Half-Century on the Sea
By Erin Graffy   |   July 30, 2020

Condor Express Celebrates its Roots Early on, local legend Fred “Captain Fred” Benko, developed a keen interest in what was in the Santa Barbara Channel: the fish, the birds, the oceanic wildlife. A half century ago, that interest led Fred to buy sports fishing operation located in the harbor across from the Navy Pier beneath […]

Italy’s Consul General
By Erin Graffy   |   May 30, 2019

The Italian Cultural Heritage Foundation of Santa Barbara held a beautiful luncheon at La Cumbre Country Club recently to host the honorable Silvia Chiave, Consul General of Italy. Advisory board member Fred Sidon opened with a welcome to the more than 80 people who attended this very special luncheon. Board president Bill Vollero gave the […]

“Couture Collection” of Cars
By Erin Graffy   |   September 20, 2018

The 7th Annual Montecito Motor Classic (MMC) rolls onto Coast Village Road this Sunday, September 23. The show opens promptly at 9 am with an eye-popping stroll of historic and super-cars that will stay on display until 3 pm. Dolores Morelli Johnson, founder and chair of the Montecito Motor Classic, says “This is one gorgeous […]