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Miramar Hotel Emails Raise Questions

Investigation of government correspondence reveals interesting details just as Montecito Planning Commission readies for Wednesday's project review. Read story.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Part Two in a Year of Montecito

Montage continues the Montecito review, from July till today. Read story.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

A Year of Montecito

Montecito Montage reflects on a year of news, gossip, and photos. Read story.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Largura Project Hits Another Wall

Appeal upheld by MPC; plus, Andrew Firestone teams with Ty Warner. Read story.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Westmont Wins, Miramar Moves, and Montecito Association Nominates

College's foes shot down as Rick Caruso's Miramar meets Montecito once again. Read story.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Disaster Preparedness

What is the first thing people want after a disaster? It's not shelter, or food, or comfort. It's information, says Troy Harris, who is the outgoing president of the Montecito Emergency Response & Recovery Action Group (MERRAG). His point was made evident last summer when the Zaca Fire licked the backdoor of Montecito. Read story.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Merry-Making, Montecito-Style

MA supports Largura appeal; Winters wins award; Carbajal raises $300K; Miramar's new story poles; and more Montecito news. Read story.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Despite Lawsuit, Westmont's Expansion Moves Forward

Montecito college's plans hit review board; plus holidays, waves, and development news. Read story.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Fab Finds in the Village

Just the word "Montecito" conveys an image of posh, privilege, and pricey, but the village isn't all gilded in gold. Tucked between San Ysidro Ranch's $120 Montecito Margarita and the endless multimillion-dollar home sales, there are some gift items in the Village that would force even the most discerning discount-Grinch to grin. Read story.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Tree-Lightings, Web Hackings, and Coral Casino-ings

With Internet a-buzzing and stairways a-opening, Montecito prepares for the holidays. Read story.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Guarding the Gateway to Montecito

Montage looks at Coast Village development, plus John Travolta and Salud Carbajal's greens. Read story.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Doll-ing for Dollars

When it comes to dolls, Montecito doesn't toy around. Village resident Ty Warner, for example, parlayed some beanbag dolls into three South Coast golf courses, two Montecito high-end hotels, and one beach club-along with a few billion bucks in the bank. Read story.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Unveiling the Revamped Miramar

Rick Caruso presents revamped plans to the Montecito Association on Tuesday night. Read story.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Miramar Part Two Is Coming Next Week

Plus, Montecito water woes, bus stops, and a Barry Siegel Award. Read story.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Opening Sycamore Canyon for Fire Safety

Don Miller sat riveted to his television, watching wind-blown embers dance fire through Malibu and San Diego. As he watched, his temper smoldered. "I just kept thinking how the hell I would get my family out if we had a firestorm like that here in Montecito," Miller said. Read story.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Vaud and the Villains

This 19 piece 1930s New Orleans orchestra and cabaret will ... Read More