Archive » May 18, 2007

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Nancy Speaks Out

Historical Figure of the Week
Old-timers Remember the Way the Valley Used to Be

Golf with Ray Navis
The Best Room in Carmel for Golf

Plane Talk
Young Eagles Meet at the Santa Ynez Airport

Flight Plans

Your Business is Our Business
Techno Club for Dummies Has Arrived in the Valley

Elks Queen
Elks Luncheon

From the Left
The 2008 GOP Presidential Candidates

From the Right
Assesing the Opposition

Your Letters

Arts & Entertainment
Star-Studded Cast Assembles for Solvang Concert Reading

Arts & Entertainment
Laughter Erupts in the Glow of the "Moon Over Buffalo"

Valley Events
Check Out what's going on in and Around the Valley

Arts & Entertainment
Summertime Arts Around The Valley

Scene in the Valley
Wine Country Half Marathon and More

Kathy Shares on Travel Maps and More

Police Blotter
Check out what's been happening in the Valley

It's Just My Opinion
Harris Gives His Take on Tax Facts

Furry Friends

Classified Ads

Secondary Poisoning: Affecting Local Wildlife

Vol. 5 Issue 7

This article contains images and descriptions that some may find offensive or distasteful. Discretion is advised.

Most know that red tail hawks, eagles, falcons, owls, coyotes, and bobcats are only a few of the essential predatory animals in our region. Essential because they help maintain nature’s balance by taking care of unwanted rodents, such as annoying ground squirrels, mice or garden rats. What folks may not know is that the modern and convenient use of rodent and pesticide poisoning has thrown Mother Nature a major curve ball in a very big way.

Dry Winter Forces Early Fire Season

Santa Barbara County Fire Department officially declared the start of fire season Monday, after a dry winter left hillsides ripe for wildfires....

Valley People

Local Mom Makes Volunteering a Way of Life

When it comes to community volunteering and outreach, there are those who bite off more than they can chew, sometimes leaving behind nearly a full plate and other times choking under pressure, but not Melody Hunt....


Former Solvang Mayor Dies at Age 81

William S. Warwick, former Solvang mayor, died Monday, May 14 at the age of 81. Warwick suffered from esophageal cancer. His term as mayor began in 1992 and ended in 1996. He also volunteered for the Solvang Fire Department and served on the Solvang Lutheran Home Board of Directors.


Only one Pirates team is left standing after the week’s CIF playoffs.

Boy’s tennis beat Walnut High School on the road May 15 to advance to the semifinals of the Division IV CIF playoffs. Meanwhile, boy’s volleyball fell to Arroyo Grande in the second round of competition at home May 15. And the baseball team also lost May 15 in its wildcard match up against...