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Also Inside This Issue

On the Ranch with Nancy Crawford-Hall

Hoof Beats
Pat Murphy Interviews Local Horse Trainers

It’s Just My Opinion
Harris Sherline Gives His Take on Bicycle Riders.

“Your Letters”
Letters to the Editor

Airport Authority Meeting
Monthly Update and Results of March 1st Meeting

Wine Preview with Micah Elconin
Micah Elconin Reviews Local Winneries

4-H Article
Junior Reporter, Taylor Carty Reports on the Regional Presentation Day, Fashion Review as well as the goiong-ons in 4-H

Home Décor
Michelle Neels Answers Your Decorating Questions

Your Business Is Our Business!
Simply Norma introduces Readers to Radiance Tanning and Boutique

Blazing Trails
Justin Marshall Explores the Up-Side to Taking it Easy; hitting The Figueroa Mountain Trail.

Sports Follow-up

Music Notes
Local Jazz Singer, Mellonie Irvine, Debunks Soccer Mom Sterotypes

Ray Navis Visits Hapuna Beach Golf Coarse

Online Exclusive: My Favorite Edible Flower
Our take on the Delectable Artichoke

Online Exclusive: Insurance for All Children in Santa Barbara County Receives Strong Support
Concerns about the Proposal Surfaces

Plane Talk
Robert Perry Gives Insight on Working at The Santa Ynez Valley Airport

Police Blotter
From Burglary to Vandalism and Arrests

Your Valley, Your News!

Vol. 5 Issue 4

Emergency Town Hall Meeting

There was little standing room when nearly 300 community members showed up at the Solvang Veterans Hall in California on March 20th, to hear groups, No More Slots, Preservation of Los Olivos (POLO), Preservation of Santa Ynez (POSY) and community members in opposition to casino slot expansion, give their take on the city-wide debacle over the Tribal Chumash Casino’s alleged request to Governor Schwarzenegger for an additional 5,000 slots. The tribe currently houses 2,000 slot machines at its reservation in the Santa Ynez Valley.

Los Alamos Development

LAPAC Proposes 116-Home Development in Los Alamos

“I’m all for it,” John Morley, owner of Art Brut Gallery and co-owner of Café Quackenbush, says without hesitation. “We need a better image, and if Los Alamos doesn’t change it’s going to become a ghost town.” ...

Valley People

Someone you should know

Maybe students visit his office to dip into the bowl of multi-flavored jelly belly beans that accent his desk. Maybe they come to view the painted maps of Chile or hear his patented phrase “No guiri guiri con papas,” which translates: No blah blah with potatoes. But most likely, students...

News Briefs; Catch up on Valley headlines!

Pharmacist Survives Wife in Deadly Helicopter Crash

A pharmacist who worked at Rite-Aid in Solvang has been released from the Queens Medical Center in Honolulu after surviving a March 8th helicopter accident in Kauai, Hawaii. Cornelius Scholtz, who was a Santa Maria resident, survived the death of his wife Margriet Scholtz. According to the Associated Press, the...

Scene in the Valley

A Farewell Party for Ed Joyce

When the Santa Barbara Trail Riders heard that Ed Joyce was moving from the Santa Ynez Valley to Connecticut, President Mike Klinger rounded up a herd of cowboys that included Mike McClelland, Russell Drake, Dave Jamieson, Jeff Johnston, Tom Davidson, Jeff Nelson, Lloyd Godlis, Bob Mainer, Ken Mang, Aaron Schwarzwalter,...

Online Breaking News: Two Lompoc Residents Drown in Buellton Irrigation Pond Thursday

Police say they're planning to continued investigation of apparent drowning.


Online Photo Gallery: Los Rancheros Visitadores Pre Trek

Los Rancheros Visitadores round up to do a practice run.


Online Breaking News: Authorities Say Woman is Lucky to be Alive after Head-On Collision

A woman survives near deadly crash


Online In Brief 4-4-07: Pet Food Recalls Continue to Augment

Del Monte Foods Company is expanding its recall of pet food and snacks


Online Exclusive 4-4-07: Authorities Ask Community for Help

Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department asks community to keep eyes open for suspected vehicle that reportedly followed a boy home from school


4-5-07 ONLINE UPDATE: Northbound 101 closing tonight