Archive » July 18, 2007

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Editorial
What makes a community? Tim suggests it’s local businesses, not corporate carcasses; CVR road repair on tap

Letters to the Editor
Donnie says survey CVR for high rents; Korchinski fires back; MAW praises MJ; Montecito Grocery back in spotlight

Community Calendar
Sunday polo, summer reading at Montecito Library, and Music Academy events top list of things to do, see, experience

Music Academy Update
Takacs returns; Hampson’s vocal master classes, Super Saturday; Blankenburg’s one and only master class

Your Westmont
Westmont grad Miss California vies for Miss America crown; Master Plan update; Ifland joins board of trustees

Coming and Going
Goldsby and Freedman, together again 50 years later; Dinner for 600? Sure, why not? Grand slammin’ through Beverly Hills

Purely Political
Alcorn continues the conversation regarding the high cost of illegal immigration

Adopt-a-Pet
Speckles can be a rescue rabbit if only you’ll offer your home

Coup de Grace
Hookahs on Parade; Rachow downplays the hubbly bubbly scene

Focus on Film
Who’d a thunk “Hairspray” would make it stay together? But, it does.

Calendar of Events
SBCC Theater, e-SCAPE, Surf/Board art, iron crosses, and butterflies continue, while Elaine Kendall presents “Two Margarets” at Victoria and Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries revels in Chase Palm Park

Classified Advertising

Sheriff’s Blotter
Threatening calls, vigilant deputies; Miramar defaced; Channel Drive arrest; Butterfly Beach busts

Two-Wheeled Revolution

Vol. 13 Issue 28

Santa Barbara On (Two) Wheels

Looking neat, upon the seats of a bicycle built for two, a duo of Italian wheelmen rolled into Santa Barbara on May 10, 1901. Carlo Reiter and Mino Galvini had left Florence, Italy on July 5, 1899 after members of their biking club wagered 50,000 francs that they couldn’t ride 75,000 miles by Christmas Day 1902.

Montecito Diary

A Blue Ribbon For Jane And Red

“There's no way,” she says, “I could even think of winning the blue ribbon at the recent three-day jumping event in Santa Ynez. I was praying just to stay on!” Funny enough, she not only stayed on her thoroughbred chestnut gelding Caught Red Handed during their first-ever event together, but...

Seen Around Town

Conversations With Carol

The evening was titled “Laughter & Reflection with Carol Burnett,” and the fans that filled UCSB Campbell Hall got plenty of both. Director of Arts & Lectures Celesta Billeci commented, “There’s great energy in the Hall tonight!” There was a short film clip before Carol walked onstage to a standing...

On Music

Concerto Night At The Music Academy

Music Academy’s Concerto Competition hits a high note on a low register

The Music Academy of the West’s Concerto Competition has hit an all-time low. ...

Trail Talk

The Los Padres Trail Riders

Montecito’s Troop 33 Scoutmaster Otis Calef made a presentation at the Multi-Jurisdictional Trails Task Force meeting July 11 on behalf of the primary local equestrian group, Los Padres Trail Riders. This is the only local trail-riding club open to the public; it currently boasts 111 members. In addition to group...

Book Talk

Let Me Kill You, Sweetheart

It’s summer, so it must be time for murder, or at least calculated mayhem

Summertime and the thrillers are easy. O! Tidings of mystery and cops, mystery and cops. ...