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The best things in life are

Mineards Miscellany

The Voice of the Village

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Two hundred diners, including Tab Hunter and friends, mourn the last day of Piatti; class-action bigwig Robert Lieff settles into Montecito life, p. 6

COMMUNITY CALENDAR, P. 11 CALENDAR OF EVENTS, P. 40 GUIDE TO MONTECITO EATERIES, P. 42

VILLAGE BEAT
Coming & Going Pastor Jim Stretchberry christens Deacon T Buckley with a splash of frankincense and myrrh, p. 32

Our Town Michael Boltons Ojai Golf Tourney features Clint Eastwood, John OHurley, and a bevy of stars, p. 36

San Ysidro Pathway May Really Become Safe Route To School After All (and $8.7-million Firehouse #3 Plans Move Forward), page 12
93108 OPEN HOUSE DIRECTORY P.45

On Entertainment Glen Campbell faces onset of Alzheimers with courage and a little Country Music at the Lobero, p. 41

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Jerome Robbins: Dances at a Gathering Christopher Wheeldon: After the Rain Peter Martins: A Fool for You

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Jeffrey Harding attended last weeks Radius 2011 Real Estate & Economic Forecast; here are his observations Piatti closes its doors for good; Brock Browers novel republished; Robert Lieff featured in Columbia Law School magazine; Reality star goes back to school; News of eagle at SB Zoo goes national; SB Rescue Missions Back to the Bayou; Mike and Anne Towbes honored; Yes is a Long Time at UCSB; Westmont Museum of Art promoted; Opera on the Go season kicks off; Prince Harry to visit California Richard Nordlund laments passing of David Myrick; Randolph Siple swamped by readers; Bob and Tina Gale defend Montecito Christmas tree; Sylvia Weller reflects on origins of tree decorating; Monte Wilson celebrates Car show anniversary; Das Williams addresses AB 889 issue; Earl Stanfield smells a stench at SBCC; Dale Lowdermilk waits for The Big One; Leoncio Martins names Worst Governors Ever; devoted reader puts things into perspective Hisham Matar discusses latest book; Ojai Peddlers Fair; MBAR and MA meetings; Senior Planning Services Meet & Greet; MERRAG trains on fire safety; Cecile Richards speaks at annual Planned Parenthood event; Carol Burnett honored; High School Reunion; Our Lady Mount Carmel holds annual auction Handy guide to assist readers in determining when to take that walk or run on the beach

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Montecito Miscellany

Picasso and Braque exhibit opens at SBMA; Stand Up for Kids Auction benefits Boys & Girls Club; Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network holds Wildlife Sunset cruise aboard Channel Cat Sign mystery continues; theft from Canon View Road; classroom robbed on San Ysidro Road

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21 Sheriffs Blotter 23 On Finance 24 Seniority

Tim Hatton takes a look at investing in gold, and whether ETF shares or physical possession is advised Montecitos Friendship Center adult day care expands to Goleta! Montecito Library now has eBooks for Kindles; annual book sale coming right up; puppet show on Friday October 21 and Karen Lee Stevens on the 24th

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Letters to the Editor

25 Library Corner

Downtown Santa Barbara hosts 1st Thursday; The Lives of Giants kicks off UCSB Arts & Lectures world music series; Starry Night begins State Street Ballet season; Glen Campbells bittersweet return to Santa Barbara; Kathleen Sharp signs new book at Chaucers Hot Buttered Rum headlines fiddle festival; Glen Campbell to perform benefit concert at Lobero; roundup of films at UCSB The most complete, up-to-date, comprehensive listing of all individually owned Montecito restaurants, coffee houses, bakeries, gelaterias, and hangouts; some in Santa Barbara, Summerland, and Carpinteria too Latest films, times, theaters, and addresses: theyre all here, as they are every week Homes and condos currently for sale and open for inspection in the 93108 Area Our very own Craigslist of classified ads, in which sellers offer everything from summer rentals to estate sales

30 Your Westmont

41 On Entertainment

Five count em five new tenure track professors introduced Anita Perry visits, addresses crowd of 200 at Montecito Country Club; Bluegrass Festival features Mobile Homeboys and Haddon Cord; Deacon T christened at Tom and Mary Belles

11 Community Calendar

32 Coming & Going

42 Guide to Montecito Eateries

33 Remembering David 35 Coup de Grace 36 Our Town

Tide Guide

David Myrick, who died September 24, wasnt just a longtime resident; he wrote the history of Montecito Birds tweet, marine layer lifts and Graces husbands flight is delayed; time to finish that patio, says Ms Rachow Ojai really knows how to put on a golf tournament; Michael Bolton and celebrity friends tee off for charity Lowenkopf revisits comic novel Lucky Jim, published in 1954

43 Movie Showtimes

45 Open House Directory

12 Village Beat

Land Use suggests changes for Fire Station 3; Beautification plans well underway; update on San Ysidro Pathway, Hot Springs Campaign and smart meters; Senior Planning Services celebrates new office opening; weather station installed on grounds of La Casa de Maria; hobbit-sized door at Crane School

46 Classified Advertising

38 Book Talk

47 Local Business Directory

Business owners place business cards here so readers know where to look when they need what those businesses offer

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Editorial

by Jeffrey Harding

Mr. Harding is a real estate investor and a principal of Montecito Realty Investors, LLC. He was formerly a real estate lawyer in Santa Barbara. He also was financing director of a homebuilder. He has many years of experience in business cycles related to real estate, investments, and finance. He writes the blog, The Daily Capitalist (www.dailycapitalist.com). You can e-mail him at econophile@dailycapitalist.com.

attended the Radius 2011 Real Estate & Economic Forecast held last Thursday at Fess Parkers DoubleTree Resort and got a very good picture of our local commercial real estate market, which, it turns out, is a bit better than last years: In 2010, industrial vacancies were 5.3%; in 2011, 4.9%. Office vacancies: 10.3% in 2010; 8.0% in 2011. Retail: 2.4% vacancy in 2010; 2.0% in 2011. Santa Barbara has always been a tight market, but isnt immune from business cycles. Because it is so difficult to build here, and because its a beautiful place, the market has always been expensive even relative to other coastal California areas. Our market, however, has been sluggish since the Crash of 08, which gives you an idea of the scope of what we have been going through. Radius retail specialist Paul Gamberdella noted that things are heating up a bit on State Street; Marshalls and H&M, two big national retailers, took over the Borders and Barnes & Noble buildings. REI will be opening a new store on lower State Street in November, and Mr. Gamberdella hinted at several other deals in the works, one for the Pep Boys building at 424 State Street. One popular measure of value is the capitalization rate; the average on the South Coast for commercial real estate is 6.5%. But it was 5.8% in 2007, the height of the boom, so prices have come down. Broker Brad Frohling said the majority of deals are bought by owner-occupants and that only 8% of deals were REO (foreclosed and sold by the lender). Apartments have been tight since, well, almost forever, which is why rents are still high. Generally speaking, apartments have been the bluest of Santa Barbaras blue chip real estate. And Radiuss Steve Golis saw nothing that would change that investment scenario. The average cap rate on South Coast apartments is a low 5.21%. In 2007, the height of the boom, the average cap rate was 4.1%, which is ridiculously low. Because we are Santa Barbara, and because there is a lot of money chasing apartment deals, apartments are more expensive.

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Dragging Out The Economic Pain

The new head of the UCSB Economic Forecast is economist Peter Rupert, who had worked for the Cleveland Fed for 12 years. He follows economists Mark Schniepp and Bill Watkins in that position. What attracted me to Professor Rupert was that the first thing out of his mouth when he was talking about business cycles was his intriguing answer to the question: What should we do about the busts? His answer? Nothing. In particular, he noted that so-called Keynesian fiscal stimulus, which has been wildly popular with the current and last Administrations, is of questionable value. Money sucked out of the economy and spent on governmentfavored projects do little to revive economies. Professor Rupert made an insightful comment about why the economy is not growing: not because consumers arent spending, but because capital investment has declined by 30% to 40%, depending on what is being measured. His conclusion: this economy has a long way to go for complete recovery. He sees GDP continuing flat to perhaps modest growth. Professor Rupert is dead-on as to why the economy is not growing. We have destroyed so much capital in the bust phase of this boom-bust cycle, it is going to take years, the Professor said, to rebuild this capital. And the capital is not the kind of capital that can be printed by the Fed. If printing worked, the U.S. would already have fully recovered. Mark Schniepp noted several things. First, that the bulk of private sector growth in the county was in agriculture, the biggest sector of our economy. Growth in non-farm jobs was mostly in the professional and leisure sectors. So far in 2011, we are up about 2,000 private sector jobs and have lost 3,000 public sector jobs in the past four years. Dr. Schniepp sees modest growth in the future, both regionally and nationally. The Montecito Capitalist is forecasting continued economic stagnation and weakness in the economy with continuing high unemployment. Our reasoning has to do with the destruction, and lack of formation, of real capital needed for economic growth. The government has continued to put up barriers to the factors that would more quickly create capital, thus dragging out the economic pain. MJ 6 13 October 2011
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Arrivederci Piatti!
fter more than two decades, Piatti, the popular Italian nosheteria in the Upper Village, closed its doors for good last week. But the occasion did not go unnoticed by the eaterys loyal followers, many of whom started going to the restaurant as children. Former actor Tab Hunter and a number of friends, including Teresa McWilliams, Allan Glaser and Dick Meyn, even wore black to mourn the occasion. Were all sad to see it go, lamented Tab, who lives just a tiaras toss or two away. Its a lovely setting and the food has always been great. Theres a lot of history here. Manager Sarah Rudd, who worked at Piatti for 17 years, said, Its all very sad. Its so hard saying goodbye after so many years. These customers have

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t is with great sadness that we note the passing of David Myrick last week. David was a dedicated friend of the Montecito Association and our history office. David served on our board of directors for seven years. During many of these years, David was our History Committee chairperson, actively helping to keep that volunteer office open to the public and thriving through his generous contributions. In 2008, we recognized Davids contributions by honoring him as Montecito Citizen of the Year at Beautification Day. Davids legacy to the Montecito community is enormous. His two published volumes on Montecito history, Montecito and Santa Barbara Volumes I & II: From Farms to Estates and The Days of the Great Estates, remain the authority on the history of Montecito properties and personalities. David kindly shared his vast knowledge at a talk and slide show last year on behalf of the Associations history office that we will remember dearly. We will miss Davids kind manner, gentlemanly ways and keen mind. Sincerely, Richard Nordlund, President and the Board of Directors of the Montecito Association

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Swamped by MJ Readers

Yesterday (October 2) was our First Sunday on the mountain and I was swamped by all the people who read Me and My Pacemaker (Letters to the Editor MJ # 17/39). I was taken aback because I did not anticipate the response. Everyone was talking about the SM (Siple Maneuver). I thought you would like to know that page 20 was well read. We had about 50 people and one hell of a great jazz event. I even took the pacemaker and my wife for a dance. Everything worked well. Thanks for the space. Randolph Siple Carpinteria (Editors note: Mr. Siple hosts The Rooster Crows, which airs Tuesday 2 pm and 10 pm, and again on Saturday at 5 pm on AM 1290. He is also a winemaker and an organic certifier. First Sunday at his vineyard features Dixieland Jazz on the first Sunday of every month. He can be reached at therooster@west.net)

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In response to Jay Fenders letter opposing the Christmas tree at San Ysidro and 101 (Tradition Should Die MJ # 17/39) because hes not Christian and is therefore offended by it: Mr. Fender, were offended by your desire to impose your disdain of Christmas on everyone else. Like you, were not Christians, but unlike you, we love that tree (and Christmas too), and we want to see the tradition continue. If its on public property, so what? Christmas happens to be a legal national holiday. And theres no mention of a Christmas tree in the Bible. Were not talking about a nativity scene. Were not talking about a cross. Were talking about a tree on which schoolchildren hang garlands and paper plates they decorated. This gives our local kids an opportunity to make a creative contribution to our community that everyone can enjoy everyone but you, that is. Peace on Earth, good will toward men. Youve got a problem with

I read with surprise that the mystery Christmas tree at the San Ysidro off-ramp had caused some negative feelings. Most likely, the writer was not aware that decorating an evergreen in mid-winter harkens back to Winter Solstice celebrations pre-dating Christianity. When the Church calendar was put in place a few hundred years after Jesus died the date of his birth was chosen to coincide with the ancient celebration. In those frigid areas the Solstice party was held at the darkest time of the year. People cut trees and tied candles to them to mark the changing of the light and the lengthening of the days. This seems to have cheered them up considerably. My father emigrated from Germany before the two World Wars. The textile industry in New England needed trained chemists and he qualified to be admitted. At that time, not everyone who wanted to come to the U.S. could get in. As a child, he had been sent to a Catholic school, but evidently 6 13 October 2011

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it didnt take as he never went to church. He preferred riding a horse or sailing his boat, and he never saw any reason to explain why. During the Depression, with all the textile mills closing down and the family moving to a small town, Christmas took on a magical essence. As the season approached we waited with rousing excitement for the moment the Plymouth rolled into the driveway with a tree tied to the running board. It was a harbinger of hope. Nobody fussed or quarreled as we layered each bough with silver tinsel and then declared it the best one he had ever found. Like many Germans of that era, only English was spoken in our home. My mother was American, but that wasnt the only reason. The thinking was that this was his new country and his new life, freely chosen, and its language would be his own. However, my non-church going father did teach me one German song, and I learned it by heart. It was O Tannenbaum (Oh Christmas Tree). Sylvia Weller Montecito

to Carole and Marc for presenting our group in such a positive light. We hope to remain a very positive and active fixture for the community. Please stop by anytime, wed love to have you join us. Monte Wilson Santa Barbara Cars & Coffee

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Thank you so much for the kind article written by Carole Lieff and photographed by Marc Beauparlant about Cars & Coffee (MJ # 17/39). Its hard to believe, but our group will celebrate its one-year anniversary on October 22. Our goal has been and will always be to help support the people, the community and the businesses of Montecito and greater Santa Barbara. While we started out as a bunch of car people that meet every Sunday morning on Coast Village Road for a cup of coffee and share car stories, its quickly grown to a true community. We now have people that simply come by just to talk, catch up with old friends and yes, some bring some pretty neat cars. Ironically, we get people that come up on a regular basis from as far south as Pasadena to Santa Maria in the north. Were so fortunate that our area has such beauty and charm that I think they like to have a destination to bring their car and then spend the day. As Carole mentioned, we get some incredibly rare and unusual cars... you just never know whats lurking in the garages of Montecito. We also have a weekly newsletter that we use to communicate different activities and highlight local cars, people and events as well as a Facebook page where we post all the latest photos and information. If there is anything we can do to help the community please let us know and please pass our thanks on 6 13 October 2011

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I appreciate the opportunity to address some factual inaccuracies made in a recent letter to the editor by Mr. Ralph Iannelli (Time to Start Governing MJ # 17/39), regarding my vote on a bill that would have given domestic workers some basic work protections offered other workers. In this day of instant shared information, it is important that we remember a quote by Daniel Moynihan: Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts. When I voted for AB 889 on the floor of the Assembly back in early June, I did so because the proposed legislation would simply give domestic workers some of the same rights as other workers. That should not be surprising because I have long been and will continue to be an advocate for working people. Historically, domestic workers have not received the same protections under the law as workers in other industries. Part of that is because of the nature of domestic work being more personal and servant based. Another element is that the work has long been seen as womens work with the vast majority of domestic workers being women of color and immigrants. Domestic workers, as defined in the bill, does not include babysitters as has widely been claimed. In fact, there is a specific exclusion of inhome Supportive Services program employees, specified family members and babysitters and child care providers (Section 3 of AB 889). Additionally, personal attendants, which explicitly includes babysitters, are completely exempt from the general overtime requirements, meal and rest break requirements and other provisions. The bill, which was last being held in the Senate Appropriations Committee and not slated for any immediate further action, would simply regulate wages, hours and working conditions of domestic workers, a class of working people who are often taken advantage of with few protections. These are workers who care for the most important elements of their employers lives, their families and

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Sunstone Winery. Tickets for the drawing are $100 each; only 200 tickets will be sold. When: 5:30 pm to 8 pm Where: 920 Summit Road Cost: $200 per person RSVP: 963-2445 ext. 1771 An Evening of Laughter & Love Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation helps honor Carol Burnett with a benefit auction at the Lobero Theater. Emmy host Jane Lynch is a special presenter and Dennis Miller, Emmy Award-winning comedian, TV personality and radio talk show host, will serve as Master of Ceremonies while actor, writer and Montecito local Billy Baldwin will serve as the events official celebrity auctioneer. Auction items include Platinum Passes to SBIFF 2012, tickets to the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Dancing with the Stars and other entertainment arenas, and a trip for ten to Casa Quixote on the Mexican Riviera. When: Friday, October 14, 8 pm to 10 pm Where: Lobero Theater, 33 East Canon Perdido Street Cost: from $150 Info: www.lobero.com or www.teddybearcancerfoundation.org SATURDAY OCTOBER 15 High School Reunion Santa Barbara High School Class of 1976 will celebrate its 35-year reunion with various events When: Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16 Info: www.SBHSclassof1976.com SAVE THE DATE All are invited and welcome to attend Our Lady of Mount Carmel Schools 28th Annual Auction Fundraiser, Venetian Masquerade, at the Coral Casino. Beginning at 4 pm, it will be a wonderful evening of festive gathering, silent and live auctions, sunset views, and delicious food. John Palminteri serves as the master of ceremonies, and Bill Mandarino will provide the music for the evening. All proceeds directly benefit Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School. When: Sunday, October 23, 4 pm Where: 1260 Channel Drive Cost: $115 per person Info: 969-5965 or www.mountcarmelschool.net ONGOING Taste of Harvest In tandem with the third annual epicure.sb Santa Barbaras month-long foodie festival patrons are invited to take a tasting tour of the local wine country at the Biltmores Ty Lounge. During October, the lounge will

feature a flight of four wines from Santa Barbaras Deep Sea label. Guests can opt to pair their flights with bites showcasing local seasonal ingredients. Ty Lounge is open daily at 1260 Channel Drive. For hours and information, please call 805-969-2261. MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS Art Classes Beginning and advanced, all ages and by appt, just call Where: Portico Gallery, 1235 Coast Village Road Info: 695-8850 TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS Adventuresome Aging Where: 89 Eucalyptus Lane Info: 969-0859; ask for Susan WEDNESDAYS THRU SATURDAYS Live Entertainment at Cava Where: Cava, 1212 Coast Village Road When: 7 pm to 10 pm Info: 969-8500 MONDAYS Story Time at the Library When: 10:30 to 11 am Where: Montecito Library, 1469 East Valley Road Info: 969-5063 Early Memory Loss Program Where: Friendship Center, 89 Eucalyptus Ln Info: Susan Forkush, 969-0859 x15 TUESDAYS Boy Scout Troop 33 Meeting Open to all boys ages 11-17; visitors welcome When: 7:15 pm Where: Scout House, Upper Manning Park, 449 San Ysidro Road THURSDAYS Pick-up Basketball Games He shoots; he scores! The Montecito Family YMCA is offering pick-up basketball on Thursdays at 5:30 pm. Join coach Donny for warm-up, drills and then scrimmages. Adults welcome too. When: 5:30 pm Where: Montecito Family YMCA, 591 Santa Rosa Lane Info: 969-3288 FRIDAYS Farmers Market When: 8 am to 11:15 am Where: South side of Coast Village Road SUNDAYS Vintage & Exotic Car Day Motorists and car lovers from as far away as Los Angeles and as close as East Valley Road park in front of Richies Barber Shop at the bottom of Middle Road on Coast Village Road going west to show off and discuss their prized possessions, automotive trends and other subjects. Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Corvettes prevail, but there are plenty other autos to admire. When: 8 am to 10 am (or so) Where: 1187 Coast Village Road Info: sbcarscoffee@gmail.com MJ

FRIDAY OCTOBER 7 Book Discussion Libyan novelist Hisham Matar will read from his latest book, Anatomy of a Disappearance. Matar wrote In the Country of Men, published in 2006 and has been translated into 26 languages. His debut novel was nominated for the 2006 Man Booker Prize, the Guardian First Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. It won six international literary awards, including a Commonwealth Writers Prize. Matar was born in New York City to Libyan parents and spent his childhood first in Tripoli and then in Cairo. He lives in London, and serves as an associate professor at Barnard College in New York City. When: 12 noon Where: Founders Room in Westmonts Kerr Student Center, 955 La Paz Road Info: 565-6079 SATURDAY OCTOBER 8 Ojai Peddlers Fair The Ojai Peddlers Fair is held rain or shine, and is chockfull of quality antiques, collectibles, handcrafts and international crafts. This is a benefit for the Mira Monte PTO. Vendors are sought. When: 9 am to 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday, October 8 & 9 Where: Chaparral Auditorium at 414 E. Ojai Avenue Info: Pat, 964-8915 MONDAY OCTOBER 10 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 OCTOBER 11 Meet & Greet Senior Planning Services invites the public for a meet and greet to celebrate the companys new office in the Upper Village. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet

and speak with Suzanne McNeely, Senior Planning Services President and Founder, her elder care managers and consultants, and to reconnect with neighbors throughout the afternoon. A complimentary consultation with a Senior Planning Services elder care expert will be also be offered to all who come by. When: noon to 6 pm Where: Upper Village North Information: 969-3312 Montecito Association Meeting The Montecito Association is committed to preserving, protecting, and enhancing the semi-rural residential character of Montecito; public is invited When: 4 pm Where: Montecito Hall, 1469 East Valley Rd THURSDAY OCTOBER 13 MERRAG Meeting and Training Network of trained volunteers that work and/or live in the Montecito area prepare to respond to community disaster during critical first 72 hours following an event. The mutual self-help organization serves Montecitos residents with the guidance and support of the Montecito Fire, Water and Sanitary Districts. This month: fire safety and extinguisher use. When: 10 am Where: Montecito Fire Station, 595 San Ysidro Road Info: Geri, 969-2537 FRIDAY OCTOBER 14 Politics, Sex & Cocktails Planned Parenthoods annual event takes place at the Montecito Country Club with featured speaker Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. Named one of Time magazines 100 Most Influential People of 2011, Richards is the daughter of the late, former governor of Texas, Ann Richards, who was keynote speaker at the 2002 Politics, Sex & Cocktails event and recipient of the Action Funds Giraffe Award. A drawing will be held for a Winemakers Dinner for eight in Santa Ynez Valley, featuring a dinner catered by New West Catering, served in the private wine cellar at

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building is already 75 feet from the road, and it is designed in a Spanish Mediterranean style, similar to homes in Montecito. It is a mix of residential and function, she said, but it should still signal that the community cares about its people and wants to protect properties. She went on, It should be obvious that it is a fire station. The configuration of the buildings was discussed, and Kent suggested shifting the main building 90 degrees to lessen the views from East Valley Road. Committee member Tom Bollay opined that the height of the apparatus bays is excessive. They seem out of scale for no reason, he said. Operations Chief Terry McElwee explained the height is due to the height of the fire engines; he anticipated fire engine heights will increase over time. We plan on using this building for the next fifty years, without structural changes, McElwee responded. The land on which the station will be built, which sits on the Palmer Jackson estate, is about a 2.5-acre parcel. Originally the Jackson family agreed to sell 1.5 acres of their property to MFPD, but were asked for another acre to provide a buffer area on all sides of the building. Both sides of the building have a 50-ft setback, and there is a 30-ft landscape buffer on the backside of the station. Naylor said there are 51 trees on the site, and the project would require removal of two mature oaks, six smaller saplings and trimming of a number of other trees. Palmer and Jim Jackson were in attendance at the meeting, and asserted they were disappointed that the setback in the rear of the parcel is not 50 feet as originally planned.

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Besides the Zoo there is another wild group in town the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network Inc (SBWCN). They held their sixth annual Wildlife Sunset cruise aboard the Channel Cat. Its not hard to get supporters out for this funraiser. Whats more beautiful than seeing Santa Barbara from a boat while eating food and sipping wine? An added enticement was a raffle for two sculptures by Bud Bottoms. One was a ten-inch replica of the large version he designed for our sister city, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The other was a seal won by the executive director of the Natural History Museum Carl Hatterer. Tina Handerhan chaired the event. Co-presidents are Sue Burrows and Lessie Nixon Schontzler. Some time ago, Lessie had invited Don and I to visit the Wildlife facilities and so began a fascinating tour. We started at the Fairview Drop-Off Center, 139 N. Fairview (at the end of the restaurant row). The Drop-Off Center gets about six people a day bringing in animals and birds they have rescued. We saw various small critters the volunteers and staff were caring for, feeding baby birds at all hours just like you do human babies. They will all be returned to the wild 6 13 October 2011

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if possible. We then drove to the end of Fairview towards the mountains to see the brand new rehab center. There is a seabird pond, which had many pelicans being cared for at the time. The seabird building is filled with state-of-the-art equipment and the area is landscaped with drought-tolerant plants. The SBWCN exists to support the present and future health of wildlife species. They provide quality rescue, treatment, rehabilitation and release services to injured, sick, oiled, orphaned and displaced wildlife. They share information with other researchers and agencies and they educate the public and more. Take a walk on the wild side and let them show you around. Back on the boat, board memberdirector Mindy Denson was Mistress of Ceremonies for the lively raffle. Bud and his wife, Carole Ann, were there to see who won. The first name drawn was Don Seth: my husband. Hed never won anything in his life except a floral centerpiece and had bought a ticket as a gesture of goodwill to Wildlife. Now we have a lovely sculpture in our living room. Coincidentally, just last spring we took pictures in Puerto Vallarta of Buds statue at the waterfront. All proceeds from the cruise and art sale will go to support the rescue and rehabilitation work by SBWCN. In case you need to call, the rescue hotline number is (805) 681-1080. MJ

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Author Brock Brower with former Washington Post White House correspondent Lou Cannon

Robert Lieff, international attorney extraordinaire

the re-launch of his novel with a bustling bash at Tecolote, the lively literary lair in the Upper Village, which attracted a host of friends, including noted Ronald Reagan biographer Lou Cannon; former NBC White House correspondent Sander Vanocur; Gene Lichtenstein, his former editor at Esquire; TV writer Bob Swanson; Elaine Kendall, former book reviewer for the Los Angeles Times; and Fred Sidon, former president of Opera Santa Barbara. It was so wonderful seeing everybody, says Brock, who has written six other books, including Blue Dog, Green River, a novella published two years ago... Lieff it to Robert International legal eagle Robert Lieff, who moved to our rarefied enclave with his wife, Gretchen, earlier this year, is featured in the latest issue of the Columbia Law School Magazine. Robert, who splits his time between Montecito and his homes in Rutherford and San Francisco, founded his own law firm nearly 40 years ago and the business, with offices in New York and Baghdad by the Bay, now has more than 75 lawyers and 200 employees, one of the largest plaintiff-side law firms in the world. Previously, he had litigated as a partner for the legendary attorney Melvin Belli, known as the King of Torts and by his detractors as Melvin Bellicose, whose lengthy client list included Mae West, Lana Turner, Martha Mitchell and Sirhan Sirhan, the assassin of Senator Robert F. Kennedy. I particularly remember his office, which resembled a street-level store display window, while I was a commentator on KGO-TVs Good Morning Bay Area. Robert, 74, who swims dozens of laps daily at the Coral Casino, went on to great success as a key player in some of the largest class action suits in history, including the Exxon Valdez oil disaster and Holocaust litigation. In 1996, he spearheaded the first settlement with a tobacco company,

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which signaled the end of four decades of success by tobacco companies in defeating health-related lawsuits. Two years later, an unprecedented $206 billion settlement was announced between the tobacco industry and the states attorneys general. But life has not always been so successful, as Robert amusingly recounts in the university magazine. To finance his legal studies when he started out in the early 60s, he took on a job as night watchman at the law school, a position that lasted just one day! My fellow student assistant at the other end of the building fell asleep on our first night, he remembers. The next morning, we were both unceremoniously fired. Robert, who now sits on the Deans Council and has endowed two professorships, is also a keen winemaker, with his Napa Valley vineyard, Lieff Wines, producing around 500 cases of cabernet sauvignon and sauvignon blanc annually. He also has a 2,500-acre property, Alamo Creek Ranch, in Santa Maria. Later this month Robert and Gretchen, a former TV reporter, will be hosting a reception at their Montecito manse for the former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson, who is giving a lecture at UCSBs Campbell Hall as part of the popular Arts & Lectures series. But, in the meantime, Robert will be in Manhattan hosting the 7th annual Global Justice Forum at Columbia Law School. Busy man... The Hills are Still Alive Santa Barbaras Spencer Pratt once starred in the most popular TV reality show, MTVs The Hills. But, as I recounted in this illustrious organ in August, Pratt, 28, and his wife, Heidi Montag, are now leading a much more humble, cash-strapped lifestyle, living in his parents beach house watching movies and eating Mexican food. But now, reportedly, he has enrolled in a political science degree course at the University of Southern California, 6 13 October 2011

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where he was photographed on campus the other day. Montag, 25, on the other hand does have an agent, who is currently helping the surgically enhanced blonde she famously underwent ten procedures in a one-day plastic surgery splurge negotiate a couple of projects in the works. Stay tuned... Winged Trespasser News goes National My story on the Santa Barbara Zoos uninvited guest, a juvenile bald eagle, that was feasting on some of the 30-acre attractions younger animals, particularly the wild cormorants, was soon picked up by the L.A. Times, with writer Steve Chawkins doing a lengthy piece on the avian capers. In no time at all the news went national on the Associated Press wire and was finally picked up, nearly two weeks later, by a local daily. But, of course, as usual, you read it here first... Back to the Bayou Nearly 300 guests turned out for the Santa Barbara Rescue Missions 10th annual Back to the Bayou cowboy-themed benefit at Rancho Dos Pueblos, a 3,000-acre ranch on the Gaviota Coast. The bash raised more than $300,000 for the mission, which expects to serve around 160,000 meals by years end. These are really tough times, but there is now a greater commitment to our cause because supporters believe in the work were doing, says Rebecca Wilson, director of communications. Our annual budget is around $2.5 million, but it is getting more difficult to meet that budget. The ever-popular event, co-chaired by Susan Hughes and Suzi Ryan, and emceed by Gerd Jordano, honored Santa Barbara County Sheriff

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Architect Susette Naylors rendition of Fire Station 3, seen from East Valley Road. The walls along the building were a source of contention with the Montecito Association Land Use Committee, which suggested varying the heights of the walls and using additional landscape screening.

We gave them another acre in order to accomplish a fifty-foot buffer all around, Palmer Jackson said. Jim Jackson also stated he was concerned with the height of the tower, and said he hoped it would be integrated into the building so it would be less intrusive. The Land Use Committee gave the architects several suggestions, including maintaining a 50-ft buffer all around, considering using a single driveway instead of two, changing roof lines, lowering door heights, reducing the amount of sound walls around the property, and possibly reconfiguring the placement of the buildings. The architects said they would take the suggestions into consideration and will come back to the committee with modified plans.

Proposed East Mountain Drive Home

tee are in full swing planning the popular event. This years committee includes Elisa Atwill, Darlene Bierig, Helen Buckley, Deirdre Hanssen, LeAnn Madden, Dana and Andrea Newquist, Ann McWilliams, Birgit Gutscher, Jo and Willard Thompson, Jean von Wittenburg, and John and Christie Venable. Upon arrival at the Village Green, volunteers will be treated to a continental breakfast provided by Montecito Country Club, after which they will pick up their tee shirts and trash collector kits and head out to

Also at the meeting, the committee discussed a proposed project at the top of San Ysidro Road at East Mountain Drive. The project, which includes a 7,000-sq-ft home, was at the Montecito Board of Architectural Review for preliminary approval last month. The project will require 6,500 cubic yards of grading and the construction of a 1,100-ft driveway to access the property. The driveway would have two bridges across a drainage and would require the removal of several oak trees. It is not compliant with Montecito Community Plan [MCP] policies, said MA executive director Victoria Greene. Attorney Fred Clough, speaking on

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behalf of neighbor Diane Baskin and others, said the property is an oak woodland, and building on it would be in conflict with the MCP. Because the property is not in the Resource Management Zone, it is not required to be seen by Montecito Planning Commission, and is therefore in the range of control of Planning and Development staff. MBAR was not prepared to give preliminary approval of the plans due to the land use issues. MBARs purview is narrowly focused on architecture and design, said MBAR member Bill Palladini, who was sitting in the audience. In this case it is the responsibility of county staff to ensure compliance with the Montecito Community Plan, he said. The Land Use Committee voted unanimously to send a letter to Planning & Development and MBAR stating that they find the project incompatible with the Montecito Community Plan and that it is grounds for MBAR to deny preliminary approval. MBAR, which meets every third Monday, will see the project once again next week, October 10.

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Save the date! Saturday, November 5 is Montecito Associations 26th annual Beautification Day, and Mindy Denson and her commit The Voice of the Village

clean various areas of Montecito. Pickup routes include streets, trails, roads, onramps, cul-de-sacs, byways, bridges and beaches. At 11 am, volunteers will reconvene at the Village Green for the awards presentation; Montecito homeowners will be honored with awards in sustainable landscape, charming cottage and entryway. This years Citizen of the Year award will go to Dick Thielscher, former Montecito Association board member and Montecito Planning commissioner who currently sits on the MA Land Use Committee. This years theme centers around trees, as Denson and Newquist are on a quest to replace the dead tree on the corner of San Ysidro Road and North Jameson Lane in time for the holidays. Lunch will consist of Montecito firefighters Five Alarm Chili, hot dogs, salad and homemade chocolate chip cookies made by the Beautification Committee. Bluegrass band Glendessary Jam will be back to provide the background melodies. During and after lunch, guests can peruse informational tables hosted by local organizations including the Maritime Museum, Lotusland, Casa del Herrero, Music Academy of the West, DAWG, Santa Barbara Channels, Braille Institute, Montecito Fire Protection District, Water and Sanitation, Montecito Association, Montecito Trails, MERRAG, Wildlife Care Network, Montecito Library, and many others. 6 13 October 2011

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The pathway on San Ysidro Road is about 25% complete; it is made from decomposed granite with concrete ADA ramps A concrete ramp as part of the Safe Routes to School path on San Ysidro Road (photo by Craig Boehr)

anta Barbara County Sheriff deputies are investigating the vandalism of several street signs in Montecito. The department received a report from a local man stating that several street signs were either destroyed or knocked down in the area of North Jameson Lane near Ortega Hill Road and Sheffield Drive. According to the man, local residents were posting makeshift signs. Deputies are investigating the matter further.

Theft from Residence on Canon View

Prizes will be given out to local school kids who are busy drawing and painting their idea of beauty in their art classes. In the next few weeks, the Beautification artwork will be displayed around town. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Call the Montecito Association office at 969-2026 for more information. Beautification Day is scheduled for November 5, beginning at 9 am, in the Upper Village Green, 1470 East Valley Road.

its complete, it is going to look like a project that is under construction, he said. When it is done, it will be a pathway that complements the semirural character of Montecito. Dobberteen estimates the project is about 25% finished, and says weather permitting, it should be about 6 to 8 more weeks before completion. Work crews are in the area from 7 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday, with flagmen directing traffic when necessary.

Friday, 30 September, 2:50 pm Deputy Bordon was dispatched to a residence on Canon View Road on reports of a residential burglary. The resident of the property told Bordon that when he arrived home that evening the back sliding glass door was wide open. The resident also stated an unknown suspect went into the master bedroom and took several pieces of jewelry. He could not confirm with Bordon if he locked the back door or not. At this time there is not a confirmed list of missing items. A report was taken.

Classroom Robbed on San Ysidro Road

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Last week (Coming & Going, #17/39) we ran a picture of a small portion of the ongoing construction on the federally-financed Safe Routes to School pathway on San Ysidro Road, submitted to us by Craig Boehr, a La Vereda Lane resident who has opposed the pathway project since its inception. The picture Boehr submitted was of one of the ADA ramps which are required as part of the path, explained Matt Dobberteen of County Public Works. The photo that was taken is in isolation of the rest of the project, Dobberteen said. The ramp is constructed to accommodate grade differences between the pathway and the adjacent roadway. Dobberteen reports the ramps, which are concrete, will be stained to match the surrounding dirt and the decomposed granite, of which the path will be made. Until

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Monday, 3 October, 7:40 am Deputy Smith was dispatched to a school on San Ysidro Road on reports of a burglary. Upon arriving at the scene, Smith contacted the dean of the school; he told Smith that a teacher informed him that her classroom was robbed over the weekend. The teacher arrived at her classroom at 7:30 am that morning to find the window open and screen cut. The teacher reports an LCD TV and Mac computer missing from the classroom. The teacher also admits she left the window slightly open before leaving on Friday. Smith and the schools dean are investigating a security tape with views of the robbed classroom. A report was taken. MJ

The Campaign to Save Hot Springs Canyon, a limited-time effort by the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County to purchase and preserve Santa Barbaras last undeveloped canyon, has received a major boost from local philanthropists Scott and Ella Brittingham through a $100,000 pledge from the Brittingham Family Foundation. The Land Trust is one step closer to its $8.7 million goal, but still needs to raise about $1.75 million by the December deadline. I am proud to join the visionary local leaders who have raised almost seven million toward preserving this piece of our heritage, and hope others will be inspired to join Ella and me, in turn, Scott Brittingham told campaign coordinator Leslie Turnbull.

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Tim Hatton is the Owner and President of Hatton Consulting, Inc, a registered investment advisory firm. He is the author of, The New Fiduciary Standard, which outlines the prudent investment process individuals and trustees should follow in order to meet the high standard of a fiduciary. He holds the Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Investment Fiduciary designations. He lives in Montecito with his wife Jen and two children, Heidi and Hudson.

n late February 2009, during the height of the financial crisis, I had a call with a client during which we decided to include precious metals in his portfolio. The concern was the governments easy money policy and the need to hedge against inflation. As a result of that call, I purchased 1800 shares of GLD, an exchange-traded fund (ETF) designed to track the performance of gold. That gold investment was my first as an investment advisor, and it was also my clients first. You probably know that gold has performed extremely well since then, and over that period, GLD tracked the price of gold closely, rising nearly 80%. About two years later, in consultation with this client, we decided to make additional investments in gold and silver in order to maintain an appropriate precious metals allocation. This time, however, we purchased bullion coins and took physical possession. Our further research into GLD had exposed issues suggesting that the ETF might not track the price of gold as closely as desired. As if to emphasize our own research, recently this client read an article suggesting that GLD might not deliver on its stated objective of tracking the price of gold if and when that exposure is most needed. As a result, the client asked if we should sell the GLD, pay the tax of 28% on the gain, and invest the proceeds in physical gold. In a moment, I will share our recommendation. But if you want to hedge your portfolio against excessive money printing, should you invest in paper gold or take physical possession? First, consider one paper gold alternative besides an ETF, i.e., purchasing shares in gold mining companies. While these companies could have tremendous value, their market

values dont track the price of gold well, and hence I wouldnt recommend that solution. A mining stock is a more complicated bet than that. GLD on the other hand is a physically backed ETF and hence is a purer bet: when you invest $50,000, the sponsor promises to buy $50,000 worth of physical gold and store it in a vault. However, this type of arrangement creates counter party

The follow-up language provides no comfort; on the contrary, it effectively puts the shareholder on notice that he is the primary risk retainer. But the biggest cause for concern is due to the ability to short shares, which is not found in the prospectus. When you purchase shares in GLD those shares represent a fractional and undivided interest in the trust, which is your share of physical gold. When shares are shorted, an additional fractional and undivided interest is created but no additional gold is purchased. Suddenly, someone else, or perhaps several other parties, could have a claim on your share of gold. I do view all of these negative possibilities as remote and it is hard to compete with the liquidity of GLD in financial markets that are perform-

ing routinely. However, the reason to own gold is to have an asset that will perform well in extremely unfavorable economic times. There is no doubt in my mind that physical possession is the preferred way to hold gold, simply because fewer things outside your control can go wrong. A well-secured home safe or safe deposit box should handle your storage issue. By the way, Ive advised my client to replace GLD with physical gold and silver. We will attempt to make this transition over time, mitigating capital gains taxes by offsetting with capital losses. MJ

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n July 11, the Friendship Center opened a new site in Goleta making it more convenient for families that live on the north end of Santa Barbara. The Friendship Center is the south coasts only non-profit fully licensed adult daycare program, providing services to those with dementia and developmental disabilities. The program provides transportation, meals, activities, socialization, supervision, and compassionate care. On August 26, Friendship Center held its second Annual Wine Down. Proceeds from the event support the expansion of Friendship Centers services including its new site at 820 N Fairview Ave. At the Wine Down event, Rona Barrett was the featured guest speaker. She spoke poignantly about her fathers struggle with Alzheimers and how it inspired her to make it her lifes mission to improve the quality of life for seniors in need and their families. Ms Barrett said that to meet those needs we should have at least 12,000 adult day care centers in the U.S. but that in actuality we only have 4,400. Rona praised the Friendship Center for opening its new center in Goleta and talked about the Rona Barrett Foundation, which is focused on the development of its own senior center, called The Golden Inn. She hopes it will serve as a replicable format, serving low-income seniors in communities throughout the United States. It is an innovative community-center model, providing combined housing that will include adult day care and short term caregiver respite. Given the choice, most seniors, we suspect, would prefer to remain in their own homes rather than move to an assisted living facility. Adult day care centers such as the Friendship Center can make it possible for those

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with dementia to continue to live in their own homes or with their adult children. It can be an affordable adjunct to home health care and allow spouses or children to get some respite or go to work. At the event, I spoke to a former MUS teacher who Ive known for years. Unbeknownst to me, her husband suffered from Alzheimers and she used to drop him off at the Friendship Center while she taught school. After speaking to her, I began to realize how fortunate our community is to have the Friendship Center on Eucalyptus Lane and now the new Goleta facility, just north of Cathedral Oaks Road. Grants from the Santa Barbara Foundation, the Archstone Foundation, local businesses, and individuals helped to fund the new facility. Like the center in Montecito, the new facility will offer a wide range of programs and activities including exercise, gardening, music, art, and discussion groups. There are also unique programs designed for those with early memory loss: The Adventuresome Aging Program takes participants on outings throughout the Santa Barbara area and the Connections Program meets weekly to provide techniques and practical tips to help clients improve their ability to remember. Clients can attend The Friendship Center from one to five days a week and fees are established on a sliding scale based on each participants financial situation. MJ 6 13 October 2011

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Books for Kindles are here, as promised. Go to the Santa Barbara Public Library website (sbplibrary. org) and click on downloadable eBooks or stop in at your local branch and we will show you how. It is fast, easy, and no charge to you! Our annual book sale is next month on November 5. For the last two years, the sale has revolved around all things to do with food. This year we will include plant and garden books as well. If you have cooking, kitchen or garden books, you are ready to part with, please consider donating them to the Friends of the Montecito Library this month. All proceeds of the book and bake sale go toward purchasing new titles for the Montecito Library. Speaking of new titles, did you know we have DVDs at the branch? We have documentaries, a small foreign film collection, feature films, television series, childrens films and a Spanish Language telenovela for learning Spanish. DVDs tend to be a popular part of our collection and we add new titles all the time. They are available on a one-week checkout. Another part of our collection we are especially pleased to highlight is books about the community of Montecito and surrounding areas. We have a wonderful set of books of Montecito and Santa Barbara history. 6 13 October 2011

David Myrick wrote the definitive works, volumes 1 and 2, with several copies available for checkout. Filled with photographs taken as far back as the 1890s, the books are a treasure trove of historical information. Although Mr. Myrick is no longer with us, his good work lives on. If you havent seen his books, they are worth a look. We have at least one special program for children each month. They are sponsored by our Friends of the Montecito Library; this month we are having a puppet show on Friday afternoon, October 21, at 4 pm. The show is called Monster Mash Up and is specifically for elementaryand preschool-aged children. We invite the children to wear costumes to the event and we will have a small costume parade through the library before the show. On Monday, October 24 at 10:30 am, we are having a couple of special guests for our story time. Author Karen Lee Stevens and the star of her book, Sandy, her Labrador Retriever, will be reading Animals Have Feelings, Too! This is a brand new book intended to help children understand how animals share many of the same feelings that people do, in an A-Z format, from A is for Affection to Z is for Zonked. The program helps children create a safe and satisfying relationship with animals. All ages are welcome. The Santa Barbara Public Library System, of which the Montecito Library is a part, has a mission statement, guiding what we do, what we add to the collection and how we interact with our patrons. It reads: The freedom to know is the foundation of our democracy. The mission of the Santa Barbara Public Library System is to be an information center for the communities it serves in order to preserve and encourage free expression of ideas essential to an informed citizenry. We do our best to help you locate information, access that information and discern the credibility of the information you want. We also encourage input from our patrons on subjects and titles you would like to see in the library. As Augustine Birrell said, Libraries are not made; they grow. Happy reading, everybody. MJ

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their homes; yet often have to do so while alone, behind closed doors and out of the public eye leaving them vulnerable to unlawful employment practices and abuses. On a personal note, my own stepmother has been a domestic worker locally. The committee analysis on bills usually provides great insight and frequently highlights opportunities for useful amendments. These analyses are documents that I frequently consult while researching how I will vote on a bill. Id like to thank Mr. Iannelli for providing me with this excellent opportunity to further share with the constituents of the Central Coast how I go about doing my job representing you all in the State Assembly. It remains an honor and a privilege to be able to serve the people of the communities where I grew up. Das Williams Assemblymember 35th District (Editors note: Ralph may or may not have misinterpreted AB889, but he is surely correct in assessing its long-term impact. Passage of the bill is a big foot in the domestic door and before long babysitters will be included. Its simply a matter of time. TLB)

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ing to [former Santa Barbara Mayor] Marty Blum. It will be interesting to find a qualified person to replace Dr. Serban, in light of her treatment. And just add up the total cost to the taxpayers! By the way, whats the next shenanigan? Could it be the local subsidized housing market? Earl Stanfield Montecito (Editors note: You probably have that right. We are baffled at the enormous efforts put forth to keep from the public any information as to who gets those coveted below-market taxpayer-subsidized units. When and if that information is ever allowed to surface, the smell will likely permeate the entire Central Coast. J.B.)

appreciated with a reassuring and jubilant re-election. Otherwise we might want to consider our suicidepact options. The Mayans are coming and the only person who can save us (USA) and the entire world from mushroom clouds is a wise and humble guy with golf clubs. The international community is praying that we choose properly on November 6, 2012, so if you love Him and want your kids to reach adulthood, youll vote for him or else. Signed with tolerance and mutual cooperation, Dale Lowdermilk Meteorite Collector (Waiting For The Big One!) Montecito

A BoomsDay Prophecy Worst Governors Ever


The U.S. Presidential election happens November 6, 2012. The Ancient Mayan calendar predicts the end of the world on December 21, 2012. Is there a connection and do we know whats good for us? If, you-know-who is beaten in a landslide, how humiliating would that be to a public servant who could be battling clinical depression or is a closet-megalomaniac? (especially if the winner is some ungrateful gunwoman from Alaska). Could an overwhelming vote against an unnamed but powerfuland-benevolent incumbent just be asking for trouble? Our Dear Leader never, repeat, never said if you love me, youve got to help me pass this [jobs] bill This out-of-context quote was merely a teleprompter malfunction caused by George Bush and microphone hackers within the T-shirt party. This is not a threat or blackmail, but dont forget that a certain-individual has command of the launch button and could be very upset if not

Your recent reporting of the interview with Dr. Andreea Serban was the best Ive encountered recently (A College President Steps Down MJ # 17/37). My only qualification with local government was working for more than thirty years on LaSalle Street in Chicago (not for the government), across from City Hall. Every so often a stench appeared in the air, and now the stench has surfaced again in Santa Barbara. Apparently some people have had a vested interest, using the Adult Education taxpayer money for several years, for personal gain. When Dr. Serban interfered, the usual contact for these people was to go the political hack route, scream-

A new Stench Arises

Bob Hazard (Some What Ifs For Governor Jerry Brown, Editorial MJ # 17/35)) wants for California a far-right GOP governor like Scott Walker, Rick Perry or Rick Scott, all Republicans governors who passed a radical right-wing agenda and devastating budget cuts that have put the whole country on the verge of a double-dip recession. Scott Walkers first act as Governor was to sign into law a huge tax break to the wealthiest 2% of wage earners and largest Corporations in Wisconsin. The cost to Wisconsin taxpayers: over $100 million, at a time when Walker claimed falsely that Wisconsin is broke. The classic trick-down rationale was used that corporate wealthy needed those tax breaks to create good paying jobs to get the economy going, and Open Wisconsin for Business. Walker s entire message was an unmitigated deception. Wisconsin was not broke; Walkers own policies have expanded the states deficit for now and the future. The worst deception is promoting tax breaks rewarding his political allies, and the lie that they will help Wisconsins middle class. The simple truth is,

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that tax cuts have never, and will never create jobs - well documented fact Bush tax cuts failed to deliver jobs and Income Growth between 2001-2010. Over the last two decades, in fact, top-tier tax rates have dropped to the lowest they have been pre-Great Depression. The result is a increasing gap in wage equality - as great as preGreat Depression levels. The results of Walkers job creating agenda has been clear. Wisconsins unemployment rate and numbers are growing faster than the national average. In fact, Scott Walkers policies have halted a jobs recovery in Wisconsin, which began slowly in mid 2010. Scott Walkers job policies are falling. They are allowing Corporations in Wisconsin to achieve record profits, benefiting a select few (who happen to be his largest supporters), while being detrimental to the majority of Wisconsinites. It is a fact that, strong collective bargaining agreements are crucial to wage equality and economic growth, yet Scott Walker has taken teachers and public employees away from the table. As Walkers policies continue to lose family supporting jobs. He has never, and will never stands with labor. Walker stands with the wealthy and Big Corporations - they will benefits from his policies, not Wisconsin workers. Texas Governor Rick Perry has a $27 billion shortfall. In order to balance the books, Governor Perry wants to slash education By $10 billion. And he wants to fire 100,000 teachers. Everything is bigger in Texas. The football stadiums, the waistlines, the mosquitoes, the tornadoes, the number of teenage pregnancies, the number of high school dropouts... Under Perry, Texas leads the nation in abstinence-only education. And, unsurprising, Texas has one the nations highest teen pregnancy rates. In other Perry-related news he recently announced that states should have the option to opt out of Social Security. I wish that all of these government-hating conservatives would opt out using our roads and our police and our fire department. It would be nice if Perry opted out of using the government to watch over his border with Mexico. And since Perry has talked of seceding from the Union, it would be nice if Texas just opted out of the United States. Governor Rick Scott of Florida, he was once the CEO of Columbia-HCA a massive Hospital chain. The federal government fined Columbia-HCA for Medical and Medicare fraud. That fine, a jaw-dropping 1.7 billion dollars, is the largest in American 6 13 October 2011

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History. But instead going to jail, Rick Scott become the governor of Florida. A guy scams the government and now is an elected official of the government. And in the first year since has been in office hes doing his best to destroy the fourth largest state. He rejected $2.4 billion in stimulus money to build a high-speed rail line from Tampa to Orlando. He wants to slash $4 billion in spending while cutting taxes for millionaires. He tried to use funds to build golf courses in state parks while cutting education by 10 percent and corporate taxes by 5 percent. He just lopped of $2,300 a year in teacher salary to give massive tax cuts to big Corporations and the wealthy. He proposed eliminating state support for two HBCUs. Hes shutting down a state agency that assists minority businesses. Rick Scott is a bigger clown than the clown from it. This Fire stater where his economic policies will have residents screaming Redrum! Sorry Florida, but it looks like you guys are in for a whole lot of Misery. Bob Hazard there are a lot of truly terrible executives in various stateshouses these days, but Scott Walker, Rick Perry and Rick Scott are vie for the Title of Americas Worst Governor Ever - to nobodys surprise, theyre all Republicans! Sincerely, Leoncio Martins Montecito (Editors note: We didnt know whether to laugh or cry at your passionate missive, but, it is addressed to us and was written in response to an editorial, so we have duly printed it TLB)

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Heres all you need to know about government bureaucracy: the Pythagorean theorem is 24 words long; the Lords Prayer consists of 66 words; Archimedes Principle is 67 words; the Ten Commandments takes all of 179 words; Lincoln penned 286 words for his Gettysburg Address; the Declaration of Independence is 1,300 words long and the U.S. Constitution, including all 27 Amendments, is written in 7,818 words. The U.S. Government Regulations on the sale of cabbage: 26,911 words. Sort of puts things into proper perspective, doesnt it? A Devoted Reader Montecito (who wishes to remain anonymous) (Editors note: We have not examined each item you reference, so dont know for sure whether your word count is accurate, but we get your drift TLB) MJ 6 13 October 2011

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The 462-acre property encompasses all of Hot Springs Canyon, including Montecito Peak and the heart of the property, the historic Montecito Hot Springs. The Land Trust, led by executive director Michael Feeney, has entered into an option to buy the property for $8.7 million, with the intention to transfer ownership to Los Padres National Forest so that the property, which is zoned to allow six residential sites and possibly a day spa, will go undeveloped. The property is owned by Mark McCaslin and his siblings, whose father bought the property in 1962.

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Senior Planning Services, Santa Barbaras first geriatric care managed home care agency, invites the public to stop by a Meet & Greet event celebrating the companys new office in Montecitos Upper Village. Senior Planning Services, which was established in 1989, is also introducing Coastal Home Care, a new name for the agencys in-home caregiving services division. Caregiving services have been offered through Senior Planning Services since 1995; Coastal Home Care has been developed to offer more affordable, specially screened

Meet & Greet in Montecito

and trained caregivers, with a new logo and satellite office. The division matches caregivers with clients from 2 to 24 hours a day. Services include transportation, medication reminders, personal care assistance, meal preparation and grocery shopping, homemaking and housekeeping, engagement and enrichment activities, and around the clock management support. Suzanne McNeely, Senior Planning Services President and Founder, will speak to guests at the event. Elder care managers and consultants will also be on hand to answer questions and give complimentary consultations. Participants will receive a thank you gift for stopping by and may also enter to win a dinner for two at Via Vai. The new office is located at 1485 East Valley Road in the Upper Village and is staffed Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 am to 3 pm. The Meet & Greet will take place in the Upper Village North on Tuesday, October 11, from noon to 6 pm. For more information, call 9693312 or visit www.seniorplanningser vices.com.

ing requiring Southern California Edison and PG&E to accept customer requests to delay the installation of smart meters in their homes. The ruling comes after dozens of community members, as well as the Montecito Association, asked CPUC to allow customers to opt out of smart meter installation because of health and safety and privacy concerns. For the time being, customers who have an analog meter and wish to defer installation of the controversial smart meters can contact their utility company and request placement on a delay list. This allows customers to postpone the installation until the CPUC formalizes more permanent opt out provisions. SCE customers may request to be placed on the delay list by calling (800) 810-2369 (English) or (800) 4774455 (Spanish), sending an e-mail to SCE, or writing a letter to SCE. PG&E residential customers can call (877) 743-7378 to be added to the delayed installation list.

Smart Meter Ruling

Weather Station installation

Last month, California Public Utilities Commission president Michael Peevey issued a rul-

With fall precipitation on the horizon, Montecito Fire Protection District has a new Remote Automated Weather Station (RAWS), which

was installed at La Casa de Maria in September. The weather station provides hourly weather observations that measure wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, relative humidity, fuel moisture, precipitation, solar radiation, and can be accessed by the public via the Internet. The RAWS will assist Montecito Fire Protection District, the National Weather Service, and local Santa Barbara fire service agencies in monitoring up-to-the-minute weather observations to better provide for fire severity predictions and weatherrelated emergencies. This new unit is centrally located within Montecito on the La Casa de Maria Retreat Center property on El Bosque Road, within the urban interface at the 375-foot elevation. The information received will be utilized and gauged against information obtained from the Districts first RAWS unit, located at the 1650-ft level near Cold Spring trail. Unlike an earthquake that gives no warning, wild fires and storm related emergencies often have weather indicators that can be used to predict and prepare for potential disaster, says Montecito Fire Chief Kevin Wallace. This new RAWS will allow us to have accurate and current conditions to better staff and prepare for these conditions.

Hobbit Door

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Kindergarten teachers Megan MacMurray and Andrea Soto stand with a Crane kindergartner near the hobbit-sized door of the new classroom

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Last week, we told you about the opening of Crane Country Day Schools new kindergarten. We wrote that the new 2,551-sq-ft classroom has many functional features, as well as some fun ones, including a hobbit-sized door for the students to enter through. Here is a picture of the miniature door, taken by Molly Green. MJ The Voice of the Village 6 13 October 2011

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Your Westmont
by Scott Craig
Scott Craig is manager of media relations at Westmont College

Westmont welcomes five new tenure-track professors


David L. Anderson
Economics and Business. Andersons background includes both business and academic experience. He has worked in strategic planning and technology for BlueCrossBlueShield of Illinois, Hewitt Associates, IBM and Andersen Consulting. He has taught full time at Trinity International University and Wheaton College. While working in industry, he taught part time at DePaul, Loyola, and Northwestern Universities. He has written several textbooks, including Entrepreneurship and Technology, Marketing with Web 2.0: Social Networking and Viral Marketing, and Management Information Systems: Solving Business Problems with Information Technology. After graduating from Wheaton, he earned a law degree from George Washington University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan, a doctorate in education at Harvard University and a Master of Science in computer science from Northwestern University. He belongs to the federal, U.S. Supreme Court, Ohio and District of Columbia bars. Its wonderful to teach at a place that works hard to develop a comprehensive, integrated student experience, he says. In preparing for business careers, students need to work collaboratively as an integrated team, drawing on the expertise of people on campus. This approach helps them formulate cases, papers and technology. Students here are committed, gracious and apply their faith, he adds. When they go into business, they are going to operate as individuals of conscience and compassion. Anderson wants students to gradu-

ate with a portfolio of business projects and skills so they can apply for positions with an online collection of business cases, well-written articles and a video or graphic piece that demonstrates what theyve accomplished.

Michael Everest

Chemistry. Everest says liberal arts education is in his DNA. His parents, Dan and Sherry Sonneveldt Everest, both graduated from Westmont with degrees in psychology in 1967, Sherry with a double major in education. Michael, a Wheaton College alumnus, earned his doctorate from Stanford University and most recently taught chemistry at George Fox University, where he worked for the past decade. Everests research leans toward the physics end of chemistry, focusing on the use of lasers. He completed a one-year sabbatical at the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas in Heraklion, Greece, in June 2010, where he studied the interaction of polarized light with matter. Chemistry is a way of knowing, he says. Its a field of inquiry. Its investigating a particular aspect of how the world works. He hopes to instill that sense of amazement in his students. Professor Everest explains theres a single principle that describes why every chemical reaction goes forward instead of backward and why ice freezes at zero and water boils at 100 degrees Celsius. That amazes me, he says. Its beautiful that at the core theres a truth with all these implications when on the surface it looks like crazy and unconnected observations. He has earned numerous grants, fellowships and awards, including a grant from the America Chemical Societys Petroleum Research Fund and five faculty research grants from George Fox. He has contributed scholarly articles to the Journal of Chemical Physics, Journal of Chemical Education and Review of Scientific Instruments, to name a few.

wanted to go into medicine teaching seemed really boring, she says. I was going to be a missionary doctor in Africa, and then I fell in love with history. My professors made such a huge impact on me at a critical part in my life. I knew that I, too, wanted to be involved in that educational process in students lives. She then earned a masters degree and a doctorate in Middle East history at UC Santa Barbara. In many ways I ended up a missionary doctor in Africa just not the way I had originally thought, she says. In Egypt, Keaney was acting director of MESP in fall 2009, leading 30 students through Turkey, Syria and Israel-Palestine. She enthusiastically shares her love and passion for the Middle East and its people. There are great students at Westmont who are keen to learn and make a difference in the world, which is exactly why we signed up, she says. Im struck by the colleges mission to cultivate compassionate and informed students. You cant just run off and do good without understanding what the problems are.

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History-Westmont in Istanbul. Heather Keaney 93 has returned to Westmont as an assistant professor of history, but in January she and her husband, Jim Wright, venture back to the Middle East to co-lead Westmont in Istanbul. Keaney has spent the past 11 years living and teaching in Cairo at the American University in Cairo and at the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCUs) Middle East Studies Program (MESP). Keaney graduated from Westmont with a degree in history. When I enrolled, I The Voice of the Village

Chemistry. As a student, Kristi Lazar 00 says the unique living and learning environment at Westmont shaped her life. I felt blessed to have four years here to devote my time to learning and growing as a person. My professors encouraged me every day. Ten years later, Lazar, assistant professor of chemistry, returns to Westmont, seeking to impart a joy for learning. I hope my students feel motivated to apply themselves, embrace the material and learn to think about the world in terms of Gods handiwork, she says. Lazar, who earned a masters degree at Princeton University and a doctorate from the University of Chicago, returned to Westmont as a visiting assistant professor in January 2010 and began her tenure-track position this fall. Her area of expertise is in protein aggregation, including the deposits of misfolded proteins thought to be responsible for many degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimers. She completed a 10-week summer research program with two Westmont students. Lazar enrolled at Westmont with the intention of becoming a pharmacist, but after conducting research in the chemistry department, her professors 6 13 October 2011

encouraged her to attend graduate school. She undertook two years of postdoctoral research at Genentech Inc., a biotech company, before applying for the Westmont teaching position. I worked as a teachers assistant while I attended Westmont, and I always dreamed about teaching, she says. I reread my prayer journal recently, and I mentioned it would be wonderful to teach at a place like Westmont. Its a little surreal.

Alex Moore

Kinesiology. Moore is no stranger to the college. A Wheaton College alumnus, he taught classes as an adjunct instructor at Westmont for the kinesiology and biology departments from 2004-06, including anatomy, tennis, physiology and a biochemistry lab. Alex then accepted a prestigious fellowship to study at the University of Missouri, which has one of the best microcirculatory programs in the country, and he earned a doctorate in biomedical sciences there. He returned to Westmont in fall 2010 as a sabbatical replacement in the biology department and began the tenure-

track position this fall in the kinesiology department, teaching physiology, biomechanics and a research course. Theres a lot of overlap in what I do, working with students going into health professions, he says. I was a kinesiology major as an undergraduate, and its where my heart is even though my doctorate and recent experience focused more on biology. Moores research specializes in microcirculation, studying hair-sized arteries and the regulation of blood flow to tissue. Were interested in the microvessels responsiveness and how they change as we age, he says. Moore, who ran track in high school and college, earned his masters degree in exercise and sport science from the University of North Carolina. I want to spend my career teaching students and getting them excited about a topic they have little experience with, he says. The fellowship allowed me to focus on my research, but I enjoy teaching. Role models can make a great impact on students lives. My message to students is to explore and take risks. I love when a student discovers their passion and their calling and place in Gods kingdom. Moore met his wife, Kirsten, at Westmont when she was hired as head coach of Westmonts womens basketball team in 2005. They were married in 2008. MJ

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Coming
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& Going
by James Buckley
Anita Perry (left) and Mary Belle Snow, just after Mrs. Perrys speech in front of 200 lunchtime listeners at the Montecito Country Club

200 of Montecitos and Santa Barbaras most influential folk showed up to enjoy a free lunch and a spirited talk by Anita Perry at the Montecito Country Club, among them are (from left) Tom Watson, Kate Packer, and Chris Mitchum

nita Perrys husband, Rick Perry, is one of nine candidates vying for the Republican Party nomination as President of the U.S.A. Mrs. Perry visited Montecito recently to help her husband in that quest. In deference to strict Federal Election Commission rules, no money was allowed to change hands for the luncheon event held at Montecito Country Club on Monday October 3. So Mary Belle Snow invited 200

people to enjoy a free lunch on her dime. She only had about ten days to put the event together but it all fell into place quickly as 200 of Santa Barbaras and Montecitos most influential voters showed up on a beautiful nearly fall-like day to hear a calm but forceful speech from the candidates wife, free of charge. In an interesting show of confidence and generosity, Mrs. Perry neither asked for nor required any commit-

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ment from anyone for her appearance. After her talk and a brief questionand-answer period, a Perry representative did make a plea for donations, but it was all-in-all an extremely soft sell. In front of a packed Montecito County Club lunch crowd of mostly women (the ratio was at least 10 to 1, female to male), Anita spoke of the early tough days of both her husband and his family growing up on the windy plains of West Texas. She described herself as a West Texas Optimist and explained that she had known her husband since elementary school. They began dating in high school and now have two children: son Griffin and daughter Sydney. Griffin married a girl named Meredith in 2009. Rick Perry is from Paint Creek, a West Texas community too small to be a town, so small that he was one of only thirteen students in his highschool senior class. Perrys parents were tenant farmers, Anita says, as she affirmed that her husbands decision was a family decision and that she is all in with his candidacy, 100% behind his presidential quest, as is the rest of the family. Reading from prepared notes, Mrs. Perry outlined her husbands agenda as more freedom for the individual, less power to a central government, lower taxes, and other Republican positions. We need a leader, she said to applause, suggesting her husband is that leader. At one point she slipped and said Our leader needs a country, but laughed and corrected herself, saying Our country needs a leader, though what could have been considered a Freudian slip referencing the current president was not lost on the audience. She joked that Texas has been helped immeasurably by states such as California that have chased jobs and citizens out of California, New York, and other highly regulated hightaxed states and sent them to Texas.

What we have learned, she said, is You dont spend all the money We dont over-tax. We have regulations that are fair and predictable. We dont have the greatest weather, she continued without missing a beat, so dont come in August, to big laughter. For seven years in a row, CEO magazine has ranked Texas as the very best state to do business in, she pointed out. Concluding her 20-minute talk, Mrs. Perry stressed that We are involved in Spiritual Warfare, but that her husband was up to the task. During the Q&A, she made it clear that Rick Perrys position on illegal immigration had been distorted. The bill to allow children whose parents are living in Texas without legal immigrant status to attend college passed overwhelmingly by the Texas Legislature (with only four votes against). The bill merely gives equal standing to those children. Theyre not being subsidized, Anita stressed, refuting GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorums claim made during a recent GOP candidate forum. They will pay the same tuition any other Texas resident pays, she noted, So, theyre not getting a break. No doubt the pleasant yet forceful would-be First Lady made friends and influenced voters for her husband during her short trip to the Central Coast. And, if Rick Perry is still in the race when Californias primary takes place, no doubt he and she will be back. And no doubt too, theyll ask Mary Belle to put something else together for him.

The Montecito Valley Bluegrass Music Festival

I look forward to this every year (although it isnt held every year) and consider the invitation-only Montecito Valley Bluegrass Music Festival the penultimate Montecito event, second

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Remembering David
David F. Myrick
by Dana Newquist

(June 17, 1918 September 24, 2011)


lease forgive me, David, for divulging your age. And forgive me too, for availing a picture of your wonderful face. These were a couple quirks that David had; no discussion about age and dont take my picture! Perhaps my only regret with David is that I dont have pictures allowing me to reach back into a moment with him. David authored 17 books on Montecito, Santa Barbara, Telegraph Hill, and the Railroads of the West. David was a member of several Historical Societies in several cities and states. The Montecito History Committee David Myrick and Maxi Decker were great friends was founded by Kit McMahon when she began to collect historical documents beginning in 1960. David Yeager asked if she would like to store the documents at the Montecito Community Center. David Myrick became Chairman of the History Committee in 1973 and remained as such until last week. How did David F. Myrick become such an extraordinary individual? Much of that character came from an exceptional family. Davids Father, Donald Myrick, was born in Springfield Massachusetts, January 13, 1893. His father was a publisher there and who bought Good Housekeeping in 1911. Donald Graduated from Princeton in 1915. He was Secretary of his class and Editor of the Daily Princetonian. After a year at Harvard Business School, Donald went to Los Angeles as a reporter for the L.A. Evening Express. Donald married his wife, Charlotte, in Hollywood. She was a musical woman with immense talent. She graduated with honors from Radcliffe. Donald later moved to Santa Barbara and purchased a house, now called the McCormick House, across the street from what is now known as Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens. The Myrick Family began with David, then Dick and finally young Julia (Ricky). Donald became business manager for the Santa Barbara Morning Press. Donald also became founding director of Santa Barbara National Bank, now Santa Barbara Bank & Trust. Other civic duties for Donald were Director of Alexander House, Music Academy, Laguna Blanca School, Friends of the Library, Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens, and Chairman of the Ration Board in WWII.. He was also a member and President of the Santa Barbara Club, Valley Club and Channel City Club. Donald and wife were the first people signed up for residency at Casa Dorinda but died before the Casa was ready for occupancy in 1972. As a young boy, David would ride his horse, Jack, into the mountains after school. His early education was spent at private schools after graduating from Crane School. Most family vacations were spent at Sandyland. No horses were allowed there until David showed up with Jack. The vacations in the 1920s seemed very remote to any civilization, since there were no houses built on the beach, except at Sandyland. Donald Myrick suggested to the County the name Padaro Lane for that dirt road after the Padaro Creek; it was approved. Santa Barbara was great fun for young David. He would take the streetcar to the beach and watch seaplanes land in the harbor. He would also coast his wagon all the way from Pedregosa to the beach on State Street since there were no stop lights. Going to the Arlington was always great fun. Continuing his education, he attended Fountain Valley School in Colorado Springs. Two years were spent at Santa Barbara State College before finishing his degree in Business at Babson College in Boston. In 1938, David formed a small band, the Stardusters. The trumpet player Perkins, later became first trumpet for Woody Herman. Playing piano was more than a gig or hobby or pastime for David; it was a lifelong passion. Davids fondness for history began with his association with Selden Spaulding. Selden and his colleagues from Deane School founded Laguna Blanca School in 1933. 6 13 October 2011

Beginning in 1944, David began a long and distinguished career working in the Presidents Office of the Union Pacific Railroad located in San Francisco. He immediately affiliated himself with the California Historical Society and the Nevada State Historical Society. In 1962, David published his first book, Telegraph Hill. David returned to Santa Barbara in 1981 and continued his work on several other books. Also at this time, he purchased a home in Montecito. I first met David setting up Montecito Video in the upper village in 1986. David had a voracious appetite for movies. He liked most everything but preferred buying movies as opposed to renting them. Eventually, he amassed a collection of Beta movies into the many thousands. David was a Director of the Montecito Association from 1996 to 2002. He was always Chairman of the History Committee. The Village Fourth Committee of the Montecito Association picked David to be Grand Marshal in 2001. The Beautification Committee voted him Citizen of the Year in 2008. There have been so many awards bestowed upon David, many that I am unaware of. David Myrick was a man that comes along rarely. His skills were varied and accomplished. He was a historian, writer, lecturer, statesman, financial genius, a linguist, and philanthropist. He was generous beyond words. He would rather write a check for thousands to a charity than buy himself a new pair of shoes. He had great heart. The man was always well prepared and had something to say. He commanded respect. David always reminded us of our roots. He leaves us with so many important and precious memories. Nothing was left to chance in Davids life. There was always a plan. He leaves us with a large part of his plan. Over the past 60+ years, David accumulated a large repository of historical documents that he has gifted to our community via a new Historical Society that he envisioned in Montecito. He leaves for us the books of our roots Montecito and Santa Barbara Volume I, From Farms to Estates, and Volume II, The Days of the Great Estates and David has entrusted me to complete Volume III, a tall order! I can thank God for him calling me friend. Lets bid our precious friend David F. Myrick a very fond farewell. He will be greatly missed. MJ

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Montecito-born singer-songwriter Haddon Cord offered up a smattering of her own material as a warm-up to Palmer Jackson and his Mobile Homeboys at this years Montecito Valley Bluegrass Music Festival

sive and stately oak surrounded by post-and-rail fencing, lots of foliage, and stacks of seasoned firewood, to acoustically perform some of her own material. We had to leave, as Ive written, before the Mobile Homeboys got together to play, but I did get to hear Palmer Jackson play a Doc Watson tune before Haddon got up to sing. The Mobile Homeboys John Pone Simpson, Palmer Jethro Jackson, Charlie Skeeter Crisafulli, Brother Tom Brigham, Paul Zeke Armstrong, and Mark The Colonel Jeffery describe themselves as an American Experiment in Melodic inbreeding on their website, following that up with a proclamation that they give a damn. And take requests. One thing the Mobile Homeboys surely are: a lot of fun and darn good musicians and singers. There was a frozen yogurt truck at the far end of the common serving up cold sweet stuff as the weather cooperated, peaking out at perhaps 80 degrees. There were more children than adults, or at least a 50/50 ratio.

Many were piled around the oversized rope swing with a wooden seat that hung conspicuously under the aforementioned stately oak behind the stage. Im so sorry I missed the main attraction this year and wasnt able to stay and luxuriate in the music, but hopefully Palmer and his wife, Susan, will forgive me, and give us plenty of notice of next years scheduled festival date.

Christening Deacon T

Mary Belle and Tom Snow are now officially Deacon T Buckleys godparents. Deacon T is the first son of Jacqueline and Timothy Buckley, editor and publisher of Montecito Journal. Tim is, of course, my and my wife Helens son. A small ceremony was held Saturday afternoon, October 1, at the Snows home in the foothills of Montecito; the Christening was officiated by Pastor James N. Stretchberry of Bethel Mission, who came prepared with a small vial of frankincense and myrrh,

The crowd spread out with their own chairs, blankets, cheese and wine near the stately oak as kids of all ages frolicked in the traffic-free common during this years Montecito Valley Bluegrass Music Festival

only to the Village Fourth (of July) Parade & Celebration. Generally, Palmer Jackson, Jr., and his Mobile Homeboys entertain a crowd of a few hundred on the grassy expanse that lies in the center of the Montecito Valley Ranch near Sheffield Drive and Ortega Ridge Road. This year, unfortunately, I had to

leave early because my grandson, Deacon T, was to be christened at 5 pm, so I could only spend fortyfive minutes or so listening to what is generally some of the best music west of the Rocky Mountains. And, I wasnt disappointed, as Montecitos own Haddon Cord stepped up to the microphone on the stage under a mas-

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y husbands supposedly jetting his way to Washington, D.C., but I get a tweet from him. Hes stuck on the tarmac in Denver waiting for one of those mysterious things that must be done before takeoff. The National Crying Child teams aboard, he writes. Theyre headed for the world championship. This group has the chops to win. I feel compassion, of course, but Im sipping French roast in our back yard. The birds are tweeting the old-

on a stay-cation. I figured he would help, and wed have a new patio by the end of the week. He figured I was out of my mind. You need pros with jackhammers and backhoes, he said. Do you have any idea what that costs? Usually my thrifty FrenchCanadian moves heaven and earth to save a buck, but this time he wouldnt lift a brick. So I started sledging, and, voila, some of the patio got broken up. I

itll also grow in soil. Next, I move the enormous stack of bricks off the old patio. Only a few tons. I barely break a sweat. About then my husband calls. Hes made it to his hotel in D.C., and now hes waiting for room service to bring him a hamburger. I want one too, but Ive work to do. Yes, it takes muscle and finesse, but breaking up old pavement is doable sans jackhammer. Hopefully the neighbors dont mind hearing me grunt when I heave the chunks into the wheelbarrow. I haul the debris to a corner of the back yard for disposal. A couple of days go by. My husband enjoys his conference. I smash up the old patio and wheel it away. When a section of the old paving is gone I begin putting down new. Brick by brick, row by row, the new

So here I am on this gorgeous day, and theres no sensible husband lurking about to tell me Im crazy. The time has come to prove Im Superwoman.

fashioned way because the marine layers lifting gently toward another beautiful day. But this Garden of Eden is not perfect. A cotoneaster is growing out of an enormous pile of bricks stacked on the patio, a glaring reminder of my great brick boondoggle of 2009. The sordid tale began innocently enough when my friend Marie hired a crew to tear up her old patio and asked if I wanted the bricks. Two thousand beautiful vintage bricks? You bet your bippy I wanted them. Saying yes was my first mistake. Her patio guys brought the load over. I asked them to put the stack on my crumbling patio my second mistake. Im not a stupid woman. I made it through college calculus. I shouldve been able to see the flaw in this materials-management strategy. But everyone has a Bozo moment now and then. I figured Id start breaking up the other end of the patio and go from there. My third mistake was attempting this project with my husband home

could do this alone if I had to. When the demo debris piled up, my husband said, You need a dumpster. I figured I could make a big pile and worry about hauling it off later. I sledged away, figuring my enthusiasm would get to my husband, and hed join in. Instead, he shook his head and said, Youre crazy. Maybe he was right, but I hung in there for a few more days and made a colossal mess. After I smashed my finger with a sledge and dropped the pry bar on my toe, I decided if I was so crazy, maybe I needed to take a break. Turns out it was a two-year hiatus, long enough for that brickloving cotoneaster to grow into a good-sized shrub. So here I am on this gorgeous day, and theres no sensible husband lurking about to tell me Im crazy. The time has come to prove Im Superwoman. The first thing I do is transplant that crazy cotoneaster. If it has the moxie to grow in bricks, its definitely my kind of shrub. Hopefully,

patio appears. Its a race to finish before my husband returns. At the time his flight is due, I get a call. His car battery has died and he has to wait in longterm parking for AAA to bail him out. That gives me enough time to put two chairs and a table on the new section of paving and brew the French roast. Im there, relaxed and sipping when my husband walks through the door. Care to join me? I say. I might be crazy, but sometimes Im right. MJ

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an auction bid to play in his golf foursome, and donated a live auction package of two tickets to his upcoming movie, J. Edgar, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, with red carpet, private reception and a signed picture from any Clint Eastwood movie. The winning donation to play golf with Clint was won by Orianthis manager, Stirling McIllwain who bid $5,000. Silent auction items ranging from travel packages to coveted entertainment packages like the Late Show with David Letterman, brought in $1,000 - $10,000 per item. The largest single donation was from Ojai resident Cassie Wright for her $40,000 winning bid on Clints movie package. Clint and his wife, Dina, exclaimed, This is the most money donated to date! as they both went

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over to Cassies table to hug her and thank her for her generosity. The dinner show was emceed by actor John OHurley, who was also honored at the dinner for being one of the golf tournaments Low Gross winners, along with his wife, Lisa, and Dennis and Leslie Hathaway. Michael Bolton and event Auctioneer Tom Gross presented them with trophies. Del Bryant, President & CEO of Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI), was the event honoree. Supporting Del were Montecito-based singer-songwriter Hall of Famer Jeff Barry and Lamont Dozier. After playing golf in Michael Boltons foursome, Del took time for a 15-minute interview with me. He talked about his parents, Boudleaux and Felice Bryant, whose award winning music writing hits include the 1957 Everly Brothers tune, Bye, Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie, All I Have to Do Is Dream, and Love Hurts. Del quipped that his hit, I Cheated on a Good Womans Heart, caused him to realize his larger potential in the music industry, working 6 13 October 2011

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ranks quickly in any business and we are the only organization that helps them start their own businesses. Other celebs who attended the event were Malcolm McDowell, Richard Kind, Matt McCoy, Nick Jonas, Ed Marinaro, Richard Burgi, Tom Hallick, Hal Linden, Kermit Alexander, Bruce McGill, Michael Scooter McGruder, Seth Peterson

and Lisa Niemi Swayze. Benefactors of the event included the Santa Barbara Community Food Bank, which was selected by Jacqueline J. Smaga, Executive Director for The Michael Bolton Charities. We were looking for another local charity to include in our donations and contacted the Santa Barbara County Food

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he year is 1954, a time in England when social changes were turning up like distant relatives dropping in for an unannounced vacation. A young man of 32 was about to publish his first novel, which did for his generation what F. Scott Fitzgerald did for the previous generation in America: turn the literary convention on its head. Few readers remember Fitzgeralds first novel, This Side of Paradise, a work that could be fit into the distinguished company of college and coming-ofage adventures. Paradise catapulted this talented Minnesotan to overnight success, and propelled his seemingly dual career of writing and alcoholism. For a time, the writing seemed to have won out, allowing him to produce The Great Gatsby, regarded as one of the main contenders for the quintessential novel of the 20th Century. Like Fitzgerald, the English writer came up from modest circumstances, had an extraordinary gift for learning, and managed to remain productive in spite of his own intense relationBefore ship with fermented spirits. He was

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Kingsley Amis (1922-1995). Unlike Fitzgerald, Amiss social observations and concerns led him to politics, political statements, and at one point, membership in the Communist Party. Not to worry. At the time of his death, Amis had been knighted and awarded the status of CBE, Commander of the Order of the British Empire. His politics could not have undergone greater transformation had he taken them to a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon. This is neither to say nor suggest that his other works were of inferior order, rather to suggest that Lucky Jim was spectacular in its capture of a time, a place, and a significant sub-genre of fiction. The protagonist of Lucky Jim is based on Amiss lifelong friendship with the teacher and poet, Phillip

Kingsley Amiss first novel, Lucky Jim, sold over one million copies in the U.S.

where to take chances. This scene is trumped by Dixons attempts to conceal the damage. Comedy, which is in essence physical, gives way to humor when Dixon becomes caught up in a romantic relationship with a fellow lecturer, Margaret Peel, who inflicts a guilt trip on him by references to her attempted suicide after being dumped by a former boyfriend. The humor begins to border on pathos when Dixon meets and becomes attracted to Christine, with whom there is an immediate, reciprocated chemistry. Sensing his life to be constrained, Dixon now appears to be heading into the dark hole of classless frustration. Amis has stacked the deck against Jim Dixon. After building up a dreary set of traps and complications, he might easily have veered off the track of storytelling and into the rant of

Kingsley Amiss use of plot and the deft defusing of improbability suggests a young author on the make, wanting to take on the greats of the past and the present day
Larkin. Like Larkin, Dixon is a lecturer in mediaeval history, but not a good one at all, caught up in the departmental squabbles of a university that is conspicuously not Cambridge, not Oxford, not even the London School of Economics. Dixon and the school where he teaches are out of the loop of the mannered, cultured classes. Like Amis himself, Dixon feels the pressure and pomposity of the social rankings above him and the ornate pomposity of his superiors, drooping like the curls on a judges wig. It did no harm to Amiss career that the appearance of Lucky Jim came in near synchronicity with Randall Jarrells Pictures from an Institution, taking the American university to task with great panache and humorous clat. Lucky Jim sold over a million copies in America, and Amis was launched in a career that had many parallels to Fitzgeralds. While Fitzgerald was thought of as the chronicler of the Jazz Age, Amis was often mentioned in tandem with playwrights John Braine, John Osborne, and a group of middle class novelists called the Angry Young Men. Amiss style was deceptive in its simple directness, his placement of Jim Dixon in alternating humorous and comic logjams, the comedy often as outrageous as the Marx Brothers movies. In one memorable incident, Dixon, the guest at his department chairmans home, manages to set fire to his bed clothing, which is amusing enough, but Amis always knows polemic, but even in this early venture, Amis has used the tools of irony, suspense, and individualism to a dazzling and satisfying turn of events, reminding us of the clue that was there before us all the time in the title. Luck in this context is the irony; discovery is the catalyst. Amiss deft use of pacing, event, and appropriate moments for revelations place him on the same shelf with such notable satirists as Evelyn Waugh, P.G. Wodehouse, and, in his humorous vein, Charles Dickens. His use of plot and the deft defusing of improbability suggests a young author on the make, wanting to take on the greats of the past and the present day. Stop for a moment to consider who could have been Amiss principal target to take on in 1954. In both England and America, Graham Greene was reaching the peak of his form, his mastery of language and drama seemingly unassailable, his take on morality and salvation irresistible as a target. Compare the circumstances of Jim Dixon and his position with Margaret and Christine with the denouement of Greenes The Heart of the Matter. Even if you were to prefer Greene, you would still have seen his rival in Kingsley Amis. It was great, satisfying fun to reread Lucky Jim. My own favorite of Kingsley Amiss work is a later novel, The Green Man, where, once again, the seriousness of humor takes us where we had not expected to go and, as with Lucky Jim, gives us excellent surprises along the way. MJ 6 13 October 2011

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Friend Raising Robert and Christine Emmons opened the doors to their magnificent four-acre Montecito manse to help raise funds and promote the year-old Westmont Museum of Art. Judy Larson, the museums director, laments that more people need to know about the 2,500 sq ft space, practically on their doorsteps. There are 700 works in the permanent collection and we are looking to add to the collection, with many works on paper, in due course, she says. This is not so much a fund raiser as a friend raiser. More than 130 friends turned out for the dinner, with stunning views over the Pacific, while Westmont graduate Eben Drost played a selection of classical and Cole Porter on the grand piano during cocktails and members of the colleges mens chorus, under Grey Brothers, sang a cappella works among the diners, including Leslie Ridley-Tree, Brian King, Carter and Victoria Hines, Joanne Holderman, Penny Jenkins, Robert and Valerie Montgomery, Tom and Eileen Mielko, Eleanor Van Cott and Joanne Rapp. An extremely sartorial Bob Ludwick emceed the show... A Swell Start Opera Santa Barbaras new season of Opera on the Go, a monthly lecture series at the SB Historical Museum, got off to a good start when the companys director, Jose Maria Condemi, was joined by Los Angeles soprano, Ashley Knight, who performed excerpts from the forthcoming season, including Mozarts madcap Marriage of Figaro and Glucks Orphee et Eurydice. More than seventy people turned up, which bodes very well for the rest of the season, says general director Steven Sharpe. It is fun and it is accessible. People want to delve deeper into the work of opera. The next session, La Vie Boheme, on October 5 features Simon Williams exploring Puccinis take on the popular work, which Opera SB is performing at the Granada next month... Harry Visits US It seems that anything Prince William can do, his brother Prince Harry can do better.

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his training in flying the helicoptergunships, which he has been doing back at RAF Wattisham in the east of England... Sightings: George Clooney talking about his latest flick Ides of March at the Riviera Theatre, a SB Cinema Society event... Opera great Marilyn Horne lunching with friends at Tydes... Singer Britney Spears ex, Kevin Federline, walking on State Street with his girlfriend, Victoria Prince, and their baby daughter, Jordan Pip! Pip! for now Readers with tips, sightings and other amusing items for Richards column should e-mail him at richardmineards@verizon.net or send invitations or other correspondence to the Journal MJ

After his brothers successful tour of California, including a visit to the Santa Barbara Polo Club in July, Harry is now set to check us out, as well as visit Nevada and Arizona. Harry, 27, is due to spend three months in the U.S. honing his military aviation skills, after which hell become a fully-fledged Apache helicopter pilot and could be re-deployed to the front lines in Afghanistan. Im told Harry is expected in El Centro, California, later this week, before spending time at the Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field in Arizona. The course is the culmination of

Yes is a Long Time Mira Kingsleys Yes is a Long Time positively zipped by in 75 minutes when staged at UCSBs Hatlen Theater. The three character production, an interesting mix of dance and theater, is based on a four-year-old New Yorker article about a meteorite crashing into a familys home, rather mirroring the concern last month about where a 20-year-old U.S. satellite, weighing 13,000 pounds, would land when it came back to Earth. The actors, Antonio Anagaran Jr., Jacqueline Kim and Kingsley, played their parts well on a stage essentially devoid of props and sets, other than large electronic framed works, giving the show, written by Sibyl OMalley, a decidedly sci-fi effect. Dan Evans video design and Pablo Molinas lighting added immeasurably to the show...

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6
1st Thursday The 3rd annual monthlong epicure.sb celebration a 31-day culinary extravaganza featuring food and drink festivals, cooking classes, winemaker dinners, seasonal menus and much more began last weekend, so naturally, savoring flavors in all the possible meanings of the word is the theme for this months 1st Thursday, too. The fun-for-foodies angle dominates at many of the more than 40 participating cultural art venues around lower State Street, including Viva Oliva at Paseo Nuevo, which is offering a special sampling of various foods using their delectable olive oils and balsamics, and Casa magazines HQ, which hosts the 3rd annual Flan Contest in addition to their usual assortment of free refreshments plus a taste of the work of photographer Bill Heller. More food frenzy takes place at Casa de la Guerra where the Chocolate TasteOff takes fine local gourmet sweet treats and puts them to the test by local celebrity judges. Bella Rosa Galleries exhibits new paintings by Andr Monlleo in his show Whatever the Cuisine, which focuses on the natural bounty and artistic flare shared by local restaurants and wineries. Tracey Ryder and Carole Topalian, co-founders of Edible Communities, the nations largest publishing company dedicated to the local food movement (they publish Edible Santa Barbara), hold forth at the Book Den. Santa Barbara Canning will showcase live demos on food preservation, freezing, dehydration and the art of water bath canning on the corner of State and Anapamu Streets. Special appetizers and wine will be served at Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro, where the Montecito Jazz Project will also perform. Elsewhere in entertainment, Inseazin plays popular styles from Hawaiian folk music to classic and modern rock, originals and island reggae at Saks Fifth Avenue and pop duo Lily & Marley perform at Paseo Nuevo Center Court. Meanwhile, the monthly Forum Lounge at CAF above Paseo Nuevo hosts Brooklyn-based video and performance artist Shana Moultons I Lost Something in the Hills. Just premiered less than six months ago at New Yorks Bard College, the work integrates theosophical and anthroposophical theories into carefully orchestrated settings, which employ atmospheric, askew narratives that combine wry humor with a low-tech, pop sensibility. WHEN: 5-8pm INFO: www.santabarbaradowntown.com Giants of Cambodia Cambodias Khmer Arts Ensemble makes its Santa Barbara debut performing The Lives of Giants, a reflection on the countrys turbulent past based on the Reamker, which is the Cambodian version of the Ramayana, the ancient Sanskrit epic. Created by neoclassical choreographer Sophiline Cheam Shapiro, Giants was inspired equally by mythology and contemporary global politics and serves as an allegory on the responsibilities of power. The work traces the story of the

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

EVENTS
by Steven Libowitz

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7
Get Shorty Creole comes to campus when Grammy-nominated funk rock group Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue invade Campbell Hall on Friday. New Orleans native Troy Trombone Shorty Andrews and his six-piece band Orleans Avenue have been called blistering, bold, exuberant and cutting-edge by USA Today, and an unstoppable force by The New York Times, and that was before their sophomore CD, For True, came out. The new disc features guest appearances by Jeff Beck, Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Ledisi, Warren Haynes, Ivan and Cyril Neville, The Rebirth Brass Band and others, and while they wont be there at UCSB tonight, Orleans Avenue will have plenty on their own to blow your socks off. The show kicks off the new Big Easy: Music of New Orleans series, which also features A Night in Treme: The Musical Majesty of New Orleans (Nov. 13), Preservation Hall Jazz Band (Feb. 1) and Irma Thomas (April 10). WHEN: 8pm WHERE: Campbell Hall, UCSB campus COST: $38 ($122 for series) INFO: 8933535 or www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu vengeful giant Akaeng Khameaso whom the gods granted a magic finger as a weapon to be used only in self-defense against merciless teasing, but his ceaseless torment engenders rage and problems for everyone. Called a gorgeous spectacle... unfolding like a moving painting, the piece features more than 36 ornately costumed dancers and musicians performing in a style rooted in Cambodias magnificent classical dance tradition, but with the ability to speak across time and geography to our own age. The Lives of Giants kicks off UCSB Arts & Lectures world music series, which also includes the Creole Choir of Cuba (Nov. 2), George Kahumoku Jr. and Masters of Hawaiian Music (March 8) and Sean Kuti & Egypt 80 (April 16). WHEN: 8pm WHERE: Campbell Hall, UCSB campus COST: $38 ($122 for series) INFO: 8933535 or www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu with mortality that maintains an upbeat perspective (the songs were co-written with his producer based on recorded conversations about Campbells life and stories) and in the pristine beauty of his voice and the arrangements, which feature guest appearances by pop artists from Brian Setzer, Smashing Pumpkins Billy Corgan, Chris Isaak, Jellyfishs Roger Joseph Manning, Jr., Dick Dale, and Keith Urban. Campbell will be supported by the roots band Instant People, which includes all three of his children with current wife, Kim (sons Cal on drums and Shannon on guitar, and daughter Ashley on banjo and keyboards), as well as his daughter Debbie from a previous marriage singing harmony. The concert also serves as a benefit for the Alzheimers Association California Central Coast Chapter. (See my entertainment column in this issue for more on the Alzheimers Association.) WHEN: 7pm WHERE: Lobero Theatre, 33 W. Canon Perdido Street COST: $66.50 & $136.50 (patrons $357.50 includes post-concert reception with the artist) INFO: 963-0761 or www.lobero.com If you got it, flute it Trinity Episcopal Church opens its 2011-12 Community Concert Series with Flute Flourish, featuring local flutist Suzanne Duffy & Friends in concert. Duffy who has played locally with Opera Santa Barbara orchestra, the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Santa Barbara Symphony and New West will perform in configurations variously featuring guitarist Anthony Ybarra, violinist Claude Lise LaFranque, violist Rachel Galvin, cellist Ervin Klinkon, and pianist Seungah Seo in a program including works by Piazzolla, Ravel, Ibert, Bach, Mozart, Poulenc, Rachmaninov and Gary Schocker. WHEN: 3:30pm WHERE:

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6
Gogh on, its still Starry State Street Ballet opens its 2011-12 season with an original multimedia production about the life of painter Vincent Van Gogh. Originally conceived and choreographed a dozen years ago by celebrated New York choreographer William Soleau who has created more than 80 ballets for companies around the world, including State Street Ballet productions of Carmina Burana and Appalachian Spring the work brings together art, music, theater and dance in a masterwork that has drawn praise on both coasts. Starry Night features video projections of more than 270 paintings by the famed Dutch artist, and uses Van Goghs own poetic words drawn from his extensive correspondence with his brother Theo, who is portrayed onstage by Michael Daniels reprising his role from 1999. The actor debuted at the Kennedy Center in the title role in El Gato Montes with the Washington Opera and has also performed with Santa Fe Opera, Baltimore Opera, and Los Angeles Opera among others. In addition to the literary and video backdrops, State Street dancers will also perform to a magnificent score featuring works by Bartk, Dvork, Faur, Finzi, Hovhaness, Panufnik, Saint Sans, Shostakovich, Vivaldi and Webern. Note: 1st Thursday visitors to the Granada from 5:30-6:30pm can venture backstage to glimpse dancers warming up and preparing for the performance later that night. WHEN: 7:30pm Thursday, 2pm Sunday WHERE: Granada, 1214 State St. COST: $23 to $58 INFO: 899-2222, www.granadasb.com or www.statestreetballet.com

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9
Gentle on our minds The last time country singer Glen Campbell performed in the area, back in August of 2008 at the Chumash, he was just another aging star playing the casino circuit, albeit one with plenty of hits and influence. Now, after announcing that he has Alzheimers and that the concert tour he began this summer would be his last, Campbell is returning as something of a hero, a country legend saying goodbye to the fans who made such songs as By the Time I Get to Phoenix, Wichita Lineman, Galveston, Rhinestone Cowboy and Gentle on My Mind into massive hits, part of 45 million records sold in all in a career that dates back to the 1960s. But its not just nostalgia. Campbells final album, Ghost on the Canvas, is haunting in both its frank confrontations

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11
New vibe at the Lobero Jazz vibraphonist Gary Burtons nearly fivedecade quartet career began with an amazing collaboration with guitarist Larry Coryell, drummer Roy Haynes and bassist Steve Swallow that defied categorization in both composition and performance and excelled in exciting improvisations. Later, Burton created other bands that still boasted remarkable musicianship while serving as a launching pad for such up-and-coming players as guitarists Pat Metheny, whose recordings in the 1980s remain high water marks for the genre, and John Scofield. Now, invariably innovative Burton has returned to the quartet configuration for the first time since the mid-1990s, and has created musical alchemy once again with bassist Scott Colley, drummer Antonio Sanchez and guitarist Julian Lage, as heard on the new album Common Ground that has garnered great reviews for its inspired musicality. The vibist graces the cover of the current edition of Downbeat Magazine, and gracing the stage at the Lobero on Tuesday with the New Quartet for whats sure to be a highlight of the year. The concert also kicks off the 2011-2012 Jazz at the Lobero series, with a lineup that also includes Regina Carters Reverse Thread (Feb. 24), a trio featuring the always-popular ever adventurous vocalist Tierney Sutton with Hubert Laws and Larry Koonse (March 23), and Montecitos own magician of the saxophone Charles Lloyd in a new collaboration with Maria Farantouri called Amarando (April 18). WHEN: 8pm WHERE: Lobero Theatre, 33 W. Canon Perdido Street COST: $50 & $40 (patrons $105); series tickets $152 & $120 INFO: 963-0761 or www.lobero.com 1500 State St. COST: free INFO: 9657419 or www.trinitysb.org immediately following the lecture. WHEN: 8pm WHERE: Campbell Hall, UCSB campus COST: free INFO: 893-3535 or www.artsandlectures.ucsb.edu Sharp mind Nationally acclaimed award-winning journalist Kathleen Sharp, who lives in Santa Barbara, signs and discusses her new book, Blood Feud: The Man Who Blew the Whistle on One of the Deadliest Prescription Drugs Ever, about the controversial development and marketing of the antianemia drug Procrit in the 1980s, at Santa Barbaras popular independent bookstore Chaucers Wednesday evening. WHEN: 7pm WHERE: 3321 State Street COST: free INFO: 682-6787 or www.chaucersbooks.com MJ

On Entertainment
Fiddle Festival Frenzy
by Steven Libowitz

Hot Buttered Rum brings its updated lineup and bluegrass sound to the Old Time Fiddlers Convention and Festival on Sunday October 9 at Stow House in Goleta

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12
Energy expert espouses Pulitzer Prize-winning author Daniel Yergin one of the worlds most influential voices on global energy discusses the worlds energy trends in a public lecture based on his influential new book, The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World. Yergin whose talk makes the connections between Fukushima, Persian Gulf oil, other major international energy events and climate change received a Pulitzer for his previous work, The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power. There will be a book signing

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12
A doll through the ages Past and present violently collide when Lotte, an English tourist who repairs dolls, is captured while on a tour of current-day Troy and flung back into the ancient camp of Euripides Trojan Women in Trojan Barbie, the fall production at SBCCs Interim Theatre. Christine Evans 2007 Jane Chambers Award-winning play is part contemporary drama, part homage to Euripides as the work recasts the legendary fall of the city of Troy against the vivid reality of modern warfare. Lotte books herself on a cultural tour for singles and travels with them to modern-day Troy, where she finds more of a change of scene than shed bargained for ending up in the midst of an attack by the Greek army threatening to destroy the last fragments of a mighty civilization. The student showcase is directed by R. Michael Gros, Associate Professor of Theatre, and all the actors are current students in the schools Theatre Arts Department. WHEN: opens 7:30pm Wednesday and plays Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm, through Oct. 29 WHERE: Interim Theatre on SBCCs West Campus, 800 Garvin Road COST: $15 general, $12 seniors, $8 students INFO: 965-5935 or www.sbcc.edu/theatrearts

hey say you dont change a lot after forty, but dont tell that to the new owners of the Old Time Fiddlers Convention and Festival. What began as a purely acoustic event dominated by competitions on old-fashioned instruments with songs that were written no later than 1930 (which predates even bluegrass) and lots of impromptu jam sessions, has been transformed over the last two years since Sunrise Rotary took over into a more full-fledged festival with performances by touring acts, a full workshop area, lots of food and merchandise booths and a familyfriendly focus (so much so that this year kids 17-and-under are being admitted free). Which is why booking Hot Buttered Rum as the headliners makes a lot of sense. The Bay Area-based onetime string band has also modernized, adding a drummer, more amplification and a harder edge to its original bluegrass sound. The group will share the performance stage with returning Grammy Award winner Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum, Irish band Mollys Revenge, fellow Bay Area musicians old-time masters Eric and Suzy Thompson, and local favorites the Honeysuckle Possums, plus a special set by festival founder Peter Feldmann and The Very Lonesome Boys. We caught up with Hot Buttered Rums front man Erik Yates earlier this week, less than 24 hours after the band played at the massive Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco. Q. You just finished playing HSB in your hometown. How was it? What was the highlight for you? A. Its a great Bay area gig and we

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

hadnt been there for a few years, so it was really fun this time. Its great not only for the fans but also the city in general because its free... Weve watched it grow from being strictly bluegrass to having everything from gypsy rock to dumpster funk, which is about as far from bluegrass as you can get. Yeah, so the event here will be just a bit smaller, several hundred versus several hundred thousand. How does that affect your show? Its interesting. I think that were a little bit like a goldfish: we expand or contract to fit the size of the container. We grow to fill up that big stage when necessary in front of 10-15,000 people, but are just as happy when its ten or fifteen. Honestly, its really fun either way. You noted the SF festival has grown from strictly bluegrass to so much more. The same could be said about Hot Buttered Rum. The sound has changed over the years. The main difference, in a positive way, was adding our drummer, Lucas Carlton, whos like a born rock star. Hes really taken it upon himself to be in charge of the engine, setting the tempo and the feel. When you have mandolin and banjo and bass, but no drums, youre all doing

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If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind, whom should we serve? John Adams

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$ $$ $$$ $$$$ (average (average (average (average per per per per person person person person under $15) $15 to $30) $30 to $45) $45-plus)
Bella Vista $$$ 1260 Channel Drive (565-8237) Featuring a glass retractable roof, Bella Vistas ambiance is that of an elegant outdoor Mediterranean courtyard. Executive Chef Alessandro Cartumini has created an innovative menu, featuring farm fresh, Italian-inspired California cuisine. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7 am to 9 pm. Cafe Del Sol 30 Los Patos Way (969-0448) $$ Plow & Angel $$$ San Ysidro Ranch 900 San Ysidro Lane (565-1700) Enjoy a comfortable atmosphere as you dine on traditional dishes such as mac n cheese and ribs. The ambiance is enhanced with original artwork, including stained glass windows and an homage to its namesake, Saint Isadore, hanging above the fireplace. Dinner is served from 5 to 10 pm daily with bar service extending until 11 pm weekdays and until midnight on Friday and Saturday. Sakana Japanese Restaurant 1046 Coast Village Road (565-2014) Stella Mares 50 Los Patos Way (969-6705) $$ Open six days a week from 7 am to 3 pm. (Closed Sunday) This eatery serves homemade soups, fresh salads, sandwiches, and its specialty, The Piadina, a homemade flat bread made daily. Owner Jeff Rypysc and staff deliver locally and cater office parties, luncheons or movie shoots. Also serving breakfast (7am to 11 am), and brewing Peets coffee & tea. Panino 1014 #C Coast Village Road (565-0137) Pierre Lafond 516 San Ysidro Road (565-1502) This market and deli is a center of activity in Montecitos Upper Village, serving fresh baked pastries, regular and espresso coffee drinks, smoothies, burritos, homemade soups, deli salads, made-to-order sandwiches and wraps available, and boasting a fully stocked salad bar. Its sunny patio draws crowds of regulars daily. The shop also carries specialty drinks, gift items, grocery staples, and produce. Open everyday 5:30 am to 8 pm. Village Cheese & Wine 1485 East Valley Road (969-3815) Whodidily Cupcakes 1150 Coast Village Rd (969-9808) In Summerland / Carpinteria The Barbecue Company 3807 Santa Claus Lane (684-2209) Cantwells Summerland Market 2580 Lillie Avenue (969-5894) $$ 9 pm Sunday-Thursday and 5 to 10 pm Friday and Saturday. Lunch is M-F 11:30 to 2:30, and brunch is served on the weekends from 9 am to 3 pm. Stackys Seaside 2315 Lillie Avenue (969-9908) Summerland Beach Caf 2294 Lillie Avenue (969-1019) Tinkers 2275 C Ortega Hill Road (969-1970) Santa Barbara / Restaurant Row Andersens Danish Bakery & Gourmet Restaurant $ 1106 State State Street (962-5085) Established in 1976, Andersens serves Danish and European cuisine including breakfast, lunch & dinner. Authentic Danishes, Apple Strudels, Marzipans, desserts & much more. Dine inside surrounded by European interior or outside on the sidewalk patio. Open 8 am to 9 pm Monday through Friday, 8 am to 10 pm Saturday and Sunday. Bistro Eleven Eleven $$ 1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard (730-1111) Located adjacent to Hotel Mar Monte, the bistro serves breakfast and lunch featuring all-American favorites. Dinner is a mix of traditional favorites and coastal cuisine. The lounge advancement to the restaurant features a big screen TV for daily sporting events and happy hour. Open Monday-Friday 6:30 am to 9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 6:30 am to 10 pm. Ca Dario 37 East Victoria Street (884-9419) $$ A bustling trattoria located one block off State Street, owner Dario Furlatis namesake eatery is known for its fresh pasta, savory meat and fish entres, and daily and seasonal specials. Black and white photos of famous Italians line the walls; Dario, who hails from Lake Como, recently added a full bar menu in addition to a wine list featuring Californian and Italian wines. You have to try the the brown butter and sage ravioli, Ca Darios signature dish. Open everyday at 11:30 am until 10 pm (Sunday: 5 pm until 10 pm). Reservations strongly suggested. Caf Luck $$$ 18 East Cota Street (962-5393) One of just a handful of restaurants in Santa Barbara featuring mostly French cuisine, Caf Luck aficionados report that the eaterys Short Ribs (when available) are the standout item worth waiting in line for. Other favorites include Duck Confit with frisee, mushroom and potato chips, Bouillabaisse, and even the Caf Luck Burger with Gruyere & Bacon. Open Sunday through Thursday from 4 pm until 11 pm; Friday and Saturday until midnight. El Paseo $$ 813 Anacapa Street (962-6050) Located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara in a Mexican plaza setting, El Paseo is the place for authentic Mexican specialties, homemade chips and salsa, and a cold margarita while mariachis stroll through the historic restaurant. The dcor reflects its rich Spanish heritage, with bougainvillea-draped balconies, fountain courtyard dining and a festive bar. Dinner specials are offered during the week, $

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CAVA $$ 1212 Coast Village Road (969-8500) Regional Mexican and Spanish cooking combine to create Latin cuisine from tapas and margaritas, mojitos, seafood paella and sangria to lobster tamales, Churrasco ribeye steak and seared Ahi tuna. Sunflowercolored interior is accented by live Spanish guitarist playing next to cozy beehive fireplace nightly. Lively year-round outdoor people-watching front patio. Open MondayFriday 11 am to 10 pm. Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 10 pm. China Palace $$ 1070 Coast Village Road (565-9380) Montecitos only Chinese restaurant, here youll find large portions and modern dcor. Take out available. (Montecito Journal staff is especially fond of the Cashew Chicken!) China Palace also has an outdoor patio. Open seven days 11:30 am to 9:30 pm. Giovannis 1187 Coast Village Road (969-1277) Los Arroyos 1280 Coast Village Road (969-9059) Little Alexs 1024 A-Coast Village Road (969-2297) $

Stonehouse $$$$ San Ysidro Ranch 900 San Ysidro Lane (565-1700) Located in what is a 19th-century citrus packinghouse, Stonehouse restaurant features a lounge with full bar service and separate dining room with crackling fireplace and creekside views. Chef Jamie Wests regional cuisine is prepared with a palate of herbs and vegetables harvested from the on-site chefs garden. Recently voted 1 of the best 50 restaurants in America by OpenTable Diners Choice. 2010 Diners Choice Awards: 1 of 50 Most Romantic Restaurants in America, 1 of 50 Restaurants With Best Service in America. Open for dinner from 6 to 10 pm daily. Sunday Brunch 10 am to 2 pm. Trattoria Mollie 1250 Coast Village Road (565-9381) $$$

Luckys (brunch) $$ (dinner) $$$ 1279 Coast Village Road (565-7540) Comfortable, old-fashioned urban steakhouse in the heart of Americas biggest little village. Steaks, chops, seafood, cocktails, and an enormous wine list are featured, with white tablecloths, fine crystal and vintage photos from the 20th century. The bar (separate from dining room) features large flat-screen TV and opens at 4 pm during the week. Open nightly from 5 pm to 10 pm; Saturday & Sunday brunch from 9 am to 3 pm. Valet Parking. Montecito Caf 1295 Coast Village Road (969-3392) Montecito Coffee Shop 1498 East Valley Road (969-6250) Pane Vino 1482 East Valley Road (969-9274) Peabodys 1198 Coast Village Road (969-0834) Piatti Ristorante 516 San Ysidro Road (969-7520) $$

Tre Lune $$/$$$ 1151 Coast Village Road (969-2646) A real Italian boite, complete with small but fully licensed bar, big list of Italian wines, large comfortable tables and chairs, lots of mahogany and large b&w vintage photos of mostly famous Italians. Menu features both comfort food like mama used to make and more adventurous Italian fare. Now open continuously from lunch to dinner. Also open from 7:30 am to 11:30 am daily for breakfast. Via Vai Trattoria Pizzeria 1483 East Valley Road (565-9393) Delis, bakeries, juice bars Blenders in the Grass 1046 Coast Village Road (969-0611) Heres The Scoop 1187 Coast Village Road (lower level) (969-7020) Gelato and Sorbet are made on the premises. Open Monday through Thursday 1 pm to 9 pm, 12 pm to 10 pm Friday and Saturday, and 12 pm to 9 pm on Sundays. Scoopie also offers a full coffee menu featuring Santa Barbara Roasting Company coffee. Offerings are made from fresh, seasonal ingredients found at Farmers Market, and waffle cones are made on site everyday. Jeannines 1253 Coast Village Road (969-7878) Montecito Deli 1150 Coast Village Road (969-3717) $$

Corktree Cellars $$ 910 Linden Avenue (684-1400) Corktree offers a casual bistro setting for lunch and dinner, in addition to wine tasting and tapas. The restaurant, open everyday except Monday, features art from locals, mellow music and a relaxed atmosphere. An extensive wine list features over 110 bottles of local and international wines, which are also available in the eatery's retail section. Garden Market 3811 Santa Claus Lane (745-5505) $

Jacks Bistro $ 5050 Carpinteria Avenue (566-1558) Serving light California Cuisine, Jacks offers freshly baked bagels with whipped cream cheeses, omelettes, scrambles, breakfast burritos, specialty sandwiches, wraps, burgers, salads, pastas and more. Jacks offers an extensive espresso and coffee bar menu, along with wine and beer. They also offer full service catering, and can accommodate wedding receptions to corporate events. Open Monday through Friday 6:30 am to 3 pm, Saturday and Sunday 7 am to 3 pm. Nugget 2318 Lillie Avenue (969-6135) $$

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Slys $$$ 686 Linden Avenue (684-6666) Slys features fresh fish, farmers market veggies, traditional pastas, prime steaks, Blue Plate Specials and vintage desserts. Youll find a full bar, serving special martinis and an extensive wine list featuring California and French wines. Cocktails from 4 pm to close, dinner from 5 to

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with a brunch on Sundays. Open Tuesday through Thursday 4 pm to 10 pm, Friday and Saturday 11:30 am to 10:30 pm, and Sunday 10:30 am to 9 pm. Enterprise Fish Co. $$ 225 State Street (962-3313) Every Monday and Tuesday the Enterprise Fish Company offers two-pound Maine Lobsters served with clam chowder or salad, and rice or potatoes for only $29.95. Happy hour is every weekday from 4 pm to 7 pm. Open Sunday thru Thursday 11:30 am to 10 pm and Friday thru Saturday 11:30 am to 11 pm. The Harbor Restaurant $$ 210 Stearns Wharf (963-3311) Enjoy ocean views at the historic Harbor Restaurant on Stearns Wharf. Featuring prime steaks and seafood, a wine list that has earned Wine Spectator Magazines Award of Excellence for the past six years and a full cocktail bar. Lunch is served 11:30 am to 2:30 pm Monday-Friday, 11 am to 3 pm Saturday and Sunday. Dinner is served 5:30 pm to 10 pm, early dinner available Saturday and Sunday starting at 3 pm. Los Agaves $ 600 N. Milpas Street (564-2626) Los Agaves offers eclectic Mexican cuisine, using only the freshest ingredients, in a casual and friendly atmosphere. Serving lunch and dinner, with breakfast on the weekends, Los Agaves features traditional dishes from central and southern Mexico such as shrimp & fish enchiladas, shrimp chile rellenos, and famous homemade mole poblano. Open Monday- Friday 11 am to 9 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9 am to 9 pm. Mir $$$$ 8301 Hollister Avenue at Bacara Resort & Spa (968-0100) Mir is a refined refuge with stunning views, featuring two genuine Miro sculptures, a top-rated chef offering a sophisticated menu that accents fresh, organic, and native-grown ingredients, and a world-class wine cellar. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 6 pm to 10 pm. Moby Dick Restaurant $$ 220 Stearns Wharf (965-0549) Sitting right on Stearns Wharf, Moby Dick offers fish, lobster, clam chowder, fish and chips and a plenty more. A great place to watch the sun set over the ocean. Open 7 days a week from 7 am to 9 pm. Olio e Limone Ristorante $$$ Olio Pizzeria $ 17 West Victoria Street (899-2699) Elaine and Alberto Morello oversee this friendly, casually elegant, linen-tabletop eatery featuring Italian food of the highest order. Offerings include eggplant souffl, pappardelle with quail, sausage and mushroom rag, and freshimported Dover sole. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence-winning wine list. Private dining (up to 40 guests) and catering are also available. Next door at Olio Pizzeria, the Morellos have added a simple pizza-salumi-wine-bar inspired by neighborhood pizzerie and enoteche in Italy. Here the focus is on artisanal pizzas and antipasti, with classic toppings like fresh mozzarella, seafood, black truffles, and sausage. Salads, innovative appetizers and an assortment of salumi and formaggi round out the menu at this casual, fast-paced eatery. Private dining for up to 32 guests. Both the ristorante and the pizzeria are open for lunch Monday thru Saturday (11:30 am to 2 pm) and dinner seven nights a week (from 5 pm). Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro $ 516 State Street (962-1455) The Wine Bistro menu is seasonal California cuisine specializing in local products. Pair your meal with wine from the Santa Barbara Winery, Lafond Winery or one from the list of wines from around the world. Happy Hour Monday - Friday 4:30 to 6:30 pm. The 1st Wednesday of each month is Passport to the World of Wine. Grilled cheese night every Thursday. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; catering available. www.pierrelafond.com Renauds $ 3315 State Street (569-2400) Located in Loreto Plaza, Renauds is a bakery specializing in a wide selection of French pastries. The breakfast and lunch menu is composed of egg dishes, sandwiches and salads and represents Renauds personal favorites. Brewed coffees and teas are organic. Open MondaySaturday 7 am to 5 pm, Sunday 7 am to 3 pm. Rodneys Steakhouse $$$ 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard (884-8554) Deep in the heart of well, deep in the heart of Fess Parkers Doubletree Inn on East Beach in Santa Barbara. This handsome eatery sells and serves only Prime Grade beef, lamb, veal, halibut, salmon, lobster and other high-end victuals. Full bar, plenty of California wines, elegant surroundings, across from the ocean. Open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday at 5:30 pm. Reservations suggested on weekends. Ojai Maravilla $$$ 905 Country Club Road in Ojai (646-1111) Located at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, this upscale eatery features prime steaks, chops and fresh seafood. Local farmers provide fresh produce right off the vine, while herbs are harvested from the Inns herb garden. The menu includes savory favorites like pan seared diver scallops and braised beef short ribs; dishes are accented with seasonal vegetables. Open Sunday through Thursday for dinner from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Friday and Saturday from 5:30 pm to 10 pm. MJ

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one piece of it which is also incredibly cool; its like everybody is one hand of a drum set. But having Lucas take charge of the rhythmic soul of the band is pushing us to new highs, musically speaking. It comes through people notice it. Hes not only hitting the drums at the right time, but also with the right intention. I cant wait to get a few albums together with this lineup. Now that its not so acoustic anymore, it seems the songs are more structured too. Tell me about the transition and the reasons. I think what happened is weve always followed the songs that we were writing to determine which direction wed go in. We kept writing songs that werent straight-ahead bluegrass. Even though we could do a lot of it without drummers, we realized much of the music we were coming up with was crying out for percussion. So we tried it out and I know for me its opened me up as a singer. The one thing thats tough is it does interfere with the sound of banjo and acoustic guitar; its hard to get them to carry over the sound of the drums. But as a singer I feel like I can settle back into the pocket and it pushes me to sing differently in, like, a more emotionally communicative style. How does that updated sound coalesce in the newer songs? Theres a little more grit and a lot more drive. Im using more Dobro versus banjo; its not my strongest instrument but it speaks in a specific way that works now. Also we can do more mid-tempo stuff without feeling sluggish or slow. Usually a bluegrass band, if you do one slow song you have to speed it up again before people fall asleep on you. Now, we dont have to spend the whole night way up at the top of the metronome. Sometimes we miss that more rooted sound of not having a drummer. But Lucas has also been playing more washboard, so were able to still go acoustic. Our fiddle festival also draws lots of musicians who either compete or just come to play in the picking sessions. Any chance you guys will be out there jamming before or after your set? I think well be doing some roaming around and playing with folks. I have a lot of interest in the old-time banjo players. Its a real important thread of American music. Im looking forward to listening as well as playing. (The 40th annual Old Time Fiddlers Convention and Festival takes place Sunday 10am-5pm at Stow House in Goleta. Admission is $25 general, $20 seniors/students, free 17 & under. Visit www.fid dlersconvention.org for details and schedule)

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Credit Rhonda Spiegel, executive director of the Alzheimer s Association, California Central Coast Chapter, for securing Glen Campbell to perform a benefit concert at the Lobero Sunday evening, the only such benefit the famed country singer has announced as part of his final tour before retiring in the face of his diagnosis of Alzheimers disease (see the Events Calendar for concert details). But credit Campbell himself for taking the unusual step acknowledging his disease publicly. The national press will go a long way toward raising awareness of the horrifying, debilitating disease that last year claimed nearly 500,000 lives in California alone, said Barbara Lanz-Mateo, the associations communications manager. Why is it so important to raise awareness? I wondered. Doesnt everybody have a relative or a friend who is suffering from the disease where the brain gradually wastes away until, as Lanz-Mateo put it, You not only cant remember who people are but eventually cant even recall how to eat or go to the bathroom; you forget how to be human. Believe it or not, there remains a stigma attached to dementia or any disability involving the brain, which is sad because people have absolutely no control over the disease, Lanz-Mateo explained. We have people in this town including Montecito very well known families, who have a family member with dementia or Alzheimers who dont want anybody to know. While it doesnt make sense to us, it feels safer not to have to talk about it. Thats what makes Glen Campbell publicly revealing his disease so important. That stigma still exists. It takes a lot of courage to come out in the face of it. Frank and candid talk about the disease is also important beyond social reasons, Lanz-Mateo said. Theres an economic factor that is fast becoming a crisis. With the aging of the culture, ten thousand baby boomers are reaching age sixty-five every day, she said. And while being old doesnt mean youre going to get Alzheimers, its the biggest risk factor. So when you combine the fact of the sheer numbers with the sad fact that theres no treatment, no cure or even a way to slow it down, our health care system is going to be overwhelmed, as are

Glen Campbell will perform a benefit concert at the Lobero on Sunday as part of his final tour before retiring due to being diagnosed with Alzheimers

families. Lanz-Matteo noted that despite the growing numbers, the federal government hasnt made dementia research a priority. The funding is at a ridiculously low level. Cancer research gets $5.8 billion, heart disease $4.3, HIV/AIDS $3 billion, while theres only $450 million for Alzheimers research. And we know it pays off. All the other diseases death rates are way down, while Alzheimers is up 66 percent in the period 20002008, she noted. If we could just get the federal government on board to dedicating the money necessary... If we could just delay the onset by five years, wed dramatically improve our outlook. But we just dont have it. Now, because of the Rhinestone Cowboy, that may change a little bit.

Focus on film

Big events including major concerts, touring dance companies, large scale theater one-offs and the like deservedly get the lions share of the attention of the general pub-

lic at UCSB Arts & Lectures. Also fulfilling the organizations mission, as well as bringing manna of the intellectual kind to the masses, is the lecture programming, which entices some of the most powerful, influential and just darn interesting folks from all walks of life onto the campus by the sea each year. But lets not forget the films. Even in a shallower season such as this falls offerings, youll find nonfiction gems that you wont be able to see on a large screen anywhere else in town. The series opens on Tuesday with Passing Strange, Spike Lees documentary film of the Broadway show about a young African Americans artistic journey of self-discovery in Europe, a work that was developed at the Sundance Institute. Its a riveting piece of performance art-cumrock musical, one that speaks to the specific and the world at large and features terrific ensemble work. Despite Lees cachet, it only played on TV back in 2009 and never saw theatrical release. Into Eternity, which screens on October 17, hits home in a far more harrowing way: how we are 6 13 October 2011

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handling nuclear waste. Michael Madsens 2010 doc takes a look at the worlds first permanent repository in Finland the materials have long been stored in temporary facilities worldwide which is being designed to last 100,000 years a period scientists estimate will take to make it safe. Octobers final entry is Rejoice and Shout, which celebrates the 200-year musical history of African-American gospel music and features Mahalia Jackson, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Dixie Hummingbirds, The Staple Singers and many more superstars of the genre in a moving and thrilling movie just made this year. Also due this fall: Journey From Zanskar, narrated by Richard Gere, explores the last place where the original Tibetan Buddhist way of life still exists, Zanskars inaccessibility and isolation have protected it from cultural change, but now the Dalai Lama has chosen 17 children to be educated so that their heritage will not be lost. The film follows them on their dangerous 10-day trek to a school on the other side of the snow-covered Himalayas (Nov. 22). If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front delves into the radical environmental organization through one of its members, taking a look at activism and terrorism from

numerous vantage points (Nov. 29). All the films screen at Campbell Hall on the UCSB campus, and admission is $6. Details at www. artsandlectures.ucsb.edu.

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A week filled with frothy pop, alluring Americana and rocking roots music gets underway Thursday with two separate shows at SOhO: New York-based fingerstyle and tapping guitarist Preston Reed at 6 pm, followed by a double-bill of Nashville clawhammer banjo player Abigail Washburn, who blends oldtimey folk elements with far-flung modern sounds (much like her husband, Bela Fleck), and NorCal indiefolkie Lauren Shera at 8:30 pm... New Noise has put together an even more appealing double-bill at Velvet Jones on Friday night in Seattles gritty Rocky Votolato, a punkrocker-turned-acoustic-troubadour whose gravelly voice immediately compels attention, and Matt Pond PA, the veteran East Coast melodyheavy band fronted by Pond, a singer-songwriter who was originally trained on French horn and trumpet which explains the rich musicality and diversity displayed on the more than a dozen releases since 1999. Also on Friday: Steve Key best

known as the writer of 33, 45, 78 (Record Time) recorded by country music star Kathy Mattea headlines a Cambridge Drive Concert Series show with opening act Kat Devlin, the hot young songstress who recently moved to town. That same night, the Song Tree Concert Series takes a bit of a left turn when the Son Jarocho trio Chucumite makes its area debut. Based on the harp and jarana, a guitar-like instrument, Son Jarocho is the traditional musical style of Veracruz, Mexico, that evolved over the last 250 years to represent a fusion of indigenous, Spanish and African musical elements with lyrics that include humorous verses and subjects such as love, nature, sailors, and cattle breeding. Thats also the same night that the new season of the Ojai Concert Series at Dancing Oaks Ranch launches with T-Rock, which is not the hip-hop star but a folk-rock ensemble with a bent for Italian tarantella. Saturday brings the best bet of the week, a remarkably generous triple bill from Club Mercy coupling Blitzen Trapper, Dawes and the Smoke Fairies at SOhO. Dawes plays Americana rock with a purists heart and lyrics that both evoke landscapes via detailed imagery and grab the heart with honest simplicity. Love Is

All I Am, from 2009s North Hills, still sends chills down the spine with every listen, while the L.A. bands new CD, Nothing is Wrong, is very aptly titled. Blitzen Trapper is another astonishing outfit from the alt country Mecca that is Portland, Oregon, one with a Wilco-like penchant for ambitious experimentation whose new album takes on a bit of a harder edge albeit with plucked guitars and harmonicas. The British duo Smoke Fairies offers dark and lusty folk-blues from Sussex, England. Sunday brings Santa Barbara jazz singer Kimberly Ford to the monthly Santa Barbara Jazz Society afternoon gig at SOhO, fronting a band featuring bassist Randy Tico, keyboardist George Friedenthal, percussionist Kevin Winard and special guest Sally Barr on violin and vocals. Also, UCSB Arts & Lectures Family Fun Series gets underway with the Grammy-winning cowboy quartet Riders in the Sky offering kid-friendly wacky Western wit and home-onthe-range warbling at Campbell Hall. Finally, Montecito singer-songwriter Glen Phillips returns to SOhO on Tuesday, this time in tow with the great country singer-songwriter Kim Richey whose two-decade career has had hits on the pop charts as well as songs covered by the likes of Trisha Yearwood. MJ

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