Tag archives: journalist

Beating Long Haulers Syndrome
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   July 29, 2021

Montecito resident and medical journalist Michael Bowker has penned a new book, Beating Long Haulers Syndrome, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath. “I really wanted to shed light on Long Haulers Syndrome, and convince people and politicians that it is striking millions of COVID survivors. We need to allocate far more funds […]

Book ’Em: Chaucer’s Choices Crowd Calendar
By Steven Libowitz   |   April 7, 2021

Prolific Santa Barbara-based children’s book author/illustrator Bruce Hale, whose 60-plus books include the Clark the Shark and the award-winning Chet Gecko mysteries series, kicks off four straight afternoons of conversations with writers about their new books hosted by Chaucer’s. The Edgar-nominated Hale, whose books also include Snoring Beauty, one of Oprah’s Recommended Reads for Kids, […]

At Home With Lou
By Leslie Westbrook   |   January 28, 2021

It’s no surprise that Lou Cannon does a pretty good imitation of President Ronald Reagan. After all, he covered Reagan from his governorship in California to his time in the White House through to his final days, writing five books about California’s former governor and president, including President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime, among […]

A (Sadly Muted) Jubilee Celebration for a Longtime Scribe
By Richard Mineards   |   December 24, 2020

This column marks a major benchmark in my life! I celebrate my half-century as a journalist, which has seen my career spanning my time in London, Manhattan, and Los Angeles on newspapers, magazines, and television, with the last 13 years living in Montecito, 11 years of them as a columnist for this illustrious organ. If […]

The Indelible Legacy of Prize-Winning Journalist Ann Louise Bardach
By Emily Heckman   |   November 26, 2020

To say that 2020 has been a challenging year is the understatement of the century. We’re approaching a full year of being held hostage by a global pandemic that’s brought face-to-face social interaction to a near standstill. And with sheltering in place comes more reliance on gathering information and news from the internet, where the […]

A Matter of No Party Preference
By Leslie Westbrook   |   October 29, 2020

In the newsroom of the Washington Post, Lou Cannon cultivated a reputation as a “reporter’s reporter.” Concealing his political loyalties was as much a matter of professional integrity as it revealed his facility to see both sides. “I’ve been a Democrat and I’ve been a Republican,” Cannon revealed during a recent Zoom conversation just before […]

Back to the Future: Santa Barbara Filmmaker Revisits Wounded Knee
By Steven Libowitz   |   December 5, 2019

Santa Barbara documentary filmmaker/journalist Kevin McKiernan was a rookie NPR reporter in 1973 when he was embedded at Wounded Knee during the famous armed American Indian Movement (AIM) occupation in South Dakota that left two dead and scores arrested. Embedded himself, actually, as McKiernan had to circumvent government roadblocks surrounding the village and resort to […]

The Great Fight
By Richard Mineards   |   November 14, 2019

Elaine Weiss, prize-winning journalist and author of the blockbuster book The Woman’s Hour, was fêted at a bustling reception at Tydes at the Coral Casino after speaking on The Great Fight to Win the Vote at Campbell Hall, part of the UCSB Arts & Lectures series. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is teaming […]

An Evening in Bloom
By Lynda Millner   |   October 3, 2019

The Girls Inc. of Carpinteria gym became a Polynesian paradise for their “An Evening in Bloom” themed fundraiser. Orchids abounded including leis for the guests. All the ladies wore flowered prints and guys got out their Hawaiian shirts. Mai Tais were de rigueur during cocktail hour and the silent auction was busy. The evening was […]

Birthday Girl
By Richard Mineards   |   August 22, 2019

Globetrotting journalist Kimi Matar, who used to write the Honolulu Social Diary, but now spends much of her time in our Eden by the Beach, did double duty at the Rosewood Miramar’s charming Manor bar when she combined her birthday celebration with Epicurean Santa Barbara’s Wine Down Wednesday. Oenophiles and gourmands were out in force […]

Read Between the Lines
By Richard Mineards   |   May 3, 2018

To the Kimpton Goodland Hotel in Goleta for a UCSB Arts & Lectures reception for peripatetic New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof. A winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and a recipient of a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University, the 58-year-old Harvard graduate has more followers on Twitter – 1.5 million – than any other print […]