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Polo Club patron Ben Soleimani gets a leg up for November 27 wedding, p. 6
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, P.8 • ASHLEIGH BRILLIANT & MOVIE GUIDE, P.22 • OPEN HOUSES, P.45
Mimi deGruy, widow of deceased underwater and nature cinematographer Mike deGruy, killed in a fiery helicopter crash while readying James Cameron’s 36,000-foot descent to the bottom of the ocean, launches Kickstarter effort to put final touches on documentary of deGruy’s extraordinary life (story begins on page 5)
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Antoinette and Whisky & Leather celebrate anniversaries, Montecito Cafe and ivivva close, Perfect Fit to relocate, and three projects along the road progress (sort of), p.12
Ever-evolving, non-formulaic musician Neko Case tunes up for UCSB concert, p.29
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INSIDE THIS ISSUE 5 Coming & Going James Buckley chronicles Mimi Armstrong deGruy’s recollection of her husband Mike’s death in a 2012 helicopter crash Down Under; and a recap of the Peter “Ace” Angeloff Golf Tournament 6 Montecito Miscellany Polo patron Ben Soleimani; Biltmore’s chef; Craig McCaw’s cars; Christopher Lloyd returns; Ellen looks back; Empty Mansions; Warsaw Philharmonic; Calm at Heart lunch; Coast2Coast anniversary; Kellam de Forest; Lighting up the Season; Vocalosity; Empty Bowls; SB Master Chorale; and Gwen Ifill, RIP 8 Letters to the Editor Nina Terzian grateful; Larry Bond pays heed; Edo McGowan on Australia; Don Miller’s goodbye to Joe Pauley; Thomas Bryan’s facts; Ray Link on voting; Cotty Chubb’s advice; Gregory Gandrud on votes; Dale Lowdermilk’s suggestion; Ernest Salomon by the numbers; Tammy Murphy on bonds; Jennifer Buur’s photo op; Ben Burned rains; Charles Newman’s gratitude; Sanderson Smith and the Thorns on Donald Trump 10 This Week Knit and crochet; community workshop; Alix Soubiran exhibit; Holiday Marketplace; Spanish group; author Lisa Kotin; Kirtan at library; Bazaar Day; floral show; SB Republican Club; Mindfulness Meditation; MBAR meets; photographer Sharon Green; Summerland yoga; smashing pumpkins; Thanksgiving roundup; library closing; Holiday Faire; art exhibit; art classes; Cava entertainment; brain fitness; Story Time; Pilates; Italian conversation; and farmers market Tide Guide Handy chart to assist readers in determining when to take that walk or run on the beach 12 Village Beat Coast Village Road update; MUS District refinancing; and Birnam Wood Golf tourney raises $250K for Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation
14 Seen Around Town Lynda Millner has a Military Ball, the 20th annual tribute; Women in Leadership with Girls Inc.; and glass sculpture Wings of Honor 20 Spirituality Matters Steven Libowitz puts his mind to Conscious Networking Events and Rinaldo Brutoco; DiviniTree; Authentic Relation community; Melodious Kirtan & Vegan Fare; Pilgrimage to Paradise and recovery retreat; Cuddle Connection; and Tribal Trust barbecue 22 Brilliant Thoughts Hard time: Ashleigh Brilliant recalls his three visits to jail – one as a teen in France and years later in Los Angeles, followed by his “hospitable” stay in a Utah cell Movie Guide 29 On Entertainment Steven Libowitz chats with songwriter Neko Case before her concert at UCSB; Peggie Jones and Bill Carter; quick questions with Ping Chong; Shakespeare lives on; Nir Kabaretti; and SB Music Club 34 Your Westmont Shakespeare’s Complete Walk arrives on campus November19; and No. 10 women’s soccer hosts a national tournament game 38 Legal Advertising 42 Calendar of Events TravelStore’s party; SOhO hosts Tyrone Wells; Olivia Newton-John; Canned Heat returns; Jack Jones tunes up; Camerata Pacifica is Bach; Ted Mills podcast; “Chair” exhibition; Larry Fuller at SOhO; Brian Skerry in focus; and Lobero hosts musical pair 45 Open House Directory 46 Classified Advertising Our very own “Craigslist” of classified ads, in which sellers offer everything from summer rentals to estate sales 47 Local Business Directory Smart business owners place business cards here so readers know where to look when they need what those businesses offer
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& Going by James Buckley
Mimi deGruy, in her Montecito living room, with one of only three precious former 12-ounce Styrofoam cups reduced in size by descending 8,000 feet below the surface of the ocean in the mini-sub Alvin, mid-Pacific ridge off the Galapagos Islands
ary Armstrong (Mimi) deGruy’s late husband, Mike deGruy, was not only a three-time Emmy-award-winner, but he was also recipient of an armload of other awards (4 BAFTAs, 4 Cine Golden Eagles, et cetera) for his underwater and nature cinematography. Mike died in a helicopter accident in Australia on February 3, 2012, and the day Mimi learned of her husband’s death remains as vivid today as yesterday’s sunset. Mike was in Australia preparing the groundwork for director Jim Cameron’s (director of Terminator and Titanic) descent to the bottom of the Marianas Trench, some 36,000+ feet down, when the accident occurred. There had been only one successful manned descent to this depth ever, and that was, curiously enough, when Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard reached the bottom in the U.S. Navy-owned bathyscaphe Trieste in January 1960! A month and a half after Mike deGruy’s death, Cameron touched down in the mini-submersible Deepsea Challenger on March 26, 2012. Mimi says her heart begins to pound erratically whenever she recalls the events of that day. “It happened during the Santa Barbara Film Festival,” she recounts as we sit in the living room of her Montecito home on a warm Sunday afternoon. Before learning of Mike’s death, she had a premonition. “I was driving on 101 and had this moment of total panic,” she recalls. “I thought, ‘What is this?’ Then calm returned and I told myself that ‘Everything would be okay.’ “I drove up my driveway, the dogs were there, the lights were on, and I thought, ‘I’ll be fine.’ Max [their son] wasn’t home,” Mimi continues, “and [daughter] Frances was staying at a friend’s house.” Max and Frances are the deGruys’ two children; Max is now 23 and a development coordinator for the Santa Barbara Film Festival; Frances, 19, is a student at Tulane in Louisiana, not far from where her 17 – 24 November 2016
father was born. A half-hour later, the phone rang and it was the Australian producer saying there had been an accident. She thought, Mike had been hurt diving. She imagined he’d been “bent” and started figuring out how quickly she could get to Australia. But then, she was told that the helicopter had crashed, caught fire, and that there had been no survivors. The person on the other end of the line told her to write down everything she was being told, that if she didn’t, she wouldn’t believe that it happened. “I wrote it down on a piece of paper,” she says, “and then I went outside and kinda lost it. I wandered in circles, thinking ‘Did this really happen?’ I couldn’t remember where my daughter was. I wandered in the dream time...” She was in shock. She says she couldn’t even go into the Santa Barbara office she shared with Mike. “I’d hand things across the French door and tell them I was sorry but that I just couldn’t go in there. It was like a phobia.” Three months went by before she got up the courage to go back in. When she did, she began to watch all the footage they’d both taken over the years. The two had been working on three or four projects at the time. “It was comforting on one level,” she says, “and on another level it was excruciating,” because it made her realize how much had been lost with his death, and the great things they had planned to do together would never be. “The here and now is all that matters,” she says, somewhat ruefully. “One thing Mike did do before he left for Australia,” Mimi adds, “was to put his favorite sequences together on a timeline. That left me with all his favorite work, pulled by him. Also, it gave him a chance to look at the trajectory of his own life, and he felt good about it. There were times he wasn’t
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Message from Montecito’s Citizen of the Year “The air is filled with milkweed seeds, floating toward a place to grow; caterpillars are busy filling their bellies, sensing flight as their destiny, and all the while, the jeweled wings beat in rhythm with our hearts to celebrate the accomplishments of our place in the sun.” want to express my personal appreciation for each and every contributor on Montecito Beautification Day, from the generosity of the Rosewood Miramar Beach Resort, to the Monarchs, Viceroys, Pollinators, Mariposas, and all the way to the school children who offered their original poster art. From the splendid breakfast offered by The Biltmore to the firemen who made us their famous firehouse chili and scrumptious cupcakes from Samantha at Occhiali, to all the volunteer workers who pasted it all together, there is little doubt that this community cares about each inhabitant. The Montecito Association, the Montecito Beautification Committee, and the Montecito Journal are exemplary examples of providing the hands and hearts necessary to meld a com-
munity. An especial and heartfelt “thank you” goes to the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors for the proclamation. The essence of Montecito actually transcends the word community, for we are passing along the life celebration to our children, instilling them with the responsibility of caring for our planet, preserving the beauty as equally important to every other facet to life. Each participant, each smile, each joyful moment demonstrates that we have gone far beyond most, for we are building an actual family of caring and dedicated people, young and old who will roll up their sleeves and do what needs be done. I have had a wonderful life, especially escaping the cold winters of Chicago to find my very own paradise in the community of Montecito. It has been a delightful and remarkable journey, and I awaken each morning with a sense of belonging, a feeling of home. Nevertheless, some days shimmer in my mind, bright with the iridescence of pure joy. Such was the day the com-
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Time to Pay Attention
We all know by now the “Clinton Machine”; despite the best efforts put forward by the mainstream media such as CNN (Clinton’s News Network), CBS (Clinton’s Broadcasting System, NBC (Nothing But Clinton), and ABC (All aBout Clinton), took a long, overdue shellacking from a broad coalition of patriotic Americans from all walks of life who elected Donald Trump to be our next president. On the local scene, all the usual left-wing big-government types of candidates held sway. How did they do it, you ask? The way they have kept a hammerlock on this area’s political system for decades. Outgoing Congresswoman Lois Capps feverishly walked the Isla Vista area pushing Salud Carbajal. She’s finally leaving Congress with the dubious distinction of being voted the “nicest” member of the worst Congress in memory. It is clear that if we do not wish to see the demise of the system of government that was bequeathed us by the founders, we have to make a renewed effort to insist that I.V. students vote in the districts they came from. For the students, college has been an environment in which liberal ideas are force-fed to them, so is it any wonder they relate to progressive ideology espoused by politicians? As a consequence of their indoctrinated beliefs, they all share the same baffled sentiment as they are left wondering how this (Clinton’s loss) could ever happen. What students don’t learn in their college safe spaces is that people across the country are struggling economically and have been struggling for years. Outside the protection of university walls and the echo chamber of liberal conversation, Americans have grown weary of the political status quo. Liberal students have begun their social media assessments of the election claiming that Trump supporters were racists, patriarchal, low-income and impoverished white people. But they ignore one important reality: Trump won with more than just that vote; Trump won with the backing of women, minorities, and educated workers across the country and proved that a silent majority exists.
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Students are ignorant of the fact that Rust Belt workers lost their jobs due to Bill Clinton’s trade policies and Hillary Clinton’s support for them. Students need to be reminded that Trump was the only candidate who has promised to get their jobs back. An analysis of exit polls from the BBC found that 42 percent of women voted for Trump, as well as nearly 30 percent of Hispanic voters. Trump spoke to a consistent message that transcended race and gender. By claiming his support was won over only by ignorant racists, liberal advocates ignored the reality that Trump’s goals are relatable to millions of Americans struggling to establish their own American Dream. Election night was the first time liberal students came to the realization that people are angry with the corruption of our political system and want something new. The losers are proudly proclaiming that they are “still with her” and are baffled that the first female presidential candidate could lose; many immediately blamed sexism. The 42 percent of women voting for Trump proved them wrong. Clinton represents the elite more than any average American. As Politico’s Molly Roberts explained earlier in the election season, Clinton has more elements of privilege than she does minority, and in backing “her husband’s incarceration and welfare reform policies,” critics say – and it’s not just that Clinton doesn’t personally embody intersecting identities — it’s that as a politician, she’s been part of the problem. Allegedly funded and egged on by the Clintons, students at universities and radicals across the country have begun protesting America’s decision. These are college students who still reject the reality that Americans have struggled for generations and are no longer content with liberal policy that does not induce change. These are college students who cannot accept that Donald Trump is who the American people want to be president. The people who have been silently looking for leadership are now awake and ready to dramatically alter the face of American politics; you have the option to be a part of the change and mold a new American identity. Despite how unpredictable it might have seemed, this was democracy in action. The myriads of blue-collar workers who make the lifestyle we all enjoy, who the Left calls ignorant and deplorable, the ones whom Thomas Jefferson called “The Salt of the Earth” are pissed off and you would be wise to pay attention. Larry Bond Santa Barbara
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This Week in and around Montecito
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 Community Workshop Alliance for Living and Dying Well invites the community members to come fulfill their Five Wishes and complete their advance healthcare directives. Professional facilitators and trained volunteers will be present at this event to facilitate the process of completing advance health care directives.
(If you have a Montecito event, or an event that concerns Montecito, please e-mail email@example.com or call (805) 565-1860) THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 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 Opening Exhibit Alix Soubiran, founder and creative director of Bespoke Creations, will be presenting her high-end custom dinnerware made in Limoges, France. She will be sharing some of her latest projects in custom china, rugs, and wallpapers. When: 5 pm Where: 1080 Coast Village Road Info: 845-5850 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18 Holiday Marketplace Santa Barbara Botanic Garden hosts an Annual Holiday Marketplace, with more than 35 artisans with oneof-a-kind hand crafted items, along traditional decorations. There are also local food purveyors with edible gifts for the foodies on your list, and photos with Santa in the Garden – perfect for holiday cards. Festive carolers and strolling musicians will be out for holiday ambiance. From fine art to folk art, there will be delightful stocking stuffers, herbal products, locally produced olive oil and honey, scented soaps and candles, and much more. This event would not be complete without the offerings of the Garden Guild crafters and their whimsical pieces created using all-natural materials including their line of native bay leaf wreaths. When: 10 am to 4 pm (the event is from November 18-20)
Where: 1212 Mission Canyon Road Info: www.sbbg.org Spanish Conversation Group at the Montecito Library The Montecito Library announces a new Spanish Conversation Group. The assemblage is for anyone interested in practicing and improving conversational skills in Spanish. Participants should be familiar with the basics. When: 1:30 pm Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 Book Signing at Tecolote Lisa Kotin signs her book, My Confection: Odyssey of a Sugar Addict. When: 5 to 6 pm Where: Tecolote Book Shop, 1470 E. Valley Road Info: 969-4977 Mantra Lounge An evening of Kirtan at Montecito Library When: 7 pm Where: 1469 East Valley Road Cost: $7 Info: 969-5063 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19 Bazaar Day at Rockwood Santa Barbara Woman’s Club holds its annual event, which includes handcrafted items, household, decorative, and entertainment treasures, books, fine and costume jewelry, baked goods, clothing, and shoes for sale. Free admission and parking. When: 9 am to 5 pm Where: 670 Mission Canyon Road Information: 682-4546
When: 4 to 6 pm Where: Hospice of Santa Barbara, 2050 Alameda Padre Serra, Suite 100 Registration: 845-5341 Happiness & Meditation Hour Led by Manas Lele from the Art of Living Foundation, the Happiness Hour will offer numerous tools that facilitate the elimination of stress and foster deep and profound inner peace, happiness, and well being. It is an interactive and experiential stress-buster session where participants will have the opportunity to experience energizing breathing technique and relaxing meditation; experience alertness and relaxation at the same time. No experience in breathing exercises or meditation is required. When: 10 am to 11 am Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Floral Arrangement Show Succulent wreaths, demonstrations, and decorated harvest pumpkins for sale. When: today 10 am to 5 pm, tomorrow 10 am to 3 pm Where: Trinity Lutheran Church, 909 La Cumbre Road Cost: $5 donation at the door Lecture & Luncheon The Santa Barbara Republican Club will hold its next meeting at the La Cumbre Country Club. Dale Francisco, chairman of the County Republican Committee, will speak about the “New American Revolution” as exhibited by the unexpected political strength of outsiders Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. Mr. Francisco served as a respected member of the city council of Santa Barbara for eight years, ending when term limits required that he leave his post. He had been
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elected to his last term with more votes than any candidate in a field of 10. This year, he was appointed as general manager of the Cachuma Conservation Release Board, a public agency that is charged with protecting the Cachuma water rights of all the South Coast water agencies. The public is invited to attend. When: 11:30 am Where: 4015 Via Laguna For reservations or more information: 684-3858 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20 Mindfulness Meditation A half-day retreat with guided meditations from Radhule Weininger, M.D., Ph.D. All levels welcome. When: 2:30 to 6 pm Where: La Casa de Maria, 800 El Bosque Road Cost: donation Info: 969-5031 MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 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: Country Engineering Building, Planning Commission Hearing Room, 123 E. Anapamu TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 Signing at Chaucer’s Photographer Sharon Green will sign her 2017 Ultimate Sailing Calendar. When: 7 pm Where: Chaucer’s Books, 3321 State Street Info: 682-6787 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23 Summerland Evening Yoga A longtime Summerland tradition taught by Bob Andre. Small Hatha 1 yoga class with brief meditation and breathing work.
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When: 5:30 pm Where: Summerland Church, 2400 Lillie Avenue Cost: donation THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24 Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Smash Animal lovers are encouraged to get the kids out of the house this Thanksgiving and come to the zoo for a smashin’ good time! Watch as the elephants, gorillas, and other animals play and interact with pumpkins. Free with zoo admission. The zoo closes early today at 3:30 pm. When: 10 am to 3:30 pm Where: 500 Ninos Drive Info: www.sbzoo.org Thanksgiving Several restaurants in Montecito are serving up traditional turkey dinners with all the fixins; call for details and reservations. Trattoria Mollie, 1250 Coast Village Road, 565-9381 Bella Vista at the Biltmore, 1260 Channel Drive, 969-2261 Montecito Wine Bistro, 516 San Ysidro Road, 969-7520 Plow & Angel, 900 San Ysidro Lane, 565-1724 Stonehouse Restaurant, 900 San Ysidro Lane, 565-1724 Stella Mare’s, 50 Los Patos Way, 969-6705 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 Library Closed All libraries in the Santa Barbara Public Library system are closed on Thanksgiving Day and Friday after the holiday. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26 Annual Holiday Faire An exceptional variety of fine handicrafts from 85 artisans is showcased at the Carpinteria Museum’s 36h Annual Holiday Faire. Everything from paintings, photography, ceramics, and fine jewelry to stained glass, woodworking, fabric art, dish gardens, natural bath soaps, Christmas décor, children’s gifts and so much more can be found for a unique hand-crafted, gift-shopping opportunity. Visitors will also enjoy hot foods, home baked goodies, live folk music, face painting, and photos with Santa Claus! Admission is free. When: 10 am to 3 pm Where: 956 Maple Avenue in Carpinteria ONGOING Art Exhibit The Gallery Montecito’s current exhibit 17 – 24 November 2016
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Coast Village Road Roundup
ver the past several weeks, we’ve seen some changes on Coast Village Road, as well as a few notable anniversaries, an upcoming relocation, and progress on multiple development projects. Traffic has been impacted on the northern portion of the road (at Olive Mill), as grading continues on the mixed-use project at 1298 Coast Village Road. Construction equipment was being staged on the street for several weeks after the former gas station was demolished, but last week that equipment was moved, leaving only temporary k-rail and construction cones around the area. This week, the k-rail was removed and more equipment was brought in, including a cement truck, and according to crews, drivers on Coast Village Road can expect delays for the next several months. The project, which is expected to be finished in early 2018, includes a three-story building with 5,000 sq ft of ground-floor retail space and six residential condominiums on the second and third floors. It will also house a subterranean garage with 22 commercial spaces and 16 spaces for the residential units. Across the street at Montecito Inn, Montecito Café closed on October 15 after 30 years in business. Owners Mark and Margaret Huston, who also own Jane on State Street, opened a second Jane location in April, in Goleta’s Camino Real Marketplace. Originally, the owners of the inn planned to open their own restaurant in the 2,500-sq-ft space but decided against that and quickly put the space up for lease earlier this year. According to Ted Hoagland of Hayes Commercial, a lease has been signed on the space, but no details about the future tenant have been released. It is also unclear whether the adjacent bar space across the driveway is part of the new lease. In Olive Mill Plaza (1235 CVR), ivivva closed its doors shortly before Halloween, less than a year after opening. The clothing store, owned by lululemon, was geared toward kids and teens. It had limited days and hours of operation during the 11 months it was located in Montecito. At 1225 Coast Village, The Perfect Fit is getting ready to relocate. Formerly owned by Carmela Camardella for many years, the shop is now owned by Patricia Moo. The tailor shop is moving to 1233 Coast Village Circle (still part of Olive Mill Plaza, set off
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Whiskey & Leather owners Zee Chew and Ariel Hujar celebrated one year in business on November 3
the main drag), next to Skin Prophecy. The move is expected to take place in early December. At 1213 Coast Village, The Nurture Cottage is expected to open in the coming weeks in the former home of Gaspar Jewelers. Owned by Kathy McCarthy, the store will carry designer lines of baby and kids clothing and accessories, as well as home goods. Ghost Village Road attendees got a sneak preview of the store on Halloween, when the windows were uncovered and the door was open for trick-or-treaters. No word yet on a firm opening date. At 1187 Coast Village, work continues on revamping Coast Village Plaza, with the installation of a new roof, a new parking lot, decking, painting, exterior patios, lighting, signage, doors, landscaping, elevator, and repair and replacement of supports. Lease talks continue, according to Hoagland, as the owners are still looking at filling the space next to the Tennis Shop, where Dani Boy was located until October. A new tenant, Tartaglia Fine Art, was slated to move into the space, but for unknown reasons, the art gallery, which is currently located in Ojai, will not be opening on Coast Village. The owners of the building are also looking to fill three other, larger spaces, which are being marketed as ideal restaurant or eatery locations, as they each have exclu-
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lucky because while some of his friends died, he only fainted from hunger. He also never forgot the Americans who rescued them at war’s end. Pierre established the Military Ball in 1996 (more than 700 attended this year) to pay tribute to the U.S. Armed Forces past and present so they would never be forgotten. He also estab-
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Recipient of three Purple Hearts Jon Williams with Sally Cook and husband Michael, who has one Purple Heart
Winner of the first annual Generations of Service Award Brooks Firestone with the keynote speaker, retired U.S. Army captain Florent Groberg and Medal of Honor recipient
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lished the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation (PCVF). Among the many programs the foundation carries out in the community are the Veterans Day Ceremony at the Santa Barbara Cemetery, the Veterans Parade and Veterans Concert. They collaborate with the Channel City Club for living history symposium luncheons. High school students are included, adding to their knowledge of history before they were born. The list goes on. The Fess Parker was the location for
Bagpiper Bill Boetticher at the Military Ball
the 2016 ball with a line of American flags decorating the outside entrance, along with a most impressive Huey helicopter. They first saw service in combat operations during the Vietnam War (1965-1975). Nearly 7,000 of these choppers were deployed to the war zone, including this one, which was built in the late ‘60s and still carries two patched bullet holes on its underside. After a cocktail hour, glamorous guests, especially the men in their uniforms laden with medals, adjourned to the packed ballroom to the sounds of the Art Deco Orchestra and dinner. This year was the first annual Generations of Service Award, which was presented to the Firestone family. They were chosen because they have three generations who have served that includes
Brooks, his son Adam, and his grandson Nicholas. Brooks joined the Army in 1956 as a medic and received an honorable discharge in 1958. In 2004, he was appointed to serve as civilian aide to the secretary of the Army with a protocol rank of lieutenant general. He retired from the position in 2006 to run for Santa Barbara County supervisor. Adam was a marine from l984 to 1991. He was involved in Operation Desert Storm and in the invasion into Kuwait. Nick was a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps after graduating from the Naval Academy in 2011. He served in Thailand, Mongolia, and Afghanistan. The keynote speaker was Medal of Honor recipient, retired U.S. Army
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Three years ago, he founded the RH polo team three years after becoming a partner with Restoration Hardware to create the Ben Soleimani Collection of rugs and carpets for the tony chain, which has a branch on State Street. As patron, his team won the America’s Cup in 2013 and the Argentine Gold Cup the following year. Among those jetting the 6,123 miles for the lavish ceremony are Summerland hotel magnate Pat and Ursula Nesbitt, investor Robert and Robin Fell, accompanied by their two sons, Alexander and Harrison, developer Justin Klentner, patron of the Klentner Ranch team, and his British interior designer wife, Amanda Masters, and mega developer Geoff Palmer, patron of the Antelope team, and his wife Anne. It should be quite a leg-endary occasion. Wouldn’t Genoa It
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Another Italian culinary wizard has taken charge of the kitchens at the Biltmore. Marco Fossati, who hails from Genoa, is taking over the sprawling facility that serves the Bella Vista, Tydes at the Coral Casino, and the Ty Lounge, replacing Alessandro Cartumini who, after six years in our Eden by the Beach, has become food and beverage director at the Hualalai, another Four Seasons resort on the Kona-Kohala coast of Hawaii. Marco started with the oh-so-tony hotel chain in Milan 18 years ago and worked at the Hotel Royal Monceau in Paris before becoming chef de cuisine at Flavio Briatore in Porto Cervo, Sardinia – a resort founded by the Aga Khan – and the D.O.C. restaurant in Hamburg, Germany. More recently, he held a similar position at the Four Seasons in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, and the Four Seasons Silicon Valley in Palo Alto,
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Montecito’s Craig McCaw, who made his billions with cellular telephones and four years ago bought the world’s most expensive automobile, a $35-million, apple-green 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, which belonged to British racing driver Stirling Moss, is about to be left in the dust. Another 1962 blue model, the second to roll off the production line from the Italian manufacturer, which raced at Le Mans and Sebring, is on the market for an astonishing $55 million. Despite being more than 50 years old, the car, one of only 36 made, goes from O to 60 mph in fewer than six seconds and has a top speed of more than 170 mph. The pricey vehicle is being sold by John Collins, who runs U.K.-based Ferrari specialist Talacrest, who has set the unprecedented open-market asking price. It will be the ninth Ferrari 250 GTO he has sold. “It is the Holy Grail of classic cars,” he says. “People are looking at investing in assets, and this is a lot better than a painting on the wall.” In 1969, it was sold for $5,400 and then again, later that year, for $11,000. The car changed hands in 1975 when it was bought for $13,000 and restored, selling in 1978 for $125,000. With a $55-million asking price, the auto is 245 times more expensive than a brand-new Ferrari 488. The GTO has become the ultimate status symbol in the exotic car world, with owners including Polo fashion tsar Ralph Lauren, Pink Floyd drummer Mike Mason, and Walmart heir Rob Walton. Back and Forth The Big Bang Theory will meet Back to the Future in an upcoming episode of the science centric show’s 10th season. Montecito actor Christopher Lloyd will be a guest star in a mystery role on the December 1 episode, I’m told. The 78-year-old thespian is bestknown for playing the eccentric time traveling inventor, Dr. Emmett Brown, in the Robert Zemeckis trilogy with 17 – 24 November 2016
Michael J. Fox. The three-time Emmy winner is also linked to the cerebral CBS sitcom through director James Burrows, who helmed episodes of Christopher’s 1980s sitcom, Taxi. Meanwhile, the actor – soon to be in Syfy’s 12 Monkeys – was recently in Vancouver, Canada, at a fan expo. Time Out Life wasn’t easy for Montecito comedienne Ellen DeGeneres following her 1997 Time magazine cover story in which she came out of the closet. “I was the punch line of lots of jokes,” the 58-year-old TV talk-show host and former Oscars emcee admits in the annual Out 100 issue. “I laughed at some, but I realized there’s somebody on the other side of them. It’s cruel. I’ve never liked mean comedy, but that became even more important to me after I was the brunt of it.” The 28-time Emmy winner eventually went on to land her own daytime talker, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which is taped on the Warner Bros lot in Burbank, which boosted her selfesteem. It is now in its 14th season “Before this, I had a lot of insecurity,” the Finding Dory star confesses. “I didn’t know if I was going to work again... I slowly gained the confidence
to be authentic.” Ellen, who tied the knot with actress Portia de Rossi in 2008 – adds: “And what I’ve learned about other people is that they strive to be authentic, too. So whether they fully support me, love my lifestyle, or love that I am married to a woman, I think they like that authenticity, and they’re drawn to it.” The former T.G.I. Friday’s waitress absolutely considers herself a shining example of the anti-bullying slogan: “It gets better.” “Time is a strange thing. I was at rock bottom and out of money, with no work in sight, but one step at a time, it gets better. It gets much better than better.” Brava. Not So Empty Author and TV newsman Bill Dedman, who wrote the New York Times bestseller Empty Mansions on Santa Barbara heiress Huguette Clark, tells me the book is available again for film. Two years ago, the fascinating tale of the eccentric recluse, who died in 2011 at the age of 104, was optioned by director-writer Ryan Murphy. “But he didn’t make the film and didn’t renew the option,” the Pulitzer
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Spirituality Matters by Steven Libowitz “Spirituality Matters” highlights two or three Santa Barbara area spiritual gatherings. Unusual themes and events with that something extra, especially newer ones looking for a boost in attendance, receive special attention. For consideration for inclusion in this column, email email@example.com.
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he Santa Barbara Conscious Networking Events have been growing exponentially since its founding by then 20-year-old Forrest Leichtberg earlier this year to create a networking platform for spiritual and other consciousness-raising businesses and leaders and additional like-minded people. The group topped more than 200 participants at the last meeting in September. Organizers are expecting even more at the next gathering, this Friday at 6:30 pm back at Unity of Santa Barbara, when the featured speaker will be Rinaldo Brutoco, the founding president of the Santa Barbarabased World Business Academy and former president of the Chopra Foundation, who will speak on “Applied Metaphysics: Practical Tools for Creating Abundance”. A highly regarded keynote speaker and guest lecturer at business schools such as Stanford, Columbia, and Northwestern, Brutoco brings important insights to the critical questions of
how we can design a better future for humanity, and the role of business in contemporary moral, environmental, and social issues. The thrust of his talk will focus on how we have an opportunity as a species to become aware of our oneness with all life, and to operate in our daily lives from that awareness for the greater benefit of all life by making choices each day that benefit the greater good, including tools to manifest that vision. Inspirational music will be provided by Emiliano Campobello, who plays native American and other flutes, and Leichtberg will also speak. Friday night’s event might also serve as a gathering place for group commiseration and re-focus in light of the presidential election. “There is a tremendous amount of grief and sadness – almost everybody I talked to is feeling it,” Leichtberg said. “But when you respond with anger and lashing out and violent communication, that’s the kind of vibration that collectively produces a result like Trump’s elec-
tion. Our job is to have the awareness and wisdom to respond to the situation with hope, to still act from love in our relationships and be respectful. Those vibrations will create the kind of world we want.” The SB Consciousness Network can help serve as a catalyst, he said. “It provides inspiration and encourages the community of change agents to connect in positive, supportive ways, and to get to work for what you want to have happen in the world.” Unity is located at 227 East Arrellaga Street. Admission is $20 at the door. More info and reservations online at www.SBConsciousnessNetwork. com, www.facebook.com/ events/1797299333846875/ and www. ccsb.eventbrite.com.
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DiviniTree hosts its first public Cacao & Tea Ceremony with Carlen, Ben, Richard, and friends at its downtown Santa Barbara studio on Thursday, November 17. The ceremony, which is meant to connect to the heart, features the experience of tasting high-grade chocolate (and/or heart opening tea for those who don’t want the caffeine or simply prefer tea), local Native American songs led by Richard, dance, drum, and the oppor-
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“Authentic Relating: The Power of Context” is the theme for the first meeting of the monthly Authentic Relating community since Santa Barbara’s Tamra Rutherford and Simon d’Arcy hosted Kendra and Decker Cunov, the founders of the practice, for a powerfully transformative weekend last month. On Friday, November 18, Rutherford and D’Arcy – now fully certified following a yearlong immersion program – participants will explore the concept that quality relating is not about the topic or the content of the conversation, but largely about the context. Those who long for deeper ways of relating, or feel stuck in habitual patterns, or perhaps even dread some conversations because of fears that it might go too long, devolve into other topics, or otherwise be difficult or challenging will discover a relational power tool to alter their approach through the workshop’s fun and highly interactive
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Ode to A Night in Jail
ave you ever wanted to spend a night in jail, just for the experience? Only the young can really connect with kooky ideas like this. When I was young and even kookier than I still am, I did actually spend a night in jail – in fact three different nights in three different jails – and always, I’m glad to say, voluntarily. The first occasion was on my first visit to Paris, in 1950. I was 16, hitch-hiking around France with a friend, and, having arrived late in town, with nowhere to stay, we asked, and were permitted, to be accommodated in a police station. It was not a comfortable experience. We were given a large, hard table-top for a bed. The bright lights stayed on. But worst of all, at a certain godless hour, the place was filled with a gaggle of shrill gaudy women, prostitutes, who were apparently regularly rounded up at that time of night. It was hardly a happy introduction to Gay Paree. My second incarceration was in Los Angeles. It was 1958. I was in my early 20s, still a relatively new immigrant from England, and fascinated by the “car culture” of Southern California. Having recently become motorized, I was driving alone along Hollywood Boulevard in my ’51 Nash Statesman, when stopped by a policeman. I learned I had broken a law of which, at that time, I was hardly even aware: I had driven over an occupied pedestrian crossing, even though the car beside me had stopped (thus preventing me from seeing that the crossing was occupied.) I was given a ticket, and required to appear in court, where the judge imposed a penalty of “ten dollars or two days.” Here was my opportunity for a new experience. So, I chose the two days, and was hauled off in a “black Maria” to what was then Lincoln Heights Jail. After a lengthy booking procedure which included fingerprinting and handing over personal property, I was locked up in a large holding-cell, with a crowd of other men, mostly jailed for intoxication. They all seemed familiar with the prison rigmarole. But what I hadn’t realized was that we were all due for release the next day. Apparently, by legal custom, any part of a jail-day is considered a whole day. So, instead of being held for a full 48 hours, as soon as it was after midnight, I had technically served my time. And, after going through all the
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intake process in reverse, I soon found myself again at large on the streets of Los Angeles, at a ridiculously early hour. But I had my “new experience,” and I can assure you that it did etch permanently on my mind the need, as a driver, always to be careful when approaching pedestrian crossings. The third such night to remember came six years later, in 1959. It was a much more pleasant one, and, because of it, the town of Vernal, Utah, (though this was my only visit) will always have a warm place in my heart. To me and the girl with whom I was hitch-hiking across the country, on our way to Europe, the Vernal lockup was remarkably hospitable. They gave us a fairly comfortable cell and a more
They gave us a fairly comfortable cell than decent breakfast. We were the only guests at the time, and the men on duty seemed almost sorry when we had to resume our journey. But I feel I owe it to the great poet, to whose greatest work I paid satirical tribute in my title, to give him some credit and attention here. Most of us know that John Keats, the author of “Ode to a Nightingale”, died very young, at 25. But there is some confusion as to the cause. He was undoubtedly tubercular and had gone to Italy (where he spent his last days in Rome) in hopes of benefiting from a milder climate. But it was also believed, then and since, that his death had been hastened by unfriendly criticism of his work, particularly one scathing review in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine. This belief prompted his contemporary (and somewhat jealous rival) Lord Byron to pen the following snide comment: is strange the mind, that very fiery T particle, Should let itself be snuffed out by an Article. I can only hope that what I write in this or any other article will not be blamed for snuffing out any minds – but, ideally, have quite an opposite effect. •MJ 17 – 24 November 2016
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Lessons from Down Under
Recently, Laura Sanchez, editor of Water Efficiency, noted “Australia’s ‘millennium’ drought lasted 15 years, from 1997 to 2012.” She further notes that Melbourne was only 500 days away from running out of water and that Australia’s water agencies were able to reduce domestic consumption from 65 gallons per person per day in 2000-01, to 39 gallons in 2010-11. While this may be attainable for the Aussies, it is doubtful anything near this kind of reduction would be attainable here, unless there is a drastic shift toward a xerophytic adaptation. The Huntington Gardens has examples and available expertise to assist in such a transition. Although such a transition is technically feasible, an overlying question remains: is the community, known collectively as Montecito, capable of that mental leap? Dr. Edo McGowan Montecito
I wanted to thank you so much for the nice retirement letter written for Joe Pauley, after working for UPS for 35 years. I’ve lived here in Montecito for close to 30 years and have come to know him well over the years. I thought he retired earlier, and I missed saying goodbye to him. He’ll surely be missed, a terrific man. UPS should be proud of him. Don Miller Montecito
A Few Facts
What our young liberal and progressive-influenced, non-critical thinking “Not My President” protestors do not understand is that the national debt – a generational-imposed debt – is now past $19.818 trillion, a $9.191-trillion or 86-percent increase since the start of the Obama Administration. Student loan debt is over $1.4 trillion. Our gross domestic product (GDP) is barely above recession levels. We have the lowest worker participation rate in 38 years, and the majority of new jobs are low-paying and/or part-time with little or no benefits. Median household income and wages are below the year 1999 level. Home ownership is at a 51-year low. There are 43.3 million people living in poverty. Welfare is at record levels, led by California. The cost of food, staples, rent, energy, medicine and medical care are at high and record levels. Health care is facing a major collapse due to the effects of ObamaCare. Human trafficking, drugs, especially heroin, crystal methamphetamine, and marijuana continue to cross our southern border. North Korea with nuclear weapons 17 – 24 November 2016
and ballistic missiles continues to declare us an enemy. Iran – the number-one state sponsor of terrorism – has obtained over $150 billion in sanctioned released in funds, seeks nuclear weapons, and proclaims “Death to America.” Their government has not ratified the nuclear agreement. ISIS, one of many growing Islamic terrorist movements and organizations, is dedicated to the destruction of our nation and people. Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea are engaged in cyber warfare and hacking, as to the theft of government and private sector information and secrets, imposing threats to our national security and economy. Thomas Bryan Santa Barbara
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Marissa Fritz, a manager and buyer at Antoinette, will help host an anniversary celebration for the store beginning Thursday, November 17, at 2 pm
sive adjacent patio spaces. Across the street, work (still) continues on the future vegan restaurant slated to open in the former home of Peabody’s. A rep from the restaurant company, Matthew Kenney Cuisine, tells us they are not yet ready to release details about the opening. Farther south, Whiskey & Leather celebrated its one-year anniversary on November 3, and owners Zee Chew and Ariel Hujar tell us they’ve had great support and feedback from the community. “We’ve learned so much about what our customers want to see, and we cannot wait to make the store even better moving into the New Year,” Chew said. “We want to thank everyone who has supported us thus far.” The gals are getting ready to launch their online shopping section
of their website, www.whiskeyleath er.com. The store is an eclectic blend of men and women’s clothing, home décor, jewelry, and more. It’s located at 1101 Coast Village Road. Also celebrating an anniversary: Antoinette in Coast Village Walk is celebrating 40 years in business this week! This Thursday through Saturday, the store will be reveling with treats, champagne, and new offerings from designers Heath London and Peter Cohen. “We are honoring Carine’s legacy and hope to see lots of customers,” says Marissa Fritz, who helps manage the store with Kaori Hirsch. Antoinette was founded by Carine Degli-Esposti in 1976 and was inspired by her passion for the finest European fashions, and her desire to bring to light world-renowned designers locally. Antoinette and Intimo offer a range of fashions, from evening wear and casual attire, to lingerie, accessories, shoes, and more. The store is now owned by Carine’s husband, Rino. For more information, visit www.antoinette boutique.com. For the holidays, Coast Village Business Association is hosting a new holiday window-decorating contest along the road. “We’ve asked all the businesses to decorate their windows in an effort to increase the festive nature of the street,” said CVBA rep
Chrissy Lombardi. The theme of the decorating is “shopping in a Village Wonderland,” Lombardi explained. On Monday, December 5, three non-CVBA board members will judge the windows, and the top three winners will be announced at the Ty Lounge at the Biltmore at a mixer on Wednesday, December 7. “We encourage all businesses to participate whether they are CVBA members or not,” Lombardi said. For more information, email info@coastvillageroad. com.
Montecito Union School District Refinances
Earlier this month, the Montecito Union School (MUS) District sold roughly $2.5 million of refunding general obligation bonds, in order to generate savings for taxpayers, according to MUS superintendent Tammy Murphy. The financing will close on December 6, 2016. “It was the right thing to do,” Murphy told us earlier this week. Due to historically low interest rates in the municipal bond market, combined with high-investor demand for the District’s bonds, the refinancing resulted in significant savings for the community, Murphy said. The
demand for the District’s bonds was primarily driven by the fact the bonds are rated “AAA” by S&P Global, which is the highest credit rating possible for its long-term bonds. Through this refinancing, property owners in the District will save more than $200,000, which equates to approximately $82 for the average homeowner in the District over the remaining term (based on fiscal year 2016/17 assessed value data). In a school district general obligation bond refunding, similar to refinancing a home mortgage to a lower interest rate, proceeds of the new bonds are used to retire the older bonds. Unlike refinancing a mortgage, the term of the original debt is not extended. The District was able to refinance at an all-in cost of 1.75 percent compared to the prior average interest rate of 4.03 percent on the original bonds issued in 2006. The lower interest rates reduce the debt service payments, which results in savings to taxpayers. “It’s the board’s desire to always be prudent with the community’s finances. This move has reaffirmed the board’s commitment to that goal,” Murphy said. The bonds were originally refunded in 2006 for taxpayer savings, and this new refunding reflects the continued
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om how anyone would disagree with “most votes wins,” as this is how we elect over 100,000 political offices in every other election in America. The Senate, with each state regardless of size getting two representatives, is the balancing mechanism in place for small states to have more say in government. We don’t need another. Let’s act now; otherwise we will never fix this antiquated system. Ray Link Montecito (Editor’s note: Mr. Link reports that he is a retired CFO of FEI Company and currently serves on the board of directors of three high-tech companies. He is a CPA, holds an MBA from the Wharton School, and is a lifelong registered Republican. – J.B.)
Careful What You Wish for
Congratulations on the victory of your favored candidate for president. While it’s true that millions of citizen voters chose someone else, and the Democrat candidate alone, with all her obvious flaws, polled more votes than yours, still your team won, albeit a triumph only made possible by the Electoral College, an institution born out of negotiation with slave-holding states to ensure they had power incommensurate with their population and could thus keep their slaves. You chose to elect a narcissistic, authoritarian sociopath with no regard for truth (or women, apparently) and no appetite for understanding the complexity of the world in which he will likely be the single most powerful man. We shall see what damage he manages to do to the democratic institutions of the United States and the values of tolerance and inclusion that have marked our finest hours. Abetted by the radical ideologues in the House and Senate, he has almost no bounds to his will, and evidence suggests that’s exactly the way he likes it. You have, I fear, violated the precept proposed by Theodore Roosevelt in his extraordinary speech to the population
of Dickinson, in the Dakota Territory, on Independence Day 1886, on our particular relationship as Americans to the future. T.R. was still quite a young man when he said: “It is particularly incumbent on us here today to so act throughout our lives as to leave our children a heritage for which we will receive their blessings and not their curses,” a sentence perfectly clear in its import to me, if not to many of my fellow Americans (though, apparently, not a majority). Leaving aside my perhaps quaint 18th-century notions of rights and freedoms, which oddly do not include, for example, carrying semiautomatic weapons into schools and bars as a right or a freedom, the climate change denial alone will engender a good deal of cursing, and not only in Miami, which will be underwater in 20 years or so. I pray you never confront the most terrible outcomes your endorsed candidate may enable or foment, but take no comfort from that; my prayers are rarely answered. Cotty Chubb Montecito
Read the Constitution
A special note to those complaining that their candidate won the popular vote and should be president, that not doing so would be unconstitutional: the Electoral College actually is constitutional. You can find it in Article Two, Section One. It is the states that elect the president, and for good reason: in order to have a balance of power. I urge all Americans to actually read and understand the Constitution. Our founders gave us a republic (if we can keep it). Gregory Gandrud Carpinteria
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Let’s start the healing. As a veteran, I think Hillary would make a great ambassador to Libya. Dale Lowdermilk Santa Barbara
Charity? Maybe, Maybe Not
Direct Relief International, here in Goleta, one of the best – if not the best – charity in the country, has operating expenses of a bit over 2% if my memory serves me. I just downloaded and have reviewed the most recent IRS Form 990 for the year 2014 for the foundation with a heart: The Clinton Foundation. Just a few facts and rounded off figures for you: They took in revenue of $178,000,000. Salaries: $35,000,000 Fundraising: $850,000 Some other expenses: $45,300,000 (including $7,900,000 for travel) They distributed grants (the ostensible reason they exist) totaling $8,900,000. They gave away about 5 percent of what they took in 2014; “expenses” ate up 95 percent. Ernest Salomon Santa Barbara
MUS Refinances Bonds
On November 2 of this year, the Montecito Union School District sold roughly $2.5 million of refunding general obligation bonds in order to generate savings for taxpayers. The financing will close on Tuesday, December 6. Due to historically low interest rates in the municipal bond market, combined with high investor demand for the District’s bonds, the refinancing resulted in significant savings. The demand for the District’s bonds was primarily driven by the fact the bonds are rated “AAA” by S&P Global, which is the highest credit rating possible for its long-term bonds. Through this refinancing, property owners in the District will save over $200,000, which equates to approximately $82 for the average homeowner in the District over the remaining term (based on fiscal year 2016/17 assessed value data). In a school district general obligation bond refunding, similar to refinancing a home mortgage to a lower interest rate, proceeds of the
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It’s over. I voted for Donald Trump. I’m not writing to gloat. I have intelligent and caring liberal friends who voted for Hillary Clinton. I respect their choice. Some disagree with my sincere belief that Barak Obama has been a feckless president of our great country. I never voted for him. I genuinely believed that his far-left liberal views would be harmful to the nation’s welfare. His election was a historical event. He did have the opportunity to successfully promote the advantages of the diversity that exists in our society and nowhere else in this world. In my opinion, he failed miserably. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton carried heavy negatives and character flaws. I believe Hillary doomed herself by promising to carry on the successes(?) of President Obama. And, putting the nation’s security at risk with her emails represents either a
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display of total stupidity or an “I couldn’t care less” attitude. By a small margin, Clinton won the popular vote but lost in the electoral college where presidential elections results are determined. Consider this: in the electoral college, needing 270 to win, Clinton basically started with 84-0 advantage... very liberal California (55) and New York (29)... and couldn’t succeed. She failed to carry Rust Belt states and other swing states where working-class voters said “enough” and expressed dissatisfaction with both Democrat and Republican politicians. I was impressed and encouraged with the responses from middle-class, hard-working Americans. Enough! Enough! Enough! Trump defeated two powerful political establishments and a heavily biased liberal media. I view this as a tremendous accomplishment. Obama had his turn. Americans are saying give Trump a chance. A tough road lies ahead, but he has some ideas that can make America great again. And it’s time to bid the Clintons adieu. Sanderson M. Smith, Ed.D. Mathematics instructor Santa Barbara City College
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Before the Montecito Journal and maybe a half-dozen other pertinent papers become overwhelmed with glee that its prez pick was elected, on the Bill Handel show recently (November 9) even though KFI et al officially supported Mr. Trump, Handel still believes DJT doesn’t possess the appropriate presidential demeanor, and that he won’t be able to deliver what he promised. Any manufacturing jobs DJT brings back to the U.S. won’t pay anywhere close to what “his angry white males” used to make, and even if they pick up the high-tech skills needed to earn decent money, they’re probably too old to be attractive hires. Hate to rain on your parade. Mr. Spoil Sport, Ben Burned Montecito
I congratulate Tobe Plough and Floyd Wicks on their election to the board of the Montecito Water District and encourage the entire MWD community to remain interested and engaged in the important conversa-
The Citizen President: The amazing 2016 election is now in the history books. Donald J. Trump is our new commander-in-chief and the most powerful man in the world. Now millions of Americans are wondering what comes next. The hard work begins. A look at Mr. Trump’s 100-day plan provides clues. His contract-plan “begins with restoring honesty, accountability, and bringing change to Washington. According to Trump’s contract, he plans to immediately do several things in order to restore security and constitutional rule of law. At the top of his list, he will “cancel every unconstitutional executive order, memorandum, and order issued by President Obama. Second, he will choose a replacement for former Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, who will uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution. In addition, Trump will include cancelling federal funds to sanctuary cities. Finally, he will begin the process of “removing criminal illegal immigrants and cancel visas to foreign countries that won’t take them back.” What about Islamic terrorism? Simply put: Mr. Trump needs to take “hard steps to establish a sane and realistic stance for the U.S. toward
the global threat.” Some steps might include: 1) Suspend immigration from nations that are hotbeds of jihad terror activity; 2) Tell the cold hard truth about Islamic terrorism and supremacism; 3) Remove everyone linked with the Muslim brotherhood from any positions of responsibility and end all government agencies’ interaction with groups linked with Hamas; 4) Enforce existing laws (Sec. 2385 – federal code); 5) Reclassify Muslim organizations. Refuse, prosecute, and close organizations that reject the Constitution and promote Sharia Law; 6) Define, stand-up to and defeat ISIS and other terrorist groups; 7) Stop giving money and alliance to Islamic promoting nations (Iran, et cetera). In January, Donald Trump will become our 45th president. He will face many very serious, dangerous, and complicated problems. The very survival of our nation and way of life is at stake. He will need the support of everyone. He has the overwhelming support of the people. However, will the corrupt media, elites, globalists, weak Republicans, and far-left Democrats stand with him? Time will tell. Diana and Don Thorn Carpinteria •MJ
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Natalie Myers-Johansing’s prize winning Protect Our Monarch Butterflies poster
Thank you very much for printing my letter last week (“Natalie Wins The Prize” MJ #22/45). My student, Natalie Myers-Johansing, was the winner of the Montecito Beautification Day Celebrate and Protect Our Monarch Butterflies poster art contest. Natalie is a nine-yearold third-grader at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School and is an uber-talented artist, so I thought you’d like to see her award-winning poster. Jennifer Buur Natalie’s could-not-be-more-proud Mt. Carmel art specialist 17 – 24 November 2016
tions about water issues. Additionally, to all the voters in Montecito and Summerland who took the time to meet, to chat, and to support my campaign, I sincerely thank you. Finally, I will continue to be active in our community, believing as it has been said: “Never let success go to your head, and never let failure go to your heart.” [Ziad K. Abldelnour] Charles Newman Montecito
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Last week, Birnam Wood Golf Club raised more than $250,000 for the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation at their second annual Veterans Day Golf Tournament. The funds raised will support the UC Santa Barbara Veterans Resource Center, which helps veterans adjust to civilian life on campus. The center also connects them to resources for financial support, mentorships, special programs, a resource center, education counseling, housing, and health services. “We wanted to help local veterans and their families, and to be impactful. This cause has broad support in the club,” said Gregg Foster, a member of the golf tournament committee. Another committee member, Jamie Kellner, said Santa Barbara’s high cost of living creates a lot of pressure for the student veterans to finish in four years. He said their G.I. bill benefits are based on the cost of living in Port Hueneme, but they come to Santa Barbara where rent is much higher. “They’re stressed,” Kellner said. “This support gets a lot of them over the finish line.” The UCSB Veteran Resource Center serves more than 100 student veterans. Kevin Hagedorn, director of Veteran and Military Services at UCSB, said that last year, 17 students received grants because of the support from the first Birnam Wood Golf Club Veterans Day Tournament. “That number will continue to grow as much as the need and funding allows,” said Hagedorn. Birnam Wood Golf Club plans to continue the Veterans Day Golf Tournament for years to come. “This is a lifetime commitment,” Foster said, adding that because the cost of the event is underwritten by sponsors, 100 percent of the proceeds raised from the tournament goes to supporting veterans. Other members of the original golf tournament committee include Lee Asseo, Joe Hardin Jr., Nancy Hunter, Michael Maloco, Wayne Siemens, and Peter Ziegler. •MJ 17 – 24 November 2016
On Entertainment by Steven Libowitz
Case in Point: Artistry in Motion
inger-songwriter Neko Case has been a critic’s darling ever since her first recording two decades ago, and with good reason. Now an avant-garde pop-country artist who is blessed with an astonishing voice drenched with emotion draped in haunting beauty, as well as a gift for visionary songwriting full of penetrating lyrics that are poetic while pulling no punches, Case is a force both as a solo artist and a member of the indie group The New Pornographers. While still constantly evolving, Case a year ago released Truckdriver, Gladiator, Mule, a vinyl box set of her complete solo discography. Now she’s on the road once again, backed by her own full six-piece band for a tour that focuses on that retrospective, including several tracks that have never been performed live. She spoke about the music and more over the phone from her farmhouse in Vermont in advance of Friday’s concert at UCSB Campbell Hall. Q. What came up for you going back all over of your released recordings? How was it to track your progress, see how you’ve changed most as a songwriter? A. I didn’t listen to them, really, because we were releasing them just remastered for vinyl. (But) I just started out trying to write songs, and eventually they sounded like me. Maybe there isn’t an obvious consistency to other people. But I can see it. It’s hard to say what it is – maybe more confidence or becoming a better editor. I’m proud that I didn’t censor myself in a lot of ways. And I’m proud that I didn’t scoff at (doing the) learning in front of people. There’s the concept of struggling between freedom of expression, putting it all out there versus editing. How do you find the balance? I went to art school, and it may be
Neko Case performs at UCSB on Friday
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There have been so many stylistic shifts – or rather let’s say assimilations, in your career. You have a willingness to ignore borders and just go with the flow. Is there an intention to mess around with styles, or is it more organic? I don’t think about it while I’m doing it. I don’t set out to write a country or pop song. It’s true that I’ve changed. But I don’t understand
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captain Florent Groberg. Groberg was able to thwart the actions of two suicide bombers, saving most of his patrol. He still remembers his four buddies who died. As a result of the explosions, he lost 45 to 50 percent of his left calf muscle with significant nerve damage, a blown eardrum, and a mild traumatic brain injury. He spent almost three years recuperating at Walter Reed National Medical Center. He was medically retired in July 2015. Florent said, “The proudest thing I have ever done in my life is to wear this uniform and serve my country.” Brigadier general Frederick Lopez, USMC (retired) read a letter from the commandant of the USMC. Lopez said, “It was Pierre’s vision to be all here together.” Before passing, Pierre invited lieutenant John Blankenship USN (retired) to be the co-founding
director of the foundation along with his wife, Hazel, and so they are today. One of my favorite parts of the evening is the musical tribute to all the armed services. This year, they had each branch represented in front of the orchestra while their song was played. That would be the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, and the sometimes forgotten service, the Merchant Marine. I think that Pierre would be happy that his wish for those who have served to be “never forgotten” is being well carried out. For more information on how you can be a part of the PCVF, please contact info@pcvf. org or (805) 259-4394.
Women in Leadership
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al celebration luncheon “Women in Leadership: Making a Difference!” And do they ever. We had an 8th grader, Roz, for the master of ceremonies, a 6th grader, Mia, who spoke to us, and a 3rd grader, Fiona, (going on 20) who led the Girls Bill of Rights. These girls had all been attending Girls Inc. since kindergarten and credit their composure and confidence to Girls Inc. Or as they say, “Strong, Smart, and Bold.” They were amazing! CEO Barbara Ben-Horin welcomed all 400 attendees to the Bacara and, of course, the sponsors and board president Tracy Jenkins. Barbara said, “We have 300 days of sunshine, but you all are the icing on the cake.” She introduced the honored speaker California state senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, who said, “For a recovering lawyer to speak for just seven minutes will be hard.” Hannah-Beth told us when she’s asked how she got to be where she is, she replies, “Baseball. I was a great baseball player, and at age seven I went to try out for little league. They said I couldn’t because I was a girl. Go play with your dolls. When I told my folks, they said I could petition. So I went around the neighborhood to get signatures.” As she told us, most of the neighbors signed but she remembered those
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who didn’t on Halloween. Much to her sorrow, the little league never even responded. She thought, “Some day they’ll regret that.” Today girls get to play. The Strong, Smart, and Bold Awards went to Raintree Foundation for an outstanding organization and Stina Hans as an outstanding individual. Raintree was represented by James Frank, who is the son of the founder Harold Frank. It’s all about education where students learn to thrive. Raintree gave generously to the capital campaign to build the Girls Inc. Goleta Valley Center in 2008. Philanthropist Stina Hans says, “We can’t make decisions for other people, but we can give girls the tools so they can make good decisions, good choices for themselves.” Stina has been on the Girls Inc. board since 2007. She’s also the president of the One Hundred Committee, which continues to raise funds for GIGSB. And she’s been a member of the Women’s Fund since 2005, holding several significant positions in this organization that gives so much to local nonprofits. Geoff Green ended the afternoon with the live auction and raffle winners. One of the auction items was a girl and her parents going behind the scenes at the California State 17 – 24 November 2016
Diane McQuarie and Girls Inc. mom Farfalla Borah
Legislature in Sacramento. More than 100 women lent their names to the Women in Leadership honorary committee page in the program. Why do we need Girls Inc.? One in four girls will not finish high school. Three in 10 girls will become pregnant before age 20. One in five girls will be a victim of childhood sexual abuse. Girls Inc. in Santa Barbara served 1,700 girls in 2015. To learn how to get involved or for a personal tour of the centers, call (805) 963-4757.
Wings of Honor
Girls Inc. board members: Christy Kelso, board president Tracy Jenkins, Paige Beard, Amber Ortiz, Sudi Staub, and Jessica Graham
When completed, the Wings of Honor will be the largest glass sculpture in the world. The artist is a famous sculptor of public art named Douglas Lochner. The Wings are intended to go in front of our airport, and each one is 20 feet tall and 4 inches thick. They were designed to inspire and lift the spirit rather than be depressing and sad. Lochner wants to encourage future generations to engage in life with courage and conviction. He especially wants to honor all of the brave men and women who have served to secure our freedom. The sculpture will be built of ultra-clear, transparent, laminated, self-cleaning, anti-reflective glass engineered to comply with California’s stringent structural codes, including
earthquake and hurricane. It will be unlike anything in the world and will honor a point in history (World War II) when the U.S. became a world superpower – a cathedral of glass. Some of you may not know that during WWII the government converted Santa Barbara Airport into a Marine Corps Air Station. Thirty-three U.S. Marine aviation squadrons were trained here and supported by the Navy, Coast Guardsmen, and civilians. At the peak, it housed 500 officers, 3,100 enlisted men, and 440 women Marines. As general Fred Lopez told us, “Those women ran everything including the flying simulators.” This project is part of the Pierre Claessens Foundation but doesn’t take any monies from the veterans’ programs. They have raised $1 million of which the Chumash gave $500,000, but they need nearly $2 million more. Peter Jordano is the honorary chair of the Wings campaign. It seems appropriate that this sculpture be here, since as the general said, “Aviation really began in Santa Barbara with the Loghead brothers that turned into Lockheed. Northrop was one of their designers who started his own company. The Foundation is hoping the public will be “The Wind Beneath Their Wings”. To donate or learn more, go to WingsOfHonorSantaBarbara.org. •MJ
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Seong in the Air It isn’t often an historic orchestra gets upstaged, but that’s exactly what happened at the Granada when the 115-year-old Warsaw Philharmonic, under veteran conductor Jacek Kaspszyk, performed as part of the CAMA international series. The talented musicians, who have performed in our tony town a number of times, played Brahms Tragic overture in D minor and Weinberg’s symphony No. 4 in A minor, but it was Polish composer Frederic Chopin’s piano concerto No. 1 in E minor with 22-year-old South Korean Seong-Jin Cho on the keyboard that brought the packed house to its feet. Cho, who first garnered attention when he won first prize at the Chopin international piano competition in Warsaw last year, was absolutely sublime, caressing the keys with a delicate finesse. He is rightly considered one of the most distinctive artists of his generation and in January signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon. Such was the lengthy rapturous standing ovation that Cho played an encore of Debussy’s Clair de Lune. A young man to watch. Please Remain CALM Records were broken when CALM hosted its 6th annual Calm at Heart: Awakening lunch at the Coral Casino, with a record 220 guests and a record take of $130,000 for the nearly 50-year-
CALM CEO Alana Walczak with keynote speaker Jennifer Freed and Rendy Freedman (photo by Scott Gibson)
CALM at Heart committee members Adele Laufer, Sherri Ball, Fiona Stone, Pati Clark, Stephanie Sokolove, Susan Henry, and Ashlyn McCague (photo by Scott Gibson)
Walczak spoke about the organization’s work, which has an annual budget of $7 million and 2,000 clients. Among the supporters were Rob and Judy Egenolf, Barbara BenHorin, Palmer Jackson, Geoff Green, Jeff and Elizabeth Lovelace, Gillian Launie, Frank Hotchkiss, Vicki Riskin, Janet Wolf, Jean Schuyler, Anne Gersh, Nancy Sheldon, and Gail Beust.
Judy Egenolf, Steve Lyons, Leah Temkin, Bob Temkin, and Susan Miles Gulbransen (photo by Scott Gibson)
Several members of the CALM Auxiliary came out to support the event. The Auxiliary has raised funds and friends for CALM since 1971. (photo by Scott Gibson)
old charity, which prevents, assesses, and treats child abuse throughout Santa Barbara County. The bustling bash, chaired by
Forest for the Trees The Pearl Chase Society hosted a bustling 90th birthday bash for Kellam de Forest, son of Lockwood and Elizabeth de Forest, the famous Santa Barbara landscape gardeners who worked on such historic estates as Casa de Herrero and Val Verde. More than 60 guests turned out at Arnoldi’s for the party, which also raised funds toward Lockwood’s exhibition at the Smithsonian in Washington and was assisted by David and Kitty Perry, the 79-yearold eatery’s owners. Kitty is also a society board member. Among those turning out to fete Kellam, who early in his career was hired by Star Trek creator Gene Rodenberry as a researcher on the hit TV series and is now involved in landscape preservation, were his sisters, Elizabeth and Ann de Forest, Sue Adams, Steve Dowty, Rick Closson, and Erik Davis.
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Toast the Coast Coast 2 Coast, the charming La Arcada gift store, celebrated its fifth anniversary with a sunset soirée for
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Your Westmont by Scott Craig (photography by Brad Elliott) Scott Craig is manager of media relations at Westmont College
The Bard’s Complete Walk Arrives on Campus
anta Barbara celebrates the remarkable life and work of Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death by hosting a series of performances, including three plays, by an international coalition of theaters and arts organizations November 17-20. “Shakespeare@400.SantaBarbara” includes the Complete Walk, 37 specially made short films commissioned and created by Shakespeare’s Globe London, originally shown in London last April. Westmont screens these 10-minute films, starring some of England’s finest actors, Saturday, November 19, from 10 am to 5 pm in multiple spaces and locations at Westmont. Admission is free, and lunch is available for purchase. “This is the only U.S. site that has attempted to show the entire Complete Walk project,” says John Blondell, Westmont professor of theater arts. “I knew I wanted to host it as soon as I heard it described. I attended the London event in late April, and the energy and enthusiasm were palpable. In some cases, more than a hundred people gathered at screens along the Thames. The project is truly expansive, visionary, and epic in scope, but it is also very intimate and human.” Each film explores one of Shakespeare’s plays and includes scenes shot in the locations Shakespeare imagined when he wrote them, as well as footage from the British Film Institute’s “Silent Shakespeare” series and “Globe on Screen” filmed stage productions. At Westmont, all 37 films will be shown in six separate venues grouped in chronological order relative to Shakespeare’s creation of the plays. Audiences can watch the plays in chronological order or choose their own adventure, dropping in and out of screenings, and watching in any order they wish. “I’m thrilled to show this and am grateful to be part of a theater community that values the contributions of Shakespeare and honored to be part of the Westmont community with visionary leaders such as provost Mark Sargent, who saw the potential of such a project and wanted to provide these films as a gift to the greater Santa Barbara community,” Blondell says. “Shakespeare@400.SantaBarbara” opens with a sonnets-inspired new work, Pop-Up Shakespeare, co-produced by Lit Moon and the National 17 – 24 November 2016
Theatre of Macedonia on Thursday, November 17, at 5 pm in the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Admission is free. As You Like It, staged by the Westmont College Festival Theatre, is Friday, November 18, at 7:30 pm in Westmont’s Porter Theatre. Tickets cost $12 for general admission, $7 for students, seniors, and children. Julius Caesar, staged by Lit Moon, is a timely political tragedy on Saturday, November 19, at 7:30 pm in Porter Theatre. Tickets cost $20 for general admission, $15 for students, seniors, and children. Anthony and Cleopatra, staged by the Bitola (Macedonia) National Theatre and featuring actors from Europe speaking Macedonian, is Sunday, November 20, at 5 pm in the Santa Barbara Sunken gardens. Admission is free.
No. 10 Westmont Women’s Soccer opens the National Tournament on November 19 at 1 pm on Thorrington Field
the others in their pool once. At the end of pool play, the two teams from each pool with the best records will advance to a 16-team, single elimination bracket that will be conducted over two days.
Assignment to pool play will not be announced until after the opening round matches take place. The national champion will be crowned Saturday, December 3, with the first serve set for 5 pm on ESPN3. •MJ
National Tourney Update
No. 10 Westmont women’s soccer (15-3-2) hosts Carroll (Montana) on Saturday, November 19, at 1 pm in the opening round of the 2016 NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship. Despite losing the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament, the Warriors earned an at-large bid to the tournament. The Carroll Saints (12-3-5), who have not lost since August 31, earned an automatic bid to the tournament by winning the Cascade Conference Tournament Championship. If the Warriors win, they advance to the second round November 28-29 at Orange Beach Sportsplex in Orange Beach, Alabama. No. 20 Westmont men’s soccer (115-1), regular season GSAC co-champions, did not earn an at-large bid. The Warriors lost the GSAC Tournament Championship 2-1 to No. 25 Menlo on November 12. No. 1 Westmont women’s volleyball (31-0) begins its quest for a National Championship Tuesday, November 29, at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. The NAIA National Tournament opening rounds are November 19, but the Warriors are the No. 1 seed in the tournament field of 44 teams and received an opening-round bye. After a 24-day lay-off, the Warriors will take the court again for three-days of pool, which consists of 32 teams divided into eight pools of four teams each. Each team will play
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ENTERTAINMENT (Continued from page 29) the idea that genres, and artists, can’t keep evolving. There is no such thing as a pure form of something. Why aren’t you allowed to grow or push it? I think I learned that in art school: push the idea past the point of comfort, and then ask whether my project says to my audience what I intended. Is it evident? I know that I didn’t want to write about the same things or use the same instruments all the time. So I always found it odd that people resist natural progressions. I think that’s what makes you an artist, isn’t it? I’m used to it, because I grew up with free-form radio in New York, when you could hear Pat Metheny next to Tom Petty next to Steve Forbert. Yeah, music now has formulas of what makes a hit and producer-driven bands. They all sound the same to me. There is just too much desire for separation, or desire for compartmentalization for things that implicitly belong together. I was fascinated to learn that you don’t have unrecorded songs you wanted to put on the box set. That seems so counter-intuitive because your work is so deep, especially in light of what we’re taking about. Aren’t there things that just didn’t work? If I didn’t want people to hear it, I’m not going to let them. Think about poor John Lennon. The guy died, and a bunch of stuff he never intended for people to hear, they dig through his garbage for it. There’s no respect for the artist’s intentions. Leave the guy alone! Even if we think it’s good, it’s not cool. The intention is what matters. It’s how they wrote the songs in the first place. I don’t want to read people’s diaries after they die. Let the music speak for itself. I’ve always found what I do for a living to be very strange. I mean, interviewing artists is weird. If you wanted to talk about it, you’d be a lecturer, not a musician, right? The problem is things are often very tabloid. I want to hear more about how they made it, the actual process,
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In October 2016, Montecito had 15 sales with an average sale price of $2,992,667 and a median sale of $2,575,000.
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the things that inspired them. Were they obsessed with a certain chord, or did a certain instrument change their mind? Was there a kind of recording advancement that changed their game? But I don’t (care) about who they were married to. So which one of those lands for you? What’s driven you the most? That’s difficult to answer. I just spoke at a panel at a conference for women music producers, the first ever. We could not stop talking about what inspired us in music for a couple of hours. It was just a great, validating, life-achievement moment. I can’t even remember what we said. But it was like my prom, it was my wedding, the greatest day of my life! It’s going to be online, and some of that (those topics) is in there, but I’m still in that hazy afterglow where I can’t remember a single thing I said. Well, how about this: In an interview I read, you said that money has a bizarre psychology that will really mess with you. You called it “a wild horse of a jerk.” As someone who grew up poor, how have you been able to channel your success back into your work, or at least stay creative even when you’re not as hungry? It never goes away. You always think you’re a dog that isn’t going to get its next meal. Some people can relax into it, but I’m still in that mindset, and I’m an over-worker and workaholic. It’s not good, but I just try to talk myself down, tell myself to calm down and rest because you can’t do the work otherwise. It’s one of those toxic feelings you get as a young person that never leaves. Not that I want to disown it, but it would be good to feel a little secure.
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of credentials include writings songs for Stevie Ray Vaughan (“Crossfire” and “Willie the Wimp”), The Fabulous Thunderbirds (“Why Get Up”), John Mayall and Waylon Jennings (“Jacksboro Highway”). There’s also “Anything Made of Paper”, composed for the West Memphis 3’s Damien Echols, which he recorded with Johnny Depp and was featured in the West of Memphis documentary film and soundtrack. Carter, whose grandfather was first cousin to A.P. Carter, scion of country royals the Carter Family (Mother Maybelle, June Carter Cash, Roseanne Cash), has also released a number of albums on his own, the latest of which, Innocent Victims and Evil Companions, out last February, is a fine set blending blues, soul, country, and rock in the best Austin traditions. Beaver Nelson opens the 8 pm show at the Lobero.
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Austin, Texas, has been Sing Like Hell founder-producer Peggie Jones’s adopted home for nearly two decades. On Saturday, she’s bringing one of the city’s foremost songwriters back to Santa Barbara in Bill Carter, whose list
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Beyond Sacred is the latest installment of Ping Chong + Company’s Undesirable Elements project, which explores issues of culture, identity, and difference. The interview-based production delves into the diverse experiences of Muslims in the United States through the words and stories of the five cast members who share the common experience of coming of age in post-9/11 New York City at a time of increasing Islamophobia. The participants range from the religiously observant to those who identify only as “culturally” Muslim, and from those who were born into the faith, to converts. Ping Chong, who received the 2014 National Medal of Arts, the highest artistic award to an individual artist in the United States, founded his company back in 1975, co-wrote the piece after interviewing the participants for several hours in a form he has used successfully for more than
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20 years covering communities from African-Americans to teenagers who lived through war, adults who were abused as children, and the disabled, among many others. He talked about Beyond Sacred over the phone earlier this week in advance of the performance on Saturday night at UCSB Campbell Hall. Q. Why do you think the Muslim community seems to be so much more deeply misunderstood, beyond just about any other sect in America? A. It’s not as if they are the first people who have even been victimized. Every new immigrant group has historically been demonized. In this case, it’s more dangerous because of the fundamentalists who are a perversion of Islam. But it doesn’t help that the media focuses on sensational terrorism involving Muslims and nothing positive. Where do you see representations of them as just ordinary people going about their lives? My work as an artist-citizen – which is how I think of myself – I have a responsibility to give space, and equal time, to those whose voices are drowned out by lies. I understand it was tougher to find volunteers for this project compared to your earlier ones because they were afraid of reprisals. I understand that. If this nation goes to war with China, I will have to be careful walking down the street. It depends on who is currently being demonized. You can be born in this country, but suddenly you’re not thought of as an American. But who decided who an American is? That’s complicit in this project. So, yes, it was more of a challenge. A lot of people were afraid to come forward. But young people do want to get the word out that they just want a good life just like anybody else. How is it to put together these shows 17 – 24 November 2016
with non-actors and make it accessible to audiences? My work has always been about giving voice to those who are under-represented. This series creates a space for people to speak for themselves about how it is to be a member of a marginalized community... We don’t have to bring in actors, which would just muddy the water. What you see on stage are the actual people whose experiences are being conveyed – there’s power in being with the people who these things have happened to. So, I managed to find a way of doing this that allows them to be who they are but within the structure that keeps it musical, keeps the rhythm of the show entertaining. The art of storytelling is the oldest form of theater. But this goes beyond oral history because the cast not only tells their own stories but they also become the characters in each others stories, giving voice to the people in each other’s lives – it’s interwoven. Do you think it’s made much of a difference? We’ve been doing it for 25 years, so it clearly is a successful process. People engage with it. What happens is you see the other. And by the end of the show you realize that the other has the same humanity that you do. That’s the goal of this project. At first they seem different; by the end they’re human beings. You move beyond your prejudices, past the stereotyping, and just see the people.
Santa Barbara is celebrating the life and work of Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death by hosting a series of performances, including three plays and a screening of short films, by an international coalition of theaters and arts organizations from Thursday to Sunday, November 17-20. The festival opens with a new work titled Pop-Up Shakespeare, co-produced by Lit Moon and the Bitola National Theatre of Macedonia, from 5 to 7:45
pm on Thursday when events will be held both in the interior and exterior of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, including the galleries and front steps as well as Mary Craig Auditorium. The short plays and performance pieces were inspired by Shakespeare’s sonnets interpreted by the Santa Bitola Theatre Company, a combined group of artists from Lit Moon and Bitola. Selected films will be screened from The Complete Walk, a project presented by Shakespeare’s Globe in London earlier this year that included 37 films, each 10 minutes long, that explore one of Shakespeare’s plays. They were first shown on screens spanning the iconic 2.5-mile stretch from Westminster Bridge to Tower Bridge over the Thames River during two days in April. Admission is free. Next on the festival program is Westmont College Festival Theatre’s production of As You Like It, staged at 7:30 pm Friday in Westmont’s Porter Theatre. Tickets cost $12 for general admission, $7 for students, seniors, and children. Julius Caesar, staged by Lit Moon, hits the Porter stage on Saturday at 7:30 pm. Tickets cost $20 for general admission, $15 for students, seniors, and children. Bitola’s Anthony and Cleopatra, featuring actors from Europe speaking Macedonian, rounds out the live performances on Sunday at 5 pm in the Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens. Admission is free. Westmont will also screen all 37 films in The Complete Walk between 10 am and 5 pm on Saturday, projecting the 10-minute shorts starring some of England’s finest actors in multiple spaces and locations on the college campus in Montecito, the only U.S. site to do so as yet. The films will be shown in six separate venues grouped in chronological order relative to Shakespeare’s creation of the plays. Audiences can watch the plays in chronological order or choose their own adventure, dropping in and out of screenings and watching in any order they wish. Free admission. For more information, call 565-6051 or visit
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The Power of Piano
Nir Kabaretti is a big fan of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 1, calling the famed work “probably the most perfect piano piece imaginable, because it has everything virtuosic, including heroic piano writing, but at the same time is extremely accessible” – so much so that some of the passages “you can hear on cells phones as ring tones.” “Tchaikovsky captured pretty much everything audiences love: incredibly difficult and fast passages for the pianist, beautiful lines and melodies for the orchestra,” said the music director of the Santa Barbara Symphony, which will perform the piece on this weekend’s program. “There are extremely romantic and warm phrases combined with breathtaking portions for pianist, where he has to play octaves and even more difficult passages.” It’s that last part that engenders something in Kabaretti that conductors aren’t normally known for – empathy. “Whether I’m on the podium or in the audience, I always feel for the pianist,” Kabaretti admitted. “Can he or she make it through this part? It’s like watching the Olympic games – can they beat the clock and establish a new record? I always feel that suspense.” Kabaretti has a strong sense of security in the choice of soloists for the demanding work, however, as Markus Groh comes with an impressive pedigree. Groh, who will be making his Santa Barbara Symphony debut, rose to prominence when he became the first German to win Belgium’s prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition in 1995 and has since performed with some of the world’s leading orchestras, including the London Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the San Francisco Symphony. “He’s one of the most sought-after soloists,” Kabaretti noted. “We’re real-
ly thrilled to have someone on that kind of level, popular on the international map. He’s considered a very deep and serious artist. It’s a privilege to collaborate with this caliber of pianist.” But tackling the Tchaikovsky will be only part of Groh’s duties in the concerts Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at the Granada Theatre. Prior to playing that piece, Groh will join symphony principal pianist Natasha Kislenko for Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos in the work’s debut with the orchestra. The work represents a rare presentation of a concerto for multiple soloists for the Santa Barbara ensemble, which is something of an anomaly in the classical repertoire on its own. What also sets the Mozart apart is that the composer wrote it to play with his sister, which made for an usual approach. “The orchestra part is more in the background,” Kabaretti explained. “The soloists have a dialogue between them, rather than with the orchestra. They divide the solos between them, and the individual parts are not that individually difficult as with a typical concerto.” Opening the concerts is Manuel de Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain, featuring Kislenko in the solo piano. Only it’s not really a typical solo, Kabaretti said. “The pianist is featured within the orchestral environment,” he explained. “It’s treated as an equal in the orchestra rather than in dialogue with the ensemble. The piano emerges within the orchestra, mostly as just another color playing some beautiful parts within the piece. There are some impressionist moments amid the Spanish elements and brilliant orchestrations. It’s very interesting and different.” As is the whole program, peppered throughout with piano. “People love piano, so we thought it would be nice to turn the whole program into a piano showcase, and the instrument in these different variations,” said Kabaretti. “I’ve never done a program like this before, so I’m really looking forward to it.” •MJ
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Chatting up Christmas gifts is Rob Essman of Waterford Crystal with customer Lucy Hromadka; also enjoying the spirit are Jeanne Hill of Coast 2 Coast, owner Bob Murphy, and Valentina Belyayeva, owner and designer of Stanley Hagler, NYC (photo by Priscilla)
SBCPA CEO Craig Springer with the local winning harmonizing a cappella troupe “Air Play” Daniel Ozan, Antonio Medrano, Jane Lui, Kurt Leingang, Jeffery Lum (Ben Prevsner), and Dan Burham, president of SBCPA at the Granada Theatre (photo by Priscilla)
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young a cappella singers, performed a pitch-perfect concert at the Granada. The East Coast-based tony troupe, founded by music director Deke Sharon, had an eclectic program ranging from historic Gregorian chants to medlies of The Beatles and Motown sound with choreography by Sean Curran. As a warm-up, Airplay, a sextet of former UCSB students, also showed
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the outside. It comes in a shadow box Plexiglas container for display. There are just three of them, so the first three $10,000 donations to Diving Deep’s kickstarter campaign will receive one of these very special mementos, along with, of course, on-screen credit. According to the kickstarter site, the money raised will go to the final editing, to building a musical score, licensing archival footage that Mike appeared in for other productions, remastering that archival footage when necessary, color correcting, sound editing, and then taking the movie to film festivals and spreading Mike’s mission. Mike developed a newly found activism after taking footage of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. “He’d decided our relationship with the ocean was too one-sided, that there wasn’t a lot of reciprocity,” Mimi notes. “It looks the same, but underneath the blue surface lives a very different story. Things are changing at an ever-accelerating rate. Over-fishing, over-use of plastics, the temperature is increasing quickly, acidification, et cetera. And unless we change the way we deal with the ocean, it could be beyond repair. And that’s not too far down the road. “People need to think about the consequences of what they do,” she concludes. If you’d like to get involved, go to kickstarter or visit the Divingdeepmovie.com website.
Peter “Ace” Angeloff Golf Tournament
“When I attended Laguna Blanca in the 1990s,” says Peter “Ace” Angeloff Golf Classic co-founder David Bradley, “countless members of the community had worked actively for over sixty years to make the school an ever-better place through their efforts and philanthropy. The student experience this produced for me is something for which I am grateful every day. Now that my kids attend the lower school in Montecito,” he says, “and have joined the board of trustees, I can see the amazing impact that yet another twenty years of philanthropy and effort have yielded.” On November 7, the 5th annual Golf Classic was held at La Cumbre County
Laguna Blanca School Golf Tournament co-founders Peter “Ace” Angeloff (left) and David Bradley
Club Golf Course. Laguna Blanca science teacher Peter “Ace” Angeloff had been a tennis standout, a table tennis champ, and boasts of eight holesin-one, so it seemed appropriate to name the golf tournament after him. Angeloff had just crashed his motorcycle a week before that first tournament, and because of his injuries was unable to play and doesn’t remember what the impetus for the tournament was. He and Bradley, he recalls, just believed it would be a good idea to get Laguna Blanca alumni together. “Not only did we all have a great time,” David says after the tourney, “but we also got a chance to honor our science teacher and golf coach of 34 years, and the money raised will directly benefit Laguna’s scholarship program.” The five-year-old tournament had more than a dozen sponsors; the two lead sponsors were the Costner family and the Fuladi family. “Originally, it was just to have an alumni tournament, and then a few years into it, the school got behind it and said, ‘Let’s make it a scholarship tournament.’ And that has increased the participation and the fundraising ideas.” The monies raised go toward assisting students with their tuition and goes into the Laguna Blanca Scholarship Fund. “Greg Meridith and his sons, Tyler, and Tanner, along with George Downing Jr. have won this for the last four years (this year, their combined 54 was the winning score), and we’re looking for other challengers for next year to try and dethrone them,” Bradley says. This year, they played a four-person
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(from left) David Owen (who won “closest to the pin on the 7th hole at 2’4”), Westmont teacher and team sponsor Jim Morouse, and Carlos Lopez, along with James Buckley (not pictured) managed a respectable 72
(from left) Pin-Up Golf’s tournament trio is composed of Leisha Lopez, Julie Tran, and Emily Frazier. PinUp Golf was founded in 1998, is based in Sherman Oaks, and has been in business for 18 years (since 1998); the company organizes golf tournaments (about 250 a year, according to the young ladies) for nonprofits and assists with fundraising efforts. Pin-Up Golf ran this well-organized tournament and anyone planning such a fundraiser is invited to visit the company’s website: firstname.lastname@example.org.
“scramble” with an A-bracket and B-bracket. B-Flight winners were Ryan Prahm, Blair Edwards, Ole Mickelson, and Jeff Branch, with a 65. Longest Drive winners were Ryan Bickett for the men and Suzanne Jakubowski for the ladies, though I don’t have their respective distances. The Montecito Journal B-Flight team was headed up by Jim Morouse, a teacher at Westmont College and included Carlos Lopez, David Owen,
and me; we shot a respectable 72, and Owen won a box of Titleist ProVs for his 2’4” closest-to-the-pin tee shot on the 7th hole at La Cumbre Country Club. P.S. If you were ever a backpacker with Mr. Angeloff, he asks that you send an e-mail to him at pangeloff@ lagunablanca.org. He’d like to hear from anyone who went backpacking over the last few decades with him; he founded the backpacking club and is trying to put together a reunion. •MJ
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Montecito Fire Protection District Public Notice
CITY OF SANTA BARBARA NOTICE TO BIDDERS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received by the City of Santa Barbara Purchasing Office located at 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California, until 3:00 p.m. on the date indicated at which time they will be publicly opened, read and posted for:
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Montecito Fire Protection District will be holding a Regular Board Meeting at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 28, 2016 at District headquarters, 595 San Ysidro Road, Montecito, California. At that meeting the Board will review Ordinance 2016-01: An Ordinance of the Governing Board of the Montecito Fire Protection District adopting by reference and amending the 2016 California Fire Code and Appendix Chapters and Appendix Standards prescribing regulations governing conditions hazardous to life and property from fire, hazardous materials or explosion; Providing for the issuance of permits for hazardous uses or operations; Establishing a bureau of fire prevention and providing officers therefore and defining their powers and duties within the District; Amending Section R313 of the 2016 California Residential Code; Amending Section 1505 of the 2016 California Building Code; and Repealing Ordinance No. 2013-01.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Plaza Liquor, 2840 De La Vina St. #A, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Ziyad Abdulhai, 2037 Oak Ave #B, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; Plazaliquor SB, Inc, 2840 De La Vina St. #A, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on November 4, 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 Tania Paredes-Sadler. FBN No. 2016-0003068. Published November 9, 16, 23, 30, 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Pallan & Associates, 4799 Glenbrook St, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. Sant Pallan, 4799 Glenbrook St, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on October 21, 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 Tara Jayasinghe. FBN No. 2016-0002964. Published November 9, 16, 23, 30, 2016. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT: The following person(s) is/are doing business as: Tartaglia Fine Art, 1187 Coast Village Road #5, Montecito, CA 93108. Danna Tartaglia, 2648 Grand
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CITY OF SANTA BARBARA NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS BID NO. 5497 Sealed proposals for Bid No. 5497 for the On-Call Paving Repairs will be received in the Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101, until 3:00 p.m., Thursday, December 15, 2016, to be publicly opened and read at that time. Any bidder who wishes its bid proposal to be considered is responsible for making certain that its bid proposal is actually delivered to said Purchasing Office. Bids shall be addressed to the General Services Manager, Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California, and shall be labeled, “On-Call Paving Repairs, Bid No. 5497". The work includes all labor, material, supervision, plant and equipment necessary to complete the following: sawcutting and removal of temporary street sections; grinding (cold milling) to remove and replace AC; grinding of failed areas and repair, apply temporary traffic control and signing, notification, and performing all other related work as necessary to provide a completed project; all in accordance with the Standard Specifications, City Standard details, Plans, and Special Provisions. The Project Manager’s budgetary estimate is $400,000. Each bidder must have a Class A license to complete this work in accordance with the California Business and Professions Code. The plans and specifications for this Project are available electronically at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/ebidboard. Plan and specification sets can be obtained from CyberCopy (located at 504 N Milpas St, cross street Haley) by contacting Alex Gaytan, CyberCopy Shop Manager, at (805) 884-6155. The City’s contact for this project is Tom Evans, Project Manager, 805-560-7544. In order to be placed on the plan holder’s list, the Contractor can register as a document holder for this Project on Ebidboard. Project Addendum notifications will be issued through Ebidboard.com. Although Ebidboard will fax and/or email all notifications once they are provided contact information, bidders are still responsible for obtaining all addenda from the Ebidboard website or the City’s website at: SantaBarbaraCA.gov/ebidboard. Bidders are hereby notified that pursuant to provisions of Section 1770, et seq., of the Labor Code of the State of California, the Contractor shall pay its employees the general prevailing rate of wages as determined by the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations. In addition, the Contractor shall be responsible for compliance with the requirements of Section 1777.5 of the California Labor Code relating to apprentice public works contracts. Per California Civil Code Section 9550, a payment bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder for bids exceeding $25,000. The bond must be provided within 10 calendar days from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work. The proposal shall be accompanied by a proposal guaranty bond in the sum of at least 10% of the total amount of the proposal, or alternatively by a certified or cashier’s check payable to the Owner in the sum of at least 10% of the total amount of the proposal. A separate performance bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder. The bond must be provided within 10 calendar days from the notice to award and prior to the performance of any work. A contractor or subcontractor shall not be qualified to bid on, be listed in a bid proposal, subject to the requirements of Section 4104 of the Public Contract Code, or engage in the performance of any contract for public work, as defined in this chapter, unless currently registered and qualified to perform public work pursuant to Section 1725.5. It is not a violation of this section for an unregistered contractor to submit a bid that is authorized by Section 7029.1 of the Business and Professions Code or by Section 10164 or 20103.5 of the Public Contract Code, provided the contractor is registered to perform public work pursuant to Section 1725.5 at the time the contract is awarded. This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations. The City of Santa Barbara hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, political affiliations or beliefs, sex, age, physical disability, medical condition, marital status or pregnancy as set forth hereunder. GENERAL SERVICES MANAGER CITY OF SANTA BARBARA
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CITY OF SANTA BARBARA NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS BID NO. 3804 Sealed proposals for Bid No. 3804 for the ZONE 3 PAVEMENT MAINTENANCE PROJECT will be received in the Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101, until 3:00 p.m., Thursday, December 15, 2016, to be publicly opened and read at that time. Any bidder who wishes its bid proposal to be considered is responsible for making certain that its bid proposal is actually delivered to said Purchasing Office. Bids shall be addressed to the General Services Manager, Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California, and shall be labeled, “ZONE 3 PAVEMENT MAINTENANCE PROJECT, Bid No. 3804". The work includes all labor, material, supervision, plant and equipment necessary to complete the following: Repair various streets by performing asphalt dig outs to repair failed areas, tree root repair, asphalt cold milling and asphalt hot mix overlay and final traffic striping and marking to City Streets, construct miscellaneous concrete repairs, construct concrete access ramps, retrofit existing access ramps, perform traffic control, notifications and postings The Engineer’s estimate is $2,580,000. Each bidder must have a Class A license to complete this work in accordance with the California Business and Professions Code. The plans and specifications for this Project are available electronically at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/ebidboard. Plan and specification sets can be obtained from CyberCopy (located at 504 N Milpas St, cross street Haley) by contacting Alex Gaytan, CyberCopy Shop Manager, at (805) 884-6155. The City’s contact for this project is Eric Goodall, Project Engineer, 805-897-2664. In order to be placed on the plan holder’s list, the Contractor can register as a document holder for this Project on Ebidboard. Project Addendum notifications will be issued through Ebidboard.com. Although Ebidboard will fax and/or email all notifications once they are provided contact information, bidders are still responsible for obtaining all addenda from the Ebidboard website or the City’s website at: SantaBarbaraCA.gov/ebidboard. Bidders are hereby notified that pursuant to provisions of Section 1770, et seq., of the Labor Code of the State of California, the Contractor shall pay its employees the general prevailing rate of wages as determined by the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations. In addition, the Contractor shall be responsible for compliance with the requirements of Section 1777.5 of the California Labor Code relating to apprentice public works contracts. Per California Civil Code Section 9550, a payment bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder for bids exceeding $25,000. The bond must be provided within 10 calendar days from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work. The proposal shall be accompanied by a proposal guaranty bond in the sum of at least 10% of the total amount of the proposal, or alternatively by a certified or cashier’s check payable to the Owner in the sum of at least 10% of the total amount of the proposal. A separate performance bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder. The bond must be provided within 10 calendar days from the notice to award and prior to the performance of any work.
CITY OF SANTA BARBARA NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS BID NO. 3839 Sealed proposals for Bid No. 3839 for the ZONE 3 SIDEWALK ACCESS RAMPS will be received in the Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101, until 3:00 p.m., Thursday, December 15, 2016 to be publicly opened and read at that time. Any bidder who wishes its bid proposal to be considered is responsible for making certain that its bid proposal is actually delivered to said Purchasing Office. Bids shall be addressed to the General Services Manager, Purchasing Office, 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California, and shall be labeled, “ZONE 3 SIDEWALK ACCESS RAMPS, Bid No. 3839". The work includes all labor, material, supervision, plant and equipment necessary to construct and deliver a finished sidewalk access ramp project, including but not limited to mobilization, bonds, insurance, traffic control, clearing and grubbing, surveying, saw cutting, removal of hardscape, subgrade preparation for the construction of curbs, gutters, sidewalks, access ramps, cross gutters, spandrels, pavement delineation, root pruning, sign relocation, placing of asphalt concrete conform, cleanup, public notices, and incidentals as specified in these Special Provisions, City Standards, and Project Plans & Specifications. The Engineer’s estimate is $230,000. Each bidder must have a Class A license to complete this work in accordance with the California Business and Professions Code. The plans and specifications for this Project are available electronically at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/ebidboard. Plan and specification sets can be obtained from CyberCopy (located at 504 N Milpas St, cross street Haley) by contacting Alex Gaytan, CyberCopy Shop Manager, at (805) 884-6155. The City’s contact for this project is Eric Goodall, Project Engineer, 805-897-2664. In order to be placed on the plan holder’s list, the Contractor can register as a document holder for this Project on Ebidboard. Project Addendum notifications will be issued through Ebidboard.com. Although Ebidboard will fax and/or email all notifications once they are provided contact information, bidders are still responsible for obtaining all addenda from the Ebidboard website or the City’s website at: http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/business/bids/purchasing.asp. Bidders are hereby notified that pursuant to provisions of Section 1770, et seq., of the Labor Code of the State of California, the Contractor shall pay its employees the general prevailing rate of wages as determined by the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations. In addition, the Contractor shall be responsible for compliance with the requirements of Section 1777.5 of the California Labor Code relating to apprentice public works contracts. Per California Civil Code Section 9550, a payment bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder for bids exceeding $25,000. The bond must be provided within 10 calendar days from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work. The proposal shall be accompanied by a proposal guaranty bond in the sum of at least 10% of the total amount of the proposal, or alternatively by a certified or cashier’s check payable to the Owner in the sum of at least 10% of the total amount of the proposal. A separate performance bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder. The bond must be provided within 10 calendar days from the notice to award and prior to the performance of any work. January 1, 2016: The call for bids and contract documents must include the following information: •
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No contractor or subcontractor may be listed on a bid proposal for a public works project (submitted on or after March 1, 2015) unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5 [with limited exceptions from this requirement for bid purposes only under Labor Code section 1771.1(a)]. No contractor or subcontractor may be awarded a contract for public work on a public works project (awarded on or after April 1, 2015) unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5. This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations.
The City of Santa Barbara hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, political affiliations or beliefs, sex, age, physical disability, medical condition, marital status or pregnancy as set forth hereunder. GENERAL SERVICES MANAGER CITY OF SANTA BARBARA William Hornung, C.P.M. PUBLISHED: November 16 and 30, 2016 Montecito Journal
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No contractor or subcontractor may be listed on a bid proposal for a public works project (submitted on or after March 1, 2015) unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5 [with limited exceptions from this requirement for bid purposes only under Labor Code section 1771.1(a)]. No contractor or subcontractor may be awarded a contract for public work on a public works project (awarded on or after April 1, 2015) unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5. This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations.
The City of Santa Barbara hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, political affiliations or beliefs, sex, age, physical disability, medical condition, marital status or pregnancy as set forth hereunder. GENERAL SERVICES MANAGER CITY OF SANTA BARBARA
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CITY OF SANTA BARBARA NOTICE TO BIDDERS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received by the City of Santa Barbara Purchasing Office located at 310 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, California, until 3:00 p.m. on the date indicated at which time they will be publicly opened, read and posted for: BID NO. 5496 DUE DATE & TIME: December 6, 2016 UNTIL 3:00P.M. Street Sweeping Services for Roadway Repairs The City of Santa Barbara is now conducting bid and proposal solicitations online through the PlanetBids System™. Vendors can register for the commodities that they are interested in bidding on using NIGP commodity codes at
The initial bidders’ list for all solicitations will be developed from registered vendors. Bids must be submitted on forms supplied by the City of Santa Barbara and in accordance with the specifications, terms and conditions contained therein. Bid packages containing all forms, specifications, terms and conditions may be obtained electronically via PlanetBids. The primary scope of work will be to provide street sweeping services at street locations that have undertaken asphalt pavement repair work performed by City crews. Bidders are hereby notified that pursuant to provisions of Section 1770, et seq., of the Labor Code of the State of California, the Contractor shall pay its employees the general prevailing rate of wages as determined by the Director of Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). In addition, the Contractor shall be responsible for compliance with the requirements of Section 1777.5 of the California Labor Code relating to apprentice public works contracts. Contractors and Subcontractors must be registered with the DIR pursuant to Labor Code 1725.5. This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the DIR. Contractors must be registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5 in order for bid to be considered responsive. Bidders are hereby notified that a Payment Bond in the amount of 100% of the bid total will be required from the successful bidder for bids exceeding $25,000. The bond must be provided with ten (10) calendar days from notice of award and prior to the performance of any work. The bond must be signed by the bidder and a corporate surety, who is authorized to issue bonds in the State of California. Bidders are hereby notified that a Bid Guaranty Bond in the form of a money order or a cashier’s certified check, payable to the order of the City, in the amount of 10% of the bid, or by a bond in said amount and payable to said City, signed by the bidder and a corporate surety, who is authorized to issue bonds in the State of California. If submitting a bid via PlanetBids™, the Bid Guaranty Bond must be uploaded as part of your submittal AND the original Bid Guaranty Bond must be received by the bid date and time to be considered responsive. The City of Santa Barbara affirmatively assures that minority and disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age (over 40), ancestry, color, mental or physical disability, sex, gender identity and expression, marital status, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), national origin, race, religious belief, or sexual orientation in consideration of award. ________________________ William Hornung, C.P.M. General Services Manager
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Members of the Santa Barbara High School Madrigals entertained, as well as the Festival Ballet, with scenes from the Nutcracker, which they will be performing at the Arlington next month. Included in the festive crowd were David and Sharon Bradford, executive director Lynn Brittner, Eleanor Van Cott. Warren and Marlene Miller, and my Journal colleague and bridle correspondent Lynn Kirst.
Having enjoyed the outstanding performance of pitches perfected of Vocalosity are attending harmonizing family Sofia Schuster, Blake Jones, Prudence “Pru” and Rob Sterin, Kristen and Karl Weis; (seated) Ella Jones, Elise Guerrand-Hermes, Mary and John Blair (photo by Priscilla)
off their impressive vocal range. It was an evening of high energy, high note and everything in between. A pre-show bash in the McCune Founders Room attracted Mike and Anne Towbes, Dan and Meg Burnham, Eric and Nina Phillips, Allen and Anne Sides, Christopher Lancashire and Catherine Gee, Kevin Contreras, Kristi Newton and Craig and Kirsten Springer. Yule See Santa Barbara Historical Museum is branching out!
For the first time, instead of throwing its annual Yuletide beano at the museum, more than 150 guests invaded the El Paseo restaurant for a Lighting Up the Season party, chaired by Lisa Burns and featuring 15 trees, each gaily decorated with 200 colorful Christmas lights, which were later auctioned off by ubiquitous KEYT-TV correspondent John Palminteri. Accompanying each tree were myriad gift certificates, which helped raise around $20,000 for the museum’s school programs, which assists 3,000 local children annually.
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 Plaza Party – TravelStore hosts a free evening of music, magic, and merriment in Arlington Plaza. The event features live music by Brazilian singer-guitarist-composer Teka and up-close, sleight-of-hand tricks by strolling magician Mark Collier, plus wine from Melville Vineyards, light bites and treats, including Twenty-Four Blackbirds hot cocoa, and even a photo booth. Each of the businesses in the plaza have prepared special offers for shoppers, with TravelStore conducting a raffle for a two-night stay at the Ranch at Laguna. To top it off, there’s even free valet parking. WHEN: 5:30 to 7:30 pm WHERE: Arlington Plaza, 1324 State St. COST: free INFO: 963-6521 or www.travelstore.com/santa-barbaratravelstore Cover to Cover – The soul singersongwriter Tyrone Wells has released a full 10 albums, including his independent records, building a devoted following through his powerful vocals and strong stage personality (and physical presence – he’s 6-foot4 with a shaved head – that stand in almost unimaginable contrast to his vulnerable heart and knack for personal storytelling. On his current tour, dubbed Cover to Cover after his most recent release, Wells will be sharing songs from all of his records, past to present, as well as debuting his own stylized versions of well-known songs, re-imagined with Wells’s dynamic approach and spanning classics to current hits. Nashville singer-songwriter Tony Lucca opens. WHEN: 8 pm
WHERE: SOhO, 1221 State Street, upstairs in Victoria Court COST: $18 INFO: 962-7776 or www.sohosb.com FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18 Jack’s Hittin’ the Road – Jack Jones, the pop singer who outside of Frank Sinatra was all the rage back in the pre-British Invasion era of the early 1960s, spends most of the year performing in Las Vegas, as befitting a legend who turns 79 in mid-January. The Emmy and two-time Grammy Award winner – who The New York Times recently hailed as “arguably the most technically accomplished male pop singer” – has made more than 70 albums, 17 of which charted on Billboard’s Top 20 back in his heyday. That was his recordings of “Wives and Lovers”, “Lollipops and Roses”, “The Race Is On”, “The Impossible Dream”, and “Call Me Irresponsible” became huge hits, and when he also sang the theme songs for such popular film and TV shows as Love with a Proper Stranger and The Love Boat. Jones’s most recent release was just last year, when he recorded a tribute album for the 100th birthday of Frank Sinatra, his old friend and colleague; Seriously Frank featured a 22-piece band with arrangements by the great Patrick Williams. Jones’s backing band for his appearance tonight at the Lobero is a somewhat smaller combo, just three pieces, but no less stellar, as it features the great pianist/composer Christian Jacobs (familiar to locals through his long association with jazz singer Tierney Sutton), who recently also scored the music to the Eastwooddirected movie Sully. Drummer Jeff
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 She’s the One – Thanks to “I Honestly Love You”, co-written by Montecito resident Jeff Barry, Olivia Newton-John was already a pop sensation before her role opposite John Trovolta in the 1978 film version of Grease catapulted her into superstardom fame, as she scored hit songs including “You’re The One That I Want”, “Summer Nights”, and her mega-hit, “Hopelessly Devoted To You”. The English-Australian singer-songwriter and actress has nabbed four Grammy awards and amassed five No. 1 and 10 other Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 singles plus to chart-toppers on the Billboard 200 albums in her long career, which finds her mostly in Las Vegas these days. Now, straight from her residency at the Flamingo Las Vegas, Newton-John hits the casino circuit to take fans on a musical journey through her lengthy career in movies and music, including the other early hits “Have You Never Been Mellow” and “Please Mr. Please”. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 East Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez COST: $55-$95 INFO: (800) CHUMASH (248-6274) or www.chumashcasino.com
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18 Still Packin’ Heat – Pioneering blues-rock band Canned Heat just passed the half-century mark as a band this year, marking 50 years since blues historians and record collectors Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson and Bob “The Bear” Hite – who chose their name after a 1928 recording by Tommy Johnson – teamed up with former member of Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention Henry “The Sunflower” Vestine and Larry “The Mole” Taylor. They had three big hits during their first few years, including “On The Road Again” in 1968, “Let’s Work Together” in 1970, and “Going Up The Country” in 1969, which became a rock anthem after its inclusion in the film of the original Woodstock festival. Despite Taylor being the only surviving member, somehow Canned Heat has persevered through assorted musical trends and is still anchored by drummer/band leader Adolfo “Fito” de la Parra, who joined in the early 1970s. Now, they’re going up to SOhO, the State Street nightclub located on the second floor of Victoria Court, to keep the beat rolling on. WHEN: 8:30 pm WHERE: SOhO, 1221 State Street, upstairs in Victoria Court COST: $20-$65 INFO: 962-7776 or www.sohosb.com
Hamilton, who has backed Ella Fitzgerald, Barbara Streisand, Mel Torme, Natalie Cole, Oscar Peterson, and Diana Krall among others, and bassist Chris Colangelo, formerly of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, round out the powerhouse trio. WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: 33 East Canon Perdido St. COST: $62 & $79 INFO: 963-0761 or www.lobero.com Bach & Beyond – Camerata Pacifica takes a deep look at Bach and those he’s influenced in a centuries-spanning, global-trotting concert at Hahn Hall. Harpsichordist Paolo Bordignon – who made his Camerata debut with last season’s Brandenburg Concertos – first plays Bach’s F Major Two-Part Invention and the Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue before counterpoint and color are further explored in the composer’s Trio Sonata in G major, BWV 1038. Next up is a look at the harpsichord’s potential for contemporary music via chamber works by Henri Dutilleux (Les Citations for Harpsichord, Percussion, Oboe and Bass) and Elliott Carter (Sonata for Flute, Oboe, Cello, and Harpsichord). Then, post-intermission, the concert veers to the marimba, accompanied by the flute in Naoko Hishinuma’s recent “On a Full Moon Night”, and in two recent works for percussion and cello: Andy Akiho’s Bach-inspired “21”, and PulitzerPrize winner Caroline Shaw’s “Boris Kerner” for Cello & Flower Pots. Shaw’s music has been described as “a beguiling combination of the familiar and the bracingly unusual,” which, quite clearly, is also an
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apt description of the program as a whole, from the adventurous Camerata. American oboist James Austin Smith makes his Camerata debut, joined by ensemble regulars Adrian Spence (flute), Ani Aznavoorian (cello), Timothy Eckert (double bass), and Ji Hye Jung (percussion). WHEN: 7:30 pm WHERE: Hahn Hall, 1070 Fairway Road COST: $56 (1pm $22) INFO: 884-8410 or www.cameratapacifica.org SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19 Podcast Turns 100 – The FunkZone Podcast creator Ted Mills hosts the 100th episode of his popular arts interview podcast as a live event at the hip live-work-art space SBCAST. Mills has interviewed visual artists and other creatives from Santa Barbara and beyond for hour-long conversations about their art and life, including painters Jeremy Harper, Jill Sattler, Julie B. Montgomery, and Derek Harrison, artists R. Nelson Parrish and Nancy Gifford, curator Frank Goss, musician Parry Gripp, poet Jodie Hollander, actress/director Samantha Eve, and Ivertigo Dance choreograph Laura Karlin. The special live 100th episode show will be presented in a talk-show format, with surprise guests, music, and special video presentations, plus a silent auction with deals in art and in culture, and sales of food, wine, and beer. A portion of proceeds of the show will go to Slingshot, a nonprofit that gives artists with developmental 17 – 24 November 2016
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20 It’s Skerry Down Here – Brian Skerry is considered one of the world’s leading underwater photographers, due to his intimate portraits of sea life that reveal beauty and mystery in the depths of the big blue. For Skerry, a day at the office might include watching his boat sink, being nipped at by sharks, getting chased by a sperm whale or tangling with a giant squid. A contract photographer for National Geographic magazine for nearly 20 years, Skerry has employed his award-winning photojournalism as a voice for marine conservation, inspiring reverence for underwater environments while offering hope for protecting the vitality of the world’s oceans. But Skerry is also an experienced presenter who frequently lectures on photography and conservation issues at such venues as TED Talks, The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., the Royal Geographical Society in London, and the Sydney Opera House in Australia. His multimedia presentation, which he will deliver at UCSB this afternoon as part of Arts & Lectures’ National Geographic Live series, is titled “Ocean Wild: The Light Beneath the Seas”. WHEN: 3 pm WHERE: UCSB’s Campbell Hall COST: $25 general, $15 youths 18 & under INFO: 893-3535 or www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu
disabilities a chance to create work; SBCAST will be devoting one of its galleries that night to display and sell their art. WHEN: 6 to 9 pm WHERE: 513 Garden St. COST: $20 general, free for children under 15 ($100 VIP tickets include food, drinks, and souvenirs) INFO: 895-4897 or www. funkzonepodcast100.eventbrite.com Something Like a Chair – International collector and designer Michael Boyd joins UCSB curatorial Fellow and doctoral candidate Lilit Sadoyan in an intimate conversation about chairs in conjunction with the exhibition “Done. Undone. Redone: The Chair” currently at UCSB’s AD&A Museum. In a Collector’s Point of View conversation, the pair will discuss the history of chair design and Boyd’s renowned collection, as well as ponder such questions as: What makes for a meaningful chair? How might it be the site for the convergence of form, function, environment, and intentionality? WHEN: 2 pm; WHERE: UCSB campus, across from the lagoon COST: free INFO: 893-2951 or www.museum.ucsb.edu
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20 Fuller Brushes the Keys – New York City-based jazz pianist Larry Fuller was the last pianist with Ray Brown’s Trio before the legendary bassist passed away in 2002 and has also served as a member of the Jeff Hamilton Trio, and most recently in the same role with the John Pizzarelli Quartet. Partial to mainstream jazz, Fuller has also performed with Stanley Turrentine, Phil Woods, Clark Terry, Herb Ellis, John Legend, and Nicholas Payton, and for six years was the musical director for vocalist Ernestine Anderson. He played piano on her Grammy-nominated 1993 CD Now and Then. Now, he’s heading to SOhO for a Santa Barbara Jazz Society gig with a trio rounded out by rising bassist Katie Thiroux and acclaimed drummer Matt Witek. WHEN: 1 to 4 pm WHERE: SOhO, 1221 State Street, upstairs in Victoria Court COST: $25 general, $15 SBJS members, $7 members who are local professional jazz musicians or full-time students INFO: 962-7776/www.sohosb.com or 687-7123/www.sbjazz.org •MJ
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 Both Sides Now – Violinist Augustin Hadelich, who captivated the audience when he performed with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra last season as part of CAMA’s International Series at the Granada, now returns to town for an intimate recital at the Lobero for CAMA’s Masterseries. Praised for his masterful technique and poetic sensitivity and the gorgeous tone he coaxes from the 1723 “Kiesewetter” Stradivarius violin, Hadelich will perform with pianist Joyce Yang, a Van Cliburn International Piano Competition silver medalist and Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient who has charmed audiences with her virtuosity, lyricism, and interpretive prowess. The pair will play a wide-ranging program comprising Beethoven’s Sonata for Violin and Piano No.8 in G Major, Op.30, No.3; Brett Dean’s Berlin Music (2010); Eugène Ysaÿes’ Sonata for Solo Violin in E Major, Op.27, No.6, “Manuel Quiroga”; and Franck’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major (1886). WHEN: 8 pm WHERE: 33 East Canon Perdido St. COST: $39 & $49 INFO: 963-0761/www.lobero.com or 966-4324/www.camasb.org
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group exercises that explore ways of seeing, connecting, and appreciating yourself and others at a deeper level. Admission to the 7 to 10 pm workshop at Yoga Soup (28 Parker Way) is $18 in advance or $25 day-of. Call 965-8811 or visit www.yogasoup.com/authentic-relating-games-2/.
Santa Barbara Mantra Lounge’s monthly Evening of Melodious Kirtan & Vegan Fare at Montecito Library/ Community Hall takes place this Friday, November 18, starting at 7 pm. All are encouraged to join in for a relaxing evening of meditative song – featuring call-and-response chanting in Sanskrit – and post-chanting vegan dining. Membership is not required to participate, and the organizers provide the ambiance, music, lyrics, and vegan eats while you just need to bring your voice, a favorite cushion in you don’t want to sit on the provided chairs, and a willingness to open your heart. Admission is $7 at the door, at 1469 East Valley Road. More info at www. meetup.com/Santa-Barbara-MantraLounge-Kirtan/events/235398422/ or w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / MantraLoungeKirtanSantaBarbara.
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La Casa de Maria offers “Experiencing Your Soul’s Pilgrimage to Paradise: a Weekend Immersion with Dante”. Participants will re-live Dante’s Divine Comedy, considered the greatest spiritual classic in Western literature, through poetry, art, music, film, times of reflection, and outdoor walks. The book traces a richly imagined soul journey through the depths of spiritual hell, up a mountain of growth and cleansing, and into a multi-layered paradise. Over the weekend, the group will retrace this
journey using the three levels of the Center for Spiritual Renewal, as we learn, listen, and feast together in the historic house. The workshops, which runs Friday to Sunday, is co-lead by Steve Jacobsen, the co-director of La Casa de Maria and former executive director of Hospice of Santa Barbara, and a parish pastor and theologian for 27 years, and Kayleen Asbo, a scholar, cultural historian, classical musician, writer, and teacher. Commuter fee is $315. This Sunday: Radhule Weininger’s monthly Mindfulness Practice Retreat, a free half-day retreat to create a refuge for calming the mind, opening the heart, and finding peace with ourselves and others through gently guided meditations. All levels of meditators are welcome. The 2:30 to 6 pm workshop is on a donation basis. Thanksgiving weekend (November 25-27) brings “Are These Extravagant Promises?”: A Weekend Retreat for People in Recovery. The workshop begins with the premise that the promises of The Big Book (AA) are only a small taste of the deeper riches of authentic spiritual renewal and transformation. John McAndrew, M.A., MDiv, former director of Spiritual Care at the Betty Ford Center, leads a weekend to consider how utilizing the 12 Steps can bring an unimagined life of service, grace, and self-acceptance. The weekend will include presentations, sharing sessions, and time for reflection and meditation. All are welcome. Commuter fee is $265. La Casa de Maria is located at 800 El Bosque Road. Call 969-5031 or visit www.lacasademaria.org.
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Tribal Trust Foundation hosts a Gathering the Tribe/barbecue this Saturday, November 20, 1-4 pm at El Capitan Canyon Resort, 11560 Calle Real, west of Santa Barbara. “Sharing Indigenous Wisdom and Culture in Support of Mother Earth and Global Healing” is the theme for the event, held at Canyon, a former Chumash gathering place. The day begins with an opening prayer and ceremony at 1:15, with the barbeque served at 2, followed by Board Member Sharing of Tribal Trust Projects at 3, including presentations by Jose Muñoz, keeper of the New Maya Calendar; the Grandmother/Elder Project; and Hustlers for Humanity, plus Offering of Indigenous Arts & Crafts. All are invited to join in discussion and education about ways our local community can support the leaders of the protest at Standing Rock from afar. The day’s donation is $65 including hosted bar. For more information, call 857-1789 or email mayashawgale@ gmail.com. •MJ
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November’s Santa Barbara Cuddle Connection meet-up this Saturday, November 19. Guests will experience a platonic, safe, nurturing environment to wind down and revel in the restoring power of human touch in a myriad of G-rated (meaning completely non-sexual) forms. The workshop/social experience will teach you to comfortably connect by first learning safety guidelines and cuddle position before the “Cuddle Flows” that naturally evolve. All exchanges are mutually consensual – no touch is required at anytime. You are even invited to participate only by observation if that is your choice. Facilitator Amber York is a Platonic Touch therapist who offers healing body work, facials, and private and public cuddles. Your next invitation to join the world wide Cuddle Community takes place Saturday 6:30 to 9:30 pm (6 pm check-in) at Santa Barbara Body Therapy Institute, 516 N. Quarantina St. Admission is $20. Call or text 4502907 or email questions/rsvp at sant abarbaracuddleconnection@gmail. com.
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With choice of Hash Browns, Fries, Mixed Green, Caesar Salad, Fruit Salad
Fresh Squeezed OJ or Grapefruit Juice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..................................... $ 6/8. Bowl of Chopped Fresh Fruit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .......................................... 9. with Lime and Mint
Giant Shrimp Cocktail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................... 22. Chilled Crab Meat Cocktail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................... 22. Grilled Artichoke with Choice of Sauce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ......................................... 14. Burrata Mozzarella, Basil and Ripe Tomato . . . . . . . . ........................................ 19. Today’s Soup .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ......................................... 10.
Lucky Burger, 8 oz., All Natural Chuck ....... ...................................................... $ 20. Choice of Cheese, Homemade French Fried Potatoes, Soft Bun or Kaiser Roll
Grilled Chicken Breast Club on a Soft Bun ................................................. 18. with Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Avocado
Sliced Filet Mignon Open Faced Sandwich, 6 oz. ........................................ 24. with Mushrooms, Homemade French Fried Potatoes
Hot Corned Beef .......................................................................................... 19. on a Kaiser Roll or Rye
Reuben Sandwich ........................................................................................ 20. with Corned Beef, Sauerkraut and Gruyere on Rye
French Onion Soup, Gratinée with Cheeses . . . . . . . . ......................................... 12. Matzo Ball Soup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........................................ 12. Lucky Chili ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........................................ 15. with Cheddar and Onions
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Salads and Other Specialties •
Wedge of Iceberg ................................. ...................................................... $10. with Roquefort or Thousand Island Dressing
Caesar Salad ................................................................................................ 10.
Eggs and Other Breakfast Dishes •
with Grilled Chicken Breast ...............................................................................
Eggs Served with choice of Hash Browns, Fries, Sliced Tomatoes, Fruit Salad
Classic Eggs Benedict . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .......................................
Seafood Louis .............................................................................................. 29. $18.
with Julienne Ham and Hollandaise
Crab, Shrimp, Avocado, Egg, Romaine, Tomato, Cucumber
Charred Rare Tuna Nicoise Salad ........ ........................................................ 27.
California Eggs Benedict . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ......................................... 18. with Spinach, Tomato and Avocado
Lucky’s Salad ....................................... ........................................................ 17. with Romaine, Shrimp, Bacon, Green Beans and Roquefort
Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................... 22. Smoked Salmon and Sautéed Onion Omelet . . . . . . . . ........................................ 19. with Sour Cream and Chives
Cobb Salad .................................................................................................. 19. Tossed with Roquefort Dressing
Chopped Salad ............................................................................................. 17.
Wild Mushroom and Gruyere Omelet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ......................................... 19. Home Made Spanish Chorizo Omelet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ......................................... 18. with Avocado
Small New York Steak 6 oz, and Two Eggs Any Style ................................ 25. Corned Beef Hash (made right here) and Two Poached Eggs ......................... 19.
with Arugula, Radicchio, Shrimp, Prosciutto, Cannellini Beans and Onions
Sliced Steak Salad ....................................................................................... 24. with Arugula, Radicchio and Sautéed Onion
Jimmy the Greek Salad with Feta ........ ........................................................ 14. Dos Pueblos Abalone (4pcs) ................. ....................................................... 28.
Huevos Rancheros, Two Eggs Any Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ......................................... 15. Tortillas, Melted Cheese, Avocado and Warm Salsa
Brioche French Toast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ......................................... 14. with Fresh Berries and Maple Syrup
Waffle Platter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........................................ 14. with Fresh Berries, Whipped Cream, Maple Syrup
Smoked Scottish Salmon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........................................ 20. Toasted Bialy or Bagel, Cream Cheese and Olives, Tomato & Cucumber
Mixed Vegetable Frittata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........................................ 17. with Gruyere
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