November 2014

More Mesa Symposium Online

Many supporters who were unable to attend the 2014 More Mesa Symposium have inquired about obtaining a video of the presentations. And many who did attend have been interested to review what they saw and heard.

These are just two of the many reasons we are extremely pleased to announce that the entire 2014 Symposium is now available on our web site. The six separate videos include, a brief introduction to the Symposium, four presentations from experts on More Mesa:

  • Ecology – Wayne Ferren
  • Raptors – John Storrer
  • History – Valerie Olson
  • Development – Dan Gira

… and the Panel Discussion that ended the morning session.

These talks may be found in the “Events” section of the More Mesa Preservation Coalition web site at /symposium-2014-videos/.

We hope that all of you who care about More Mesa will find these important educational resources filled with useful and interesting information. From them we can take enormous pride in the desire of our community to preserve this unique and cherished part of our South Coast world.


June 2013

More Mesa in the Media 
The “first ever” issue of our More Mesa Preservation Coalition e-update was published in mid May. All MMPC supporters who have supplied us with an e-mail address received this single, short page of information on what is happening on, and about, More Mesa. Our new feature sparked interest in many quarters, and prompted an excellent column by Barney Brantingham in the 25 May 2013 issue of the Santa Barbara Independent. Barney’s column touched on More Mesa’s past, present and future.

Consider, for example, an item Barney mentioned in More Mesa’s past. That item was the proposed 1965 Buena Vida development; a scheme which would have covered More Mesa with 800 houses, a 20-acre golf course, a tennis club, a beach club and several large pools. Also featured in the plan was a series of residences to be built just below the bluffs. These homes would currently reside in the Pacific Ocean!

You can find the full article at   More Mesa’s Nine Lives

Lichen on the lone Toyon shrub on More Mesa