Archive » August 30, 2007

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Letters to the Editor
J’Amy thanks Montecito Fire Department; Bostick lights Anonymous’s fire; David Strauss advises “Just say no” to another Cold Spring School bond

Community Calendar
Not too late to catch the Pony Expresso; celebrate Rumi at La Casa de Maria; it’s back to school for most of Montecito

Our Town
Learning to read comes naturally to most, but not all; Montecito Library in the breach

Private Property Report
Kim takes Brooks Firestone to task on the Sacramento housing mandate mess

Your Westmont
Freshmen arrive on campus, 388 strong; new men’s soccer team comes on strong;

Ernie’s World
Witham’s memory is shorter than Hillary Clinton’s coattails, but his teeth are getting longer than a Fidel Castro speech

Trail Talk
Don Hathaway of Equine Evac says “call us” about your large animals, in case of evacuation emergency

Local People
Steve Karan has an ear for music and a mind for investments

Montecito Chef of the Month
Recipes can absolutely grate on you, says chef Renate Haeusler, this month’s honoree

On Sports
Zacara overwhelms the competition, brings home the coveted Pacific Open trophy

On the Beat
Dave Brubeck, Chris Walden Big Band, and Tierney Sutton, all on the same night? Say, who’s making up this schedule?

Eye on Santa Barbara
There’s a reason flying into Santa Barbara Airport is such a joy: Edwards and Plunkett

Events Calendar
If you can’t find something to do from this compilation, please check for a pulse

Book Talk
Shelly is “blown away” by Amy Bloom’s new novel, “Away”

Classified Ads
If you’re looking for it in Montecito, this is the place to look

Sheriff’s Blotter
They’re stealing plants on Lilac Drive; drinking rotgut and smoking weed lands man in jail; okay, keep the botox but give me back $1,600 says victim of second date; they’re duking it out on San Leandro Lane

Montecito's Margarita

Vol. 13 Issue 34

The $120 Montecito Margarita

DB Bistro Moderne in New York City made foodie (and economic) headlines when it placed its $120 DB Burger Royale (the double version, with truffles) on its menu. Not to be outdone, San Ysidro Ranch has come up with a liquid version of the DB Burger Royale: the $120 Montecito Margarita.

Editorial

Coral Casino: Almost, But Not Quite, Open

The day before Coral Casino was scheduled to reopen (without the yet-to-be-constructed, kitchen, ballroom, and second-story restaurant) and two days after the Journal went to print, an accident involving a sprinkler head delayed the opening. According to Erinn Lynch, a representative for Ty Warner Hotels and Resorts, on Thursday, August...

Montecito Diary

The Big CASA Golf Tourney

The 12th Annual CASA Golf Tournament takes place Monday, September 17 at Sandpiper Golf Course. Cost is $250 per player, and along with a terrific day and company, there will also be putting contests, a longest drive contest, the straightest drive, a hole-in-one prize, closest to the hole on all...

Zaca Fire Update

Wrapping Up & Coming Home

It’s all over but the hosing down, and George Richardson was there to record it

"Why can't you just put it out?" was a phrase often overheard by Montecito Fire Department engine 391 assigned to the Zaca Fire. Not so easy! With over 229,433 acres burned, the fire ranks as the state's second largest. Equally as large has been the effort to “put it out.” ...

Seen Around Town

Preserving Precious Spaces

The gardens of Casa del Herrero were the site for an elegant afternoon fundraiser, “Preserving Precious Spaces.” No silent auction, no live auction, and no speeches. Guests came, enjoyed browsing the art show and chatting with friends while the music of Bon Trio played softly in the background. Hors d’oeuvres...

On Stage

Urinetown, the Musical

The Tony Award-winning musical “Urinetown” takes place in a large city where a 20-year-long drought has led the government to ban private toilets. Citizens are forced to use public restrooms, which are regulated by a single large company, one that is corrupt. Urinetown is where folks who break the law...