Archive » December 18, 2008

Vol. 6 Issue 51

FIRESTONE WISHED WELL

At his next to last board meeting, 3rd District Supervisor Brooks Firestone was feted by his board colleagues. They called him a “Renaissance man.” ...

LOCAL WINS WORLD STEER WRESTLING TITLE

Luke Branquinho, a 1998 Santa Ynez Valley Union High School graduate, took a world title in steer wrestling at the 50th Annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Dec. 13 in Las Vegas, Nev. ...

FIREFIGHTERS ROUND UP CHEER IN THE ANNUAL TOYS FOR TOTS CAMPAIGN

Santa Barbara County Fire Department’s Engine 31, decorated with a wreath for the holidays, and Captain Mark Beeson, firefighters Kevin Jones and Brian Burger and Engineer Bruce Stapp have been busy accepting toy donations for the Toys for Tots campaign....

CURB YOUR PET ENTHUSIASM AT CHRISTMAS

An adorable puppy or cuddly kitten might seem like a great holiday gift for someone, but Christmas is not the time to bring it home. ...

OUT OF AFRICA, INTO A NEW LIFE

Far from violence-wracked sub-Saharan Africa, one quiet and poised young woman goes about her studies at Dunn School in Santa Ynez....

RANCHO OSO IS HOME ON THE RANGE

Nestled deep within the Los Padres National Forest and surrounded by miles of pristine scenery, Rancho Oso is, quite literally, a hidden gem....