Archive » March 8, 2007

Also Inside This Issue

Letters to the Editor
Responding to the Journal’s policy of responding to letters

Community Calendar
Montecito Union alumnus shows art work at Montecito Frame; Freedom Center Santa Barbara Retreat; Music Academy masterclass; more

Ward Connerly
Ward says minority milestones are not as impressive as they once used to be

Adopt a Pet
Talk to BUNS if you’re interested in adopting Fred and Ginger, two bunnies that come in one package

Scene Around Town
Museum of Art tribute to one of Mexico’s most celebrated artists; Los Lobos concert and post-performance party

The Way it Was
Hattie Beresford on Miramar Hotel no ones remembers, the one with farmhouses and crops

Our Town
At Cold Spring School’s science fair, every student comes home with a blue ribbon

World of Golf
Ray reports on future of golf courses and the game from National Golf Course Owners Association’s annual conference

Events Calendar
Dr. Anabel Ford on self-sustaining ecosystems; Storybook stages “Little Mermaid”; Tales from the Tavern’s last winter hoorah; Richard Thompson at the Lobero

On Stage
Broadway rock musical version of Verdi’s “Aida” comes to the Arlington Theatre

Focus on Film
Jewish Film Festival is not about glitz or glamour, just movies, says Steven Libowitz

Book Talk
Shelly Lowenkopf on Peter Ho Davies’s “brooding and poignant” first novel, “The Welsh Girl”

The Road Through Montecito

Vol. 13 Issue 10

The Road to the Future

A California Transportation Commission decision last week all but assured that Highway 101 construction would occur until at least 2013. The commission approved more than $151 million to widen a six-mile stretch of the freeway from Mussel Shoals in Ventura county to Carpinteria. The money for the addition of a high occupancy vehicle, or HOV, lane to both sides of the highway will come from an initial $4.5 billion in state funds made available by Proposition 1B, a measure voted through by California voters in last November’s election.

Coming & Going

Melissa Says Good-Bye

As you read this, Melissa McCabe, after two years as San Ysidro Pharmacy’s pharmacist, is on her way to take up a position as inpatient pharmacist at Children’s Hospital in San Diego; her last day in Montecito was Tuesday, March 6. Her father, Cold Spring School Superintendent/Principal Bryan McCabe, and...

Mark Your Calendar

The CALM Celebrity Authors’ Luncheon

Preview of CALM Celebrity Authors’ Luncheon, interview with bestselling novelist Jane Heller

“What’s the next adventure?” That’s what Jane Heller is always asking herself. ...

State Street Spin

Santa Barbara Found Jesus 30 Years Ago

“Jesus Christ Superstar” opens on Thursday at the Arlington Theatre. Interestingly, early in the show’s history, Ted Neeley (Jesus) performed here at the County Bowl. Thirty years ago, Neeley and Carl Anderson (Judas), starred in the locally produced (Jack Nakano) presentation, with director Gary Goddard, and choreographer Tony Jenkins. The...

Real Estate View

Facts and Forecasts

Who is buying? Retirees, second home buyers and families with young children looking for good schools and better quality of life (Montecito anyone?)

The California Economic Forecast held a conference last month at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort. The following are excerpts from speakers’ presentations: ...