Archive » April 5, 2012

Big shot

Vol. 10 Issue 14

As I walked into the spacious main room of the building that serves as the headquarters for the Santa Ynez Valley Sportsmen’s Association and surveyed the crowd of about three dozen faces – most of them teenagers and younger – I couldn’t help but become a little worried.

Prospering in hard times at Los Olivos

There will be the same number of teachers next year at Los Olivos Elementary School as there are this year, despite the state’s economic woes....

Supervisors pass money-saving measure

Santa Barbara County wants to make sure consumers are getting their money’s worth when they shop at the grocery stores and buy water from vending machines. ...

DARE graduates honored in Buellton

For the 470 Valley students who dared dream about bright futures – futures that wouldn’t be hampered by drugs, alcohol, and peer pressure – their 10-week commitments to the DARE program culminated with a graduation ceremony....

Buellton bike fest races to victory


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Sharing and caring at the zoo

“I like rattlesnakes because they warn you before they try to poison you.” ...

Pirates’ Little stands tall in pool

Even as a newborn, Michael Little had a noticeable affinity for being in and around water. As he’s the son of two accomplished swimmers, that came as no surprise to either parent....