There are some men who lift the age they inhabit, till all men walk on higher ground in that lifetime.
-Maxwell Anderson

Confessions of a Choc-Slut

by lesliedinaberg on February 23, 2007

I have a confession to make: I’m not just a garden-variety chocoholic. I don’t just “like” chocolate, I am truly, madly, deeply, absolutely, completely and totally addicted to it. And I don’t have particularly high standards when it comes to chocolate. See’s Candy is great, but chocolate chips will do in a pinch, and so […]

Coffee Confusion

by lesliedinaberg on February 16, 2007

I know that a lot of people have been obsessed with Anna Nicole Whatshername lately, or those out of this world diapers that that crazy astronautress road-tripped with (I’ve forgotten her name already), but I’ve been fretting about the real news story of the month. In a Consumer Reports blind taste test, McDonald’s coffee beat […]

How about a cookie with bite?

by lesliedinaberg on February 2, 2007

I consider myself a connoisseur of all things take-out. When I got married my mother’s friends (my fairy godmothers of wishful thinking) gave me a recipe shower, where each of them contributed a recipe and a kitchen item to start me off on my merry married way. It’s now almost 13 years later and the […]

The Katherine Harvey Fellows Program

by lesliedinaberg on February 1, 2007

There is no doubt that Santa Barbara has a robust philanthropic community. Last year the National Center for Charitable Statistics reported 1,891 registered nonprofits in the county and more than $2 billion in revenue. But there is also no doubt that these organizations are getting a bit, ahem, gray around the temples. So how do […]

Reaching Out: UCSB a vibrant source for community spirit, partnership and pride

by lesliedinaberg on February 1, 2007

Goleta’s proximity to UCSB helps enrich the community in a myriad of ways. As Santa Barbara County’s largest employer, with almost 10,000 people on staff, the University obviously brings tremendous financial resources to the area. UCSB provides at least five percent of the county’s economy and more than eight percent of the South Coast’s economy, […]