Letters to the Editor
By Montecito Journal   |   December 10, 2020

The Art of Compromise Dear Mr. Hazard, I know you expect an answer from President-elect Joe Biden. But here is mine to your letter.  One Party Rule. Read Constitution, Article II, sec. 1. The concept of electors did not make any sense then, and it does not make any sense now. The country is mature […]

Letters to the Editor
By Montecito Journal   |   November 19, 2020

Stunned and Irredeemable I’m stunned… and so is an insignificant handful of fellow irredeemable voters. Give it a couple weeks and stout-hearted Republicans will eventually accept the mostly-legal ballot results. I think it’s uncertain whether deplorable conservatives will reconcile, forgive, join hands, sing Kumbaya and fully cooperate with the new administration, like the democrats did […]

 

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By Montecito Journal   |   November 12, 2020

Lest anyone get the impression from last week’s “On the Record” column by Nicholas Schou on the cancellation of this year’s Ghost Village Road Trick or Treat event that I was the person behind the very first one, I’d like to clear up that record. Mr. Schou was quite accurate in his reportage that the […]

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By Montecito Journal   |   November 5, 2020

Put Our Children First Our family moved into the Cold Spring School District on the eve of the Thomas Fire. We chose the district because we had first-hand experience with Dr. Amy Alzina’s leadership at Adams Elementary School in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. Her student-centered focus and educational vision is the perfect recipe […]

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By Montecito Journal   |   October 29, 2020

Cold Spring School: Just the Facts, Ma’am I first learned about Measure L2020 a little over a month ago from the front page of this very publication. Little did I know that when I posted about it on NextDoor, I would spark a debate that has both divided and united various members of our community. I […]

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By Montecito Journal   |   October 21, 2020

Full STEAM Ahead There has been much discussion about how the upcoming Cold Spring School bond measure will impact the members of the school community, but it is worth pausing to consider how this measure will impact the current and future students. Cold Spring School has a strong culture of providing students with an enriching […]

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By Montecito Journal   |   October 13, 2020

A Wish List, Not a Plan We have lived on Chelham Way since 1972, and our two children attended Cold Spring School in the 1970s. Until now, we voted for every proposed bond measure for the school and have donated to the CSS Foundation. Although our children now have families of their own and live […]

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By Montecito Journal   |   October 1, 2020

Cold Spring School Needs New Classrooms As a longtime parent at Cold Spring School, I can attest to the fact that the three portables installed 25 years ago are falling apart. While I do agree that the school needs these classrooms replaced, I do not agree that the $7.8 million Bond L2020 plan to construct […]

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By Montecito Journal   |   September 3, 2020

And the Award Goes To… I give the award for rude news, anger, political bias against Republican men to Nancy Freeman. No one approves of sexual misbehavior toward a woman. Let us balance the sheet. Ms. Freeman was quick to blame Republican men for sexual bad behavior. Seems to me that Bill Clinton, the Kennedy […]

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Letters to the Editor
By Montecito Journal   |   August 27, 2020

Save Those Trees Walking along upper San Leandro Sunday, just west of the bridge, I noticed that many oak trees that line the road are dying. These are the beautiful trees whose canopy stretched over the road and made for a spectacular tree tunnel. But they won’t be there for long. It looks as if […]

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By Montecito Journal   |   August 20, 2020

Many Unanswered Questions Thank you, Kelly Mahan Herrick, for the August 6 article on the county’s spraying of herbicides in the debris basins of Montecito. Some questions come to mind after reading the responses of County officials Maureen Spencer and Jon Frye. Ms Spencer mentions that if there isn’t a burned watershed above a debris […]

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By Montecito Journal   |   August 13, 2020

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By Montecito Journal   |   August 6, 2020

The Truth About Kelp I read with interest Mr. Zach Rosen’s article on Chris Goldblatt’s reef project. I am uncertain if Mr. Rosen was obtaining his information from Chris, but his initial statements are inaccurate under any circumstances. First, El Niño events are directly correlated with warm waters and heavy rainfall. Not, “droughts” as he […]

Letters to the Editor
By Montecito Journal   |   July 30, 2020

Purely Pathetic Due to my lack of wizardry with IT, my missive was printed under Bob Handy byline, my husband of 62 years. We did not mind, but if you reply do not refer to me as Mrs. Handy. Just call me Danute. Now about your missive. Yes, Donald Trump is a misogynist. For confirmation […]

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