Tag archives: Dave Cantin

Letter to the Board of Supervisors
By Kim Cantin   |   September 19, 2023

Dear Supervisors, I am writing you today to share with you my strong appeal for the Board of Supervisors in Santa Barbara County to approve the request to extend the emergency permit to allow the Debris Flow Nets to stay installed until 2029 and to have Flood Control manage them.  As you know, in the […]

Local House Sold
By Richard Mineards   |   July 4, 2023

Automotive industry mogul Dave Cantin and his wife, Dina Manzo, widely known for starring in The Real Housewives of New Jersey, have splashed out nearly $16 million for a five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath home in our rarefied enclave. Originally built in 1994, the Tuscan-style home on 0.76 acres was designed by local architect Marc Appleton and last […]

Where Yellow Flowers Bloom: Kim Cantin’s Successful Search for Meaning
By Jeff Wing   |   May 2, 2023

In the wee-hours and pitch darkness of a howling January morning, a mountainside loosed itself and descended like a wave of stone on the sleeping, forested village of Montecito. Moments before, awakened by the roar of rain jackhammering the roof of the Cantin home, Kim and husband Dave had thrown back the sheets and hurriedly […]

‘Jack Brought Us All Together’: After 42 Months, Community Finds Its Lost Son
By Nick Masuda   |   August 5, 2021

For roughly 1,225 days, Kim Cantin didn’t have answers. A mother searching for her first born. Her 17-year-old Eagle Scout was missing amid the catastrophic Montecito Debris Flow of January 9, 2018. Other deceased were found. But not Jack, not her kind-hearted, gentle soul of a young man. But in late May of this year, […]

‘His Legacy Lives On’: Camp Rancho Alegre Renames Road in Honor of Dave Cantin
By Nick Masuda   |   July 8, 2021

Kim Cantin remembers a time when her hard-working husband, Dave, would jet back from an international trip to make sure he didn’t miss a Troop 33 meeting — not only to join his son, Jack, but also because he understood that showing up was a needed lesson for impressionable youngsters. “He refused to miss it, […]

Dave Cantin, May 7, 1968 – January 9, 2018
By Montecito Journal   |   February 1, 2018

Dave Cantin, 49, of Montecito, California died suddenly as a result of the Montecito mudslides that occurred January 9, 2018. His wife, Kim, and daughter, Lauren, were injured in the mudslides and his son, Jack, 17, remains missing.  David was born in Providence, Rhode Island, on May 7, 1968, and spent his early years in […]