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Montecito Montage

Tricks, Treats, and More from the "Ghost" Village

Montage reports on the many things to do in Montecito this witching season. Read story.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Montecito's Citizens of the Year

Montecito Fire and MERRAG get top honors; stargazing at Westmont; and voting at MA. Read story.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Bomberos Without Borders

Herb McElwee is an ambulance chaser, and he not only admits it, but he's very proud of it. The former Montecito Fire District Fire Chief says, since 1990, he has been in hot pursuit of ambulances, along with fire trucks, fire hoses, or any other kind of fire equipment that might be heading into retirement. Once targeted, McElwee rescues the out-of-commission apparatus, and then arranges for it to be donated to communities in Mexico. Read story.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Walk to School in Montecito?

Plus Carville, Direct Relief and the stars of the southern sky. Read story.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Multitasking Munch la Montecito

In the land of trendsetters, Laurie Tilson has dished up a lunch recipe so unique that Montecito's ever-overbooked Lady Leaders are ditching philanthropic fundraisers, putting aside political tte- -ttes, and trashing their normal on-the-dash noon nibble to grab a seat at Tilson's table. For your vicarious epicurean enjoyment, I offer the Tilson formula for nourishment that provides way more than calories: Read story.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Largura Makes Case to Montecito Association

Hillside home builders make case on a project that's being appealed to the county. Read story.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Safe Routes to School Moves Forward

Plus, San Ysidro trail moves, water district news, and a new MA face in this Montage. Read story.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The Story of O, O, and O.J.

Last month, when Oprah Winfrey hosted a political lawn party for Barack Obama and nearly 2,000 people at her home in Montecito, I pretty much flipped my little red wig. I'm a big fan of Oprah's, but what ignited me on this particular occasion is why she, or anybody else, would be able to circumvent a zoning ordinance that prohibits parties of more than 300 people at any private Montecito residence. Read story.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Largura Project to be Appealed

Plus reports from the author festival, the Brian Barnwell bash, and more. Read story.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Happy Birthday Montage!

Our Montecito columnist celebrates her one year mark, and keeps dishing the village's news and gossip. Read story.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Montage Remembers Barry Siegel

The prominent Montecitan passed away on Thursday night. Read story.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Bill Clinton Golfs with Jimmy Connors

The former president teed off with the tennis legend at Montecito Country Club on Tuesday. Read story.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

What Kind of Circus Is This?

Is Montecito's big top going to the top dogs? It's turning sour for our columnist, so can you cheer her up? Read story.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Story Poles Up at the Miramar

Pink flags are a-flyin' to show where the proposed buildings will be for the new Miramar. Read story.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Coral Casino Partially Re-Opens

Here's an inside look at Montecito's most exclusive beach club, which partially re-opened August 31. Read story.

Friday, August 31, 2007
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