Archive » May 8, 2008

Beauty and the Beast

Vol. 14 Issue 19

CASA By The Sea

Since CASA’s (Court Appointed Special Advocates) “Santa Barbara Style” Luau received most of its underwriting from an earlier event held at Chad and Ginni Dreier’s sports & music memorabilia-oriented Dreier Museum, many of the silent auction items were sports related: an Eli Manning football jersey signed by the entire winning Superbowl ’08 team; a Tom Brady jersey, signed by all the Patriots; a football signed by all the Patriots; a Masters replica green jacket signed by twenty Masters champions, including Tiger Woods, Fred Couples, Nick Faldo, Mark O’Meara, and Arnold Palmer; a 50th Grammy Awards guitar signed by a host of Grammy recipients, including Paul McCartney, Celine Dion, BB King, and Joe Walsh... a Brian Wilson guitar; another acoustic British-flag guitar signed by the two surviving Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr; a cowboy hat signed by a number of country singers, including Garth Brooks and Merle Haggard; an American flag guitar signed by Johnny Cash.

Letters to the Editor

Turn CVR into a 40-Pump Service Station

Some clarifications are in order regarding Scott Wenz’s recent letter (MJ #14/17). First, his assertion that “increasing urban density creates demands for roads and parking” isn’t necessarily true if that “density” comprises a good balance of housing with financial incentives to reduce the use of automobiles. Living in a dense...

Village Beat

Montecito Association Hears Public Comment on Miramar

On Monday May 5, over one hundred Montecito residents turned out to hear neighbors’ opinions and ideas voiced to the Montecito Association Land Use Committee regarding owner Rick Caruso’s Miramar project. Thirty eight people spoke at what was billed as an “informal community meeting” held at El Montecito Presbyterian Church...

Ward Connerly

What is wrong with discrimination against ‘old’ guys?

What if I said I would not vote for Senator Barack Obama for president of the United States because he is black (or multiracial); or for Senator Hillary Clinton because she is a woman; or, that I would not have voted for former Mayor Rudy Giuliani because he is Italian;...