Tag archives: anniversary

Waterhouse Turns 38
By Richard Mineards   |   November 29, 2022

Social gridlock reigned when Ralph and Diane Waterhouse celebrated the 38th anniversary of their eponymous art gallery in La Arcada. The popular establishment, just a tiara’s toss from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, was founded in 1984 by Diane. It moved to its current location in 1991 and represents some of the city’s finest […]

Celebrating at Jimmy’s
By Richard Mineards   |   November 29, 2022

Oriental art expert Keith Moore celebrated the tenth anniversary of his half-century with a boffo bash in The Pickle Room, formerly Jimmy’s Oriental Garden belonging to the Chung family, where Keith’s father used to play saxophone. Keith, a sixth-generation Santa Barbarian, as well as a life member of the Society of California Pioneers, even brought […]

Party for Priscilla
By Richard Mineards   |   September 13, 2022

Social gridlock reigned at Arnoldi’s, one of our tony town’s oldest eateries, when my trusty shutterbug Priscilla celebrated the 30th anniversary of her half century with a dinner for her many friends hosted by social gadabout Rick Oshay. After eclectic cocktails guests tucked into pasta, steak, and other items from the expansive menu as Priscilla, […]

Bon Anniversaire Mineards
By Richard Mineards   |   August 2, 2022

It wasn’t quite the exotic Moroccan city of Marrakech where I had been scheduled to celebrate the 19th anniversary of my half century, but our rarefied enclave’s newest eatery Local on Coast Village Road served as a suitable replacement locale to celebrate. I joined good friends, animal activist Gretchen Lieff and her fiancée Miles Hartfeld, […]

A New Sun Rising Over the Music Academy
By Richard Mineards   |   June 14, 2022

As Montecito’s Music Academy of the West celebrates its 75th anniversary, it’s a whole new image for the storied 10-acre Miraflores oceanside campus, I can exclusively reveal. For the past eight months, a team of academy board members, administration, and professional consultants – 21C Media Group from New York and My Brilliant Friend from Los […]

Sum’MAW of 75
By Steven Libowitz   |   June 14, 2022

The Music Academy of the West’s return to its normal extremely event-packed eight-week summer music festival in 2022 happily coincides with a major milestone for the institute headquartered right here in Montecito. If previous partnerships with the New York Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra haven’t already done so, MAW’s 75th anniversary season truly places […]

KCSB Celebrates 60 Years on the Air
By Richard Mineards   |   February 22, 2022

KCSB-FM 91.9 Santa Barbara, the student-led community radio station located on the UCSB campus, is celebrating its 60th year on air. KCSB is the oldest of all of the University of California radio stations and events are being planned to mark the occasion, including an annual fund drive this month and a programmer reunion in […]

Happy Anniversary!Bristol Farms Celebrating First Year on South Coast
By Joanne A Calitri   |   August 24, 2021

Joey Castanon, the Santa Barbara Bristol Farms store director,and his team are celebrating their one-year anniversary on August 21. With a last-minute pivot to adhere to the updated mask protocols, they are proceeding with in-store special events and freebies, like having their chef make your guacamole order with ingredients you select, 40% off meats from […]

Love And Light In The Darkness: The Third Annual 1/9 Commemoration
By Sharon Byrne   |   January 21, 2021

Saturday night, many of us gathered electronically to commemorate the third anniversary of the Debris Flow that claimed 23 of our community members, destroyed hundreds of homes, and shook us to our core.  It’s a day we’ll never forget.  As with all major disasters, the entire community experienced a collective trauma: shock, loss, grief, and […]

A (Sadly Muted) Jubilee Celebration for a Longtime Scribe
By Richard Mineards   |   December 24, 2020

This column marks a major benchmark in my life! I celebrate my half-century as a journalist, which has seen my career spanning my time in London, Manhattan, and Los Angeles on newspapers, magazines, and television, with the last 13 years living in Montecito, 11 years of them as a columnist for this illustrious organ. If […]

Happy Anniversary
By Richard Mineards   |   December 3, 2020

Karl Storz Imaging, which has been of a pillar of the Central Coast’s technology industry and is one of the area’s largest employers with nearly 400 staff, just celebrated its 30th anniversary. KSI is a subsidiary of Karl Storz SE and Co. KG, a family-owned company based in Germany that employs more than 8,000 people […]

Montecito Deli’s 19th Anniversary
By Joanne A Calitri   |   October 1, 2020

Montecito Deli celebrated 19 years on Friday, September 11, on Coast Village Road. The deli has stayed open throughout the lockdown to keep its regulars and new customers going, with takeout or outdoor patio dining. “Our menu is the same as it’s always been – create it and we will make it,” said owner Jeff […]

More Cups of Soup
By Steven Libowitz   |   February 13, 2020

Concurrently, Yoga Soup’s Empowered Presence with Kiaora Fox moves from Wednesdays to Thursday evenings, when Fox’s 5Rhythms practice offers direction to explore your edges, grow your movement vocabulary, break up your habits and create new found freedoms and fuller breath. Also new at Yoga Soup, an ongoing Sunday Night CommUNITY Class, a donation-based, open-to-all exploration […]

Marking the Anniversary of 1/9
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   January 9, 2020

This Thursday, January 9, marks the two-year anniversary of the historic debris flow that killed 23 people and destroyed or damaged over 500 homes in Montecito. To mark the anniversary, a team of community organizations has collaborated to host Raising Our Light: A Night of Remembrance, Community, and Hope at Westmont College. The first annual […]

Montecito Deli Celebrates 18th Anniversary
By Joanne A Calitri   |   September 26, 2019

Jeff Rypysc, owner of Montecito Deli and Catering, is celebrating his 18th year in business. The deli is located at 1150 Coast Village Road, the same location since Jeff took over the ownership on September 11, 2001 and also purchased the prior owner’s secret recipe for piadina, special flatbread made in Italy. The deli continues […]

Going for Gold
By Richard Mineards   |   August 22, 2019

Peripatetic Summerland twosome Marv and Gray Bauer are looking forward to the Tokyo Olympics next year with special interest. Their granddaughter Miki Dahlke, a senior at Harvard, has just qualified for the Olympic trials in the 200-meter freestyle at the Phillips 66 National Championships at Stanford University. Hailing from Mill Valley, where she attended Tamalpais […]

Liquor & Wine Grotto Celebrates 10 years
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   August 1, 2019

Coast Village Road’s Liquor & Wine Grotto owners Jason Herrick and Brian Brunello will mark 10 years of ownership this Saturday, August 3. While the store has been in existence since 1976, Herrick and Brunello have spent the last ten years perfecting the shop, and forming connections with loyal clientele. “We appreciate them more than […]

Tab Hunter Confidential
By Richard Mineards   |   July 4, 2019

This week marks the first anniversary of the death of Montecito actor Tab Hunter, who left us for more heavenly pastures, aged 86, after making more than 40 films, becoming a ‘50s and ‘60s Hollywood heartthrob. To mark the occasion, Tab’s longtime companion of more than 35 years, Allan Glaser, will be premiering a retrospective […]

Belmond Birthday Bash
By Richard Mineards   |   March 21, 2019

The historic Riviera resort, the Belmond El Encanto, celebrated its 101st anniversary in grand style, with many of the 250 guests turning up in period costume to mark the boffo bash. The 92-room hotel, where a host of Hollywood stars including Clark Gable and Hedy Lamarr rested their heads, was purchased in 2004 from the […]

Crane Coming Home
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   February 28, 2019

Crane Country Day School on San Leandro Lane celebrates its 90th anniversary this year, and celebration organizers are seeking as many alumni and past parents as possible to attend two events scheduled for May 3 and May 4, 2019.  Friday, May 3 is the Decades Party, which will welcome alumni and their parents and families […]