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December 19, 2013

East the Squeeze, Please!

The never-ending spirited (and often pugnacious) debate about widening Highway 101 is, mercifully, coming to a head with an upcoming January meeting; the Journal and half a dozen prominent Montecito residents weigh in (pages 5 and 8)

December 12, 2013

A Montana Christmas

Award-winning MJ travel writer Jerry Dunn visits snow-laden Triple Creek Ranch, chosen the “Number One Hotel in the U.S.,” by Travel & Leisure

December 5, 2013

Aging in High Heels

Eighty is the new sixty, at least as far as artist photographergrandmother and Stage IV cancer endurer Beverlye Fead is concerned, as she prepares photographic exhibit at William Laman in Montecito’s upper village

November 28, 2013


UCSB Physicist, World-Class Balloonist and Inveterate Explorer Julian Nott is surprise speaker at Channel City Club’s Annual Holiday Fete; he joins Gil Rosas and MUS Chorus at Doubletree Luncheon on December 11

November 7, 2013

A Show to Remember

The SBHS production of Chicago isn’t just good, it’s terrific, and it features teenage actors of such exceptional talent you’ll remember their performances years from now. At $15 a ticket, you can’t afford to miss it ($10 for students).

October 10, 2013

The Unexpected Dr. Jane Spaulding

After putting her “respectability” on the line by studying medicine, Dr. Jane Spaulding came to Santa Barbara for “health and pleasure;” she returned years later to become Cottage Hospital’s first-ever superintendent.

October 3, 2013

Montecito's Money Man

Manchester Capital Management founder and CEO Ted Cronin, who handles over $2.5 billion of other people’s money, says his business model – which has made him one of the most successful independent money managers in the business – is different

September 26, 2013


America’s most erudite, most effective, most knowledgeable Secretary of State ever to address Westmont-sponsored luncheon crowd at Coral Casino – at $1,500 a pop

August 22, 2013

He Dreamed of Dolphins

James “Bud” Bottoms, sculptor of the famous Dolphin Family Fountain at Stearns Wharf, opens his private studio as part of Santa Barbara Studio Artists tour (story begins on page 24)

August 8, 2013


Montecito YMCA’s Updated Master Plan calls for double the present square footage under roof and a 33% increase in membership