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The Way it Was
The year was 1926 and 99 women from New York invaded Santa Barbara’s gardens

Eye on Santa Barbara
John Watson on when modern abstract painting meets traditional Spanish architecture

Community Calendar
Music Academy schedule; town hall meeting for Sycamore Canyon; Montecito graduations; more

Coming & Going
Barnaby Conrad and best 101 scenes ever written; “token chick” Cheryl Ladd; Opera in Venice

n.o.t.e.s from downtown
Believe it or not but Jim Alexander knows more about bottled water than Arthur Von Wiesenberger

The 2006 Village Fourth
It’s world’s best Independence Day fest, and in case you need to know, it’s on July 4

Fashion guru Susan Pitcher hosts fellow mavens at her stores; Aleda becomes Maison K

Adopt a Pet
Meet Freckles, 9-pound Chihuahua mix and versatile people pleaser

Scene Around Town
“Hooray for Hollywood”; League of Women luncheon; Historical Society’s collectors series

Garden Gossip
Lisa and Chris Cullen on Montecito’s five plant zones during June Gloom

The Montecito Report
A to ZORP round-up of ongoing projects and hot button issues occurring

“The Memory Wars”; “Peeing is Believing”; art for money’s sake; more

Inside Education
Montecito Library has lots of new Internet features available with swipe of your card

Hollywood Connection
Dennis Miller expounds on college campuses, President Bush and upcoming Chumash performance

Our Town
Republican Club’s Democrat winner; goodbye Jody Knoell; Cold Spring at iMadonnari

Staying Fit
Hula Hoop queen Betty Hoops (she changed her name) has her own spin on fitness

Mark Your Calendar
Encore performance of “Voices For a Cure,” benefit concert for scleroderma

High Notes
Meet new members of Music Academy of the West’s Women’s Auxiliary

Third Age
No need to get spooked, says Dr. Peter Brill; they’re called ghosts of the past for a reason

Trail Talk
America’s new Grand Tetons is Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado

State Street Spin
Governator in Hope Ranch; angling in Ireland; Gisèle’s symphony send-off

Opinionated Traveler
Viet Nam isn’t what it was 40 years ago, says David Goldman

World of Golf
Author Fred Shoemaker suggests deriving pleasure of golf from itself

Your Estate
The key question, says Gary, is: “What do you want to accomplish with your estate planning?”

Events Calendar
NIGHTS part II; Chamber Music Festival; Baryshnikov at the Lobero; Writers Conference; lots more

On the Beat
Australia’s roots country export, Audrey Auld Mezera; more on Live Oak Festival

On Stage
PCPA Theaterfest’s “Beauty and the Beast”; 32nd annual Solstice Parade; “other Solstice”

Classical Connection
Steven Libowitz previews Music Academy’s summer season, what to see, where to go

Yes, Norton’s Pastrami serves pastrami, and other stuff, like homemade potato salad and slaw

World of Wine
Nebbiolo grows best in Northern Italy, but Judy says Santa Barbara has what it takes

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Montecito Has A Transient Problem

For years, a group of transients has occupied various locations in and around Coast Village Road, holding cardboard signs with varying messages; every year, more of them flock to what has apparently become a handout haven. Too often, drivers stop, roll down their windows, and hand money to the hapless...

Letters to the Editor


I was especially sorry to hear about the recent passing of our neighbor and community supporter, Stella Zadeh. Stella was a wonderful asset to Montecito and her warm smile, congenial attitude, and stealth intelligence will be sorely missed. Stella had a way about her that indicated true interest and genuine...

Local News


Two weeks ago, Westmont College announced a 60-day break in its pursuit to update and expand its master plan with 375,000 square feet of additional buildings. After seven hearings in front of the Montecito Planning Commission, in addition to face time with the Montecito Board of Architectural Review, college officials...

Book Talk


Shelly Lowenkopf waxes on dictionaries, style guides, serial commas and copy editors

A foolish consistency is the hob-goblin of small minds. ...

Ward Connerly


Bill Cosby is a funny man, but what he has been saying over the past few years about the conduct of certain black people is not so funny. More recently, Cosby told the Spelman College “Class of 2006” – where he was the commencement speaker – that the continuing decline...