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Lawrence Seyer becomes new pastor for Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, p. 6


GRANADA LEGENDS Irma and Morrie Jurkowitz (pictured), actor Christopher Lloyd, and UCSB Arts & Lecture Series to be honored for philanthropic contributions and enhancements of Santa Barbara’s rich cultural life (story on page 38)

Village Beat

Manchester Capital founder Ted Cronin honored with prestigious ranking by Barron’s financial magazine, p.40

Hale Of A Tale

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15 Years & Counting

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On The Water Front


Montecito Miscellany


Letters to the Editor

Richard Shaikewitz again responds to Bob Hazard and explains how the Montecito Water District approaches plans for sustainable water and desalination Mt. Carmel has new pastor; Gigi Hadid’s income; Tom Barrack’s divorce; Rob Lowe scandal; Wendy McCaw sells yacht; Winfrey’s weight loss; Jane Goodall visits; Gulfstream Pacific Coast Open; Vim Vigor Dance Company; Haunted Mirror at museum; and Nancy Gifford’s gallery Tracy Connolly sees letter in black and white; Anonymous Anita praises Dale Lowdermilk, who writes again, this time about clowns; Carolee Krieger gets down to business; Jim McEachen warns voters; Ben Dover calls out J.B.; Tom Kress on survival; David McCalmont on Americans doubling down; and Bill Dalziel waxes poetic

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Knit and crochet; library lecture; SB Maritime Museum; The New Yorker; beekeeping; Sea Glass fest; artist reception; VISTAS college admission; bridge classes; MBAR meets; Cold Spring School Board; MA meeting; book club; art classes; Legos; Lorna Jane Trunk Show; Sunset Sips; SB Event Professionals; French talk; Trails Foundation barbecue; County Coastal Cleanup; Stow House fest; art classes; Cava entertainment; brain fitness; and Story Time Tide Guide Handy chart to assist readers in determining when to take that walk or run on the beach

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Dani Boy boutique to close; Montecito YMCA Preschool in session; Montecito Deli observes 15 years; David L. Gersh book signing; Barron honors Ted Cronin; and fashion fundraiser

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14 Seen Around Town

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22 Spirituality Matters

Lynda Millner visits the Santa Barbara Zoo for its Zoofari Ball gala; the Cancer Center of SB; and International Travel’s Brian Robertson celebrates 75th birthday Steven Libowitz speaks with Rikka Zimmerman before her talk Friday at Unity of SB; getting connected at Yoga Soup workshop; Hai workshop on Saturday night; meditation in Goleta; and SpiritSings

23 Ernie’s World

Author and marketing guru Ernie Witham asks the $64,000 question: should he promote his book via the opera or try posting on Pinterest and Instagram?

24 On Entertainment

Steven Libowitz catches up with Sings Like Hell co-founder Hale Milgrim; TGIF and Environmental Defense Center

28 Celebrating History

Hattie Beresford takes a closer look at the historical trifecta at SB Historical Museum, including Project Fiesta and Hidden Treasures

38 Granada Legends

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Love’s Labour’s Lost? Ashleigh Brilliant mulls over the desire to work, to retire, and the current mixed-message crisis: a need for more gainful employment.

Movie Guide 42 Calendar of Events

Dana Cooper performs in Goleta; Tom Kimmel at Trinity Episcopal; Sea Glass Festival; trumpeter Chris Botti; Ray LaMontagne rocks the Bowl; Sara Watkins at Lobero; Swapped takes Center Stage; Odyssey Project; opera presentation at Antioch; and Pat Metheny

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On the Water Front by Richard Shaikewitz The following views are solely those of Mr. Shaikewitz, and not necessarily those of the Montecito Water District [MWD] Board of Directors.

MWD Board and the Drought Crisis


am certain that both Bob Hazard and I care greatly about Montecito and its Water District. But we each see the elephant differently. I see the MWD Board doing a super job during the worst drought crisis in California’s recorded history. Mr. Hazard obviously has a different opinion. In last week’s issue (“Time for a Change” MJ #22/35), Mr. Hazard paints a bleak picture of Montecito using phrases such as “Montecito has never looked worse”, “foliage is withered, dry and parched”, and ends by endorsing two new candidates in the upcoming Board election. He’s critical of what the current MWD Board is doing to obtain reliable and sustainable water and believes that governance change will cure the water woes affecting Montecito. The District has focused on and has been successful in acquiring enough water, even with continuing drought, to last into 2020: that’s more than three years of water. Since 2014, the MWD Board has been active in investigating acquiring desalinated water as an emergency and permanent water supply. This has followed two paths: one is a desal facility built in Montecito for Montecito, and the other is possible participation in the regional use of the City’s soon-to-be-reactivated facility. The District, recognizing the seriousness of this unprecedented drought, moved early to complete a Montecito desalination feasibility study which, at its completion, clearly showed that environmental restrictions, extended permitting timelines, and cost considerations, identified participation with the City’s permitted facility as the best option for a new, local and reliable water supply.

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Desal water comes at a high price, due to the large amounts of energy needed to filter organics and salt from the seawater. Santa Barbara has committed to more than $55 million plus interest to be paid over 20 years for 3,125 acre feet of desal per year. This must be paid even if the drought ends tomorrow. In addition, the City’s five-year desal operating contract (excluding the capital cost component) is for $2.3 million per year and $1.4 million per year if the facility is placed in a non-operating standby mode. Due to the severity of the drought now moving into its fifth year, the City may consider enacting an outright ban on outdoor irrigation, plus adding more desal capacity for its own use, as well as negotiating for MWD’s participation. For the District to receive City desal, there will need to be a new water delivery-conveyance system to move the water from the City’s plant several miles into the District’s distribution system. MWD’s participation will be expensive, but not near as much as going it alone. And there may be additional unknown future costs, such as water storage reservoirs, permitting requirements, possible construction of a subsurface ocean intake system, and/or other facility modifications for environmental reasons. MWD’s participation in the regional use of the City’s desal facility commits the District and its customers to an annual 20-year or longer multi-million dollar agreement with uncertain future costs. The District’s financial obligation would remain in effect regardless of the return of seasonal rains and the restoration of our local surface water supplies. A proper agreement between the City and MWD will be financially beneficial to both. In being prudent and fiscally responsible, both agencies are carefully structuring a water purchase contract that will be brought back to their elected officials for consideration. In addition, MWD will ask for input from its customers. The District is working with experienced financial experts to analyze the costs for this water purchase and to develop a fair and equitable position for regional participation. Our board’s critics seem to fault us for not hurrying and agreeing to pay anything the City asks for, so that, according to Mr. Hazard, Montecito will have “reliable and sustainable water.” It appears that for a few of our customers, price is not a problem. But the current MWD Board cares greatly about providing its customers with sufficient water at the lowest reasonable cost. If this drought continues, even with the delivery of desal water, all South Coast water agencies, regardless of

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Richard covered the Royal Family for Britain’s Daily Mirror and Daily Mail, and was an editor on New York Magazine. He was also a national anchor on CBS, a commentator on ABC Network News, host on E! TV, a correspondent on the syndicated show Extra, and a commentator on the KTLA Morning News. He moved to Montecito nine years ago.

New Pastor at Mt. Carmel


ur Lady of Mt. Carmel church was socially gridlocked when a new pastor, Lawrence Seyer, was installed by Los Angeles auxiliary bishop Robert Barron. The Connecticut native, who graduated from the University of Oregon and was previously assigned to St. Barnabas parish in Long Beach and St. Peter Claver parish in Simi Valley, replaces Irishman Stephen Downes, 75, known affectionately as Father Steve, who has been here since 2009 and served as pastor of St. Raphael parish in Goleta from 1987 to 2002. Downes, who celebrated the 50th Lawrence Seyer, the new priest at Our Lady of Mt. you feel better about your smile, you tend to feel better about yourself. You will walk out of Dr. Weiser's anniversary of his ordination in June, Carmel determined to shine and with a renewed sense of confidence. Feel better about yourself, a brand new you! is retiring, but will remain in residence design and build the new church and ART INTERIORS GIFTS center. to detail. With over 3 in our tony town. Dr. Mark Weiser transforms your smile; you will see quality workmanship and attention 1225 Coast Village Road I 805 565 4700 I More than 350 guests attended the Seyer also worked at the Caruso s in dentistry, Dr. Weiser is a master at perfecting your smile. a FREE Cosmetic Consultation! Catholic Call Centertoday at USC,for where he oversaw the $36-million campaign to MISCELLANY Page 184 see for yourself the possibilities we can do!

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Black & White



egarding Ernest Salomon’s letter to the editor (“What Have Democrats Done?” MJ #22/34). Replace “blacks” with “whites” due to factual numbers. Except prison population of whites are higher. Race separation is not necessary; all need to be responsible for one’s actions. Not blame others. Opportunities are abundant! Tracy Connolly Montecito (Editor’s note: I believe Mr. Salomon was merely pointing out that until and unless we face the problem squarely, solutions to or even progress concerning America’s continuing black-white divide will be difficult to achieve. – J.B.)

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I greatly appreciated and thoroughly enjoyed Dale Lowdermilk’s recent letter (“Pay them... Or Else,” MJ #22/35). As to his “additional thoughts, to help fine-tune and hybridize this idea [of paying people not to commit crimes] into other problem areas,” all I can say is: Wow! He is good! Thank you, Dale, for the informative, thorough, creative-comedic-way you exposed this idea as the ridiculous nonsense it is. You are so insightful in your ability to insert this idea into almost every facet of criminal activity, including acts of terrorism. Your wit in translating this idea, into real law-breaking scenarios, is brilliant. Thank you for your great writing skills, your sense of humor, and your highly developed intellect. I call your letter a “DaleSlap,” because, while reading it, I was reminded of one of the great secular-humanists of our time: Christopher Hitchens. He also used humor to convey deep philosophical and practical truths. The expression “HitchSlap”, was coined by his fans, because he had a way of disarming almost all his debating opponents with insightful and humorous takes such as Dale’s. Thank you for listening. AutonomousAnonymousAnita Montecito (Editor’s note: You’ll be pleased to read that Mr. Lowdermilk has taken on yet another issue using the same insightful logic in the following letter. – J.B.)

Don’t Clown Around… Please!

The towns of Vendargues in southern France and Greenville, S.C., (USA)

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have finally taken appropriate action against potential child-abusers, kidnappers, and fear-induced night sweats by banning clown costumes. It’s about time! In October 2014, a wave of panic sparked by pranksters (or perhaps terrorists pretending to be pranksters) dressing up as “evil clowns” swept across France. One courageous(?) town, Vendargues, promptly enacted an ordinance prohibiting anyone from wearing such attire. More recently, clowns (or perhaps kidnappers dressed as clowns) have been seen lurking in the woods around Greenville. These sightings were first reported near the Fleetwood Manor Apartments, prompting the manager to send out an urgent letter, stating: “Remember there is a 10 pm curfew for the property so to ensure your childrens [sic] safety please keep them in the house during night hours and make sure at ALL times children are supervised…” What a powerful way to put the fear of God in everyone, especially the children within the apartment complex or in nearby college dorms previously considered “safe places,” This warning letter will, in about 15 years, be seen as a long-term investment for psychotherapist trying to unravel a massive “Evil Clown Psychosis.” Why doesn’t the mayor of Chicago send out a similar letter to the “children” (and street gangs pretending to be children) to all inner-city apartments and projects? I find it strange that these type of ordinances (pretending to be laws which protect children) overlook the lost income of birthday, hospital, and circus clowns who are now stigmatized and will themselves require therapy.  Let’s hope that some cities that enact “Clown Sanctuary” laws and protect the rights of those who choose to dress funny (pretending to be scary) or wear big, painted smiles (pretending to be politicians). The residents of Greenville, because clowns tend to hide in the woods, should be prohibiting anyone from dressing up like a tree, wearing shirts that look like a forest, or purchasing camouflage (pretending to be a tree) clothing. We must do this so the children, including college snowflakes, can sleep

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This Week in and around Montecito

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 Artist Reception “Abstracting the Landscape,” new work by Lisa Pedersen, is on exhibit at Porch through October 27; tonight is the opening reception. When: 3 to 5 pm Where: 3823 Santa Claus Lane in Carpinteria Info: 684-0300

(If you have a Montecito event, or an event that concerns Montecito, please e-mail or call (805) 565-1860) THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 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 Lecture at SBMM Santa Barbara Maritime Museum presents a lecture, “Managing the Channel Islands National Park,” by Russell E. Galipeau, Jr. When: 7 pm; members-only reception at 6:15 pm Where: 113 Harbor Way Cost: Free (SBMM members), $10 (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 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 Advanced Beekeeping If you have previously completed a beginner beekeeping class or have basic beekeeping knowledge, this class will hone your skills. You will gain more knowledge through presentations, discussion of seasonal issues, honey extraction, and field inspection of La Casa’s hives. Please bring your own protective gear, if available. Led by Paul Cronshaw, who has more than 40 years of beekeeping experience and tends the La Casa de Maria bee apiary. He is president of the Santa Barbara Beekeepers

Association. Co-sponsored with the SB Beekeepers Association. When: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Where: 800 El Bosque Road Cost: $75; includes lunch Info: Sea Glass Festival This fun-filled celebration will be held at Earl Warren Showgrounds today and tomorrow. More than 40 artists will showcase their handmade, authentic, sea glass jewelry, and ocean-themed art at the Santa Barbara Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival. Thousands of people are expected to attend this year’s event – the only one of its kind in Southern California and one of three on the West Coast. When: 10 am to 5 pm, today and tomorrow Where: 3400 Calle Real Cost: $5 Info: www.santabarbaraseaglassandoceanarts SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 VISTAS Annual Picnic VISTAS Lifelong Learning is a nonprofit continuing education program for senior citizens. Today the organization hosts a catered picnic lunch to announce its upcoming classes and events for the 2016-17 academic year. When: 12:30 pm Where: Tuckers Grove Park, 805 San Antonio Creek Road Cost: $25 per person Info: Free College Admission Essay Workshop Come to this workshop and view sample admission essays of students who were accepted into colleges such as USC, Fordham, UC Davis,

Chapman, and many more. Dr. Gina La Monica will be sharing her secrets to ensuring college admission success through her 15 years of working as a college administrator, past college tenured professor, and private college admission consultant. Light refreshments will be served. When: 4 pm Where: Santa Barbara Tennis Club, 2375 Foothill Road Cost: free MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 Bridge Classes The Santa Barbara Bridge Center announces its fall bridge classes. Whether you are a beginner or a fairly accomplished social player, there is a class for you. Beginning, intermediate, and conventions classes taught by Nancy Trotter; classes for advancing players taught by Gail Steffan. When: various times today Where: Santa Barbara Bridge Center, 2255 Las Positas Road Cost: $15 Info: MBAR Meeting Montecito Board of Architectural Review seeks to ensure that new projects are harmonious with the unique physical characteristics and character of Montecito. When: 3 pm Where: County Engineering Building, Planning Commission Hearing Room, 123 E. Anapamu Cold Spring School Board Meeting When: 6 pm


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Montecito Association Meeting The Montecito Association is committed to preserving, protecting, and enhancing the semi-rural residential character of Montecito. When: 4 pm Where: Montecito Hall, 1469 East Valley Road WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 Book Club The Montecito Library Book Club is back! This new monthly group will meet on the second Wednesday of each month beginning today, with the book The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. Join other bibliophiles! Make new friends! Discover new authors! Read and talk about great books! When: 1 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 Build with Legos Drop in and build a fun Lego creation using your imagination. Lego building fosters creativity and is a fun way to build on early literacy skills. All materials are provided and no experience is necessary. When: 3:30 to 4:30 pm Where: 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063

Trunk Show Simpatico Pilates will be hosting a Lorna Jane Trunk Show, featuring the new line of fall fitness clothing. Open to the public. When: today and tomorrow, September 16, from 9 am to noon Where: 1235 Coast Village Road, suite I upstairs Info: 565-7591

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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 this year 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: Event Professionals Showcase Santa Barbara Event Professionals will host a Showcase at the Montecito Event Center. Event industry professionals are invited to learn how SBEP members can facilitate every aspect of wedding, corporate, and celebratory events. Samples will be provided by SB caterers, with specialty coffees, samples from wineries and breweries, and ongoing entertainment, with a special performance by The La Boheme dancers. Raffle prizes will include two nights at the Ritz Carlton in Marina Del Rey, an original Moscow Mule Mug, a hair-styling session and gift cards from the Hyatt Centric Pool restaurant. When: 6 to 9 pm Where: Montecito Events Center, 30 Los Patos Way Info: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 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, SEPTEMBER 17 Trails Foundation Annual Barbecue Montecito Trails Foundation (MTF) holds its annual barbecue at Montecito Valley Ranch in Montecito. Bikers, hikers, and equestrians are welcome. Hikes and rides begin at 8:30 am, followed by barbecue lunch with drinks included, entertainment, dancing, and silent and live auctions from noon to 3 pm. MTF has worked since 1964 to preserve and maintain trails in Summerland, Montecito, and Carpinteria. A private non-profit organization, MTF is supported by donations to keep 200-plus miles of trails open to the public. When: 8:30 am 8 – 15 September 2016

Info: Santa Barbara County Coastal Cleanup Day SB County residents will join hundreds of thousands of participants worldwide in clearing trash and debris from our beaches, shorelines, and inland waterways during this year’s international Coastal Cleanup Day. Be part of the largest volunteer event on the planet; meet at Butterfly Beach. Montecito Association members and local school students are set to participate. When: 9 am to noon Where: Butterfly Beach in Montecito Stow House Art Festival The Goleta Valley Art Association is sponsoring a free, fun day for the whole family on the beautiful grounds of the historic Stow House. Meet local artists with an opportunity to see and buy their newest works. Painter John Williams will demonstrate his technique for creating classic landscapes. Local crafts vendors will display their wares. Enjoy live Irish music by “Shepherd’s Pie” and funky blues/jazz by the “Summerland Trio” with Tom Henderson. Delicious food will be available, as well as children’s activities and more.  When: 11 am to 5 pm Where: 304 N. Los Carneros Road Info: Elizabeth Flanagan, 886-0020,   ONGOING 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 MONDAYS Connections Brain Fitness Program Challenging games, puzzles, and memory-enhancement exercises in a friendly environment. When: 10 am to 2 pm Where: Friendship Center, 89 Eucalyptus Lane Cost: $50, includes lunch Info: 969-0859 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 •MJ Info: 969-5063

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Dani Boy to Close


Dani Boy on Coast Village Road will close its doors in October, after two-and-a-half years in business

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oast Village Road’s designer children’s boutique Dani Boy will close its doors in October, two-and-a-half years after Montecito mom Dani Leholm opened the shop next door to Richie The Barber. “It’s time for me to move on to the next chapter of my life,” she told us during a visit to the store earlier this week. “It’s bittersweet,” she said. Leholm, a third-generation Santa Barbaran who has children at MUS and the Montecito YMCA preschool, says the store has been a place to meet new friends and reconnect with old ones. “That is what I am going to miss the most!” she said. From the get-go, Leholm has endeavored to fill the store with moderate to high-end fashion, carrying lines not easily found elsewhere in Montecito and Santa Barbara. The former Due Maternity buyer offered casual clothing including bathing suits and pajamas, special-occasion items like blazers and dresses, and everything in between. Lines included Frye, Hudson Kids, Native shoes, Chaser, Cupcakes & Pastries, and more than a dozen others, with offerings for babies as well as tweens. “I learned as I went, but I always wanted it to be accessible and welcoming,” she explained. Now, with Coast Village Plaza undergoing a major overhaul, and a new children’s and home store (The Nurture Cottage) set to open in the coming months just down the road, Leholm says she felt the time was right to close up shop, as the store has been struggling financially the last few months. “It’s sad, but I’m happy to know that people appreciated what I was doing here,” she said, explaining

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that much of her clientele included repeat customers, including celebrities, who are sad to see the shop close. All inventory is currently 40-percent off, with deeper discounts offered on sale items. New fall merchandise is slated to be on shelves in the coming weeks, and that will be discounted, too. The store is located at 1187 Coast Village Road and will have somewhat limited hours until the closure. Store hours will be posted in the window. For more information, call 770-3156. Coast Village Plaza owners Hank Hurst and Richard Rosin are currently renovating and updating the 19,000-sq.-ft. building, which includes Richie’s, Giovanni’s, Here’s the Scoop, Riviera Smiles, the UPS Store, Sequel Salon, Norvell Bass Cleaners, and other tenants. It’s expected the former downstairs location of Here’s the Scoop will become a restaurant with abundant patio space, but a lease has yet to be signed.

Montecito YMCA Preschool Back in Session

This week, Montecito YMCA Preschool director Annie Fischer did what she has done for the last 26 years: welcomed (and welcomed back) close to 30 of her students for the fall, the day after Labor Day. “It’s a great time of year, and a new beginning,” she said. Miss Annie, as she’s called, began her tenure at the YMCA Preschool back in 1990, when she was an assistant teacher and her own child was

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fter leaving the presidency of Capitol Records back in 1993, Hale Milgrim retired to Santa Barbara, where his life in music began as a student working at a record store in Isla Vista. But he didn’t exactly retire. Indeed, Milgrim immersed himself in the local community, joining the board of the Santa Barbara Bowl and serving as one of the founders of the Sings Like Hell singer-songwriter series at the Lobero Theatre back in 1996. Milgrim later culled through his extensive treasure trove of musical memorabilia, recordings, film clips and more to create Quips & Clips, a series of multimedia presentations he’s staged at the Lobero, inviting fellow fans to share his trip down memory lane. Now he’s back at the Lobero for a new series of shows, also dubbed Go to Hale after his radio show that ran for several years on KTYD. But these are a bit different, as each of the three evenings features a specific filmed recordings of special tribute concerts from the much more recent past, all having taken place since Milgrim departed Capitol. The first in the new series takes

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place on Sunday, September 11, which is the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Excerpts from film of The Concert for New York City that took place at Madison Square Garden, a scant six weeks after the attacks, will be screened, segments that Milgrim has carefully curated from the more than 60 legendary artists who appeared at the original benefit concert. The idea came about shortly after the passing of rock star David Bowie earlier this year. “My wife, Annie, and I were reminiscing about Bowie and she reminded me that I had a copy of him performing something very unusual that came from that concert,” Milgrim recalled earlier this week. “I hadn’t seen the program in ten or twelve years, and

it was buried behind so many other compilations.” At first, Milgrim thought he might include the track – which features Bowie performing Paul Simon’s “America” – in a future Quips & Clips program, but after a couple of viewings, a different direction became clear. “He’s sitting on the lip of the stage, playing his Casio keyboard and singing by himself,” he explained. “It’s such a different arrangement, and hearing it now just gave me chills.” Milgrim showed the clip to friends who had similar reactions. “We all got very emotional,” he said. That’s when he realized that, given the timing, it made a lot of sense to take a fresh look at the famous concert footage to create a new event to commemorate the anniversary. “I’ve done a lot of clips shows, but this is the first one featuring the incredibly positive side of what music can do to lift souls up.” Culling through the nearly 5½ hours of the original concert was a daunting task, but one that evoked warm feelings for the special moment in time when all of the artists came together to support victims and the first responders to the terrorist attacks, as well as help New York City itself to heal. “I’m used to showing newer things that nobody has seen or even heard

about,” Milgrim said about his typical Quips & Clips events. “But this particular evening is almost all performed by really great singer-songwriters who are very well-known. And just about all of them are doing amazing versions of songs, often ones they rarely perform, or at least with very unusual arrangements... I picked the artists who spoke to me the most when I watched the concert again.” Among the acts that made Milgrim’s cuts are Billy Joel, Elton John, Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Paul McCartney, The Who, and bluesman Buddy Guy, plus several others. And while the film itself is available on streaming services, Milgrim is looking forward to the chance to share it with others on the 15th anniversary of the day that still resonates and reverberates in the soul of the nation. “To see it on a big screen with really great sound is amazing,” he said. “And these artists are all singing for the right reason – to lift up the spirits of New Yorkers and the families who lost loved ones, and to say ‘Thank you’ to the first responders. That’s who made up a big part of the audience, nearly 6,000 of the 18,000 seats. You look out and see the firemen in the crowd, and it just gives you chills.”


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been extremely generous to the zoo. The lucky winner was Mr. and Mrs. John Dixon. My husband, Don, and I have sailed many of those rivers, and it’s one of my favorite travel things to do. Zoofari’s honorary chairs were Joan and Bob Hollman. Event coordinators were Lisa Carter and Nancy McToldridge. A cast of 33 committee members backed them up. The decorations are always “over the top.” The title sponsor was Union Bank, which contributed $50,000 to the event. The zoo board chair is Rhonda Henderson

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maids. There were fashions from the early 1900s to modern day. Embarkation started with a signature cocktail and cruising the silent auction. Amid all the goodies to bid on, were food stations by Rincon catering – bacon-wrapped scallops, gourmet pizza, and fresh-cooked shrimp with more canapés being passed. No shore excursion necessary, as dinner was served in the deluxe outdoor dining room. The tables were covered in ocean-blue, sequined cloths with a captain’s hat at every place. A seafood buffet followed in case you were still

hungry. Some of the onboard activities for later were to meet and mingle at the Lido Deck Bar & Lounge and to dance to The Replicas at the open-air disco. Instead of a live auction, there was a raffle for $100 a ticket with a limit of 200 to be sold. Robertson International travel consultants gave the prize, which was a seven-night AmaWaterways wine cruise for two. Your choice of Europe’s Danube, Mosel, Rhine, Rhone, or Seine Rivers. AmaWaterways is owned by Kristin Karst and Rudi Schreiner, who have

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enrolled in the program. “Now I’m a grandmother!” she laughed as she took us on a tour of the modest, threeroom school. “It’s a well-kept secret in Montecito, and I love being here,” she said. The school, which is allowed to enroll up to 36 kids, currently has about 27 kids, divided among three classrooms: two-and-a-half to threeand-a-half year olds, three-and-a-half to four-and-a-half year olds, and a pre-kindergarten, which Miss Annie teaches. Fischer describes the school as “a slice of the real world,” with a diverse enrollment. “We cater to fulltime working parents, and are open year round,” she said. The preschool opens at 7:45 am, and many kids stay until close, at 5:30 pm. The school is closed for a few select weeks out of the year, including last week, when the teachers had an opportunity to have the carpets cleaned, and they were able to clean, sanitize, and organize their classrooms, as well as create curriculum for the upcoming school year. The school is a Christian-based facility, and Miss Annie says she strives for all the children to be taught values, prayer, and kindness to others. A main part of the school’s mission is to keep kids engaged in play and edu-

cational activities, especially outdoor activities. The school is recognized by the Orfalea Foundation’s Outdoor Classroom Project, which requires that 50 percent of the day (or more), is spent outdoors. The kids can often be found running the track or on the upper and lower playgrounds, and in the summer, the kids are in the pool for swim lessons. “We incorporate the beliefs of the YMCA into our curriculum, and physical activity is a big part of that,” Fischer said. The kids also enjoy monthly themes, holiday festivities and activities, literacy events in collaboration with the Montecito Library, and four field trips per year. The proposed Master Plan update and remodel at the YMCA will give the preschool a new home, with an updated facility to better accommodate new technology and updated curriculum. Reps from the Orfalea Foundation have been working with the architects of the new facility to ensure the plans reflect an outdoor learning environment, Fischer said. The school is also part of the foundation’s food initiative, which encourages healthy snacks, no sugary juice, and fruits and veggies at every meal.


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their water supply portfolios, will remain in a water shortage condition since the local Cachuma Lake water supply, used in the building of our communities since the late 1950s, will not deliver any water into the foreseeable future. Some customers of our neighboring water Districts are paying more for the same amount of water than MWD’s customers pay. These Districts have, like MWD, declared water shortage emergencies and have enacted higher rates and penalties. Some have restricted water available to its customers, setting reduced conservation water usage targets of 35%. Apparently, our critics don’t look around at our neighboring communities or don’t care to look. Despite the worst drought in California’s history, they want Montecito to immediately be as green as it was before the drought. On August 29, our governor signed a water wasters law that provides big fines and surcharges for large water users. All urban retail water suppliers must set rules for identifying and cracking down on households that consume large amounts of water during the current declared drought — much like our District has already done. Your current MWD Board was a leader in this type of planning and hopefully will continue to be so. Now, with this new law, perhaps some of our critics will see the elephant as I do.  •MJ


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told Rikka Zimmerman about remembering hearing her – freshfaced and perky in cowboy boots straight from the Santa Ynez Valley – sing country-pop songs at SOhO, celebrating the release of a brand-new CD. “That was 12 years ago,” she laughs. And indeed, almost a lifetime ago. These days, Zimmerman still makes music, but the songs are not only about transformation and connection, the tracks on her most recent recording, Be The Change, feature subliminal toning, 60 layers designed to shift every listener into a higher vibrational and energetic alignment. Zimmerman has become a global leader in consciousness, a speaker and energy/ vibrational healer, and the founder of Adventure in Oneness, which offers both in-person and live-streamed tele-summits, tele-classes on a membership site. In every avenue, she endeavors to empower people to know they are the catalysts for bringing about transformation for themselves and others. “We record all the events that I do and I put them all on top of each other and make a vibrational bed, but mixed so low that you can only hear it by taking apart the wave vibrations,” Zimmerman explained about the tracks on Be The Change. (Sample a free song at www.freegiftfromrikka. com.) “It’s a mixture of raising your vibration and unlocking your cognitive mind from limited perceptions that create your life experience,” Zimmerman shared about how she works. “I ask to see how they see the world and begin to open their mind.” After discovering personal development while seeking to deal “with something broken inside of me so I could feel more free,” Zimmerman found herself profoundly shifted. The idea of thoughts creating reality was revelatory. And then she discovered that passing it along was even more rewarding. “When I started working with other people, it enhanced my own journey,” said Zimmerman, who still lives locally. “When I helped someone else, I shifted... It was also more fun than anything I’d ever done, even being on stage singing. It’s miracles in motion. So I went trailblazing on that path, and now I run a seven-figure business and have touched more than 100,00 lives.” Local residents can get a taste of Zimmerman’s energetic-based heal-

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ing through love when she serves as the main speaker at the next Santa Barbara Consciousness Network’s “Conscious Networking” event, this Friday, September 9, at Unity of Santa Barbara, 227 East Arrellaga Street. With the topic “Activating Your Highest Destiny,” Zimmerman promises an evening “that raises people’s vibration, so they feel lighter, more joyful, more connected to spirit and to who they are and why they’re here, full of passion and purpose.” There will be some toning, but other than that, the format isn’t set in stone. “There’s a point where no more words are required,” she explained. “The energy comes down from upstairs. I can sing, or tone, create spontaneous conscious songs – whatever comes out. And I can feel the energetic stuff shifting, and everybody’s glowing, after the toning.” At least that’s the goal. “I can’t make anything happen. No one can but you. But I can invite you to the experience.” The event runs 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Admission is $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available online at www.cnesb.eventbrite. com or visit events/1617845011861383.

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will do almost anything to avoid the task of marketing. “Whew, the dog really needs a bath.” “I’m on it!” “And the drain in the bathroom sink is backing up again.” “I’m on it!” “And a friend just offered us free tickets to the opera this evening.” “Can’t, I’ve got to do some marketing.” It’s not that I don’t appreciate the importance of self-promotion; without it, people have no idea what you have been up to lately. “Say, did I tell you about my new humor book?” “I didn’t know you were a humor writer.” “I’ve been sending you my columns for the last seventeen years!” “Well, yeah, but I didn’t know they were supposed to be funny.” The problem is that there are so many things you are supposed to do now to promote yourself on social media. You are supposed to make virtual appearances, hold virtual book signings, make dynamic YouTube videos showing people how clever you are, and even introduce your virtual family (or make one up): “Hi, Ernie Trump here. I know how to build a better book! Plus, I’m going to have a ‘yuge’ following. Yuge, I tell ya.” That’s one of the reasons I’ve been on Facebook for years. “I just got my ten-thousandth friend on Facebook. How many do you have, Ernie?” “Ah, eleven…” “Do you post every day?” “No, but I floss regularly.” And of course, there is Twitter, which moves at the speed of light and where you are only allowed 140 characters per tweet, so you have to be clever and concise. “Hello, my name is Ernie. I’m new to this entire social media thing, but I thought you would like to know all about me. I was born a long, long time ago in a land far, far away and…” “Errrrooorrrr.” “Sorry. Guess I got a bit wordy there. I have a tendency to do that sometimes. My wife says I ramble, but I wouldn’t really call it rambling. It’s just that I want to make sure I am fully understood. So…” “Errrrooorrrr.” “For crying out loud, who thought up this stupid hundred and forty-character thing, anyway? A moron who can’t put two thoughts together, 8 – 15 September 2016

so he created a site where you only need half a thought?” “Errrrooorrrr. Errrrooorrrr. Errrrooorrrr.” LinkedIn is a great site because it is made for professionals seeking advice and employment from other professionals. “Hi, Albert. Wow, astrophysicist, eh? I’m a humoristist, and many people think I’m really out there, so we probably have a lot in common. Want to connect? Albert? Hello?” Some of the new marketing options out there are a bit hard to understand. “What is Pinterest?” “Do you have a bulletin board at home, Ernie?” “Well, I did have one, but everything on it kind of got old, yellow, and brittle and my wife thought it might be a fire hazard, which I thought was a bit melodramatic, but I took it down.” “What happened to it?” “It disintegrated on the way to the garage.” “Well, Pinterest is a virtual bulletin board. You can put whatever you want on it.” “Great! Where do I find it?” “You have to make your own.” “I have to make a virtual bulletin board and put virtual stuff on it?” “Correct.” “Who will see it?” “Virtually no one.” Selfies are important now. The idea is you take photos of yourself approximately every 27 seconds and post them on Instagram, so that everyone can see what a fascinating life you lead and want to know more about you, so they buy your books. “Hello? Apple store? My iPhone is dead again and I wasn’t even shooting in the shower this time. I was simply trimming my ear hairs. What do you think happened?” “I’m guessing smartphone suicide.” There are a bunch of other sites, of course, including Snapchat, Vine, WhatsApp, and Tumblr, which is a site that lets you post micro blogs. “Hello I…” “Errrrooorrrr.” “Why are you all dressed up? I thought you had marketing to do? “I thought maybe I would just bring some books to the opera, talk incessantly about them until the people around me buy some, just to shut me up.” “Great idea! You should market that.” Hmm. Obnoxious, the new marketing site by Ernie Witham. I like it! •MJ

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123 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101 On Wednesday, September 21, 2016, the Montecito Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider making a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors regarding ordinance amendments concerning the land use of Short-Term Rentals. The project includes the following items: 1. Case No. 15ORD-00000-00003. Adopt a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors that the Board of Supervisors adopt an ordinance (16ORD-00000-00011) amending Division 35.2, Montecito Zones and Allowable Land Uses, Division 35.3, Montecito Site Planning and Other Project Standards, and Division 35.10, Glossary of the Santa Barbara County Montecito Land Use and Development Code, of Chapter 35, Zoning, of the Santa Barbara County Code, to implement new regulations regarding the land use of Short-Term Rentals; and 2. Determine that the project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act pursuant to Sections 15061(b)(3) of the Guidelines for Implementation of CEQA. The Ordinances propose to implement new regulations and other revisions permitting the land use of Short-Term Rentals where other transient lodging uses are also permitted and to prohibit the land use of Short-Term Rentals in Residential, Agricultural, Resource Protection, Industrial, and Special Purpose zone districts in the Santa Barbara County Montecito Land Use and Development Code. The Montecito Planning Commission meeting begins at 9:00 a.m. The order of items listed on the agenda is subject to change by the Commission. Anyone interested in this matter is invited to appear and speak on the project. Written comments are also welcome. All letters should be addressed to the Montecito Planning Commission, 123 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101 or Correspondence should be filed no later than 12:00 P.M. on the Monday before the Montecito Planning Commission hearing. For additional information, please contact the project planner, Jessica Metzger at: Email: | Tel: 805-568-3532 If you challenge the project in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence to the Board of Supervisors prior to the public hearing. Attendance and participation by the public is invited and encouraged. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Hearing Support Staff (805) 568-2000. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the Hearing Support Staff to make reasonable arrangements.

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ENTERTAINMENT (Continued from page 15)

provided by Lobero LIVE and KTYD. The series continues on Tuesday, November 29, with excerpts from Concert for George, honoring the 15th anniversary of George Harrison’s passing, and concludes on Friday, January 13, with Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration, recorded in 1992, also at Madison Square Garden. Tickets are $15 each, or $39 for the full series. Call 963-0761 or visit www.

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Hale Milgrim says “Go to Hale” at the Lobero

That might also happen here on Sunday night, as the Lobero is underwriting tickets for Santa Barbara’s own first responders, including the firefighters who have been battling blazes all summer. A portion of the proceeds are earmarked for the Robin Hood Foundation, New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization, while other funds will go to the Lobero itself. Milgrim also found footage from another related show that he’s planning on including in Sunday’s event, and he’ll also feature the documentaries that were produced by such New

York luminaries as Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen that were made for the original event. He’ll also talk a bit about his memories of some of the artists, including Paul McCartney, who visited Capitol’s famed tower offices in Los Angeles while he was there and spent half a day posing for pictures and signing autographs for the employees. “That’s not something you would expect from a legend,” Milgrim said, still sounding like a kid in a candy shop. “I mean, he’s a Beatle.” Milgrim said he hoped Sunday’s program will fill audience members’

hearts with as much warmth and bittersweet memories as he experienced curating it. “I’d forgotten how incredible the concert was. These shows are so rewarding to my heart and soul. If other people get just a little of the feeling I’ve had as I put it together, they’ll walk out of the theater feeling moved and uplifted. That’s the power of music.” The show starts at 7:03 pm, but pre-show refreshments will be available beginning an hour earlier on the Lobero’s Esplanade, along with a silent auction and other fun activities

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“Sunny day” flooding in southeastern coastal communities. Extreme drought in the west. Glaciers melting all over the place. The environment is in the news virtually every day now. But the Environmental Defense Center (EDC) has been watching out for Santa Barbara’s previous natural resources for decades. The current hot issue is stopping oil trains that threaten local communities, as at least three of the trains – each up to a mile in length – have been proposed to travel across Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties, with each carrying as much as two billion gallons of chemically treated, heavy crude and tar sands oil to be refined at the Phillips 66 Refinery in southern SLO County. But hard work needs a happy hour. And even the monthly mini-fundraisers known as TGIF! have been going on for more than 18 years. The final one for 2016 before next month’s special feast takes place tonight, in the usual location of EDC’s charming sunken courtyard at their downtown headquarters at 906 Garden Street, a charming space that still works even when it’s super-crowded, as has been the case the last few months. Connect with 200 to 300 people – environmental activists, elected officials, friends, and family – supported by live music, food and beverages. This month’s sponsors – who each get a few minutes at the microphone to detail their current projects – include Cal Trout, Food & Water Watch, South Coast Habitat Restoration, and Urban Creeks Council. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by C’est Cheese, Endless Summer, Lazy Acres, Our Daily Bread, and Pascucci, while beverages come from Nielson Winery, New Belgium Brewing Company, Sol Wave Water, and Windrun Wine. The Arroyo Boys Plus Girl sing while you sup and sip… and chat, and mingle. Tickets for the 5:30 to 7:30 pm TGIF event this Friday cost $15, which includes two drink tickets. Call 963-1622 or visit www. •MJ TGIF.  8 – 15 September 2016

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The National Parks: A Treasure House of Nature’s Superlatives

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Election 2016: A View from Home and Abroad

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soundly with their night lights on, pretending to be brave. Cautiously preventing nightmares, Dale Lowdermilk Santa Barbara

Step Up and Say No

The City of Santa Maria is requesting that our Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors, our County State Water Project Contractor, grant their request to take the 12,214 Acre Feet (AF) of Table A Allocation that the SB BOS relinquished in 1993 when the Coastal Branch was sized, as the supervisors didn’t want to have to pay the ongoing expenses to keep it, and no water agency wanted it at the time. I’d argue that the supervisors should deny the request for three important reasons: 1) Potentially significant costs to buy back in; 2) The additional exposure Santa Maria will have to substantial allocated costs if the Twin Tunnels project is approved and constructed; 3) The larger issue of control of the CCWA (Central Coast Water Authority). Why does this matter to Montecito ratepayers? Because of the “Step-Up” provisions in the CCWA contracts with its member agencies. The step-up provision requires all of the other agencies that signed on for state water to step up for any agency that defaults. In plain language, this means that if Santa Maria were to default, we here in Montecito might have to step up and help them pay their bill. A note of caution here; remember what happened in the 1970s with the Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS), a Joint Powers Agency (JPA) with Take-or-Pay clauses in their contracts. All SWP contracts have these “Take-or-Pay” provisions. WPPSS was in the State of Washington and set out to build five nuclear power plants with the intent to sell the power to be used outside the state. The JPA

was comprised of 29 entities, many of them small municipal power utilities. Initially, the plants were estimated at very low cost, as was often the case at that time. Over time, the costs escalated rapidly as the late ‘70s was a time of rapid inflation plus the initial estimates of the difficulties of building nuclear power plants were seriously understated. As the cost overruns developed, the JPA kept issuing additional revenue bonds with the take-or-pay provisions. The liabilities to the many small members of the JPA were no longer manageable, and they started to declare defaults. The project collapsed in what was at that time the largest bond default ever. It is our opinion that the Twin Tunnels is bringing us to this threshold. So, the added debt from the tunnels that would accrue to Santa Maria could come back to haunt all of us on the South Coast. C-WIN has just completed a report analyzing the impacts of the Twin Tunnels project. It is assumed that if the project is built, its cost will be repaid through Delta Water Charges (DWC.) These charges at present are at about $75 per AF. If the Twin Tunnels’ costs are added in, they will increase the Delta Water Charge many fold. Santa Maria has at present a little over 17,000 AF of Table A, for which they now pay $75 per AF or total Delta Water Charge of just under $1.3 million. An addition of 12,214 AF without the Twin Tunnels raises the Santa Maria DWC to $2.1 million. An addition of 12,214 AF with the inclusion of the Twin Tunnels will add from $5 million to $30 million to this amount. Whatever the additional amount is, it will be a fixed cost that will have to be paid whether any water is delivered or not. Santa Maria will be precariously exposed financially, which has a great potential to put the County and us here in Montecito at extreme risk. And then there is the issue of control of CCWA. If Santa Maria were to assume another 12,241 AF of Table A, it would then have well over 50% of the voting rights and essential con-

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trol of CCWA. South Coast interests would no longer be represented. The step-up clause makes it imperative that Santa Maria not have that much exposure because if they are the ones who default, the burden would be too great for the South Coast to bear. We believe this is not in the best interest of Montecito or any other Santa Barbara recipient of state water and should not be allowed to happen. Carolee Krieger Montecito (Editor’s note: Ms Krieger is executive director of California Water Impact Network [], whose mission statement is “Working to promote the equitable and environmentally sensitive use of California’s water.”)

Montecito Voters Beware

As all of us in Southern California face yet another year of unrelenting drought, Montecito voters have some important decisions to make about the future of their own water district: how it will be managed, who will manage it, and with what interests in mind. As a resident of Ojai, I would caution Montecito residents to think carefully before supporting the candidacy of Mr. Floyd Wicks for one of the open board seats on the Montecito Water District. Mr. Wicks, the former CEO of American States Water, parent of Golden State Water of which he was also president and CEO, is running a campaign that cites his experience as a senior executive for the privately held utility as uniquely qualifying him for a place on the Montecito board. I would submit to all voters in the Montecito district that Mr. Wicks’ long tenure as a water company executive uniquely disqualifies him for any role as a public servant responsible for the circumspect management and equitable dispensation of our vital resources.  Hard as it may be to believe, those of us dependent on the Golden State system in Ojai pay over three times more for water than our neighbors in

the Casitas Municipal Water District, a municipal utility that provides water from the same sources to about half of Ojai’s residents. That’s a three-fold, 300% difference. One might think that in a time of drought those of us paying these exorbitant rates might get some special consideration, but that is not the case. I have to conserve just as much as my Casitas neighbors. I just get to pay more for whatever water I use. In fact, while Mr. Wicks was still CEO of American States, he negotiated the WRAM (Water Revenue Adjustment Mechanism) agreement with the state of California to add yet another rate increase to compensate Golden State Water should future conservation efforts cut into their sales during a drought. Every month now, I get a WRAM surcharge added to my bill to compensate Golden State for the water I did not purchase while conserving. Water rates are not the only problem. The condition of Golden State’s water delivery infrastructure is disgraceful. In 2014, a water main break in Ojai flooded and destroyed the Ojai Playhouse, Ojai’s beloved 100-yearold movie theater. The theater remains unrepaired today due to a dispute between Golden State Water and their secondary insurer, our friends at AIG, bailed out of bankruptcy in 2008 by the American taxpayer. Outraged by exorbitant rates and tone-deaf executives, Ojai residents finally took matters into their own hands and voted on a bond to raise the funds to purchase the water delivery system from Golden State and deed it over to the Casitas Municipal Water District, whose board had agreed to take it on if an additional $30 million was made available to bring the Golden State System up to an acceptable standard of repair. That’s right, they deemed the Golden State system to be “substandard.” The bond measure passed by an unprecedented 87% margin – all the more remarkable given the fact that voters were voting to raise their own taxes for the next 30 years to









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finance the bond. Still, Golden State did not get the message. They fought to overturn the election in court and lost. They appealed the case to the California Appellate Court and lost, then appealed to the California Supreme Court, which refused to hear the case, allowing the Appellate Court ruling to stand. As the Appellate Court stated in rendering its decision against Golden State: “Appellant (Golden State) advocates for a rule that would shift the bargaining power decisively in its favor, allowing it to hold out for a sale price far above the market rate while it continues to extract monopoly rents from the people of Ojai.” And yet, it goes on without end. At present, GSW is pursuing litigation to stop the eminent domain takeover of the district after refusing to sell their crumbling infrastructure at a fair market price. As a local Southern Californian, Mr. Wicks should be ashamed of his company’s record. To ask fellow Californians to reward this record with a seat on a board that actually has a public trust shows how unaware he is of the harvest he has reaped in his own community. California has had enough of the revolving door between corporate boardrooms and the public agencies formed to protect the public against their abuses. The Public Utilities Commission has a long history with this practice leading to exclusive franchises without competition and publicly chartered profits. Montecito does not need to repeat the same mistake by seating Mr. Wicks on its water board. Jim McEachen Ojai

Republican. J.B. has little to no influence in the content of the Sentinel, although he likes it very much. Additionally, except for Jeff Harding – the Sentinel’s “Capitalist” columnist – the Sentinel has no political profile or position. – J.B.) Montecito, Santa Barbara, and for that matter, California, historically cast predominantly Democrat ballots. Why must you repeatedly voice your one-sided personal opinions? As the time gets close to acknowledge the best presidential victor, I am always proud to espouse that my vote will indeed nullify your own. B. Dover Santa Barbara (Editor’s note: First of all, should your letter not be responded to? Should it just sit out there in the middle of the page without comment? The idea of this letters section is that an exchange of ideas take place, that’s all. We don’t comment on everything, just those letters that either contain factual errors, questions to be answered, or raise interesting and/or challenging issues. You find that “quite disturbing?” We don’t malign anyone. We run virtually every letter we receive. If you have a letter praising your presidential candidate, we’ll run it, unless it is simply an advertisement for a candidate; those we don’t run. As for California casting predominantly Democrat ballots: because a majority of Californians seem to want to create a “socialist utopia” here, does that mean we have to agree with that goal? And, let’s say we were a restaurant rather than a newspaper, would you not eat here because we don’t agree with your politics? As for the upcoming presidential contest, I find the idea and/or reality of a President Hillary Rodham Clinton deeply disturbing and hope and pray it doesn’t come about. – J.B.)

Open Letter to J.B.

Liquidating Survival

It is most interesting and quite disturbing that you as both publisher of the Montecito Journal and the Santa Barbara Sentinel take a very Republican stance in your editorials and features. (Editor’s note: Timothy Lennon Buckley is publisher of the Sentinel and he is no












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of a full education about this community’s real history of surviving well for many centuries through other drought times. What is it that cannot survive? The non-indigenous maybe? Our community is living very well. The canyon stream bed where I live has an abundance of very beautiful native trees and shrubs thriving, most likely from the aquifers below the more horizontal places where the latest rainwater ponded; they’ve completed all their flowering, seeding, seasonal changes on time, as usual, and at no cost. Many wildlife critters occupy them (and probably think they are the owners). Due to costs, we are witnessing the demise of the thinking about the drinking of water as artificially produced by desalinating it. The financial and environmental costs are greater than our small-town community standards. In reality, we are not that big and don’t want to be. Desal water disrupts the ocean floor life in just getting to the source. It is not fully free of contaminates according to most scientific studies and is disruptive to natural seasonal changes. We need more positive thinking. Instead of trying to get bigger, how about perfecting what we have, growing in quality of place? Let’s improve, preserve, conserve, and protect it. The retrograde thinking of ever-growing “progress” and being “big time” – the premise – is also missing the actual huge cost of the sources of the electric power needed for operating the plans stated in the above-referenced “survival” plans. We currently get our much-needed electrical power from coal-powered plants in Arizona and other outside sources; coal mined in Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona. These sources produce huge amounts of uncontrollable not recycled waste. Their massive use of natural clear water to clean the coal is then poisoned and turned into dead for centuries lakes larger than Cachuma Lake when full; which spawns even greater uncontrollable, agonizing, and deadly effects lasting centuries with no known solution. Is this our community’s history and legacy? The nature of Mrs. Earth causes life to be here, and she reinstates it without waste anywhere. We need her, although she doesn’t need us. Tom Kress Montecito

Doubling Down

Many of Hollywood’s most stridently left-wing celebrities are getting nervous, anxious and depressed – and have gone on record saying they will leave the U.S. if Donald Trump is sworn in as president next January 20. Can anyone think of a more ardent reason to double-down on their

Nissan is designing a car that will read the driver’s mind. I want a car that will read the other guy’s mind. – Jay Leno

efforts to swamp Hillary at the polls than knowing America will have flushed itself physically of the likes of Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, Lena Dunham, Barbra Streisand, and Chelsea Handler (heh, and take the “other Chelsea” with you)? Donald and Melania Trump should set up a Super Fund to buy all the departing celebrities’ mansions in 2017. We wouldn’t want a glut of luxury properties coming on the market at one time and depressing the high-end real estate economy, just as The Donald is finishing up his fast and furious First 100 Days Program to undo all the damage to America which their man has inflicted on it these past eight years. I don’t envy Toronto, Vancouver, London, and Sydney, though (the places these ingrates say they will live their ex-pat lives). David McCalmont Santa Barbara

An Ode to My Friend Thomas

Crash landing, into a tree of poison ivy, that grew, as he grew, with a fruit of confusions. A Steinbeck for a pa, a Gwendolyn for a ma, he couldn’t be wronged, or could he? Fought a war, but was anti-war. Was never bored, he would always come on board. An easy touch, but hard to touch, while putting order in, out of the chaos. Machinator hater, be-header of bad writers, with his Buddhist heart, he attacked dishonesty. A secret toker, and a poker at GOD, with his snifter of Hornitos. He says, SHE enjoys them. Giving encouragement to jump off the cliff, and fall, into HER arms of understanding. An Agent of Orange, in bamboo land, had slipped thru a crack, in his patriotism. Now it was destroying the house he built, from within. An exterminator was never found. Can you feel his lion’s roar, that orangutan’s laugh, from the empty bistro bar stool On August 11, 2016, he decided, when Perseid arrived, to grab its tail, for another incredible ride. Bill Dalziel Montecito  MONTECITO JOURNAL



Celebrating History 

by Hattie Beresford

Last Call for Historical Trifecta

In the 1920s, Santa Barbarans invented Old Spanish Days Fiesta to celebrate its heritage


perfect trifecta of historical exhibits is slated to end on October 16 at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. This year’s edition of Project Fiesta, the exhibit of early California paintings, and Hidden Treasures showcase the connections of Spanish, Mexican, and early American influences to the traditions we celebrate today. In Project Fiesta’s third year, the museum features the women and children who have played the traditional roles of Saint Barbara, Spirit of Fiesta, Junior Spirit of Fiesta, and Flower Girls. Beautiful costumes loaned by past participants adorn the four corners of the room. Helen Latham Cornell, Saint Barbara from 1954, remembers, “We always used to have Fiesta in the full of the moon… You start out in the sunshine and then the sun goes down and pretty soon you have this beautiful moon that just seemed to shine down on us.” From small hometown celebration in 1924, Fiesta quickly grew to include celebrities and political figures and thousands of out-of-town guests. As far back as the 1930s, local society columnist Litti Pauling wrote, “La Fiesta Buena! Salude! There is the music. It

Ed Borein helped organize the first Old Spanish Day’s Fiesta and rode his white mule in the parades in his Mexican Charro suit

goes all night and day. Dancing never stops. Nobody sleeps much. And State Street is a crowd of merrymakers. It is Fiesta!” The exhibit also features photographs and posters from each decade and historic video creatively screened on a large fan. The passengers in a flower-bedecked jump buggy for El The jump carriage, on loan from the Carriage Museum, is filled with festively dressed mannequins whose embroidered and beaded costumes reveal intricate and beautiful details


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A segment of La Plaza del Toros – Sunday in Monterey (1874) reveals a traditional European basis on Nahl’s art

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

A gift from Antonia de la Guerra, this ornate fan symbolizes the romance of Santa Barbara’s Spanish past

Desfile Histórico wear intricate beaded and embroidered clothing. Moving into the next section, we see the inspiration for Old Spanish Days Fiesta. Ed Borein’s paintings of cowboy life and Alexander Harmer’s paintings of the lives of the old Spanish residents of California provided visuals for the romanticized history celebrated by Santa Barbarans in the 1920s. The most imposing painting in the collection, however, is the large canvas of La Plaza del Toros – Sunday in Monterey by Charles Christian Nahl (1818-78). Born and educated in Germany, Nahl headed ever westward as economic opportunity and political turmoil caused him to leave first Germany, then Paris, then Brooklyn, New York. He ended up in the California gold rush, struck it poor, and settled in

Sacramento to open a studio before disaster, this time fire, sent him packing for San Francisco. Nahl’s experiences in the gold camps led to one his most famous paintings, Sunday Morning in the Mines. (I doubt that there’s a fourth, fifth or eighth grader in the entire nation who hasn’t seen an image of this painting in his American history textbook.) The museum’s painting shows Nahl returning to his European roots as the ensemble scene in Monterey resembles his classical Rape of the Sabine Women. The third exhibit, Hidden Treasures, displays an eclectic collection of artifacts selected by the museum staff. From an old gramophone to an autographed, leather guitar case and a historical rain chart dating from 18181948, the interesting items hearken back to dozens of decades of Santa Barbara history. An aged gilt mirror was chosen by Jeanne Buchanan, director of membership, who whimsically notes “through the ages it has captured thousands of images without retaining a trace of them…”. A beautiful mother of pearl and silk fan in an ornate frame was the gift of Antonia de la Guerra, a descendent of the comandante of the Presidio. Another example of the romance with which we imbue the old Spanish days in California. The permanent collection, too, has some surprising and enchanting new features, and plans continue for a separate Ed Borein wing to the museum. The museum acknowledges board member Eleanor Van Cott for her support of this year’s Project Fiesta and Hidden Treasures. All three exhibits will run through October 16.  •MJ

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It was taped at the Sony Studios in Culver City. Knot Anymore Santa Barbara Polo Club patron Tom Barrack, owner of the late Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, is getting divorced. The 71-year-old founder of Colony Capital, which manages $34 billion in assets, and his wife of two years, Rachelle, are citing “irreconcilable differences” for the split, in which she asks for spousal support and custody of their two children, Alaia, 2, and Jaden, 5, according to TMZ. Tom, a former personal lawyer for president Richard Nixon, tied the knot at his 1,200-acre Piocho Ranch in Santa Ynez, after which his polo team is named, an event catered by Beverly Hills chef Wolfgang Puck. He also owns a castle in the south of France and, as I revealed here, has just put his 23,315-sq.-ft., seven-bedroom Santa Monica mansion on the market for $46,500,000. For a Goodall Cause Simian superstar Jane Goodall made a flying visit to our rarefied enclave to show support for Montecito activist Gretchen Lieff’s canine charity, Davey’s Voice, which was part of an animal film festival at the New Vic the other day.

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Wendy McCaw has sold her 193-ft. yacht Calixe. The impressive steel and aluminum, 1986-built, 13-crew motor yacht complete with helipad, which boasts accommodation for up to 10 guests in five staterooms, was priced at $15.9 million. The Dutch-built vessel, with interior design by Terence Disdale and a cruising speed of 14 knots, has been renamed the Minderella by the new owner, who completed the purchase last year. It is now available for charter.

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It was quite a weekend at the Santa Barbara Polo Club when more than 3,000 colorfully garbed guests turned out for the Gulfstream Pacific Coast Open, the biggest tournament on the Left Coast, which was won convinc-

Santa Barbara Youth Ensemble Theatre members Jackson Guilles, Larissa Mehling, and Hunter Hawkins (photo by Shannon Jayne Miller)

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ingly by Restoration Hardware, led by Ben Soleimani, who beat Henry Walker’s FMB Too! 13-9. The match, which was pre-taped by

NBC Sports for broadcast on Sunday, September 11, kicked off with three singers from Janet Adderley’s talented Ensemble Youth Theatre, including this year’s Teen Star Jackson Guilles, Hunter Hawkins, a Teen Star finalist – who are both starring in the SBYET production of How To Succeed

in Business Without Really Trying at the Lobero in May – and Larissa Mehling, II. To add to the equine merriment former club president and banker Dan Walker, who has just been elected the new governor of the U.S. Polo Association’s Pacific Coast Circuit, and his wife, Linda, threw a paella party 36 hours earlier featuring sequined and befeathered Brazilian carnival dancers. Among the horse-riding heavenly host turning out for the boffo bash were Glen and Gloria Holden, Scott Wood, John Muse, Pat and Ursula Nesbitt, Madison Richardson and Toni Simon, Chris and Mindy Denson, Jason Crowder, Charlie Walker, Bilo Zarif, Costi Caset, Mike Uretz, Justin Klentner, Charles Ward, David Sigman, Leigh Brecheen, Sandy Henney, Chris Lancashire and Catherine Gee, Santi Von Wernich, Nigel Gallimore, and Brian Fagan. A weekend to remember. Ellen, on the House TV talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres is raking in the cash! The Montecito-based Oscars host, who has interests in interior and fashion design, just sold a Hollywood Hills mansion for $9.9 million to Calvin Klein confidante Barry Schwartz and his wife, Sheryl. But it was not 58-year-old Ellen’s first time selling the handsome estate, as she previously owned the 4,000-sq.ft. home, with five bedrooms and three bathrooms, from 2005 until September 2007, when she received $10 million for the mansion and an adjacent property from window heiress Allison Milgard. However, Ellen was obviously


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drawn back to the property, as she went on to re-acquire the home for $8.75 million in November 2014. The Emmy-winning comedienne kept it in the show business family for some time after that, leasing it to rocker Nick Jonas. According to Variety, the 4,000-sq.ft. ranch home sits on 1.63 acres at the top of Nichols Canyon, just a tiara’s toss from the Hollywood Bowl, with spectacular views of the surrounding city and nature areas. Originally constructed during the 1950s, the mansion was redesigned and renovated more than 10 years ago by famed architecture firm Marmol Radziner to include a 1,100-sq.-ft. great room. Aside from the latest sale, Ellen and her wife, Portia Di Rossi, 43, continue adding to their property empire in the Big Orange. The tony twosome are also owners of a $15.995 million 1960s contemporary-style estate in Beverly Hills they bought in 2014 and a pair of condos near Westwood they spent a total of $16 million on that year, as well. And, of course, they have international interior designer John Saladino’s former 17-acre Montecito estate, Ville Di Lemma, including a 10,522-sq.-ft., Tuscan-style villa they’ve owned since May 2013, as I revealed here. Dancing Days The 9th year of DANCEworks at the Lobero with Brooklyn’s 16-month-old Vim Vigor Dance Company, under Juilliard graduate choreographer Shannon Gillen, is a very in-tents project. The popular program, under executive director Dianne Vapnek, in which a dance company takes residence in our Eden by the Beach for a month and performs its work at the end of that time – in this case Future Perfect on September 23-24, a show based on 33-year-old Gillen’s youth when her family would camp in upstate New York.

Dianne Vapnek, Santa Barbara Danceworks executive director, and Shannon Gillen, artistic director (photo by Priscilla)

Company and international principal dancers Martin Durov, Jason Cianciulli, Laja Field, Emma Whiteley, Rebecca Diab with Shannon Gillen, artistic director (photo by Priscilla)

Addition by Subtraction Former TV talk-show titan Oprah Winfrey’s loss would appear to be longtime beau Stedman Graham’s gain. Montecito’s most famous resident has been faithfully following the Weight Watchers eating program for a year and wants to celebrate shedding the pounds in an unexpected way. The 62-year-old tycoon has revealed she’d like Stedman, 65, to pick her up and carry her to the pool now she’s sporting a trimmer figure – a fantasy inspired by a sexy scene from her eponymous network’s original drama series Queen Sugar. “I’ve lost enough weight; he can pick me up and carry me to the pool,” Oprah tells People. “I can straddle him without breaking his back!” Oprah started Weight Watchers in August 2015, just two months before she revealed she’d become a stockholder and a spokesperson for the program. At her heaviest, the self-proclaimed “food addict” weighed 237 pounds, and while she has struggled with yo-yo dieting in the past, she seems to have found a regimen she can finally stick to. “For me, this is not a diet. It’s a whole shift in perspective,” she wrote in O magazine. “So yes, for sure, I’m a bona-fide convert.” However, her fantasy with Stedman may not be so far off, as Oprah showcased her shrinking 5’7” figure on the red carpet of the Queen Sugar premiere

in Burbank the other day. The show, a New Orleans-set drama series, premieres on OWN this week. Oprah co-created the series – which is based on Natalie Baszile’s 2014 novel – alongside her Selma director, Ava DuVernay. Mirror on the Wall The Historical Museum has introduced a new interactive wing into the permanent gallery, The Story of Santa Barbara. The Haunted Mirror is a concept developed to engage children of all ages in the discovery of history, described as “an Alice Through the


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“Bodies will flare, emotions will flood, and the sharp urgency of our deepest fears will rocket through space,” says Gillen as she communicates the complexity of human relationships through her work with her five dancers, including the music of Slovakian composer Martin Durov, who is also a member of the troupe. Among supporters invited to a recent rehearsal were Allan Ghitterman, Larry Feinberg, Starr Siegele, and Julia McLeod.

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Looking Glass device” to link the present to the past to the future. A wall of vintage mirrors beckons visitors to the past with a doorbell, through which observers can experience a visit from a ghost. The historical characters summoned deliver short monologues about their lives and encourage observers to hunt for evidence of their existence in the Story of Santa Barbara gallery. On finding the artifact, the historical character has referenced a digital label that delivers additional information. Content for the exhibition was researched, created and produced by museum executive director Lynn

“G” Whiz Arts Fund curator Nancy Gifford has now set up her own gallery, the G-Space in the Santa Barbara Center for Arts, Science and Technology on Garden Street, with her latest exhibition, Impact, showcasing the colorful work of photographer Kathy Kissik, one of the few shutterbugs to be given access to the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Switzerland, collaborating with physicist Michael Hoch. Kissik, a graduate of The Museum School in Boston and Tufts University, who is attending a six-week residency at the Squire Foundation in Santa Barbara, has also worked with two local physicists Joe Incandela and Jeffrey Richman, about the overlap of science and art, particularly studying the relationship of the structure of the collider to ancient Tibetan mandala patterns, uncovering delightful mysteries on the way. Montecito-based Nancy, who is also a supporter of the SB Museum of Contemporary Art, says her new space enables her to do more oneman shows, giving valuable exhibition wall space to local artists. Checking out the colorful show were Julian Nott, Lars and Ellen Bildsten, Greg Huber, Julie Joyce, Allison Armour, Gwen Stauffer, and Mark Taylor, Bruce McFadden, Robyn Geddes, Robert Adams, Andy and Penelope Gottlieb, Cassandra Blackmore, and Ashley Hollister.

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Brittner, and set up by John Crumway and Robin Rout of JCRR Design in Los Angeles, with Peri Wilby and Milo Roberts as the actors. Among those reflecting at the opening reception were trustee Eleanor Van Cott, Lisa Burns, Brian and Camie Barnwell, and David and Carla Valentine.

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The rest of Leslie’s campaign cabinet members are Ed and Sue Birch, Dan Gainey, Peter MacDougall, and Maryan Schall. They like to say, “We are building the Cancer Center of tomorrow, today.” Some of those donating $1 million and above are Jim and Wendy Drasdo, Hugh and Hunter Foster family, Judy and Jeff Henley, Morrie and Irma Jurkowitz, Bill and Nancy Kimsey, Lillian Lovelace, Dr. Nancy O’Reilly and daughters Lauren, Leigh, and Ragan, Maryan Schall, Elaine Stepanek Foundation, Trust and Estate, the Wolf Family Foundation, Sansum Clinic, Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara, and Cottage Health. It always amazes me how the chairs and staff change a construction site into a cocktails and canapés (especially the fresh-cooked shrimp) party with valet parking, tables, chairs, banners, and a platform. There was also a television giving a preview of what the center will look like. They think of everything. The cancer team cared for 11,779 patients at 69,864 visits in 2015. If you’d like to contribute to the campaign, please contact Rob Dunton at (805) 898-3620, Lori Willis at (805) 898-2187, or Dru Hartley at (805) 6817726

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rma and Morrie Jurkowitz once owned the Granada Theatre and tower. Now, the relationship is coming full circle as the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts (SBCPA) – the nonprofit that now owns and operates the theater portion of the Granada – is honoring the philanthropic Montecito couple as part of its second annual Granada Theatre Legends Gala on Friday, September 16, a black-tie affair held on stage at the venue. Fellow longtime Montecito resident Christopher Lloyd, the three-time Emmy Award-winning actor whose famous roles date back to Iggy in the TV show Taxi and Dr. Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy of films, and UCSB Arts & Lectures are also being honored at the gala, which acknowledges individuals and organizations that have had a significant impact on the performing arts and helps raise funds to expand the arts in our community. “The idea was acknowledged that it takes three different entities to make production of any sort of performing arts possible,” said Craig Springer, president and CEO of SBCPA and the Granada’s executive director. “There’s the artist – the musician or performer. You also need a philanthropist who has both a strong interest in the arts and the means and desire to make that happen by providing the dollars that are required for events and shows that wouldn’t otherwise be commercially viable. And you also need an organization or entity that brings together all of the pieces – the production, the venue, marketing, sales – to present and bring the arts to the audience.” The Legends Gala was created to pay homage to that three-pronged effort, which Springer said is demonstrated throughout arts in Santa Barbara. “We felt it was important for us to acknowledge someone from each of those categories every year,” he said. “We want to stand up and say that people notice that you are essential to making the cultural life of Santa Barbara as rich as it is, year in and year out.” Last year, in the first presentation of Granada Legends, SBCPA also honored two Montecito residents, Roger and Sarah Crisman – who are the sponsors for Springer’s position and deeply active members of the board – and veteran songwriter-producer Barry De Vorzon, as well as CAMA, the Community Arts Music Association. The Jurkowitzes were a no-brainer for the second year, Springer said. “They’re one of six Legacy Donors, who each gave $5 million to the


theater’s restoration campaign,” he noted. “And as part of their gift, they established the Jurkowitz Center for Community Engagement, in honor of their daughter (who actually once worked at the theater). And virtually everybody on the Legends Gala committee has had experiences on other nonprofits in town that have benefited from their philanthropy – the ballet, the symphony, the opera, the new MOXI museum, and of course, SBCC, where they do so much (the Jurkowitz Theater on campus). “And they do it very quietly. They aren’t the kind who are seeking notoriety. Instead, they simply support things they believe in and care about. They’ve made Santa Barbara better through their philanthropy. So it’s very appropriate that they get recognized for that investment in the community.” Lloyd was another easy choice, Springer said. “He has very deep roots in Santa Barbara, which is important to take note of that local connection and commitment. He’s spent a lot of time and money and effort here, and become an integral member of the community. And he’s a perfect example of an artistic legend who has had a long career and earned great respect among his peers in the business for the quality of his work.” But the actor/producer was at first reluctant to accept the Legends Gala honor, Springer said. “He’s a very private guy, but he thought about it and once he understood that it was about the community wanting to honor the artistic richness of our town, he agreed and said he was very flattered,” Springer said. “We’re excited and happy to have him.” Honoring UCSB Arts & Lectures through director Celeste Billeci was also a clear choice, Springer said. “They’ve been on the list even before we did the first event. Celeste and her program are an outstanding activity/ organization in Santa Barbara. She’s brought world-class performers to town for more than 20 years, and they’re presented very well. Whenever it’s possible, she gets the artists into the schools and the community. She’s been honored more than once by her professional peers as one of the top in the field. And while dance is her first love, she’s always been dedicated to all of the performing arts, and has been very supportive of what we do here at the Granada and the SBCPA.” The Legends Gala event itself is highlighted by a gourmet three-course dinner created by Duo Catering & Events, featuring local fare, wines,

Morrie and Irma Jurkowitz honored at this year’s Granada Legends

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will be introduced by “someone emotionally close” to them, Springer said. who will talk about their accomplishments. Then each honoree will receive the award, a acrylic casting of the Granada’s “G” shield logo in the actual size it’s displayed in the theater’s lobby, mounted on a marble block – both created and designed by local artists. Finally, they’ll have a chance to address the audience themselves to accept the award. Noted arts patrons/philanthropists Anne Towbes and Gretchen Lieff – both Montecito residents – are serving as co-chairs of the Legends Gala. For reservations or information about attending the awards, call or email Hayley Jessup at 899-3000 or  •MJ

This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on August 19, 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. 2016-0002415. Published August 31, September 7, 14, 21, 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Virtuosa Studio, 3419 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Tasha Holmstrom, 1482 East Valley Rd. #311, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on August 25, 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 Noe Solis. FBN No. 2016-0002466. Published August 31, September 7, 14, 21, 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/ are doing business as: All County Youth Track & Field Championships; Santa Barbara All County Track & Field Championships, 937 Arcady Road, Montecito, CA 93108. Beverley Eanne Lewis, 937 Arcady Road, Montecito, CA 93108. Robert Michael Lewis, 937 Arcady Road, Montecito, CA 93108. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on August 19, 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. 2016-0002423. Published August 24, 31, September 7, 14, 2016.

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Brilliant Thoughts by Ashleigh Brilliant Born London, 1933. Mother Canadian. Father a British civil servant. World War II childhood spent mostly in Toronto and Washington, D.C. Berkeley PhD. in American History, 1964. Living in Santa Barbara with wife Dorothy since 1973. No children. Best-known for his illustrated epigrams, called “Pot-Shots”, now a series of 10,000. Email or visit

Love of Labor


t has always seemed ironical to me that the dream of past ages was to escape the necessity to work. People imagined a time of ease, when all good things would come without effort. They sang about The buzzin’ of the bees in the cigarette trees, The soda-water fountain, The lemonade springs where the bluebird sings, And that big rock-candy mountain. This yearning culminated during the last two centuries in a whole deluge of “labor-saving” devices. In fact, one reason (or justification) for the end of slavery was that machines could now do the same tasks as humans, and do them more effectively. But here comes the irony: today there is a resounding cry for “jobs.” The statistics on “employment” and “unemployment” are considered to be a major measure of a nation’s economic health. How can these mixed messages be sorted out? What is “toil,” and at what point does it become “therapeutic exercise?” When does hard manual labor become psychologically beneficial? Why are not conscripted military service and compulsory school attendance considered forms of slavery? Is “work” just a state of mind? I myself have lived into my 80s with only brief periods of regular fulltime employment. But I have to admit sometimes feeling that I may have missed out on one of life’s great experiences – not only having workmates, being part of a team, striving toward a common goal, but even just the orderly structure of daily routine. Of course, “work,” even though it seems to be as much – or even more – in demand than ever, has changed in its nature. Now that we have machines to do most of the “heavy lifting,” we need people to make, tend, and operate those machines. Relatively few of us need to get our hands dirty on a daily basis. But the time required to keep society running smoothly is not yet much less than it has always been. Speaking of “heavy lifting,” it still impresses me to see how one man or woman can easily operate a fork-lift or a bulldozer, and single-handedly (so to speak) lift, move, and re-arrange enormous masses of material. And, to take this process a long 8 – 15 September 2016

step further, the physically or mentally impaired, once considered unemployable can now, with the aid of technology, do many kinds of useful work. So, it seems we are as far away as ever from the Lemonade Springs and the Big Rock Candy Mountain. Most people in a certain, broad age range still have what are called “jobs,” and (incredible as it may seem in the light of history) many of those who don’t have them wish they did. Vast numbers of government employees (sometimes dignified as “Civil Servants”) have as their assigned work the task of helping other people find jobs of their own. The jobs can vary tremendously in what is required and how it is remunerated. But there is an increasing trend away from physical activity. It wasn’t until the 1990s that I had my first real insight into this process. I was gathering signatures on a petition and was sometimes allowed to do this in office buildings and other workplaces. Somehow, I had retained a notion that such facilities were visibly and audibly hives of activity, with people rushing around amid the ringing of phones and the clatter of typewriters. But the many different places I went into were nearly always quiet, and most of the people I saw were just seated at desks, looking at screens. That was practically a generation ago, and even then I somehow felt I was living in the future. Of course, these trends have only become more pronounced since then. I have a friend who for some months had a job fixing computers at a large facility. But one of his chief complaints about the work was that it involved too much walking between various buildings and departments. I couldn’t help recalling pictures of office workers (perhaps in Japan) being required to get up and exercise. In the great days of workers’ movements, there was much talk about the “dignity of labor.” In Britain, Labor even gave its name to one of the major political parties. In Soviet Russia, the concept became almost a religion, under the icon of the Hammer and Sickle, symbolizing workers at factory and farm. What we need is some new symbol to represent the non-manual workers of today. (Surely, the “white collar” can hardly be a good fit any•MJ more.) 

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2:20, 4:45, 7:10, 9:30; Mon to Thu: 2:20, 4:45, 7:10 H THE DISAPPOINTMENTS ROOM E 12:25, 2:40, 5:00, 7:20, 9:40 THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS C Fri to Sun: 12:20, H SULLY C 12:30, 1:30, 2:50, 3:20, 6:20, 9:20; Mon to Thu: 2:10, 4:30, 7:30 3:50, 5:10, 6:10, 7:30, 8:40, 9:55 HELL OR HIGH WATER E Fri to Sun: 11:45, 2:10, 4:40, 7:15, MORGAN E 1:00 PM 9:45; Mon to Wed: 2:00, 5:15, 7:45; Thu: 2:00, 5:15 E DON’T BREATHE FLORENCE FOSTER Fri to Wed: 1:15, 3:30, 5:45, 8:00, JENKINS C Fri to Sun: 11:50, 10:10; Thu: 1:15, 3:30, 5:45 2:25, 5:00; Mon to Thu: 2:50, 5:25 BAD MOMS E Fri to Sun: 7:30, HELL OR HIGH WATER E 9:55; Mon to Thu: 8:00 PM Fri to Wed: 1:20, 3:45, 6:30, 9:00; H SNOWDEN E Thu: 7:45 PM Thu: 1:20, 3:45, 6:30, 10:00


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Montecito resident Ted Cronin ranks 7th in Barron’s annual ranking of “Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors” for 2016

Montecito Deli owner Jeff Rypysc (back row) and his crew, Rey Vazquez, George Camey, and Israel Roman, celebrate 15 years in business

This year, Miss Annie is welcoming two kids whose parents were once her students. “It’s so fun to see them come back as parents and get to teach their little ones,” she said. The Montecito YMCA is located at 591 Santa Rosa Lane in Montecito. For more information about the preschool, visit

Montecito Deli Celebrates 15 Years

Each year when September 11 rolls around, many of us recall what we were doing on that day in 2001, when the worst terror attack on U.S. soil occurred. Montecito Deli owner Jeff Rypysc remembers the date for another reason: that was the day he closed escrow on buying the twoyear-old business from original owners Christian and Trisha Bower. “I will always remember that date!” he told us earlier this week during a visit to the deli, a.k.a. “The Home of the Piadina.” With the 15th anniversary of the deli coming up this weekend, Jeff attributes his success to the “old school” vibe of the eatery, which offers quick, homemade food at affordable prices. “I wouldn’t be able to run this place without the guys,” Jeff told us, referring to longtime manager Rey Vazquez and chefs George Camey and Israel Roman. Jeff and “his guys” open the shop bright and early at 7 am, prepping food for the lunch crowd while also serving breakfast. “We’ve always had breakfast, but not a lot of people know about it,” Jeff said. They serve a variety of breakfast items including bagel sandwiches, burritos,


scrambles, omelets, and more, and modifications and original creations are highly encouraged. “We’ll make whatever you want. If we have the ingredients, we’ll do it,” he laughed, adding that accommodating customers is something he learned during his 25-year tenure as a butcher, the last 15 of which were spent at Whitefoot Meat Market on Milpas Street, before he took over the deli. “I’m old-school, what can I say?” he laughed. In addition to breakfast, the deli is known for its salads, sandwiches, deli items, soups, and cookies, all of which are scratch-made every day. Jeff continues to roast and barbecue all of his own meats, and his most popular item is the piadina, an Italian-style flatbread made fresh every day and then filled with various kinds of meat, cheese, and toppings. Jeff also keeps busy with the catering side of the business, making sandwich platters for corporate events, providing office lunch orders, movie set catering, holiday party catering, and more. Jeff says despite a few challenging years, business is good, and as one of the longest leaseholders in the building, he continues to have a close relationship with the other tenants in the complex. “It’s a family atmosphere here,” he said, musing that the new umbrellas and patio furniture right outside the restaurant tend to attract people to sit and stay. The complex is a mix of retail, food, and service industry, including Letter Perfect Stationery, First American Title & Escrow, Shear Pleasure Salon, Bree’Osh, Alice’s Nails, and newest neighbor, K.Frank. The deli is open Monday through Friday, 7 am to 3 pm, and Saturdays

9 am to 2 pm. For more information, visit, or call 969-3717. Montecito Deli is located at 1150 Coast Village Road.

Book Signing at Tecolote

This Saturday, September 10, Montecito author David L. Gersh signs his fourth and newest novel, Art Attack, the third installment in the Jonathan Benjamin Franklin Mystery Series. “The Nauton Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art is running out of money. It is beset by forgery and awash in rebellious artists. It is being torn apart by a band of hostile curators with a director who’s trying to turn things around if he could figure out which way to turn. Then there’s the murder... elegant society, fine art, and ruthless business dealings create another art world mystery for Jonathan and his sidekick, Rufus, to sniff out,” Gersh describes. The signing is from 3 to 5 pm at Tecolote, 1470 East Valley Road. For more info, call 845-5454.

Ted Cronin Honored

Montecito’s Ted Cronin, the CEO and founder of Manchester Capital, has been ranked 7th in Barron’s prestigious annual ranking of “Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors” for 2016. This marks the 10th consecutive year that Cronin has been ranked among the top 100 Independent Financial Advisors by Barron’s, with this year’s ranking being his highest yet. Barron’s advisor ranking is based on three major components: quality

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of the advisors’ practices, volume of assets overseen by the advisor and their team, and revenues generated for their firm. Barron’s, one of the nation’s premier financial publications, released the 2016 ranking in their August 29 issue. Manchester Capital Management maintains offices in Montecito, Manchester, Vermont, New York, N.Y., and Charlottesville, Virginia. For more information, visit www.mcmllc. com.

Fashion Event to Benefit GSF

Next week, Calcagno & Hamilton on Coast Village Road will host a fall fashion fundraiser to benefit the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation, a local nonprofit founded by Victoria and Bill Strong. The fundraiser will feature a trunk show from Cabi, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the foundation, which the Strongs started after their daughter, Gwendolyn, was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) at six months of age. The Strongs have become wellknown in the community, documenting Gwendolyn’s battle with the disease on social media and through their foundation, which gives grants to researchers trying to find potential drug therapies to help treat the genetic disease. SMA, which is similar to Lou Gehrig’s disease in adults, affects the motor neuron cells in the spinal cord, eventually hindering the ability to swallow, breathe, walk, stand, and eat without assistance. Gwendolyn Strong passed away last year at 8 years of age. The event is from 6 to 9 pm on Wednesday, September 14, at 1255 Coast Village Road. For more information or to RSVP, contact Lisa McCollum at 565-4000.  •MJ 8 – 15 September 2016

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 Cooper & the Parking Lot Man – Singer-songwriter Dana Cooper likes to mention that he hails from the heartland of America, “stomping grounds of Truman and Twain,” which is a reasonable comparison, because the troubadour employs a quick wit, insightful observations and commanding presence in both his music and his stories. Cooper’s songs have been recorded by betterknown artists such as bluegrass star Claire Lynch and Irish vocalist Maura O’Connell. Winner of the prestigious 2015 Spirit of Folk Award by Folk Alliance International, and named 2014 Musician of the Year for his contributions to Kansas City’s musical heritage, Cooper has performed on Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, and the Kerrville Folk Festival where he was nominated for their Hall of Fame. He has also played a few times at Santa Barbara’s own Trinity Backstage (which returns with a new show tomorrow night; see below), where series co-founder Kate Wallace praised him as “clever, deep, crafty, poetic, melodic, ironic, and hilarious--

in short, the best.” Bruce Goldish – of Parking Lot #9 fame and recent controversy – does a rare indoor local gig opening the show. Goldish, a finger-picking guitarist with broad taste and sensibilities, plays acoustic and sometimes electric styles ranging from Americana, slack key, flamenco and folk, with classical twists and his own brand of guitar body percussion. And we’re likely to hear him sing, too, which never happens in the garage above the Fiesta 5 and Marshalls. WHEN: 7:30 pm WHERE: Cambridge Drive Community Church, 550 Cambridge Drive, Goleta COST: $12 with advance reservation and $15 at the door INFO: 964-0436 or www.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 Botti’s Back – Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Chris Botti – one of America’s biggest-selling instrumental artists in history – returns to the Granada Theatre, where he has played as part of special touring shows, as well as on his own. Botti has recorded and performed with a range of popular artists, from Sting, Lady Gaga, Paul Simon, and Joni Mitchell to Tony Bennett, Josh Groban, Barbra Streisand, and Michael Bublé, plus classical musicians Yo-Yo Ma and many of the finest symphonies at some of the world’s most prestigious venues from Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl to the Sydney Opera House. He’s had four No. 1 Jazz albums and captured a Grammy for Impressions in 2012, cementing a reputation as having found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre. Experience both romance and wizardry in his latest tour when it stops in town tonight. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street COST: $29 - $84 INFO: 899-2222 or www.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 Kimmel on the Corner – The Trinity Backstage coffeehouse concert series cut way back on its presentations a few years ago, trimming from monthly shows to just one per quarter. So when they book somebody, it’s got to be special. Tom Kimmel has been dubbed a songwriter’s songwriter for his gifts as an extraordinary poet

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 Santa Barbara Sea Glass Festival – It was just last year that a couple of lovers of sea glass art created a festival to take note of the uniquely appealing creations. The event started as a little gathering in the tiny coastal town of Carpinteria, where the collectors live and which compares favorably with other small towns that have similar events. But it proved so popular – more than 4,000 visitors and lines around the hamlet’s blocks – that it’s moving to the larger and more centrally located exhibition space at the Earl Warren Showgrounds this weekend, when artists from across the country will display and sell their handmade, ocean-themed sea glass art. More than 40 artists from coastal communities across the country, including Maine, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Washington, and Oregon are represented, though a quarter of them ply their trade in Santa Barbara County, and another quarter elsewhere in California. Delia Bonfilio, an experienced visual communications designer from NYC who lives in Carpinteria, created the Special Edition Design to commemorate the 2016 Festival – “Merissa,” the mermaid mascot. Betsy Gallery, an award-winning mosaic artist and Santa Barbara native – whose public murals can be viewed at the Outreach Center for the Teaching of Ocean Science (OCTOS) at UCSB and at the Watershed Resource Center at Arroyo Burro Beach – created a custom-made piece of art, a California Two-Spot Octopus, using sea glass and reuse materials provided by Art From Scrap – an Explore Ecology program, which benefits from the festival’s raffle of the mosaic. Live music (The Harbor Ramblers, The Ronelles, Linda Nonstadt and the Stone Phoneys tribute band, and Hot Combo), contests, sea-glass themed lectures and several other raffles are all part of the festival in its expanded format. Join us! WHEN: 10 am to 5 pm today & tomorrow WHERE: Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 N. Calle Real COST: $5 per day, or $9 for weekend pass ($15 early bird admission provides access at 9 am on Saturday) INFO:



with a unique way of observing and commenting on life and all its puzzles. Shawn Colvin, Aaron Neville, Rod Stewart, and Linda Ronstadt are among the pop stars who have recorded his compositions, but Kimmel is more than competent singing his own material, who infuses his heartfelt inspiring lyrics with a compelling voice. “Nobody sings better, writes better, laughs more, and generally entertains more thoroughly,” series co-founder Kate Wallace praised. Pull up a chair and listen. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State Street COST: $10 INFO: 962-1970 or www.trinitybackstage. com Ray’s Way – As has been the case with so many pop and rock artists, Grammy-winning roots-based singersongwriter Ray LaMontagne has found a happy home at the Santa Barbara Bowl. He’s made stops at the venue following the release of the last two of his five previous studio albums, God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise and Supernova – the latter earning him the Grammy for Best Folk Album (and a nomination in the coveted Song of The Year category for “Beg Steal or Borrow”). Now he’s back in support of album No. 6, Ouroboros, an ancient symbol meant to conjure the process of self-reflexivity or a cycle, especially in the sense of something constantly re-creating itself. The album – which was produced by and featuring My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James – made it to No. 13 on Billboard’s album chart earlier this year. WHEN: 7 pm WHERE: 1122 North Milpas St. COST: $44.50-$74.50 INFO: 9627411 or

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Elementary, My Dear – Fiddler, singer-songwriter, and multiinstrumentalist Sara Watkins – who first started making music in the eventually platinum-selling, Grammy Award-winning acoustic band Nickel Creek, which she first formed with her brother Sean Watkins and Chris Thile when she was just eight years old – has spent most of her career as part of groups or collaborative projects. Post-Creek, she’s teamed frequently with Sean for the Watkins Family Hour regular gigs in L.A. She guests on lots of other artists’ records. And just last year, she toured extensively with Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan (of Crooked Still fame) in an all-women trio of indie singer-songwriters. But now she’s back with a solo disc – her third, but first in four years, and the first that goes beyond mostly serving as a showcase for her creative interpretations and arrangements. Young In All The Wrong Ways is her most powerful, personal, and revealing album – she wrote or cowrote each of the 10 songs – and calls the new collection “a breakup album with myself…”. Reviewers have also noted her emerging voice. “She speaks a language of cutting clarity,.. disrupting comfortable certainty and fleshing out an adult, feminine vantage point — one that chooses which attachments to cultivate,” said NPR. Watkins played SOhO a few times in the past. Now she steps up to command the stage at the Lobero – where she has performed as part of Watkins Family Hour and with Nickel Creek in the early years of Sings Like Hell – for the first time as a solo artist, once again under aegis of SLH. But 8 – 15 September 2016

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 ABCs of Opera – What does it take to produce an opera? Steven Sharpe, 10-year veteran general director of Opera Santa Barbara, tackles the question through a multimedia presentation that illustrates the step-by-step process of creating a polished performance in a talk that inaugurates Antioch in Conversation for the new academic year. Sharpe will detail the multitude of elements – singing, orchestra, dance, sets, costumes, chorus – that coalesce into the final presentation on stage of an opera, the most elaborate of all the classical art forms. Sharpe will share footage of past productions and plans for the upcoming OSB season that features Bizet’s Carmen, Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, and Puccini’s La Rondine. WHEN: 4 to 5:30 pm WHERE: Antioch University Santa Barbara, 602 Anacapa Street COST: free INFO: 962-8179 or

be warned: she’s fronting a full-size band with electric guitars and drums. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: 33 East Canon Perdido St. COST: $39 INFO: 963-0761 or Swapped – Santa Barbara Theatre Initiative for Young Adults (TIYA) presents its first annual production of Swapped, a “gender miscast” musical review featuring songs from popular musicals. The talented students of the program – which in just its first year as a new theater company put on two shows earlier in 2016, Spring Awakening and Medea – perform in the show, creating a cabaret atmosphere to deliver the songs and the message about equality. Enjoy free drinks (mocktails) and light appetizers during the show – VIP tickets include a reserved spot at a front-row table and additional perks – and be sure to come early or drop by to bid silent-auction items featuring goods from local artisans and businesses. All proceeds will go toward helping SB TIYA further their goal of bringing more youth theater to the Santa Barbara community. WHEN: 8 pm today & tomorrow WHERE: Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo, upstairs in the mall COST: $25 general, $20 students, $35 VIP INFO: 963-0408 or www.




Our Odyssey – The Odyssey Project partners teens from juvenile detention facility Los Prietos Boys Camp with UCSB students through a theatrical collaboration. Supported by a network of university and community teaching artists including a mask maker, hip-hop music artists, mime/ movement specialist, and fight and dance choreographers, the students rewrite The Odyssey of Homer using their own life stories. Everyone in the cast becomes a hero or heroine on their own path to empowerment, their personal Ithaca. The project is designed to honor youth in identifying their heroic life mission and map a course of action, using theater arts as a strategy for inspiring life-affirming choices. This year’s project examines “To Have a Voice is to Have a Choice,” a timely theme given current community confrontations around the country. Michael Morgan directs today’s matinee performance at Center Stage Theater downtown. For more information, visit www. odyssey/ and WHEN: 2 pm WHERE: Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo, upstairs in the mall COST: $20, general admission INFO: 963-0408 or www. •MJ 






MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 Metheny Scores – As in 20. That’s how many Grammy Awards that have been earned by the incredibly creative and accomplished guitarist Pat Metheny, who most recently added being inducted into the Downbeat Hall of Fame as its youngest member and only the fourth guitarist to his list of plaudits. Metheny returns to the Lobero, kicking off Jazz at the Lobero’s fall season, this time joined by his longtime drummer Antonio Sanchez, Malaysian/Australian bassist Linda Oh, and British pianist Gwilym Simcock, who will help the astonishing ax-man deliver an array of music drawn from throughout his career. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: 33 East Canon Perdido St. COST: $59 & $69 ($105 patron tickets include priority seating and pre-concert private reception). Series tickets available INFO: 963-0761 or (photo by John Peden)

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pm on Thursday, September 8. Participants will examine unconscious beliefs and patterns that may be in the way of fully connecting with others. With skillful help from facilitators Roberto Rodriguez and Ronit Corry, the session is meant to be alive, personal, and effective on a real-life level. The workshop goal is to help you become more open, fulfilled, and happy in your relationships, leading you to a richer, more joyful life. Santa Barbara-based Corry is an experienced Alexander Technique teacher, a life coach specializing in relationships (since 2001), and a facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie, while Rodriguez, from Eugene, Oregon, is a formally trained educator who has a passion for experiential learning processes. Come alone, with a friend or partner, or in a group. All are welcome. Admission is $20 at the door. Get more details online at, or visit www.

21-23 in Joshua Tree. The mini workshop allows you to experience emotional openness and heartfelt connections to find more possibilities for what love can be in your life. In a safe, supportive, relaxed and casual environment, you’ll discover the ingredients for happy, healthy, loving, and intimate relationships as a HAI presenter leads a gentle series of exercises designed to open your heart and allow you to be more connected with others. At the end of the event, you will be invited to register at a discount for your first HAI workshop. As with any true invitation, you can accept or decline the invitation with no pressure. For more details, or to register and find out directions to the workshop, call Niki at (408) 805-5440 or email Check out all of HAI’s offerings in greater detail at

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Libraries are generally pretty quiet places. So, it makes sense that the Goleta Library and the Art of Living Foundation are partnering to offer weekly “Happiness and Meditation Hours” each Monday afternoon beginning September 12. Led by Manas Lele, The Happiness Hour will offer numerous tools to facilitate the elimination of stress and foster deep and profound inner peace, happiness, and well-being. The interactive and experiential stress-busting session offers participants the opportunity to expe-

Speaking of intimacy, relationship, and connection, the next HAI free introductory workshop takes place this Saturday evening in Santa Barbara. The three-hour gathering is meant to provide participants with the opportunity to experience the work and philosophies of The Human Awareness Institute (HAI) before committing to the full journey of the “Love is a Miracle” (Level 1) weekend workshop; the next offering is October

rience energizing, breathing technique and relaxing meditation, producing alertness and relaxation at the same time. No experience in breathing exercises or meditation is required. The free, one-hour sessions take place from 4 to 5 pm in the Multipurpose Room of the Goleta Library, located at 500 N. Fairview Ave. Call 964-7878 or visit

SpiritSings Resumes After taking a month off for vacation – and a memorable Beatles Singalong night – SpiritSings returns to Arden Light House next Thursday, September 15. Noell Grace leads the blissful two hours of call-and-response singing to original heart-opening and/or devotional songs by Grace and others – soulful, rockin’ chants and mantras in English, Sanskrit,

Aramaic, and Pauite – joined by bassist/vocalist Eje Lynn-Jacobs, spiritual counselor and music director at Center of the Heart, and Alan Roth on percussion. Sudama Mark Kennedy and Wayne Marshall are the special guest singers for this month’s night meant to generate joy through group singing open to all. The session takes place from 7 to 9 pm, with a break in the middle for cookies (provided). Arden Light House is at 318 Arden Road. A $10 love offering is collected at the door. Sign up in advance and find more information online at SpiritSings’s more formal Meetup location under Santa Barbara Inspirational Singalong Meetup ( or Facebook page SBSpiritSings. 


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