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ON THE RANCH
Nancy talks about our environment

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Steve talks about a new underground emergency operations center

STATE NEWS
Avocado crop lost to fire, Maria Shriver NOT returning to NBC News and much more!

NEWS BRIEFS
A Yellow Ribbon for a Soldier from Solvang, State Fire impacts on National Forest

HOOFBEATS
Pat chats about Austrailian horses

PLANE TALK
How fast do airplanes fly?

NATIONAL NEWS
Parrot imitates smoke alarm, saving man and child from Indiana house fire, owner says

CROSSWORD PUZZLE
Check out our Now Weekly Crossword Puzzle!

EDITORIAL

YOUR LETTERS

BACKWATER BUDGETING
California’s backwater budgeting needs modernization

FROM THE RIGHT
The art of compromise

FROM THE LEFT
Madam President

COMMENTARY
Tribal gambling issues

VALLEY EVENTS

ARTS & REVIEW
‘R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It’

TRAVEL & GOLF
Sleeping and golfing in Seattle

BOOKWORM
“It’s Not About the Hair” by Debra Jarvis

THE HEALTHY GEEZER
Fred talks about bladder control problems

FOOD & WINE
Michah shares her thoughts on wine

POLICE BLOTTER

CROSSWORD ANSWERS
Here are the Answers to this weeks Crossword Puzzle!

Vol. 5 Issue 30

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

Wildfire death toll may rise further with 4 charred bodies found in apparent migrant camp

SAN DIEGO (AP) – On a day when firefighters methodically beat back several of the wildfires menacing Southern California and thousands of evacuees were allowed home, authorities said they had found at least six bodies burned by the flames. ...

SCENE IN THE VALLEY

“Zoo to You” at the Wildling Art Museum

The Wildling Art Museum went a little wild on Saturday October 20th, with David and Anita Jackson and their “Zoo to You” animal education program. The garden at the museum was full of David and Anita’s brood, including an alligator named Spike, a porcupine, skunk, snack,...

FEATURES

How to take a great Halloween photo

NEW YORK (AP) – Halloween ... when eating candy ’til you’re sick is encouraged and parents have an excuse to dress their child up as a jelly bean, circus clown or Muppet of their choosing. ...

VALLEY PEOPLE

The art of horses

Amity de Fontaine loves horses. But from early on she knew it was more than just that special thing between a girl and her horse. For de Fontaine horses are powerful, spiritual individuals that emote and communicate much like humans. Out of her understanding she has...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

A working vacation for California cowboys from the past

Nearly 175 years ago, three experienced vaqueros from our area were recruited by the king of Hawaii to train his subjects how to catch the wild cattle devastating crops and terrorizing farmers. ...

HOUSING MARKET

Sales of new homes rebound in September after hitting slowest pace in more than a decade

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sales of new homes posted an unexpected gain in September, although the improvement came after sales had fallen to the slowest pace in more than a decade. ...