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April 22, 2007 | Diane Wedner, Times Staff Writer
El Fureidis looks like it was meant for royalty, and it practically was. The Montecito estate was built in the early 20th century for J. Waldron Gillespie -- the scion of a wealthy New York family -- by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, a famed architect noted for combining Gothic and Spanish Colonial designs with modern architectural sensibilities.
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November 15, 2008 | Kenneth R. Weiss and Steve Chawkins, Chawkins and Weiss are Times staff writers.
The Westmont College gym was itchy hot and getting hotter. Eye-burning smoke seeped inside, despite the blue duct tape covering the cracks between the double doors. As campus officials repeatedly assured about 800 students and faculty that this sturdy, cinder-block gym was the safest place to be, some evacuees formed prayer circles on the wooden floor. Others made frantic cellphone calls to family and friends. One played a guitar and sang.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 2008 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Following a rebuke from the Montecito Planning Commission on Wednesday, mall developer Rick Caruso said he would consider selling 14 acres of beachfront property rather than conduct additional environmental studies on the site of his proposed luxury resort. "I just ask let me out, let me go. Let someone else take this on," Caruso said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 2008 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Following a rebuke from the Montecito Planning Commission on Wednesday, mall developer Rick Caruso said he would consider selling 14 acres of beachfront property rather than conduct additional environmental studies on the site of his proposed luxury resort. "I just ask let me out, let me go. Let someone else take this on," Caruso said.
REAL ESTATE
February 4, 2007 | Ruth Ryon, Times Staff Writer
Norman Waitt, co-founder of personal computer maker Gateway Inc. and an executive producer of the film "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," lives and works in Omaha but vacations in Montecito. For at least a few years, though, his idea of a vacation has been to develop a 12,000-square-foot house on almost 3 acres in Montecito with mountain and ocean views. The French Normandy estate, called Belle Epoque, has been described as atelier style.
TRAVEL
July 23, 1995 | KEVIN RODERICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER; Roderick is an assistant Metro editor for The Times. and
On this weekend trip to Santa Barbara we wanted to stay right at the beach, spend less money than usual and give Sean somewhere safe to expend her 5-year-old energy. We found it all, at an unexpected place. On the drive up we stopped for provisions at Seaside Banana Ranch, our favorite ocean-view rest stop in La Conchita, the little Ventura County community where homes were inundated last winter by an oozing mountain of mud.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2008 | Kenneth R. Weiss and Steve Chawkins, Chawkins and Weiss are Times staff writers.
The Westmont College gym was itchy hot and getting hotter. Eye-burning smoke seeped inside, despite the blue duct tape covering the cracks between the double doors. As campus officials repeatedly assured about 800 students and faculty that this sturdy, cinder-block gym was the safest place to be, some evacuees formed prayer circles on the wooden floor. Others made frantic cellphone calls to family and friends. One played a guitar and sang.
NEWS
September 9, 2000 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's not the oldest hotel along the coast, or the most beautiful. The furniture tends toward laminated fiberboard. The towels are hardly plush. And the ubiquitous paintings of gulls and sailboats are dime-store tired. Yet dozens of guests and neighbors came calling this week at the Miramar Hotel here, waxing sentimental over the loss of a place they consider an old friend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 2002 | William Overend, Times Staff Writer
For almost a year now, the residents of this wealthy coastal community have been trying to resolve their most troublesome local problem with diplomacy. But now, they say, the time for patience may be coming to an end. The new year could bring a new round of open hostility. The problem is the lack of any tangible progress in the long-promised renovation of the Miramar Hotel, the blue-roofed landmark just off U.S. 101 that long symbolized Montecito's casual chic.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2003 | William Overend, Times Staff Writer
New York hotelier Ian Schrager, who has been pleading money problems over the abandoned renovation of Montecito's Miramar Hotel, has been served with a notice of default giving him three months to pay off a loan of almost $16 million. The foreclosure department of Chicago Title Co. filed the notice on the owner of the Miramar property, once one of California's coastal landmarks. It said that if Schrager didn't pay $15,974,499.97, the property could be sold without court action.
REAL ESTATE
April 22, 2007 | Diane Wedner, Times Staff Writer
El Fureidis looks like it was meant for royalty, and it practically was. The Montecito estate was built in the early 20th century for J. Waldron Gillespie -- the scion of a wealthy New York family -- by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, a famed architect noted for combining Gothic and Spanish Colonial designs with modern architectural sensibilities.
REAL ESTATE
February 4, 2007 | Ruth Ryon, Times Staff Writer
Norman Waitt, co-founder of personal computer maker Gateway Inc. and an executive producer of the film "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," lives and works in Omaha but vacations in Montecito. For at least a few years, though, his idea of a vacation has been to develop a 12,000-square-foot house on almost 3 acres in Montecito with mountain and ocean views. The French Normandy estate, called Belle Epoque, has been described as atelier style.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2003 | William Overend, Times Staff Writer
New York hotelier Ian Schrager, who has been pleading money problems over the abandoned renovation of Montecito's Miramar Hotel, has been served with a notice of default giving him three months to pay off a loan of almost $16 million. The foreclosure department of Chicago Title Co. filed the notice on the owner of the Miramar property, once one of California's coastal landmarks. It said that if Schrager didn't pay $15,974,499.97, the property could be sold without court action.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 2002 | William Overend, Times Staff Writer
For almost a year now, the residents of this wealthy coastal community have been trying to resolve their most troublesome local problem with diplomacy. But now, they say, the time for patience may be coming to an end. The new year could bring a new round of open hostility. The problem is the lack of any tangible progress in the long-promised renovation of the Miramar Hotel, the blue-roofed landmark just off U.S. 101 that long symbolized Montecito's casual chic.
NEWS
September 9, 2000 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's not the oldest hotel along the coast, or the most beautiful. The furniture tends toward laminated fiberboard. The towels are hardly plush. And the ubiquitous paintings of gulls and sailboats are dime-store tired. Yet dozens of guests and neighbors came calling this week at the Miramar Hotel here, waxing sentimental over the loss of a place they consider an old friend.
TRAVEL
July 23, 1995 | KEVIN RODERICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER; Roderick is an assistant Metro editor for The Times. and
On this weekend trip to Santa Barbara we wanted to stay right at the beach, spend less money than usual and give Sean somewhere safe to expend her 5-year-old energy. We found it all, at an unexpected place. On the drive up we stopped for provisions at Seaside Banana Ranch, our favorite ocean-view rest stop in La Conchita, the little Ventura County community where homes were inundated last winter by an oozing mountain of mud.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 2008 | Kate Linthicum, Linthicum is a Times staff writer.
Lisa Bialac-Jehle was just a few minutes from sleep Friday night when her phone rang. It was the American Red Cross, and they were calling about a fire. The caller told Bialac-Jehle, 52, a member of the organization's disaster action team, that she was needed immediately at Sylmar High School to help victims who had fled there. So she threw on some clothes, hopped in the car and sped up the 405.
TRAVEL
April 4, 1999 | KARIN ESTERHAMMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rafting on the South Fork of the American River is planned July 9 to 11 on a tour called "Wine Water Rafting." The trip combines two days of rafting with a Saturday evening wine tasting. Rafting includes instruction, equipment and experienced guides. The tasting takes place overlooking the river with wines from local wineries, such as Gold Hill and Charles Mitchell. The evening is accompanied by hors d'oeuvres and a slide show of that day's rafting.
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