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Vol. 30_20 | May 16 – 23, 2024

Biltmore Settlement Reached – After being closed for four years, the Biltmore announces it has reached a settlement with its employees… But what is the future of the hotel?

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Vol. 30_19 | May 9 – 16, 2024

Happy Mother’s Day! – The Montecito Journal wishes all the mothers, daughters, and hard-working women in the world a Happy Mother’s Day! From Afternoon Tea at San Ysidro Ranch to hiking along the Carpinteria Bluffs, here are some ways to celebrate the special day 

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Vol. 30_18 | May 2 – 9, 2024

In the Station – Montecito Fire has a new engine and the community can help bring it into the station with a traditional push-in celebration

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Vol. 30_16 | Apr. 18 – 25, 2024

Calling All Doctors! – From a doctor’s home office to anywhere their medical robots are – the World Telehealth Initiative is connecting health clinics and hospitals around the world with accessible experts

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Vol. 30_15 | Apr. 11 – 18, 2024

Capital for Casa – The Montecito jewel Casa del Herrero has launched their first capital campaign and Susan and Palmer Jackson, Jr. are on board to lead the way

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Vol. 30_14 | Apr. 4 – 11, 2024

Taking a Chance – From local theater companies to touring internationally, 10-year-old Chance Challen is headed east to perform in The Sound of Music with Broadway Asia

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Vol. 30_13 | Mar. 28 – Apr. 4, 2024

George Meets the Pope! – Normally a visit to the YMCA would get you a little exercise, some fresh air, and maybe a new friend or two… For YMCA USA Board Chair George Leis and President/ CEO Suzanne McCormick, it’s getting them an audience with Pope Francis. Read more on the global impact of the […]

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Vol. 30_12 | Mar. 21 – 28, 2024

Road Work Ahead – Coast Village Road’s facelift proceeds apace! The CVA is rolling out a new paving and loading zone project. Read more about what is planned inside

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Vol. 30_11 | Mar. 14 – 21, 2024

The Unstoppable Tom Snow – You’ve heard the songs – now hear the story behind the songwriter. Tom Snow has written for the icons of the music industry and his tale doesn’t fall flat

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Vol. 30_9 | Feb. 29 – March 7, 2024

An Abstract of Art & Soul – Housewife… mother… Abstract Expressionist… the collage of Cecily Barth Firestein’s life and art would find itself into museums, private collections, and galleries across the globe… and her work is now up at the Funk Zone’s Art & Soul

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Vol. 30_8 | Feb. 22 – 29, 2024

Coral Casino Opens – A newly constructed Coral Café with a Rosa Verona bar… The largest glass spa in California… and Chef Thomas Keller on the way… The Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club reopens to its former glory and more 

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Vol. 30_7 | Feb. 15 – 22, 2023

From Liverpool to the Ranch – Your Stonehouse server this evening is Richard Slater, who hitchhiked 2,967 miles to get to San Ysidro Ranch. He will be with you shortly

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Vol. 30_6 | Feb. 8 – 15, 2024

Montecito at the Movies – The Queen and horse whisperer Monty Roberts bond over their past… a beloved orange tabby that bonds with a whole neighborhood… The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is in full swing, and these movies tie in to Montecito. Plus favorite picks from SBIFF Program Director Claudia Puig

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Vol. 30_5 | Feb. 1 – 8, 2023

Brazen Burglars – Four robberies… One night… And a worried community… a string of sophisticated burglaries hits the community. Here is what is known as of now and what you can do to protect your own home

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Vol. 30_4 | Jan. 25 – Feb. 1, 2024

Feeling Lucky’s – Newly appointed GM Larry Nobles chats about the exalted eatery, his own opportune past, and how the team brings that magical Lucky’s feel

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Vol. 30_3 | Jan. 18 – 25, 2023

The Secret Is Out – Wisps of peat and smoke lingering in the air… Sultry notes of jazz drifting over the drips of an absinthe fountain… The taste of forgotten flavors… Get a glimpse inside San Ysidro Ranch’s newly reopened Speakeasy: Plow & Angel 

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Vol. 30_2 | Jan. 11 – 18, 2023

Ivan Rasmussen’s Wild Ride – Ivan Rasmussen recollects his path from UCSB lecturer to impassioned activist in the heat of the ‘60s civil rights struggle

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Vol. 30_1 | Jan. 4 – 11, 2023

Rig Reefs or Removal? – The offshore oil platforms are destined for decommissioning. Some want them completely removed. Others want them converted to artificial reefs. But what do the studies say about the life teeming underneath?

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