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Also Inside This Issue

Editorial
Tim proposes alternative to selling the Miramar, forecasts Montecito’s traffic woes

Letters to the Editor
Montecito Association bias; City of Montecito? Mulling over the Miramar

The Private Property Report
Kim Seefeld awaits the next white knight to come and save the Miramar Hotel

Community Calendar
Christmas Eve and Day dinner at the Biltmore; MERRAG board meeting; Friendship Center support group session

Local News
Current and past Montecito Association presidents say their organization is doing just fine

Coup de Grace
Don’t worry about what presents you receive, says Grace, you can always re-gift them next year

Adopt a Pet
Meet Butter, 6-year-old Labrador Retriever available for adoption via K9-PALS

Eye on Santa Barbara
University Club building is example of how aesthetic values can evolve over time

Here & There
Guided tour of the USS Los Angeles, America’s first attack submarine and the lead in its class

Book Talk
Charles Dickens had a productive career, says Shelly, but nothing was finer than “Great Expectations”

Classified Advertising

Party of the Year

Vol. 12 Issue 29

IT’S PARTY TIME!

Leave it to Andy and Dolly Granatelli to end 2006 by throwing the best party of the year. Some 230 of Andy and Dolly’s friends descended upon the Biltmore’s Loggia Room for brunch on Sunday December 17. The Granatelli Christmas Brunch was originally slotted for the smaller El Mar room, but the event outgrew its original location and was moved to the larger venue. This was not a fundraiser; no money was raised and no non-profit benefited. At least, not directly. “I haven’t asked for any money for quite a while, but I’m getting itchy,” Andy, whose arm-twisting for charitable causes is legendary, joked near the end of a short speech he gave from a podium set up in front of the fireplace on the west wall of the room.

Breaking News 12/20/06

Court of Appeals Denies Coral Casino Lawsuit

The California Second District Court Appeals on December 19 found that a lawsuit against the renovation of Ty Warner’s Channel Drive club, the Coral Casino, had no merit. A panel of judges ruled that an alternative to the $65-million rehabilitation “was unfeasible and that the Warner project was consistent with...

News Flash 12/20/06 11:05 PM

Westmont Hearing Set for February 6

The County Board of Supervisors has set a date for the Westmont College expansion appeal hearing: February 6. ...

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In Wall Street Journal, Wrinkles Wanted

Those attractive, hand-drawn mug shots that decorate stories in the Wall Street Journal are done by overlaying photographs with translucent paper and then painstakingly reproducing the image with lines and dots. Wrinkles are desirable because they’re easier to draw than smooth skin. The paper employs eight illustrators who prefer to...

Our Town

Cold Spring Jingle Jangle

Cold Spring School’s annual Winter Sing was its usual cute self. Students in grades kindergarten through sixth sang, played various musical instruments and danced for the standing room only guests in the school’s auditorium. Music teachers Pam Herzog and Norma La Tuchie designed the show that represented nearly ever holiday...

Scene Around Town

Calling All Angels

As I drove up to the Music Academy of the West, the words Sarah House were projected onto the building. The San Marcos Madrigals choir filled the foyer singing Christmas carols. And then came a tableau complete with a real “angel,” Megan Joy Havrda. Sarah House was having its 17th...