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On The Ranch
Fires to the Right and Left

Political Opinions From the Left
Presidential Pardons

Political Opinions From the Right
Bush’s Libby Decision

Commentary by Andy Caldwell
The Rights of Pets and Pet Owners
Spay and Neuter Law

Plane Talk
Temporary Control Tower at Santa Ynez Airport

Valley People
Cattleman King

Your Business is Our Business
A Young Entrepreneur Makes Working with Concrete a Joy for Others

Scene in the Valley
Los Olivos Celebrates 120 Years, SY Charity Leaguem 4th of July Parade Winners & More!

Your Letters
Universal Health Care

Letter To The Publisher
Open letter to the Santa Ynez Valley Community:

Bill Introduced to Prompt Counties and Cities to Collaborate in Annexations

Design Directions
Inside Out Design

Valley Events
See What's Happening in the Valley!

Wine with Micah
Unexpected Romance

Your Community
Community Safety from the Red Cross

It's Just My Opinion
Profile of a Valley Leader Helmut Holzheu: Part II

Book Reviews
See the Reviews this Week!

Police Blotter
June 25-July 9

Furry Friends
Meet Chaquita & Koda

Open Houses
Get Directions to Open Houses around the Santa Ynez Valley

Open Houses
Get Directions to Open Houses around the Santa Ynez Valley

Vol. 5 Issue 15

Buellton City Council Terminates Furthering Sphere of Influence Study

“Stop the seed before it weeds,” and “Buellton is our town” could be heard loudly chanted by protestors outside the July 12 Buellton City Council meeting at Oak Valley Elementary School, where the council voted down the planning commission’s proposal to move forward with the Sphere of Influence Study.

State-Funded Problem Gambling Treatment

Behind the Curve of California's Growing Dilemma

With California’s problem gambling help line calls on the rise, two assembly bills to establish state-funded treatment for problem gamblers have been drafted to address the growing problem....

Support at its Best

Zaca Fire Fighters and Support Teams Band Together

When we see or hear about a wildfire, we sometimes envision men or women in their fire suits carrying hoses and spraying water on the flames along with helicopters flying over the burn area dropping tons of water. In reality however, there is a lot more to it than...

News in Brief

Healthy Pets Act Dropped in Light of Concern and Opposition

Assemblymember Lloyd E. Levine dropped the California Healthy Pets Act Wednesday before it reached a Senate vote, citing concerns over the one-size-fits-all approach of the bill....

Associated Press, National News

Al-Qaida Stepping Up Efforts Against the US

WASHINGTON - Al-Qaida is stepping up its efforts to sneak terror operatives into the United States and has acquired most of the capabilities it needs to strike here, according to a new U.S. intelligence assessment, The Associated Press has learned....

  • By KATHERINE SHRADER, Associated Press Writer
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Associated Press, National News

House OKs Plan to Withdraw US Troops

WASHINGTON - Iraq has achieved only spotty military and political progress toward a democratic society, the Bush administration conceded Thursday, an unenthusiastic assessment followed quickly by a House vote to withdraw U.S. troops by spring....