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NEWS BRIEFS

SOLVANG REPORTS GOOD STANDING

BUELLTON REVISITS MIXED USE ORDINANCE
Residents ask that city council make changes

NEW BRIDGE

COUNTY TO IMPROVE FACILITIES IN TIME OF FISCAL CRISIS

OVER THE HILL BRIEFS

GOLETA EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR COMMENT ON PROPOSED ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES
Track 3 General Plan

BANKS: THEY WHO HAVE THE MONEY MAKE THE RULES

TRIBAL LAND EXPANSION AND THE FIX

LETTERS

IT'S JUST MY OPINION

BUSINESS BRIEFS

GET CLOSER WITH HOOTIES
Paradigm Optics

GREYHOUNDS WIN THE RACE WITH LIFE
Fifth annual West Coast Greyhound Gathering

FARMERS MARKET

YOUTH ACTION COUNCIL KICKS BUTTS IN COMMUNITY

THIS STAFF WILL WORK FOR FOOD
Brush Goats 4 Hire

TOUGHER THAN LEATHER
A third generation of saddle makers carries on family tradition

YOUNG HORSE TRAINER IS ONE OF 'THE BEST'
Morgan Cromer

'APRIL' ENCHANTMENT AT THE SYV GRANGE
“Enchanted April”

A & E BRIEFS

HIGH SCHOOL MAKES HORTICULTURE HISTORY
Santa Ynez Valley Union High School Ornamental Horticulture program grafts its 1,000th tree.

ART PROGRAMS SHOULDN'T BE AXED BY BUDGET CUTS
The arts represent a form of thinking that is both sensory and academic, involving human imagination and judgment

LOS OLIVOS EXTREME RACER SHARES STORIES
A third-place finish at the 2009 Dakar Rally

GAVIOTA HOT SPRING IS A SMELLY BUT SOOTHING RESPITE
Gaviota State Park’s Peak Trail is the perfect place to visit most times of the year.

GOLF & TRAVEL
The Michelangelo in Manhattan

POLICE BLOTTER

BOOKWORM
A review of ‘Harry Houdini for Kids’ by Laurie Carlson

HEALTHY GEEZER

RECIPE
Panettone-Style Scones

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RULING LIMITS TRIBE EXPANSIONS

Decision likely to impact SYV Band of Chumash Indians

A recently announced U.S. Supreme Court decision is not likely to impact the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians’ ability to put future land purchases into trust with the federal government, but it could mean more protracted legal battles around the issue of tribal status. ...

LOCAL WATER DISTRIBUTOR OWES $3.2 MILLION TO THE STATE

Under-collection and under-billing

Due to under-collection and under-billing on the part of the California Department of Water Resource, the Central Coast Water Authority, which distributes state water to various agencies and jurisdictions along the Central Coast, owes an additional $3.2 million to the state. ...

BUDGET AXE HOVERS OVER SYV HIGH

Result depends on outcome of May 19 election

Budget cuts — how many, how deep, how they’ll affect Santa Ynez Valley Union High — are on the horizon, but for now no one is sure of the final result. ...

SONGWRITERS RETURN TO BUELLTON

Sixth annual Durango Songwriters Expo

Songwriter Steven Stiles of Buellton just celebrated with 160 of his closest friends, singing and playing their hearts out during the sixth annual Durango Songwriters Expo at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott. ...

STING OPERATION HITS BUELLTON

Pedestrian crosswalk sting

Buellton drivers encountered a pedestrian crosswalk sting operation Feb. 26, a fifth effort of its kind to influence drivers to slow down, follow speed limits and give pedestrians the right of way. ...

TEEN THESPIANS TAKE ON BRECHT

Theatre Group will perform Brecht’s drama.

Santa Ynez High drama students who last frolicked in “Meet Me in St. Louis” are ready for something new — and definitely grown-up — in Bertolt Brecht’s “The Good Person of Szechwan.”...