Photographer Takes Flight

By Richard Mineards   |   August 8, 2023

Ubiquitous photographer David Bazemore, a shutterbug and videographer in our Eden by the Beach for 26 years, has become an FAA certified unmanned aircraft pilot.

The certification means David can used a DJI Air 2S drone, which can film stunning 5.4k video and can snap 20-megapixel photos.

“If a client’s imagination is ready to take flight, they should get in touch,” says David, who has produced a short promotion video taken in the Santa Ynez Valley and a theater production in Elings Park.

Ready for takeoff? Then reach out at

Lawyers’ Fees Continue

Actor Kevin Costner’s estranged wife Christine Baumgartner has asked the court to deny the Carpinteria Oscar winner’s request that she help pay his legal fees amid their ongoing acrimonious divorce.

Costner, 68, has requested his ex, 49, assist in paying $100,000 of his legal costs.

However, the former handbag designer, recently seen vacationing in Hawaii, asked the judge to deny the Yellowstone star’s request.

She claimed Costner would not have accumulated such substantial fees if he hadn’t filed motions to remove her from their $145 million oceanside estate.

Stay tuned…

Perm People

Former TV talk show host Ellen DeGeneres’s actress wife Portia de Rossi is sporting a new hairstyle.

Portia, 50, revealed her wavy new look to her 1.4 million followers on Instagram, declaring: “THIS IS A PERM PEOPLE!!”

She lauded Los Angeles crimper Janine Jarman of Curl Cult for her transformation. “This woman is a genius,” crowed Portia.

The post snagged more than 44,000 likes from her fans.

Hair-raising stuff…

Bertling Heads CAMA Board

Deborah Bertling has succeeded Robert Montgomery as board chair for the Community Arts Music Association, which is celebrating its 105th concert season, after an eight-year tenure.

Deborah earned her Bachelor of Music degree in voice performance and has performed in operas, concerts, and musicals for more than 30 years.

She worked for Yamaha Corporation of America’s music division as a buyer for 10 years in Buena Park.

Deborah sang with Opera Santa Barbara and spearheaded the organization’s education outreach programs. For more than a decade she worked in schools with OSB, and with CAMA in its Music Matters docent program.

She is an immediate past president of the CAMA Women’s Board and has been a CAMA board member since 2004.

Deborah, who is married to local attorney Peter Bertling, has also been president of the Performing Arts Music Association since 2002.

Remembering Bill Geddie

On a personal note I remember Bill Geddie, four-time Emmy winner and co-founder of the ABC Network show The View with the late news legend Barbara Walters in 1997, who has died at the all too early age of 68.

I used to appear on the Manhattan-based show in its early years talking about the Royal Family with panelists Joy Behar, Star Jones, Lisa Ling, and Meredith Vieira.

Bill and Barbara, also an old friend, also had a radio show with the production company BarWall Productions. He also became executive producer for the Tamron Hall talk show from January 2019 to March 2020.

An excellent newsman and genial friend…


Former TV talk show host Conan O’Brien stocking up on gourmet donuts at Hook & Press at La Arcada… Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones noshing at Lucky’s… Oprah Winfrey vacationing in Italy on the glorious Amalfi Coast.

Pip! Pip!  


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