Archive » May 17, 2007

Also Inside This Issue

Editorial
Tim Buckley on understanding the dynamics of a small-town newspaper

Letters to the Editor
Defending the Bush/Cheney cabal; responding to Randy Alcorn’s column, “The High Price of English 101”; lots more

Community Calendar
Hillside House Women of Purpose Luncheon; Camerata Pacifica premiere at Music Academy; book signing at Tecolote; more

Sheriff’s Blotter
Auto burglary leads to $3,000-plus missing items; man accuses girlfriend of theft and assault

Coup de Grace
Grace Rachow on writers’ retreats and the best $8.99 wine to go with pepperoni pizza

Our Town
A day for grandparents and grandchildren at Lower Laguna Blanca School

Scene Around Town
“Springtime in Venice” at Terra Bella; Opening “A Gift for Santa Barbara: The Dwight and Winifred Vedder Collection”

In Business
Profiles of consignment collection businesses and World of Wood, endless furnishing possibilities

Real Estate View
Mark Schneidman on when sellers are not really sellers and top 10 warning signs an agent has a difficult listing

Events Calendar
Jazz singer Kimberly Ford at Maritime Museum; NIGHTS! is back in full force; Sings Like Hell’s 150th anniversary (of performances that is); lots more

Focus on Film
“Sacco and Vanzetti,” “Ghosts of Abu Ghraib” and more at Santa Barbara Human Rights Film Festival

On Stage
Santa Barbara Theatre Company transfers “Miss Julie” from Sweden to America’s Deep South, circa 1964

The Sportsman
John Burk, aboard the Apollo on a two-day trip in search of the elusive “ghost” of the Channel

Book Talk
Shelly Lowenkopf on “The Yiddish Policeman’s Union,” set in modern day, 60 years since failure of Israel “experiment”

World of Wine
Flying Goat, Foxen, Blackjack Ranch – Judy Willis on how vintners come up with names for their vineyards

Classified Advertising

A Tour of Montecito’s Sacred Spaces

Vol. 13 Issue 20

Touring Montecito’s Sacred Spaces

Jack and Rose Herschorn, the owners of the Summerland store, The Sacred Space, and self-described “travelers who search the globe for items of meaning,” are sponsoring a tour this weekend of five Montecito gardens. On Sunday (May 20), homeowners will open up their garden gates for an afternoon tour whose proceeds will benefit the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County.

Local News

Texas Billionaire Gives Westmont $1 Million

Westmont College has received a $1-million gift from Montecito neighbors Harold and Annette Simmons, a sizable donation that will be set aside in part for student scholarships and also go toward funding an endowed chair for the soon-to-be-built visual arts center and gallery. Mr. Simmons, a self-made Texas billionaire who...

Coming & Going

StoryFaire, an ‘Event For the Little People’

In the new picture book “Winston the Book Wolf,” a clever take-off on “Little Red Riding Hood,” children are encouraged to appreciate a good book. Long-time Montecito resident Marni McGee, the author of “Winston” and 14 other children’s books, hopes that a free event this Sunday will also inspire children...

The Way it Was

Chesapeake Retreat on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

An intricate web of gleaming steel girders supports the bridge that spans Chesapeake Bay between Annapolis and Kent Island. Our rental car races through a gauntlet of flashing gridwork suspended on taut cables above blue waters. Like tourists of yesteryear, we are headed for Maryland’s Eastern Shore and anticipate a...

State Street Spin

A Century of Viola Girsh

When Viola Girsh turned 100 years old, half of Santa Barbara came by to pay its respects – from Girl Scouts that she has been supporting to Little Leaguers (who play on Girsh field in Goleta), grandkids, neighbors and folks from the Congregation B’nai B’rith that Viola and her late...

Estate Planning

The Failures of Transferring Wealth

If you believe that everything has been done to preserve your estate as it passes to your heirs, you may want to think again. Almost 70% of family wealth transference and business succession plans fail, according to studies cited by Victor Preisser and Roy Williams in their book “Preparing Heirs:...