Archive » March 22, 2007

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Editorial
Tim talks about unanswered questions; society is not responsible for the death of Luis Angel Linares

Letters to the Editor
Hey Montecito, slow down! Pushing the gas tax; a Montecito of our own

Ward Connerly
Presidential candidates should be seen as potential CEOs of the world’s biggest corporation, says Ward

Community Calendar
The Legrand Trio at Peabody’s; Montecito Union’s “High School Musical”; honoring Barry Siegel; Lotusland sustainable gardening workshop; more

Sheriff’s Blotter
Petty thefts and grand thefts are the theme of this week’s Montecito crime story

Coup de Grace
Grace loses 20 pounds (of fat), casts away the “Hammer Pants” and throws on the “truth jeans”

The Way it Was
In its first 11 years, the Miramar had two owners. In the last seven years, it’s had three.

Scene Around Town
Maritime Museum’s swashbuckling good time; Verdi Festival reveals allure of opera

Events Calendar
Farce by the sea; Reverend Dr. George F. Regas; French violin virtuoso Gilles Apap; Pat Metheny and pianist Brad Mehldau, in concert, together! Lots more

On Stage
Preview of upcoming Cirque Éloise, Cirque de Soleil-style extravaganza of acrobatic feats

Focus on Film
Screenwriter Scott Frank’s directorial debut; more SBIFF aftermath; Ventura County Jewish Film Festival

Book Talk
Shelly Lowenkopf on Daniel Farber’s “Retained by the People,” examination of Ninth Amendment, aka “the silent amendment”

World of Wine
Dr. Judy Willis on latest advances and discoveries of wine’s health (and wealth) benefits

FoodNOTES
Eva Van Prooyen on Sevilla’s beauty bar, benefit dinners, spiked milkshakes and tequila dinners

Classified Advertising

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Amazing Grace

Grace Tynan initially thought her stint as a Girl Scout would be short-lived. Little did she know her six-year involvement with the Girl Scouts would lead to national media exposure and memories and skills she would treasure for the rest of her life. She was recently presented with a Gold Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout can receive. Grace, 16, has also participated in an innovative Girl Scout program that has utilized the 90-year-old tradition of selling cookies to teach young women sound business fundamentals.

Local News

The Fulfillment of a Vision

Coast Village Business Association’s new marketing plan; Breakers to hold draft

Coast Village isn’t reaching its full potential in attracting tourist money. That’s the latest assessment from the Coast Village Business Association, whose members said earlier this month that shoppers often overlook the mostly retail and service district in favor of sprawling shopping areas such as State Street. ...

Coming & Going

All That Jass

If you’ve ever attended Montecito Association’s annual Village Fourth Parade & Celebration that draws some 2,500 parade watchers and participants every Fourth of July, you are probably familiar with Randolph Siple’s “De Siples of Jazz” Dixieland Jazz band. He and his group have entertained Fourth of July celebrants for the...

Family Night Out

Museum of Art Meets smART Families

Museum of Art mixes with smART Families to give kids exposure to work of Rufino Tamayo

With the art of acclaimed Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo at the center of attention, the smART Families group attracted more than 200 parents and children to its annual family bash at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. ...

Wealth Strategies

Chasing Performance Can be a Dangerous Game

As the stock market continues to gain steam (despite the recent drop on February 27) and real estate investing is becoming riskier, it will be interesting to see whether investors will learn from past mistakes or continue the typical “herd mentality” when investing in equities. The general public invests money...

Real Estate View

The National Market, Without the Hype or Doom

The last time Dr. Christopher Thornberg, a former senior economist for the UCLA Anderson Forecast, spoke to an audience made up predominantly of local Realtors at the California Economic Forecast, he was booed and stoned off the stage. Not literally, but it became clear later in the program that other...