211 journals total Page 12345678910111213141516171819202122

February 23, 2012

The President's Breakfast

A conversation with Westmont’s keynote speaker, the self-defined Ultimate Washington Insider: former CIA Director and former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates

February 16, 2012

The Road to Hollywood

She gained attention in Santa Barbara with Forgotten Souls, A Heart’s Journey, Hush, The Girl From Josvainiai, Diego, and Dying With Laughter; now 16-year-old actordirector-screenwriter Aija Mayrock, a Laguna Blanca Sophomore, fixes her gaze on Hollywood

February 9, 2012

Everybody Loved Mike

Mike deGruy was an Emmy Award-Winning Filmmaker, “Ocean Warrior,” Husband, Father, Shark Attack Survivor, and all-around Friend of the Sea; he left us way too soon, but his active, accomplished, and exemplary life will be celebrated Sunday

February 2, 2012

Be Their Guests

Santa Barbara High School students Clayton Barry, Savanna Jordan, McKenna Mender and Claire Patterson direct cast of 35 as Music of the Night celebrates thirteenth year

January 26, 2012

Montecito at the Movies

The 27th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival is upon us. Once again, Oscar nominees are featured (21 so far), and, as usual, Montecito’s role looms large. From Oscar nominee Christopher Plummer’s role in Montecito-based Mike Mills’ Beginners, to Westmont’s Nick Tolkien whose Masquerade features Montecito-bred David Brainard, to Beverlye Fead’s exposition of living with cancer, and many, many, many other contributions and contributors, we are a force.

January 19, 2012

La Bella Vista

Chef Alessandro Cartumini (seen here) and Pastry Chef Don Hall combine to bring a little of the sweet life to the Biltmore

January 12, 2012

Up Mussolini's Nose

Montecito-based author playwright Christina Allison’s “serious two-act comedy” about the 1926 attempted assassination of the Italian dictator premieres this weekend at Center Stage

December 29, 2011

The Epicurean Mom