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ON THE RANCH

TRIBE GAVE BILL SPONSOR $12,000
S.B. 170

NEWS BRIEFS

TIP YOUR BARMAN
Taste of the Valleys newest wine-tasting fundraiser

TEA PARTY BRINGS OUT ACTIVISTS

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION

45 YEARS AGO, VALLEY DONERS HELPED LAUNCH HOSPITAL
Former CEO and board chairman of the local hospital recounts the health facility’s early years.

JUST MY OPINION
Throwing money at problems

VINTNERS' FESTIVAL

STILL HANDSOME AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

A & E BRIEFS

BUSINESS BRIEFS

EDUCATION BRIEFS

POPULAR TEACHER INSPIRES TEENS

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
Girls softball

OUR OWN BACKYARD
Summer fun in the Los Padres

GOLF & TRAVEL
Fallen Oak and The Beau

POLICE BLOTTER

BOOKWORM
A review of ‘Feisty First Ladies and Other Unforgettable White House Women’ by Autumn Stephens

HEALTHY GEEZER
Q. What do the warnings on the bottles under my kitchen sink mean? I find them confusing.

RECIPE
Banana Cake with Chocolate Frosting

VALLEY FACT PUZZLE
Modern Marvel

HOROSCOPES

EVENTS

CLASSIFIEDS

FURRY FRIENDS

VALLEY FACT PUZZLE ANSWER

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

Vol. 7 Issue 17

EMPLOYEE FILES COMPLAINT AGAINST WATER DISTRICT

Kimberly Brown's written letter

Santa Ynez Water District employee Kimberly Brown addressed the water district board at its meeting Feb. 17 with a written letter of grievance about her treatment as an employee. ...

PUBLIC DEFENDER OFFICE FACES CUTS

Department is looking at a 4.8 percent cut

Facing a budget cut, the county Public Defender’s office could start the next fiscal year with five fewer attorneys and five fewer administrative staff to help it deal with the legal needs of those who cannot afford legal representation....

SUPERVISORS SAY VOTE NO ON PROPOSITIONS 1D, 1E

Santa Barbara County voters will have to make up their own minds about how to vote on most of the budget propositions presented by the state of California on the May special elections ballot. ...

SOLVANG NEARS GETTING STABLE WATER SUPPLY

The ad hoc committee will present the proposed draft to the city council April 27

The Santa Ynez Water District approved a draft agreement April 21 for a joint river well project with the city of Solvang, which could eventually create more stable water sources for the city....

PATIENTS RATE LOCAL HOSPITALS

The hospital rating service

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital had the best result of all area hospitals in a survey of previous patients made available by the non-profit Calhospitalcompare.org....

SAMMY'S SCRIBBLES

Williamson Act...

LETTERS

Some letters from our readers...

FLOREZ: TRIBAL REPRESENTATIVE OR PUBLIC SERVANT

What is a public servant?

Sen. Dean Florez’(D-Shafter), authoring of Senate Bill 170 and behavior during public testimony brings to question, What is a public servant? ...

SOMETHING'S FISHY

Trout Derby

More than 800 anglers of all ages entered the 14th annual Trout Derby during the sunny weekend of April 18-19 at Cachuma Lake. Many of them walked away with fish stories to tell....

CHURCH SERVICES TO BE HELD AT THE MAVERICK

Beginning May 3, the Valley Harvest Church will hold servicesat in the Dance Barn.

The Maverick Saloon is the known to be the place many locals — sometimes visitors, too — go to have a good time and maybe sin a little. But now it will be known for something else — Sunday church service. ...

CHEF BUDI KAZALI VIES FOR ULTIMATE CHEF HONORS

Trying to find someone who doesn’t like the food prepared by Executive Chef Budi Kazali is kind of like trying to find someone who doesn’t like cuddly little puppies. Doesn’t seem possible....

THIS IS THEIR LIFE

PCPA creates dramatic scripts from the experiences of elementary school children.

Out of the mouths of children come stories that translate into performances that help everyone share the human experience....

SUGAR AND SPICE AND EVERYTHING NICE

Cupcakes are serious business these days.And now, the valley has a cupcakery to call its own. ...