Archive » January 26, 2012

A tender tale

Vol. 10 Issue 4

As an Arizona native, Cynthia Miranda spent much of her early life surrounded by succulent plants.

Solvang OKs hazard-mitigation plan

Although the Solvang City Council members weren’t exactly thrilled with the report as a whole, the group unanimously approved and adopted an updated hazard-mitigation plan at its Monday night meeting....

Gallegly wants to revisit anti-piracy bill

Rep. Elton Gallegly, one of 30 co-sponsors of the Stop Online Piracy Act, said on Jan. 20 that he had concerns about the anti-Internet piracy bill, the same day congressional leaders pulled votes on his bill and a companion bill in the Senate. ...

Raise for chief probation officer raises eyebrows

A proposal by the Board of Supervisors to increase the salary for newly appointed Chief Probation Officer Beverly Taylor triggered a debate about the need for pension reform, as well as a small protest from members of SEIU Local 721, who were recently forced to take a 3.5% across-the-board...

School board approves plans in special meeting

Mired down by acronyms and endless reports, the education code can sometimes make it difficult for parents to sort out what the school’s plans are for educating students....

Los Alamos transportation needs brought to fore

A public hearing on how best to use money allotted to Northern Santa Barbara County by the state drew mostly Los Alamos residents seeking increases in bus services....

Hoofbeats

The horse industry in Santa Ynez Valley

Data has been carefully gathered and documented about the horse industry in the Santa Ynez Valley....

Sheriff's blotter

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