vol. 22, no. 137, Aug. 28-Sept. 4, 2008

ON THE COVER: La Casa de Maria may be a peace retreat center in the mountains above Montecito, but don’t let the serenity fool you: There’s an epic battle brewing for its heart and soul. In Isabelle T. Walker’s cover story this week, read all about the center’s past, present, and future, starting here. Cover image by Paul Wellman.

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