Tag archives: Mila Kunis

Prayer Breakfast
By Richard Mineards   |   September 13, 2022

With the pandemic firmly in the rear-view mirror, our Eden by the Beach certainly has a great deal to be grateful for. More than 500 guests descended on the ballroom of the Hilton for the 63rd annual Santa Barbara Community Prayer Breakfast emceed by retiring Unity Shoppe head honcho Tom Reed with the Pledge of […]

Ukrainian Support
By Richard Mineards   |   April 5, 2022

Carpinteria dynamic duo Ashton Kutcher, 44, and Mila Kunis, 38, who have raised around $35 million for Ukrainian refugees, were lauded for their efforts by the country’s president Volodymyr Zelenskyy, in a video call. Zelenskyy, 44, thanked Kunis, who was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, and Kutcher for launching a GoFundMe campaign to help transport supplies […]

Little Book Brings Big Crowd
By Richard Mineards   |   March 29, 2022

A boffo bunch of bibliophiles descended on Tecolote in the Upper Village to mark the publication of Steven Gilbar’s Little Book of Montecito Writers, a 160-page paperback including more than 60 authors, which derived from a talk he gave at the village library last summer. The book signing, which benefitted the Montecito Library, also featured […]

In the Clouds
By Richard Mineards   |   February 8, 2022

CAMA – Community Arts Music Association of Santa Barbara – hosted the second concert of its international series at the Granada with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which has visited out Eden by the Beach more than 144 times since the venerable venue was built in 1924. Both organizations are celebrating their 103rd anniversaries. Under guest […]

CAMA Comeback Kicks Off
By Richard Mineards   |   January 25, 2022

CAMA – Community Arts Music Association – kicked off its 103rd season with its first performance in 22 months at the Granada with one of the world’s leading orchestras, the 75-year-old Royal Philharmonic from London under the trusty baton of Russian music director Vasily Petrenko, who took charge less than a year ago. Our tony […]

An Angelic Evening
By Richard Mineards   |   December 7, 2021

Santa Barbara’s Veterans Memorial Building was socially gridlocked when 600 guests turned out for the first Thanksgiving dinner organized by Adam’s Angels, a 20-month-old nonprofit founded by Montecito realtor Adam McKaig and fellow resident Crystal Iverson. “I couldn’t do anything with real estate during the pandemic, so I asked if I could help during this […]

Back on Sale
By Richard Mineards   |   February 11, 2021

Carpinteria-based actor Ashton Kutcher and actress wife, Mila Kunis, have put their Beverly Hills home back on the market – with a substantial price drop. When it was last listed for sale, the five-bedroom, five-and-a-half bath 7,351 sq. ft. three-story home in the gated community of Hidden Valley, was priced at $14 million. Now the […]

A New Lease on Life
By Richard Mineards   |   November 19, 2020

Carpinteria twosome Ashton Kutcher, 42, and wife Mila Kunis, 37, have listed their 7,351-square-foot Beverly Hills home on half an acre for rent. The property in Hidden Valley in the mountains above Coldwater Canyon is a guard-gated community with neighbors including singers Adele and Katy Perry, and actresses Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Lawrence. The estate, […]

Online Opus
By Richard Mineards   |   May 14, 2020

Santa Barbara Symphony’s Music Education Center is now offering virtual programming through the orchestra’s Youth Ensembles programming and the private lessons Scholarship Program. The center continues to retain and employ a teaching staff of 12 local professional musicians and two conductors to lead classes and lessons. Each year the center impacts more than 10,000 students […]

Feeling Puzzled
By Richard Mineards   |   April 30, 2020

Just in time for the coronavirus lockdown, Belgian-born Pierre Nizet, the first medical director of Casa Dorinda, has come up with a series of fiendishly difficult cryptic clues to while away the stultifying boredom. Each clue has two parts, one a normal definition of the answer, the other an additional hint using wordplay. “During my […]

On the Ball
By Richard Mineards   |   November 15, 2018

The American Cancer Society honored its heroes at the 8th annual Riviera Ball at the Biltmore, when 120 guests turned out for the cause, raising around $100,000. The popular bash, co-chaired by Jon Church and Elaine Christ, feted Carpinteria financial executive Jeff Moorhouse, who, along with other pilot friends, used his Beechcraft Bonanza to fly […]