends his non-touring days teaching disabled children. Under the Possessed moniker, Wert is a tour-deforce one-man band, playing banjo, fiddle and guitar and stomping his foot for percussion as he delivers songs that change shape nightly. The Austin acoustic wizard is another find for Jones, who left Santa Ynez for Texas about halfway through the SLH tenure. Opening is sombrevoiced Richard Buckner, the veteran singer-songwriter who has been exploring the dark underbelly of America – and his own soul – for more than 20 years. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: 33 East Canon Perdido St. COST: $39 (series tickets available for $180) INFO: 963-0761 or www.

ONGOING Concerts in the Park – There’s really nothing quite like the weekly events held on Thursday evenings at Chase Palm Park, just across Cabrillo Boulevard from the strip of sand between East Beach and Stearns Wharf. Thousands gather ostensibly for the music – scores of folks were up and dancing from the first notes when perennial favorite Captain Cardiac & the Coronaries kicked off the 2016 schedule last week – but it’s also the relaxed party atmosphere where picnicking and socializing on the gently sloping field is encouraged, and the always tepid climate as the sun begins to set brings out some of the most beautiful views of our already admittedly gaudily gorgeous environs. Sadly, only three more concerts remain on the schedule, as the slate of shows, once boasting as many as eight concerts, has been trimmed to just four this year. The good news is that the final three acts are all well worth hearing, beginning Thursday, July 14, with Deanna Bogart, the blues and boogie-woogie singer and pianist/ saxophonist (not your usual combination) who has put out a solid 10 albums in a 25-year solo career that began after stints with Maryland’s Cowboy Jazz and Root Boy Slim. Finding rhythms to dance to won’t be a problem here, though you may also want to take a breather to just listen to the licks. Next week, July 21, brings the series debut of Queen Nation, the ensemble that has been paying tribute to the rock band Queen for more than a dozen years, and is led by Gregory Finsley on vocals and keyboards as the apparently not-so-inimitable Freddie Mercury. Expect to hear such iconic Queen songs as “We Will Rock You”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “We Are The Champions”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, “You’re My Best Friend”, “Another One Bites The Dust”, “Under Pressure”, and many more. The series closes July 28 with Santa Barbara’s own British Invasion/classic rock-inspired Tearaways. WHEN: 6-8:30 pm WHERE: Chase Palm Park, 300 E. Cabrillo Blvd. COST: free INFO: 897-1946 or events/parkrec/concerts.asp


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THURSDAY, JULY 14 Flatts in the Valley – Grammy Award-winning country trio Rascal Flatts leads a trio of big stars heading up the San Marcos Pass to the Santa Ynez Valley over the next 10 days as the Chumash Casino Resort celebrates the completion of its $165-million casino-hotel expansion. In a 17-year career, Rascal Flatts has sold more than 22 million albums plus 28 million digital downloads and also counts 16 No. 1 singles on Billboard Hot Country Songs chart to their credit. Their cover of Marcus Hummon’s “Bless the Broken Road” spent five weeks atop the chart back in 2005, while “What Hurts the Most” hit No. 1 on both the country and Adult Contemporary charts, and even reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Also expect to hear “Life is a Highway” and other crowd favorites as the country crooners kick off the newly renovated Samala Showroom. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld checks in for two shows on Thursday, July 21, before the legendary Stevie Wonder winds up the week on Sunday, July 24, at the relatively intimate 1,400-seat venue. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 East Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez COST: $95-$175 INFO: (800) CHUMASH (248-6274) or

Dolls & Soul at Bowl – The Santa Barbara Bowl just hosted a big ‘90s hip-hop and more show at the beginning of the month. Tonight, a couple of alternative rock bands from the same era get their due, as The Goo Goo Dolls, who have sold more than 10 million albums since emerging in the early 1990s, headline at the amphitheater. Among their more than a dozen Top 10 radio hits are “Name”, “Slide”, and “Iris”; the last-named spent almost a full year on the Billboard charts and held the No. 1 position for 17 consecutive weeks. But the Dolls are still doing new stuff: their 11th studio album, Boxes, came out just two months ago, and one reviewer gave it a nice notice, saying the record “unapologetically embraces their middle age, excising any remaining hints of the raucous rock band of yore and splitting their time between power ballads and insistent anthems.” Opening is Collective Soul, Ed Roland’s Atlanta-based rock band that has scored seven hits of its own, most notably “Shine”. Their latest album, See What You Started by Continuing, came out last fall. WHEN: 6:30 pm WHERE: 1122 North Milpas St. COST: $34.50-$74.50 INFO: 962-7411 or SUNDAY, JULY 17 Going with the Flow – Jazz vocalist Cathy Segal-Garcia, a Berklee College of Music grad who has been a jazz educator herself for more than three decades, has also been a performer for even longer, and has more than half a dozen

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albums to her credit. Once praised by Los Angeles Times jazz critic Don Heckman as “a model of warmed, exquisitely focused jazz vocalizing… (with a) sensuous voice, and cool harmonies,” Segal-Garcia has been lauded for her vocal technique and the versatility of her singing. For today’s Santa Barbara Jazz Society Sunday afternoon show, she’ll be accompanied by veteran players Ian Bernard on piano, Jonathan Richards on bass, and Paul Kreibich on drums. WHEN: 1-4 pm WHERE: SOhO, 1221 State Street, upstairs in Victoria Court COST: $25 general, $15 SBJS members, $7 members who are local professional jazz musicians or full-time students INFO: 962-7776/ or 687-7123/ WEDNESDAY, JULY 20 Special Knight – Emeritus UCSB professor John Ridland, who taught literature and writing at the campus for more than 40 years, is also a poet who has a special interest in translating classic epics. His latest project is a verse translation of “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”, by the anonymous Gawain-Poet (or PearlPoet), considered one of the greatest classics of English literature. Hailed as the finest Arthurian romance, the tale of enchantment, faith, temptation, and chivalry has been given a new Modern English translation, which, unlike most presentations, is complete, covering every passage and word of the Middle English, Northwest Midland dialect original with the 14 – 21 July 2016

FRIDAY, JULY 15 Hawaiian Happiness – Grammy-nominated singersongwriter Henry Kapono Ka’aihue is something of a Hawaii music icon. As a multiple Na Hoku Hanohano award-winner, Kapono, who is also known as “The Wild Hawaiian”, is also an actor (Waterworld, TV shows) and author (the award-winning children’s book A Beautiful Hawaiian Day), and has been making music since recording for major label Columbia Records as part of the popular duo Cecilio & Kapono. Among his many hit songs are “Friends”, “Sailing”, “Highway in the Sun”, “Stand in the Light”, “Home in the Islands”, “Dukes on Sunday”, which was not only also covered by Jimmy Buffett but sparked his well-known “Dukes on Sunday” afternoon concerts at the title-named venue on Waikiki Beach. Also on the bill: Sister Speak, the San Diego-based female-led collective whose 2014 debut, Rise Up For Love, featured two Grammy Award-winning engineers: Alan Sanderson (Fiona Apple, Rolling Stones) and Brian Lucey (Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys). WHEN: 7:30 pm WHERE: SOhO, 1221 State Street, upstairs in Victoria Court COST: $16 in advance, $20 at the door INFO: 962-7776 or

same line numbering, contents, and meaning. Ridland drops by Chaucer’s Books this evening to sign copies and to read selections from his version written in a familiar, modern meter pleasurable to ears that retains the

spirit of repetition and alliteration of the medieval original. WHEN: 7 pm WHERE: 3321 State St. in Loreto Plaza Shopping Center COST: free INFO: 682-6787 or www. •MJ




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FRIDAY, JULY 15 Ventura Music Festival – It often seems like the classical music season comes to a complete halt in the summer in Santa Barbara, or at least during the eight weeks that the Music Academy of the West is in session. Yet Ventura celebrates its own mini-festival every year and has now found a comfortable home in the middle of July where the adventurous festival continues to broaden its musical horizons. The 22nd annual event has a stellar lineup over the next two weekends, including the opening concert tonight at Ventura College Performing Arts Center with piano duo Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe, who play works by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Piazzolla, and Ligeti as well as pop purveyors John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Radiohead. The Festival Brass Quintet do their annual Tea & Trumpets thing at 3 pm today and next Friday at the Pierpont Inn, but also play for free in the mini-park at California and Santa Clara Streets in downtown Ventura this evening. Also coming are international star of stage, screen, and concert Ute Lemper, who specializes in Berlin Cabaret Songs, the works of Kurt Weill and Berthold Brecht, and the songs of Edith Piaf and Astor Piazzolla, all of which she will touch upon in her program on Sunday at Ventura College Performing Arts Center. The 50-year anniversary celebration of producer, composer, keyboardist, vocalist, and three-time Grammy winner Sergio Mendes takes place next Friday, July 22, at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center, where the still adventurous musician (recent collaborations include Justin Timberlake, John Legend, and the Black Eyed Peas) will play a tune-up show before heading to Rio to perform at the Olympics. The festival’s artistic director Nuvi Mehta, who is also a violin virtuoso, teams up with colleagues Benjamin Jaber (horn), Egle Januleviciute (piano), and Monica Abrego (soprano) for an evening of song, piano, violin, and horn, next weekend. In a unique blend of symposium and concert, award-winning film composers Bruce Broughton and Larry Groupè draw on film clips and a sextet of live musicians to illustrate how they develop themes and scores for the movies, including Silverado, The Rescuers Down Under, Straw Dogs, and The Contender). And this year, VCF even offers one of MAW’s staples, a master class, this one featuring pianist Vadym Kholodenko, winner of the gold medal at the last Van Cliburn International Competition, who will coach four young artists as they perform a piece for public perusal tomorrow morning at Ventura College. INFO: Get tickets, program information, and more details online at or call 648-3146




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Dos Pueblos and SBCC grad (and Metropolitan Opera veteran) Eduardo Villa stars on board the Condor Express on Saturday, July 16


kay, here’s the date and time to circle in your calendar with a red marker: Saturday, July 16, beginning at 6 pm until sunset (8 pm or so). It’s called “Opera Up Close”, and if you have never gone out on the Condor Express to hear music or enjoy a special occasion, this is your chance. Particularly, of course, if you are an opera lover, as Metropolitan Opera tenor Eduardo Villa (a Dos Pueblos and SBCC grad) will sing some of your all-time favorites, such as Puccini’s “Nessun Dorma,” Verdi’s “La Donna é Mobilé,” and other greats, along with a selection of Broadway tunes and requests from the audience. You’ll be joining an erudite crowd and participating in a little noshing (compliments of the house) and a little imbibery. Up-close opera, a sunset cruise, and the fellowship of other opera lovers, and all for $65... What are you missing? Probably a very good time if you don’t go. But, that can be arranged. Just call Sea Landing at (805) 963-3564 and they’ll put your name on their list. I’ve been on this cruise in the past and expect to join you on this one, too. So, bon voyage!


We reserve a special place for Nancy Earle, executive director of JAMS (Jasmine’s Alternative Musical School,

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named in tribute to Nancy’s daughter Jasmine, who died after being crushed by a falling tree during a freak windstorm in 1988 at the age of 10), and whenever she or JAMS is involved in something the public should know about, we are more than pleased to pass that information on. Nancy tells us that Sandbar Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar, where Manny Hinojosa famously makes his handmade margaritas and specialty cocktails, is hosting a fundraiser for JAMS during the entire month of July. The restaurant was featured in Nightclub & Bar magazine’s 2015 Top 100 List. “Patrons of the restaurant,” Nancy says, “are invited to enter a raffle to win a guitar signed by Kenny Loggins.” In the evening (during which there is entertainment), patrons can buy special reusable JAMS bracelets at the door for $6. “Patrons wearing the JAMS bracelet,” Nancy adds, “will be able to go to the head of the line, pay no cover, and be charged happy-hour prices all night throughout the month.” Representatives of JAMS and the Sandbar will announce the winner of the raffle at an event at the restaurant (514 State Street) on Friday, July 29. One hundred percent of the proceeds from both efforts will benefit JAMS and its music education programs. In case you don’t know, JAMS is a music school, rehearsal space, and recording studio operated by the nonprofit Star Jasmine Foundation, which is focused on teaching and sharing the joy of music. The school is funded in part by Norm Waitt, the Ohana Foundation, Rudi Schulte Foundation, ABS Foundation, Roberts Bro Foundation, Girls Inc., Camp Think, and Santa Barbara Bowl. JAMS hosts a free teen night every Friday, from 7 to 9 pm, hosted by music educator Scott Caretto. If you’d like to learn more, please contact Nancy at nancylee843@yahoo. com or call (805) 252-0562. You can also •MJ call Sandbar at (805) 252-5409. Nancy Earle, founder of JAMS (Jasmine’s Alternative Music School)


Montecito Heat 2nd Quarter 2016

by Michael Phillips


he Montecito Heat Index measures the Heat or demand for the single family residential market, within five distinct million-dollar price sectors. Scores for the second quarter of 2016 are compared to scores for the second quarter of 2015. All data are from the Santa Barbara MLS and are uniformly deemed reliable. So how hot has the Montecito market been for the the 2nd quarter 2016? The Heat score for all price sectors is 102, a 50% increase over the 2nd quarter of last year. Not on fire, but solidly in the hot zone. As the adjacent graph shows, our hottest sector is the $1M-$2M sector with a score of 39, outperforming last year by 18%. A significant demand increase occurred in the $2-3M group. Buyers bought more houses in this sector than they did last year by a staggering 350%. And they liked the $3-4M properties as well, with demand here exceeding last year by 71.4%. In the $4-5M sector, Buyer’s turned their backs. Not one house sold in this group during the entire 2nd quarter. And interest in the $5m and above mega estates was not robust performing just below last year’s number. Year to date, the Montecito market has somewhat expanded compared to the first six months of 2015. New listings are up 1%, yet still well below what Buyer’s would like to see. The total number sold is about the same as 2nd quarter last year. Overall, Sellers enjoyed a median price increase of 3% from $3.15M to $3.25M. Not that we are keeping track, but for the same period Hope Ranch’s median sale price decreased by 2%. The California Association of Realtors 2016 market forecast has predicted a statewide 6.3% increase in sales. We have had no increase so far this year, and thus have some work to do to meet that number. I would guess, however, that most

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homeowners are keeping a closer eye on the median sales price than the total number of homes sold. Slowly rising prices are what we are looking for and exactly what we are getting. Even buyers worry about purchasing in a no-growth market. With inventory low – roughly about a three-month supply where six months is normal – it is difficult to imagine prices not continuing to increase. And factor in strong fundamentals, such as the lowest interest rates ever, the highest rental rates ever, and nearly full employment, and the South Coast could well have the strongest year since the ‘06 downturn. Here in Montecito, it is always a bit different. For one, few people in the estate properties enjoy paying capital gains taxes and though they might like to downsize, probably won’t. The Millennials, who should be filling up Cold Spring and Montecito Union schools, seem to be engaged in less family formation and can’t otherwise seem to get the down payment together, aren’t, at least compared to the past. So on the high end, we see little turnover, and at our median price level we continue to face affordability issues for younger buyers. Perhaps this has always been the story here, but it seems more pronounced than in the past. All said, however, after nearly 10 years in recovery, we are back to pre-meltdown prices – and a steady, expanding economy seems to lie ahead. Another 3% increase in our median price by •MJ year’s end is possible. 14 – 21 July 2016

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building, swimming pool, and off-street parking for guests; the home is located in the Montecito Union School District. The adjacent one-acre parcel offers fruit trees and meandering pathways and is included in the sale, but is also offered separately for $1,595,000. The main home is offered independently for $3,995,000. The lot will not be sold before the home. 745 Lilac Drive: $5,450,000 (Reduced from $5,895,000) This Mediterranean-style home is up a long driveway and includes an impressive entrance. The home is approximately 6,100+ square feet and sold just a year or two ago at a higher price. This offering features ocean and mountain views and includes a private pool and outdoor entertaining areas, surrounded by tropical gardens. There are four bedrooms and five bathrooms on two levels, as well as a spacious kitchen, French doors from many rooms, a wine room, library, pool, spa, and 3-car garage. The master suite is impressive, and the home overall has a romantic feel. Lilac Drive is convenient to the upper village, hiking trails, and is located in the Montecito Union School District. 470 Hot Springs: $4,950,000 (Reduced from $5,950,000) Hacienda Andalúz is a stunning restoration of a 1922 Adobe Spanish Colonial Revival estate. Located between the upper and lower villages, this 4-bedroom residence is overflowing with authentic details and Santa Barbara style, including wood beams, a mix of wood, stone, and tile floors, and numerous fireplaces. The bedrooms and public rooms open to sunny courtyards, fountains, an outdoor kitchen, bar, and fireplace. The pool, spa, and cabana help to complete this compound. The home is centrally located yet feels like a world away from everything. The courtyard, backyard, and pool areas are private and lend themselves to entertaining and outdoor living. This home is located in the Montecito Union School District.

36 Hammond Drive: $4,850,000 (Reduced from $5,765,000) This 5,000+/- sq-ft residence is located in the gated community of Sea Meadow, near Miramar Beach. It features a dramatic living room with voluminous ceilings, warmed by a stone hearth fireplace, with doors that open out to the terrace. The country kitchen adds a traditional elegance with a charming breakfast room. An impressive staircase guides you to the second level, where you will find the graciously sized master suite. Warmed by a fireplace, this master suite offers a private balcony and en-suite bath with a romantic sitting area. Enjoy the many amenities of this coastal community, including the tranquil grounds, beach access, as well as the lovely clubhouse with a pool and tennis court. In addition, you are just moments from the shops and restaurants of Montecito’s lower village and Montecito Union School. For more information on any of these properties or if you would like me to arrange a showing with the listing agents, please contact me directly: or call/text (805) 698-2174. For more Best Buys, visit my site www.MontecitoBestBuys. •MJ com from which this article is based.



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CONDOS & HOMES FOR SALE NEIGHBORHOOD SEARCHES  MONTECITO 189 from $795,00 to $125M  RIVIERA 25 from $860,000 to $5.25M  MESA 32 from $619,000 to $3.85M  GOLETA 123 from $328,000 to $50M  Kevin Young #00834214 Berni Bernstein #00870443 63 years Buyer Brokerage Experience Coastal Properties, Broker #01208634 805-637-2048,

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A Mixed Market  

Montecito median now $3,250,000 as home prices rebound to pre-housing-crisis levels; sales in $2-to-$3-million price range soar 350% but sag...

A Mixed Market  

Montecito median now $3,250,000 as home prices rebound to pre-housing-crisis levels; sales in $2-to-$3-million price range soar 350% but sag...