Archive » January 11, 2007

Also Inside This Issue

Letters to the Editor
The right of free speech; cut back hedges for a safer Montecito; more

Community Calendar
Wednesday Morning Club with David Horowitz; Camerata Pacific at Music Academy; Tide Chart and more

Sheriff's Blotter
Auto break-in and burglary in Summerland; Home invasion at the Music Academy of the West

Ernie’s World
Surfer dudes and radical grandkids at Ernie’s Santa Barbara winterland excursion

State Street Spin
Farewell to Hank Van Wingerden; salute to Santa Barbara Navy League; more on Pops Symphony

The Way it Was
Hattie Beresford on El Mirasol, an example of Santa Barbara’s long heritage for land use quarrels

Eye on Santa Barbara
La Purisima Mission, a result of multiple restorations and generosity of local residents

Real Estate View
In last four months of 2006, Mark Schneidman asks, what happened to all the listings?

The Opinionated Traveler
David Goldman in the service of Capetown, South Africa’s opulent hotels and redone waterfront

Book Talk
Shelly Lowenkopf on “Martin Eden,” revelation of Jack London’s socialist tendencies and contempt for wealth and luxury

John Wilcock

The Online Entrepreneur

Vol. 13 Issue 2

LetsCram.com

The “beginning layers” of the student-run website LetsCram.com were established in March of last year when its originator, Mike Lewis, had an epiphany, a “light bulb moment,” as he put it. Lewis, a Montecito resident and Santa Barbara High School junior at the time, was studying for an upcoming world history exam, reviewing a study guide he had typed up at home. He was sitting in his car at the point of illumination.

Editorial

Just Doing Our Job

We received a Letter to the Editor (printed in this issue on page 6) accusing us of crossing the line “between philosophical elitist and bigot,” by our printed disdain of Affordable Housing programs. Specifically, it was our warning to Montecito residents that if work doesn’t begin at the Miramar sometime...

John Wilcock – The Column of Lasting Insignificance

‘Idol Tsunami’

The impending new season of Fox TV’s “American Idol” is already striking terror into the hearts of competing networks, declared Variety in a front page story last week. The show is scheduled to run “45 highly-rated hours” from January 16 through May, dominating two or three nights each week –...

Local News

Carbajal Fumes over Delay of Montecito Appointments

During a ceremony highlighted by former Governor Pete Wilson’s remarks on the virtues of democracy and with politicians extolling the benefits of compromise over partisanship, three North County supervisors on Tuesday did something unexpected – they challenged a colleague’s appointments to government posts. By a vote of 3-2, the board...

Coming and Going

Creating A Christmas Classic

Patrik Maiani is a talented guy. He and his brother Rick grew up in Montecito, on Hermosillo Drive. Patrik teaches piano and guitar and sells real estate for RE/MAX. He has also, along with Sabrina Oertle of Blue Chair Productions, put together this past Christmas’s most popular new item: the...

Scene Around Town

Pebble Beach and Beyond

Who doesn’t love 17 Mile Drive and the Lodge at Pebble Beach near Carmel? The Santa Barbara Historical Society had the Pebble Beach Company Historian and award-winning author Neal Hotelling here to give us “The Heritage of Pebble Beach and its Santa Barbara Connection” in an illustrated program in the...