Tag archives: Paul Orfalea

Holding the KEY
By Richard Mineards   |   May 9, 2019

It was a night on the tiles for more than 500 underserved school students over a two-day period when Montecito resident John Daly‘s nine-year-old organization, the KEY Class, which teaches youngsters social and business etiquette, threw a graduating dinner on the roof of the MOXI museum. The four-course dinner, prepared by Seasons Catering, was underwritten […]

Too Cool for School
By Richard Mineards   |   May 2, 2019

The Santa Barbara Education Foundation, which serves 15,000 students with more than 15 programs county-wide with a $2 million annual budget, hosted its 20th annual Hope Awards at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum for 200 guests. The boffo bash in the institution’s courtyard, chaired by Cita Torres, focused on literacy and honored Kinko’s founder and […]

Letters to the Editor
By Montecito Journal   |   April 25, 2019

Archie’s Last Days I just had a neighbor say… “Why would you let them print this (“The Last Days of Archie McLaren,” MJ # 25/15)?” My answer even surprised me. Archie wanted this story told so dying people had a choice. He actually requested me to find someone just weeks before he died. So back […]

Lunch with the Former President
By Montecito Journal   |   April 18, 2019

Paul and Jane Orfalea recently had the honor to meet one-on-one with President Barack Obama to discuss possible future philanthropic partnerships. “He’s my favorite of all the Presidents,” says Paul. “He’s a real gentleman.”   “We were both very impressed by his candor and commitment,” says Jane. “Everything we asked, he answered, and very frankly.”  Obama […]