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ON THE RANCH
Unhappy Canyon and more

MEASURE D TAX
Court won't restrain tax

NEWS BRIEFS

BUDGET CUTS
Mental health consumers protest

COASTAL COMMISSION
Projects reviewed

SY INDIANS GAS STATION

3rd DISTRICT CANDIDATE
Candidate Doreen Farr

NEW PRINCIPAL
SYVUHS annoints new principal

BASELINE GRAFFITI
Graffiti cleanup slated

SB B'DAY
Santa Barbara's birthday

SOLVANG CITY COUNCIL
Multiple projects approved

MILLIONS DIVERTED
$3.6 million diverted from Santa Maria schools

TRIBES UNITE
Coachella Valley tribes unite

FROM THE LEFT
Petraeus and Crocker

TAIWAN'S SECURITY

FROM THE RIGHT
General Petraeus

IT'S JUST MY OPINION
Money talks

WORD SEARCH
"Gymkhana Play Day"

WINE BARS & TASTING ROOMS
Solvang City Council may cap wine bars and tasting rooms

PRICE OF HOMES
Prices plunge

MATTEI'S TAVERN
Tavern sold

EDITORIAL

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

A & E BRIEFS

ZACH'S OK!
Injured pup recovers

BREAST CANCER STUDY
Study seeks aid

BOOKWORM
"Where are you now?"

FELINES GO ONLINE

HOOFBEATS
Ashton Lockwood wins

GOLF & TRAVEL
The Lusso Collection

HEALTHY GEEZER
Blurred vision

JUDGE: FEDS FAILED SALMON STUDY
Global warming and other environmental issues not considered

FISHING
Fishing the post spawn

EVENTS

POLICE BLOTTER

REPORT: REVAMP LAPD SWAT
SWAT team overhaul

CAT MAY HAVE BEEN TASERED
Reports that jail personnel used a stun gun on a cat.

A LONG LIVE STARTS WITH A HEALTY LIFESTYLE

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

FURRY FRIENDS
Adopt a pet from the SYV Humane Society

RECIPE
Sizzling Crepes

WORD SEARCH SOLUTION
"Gymkhana Play Day"

CLASSIFIEDS

HOROSCOPES

Vol. 6 Issue 16

SM FIRE

Fire knocks out Comcast for 17 hours

Many Comcast customers, from the valley and Orcutt all the way to Lompoc and Santa Maria, were left without cable service for up to 17 hours after a fire broke out at a packaging business in Santa Maria April 13. ...

EARTH DAY

Global holiday for the ages

The year was 1970: Margaret Thatcher became British Prime Minister, the hostage crisis in Iran blew up, rock star Jimi Hendrix died at age 27 and Earth Day was born. ...

ART FOR CHILDREN'S SAKE

Fundraising and devoted teachers

Even as deep cuts to arts and music programs wreak havoc in many schools, those in the Santa Ynez Valley enjoy a special combination of fundraising and devoted teachers. ...

PLANE TALK

I try to keep my aviation writing in the third person so I can better explain the sometimes complex concepts of aeronautics as a reporter or lecturer. However, much of flying and aviating is personal by nature, along the lines of the spiritual experiences of those who ride horses,...