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Also Inside This Issue

Tim on the roots and beginnings of Memorial Day

Letters to the Editor
Hammering it out again; President Bush, global embarrassment

Community Calendar
Polo season; 20th anniversary of Berlin Wall address

Ernie’s World
Mr. Witham is the Journal’s “Magnum, P.I.,” only without the cool car and with a not-as-wellgroomed mustache

Adopt a Pet
Looking for a dog? How about Sasha, a 4-year-old German Shepherd mix that has looks and personality?

Health Matters
New MJ writer Kathee Ledbetter on getting enough vitamin D without getting too much sun

Your Estate
As number of unmarried partner households increases, questions about legal and financial situations get complicated, says Gary

Eye on Montecito
The Wagner House qualifies as a cottage, says John Watson, though its elements are more upscale and impressive

South Coasting
On AVP tour, Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser have exhibited a Tiger Woods-esque form of dominance

On Stage
Steven Libowitz on Vineyard Valley Theatre Company’s efforts to turn Santa Ynez into Williamstown West

Trail Talk
Remembering basic trail courtesies; “Counting Sheep: Restoring the Sierra Nevada Bighorn”; more

Book Talk
Few novelists democratized murder, blackmail, corruption and perfidy quite like Raymond Chandler, says Shelly Lowenkopf

World of Wine
Judy Willis compares two wineries and shows how the Central Coast is quickly catching up to Napa and Sonoma

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The State Of Montecito

Vol. 13 Issue 21


Are you, as a Montecito resident, better off now than you were five years ago? And why five years, and not 10, or 20? The main reason is that five years ago brought about the most transformative change in recent Montecito history: The formation of the Montecito Planning Commission and the Board of Architectural Review.

The Montecito Memo

Every Step of the ‘Process’

Almost every article written about planning in Montecito uses the word “process” to describe what people have to do in order to comply with existing residential planning law. I’ve discovered through talking with dozens of people over the last several months that there are quite a few different ideas about...

The Private Property Report

An Abuse of Power

Kim Seefeld on governmental restraint when it comes to private property and asserting regulatory power

In the United States, federal, state and local governments exercise their respective, and sometimes overlapping, powers of regulation subject to constitutional privileges and protections. What we think of as private property rights sometimes overlap with our civil rights, which derive from these constitutional privileges and protections. ...

Coming & Going

Stars, Diamonds and Mollie’s Meatballs

The turkey meatball has been very good to Mollie Ahlstrand. Last month, the owner of Coast Village restaurant Trattoria Mollie and her sous chef, Eduardo Carranza, were invited to Palm Beach, Florida to cook for the All Star Celebrity Polo Challenge, a fundraiser that featured singer/actress Hilary Duff and musician...

Scene Around Town

Girls Do Lunch for a Cause, at Bella Vista

The 22nd Annual Scholarship Luncheon, given each year by the One Hundred Committee to help Girls Inc.orporated of Greater Santa Barbara, was held at Bella Vista, Pat Nesbitt’s sprawling, 20-acre estate that overlooks the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands. Pat and I became acquainted when I lived at the...


Touched by a Spa Angel

Judy Foreman and her daughter pamper themselves with full relaxation package compliments of Spa Angels

The comfort of my own home was the perfect place to celebrate Mother’s Day when I spent an evening of customized, healthful pampering with two young entrepreneurs. ...