Tag archives: UCLA

Dear Montecito: Annika Wagner
By Stella Haffner   |   January 23, 2024

New schedule, new workload, new classes and more. Moving from the end of high school to the beginning of freshman year is one of the biggest transitions a student will experience, even when they are as college-ready as Annika Wagner. Last year Annika graduated from Dos Pueblos High School with a 4.85 GPA, 34 college […]

Medical and Legal News for Long Covid Patients Treatment available at UCLA
By Montecito Journal   |   June 20, 2023

Santa Barbara County residents who believe they may have Long Covid can now be seen at the UCLA Long Covid Clinic, according to Dr. Henning Ansorg, Santa Barbara County Health Officer. The phone number of the UCLA clinic is: (310) 825-2631. While Santa Barbara County does not have a Long Covid clinic, “UCLA has stepped […]

Disability Claims Face Troubled Path
By Montecito Journal   |   June 20, 2023

While the open-door policy of the UCLA clinic may be good news for Long Covid and autoimmune disease sufferers, a look into the legal world involving disability claims for patients provides an unfortunately different view. Although President Biden declared last year that the road had been cleared for Long Covid patients to file federal disability […]

Kaganoff on Board
By Richard Mineards   |   March 14, 2023

Former policy analyst Tessa Kaganoff, who went on to direct prospect research at UCLA, has joined the board of directors of the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. A native of Goleta, Kaganoff received a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Vassar College before earning a master’s degree in public policy at Duke University and an MBA […]

Preparing for the Next 100 Years New Chair of Sansum Clinic Board Ready to Take on Competition
By Nick Masuda   |   November 22, 2021

Arnold Schaffer is aware of the obstacles that Sansum Clinic faces as the last remaining independent not-for-profit medical clinic in the state of California. The pandemic? It shut down or delayed outpatient surgeries and imaging centers — services that are needed not only for the community, but also to allow the clinic to operate. Competition? […]

A Love Letter to Montecito…
By Stella Haffner   |   November 9, 2021

Tourists flock from all over to appreciate our beaches, exciting selection of food, and terracotta horizon. Some tourists may even ask themselves where a Santa Barbara local would want to go on vacation when they live in such a visual and cultural paradise. We may take a jaunty trip to Solvang, a quaint stay in […]

A Return to Her Dream School, with Montecito in Tow
By Stella Haffner   |   July 29, 2021

As a former student of Montecito Union School, Santa Barbara Junior High, and Santa Barbara High School, Ava Burford was well acquainted with her hometown before leaving for UCLA. However, her return home in March 2020 gave her a chance to see Montecito from a new perspective. Within the liminal space of the pandemic, many […]

UCLA Opens Medical Offices on Coast Village Road
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   September 3, 2020

In a project that has been nearly a year in the making, UCLA Health has made accessing its world-class health care easier and more convenient for Santa Barbara-area residents by opening a new practice in Montecito on Coast Village Road.  UCLA Health Montecito medical services include routine exams, physicals, preoperative consults, same-day sick appointments, immunizations, […]

Aging in High Heels: Mary Tonetti Dorra
By Beverlye Fead   |   March 12, 2020

Mary Tonetti Dorra has lived the most fascinating, international life you could ever imagine. We are lucky she and her husband, the late Dr. Henri Dorra, professor of art history at UCLA and UCSB and author of many books, decided to live here in Santa Barbara over 50 years ago even though they also spent […]

All’s Right With Dan Wright
By Beverlye Fead   |   August 1, 2019

Dano (as he is affectionately known) was born June 5, 1932 at home in the small farming town of Washington Courthouse, Ohio. His mother, Hazel, was 32 years old and his sister Alice was 10 when Dano was born. In 1935, at the age of three, he and his mother, father, and sister moved from […]

CADA at Coral
By Richard Mineards   |   March 14, 2019

Social gridlock reigned at the Coral Casino’s La Pacifica ballroom when CADA – the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse – hosted an underwriting party for its annual Amethyst Ball at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara next month. The beachside bash attracted 90 well heeled guests and raised around $100,00 to cover costs associated with the glittering […]