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The Way it Was
Believe it or not, but there was a day when people had to be lured to Santa Barbara

Eye on Santa Barbara
John Watson on how budget constraints affect Gothic architecture sensibilities

Letters to the Editor
SBCAG's spending strategy; Ode to the Road; Casa del Herrero needs a truck; more

The Private Property Report
Kim Seefeld on maddening, topsy-turvy world of County’s affordable housing program

Coming & Going
Meet Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf CEO Mark Jaffe; Stonehouse Restaurant open to hotel guests

n.o.t.e.s from downtown
Alexander Porshinsky and fellow name converts join to discuss perfect pseudonyms

Adopt a Pet
Gus Gus the rabbit is so friendly, they say, that he deserves having his name recited twice

Local People
Rebecca Atwater’s content as a horse trainer, but she’s also eyeing a lot more

Books for Kids
Before she takes hiatus, Noni offers full calendar on literary and learning events

Book Talk
Shelly Lowenkopf reviews Alix Ohlin’s “Babylon” and Ben Fountain’s “Brief Encounters with Che Guevara”

Trail Talk
Eliot Porter, photographer and author who realized that preservation of wilderness means preservation of mankind

World of Golf
Summer’s great for local golf, says Ray, but fall awakens the wandering spirit

Real Estate View
Current activity suggests you won’t need a parachute, but at least leave your seatbelt on, says Mark Schneidman; Jim Witmer’s sales summary

Your Estate
Gary Bartick’s basics and benefits of generation skipping financial strategies

South Coasting
Evan Hughes caps Music Academy summer with a bang; Steve analyzes metamorphosis of Fiesta

On the Beat
Montecito’s own Macy Weiser and her budding theater company; focus on film; AVP update

Sheriff's Blotter
More activity at Cold Springs Trailhead, this time drugs enter crime picture; missing PlayStation at Westmont College

Classified Advertising

Montecito Goes to the 'DAWGS!'

Vol. 12 Issue 17


Montecito is going to the dogs.
Sorry, make that “DAWGS!”
That’s the title of an off-Broadway musical that is being turned into a major Montecito fundraiser replete with intricate dog costumes and a bevy of dancing songs as a benefit for DAWG, the Dog Adoption and Welfare Group of Santa Barbara. The county’s only no-kill shelter for canines, DAWG was founded 15 years ago by Shirley Jansen, who has made it her recent mission to come up with extravaganzas that raise funds for the facility, which stands right next to the County Shelter on Overpass Road.


Bottoms Down At Butterfly Beach

During the most recent Montecito Association Land Use Committee meeting, Bernie MacElhenny, a known Santa Barbara and Montecito developer, proposed, or re-proposed (he floated this balloon a couple of years ago) the introduction of a restroom and a concession stand on a small chunk of land that he owns across...

Local News


In Montecito, even the tiniest slivers of real estate are ripe for development. So thinks a Santa Barbara builder who wants to install two restrooms and a concession stand on a 15-foot-wide patch of land he owns and that faces Butterfly Beach. Bernie MacElhenny has resuscitated an idea he pitched...

Scene Around Town


“Life’s like a play; it’s not the length but the excellence of the acting that matters,” said the Roman philosopher Seneca. Actor Kirk Douglas can claim both a long life and excellence in 90 films. This was highlighted at the recent Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) when Douglas...

World of Wine


Several factors contribute to the quality of a grape, from its site, soil and growing climate to its vine management, crop level, rootstock and barrel aging. But winemakers are increasingly relying on modern science to enhance and manipulate their grape stock. The heightened importance of grape clones is what makes...