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Letters to the Editor
Hear ye, hear ye, attend next Water Board meet on July 17; sharing road with bicycles and cars

Community Calendar
Music Academy program, Girls Inc. Golf Tourney Monday June 25, Village Fourth Pancake Breakfast and Parade July 4

Your Westmont
College supports Stop sign at Barker Pass, more summer camp ideas, including Snow Valley Basketball School

Music Academy Calendar
Next two weeks filled with music, talent, classes, and concerts

Our Town
Montecito Schools celebrate graduation

Eye On Santa Barbara
There is no way in or out of Santa Barbara Courthouse watchtower, but it looks great just the same

Voices of Montecito
Michael Jaffe says Montecito Association should probably abide by Brown Act too

In Business
Just Folk backed by powerful Hollywood producers opens in Summerland

Trail Talk
Fully armored biker videotaped roaring down Tunnel Trail

Coming & Going
Sixty-six years of marriage haven’t dimmed the dream, says Celeste; Muhammad Yunus chooses micro-loan program

n.o.t.e.s. from downtown
Jumbo Alexander advises would-be writers with accumulated wisdom and other useless attributes

Events Calendar
Norah Jones returns to the Bowl, Jimmy LaFave at the Lobero, and Jesse Colin Young at SOhO

Sheriff’s Blotter
Possible pervert picked up at MUS; if a tree is cut in Montecito, can anyone sue?

Book Talk
Shelly waxes rabbinical over The Rabbi’s Cat

World of Wine
Mixing wine and seafood is one of life’s great pleasures, opines Dr. Willis

Classified Advertising
If it’s for sale and it’s in Montecito, it should be here too

A Montecito Fourth of July!

Vol. 13 Issue 25

Pancake Breakfast At The Fire House

Fourth of July wouldn’t be the same without an all-American breakfast served by the firefighters at Montecito Fire District (595 San Ysidro Road), who clear out the main garage, put up as many tables as will fit, fire up the grills, and then cook and serve an eggs & bacon pancake breakfast (coffee included).

Montecito Diary

Eating At Joe’s

Montecito-based Gene Montesano is a busy man. His group of investors, called collectively “Red Tiger” and consisting of him, his Lucky Brand co-founder Barry Perlman, Trent Merrill, and Jim Argyropoulos, own and/or operate Lucky’s, Tre Lune, D’Angelo’s, Bucatini, and Caza D’Or. Montesano runs the Peace Store on State Street, Lucky...

Scene Around Town

The Mad Hatters

What is the one day of the year when it is de rigueur to wear hats? We know it’s not Easter so it must be Transition House Auxiliary’s decade-long Mad Hatter Luncheon. Instead of a tea party, however, there’s wine and hats galore from wacky to wonderful. This year’s benefit...

An American Master


From 1967 to 78, nobody was hotter on the small screen than Carol Burnett. Her self-named variety show on CBS re-defined the genre, combining a hilarious opening monologue with zany sketches featuring ongoing characters, musical and dramatic parodies, and some of the best physical comedy on TV, in which Burnett...

The Sportsman

Invasion Of The Giant Squid

Sounds like science fiction but our local channel waters have had some king-sized squid move in. Fishermen have been catching squid about 4 to 6 feet long and weighing 25 to 70 pounds. They are not big enough to sink a ship, but you would not want one to attach...



Ray Bradbury is a writing legend, a master of fiction and fantasy whose books have withstood the test of time. His more than 35 books include such classic titles as “Fahrenheit 451,” “The Martian Chronicles,” “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” and “The Illustrated Man,” while his screen credits boast 65...