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October 11, 2012

Chief Hickman Makes A Plea For Fire Station Three

“Everything we do is time sensitive,” he says at packed MA meeting, insisting that “the time is now; the justification is here”

October 4, 2012

Filling Up The Spaces

Summerland Mercantile and “George” added to Montecito Country Mart roster

September 27, 2012

Europe The Way It Once Was

A tour through Jerry Dunn’s new favorite European country

September 20, 2012


Montecito’s singer-songwriter sensation Haddon Cord to serenade guests at Patti and Lizanne Pagliei’s new Summerland spot

August 23, 2012

Montecito Diary

August 16, 2012

Montecito's Design Showcase Nears

Steve and Caroline Thompson of Cabana Home gear up for Junior League fundraiser on Featherhill

August 16, 2012

Tower of Power

Verizon plans to add nine panel antennas on Santa Angela Lane, increasing the amount of RF emissions by as much as 300% across from a pre-school. Should they be allowed to do so? And if so, why?

August 1, 2012

Coming Soon to A Kitchen near you!

Former Chez Panisse wunderkind Suzanne Goin – named “Best Chef in California” by the James Beard Foundation in 2006, honored as “Chef of the Year” by CalTIA in 2010, and who currently owns and runs four L.A. eateries, including widely acclaimed Lucques in West Hollywood – plans to open her new Montecito restaurant early next year

July 26, 2012


Legendary Montecito pianist and Jose Manero accompanist Gil Rosas (Somerset Restaurant, Olive Mill Bistro) to caress the keys at El Paseo for Fiesta Finalé

July 19, 2012

Montecito Café is a family affaIr

Mark and Margaret Huston celebrate rare restaurant milestone: twenty-five years of packing ‘em in and filling ‘em up