Tag archives: The Nugget

Do What Teddy Does! (Follow the Leader)
By Leslie Westbrook   |   April 15, 2021

What a delight it was to meet the Ru family at the Summerland Fire Station on a recent Sunday afternoon where the rather precocious and terribly adorable two-and-a-half-year-old, Teddy Firestone Ru, was practicing his firefighting skills with great aplomb under the kind guidance of Interim Summerland-Carpinteria Fire Captain Johan Nilsson. He handled the hose with […]

Summerland’s Outdoor Eats
By Claudia Schou   |   December 10, 2020

With City officials urging a Safer at Home order aiming to slow the spread of the coronavirus, now more than ever is the time to support local businesses. Indoor dining is banned for the time being, and as we move into the winter months, dining outdoors is not ideal. But Summerland, a sleepy seaside community, […]

Closed in the Time of Corona
By Leslie Westbrook   |   August 14, 2020

As I waltzed through the mostly empty streets of Summerland this past Sunday, the cowboy ballad “The Cowboys Lament” (aka “Streets of Loredo”) came to mind: “As I walked out on the streets of Laredo.As I walked out on Laredo one day,I spied a poor cowboy wrapped in white linen,Wrapped in white linen as cold […]

In Passing: Carter Willis Hines
By Montecito Journal   |   May 14, 2020

Carter Willis Hines: July 24, 1941 – May 1, 2020 Carter Willis Hines, 78, passed away Friday evening, May 1, 2020, at his Montecito home with his beloved wife, Victoria, at his side. Carter’s sudden death from a heart attack followed a prolonged illness of several years. Carter was born in Long Beach, California to […]

Rest in Peace
By Richard Mineards   |   May 14, 2020

On a personal note, I mark the passing of longtime Montecito resident Carter Hines at the age of 78. Carter, who was stationed in the Army in Hawaii, attended City College and Long Beach State, before starting his 55-year-old business, Carter Hines Drapery, which will be continued by his widow, Victoria. A member of the […]