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April 3, 2014

ROB LOWE’S LOVE LIFE

Lowe’s autobiographical Stories I Only Tell My Friends was a New York Times bestseller; his new book – Love Life – is likely to be one, too. Both Oprah and Rob chose Trattoria Mollie (their favorite restaurant) as site for extended OWN interview.


March 27, 2014

Desal-Vation

Forget about state water and overpriced Twin Tunnels; Montecito’s future is desalination. Israel, a parched desert for the most part, alreadyproduces more water than it knows what to do with.


March 6, 2014

RAISING THE BAR

Peter Gaum almost lost it all, but thanks to Irwin Eve from Occhiali and a Montecito investor, Santa Barbara is home to yet another likely international success


February 27, 2014

End of an Era

Irreplaceable Village Fourth Parade & Celebration trailblazers Diane Pannkuk and Dana Newquist step down, need to be replaced


February 20, 2014

The Montecito Drought Plan

MANDATORY, NOT VOLUNTARY, WATER RATIONING FLOATS TO THE FORE AS MONTECITO’S PROGNOSIS IN MONTHS AHEAD IS LIKELY TO BE DRY, VERY DRY


February 13, 2014

Happy Birthday, Bob!

Bob Veloz celebrates 80th birthday with two-day weekend bash at Bacara hosted by Montecito neighbor (and close friend) Oprah Winfrey


January 30, 2014

Looking for Lutah

Lutah Maria Riggs was the trailblazing, slightly eccentric architect who designed the Lobero Theatre; now, a documentary about her will be unspooled for the first time in that very venue as part of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival


January 9, 2014

Good-Bye Mr.Indy 500

On December 29, at approximately 1:15 am, just three months before his 91st birthday, race car legend Andy Granatelli passed away


December 26, 2013

Montecito's Year in Review


December 19, 2013

East the Squeeze, Please!

The never-ending spirited (and often pugnacious) debate about widening Highway 101 is, mercifully, coming to a head with an upcoming January meeting; the Journal and half a dozen prominent Montecito residents weigh in (pages 5 and 8)