Tag archives: David Bolton

Fiesta Finale
By Lynda Millner   |   August 23, 2022

The John E. Profant Foundation for the Arts welcomed everyone to “Where Fiesta traditions began,” the El Paseo Restaurant for one final night of celebrating. John Profant was born in Santa Barbara on May 23, 1928. His parents, Dr. Henry and Mabel Profant, were very active in the cultural community, helping to found CAMA and […]

La Merienda
By Lynda Millner   |   August 23, 2022

The Santa Barbara Woman’s Club gave the first La Merienda since the pandemic. Merienda translates to “snack,” but it was much more than a snack. It was a full-on Mexican dinner with tacos, guacamole, chicken, beef, and salad. Event chair Sue Ziliotto told us, “This event has been going on for 92 years.” All the […]

Santa Barbara Club
By Lynda Millner   |   April 19, 2022

The Santa Barbara Club held one of its monthly distinguished speakers lunches and talks. This time the speaker was David Bolton, executive director of the California Missions Foundation (CMF). The Foundation began in 1998, to help restore these magnificent treasures – the 21 missions. David is a walking history book about the missions in California […]

The Lone Ranger
By Richard Mineards   |   March 22, 2022

The flagship Ranger, which is familiar to many for leading the annual Parade of Lights at Yuletide, has rejoined the Classic Yacht Association’s Southern California fleet. Originally the vessel was readmitted to the association in 2020, in time for the 20th anniversary of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, but the pandemic delayed her rededication ceremony. […]

Super Bowl LVI Marks Another Touchdown for David Bolton
By Richard Mineards   |   February 15, 2022

When the Los Angeles Rams take the field against the Cincinnati Bengals at the $5.5 billion SoFi Stadium in the Big Orange on Sunday, Santa Barbara producer David Bolton, director of the California Missions Foundation, will be handling the live international Spanish language broadcast for Fox Sports for the seventh consecutive year. David’s company, Cultural […]

Fiesta Ranchera Returns
By Lynda Millner   |   August 5, 2021

Fiesta Ranchera in Goleta is back in a smaller way. Instead of 1,000 attendees, there were not more than 100, but that didn’t stop the celebrants. They were just happy to see friends and neighbors without masks — some for the first time in a year. Stow House was the background for the fête, and […]

Another Touchdown for Bolton
By Richard Mineards   |   February 11, 2021

David Bolton, Santa Barbara-based director of the California Missions Foundation, also has a successful career as a sports broadcaster for the Spanish language version of the Fox network. And, despite the pandemic, he has been hired again to produce this weekend’s battle of the NFL titans, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers […]

Talking Tapas
By Lynda Millner   |   November 26, 2020

The first time I ever heard of tapas was when my Navy pilot husband, Cork, our two young children Kim and Dane, and I moved to Spain in 1969. The kids went to school on the Rota Navy Base but we lived on the economy. When Friday night came we didn’t go to McDonald’s (there […]

Its Mission is Preserving the Missions
By Lynda Millner   |   September 10, 2020

According to the California Missions Foundation press brochure, “Nothing defines California and our nation’s heritage as significantly or emotionally as do the 21 missions that were founded along the coast from San Diego to Sonoma. Their beauty, stature, and character underlie the formation of California. Over time, many mission enclaves have developed into some of […]

Another Touchdown for Bolton
By Richard Mineards   |   January 30, 2020

David Bolton, executive director of the California Missions Foundation, has a lucrative sideline with his TV production company, Cultural Global Media. One year after covering his first Super Bowl, the company has been hired again to produce the legendary NFL event from Miami, Florida, on Sunday (February 2) for millions of viewers throughout Latin America. […]

Experience California Missions
By Lynda Millner   |   December 5, 2019

It was truly a once in a lifetime trip! The MClub (Montecito Bank & Trust travel club) was invited by executive director/CEO David Bolton of the California Missions Foundation (CMF) to join him on a special overnight tour to Mission San Antonio de Padua and tours of Mission San Miguel and Mission San Luis Obispo […]

What a Knight
By Richard Mineards   |   May 2, 2019

Pride, pomp and pageantry, ceremonial and color marked the moment David Bolton, Santa Barbara-based executive director of the California Missions Foundation, was installed with one of Spain’s highest civilian orders at the Presidio by the country’s Los Angeles consul-general Javier Vallaure. The Royal Order of Isabel la Catolica, a red-enameled cross in a gold frame […]

Incandela Exhibition
By Richard Mineards   |   January 31, 2019

Davis & Taft, the upper village antiques store, was socially gridlocked when Summerland artist Gerald Incandela staged his latest exhibition, including benches clad in astroturf and a number of his innovative works of art. Tunisian Gerald, a good friend for many years, has works in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of […]

Mind Over Matter
By Richard Mineards   |   December 6, 2018

The Alzheimer’s Association held its fifth anniversary Your Brain Matters lunch at the Hilton, with a special tribute to longtime supporter, sweet Swede Gerd Jordano, co-founder of the Alzheimer’s Women’s Initiative. The boffo bash for 500 guests, chaired by Leslie Ridley–Tree, raised around $250,000 and honored actress Sarah Rafferty, who co-starred with Meghan Markle – […]

Fiesta 2018 Celebrates Traditions
By Joanne Calitri   |   July 12, 2018

The 94th edition of Old Spanish Days [OSD] Fiesta is nearly upon us.  This year’s theme is “Tradition and Celebration”, noted by La Presidenta Denise Sanford, who declares, “Traditions are the very foundation by which individuals and families construct their identities, creating the bonds of community. To celebrate our community’s traditions,” she says, “is to […]

Museum Becomes Titanic
By Lynda Millner   |   April 5, 2018

What a perfect theme for the perfect place! That was the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) transformed into the White Star Line R.M.S. Titanic, the ship of dreams. As co-chairs David Bolton and Cindy Makela said, “Love Boat was too corny.” Titanic had drama. It took us back to April 15, 1912. The Titanic was […]

Fame Game
By Richard Mineards   |   November 23, 2017

It was certainly a jock hop at the Cabrillo Arts Pavilion when 200 sports fans turned out to induct the second class into the Santa Barbara High School Hall of Fame, founded by David Bolton, president of the Dons athletics boost group, Ye Ole Gang, started in 1974. “For decades, the school has produced so […]