Archive » March 12, 2009

Vol. 7 Issue 11

BREAKING NEWS

Pappas trial effectively over with judge's ruling

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3RD DISTRICT ELECTION COULD BE NEARING END

3rd District election could be nearing end

The voter fraud trial of Steve Pappas v. Doreen Farr just might be resolved after attorneys for both sides present briefs March 16. ...

LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS

Local schools begin axing teachers and issuing pink slips to balance budgets...

Inside this issue

ADVISORY SAYS 'NO WAY' TO RURAL PLAN

Suggested study of so-called “rural regional plans” for the Santa Ynez Valley and the Gaviota Coast met with some vitriolic feedback from the county’s ag advisory committee March 4. ...

FARR'S ATTORNEYS TRY TO KEEP HER OFF THE STAND

Upping the ante in their defense of 3rd District Supervisor Doreen Farr, her attorneys filed a motion in court March 11 to keep her off the witness stand, saying Steve Pappas and his lawyers have nowhere near enough evidence to change the outcome of the election.

PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE SCAM HAS LOCAL TWIST

At least two valley residents received fake letters from an outfit claiming to be Publishers Clearing House, which stated they’d won $1 million dollars as long as the recipient first cashed a check from Dennee’s Furniture store in Santa Ynez and mailed in $6,000 to cover fees.

PCPA PONDERS FINANCIAL FUTURE

The global financial crunch may be affecting just about everyone, but Mark Booher at the PCPA theater program at Allan Hancock College is taking a no-nonsense approach to the problem. ...

GOLETA TURNED DOWN BY LAFCO IN SPHERE OF INFLUENCE REQUESTS

The City of Goleta failed last week in its quest to establish a sphere of influence encompassing the north Fairview Avenue neighborhoods, the Glen Annie Golf Course and agricultural acreage south of Hollister Avenue near Highway 217. ...

ORCHIDS TO EVERYONE

Santa Barbara Orchid Show

From that white orchid wrist corsage for the senior prom to exotic pastels from the world’s jungles, orchids will reign at the annual Santa Barbara Orchid Show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 20–22....

'FOOD FIGHT' IS OUR CALL TO ARMS

Our national eating disorder

Unfortunately, we are what we eat....