Archive » February 15, 2007

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Letters to the Editor
Don’t knock the Affordable Housing program; Private sector isn’t necessarily more efficient than government; more

Community Calendar
Lotusland resumes tours; MERRAG training seminar; Rick Caruso meet-and-greet; lots more

Ward Connerly
Saying blacks can’t compete academically “without the mechanism of affirmative action” is disturbing, says Ward

Local News
Salud Carbajal dispatches his diplomat; Jack Overall to become Montecito Planning Commissioner

Ernie’s World
Mr. Witham on the pains of labyrinths and spiritual awakenings, the rude kind

High Notes
Barbara Briggs-Anderson on the mavens who’ll be running upcoming May Madness Sale

Adopt a Pet
Inti, rambunctious Yellow Fronted Amazon, needs the loving care of a single female

Our Town
Santa Barbara Navy League votes in new officers, reflects on accomplishments of past year

Local Snapshot
Meet Tony Perocco, butcher of 27 years of Montecito Village Grocery and avid collector of insulators

Eye on Santa Barbara
History of street that connects El Paseo to Downtown’s de la Guerra Plaza

Your Estate
When Gary crunches the numbers, America’s economy doesn’t look half bad

Events Calendar
Montecito voice teacher and sound therapist performs; “Syringa Tree,” the one-woman play; Gandalf Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of Dreams; more

On Stage
Steven Libowitz on how Stephanie Zimbalist decided to make her Santa Barbara debut

World of Golf
The environs of Ventana Canyon aren’t just desert anymore; activities and attractions abound

Book Talk
Who ever said you should write from first-hand experience didn’t have much of an imagination, says Shelly

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Neighbors Spar Over Proposed Home

On Wednesday, the Montecito Planning Commission will be reviewing a contentious development application that has been discussed by architectural experts six times and that County planners have deemed incompatible with its neighborhood.

Local People

In Good Hands

After reading an article in a local paper about Community Angels Network, a local giving group composed of community-minded people who pool their charitable dollars in a common fund, Kristin Hogue and Laura Corrigan were inspired to start a group of their own. But as busy Montecito moms they didn’t...

John Wilcock – The Column of Lasting Insignificance

Donations Accepted

Sperm donors in Denmark have helped to engender 12,000 children around the world, according to the Cryos International Sperm Bank in Arbus, a university town on the northeast coast of Jutland. Up to 15% of men have a low sperm count, which accounts for the success of an export industry...


Kudos To Brooks Firestone

Kudos to Brooks Firestone; remembering Eva “Louise” Snow

“We don’t give this much publicity but we were supposed to have twenty-five million dollars in reserve,” Third District Supervisor Brooks Firestone confessed recently, explaining that the Board of Supervisors hoped to put that amount aside for emergencies by 2011. Instead, “We got that done last year,” Firestone boasted. ...

Coming & Going

Bob Noël’s American Academy

“The first thing I need to find is some help in managing,” Santa Barbara School Board’s modest, controversial – and most outspoken – member said during a surprisingly well-attended Saturday afternoon meeting of potential supporters of his American Charter High School concept. By the end of the session in...

Scene Around Town

Hearts in Numbers, of Every Shape and Size

Cupid “flew” over Montecito and landed at the Friendship Center, where he did quite a number. Big hearts, small hearts, heart balloons, hearts that lit up, papier-mâché hearts, candy hearts, heart sachets, hearts in the restroom, decorating the large glass birdhouse and a tribute tree of hearts. This was the...


The Hungry Cat

The corner of Anapamu and Chapala is a buzz of activity, as chef-restaurateurs Suzanne Goin and David Lentz prepare to open their new restaurant, The Hungry Cat, at the end of March. Suzanne and David have a sister restaurant in Hollywood also called The Hungry Cat that will be two...