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ON THE RANCH
Nancy talks about rain

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Steve talks about the Dept. of Veteran Affairs

FROM THE DESK OF BILL CIRONE
Giving thanks

COUNTY NEWS - PREDATOR

STATE NEWS
Bonds indicted in steroid use investigation

IT’S JUST MY OPINION
Fraud and ethics in business and politics

THE HEALTHY GEEZER
Fred talks about Alzheimer's

LOCAL NEWS
Santa Ynez water tower finds new home

ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

EDITORIAL
Edmond talks about ballooning in the valley

MEDICAL OP-ED
Buy your meds online — safely

LOCAL ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES

YOUR LETTERS

POLITICAL OPINIONS - Left
The death penalty: Is it cruel and unusual punishment

POLITICAL OPINION - Right
Cruel and unusual punishment

SCRAMBLE

COMMENTARY by Kathy Cleary
Tribal expansion issues: representative government

VALLEY EVENTS

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Awards shows must go on, but may be dull affairs without writers

TRAVEL & GOLF
Fairmont Orchid at Mauna Lani

PLANE TALK
Men and their planes (a subset of boys and their toys)

FISHING & OUTDOORS
The ins and outs of flipping

POLICE BLOTTER

OPEN HOUSES

COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS

SCRAMBLE ANSWER

Vol. 5 Issue 33

HOLIDAY DINING GUIDE

Thanksgiving Restaurant Guide

Don't feel like cooking? Let the local restaurants do it for you! ...

COUNTY NEWS - MURDER FOR HIRE

Sheriff’s Detectives arrest four in bizarre murder-for-hire plot

On Oct. 23, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputies went to Cottage Hospital to investigate a stabbing. ...

HOOFBEATS

Valley carriage drivers on a roll

Valley carriage drivers on a roll

Three members of the Santa Ynez Valley Carriage Association swept into first place in the California Arena Driving Trials earlier this month and brought home four of the top seven awards. ...

VALLEY SCENE

Lucas and Lewellen’s 4th annual harvest party

Lucas and Lewellen rang in the fall grape harvest on Nov. 10 with the 4th anniversary Wine Club Harvest Party at their wine-making facility in Buellton. ...

  • By Leanne Cooper-Elliott, Journal Contributor
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VALLEY PEOPLE

Billy and Sue Ruiz take ‘cowboy flavor’ to cable television

Billy and Sue Ruiz have been in the Santa Ynez Valley a long time; and like cowboys cooking on the open range, they’re easily located by the red oak-laced smoke billowing into the open sky, and the irresistible aroma of authentic camp cooking.

  • By Leanne Cooper-Elliott, Journal Contributor
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  • VALLEY BUSINESS

    Chef’s Touch cooking classes inspire amazing human beings

    Chef’s Touch cooking classes inspire amazing human beings

    When you walk into the cozy Chef’s Touch Café on Mission Drive in Solvang, not only are you greeted by the affable staff, but also by a mission statement boldly imprinted above the open kitchen. ...

    • By Leanne Cooper-Elliott, Journal Contributor
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