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NOTICE TO OUR READERS

ON THE RANCH

SUPERVISORS OPPOSE S.B. 170

NEWS BRIEFS

BEEFING UP THE COMPETITION
As the county fiar approaches, 4-H representative Antonio Barret gives a few tips to follow when picking your animal for show

BEATING THE ODDS
A group of at-risk youth being held at Los Prietos Boys Camp embark on a journey of self discovery and healing with stories they hope will inspire other youth to make the right decisions

CITIZEN COMMITTEES OVERLOOKED, GRAND JURY SAYS

COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH GETS $209,000

UCSB PLAN UNDER FIRE BY WATER DISTRICT

SUPERVISORS REVERSE ON OFFSHOR OIL

SAMMY'S SCRIBBLES

LETTERS

COMMUNITY VOICES

IT'S JUST MY OPINION
Public service is not about service

DON'T DO WITHOUT, JUST DO DIFFERENT

BLOOD DRIVE AT SYV HIGH ON APRIL 15

NEVER SPEND MONEY BEFORE YOU HAVE EARNED IT

VALLEY SCENE

WHEELIN' WARRIORS RIDE FORWARD

VALLEY PEOPLE
Former coach still inspires students

A & E BRIEFS

COMPETITION SEEKS ARTISTS
Annual Congressional Art competition

BUSINESS BRIEFS

EDUCATION BRIEFS

LOCAL SCHOOLS RECEIVE FEDERAL MONEY
$12 million in economic recovery funds

TENNIS TEAM UNDEFEATED IN LEAGUE
6-0 after its win over Santa Maria on March 31

BOYS' VOLLEYBALL DOMINATES
The team has won every league game since 1993

SPORTS SCHEDULE

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION

POTENTIAL FOR IDENTITY THEFT A FACT OF LIFE

POLICE BLOTTER

HEALTHY GEEZER

BOOKWORM
A Review of ‘True Green Kids’ by Kim McKay and Jenny Bonnin

CROSSWORD

RECIPE
Baked Mushrooms with Prosciutto and Goat Cheese

EVENTS

FURRY FRIENDS
Adopt a pet today!

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

CLASSIFIEDS

CROSSWORD ANSWER

Vol. 7 Issue 15

TEA PARTY PROTESTS TAX INCREASE

Hundreds demonstrate against increasing taxes and spending in Sacramento and Washington

A lively Tea Party tax revolt, led by Paul Revere on horseback and a fife and drum corps, all in revolutionary garb, took place in downtown Santa Barbara the afternoon of April 4. ...

STREAMLINING AG BUILDING CONTINUES

An effort to alleviate complaints from agriculturalists about how difficult it can be to build anything new on private property in Santa Barbara County will be heard this summer by the county. ...

WINDMILL TO REMAIN A CITY LANDMARK

The windmill at the Danish Inn in Solvang is no longer scheduled to be demolished but will instead be retrofitted and remain a prominent piece of the Solvang skyline. ...

PENSIONS ARE COUNTY'S BIG BUDGET HEADACHE, SUPERVISORS LEARN

Santa Barbara County will quickly find itself overwhelmed with the cost of retirees’ pensions, if it can’t find a way to make up for recent market losses that have greatly devalued the funds of county investments. ...

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

‘Odd Couple’ still resonates

The Circle Bar B Dinner Theatre presents “The Odd Couple,” a 1965 Broadway play by Neil Simon that explores the unlikely friendship of Felix Ungar, a neurotic, neat freak news writer, and Oscar Madison, a very messy sportswriter. ...

ROUNDUP MARKET IS A VALLEY GEM

Owned by Johnnie and Kim Barlogio

It’s not often you find a deli where everything on the menu is made from scratch by the family matriarch. But maybe that’s because most store owners in the valley aren’t fourth-generation residents, either....