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The Way it Was
Vincent Van Gogh wasn’t buried in the South of France, says Hattie; his resting place is at Auvers-sur-Oise

Eye on Montecito
Goodhue’s Val Verde shows how Modernism and Spanish Colonial can blend so seamlessly

Letters to the Editor
Why transients litter; iPod Nation; remembering Stella Zadeh; more

Community Calendar
Music Academy schedule; Steve Shelton’s CD release concert; board meetings; more

Purely Political
In his book, Ed Klein portrayed Hillary as a fraud, and he says she’s still living up to his word

Ernie’s World
Naked pagan dancing and goat sacrifices are what 2006 Writers Conference is all about

Adopt a Pet
Black and white short-hair Sherwin needs new person or family to care of him

Scene Around Town
La Belle Epoque; Passport to New Zealand; gathering among Stanford alums; more

Garden Gossip
A walk through Montecito’s planet Mars, idyllic universe of roses and succulents

Judy says with TESS daughters won’t have to borrow Mom’s skin care products anymore

Local News
Neighbors make pleas to State officials to reopen Sycamore Canyon Road; more

Mark Your Calendar
Casa del Herrero to honor David Myrick and Alice Van de Water with awards 565-5653

John Wilcock
Argentina’s “law of sizes”; water shortages affect global starvation?; copyright jungle

Book Talk
Summer is primetime for plot-driven thrillers and chick-lit satires, says Shelly

American Speldor
At 27, Michael Dolas was already considered one of America’s most successful men under age of 31

Trail Talk
Lynn Kirst on Susan Jensen and Paul Singer’s latest feature-length movie, “Tapadero”

Our Town
Montecito’s elementary school kids break out caps and gowns and get their diplomas

Moving On
Meet John Soldo, Montecito resident, high school graduate, big brother and, above all, musician

In Passing
Eli Luria, civic-minded citizen and generous friend; Rosemarie Fanucchi, eternal optimist

Ward Connerly
It’s time for serious decisions about illegal immigration, for the sake of America

Village Fourth
Scenes and stories from Montecito’s Independence Day bash

World of Golf
Rancho San Marcos gets County Planning Commission approval; appeals imminent

Your Estate
Gary says Big Bad Oil companies aren’t so bad if you starting crunching numbers

Events Calendar
Sings Like Hell’s latest; Santa Barbara County Fair; Linda Ronstadt at the Bowl; and more summer sizzle

Focus on Film
UCSB summer cinema series; film version of John Grogan’s book, “Marley & Me”; more

On Stage
“Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks” and Montecito audiences make perfect match

On the Beat
Gainey Vineyards concerts going on all summer; too bad there’s only four of them, says Steve

Few places in Santa Barbara promise ocean views quite like the Brown Pelican

World of Wine
Vaunted Santa Rita Hills gain more kudos; winemakers duke it out for more Fiddlestix

Sheriff's Blotter
Construction site burglary on Butterfly Lane; double bank robbery in Coast Village

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The Continued Safety Of Montecito

Montecito is a safe place to live. Violent crime is almost non-existent. In the last few months, however, burglaries in and around Montecito have increased dramatically. Virtually every week, a house is burglarized, a construction site vandalized. Despite this, law enforcement officials – in our case the Santa Barbara County...

The Enviro Report


The recent press coverage of Al Gore’s global warming movie “An Inconvenient Truth” is a superb, if inadvertent example of our collective inability to distinguish scientific fact from science fiction. Because many of us lack the technical understanding, and background, necessary to unravel the intricacies behind global warming, we simply...

Coming & Going

He Was A Contender

Perhaps the Writers’ Conference attendees were spending just a little too much time at the bar at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort during Budd Schulberg’s thoroughly entertaining appearance on Sunday afternoon, June 25th. Less than fifty people were in attendance to hear the 92-year-old celebrated author speak. Apparently, conference members had...

News Feature


Huge heists hit Montecito residences; despite worries deputies say crime hasn’t increased

Burglary Victims Lambaste Deputies’ Level of Service ...