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First Responder to Our First Responders
By Jeff Wing   |   April 11, 2023

Life is capricious – to put it as charitably as possible – and “First Responder” has become too familiar a term. The full weight of what “First Responder” means bears some quick recollecting. When the Thomas Fire raged across 440 square miles of central coast some five years ago, it blasted all vegetation off the […]

King Explores Whether ‘Nothing’ is Sacred
By Steven Libowitz   |   November 5, 2020

By his own accord, UCSB Professor of Theater and Dance William Davies King has spent a lifetime collecting nothing, which he brought to light in his 2008 book Collections of Nothing. Cheez-It boxes, “Place Stamp Here” squares, hotel door cards, and the little stickers found on fresh fruit are examples of the valueless ephemera that […]

Mercury Ballroom Supper Club
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   January 30, 2020

Montecito resident Christie Jenkins has been hard at work planning a unique musical experience at the Rockwood Woman’s Club in February; the Mercury Ballroom Supper Club runs nightly (with a matinée on Sunday) from Tuesday, February 11 through Sunday, February 16. Jenkins, who moved to Montecito in 2017, says she decided to create the four-hour […]