Tag archives: Beverley Jackson

Animals in the Valley
By Richard Mineards   |   December 31, 2020

Former California State Assemblyman Brooks Firestone is giving paws for thought! Brooks, 81, who will be moving with his wife of 62 years, Kate, a former Royal Ballet dancer, into Casa Dorinda from their Santa Ynez Valley home in the New Year, has just published his second volume of animal stories from the valley. The […]

By Richard Mineards   |   November 15, 2018

Former British foreign secretary David Miliband was the center of attraction at the historic Montecito estate, Val Verde, when UCSB Arts & Lectures hosted a pre-talk bash for the ex-politician and Oxford graduate at the sprawling home of hedge fund manager and New York Times cruciverbalist Pete Muller and his wife, Jillian, who bought the […]

Action Jackson
By Richard Mineards   |   March 8, 2018

It was third time lucky for Montecito society doyenne Beverley Jackson when she threw her annual firefighters benefit bash. Because of the Thomas Fire and the devastating mudslides, bubbly Beverley had to cancel two other dates at her oceanside home, but more than 80 guests turned up with toys for needy children at the hastily […]

Lieff it to Gretchen
By Richard Mineards   |   November 30, 2017

Montecito animal activist Gretchen Lieff has been exploring more liquid assets! Peripatetic Gretchen has just returned to our rarefied enclave from Tanzania after volunteering her services to H2Open Doors, an organization devoted to helping solve the global water crisis. “It focuses on third-world countries and uses special technology to turn filthy polluted water into clean, […]