Archive » September 14, 2006

Also Inside This Issue

Eye on Montecito
Fernald Point used to be a lot of things, among them depot for cattle remains and shark feeding pool

Letters to the Editor
Leave Ty Warner alone; Iraq quagmire goes on and on...

Community Calendar
J’Amy Brown, Eli Luria teach sketching for Adult Ed; Dan Secord speaks to Republican club; much more

The Style Guide
Angel manager Nicole Green on fall fashion and fads; Montecito shopkeepers offer season’s clothing highlights

n.o.t.e.s from downtown
Sex and fashion icon Jim Alexander on dieting, cosmetics and the perfect goatee

Adopt a Pet
Pink-nosed 3-year-old Lynx-point Siamese-Tabby mix Huey needs new family and home

The Crossing
68 days, 23 hours, 18 minutes: that’s how long it took Crane alumnus Brad Vickers and crew to win trans-Atlantic row race

John Wilcock
Are we alone in the universe?; America’s weight problems; Celebrating Charles Bukowski

Book Talk
Shelly Lowenkopf on “Field of Blood” and one of literature’s most admirable characters

Trail Talk
Santa Barbara honors its only son to have federal wilderness area named after him

World of Golf
On sandy soil, along the coast, 20 premier courses on Australia’s Sandbelt region

Real Estate
Mark Schneidman on the measures sellers are taking to attract potential home buyers

Your Estate
Gary says economic planning strategies for re-marriages can be confusing, full of traps and costly

On the Beat
Years after touring with the Grateful Dead, drummer Mickey Hart’s keeping the rhythm

Events Calendar
CALM Design Showcase House tour; State Street Ballet kick-off; last NIGHTS; Flamenco Arts Festival; lots more

On Stage
Wavy-haired jazz beauty Tierney Sutton at Lotusland; Bo Diddley holds the beat; more

Focus on Film
One way to gain exposure to Italian culture is through its movies, says Steven Libowitz

World of Wine
Dr. Willis visits Calzada Ridge, one-acre, single-tended winery owned by Oscarwinning film editor Richard Harris

Laurie Zalk on a piece of culinary history that’s just over the mountain and into the woods

Sheriff’s Blotter
False suicide and homicide report; purse snatching from Porsche convertible; two thefts on Humphrey Road – in one day!

Classified Advertising
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The New New Westmont

Vol. 12 Issue 19


Fresh from a 60-day hiatus, Westmont College unveiled its newest campus development plans last week that depart from the old institutional look and incorporate a sustainable architecture approach that melds traditional and contemporary disciplines.


Twenty-One Questions Answered

Last issue we pondered "21 Questions," mostly about Montecito and asked readers to respond to all, some, or even just one of those questions and to respond via e-mail or through our (excellent) website: So far, nearly a hundred responses have been received and they keep...

The Way it Was


In 1923, capitalizing on the auto camp craze that had swept the nation, Ida Lietzow developed the Montecito Auto Camp on a strip of land that today houses Olive Mill Plaza. A small store fronted the Coast Highway (Coast Village Road) and six wood-floored tents descended toward Spring Street (a...

Coming & Going

Underwater Delivery

Water-proof record-priced MJ in Honduras; is the Miramar for sale? Ron Gaiser’s “California Country”

After Stephen Kurtzer decided he would not actively seek a board position on the Santa Barbara School District, he left for a dive trip to Roatan in the Honduras Bay Islands, Honduras. ...

Scene Around Town


A sea of shining stars by the sea! It was a stellar evening when “Broadway” came to Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort Rotunda via the Music Academy of the West. The event honored Marilyn Horne, who has been Academy faculty voice program director since 1997 and who studied at the school...

Our Town


El Montecito, All Saints Parish Schools both in transition, both in their own ways

The following is the second and final installation of a “back to school” series. We selected administrators and faculty members from every Montecito school and discussed their educational philosophies and goals for the 2006-07 school year. Profiles on El Montecito School and All Saints by-the-Sea Parish School follow. ...