Montecito, California

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Montecito (Spanish for "Little mountain") is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Santa Barbara County, California, located east of the City of Santa Barbara.wikipedia
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Montecito (Spanish for "Little mountain") is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Santa Barbara County, California, located east of the City of Santa Barbara.
The contiguous urban area, which includes the cities of Goleta and Carpinteria, along with the unincorporated regions of Isla Vista, Montecito, Mission Canyon, Hope Ranch, Summerland, and others, has an approximate population of 220,000.

Thomas Fire

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Montecito was evacuated five times in four months between December, 2017, and March, 2018, because of weather-related events, which included the Thomas Fire, the 2018 Southern California mudflows, and flooding related to the Pineapple Express.
The evacuation orders were expanded further north into Santa Barbara County into the communities of Carpinteria and Montecito.

Santa Barbara County, California

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Montecito (Spanish for "Little mountain") is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Santa Barbara County, California, located east of the City of Santa Barbara.
This region includes the cities of Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Carpinteria, as well as the unincorporated areas of Hope Ranch, Summerland, Mission Canyon, Montecito and Isla Vista, along with stretches of unincorporated area such as Noleta/Nanta Barbara("No" to "Goleta" or "Santa Barbara").

Lotusland

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Lotusland – design and botanic gardens
Ganna Walska Lotusland, also known as Lotusland, is a non-profit botanical garden located in Montecito, near Santa Barbara, California, United States.

2018 Southern California mudflows

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Montecito was evacuated five times in four months between December, 2017, and March, 2018, because of weather-related events, which included the Thomas Fire, the 2018 Southern California mudflows, and flooding related to the Pineapple Express.
Early on the morning of January 9, mudflows struck Montecito, which had been affected by the Thomas Fire, and other areas of Santa Barbara County.

Music Academy of the West

Music Academy of the West
The Music Academy of the West is a summer music conservatory located in Montecito, California, United States, near Santa Barbara.

El Fureidis

El Fureidis – designed by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue
El Fureidis (Little Paradise or Pleasure Gardens) is a 10000 sqft historic estate built in 1906 on 10 acres in Montecito, California.

Montecito Inn

Montecito Inn – built by Charlie Chaplin
Montecito Inn is a boutique hotel in the southwestern part of Montecito, California.

Casa del Herrero

Casa del Herrero – Spanish Colonial revival home and gardens
Casa del Herrero (also known as the Steedman Estate) is a home and gardens located in Montecito near Santa Barbara, California.

Ross Bagdasarian Jr.

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Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. & Janice Karman
Bagdasarian and Karman have two children and live in Montecito, California.

Bertram Goodhue

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El Fureidis – designed by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue
Examples of influential private Californian commissions, both extant registered landmarks now, are his 1906 J. Waldron Gillespie Estate El Fureidis and 1915 Dater - Wright Ludington Estate Dias Felices — Val Verde in Montecito.

T. C. Boyle

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T. C. Boyle
They have three children and live in Montecito near Santa Barbara, California.

George Washington Smith (architect)

George Washington Smith
The architect George Washington Smith is noted particularly for his residences around Montecito, and for popularizing the Spanish Colonial Revival style in early 20th century America, as is Lutah Maria Riggs, who started as a draftsman in Smith's firm, rose to partner, and later started her firm.
While in California, he visited friends from Philadelphia who had relocated to Montecito, a rustic suburb of Santa Barbara.

Olivier Leclercq

Olivier Leclercq
He is an hotelier, designer, and owner of Olivarius Hotels, a private equity investor in California, and a Montecito, California real estate investor and developer.

Elizabeth Eaton Burton

Elizabeth Eaton Burton
Charles Eaton developed into a landscape architect, and the house he built for his family, Riso Rivo, in then-semi-rural Montecito featured a lotus pond with a Japanese teahouse.

Lutah Maria Riggs

The architect George Washington Smith is noted particularly for his residences around Montecito, and for popularizing the Spanish Colonial Revival style in early 20th century America, as is Lutah Maria Riggs, who started as a draftsman in Smith's firm, rose to partner, and later started her firm. Santa Barbara Vedanta Temple – designed by Lutah Maria Riggs

Julia Child

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Julia Child
On August 13, 2004, Child died of kidney failure in Montecito, California, two days before

Ganna Walska

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Ganna Walska
Ganna Walska (born Hanna Puacz on June 26, 1887 – March 2, 1984) was a Polish opera singer and garden enthusiast who created the Lotusland botanical gardens at her mansion in Montecito, California.

Douglas Adams

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Douglas Adams
Adams died of a heart attack on 11 May 2001, aged 49, after resting from his regular workout at a private gym in Montecito, California.

Christopher Lloyd

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Christopher Lloyd
After his divorce from Wood, in Montecito, California, Lloyd bought a smaller house on March 23, 2007, and that May listed his 8.07-acre old estate for over $11 million; the price was later dropped to $6.5 million.

Santa Barbara Vedanta Temple

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Santa Barbara Vedanta Temple – designed by Lutah Maria Riggs

Drew Barrymore

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Drew Barrymore (2010–2013)
The couple announced their engagement in January 2012, and married on June 2, 2012, in Montecito, California.

Bradford Dillman

Bradford Dillman
Dillman lived for many years in Montecito, California, and helped raise money for medical research.

Shalawa Meadow, California

Shalawa Meadow
Shalawa Meadow, California
Shalawa Meadow (also called Hammond's Meadow) is a 3 acre seaside meadow used in ancient times as a burial site by the Chumash people, adjoining a once large Chumash community about 5 miles east of Santa Barbara, California in the community of Montecito.

Jack Palance

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Jack Palance
On November 10, 2006, Palance died of natural causes at age 87 at his daughter Holly's home in Montecito, California.