Tag archives: read

Montecito — Chapter 31 & 32: Entre Nous
By Michael Cox   |   November 8, 2022

Take a sneak peek of Montecito by Michael Cox in this ongoing serialization of his yet-to-be-published book. This fictional story is inspired by “tales of true crime THAT HAPPENED HERE.” With the Wimbys back from Fiji, Hollis helps with the opening of the Entre Nous tasting room. Chapter 29 and 30 are available online here! […]

Montecito — Chapter 29 & 30: Hidden Keys and Domestic Worries
By Michael Cox   |   November 1, 2022

Take a sneak peek of Montecito by Michael Cox in this ongoing serialization of his yet-to-be-published book. This fictional story is inspired by “tales of true crime THAT HAPPENED HERE.” After a frantic call from Cyrus, Hollis rushes home from Hermosa Beach to Montecito. Chapter 27 and 28 are available online here! – MJ Staff […]

Montecito — Chapter 27 & 28: Beach Break
By Michael Cox   |   October 25, 2022

Take a sneak peek of Montecito by Michael Cox in this ongoing serialization of his yet-to-be-published book. This fictional story is inspired by “tales of true crime THAT HAPPENED HERE.” With Cyrus in Fiji, Hollis gets to enjoy some time with his family. Chapter 26 is available here. – MJ Staff Chapter 27 With Cyrus […]

Montecito — Chapter 26: Summit Success
By Michael Cox   |   October 18, 2022

Take a sneak peek of Montecito by Michael Cox in this ongoing serialization of his yet-to-be-published book. This fictional story is inspired by “tales of true crime THAT HAPPENED HERE.” After Cyrus’s performance at the economic summit and July 4th party, a new round of investors join ExOH holdings. Chapters 24 and 25 are available […]

Montecito — Chapter 24 & 25: Pitching the Summit
By Michael Cox   |   October 11, 2022

Take a sneak peek of Montecito by Michael Cox in this ongoing serialization of his yet-to-be-published book. This fictional story is inspired by “tales of true crime THAT HAPPENED HERE.” After some tense moments, Hollis and Cyrus prepare for the Central Coast Economic Summit. Chapter 23 is available here. – MJ Staff Montecito  by Michael […]

Montecito — Chapter 22 & 23: Waiting in the Fog
By Michael Cox   |   October 4, 2022

Take a sneak peek of Montecito by Michael Cox in this ongoing serialization of his yet-to-be-published book. This fictional story is inspired by “tales of true crime THAT HAPPENED HERE.” After a tense encounter with a “friend” of Cyrus, Hollis waits to hear more about the mysterious encounter. Chapter 21 is available here. – MJ […]

Montecito – Chapter 20 & 21: Ticking Stocks and Clocks
By Michael Cox   |   September 27, 2022

Take a sneak peek of Montecito by Michael Cox in this ongoing serialization of his yet-to-be-published book. This fictional story is inspired by “tales of true crime THAT HAPPENED HERE.” With ExOH now trading once again, the solid stock price and Cyrus’s urgency with matters is not bringing Hollis any comfort. Chapter 19 is available […]

Stories Matter: Back-to-School Reads
By Leslie Zemeckis   |   August 16, 2022

As the temperature rises… so does the current crop of sizzling reads. First up from Elaine Murphy is I Told You This Would Happen, a pithy, hilarious thriller that will have you rooting for at least one serial killer. Sisters Carrie and Becca are siblings that just barely get along, and it might have to […]

Rethinking Reading: Look to Science to Solve the Literacy Crisis
By Ruth Green   |   June 14, 2022

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” – Frederick Douglass The Santa Barbara Unified School District is failing in its most fundamental responsibility – teaching all of its students to read. Currently (and pre-pandemic as well), barely half of the students in SBUSD read proficiently meeting the district’s standard. The percentage is […]

Spring Travels
By Leslie Zemeckis   |   March 29, 2022

First off, let’s visit a small town in Texas. In Samantha Jayne Allen’s Pay Dirt Road, waitress Annie is drawn into her family’s private investigation firm after a fellow waitress disappears from a party they both attended. Allen slowly builds her characters and the atmosphere of a recession-hit town with hardscrabble characters in grimy honky-tonks […]