Monthly Archives: June 2011

Week in Sports

The Santa Barbara Foresters have had a couple close calls, but they have entered the third week of the 2011 summer baseball season with a perfect record. They are 7-0 and will play five home games in the next six days. more

Sports Briefs; Summer basketball camps scheduled

Westmont college coaches Jeff Azain & Rob Goodrow are hosting summer basketball camps at Santa Ynez High and Dunn School. The camps are ppen to boys and girls ages 7 to 14. Week one will be held June 13 to 16 (M-Th), from  9a.m. to 1 p.m. at Santa Ynez. Registration questions can be emailed to rscaughell@gmail.com. more

Affinity downsizes, puts HQ up for sale

Affinity Group, once a major employer in Ventura, has made layoffs and restructured, putting its massive ocean-view headquarters campus up for sale for $9.7 million. more

High-Tech, Business Stars Converge for Benefit of Scholarship Foundation

The stars of the local business and technology community aligned Thursday at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort for the 17th annual South Coast Business & Technology Awards. more

Hillcrest Christian graduates ‘persevered’

Hillcrest Christian School Principal Kathy Horan on Saturday told the six senior graduates of the school that they should be proud of their accomplishment that day as a class. more

Commencement personal for Anacapa graduates

At Anacapa School graduation night isn’t just for the seniors. It’s a celebration for the entire school. more

From the Inside Out . . .

When people ask me to describe my writing style, I say I write from the inside out. What does that mean, they ask? I usually reply, “I write from the viewpoint and experience of a ‘Life Style Consumer’. For the purposes of this newspaper, Montecito is my world. I live, eat, shop, market, exercise, and raise my children here, and I participate in its cultural offerings and support its numerous non-profits. That’s the short list. My friends, of whom I am blessed to have so many, are those I have made in the last 23 years on AYSO fields, as a room mother, at MUS Carnivals, working with real estate brokers, and attending PTA meetings, summer camps at Westmont College, Volleyball games at Santa Barbara High, and The Village Fourth. Not to forget: Knollwood Tennis Club, art galleries, golf, soccer fields, religious ceremonies, breakfast lunch or dinner at EVERY local restaurant, deli and coffee shop, handing out candy on Ghost Village Road, and of course shopping in our beautiful clothing boutiques, jewelry stores and specialty stores. more

Montecito Barbers rises from the ashes

Matt Sanchez was in a deep sleep when he got the call at 2:40 a.m. on July 2, 2010. “The barber shop is on fire,” the caller, a fellow barber, said. Sanchez didn’t believe it. He thought it was a prank. So he decided to call 911. …  “It’s a friendly bunch of guys,” said J. Sears McGee, who’s been getting his hair cut there for 15 years. McGee is loyal; Martinez is the only guy at the shop to who he lets touch his hair.McGee lives near Westmont College. The shop has always been a convenient stop. more

About Town

Singing Seniors to perform

The Singing Seniors of the New Lodge of Lompoc debut concert will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Comprehensive Care Center, 216 North Third Street. The public is welcome. For more information, call 736-1234. more

From the Inside Out . . .

When people ask me to describe my writing style, I say I write from the inside out. What does that mean, they ask? I usually reply, “I write from the viewpoint and experience of a ‘Life Style Consumer’. For the purposes of this newspaper, Montecito is my world. I live, eat, shop, market, exercise, and raise my children here, and I participate in its cultural offerings and support its numerous non-profits. more