Archive » April 16, 2009

Vol. 7 Issue 16

PAPPAS ELECTION CASE APPEALED

Steve Pappas is appealing the result of a lawsuit he filed that contested the results of the election for 3rd District Supervisor on Nov. 5, on the grounds that the judge disallowed crucial evidence before the case even began to be heard in court. ...

AG IN 2030: LOCALS SUBMIT FEEDBACK

The state Department of Food and Agriculture’s effort to envision what the future of agriculture will look like in California has met with much community feedback, including responses from Santa Barbara County. ...

CONTROVERSIAL BILL CRASHES IN COMMITTEE

After a raucous hearing in Sacramento April 15, the California State Senate’s Local Government Committee failed to move forward on a bill that would have changed the law regarding under what circumstances Williamson Act contracts can be canceled by counties for the benefit of tribal governments.

WHAT TO EXPECT IF THE COMMUNITY PLAN FINALLY PASSES

Public hearings on the Santa Ynez Valley Community Plan are scheduled for May 4 and 13, with additional hearings to come in June. ...

CHILDREN HOP, HIPPITY HOP TO BEAT THE CLOCK

Fred Lageman, Solvang Parks and Recreation director, said it took about a thousand kids less than three minutes to collect more than 10,000 eggs at the River View Park Eggstravaganza April 11. In the colorful field of eggs were hidden close to 70 tickets for prizes ranging from one-pound...

ASSEMBLAGE ART STARTS OFF LOST, ENDS UP FOUND

April 18 through July 5 at Solvang’s Elverhøj Museum

Art can be found anywhere. Art created from charred remnants of Montecito’s Tea Fire and blown-up missile parts from Vandenberg Air Force Base can be found at the collage and assemblage display, Lost & Found, April 18 through July 5 at Solvang’s Elverhøj Museum of History and Art....

COFFEE CABIN BREWS UP DRIVE-THROUGH BUSINESS

Coffee Cabin in Buellton

Jennifer Houck’s dreams are not just coming true; they are in overdrive at her drive-through Coffee Cabin in Buellton. It’s more popular than even she imagined....