Tag archives: retire

Loggins Logging Off
By Richard Mineards   |   March 28, 2023

Montecito rocker Kenny Loggins is on the road to retirement. The iconic guitarist and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter is playing just 18 concerts on his upcoming “This Is It” farewell tour, and then that’s really it! “I just had my 75th birthday and I feel like it’s time,” Kenny told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. His tour, which started […]

Reed to Retire
By Richard Mineards   |   March 14, 2023

Scott Reed, who has served as president and CEO of Montecito’s Music Academy for 14 years, is stepping down next summer, I can exclusively reveal. The fourth president in the historic organization’s history, Scott, a UCSB graduate, has worked with the oceanside Miraflores campus for nearly 25 years, starting as an unpaid intern. He took […]

Westmont Professors Say Farewell 
By Richard Mineards   |   May 3, 2022

Montecito is losing two of its musical stalwarts with the retirement of Westmont College professors Michael Shasberger and Grey Brothers. The dynamic duo were fêted at a dinner for 200 guests at Page Hall along with three other members of the faculty retiring, with 142 years of teaching at Westmont collectively between them. Michael, who […]

Casa Dorinda Broadens Its Luxe Offerings With the New Bliss Expansion
By Stella Haffner   |   April 5, 2022

Tourists, newcomers, and longtime residents – we all love Montecito. Over the years, we have enjoyed watching our small town develop and grow while staying true to its Spanish revival sensibilities and dedication to community. Today, the latest in local renovation comes in the form of the Bliss Expansion at Casa Dorinda. Established in 1918, […]

A Fond Farewell: “Scoops” Owners Retire
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   February 8, 2022

For nearly 18 years, Here’s the Scoop (aka Scoops) owners Bob and Ellie Patterson have operated their beloved Coast Village Road gelateria, scooping their daily house-made gelato and sorbet for dozens of customers every day. “Scoopie,” as the Pattersons have lovingly referred to their successful business, is a feel-good staple on Coast Village Road, and […]

Layman Leaves a Lasting Legacy After 24 years at SBHS Theater Helm
By Steven Libowitz   |   May 17, 2020

If things were different, if the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 hadn’t turned into a global pandemic shutting down almost everything across the world, this would have been a weekend of wonder for Otto Layman. The theater director had planned a big blowout of a show to serve as his crowning achievement in a career that […]