In Passing: Paul F. Glenn, 1930 – 2020
By Montecito Journal   |   October 29, 2020

Paul F. Glenn was well known among commodity traders and medical researchers. He deftly handled the double-edged sword of long and short positions in volatile commodities markets, which enabled him to reach another of his goals beyond financial success: philanthropy in medical research. Paul Foss Glenn was born and raised in Sharon, Pennsylvania. He was […]

Harry and Meghan’s Riven Rock Estate on Giggster
By Richard Mineards   |   October 29, 2020

The Riven Rock estate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle bought for $14.5 million had been listed for rent on the website Giggster. The listing, which was taken down on Sunday after media reports, advertised the nine-bedroom, 16-bath property on 5.4 acres for $700 an hour. The listing said the lush estate could be used as […]


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Up to the Challenge
By Lynda Millner   |   October 29, 2020

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria hosted its eighth annual “An Evening in Bloom” but with a different twist this year and the community “showed” up. Their bold goal was $250,000. So far they are just over $230,000 and still counting! The usually elegant affair at the Girls Inc. campus was quiet this year because of the […]

They’re Off and Running!
By Lynda Millner   |   October 29, 2020

The Santa Barbara Rescue Mission is holding its annual fundraiser for the nineteenth time, this year titled “The Bayou Derby.” Again the Women’s Auxiliary, 70 women strong, wove their magic, only this year they were not at Rancho Dos Pueblos. This year, the party came to us. Don and I had Keith Mautino Moore and […]

People of Montecito: Brian Brunello
By Megan Waldrep   |   October 29, 2020

What’s your Montecito Story? I was born here. My dad made wine here. All varietals but he specialized in Cabernet and Zinfandel, his two favorites. My job in the operation was all of it. You pick the grapes, you wash the bottles – winemaking isn’t as glamorous as the media makes it look. It’s hard […]

In Passing: Jon Michael Vreeland, July 13, 1979 – September 15, 2020
By Alycia Vreeland   |   October 29, 2020

Jon Michael Vreeland, a poet, author, and journalist, died at the age of 41 in Santa Barbara. Jon was born in Huntington Beach on July 13, 1979 to two loving parents, his mom Alyson Vreeland and his dad Jon Vreeland.  Jon is the author of The Taste of Cigarettes: A Memoir of a Heroin Addict and […]

Santa Barbara Symphony Faces the Music
By Richard Mineards   |   October 29, 2020

With the virulent coronavirus pandemic sweeping the nation impacting innumerable cultural programs, the orchestra, under veteran maestro Nir Kabaretti, has not been deterred in any way whatsoever and has launched a series of seven virtual concerts to sate the appetites of its many local fans. Last week I was at the cavernous Granada Theatre where […]

In Passing: Judy Pearce
By Hattie Beresford   |   October 21, 2020

Judy Guitteau Pearce died last month after a long bout with cancer. Her kind heart, enthusiastic and friendly character, and her deep passion and first hand knowledge of the history of Santa Barbara and Montecito will always be appreciated and severely missed. Judy kept the stories of early Montecito alive, those passed down to her […]

In Passing: Alan Kozlowski – 1948-2020
By Montecito Journal   |   September 24, 2020

Alan Kozlowski passed away peacefully the morning of September 17 with loved ones by his side. Alan lived a most extraordinary life. Born in Hayward, California in 1948, Alan grew up in the Bay Area spending many of his early days on the streets of Haight-Ashbury. Although he eventually created a multi-million-dollar Hollywood post-production company […]


In Passing: Leanna (D’Andrea) Merritt
By Montecito Journal   |   September 24, 2020

Leanna D’Andrea Merritt – November 17, 1949 – September 11, 2020 Leanna (D’Andrea) Merritt passed away peacefully at Serenity House on September 11, 2020. Leanna was born in Santa Barbara on November 17, 1949 to parents Louise and Graciano D’Andrea. She attended Franklin Elementary, Cold Spring School, Santa Barbara Junior High, and Santa Barbara High […]

In Passing: Peter Winn
By Montecito Journal   |   September 24, 2020

Peter James Hamilton Winn, who was born on January 26, 1961 in Dorset, England, passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2020 at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, where he was cared for by the angels in the 1-Compton Pavilion. Peter was diagnosed in early 2020 with multiple myeloma, and staged a courageous battle against this vicious […]

In Passing: Craig Steven Palonen
By Montecito Journal   |   September 24, 2020

Craig would have loved the word polymath, as it describes the Renaissance man that he was. That was Craig. He was curious and interested in everything and never stopped learning. After graduating from UCSB in 1969 with a degree in biology, and while pursuing a master’s degree in business at Cal State, Long Beach, he […]

Sizzling in Paradise
By Gretchen Lieff   |   September 17, 2020

The Heat Wave On Labor Day we awoke from a restless night with hopes that temperatures would drop from record triple digits. A blood red sun cast an eerie glow over the Montecito hills. California and the west was on fire. The sweltering heat wave in Santa Barbara County was an ominous backdrop. That Sunday […]

Montecito’s Bucket Brigade Launches Countywide Growing Project
By Nick Schou   |   September 17, 2020

Fresh on the heels of donating and distributing 33,000 cloth masks sewed by 300 volunteers, the Bucket Brigade (as well as 16 other organizations including the Santa Barbara County Food Action Network and the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County) is taking its crowd-sourcing expertise in a new direction: launching a major campaign of community and […]