Tag archives: John Venable

Taken Too Soon
By Richard Mineards   |   May 21, 2020

My condolences to Santa Barbara rocker Dave Crosby whose son, Beckett Cypher, 21, has died after struggling with opioid addiction. The musician, 78, was the sperm donor for singer Melissa Etheridge and former partner, Julie Cypher, and addressed the tragic passing in several short messages on social media, saying that he’d taken an active part […]

Letters to the Editor
By Montecito Journal   |   May 21, 2020

Tribute to a Community treasure, John Venable It’s extremely rare to find a person that gives so much of themselves unselfishly to their community as John Venable. John was always “there” and “ready” for whatever task that lay ahead. He was the first to volunteer to help organize and videograph our first Village 4th Parade […]

Save the Date for Village Fourth
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   June 27, 2019

Next Thursday, July 4, marks the 24th annual Village Fourth celebration in Montecito! Sponsored by the Montecito Association and the Montecito Community Foundation, the event is a patriotic day of old-fashioned fun.  Co-chairs Mindy Denson, Kathi King, and Trish Davis, along with their committee Helen Buckley, Bill Davis, Chris Denson, Michael Edwards, Cindy Feinberg, Dana […]

New Board Member at MFPD
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   January 31, 2019

At a board meeting on Monday, January 28, the Montecito Fire Protection District Board of Directors appointed a new director: Judy Ishkanian. Ishkanian takes the seat vacated by John Venable, who served for 16 years on the Fire District Board before announcing his retirement in December. Ishkanian will be required to run for the seat […]