Tag archives: Cash Mob

Even the Best of Intentions Come with Their Challenges…
By Gwyn Lurie   |   May 21, 2020

During this challenging and bizarre pandemic moment, the Montecito Journal, like every other business, has tried to pivot to meet this unexpected time. One of the ways we have tried to do this is to initiate free home delivery (thanks to some local angel sponsors), so that community members who did not feel safe to […]

Cash Mob Exceeds Expectations
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   May 14, 2020

It was the little idea that could: born out of a mid-April brainstorming session – via Zoom – with Montecito business owners, stakeholders, and MJ CEO Gwyn Lurie and COO Tim Buckley.The overarching question from all: “What can we do?” Do to survive, do to help, do to show some love to the local businesses […]

Many Things Can Be True at Once
By Gwyn Lurie   |   May 7, 2020

The coronavirus and the related deaths of seventy thousand Americans and nearly two hundred thousand more people around the world, would seem to be a shared enemy that could bring people together – even people in a country as divided as ours. Instead, this pandemic has handed us new beliefs over which to divide. Stay […]

Having Montecito’s Back
By Gwyn Lurie   |   April 30, 2020

These days, there’s no shortage of things to get emotional about. Like most of us, other than essential workers for whom I feel deep gratitude, I’ve been home for almost six weeks. Reading and watching the nightly news is painful, but I do it. I worry about my elderly mother. I feel horrible for my […]

It Takes a Village to Save a Village
By Gwyn Lurie   |   April 23, 2020

The world is going LOCAL. Or at least it should be. Every day we have more proof that food, information, energy infrastructure, and leadership have the most integrity and most power to do good when they have the least distance to travel. When it’s locally sourced. Distance dissipates. It is a fact of life. How […]

Coast Village Cash Mob
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   February 15, 2018

Hundreds of shoppers turned out for a “Cash Mob” on Coast Village Road on February 10, supporting local businesses, and enjoying giveaways and refreshments. Organized by Jeff Bochsler and Christian Menard, with help from the Coast Village Association and Cal Fire attorney Alicia Journey, the event was a great success.