Tag archives: KEYT

Artistic Sips
By Richard Mineards   |   September 20, 2022

Social gridlock reigned at artist Colette Cosentino’s Atelier and Gallery on West Anapamu when she opened her latest exhibition in collaboration with former Sunstone Winey vintner Anna Rice, who is using Colette’s artwork for her labels on her wine, including the Brut Rosé and Chardonnay. “It’s the perfect melding,” says Anna, now owner of the […]

Cancellations Abound
By Richard Mineards   |   March 19, 2020

I was interviewed at Maison Mineards Montecito by KEYT-TV reporter Anikka Abbott on the impact of the coronavirus on cultural and entertainment events in our Eden by the Beach. At the time of the taping most social events were still in place with no cancellations, but after California Governor Gavin Newsom banned gatherings of more […]

TCBF’s California Clam Bake
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   March 12, 2020

Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation’s (TBCF) California Clam Bake will be held on Saturday, April 4 at 6 pm at the Montecito Club. The event will feature local KEYT news anchors Beth Farnsworth and CJ Ward, who will share Masters of Ceremony duties throughout the evening. “It’s going to be a beautiful event that will raise awareness and […]

Magical Meetup
By Richard Mineards   |   March 12, 2020

It was a nice coincidence when former veteran KEYT-TV weatherman Alan Rose, who now works at KOAA-TV in Pueblo, Colorado, took some time off from his vacation to Palm Springs to visit Disneyland. The complex’s California Adventure was hosting its annual food and wine festival, drawing media from throughout the country, including KEYT-TV morning anchor […]

Michael Hutchings Heads Down South
By Richard Mineards   |   January 30, 2020

After nearly half a century in Santa Barbara, culinary wizard Michael Hutchings, 70, and his pastry chef wife, Christine Dahl, are conjuring up a whole new menu for their lives, retiring and relocating to Charleston, South Carolina, I can exclusively reveal. Michael, who appeared on The Inn Crowd on KEYT-TV for five years, taping more […]

Welcome, Kelsey
By Richard Mineards   |   September 12, 2019

After my exclusive about KEYT-TV chief meteorologist Alan Rose departing for Colorado after 14 years on TV Hill, I now hear he is being replaced by Kelsey Gerckens, a regular on the ABC affiliate’s morning show with her husband, co-anchor Joe Buttitta, according to news director Jim Lemon. The tony twosome obviously work well together […]

La Vie en Rose
By Richard Mineards   |   September 5, 2019

After more than 17 years in Santa Barbara, including 14 years as weathercaster at the ABC affiliate, KEYT-TV, Alan Rose is swapping TV Hill for the ski slopes of the Rockies, I can exclusively reveal. Alan is joining the weather team at KOAA-TV, a Scripps-owned NBC affiliate in Colorado Springs. “The move is all too […]

British Visit
By Richard Mineards   |   June 13, 2019

President Donald Trump‘s three-day state visit to the U.K. to meet with Queen Elizabeth and other members of the Royal Family, as well as celebrating the 75th anniversary of D-Day, brought KEYT-TV anchor Beth Farnsworth to Maison Mineards Montecito for an interview in my cottage garden. The visit by Trump and his willowy wife Melania […]

Golden Mike Winners
By Richard Mineards   |   February 21, 2019

It wasn’t quite the Olympics, but KEYT-TV reporters Mike Klan, Kelsey Gerckens, Joe Buttitta, Kacey Drescher, and Tracy Lehr were definitely going for gold at the 69th annual Golden Mike awards in Los Angeles. The ABC affiliate broadcaster won the coveted trophies at a glittering Radio and Television News Association of Southern California gala at […]

An Evening of Gratitude
By Lynda Millner   |   December 6, 2018

“Remember the past with gratitude. Live the present with enthusiasm. Look forward to the future with confidence.” – St. John Paul II The family, friends, and alumni, 350 strong, of Our Lady of Mount Carmel School gathered at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort for its 35th annual auction and dinner, “An evening of Gratitude.” […]

The Inn Crowd
By Lynda Millner   |   August 2, 2018

The Inn Crowd airs every Saturday night on KEYT News Channel 3. The Montecito Bank & Trust MClub headed up by Maria McCall took a gang of folks to the Carriage & Western Art Museum to watch a taping of the show and eat some pie. Chairman/CEO of Montecito Bank & Trust, Janet Garufis, cannot […]

A Farewell to Arch
By Richard Mineards   |   March 1, 2018

On a personal note, I mark the untimely passing of the irrepressible beret-wearing Archie McLaren, founder of the Central Coast Wine Classic. Archie, 75, who hosted the KEYT-TV show, Wine Country, for two years, had been battling pancreatic cancer at his rainbow-colored home in Avila Beach, where I last saw him before Christmas, when I […]

Striking Gold
By Richard Mineards   |   February 8, 2018

It wasn’t quite the Olympics, but KEYT-TV reporters Mike Klan and Kelsey Gerckens were going for gold at the 68th annual Golden Mike awards in Los Angeles. The ABC affiliate broadcaster won the coveted trophies at a glittering Radio and Television News Association of Southern California gala at the Universal Hilton, with Kelsey – who […]