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Vol. 7 Issue 20

VALLEY PLAN SPURS MORE ZONING CONCERNS

Should a proposed downzoning of more than 100 parcels in the Santa Ynez Valley proceed under the new community plan, the valley could see dozens of oddly-sized lots under county Planning and Development regulations. ...

EDITED BILL MAY PASS MUSTER

A bill that would change the Williamson Act in an effort to prevent abuse of the farmland tax incentive program has been amended and may now be of less concern to local agriculturalists than they previously thought. ...

SUPES RESPOND TO GRAND JURY

A criticism by the grand jury of the utilization of citizen committees in the Santa Barbara County Planning Department earned a tempered but adamant response from the Board of Supervisors. ...

JESUSITA FIRE LEAVES SANTA BARBARA CHANGED

While the smoke may not be as visible, more than 3,000 fire-fighting personnel are still on scene working to contain the Jesusita Fire that started May 5 in the foothills above Santa Barbara. ...

HOW YOU CAN HELP FIRE VICTIMS

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FIRE STATUS AS OF PRESS TIME

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CLASSES RESUME 1890s-STYLE IN BUELLTON

With several clangs of the old bell, a long recess has ended and a new era begun for the original schoolhouse of Grangeville, thanks to Paul and Tina McEnroe of La Purisima Ranch. ...

TO MARKET, TO MARKET TO BUY A FAT PIG...

The Pork Palace

The Pork Palace in Gaviota attracts many Highway 101-bound drivers to pull over and visit out of curiosity. ...

VALLEY VOICES INCLUDED IN 'REQUIEM'

A benefit concert May 16 and 17 will raise money for the Santa Barbara County Chapter of the American Red Cross and honor first responders to the Jesusita Fire, as well as serve as a commemorative celebration of Terezín, which is held annually in the Czech Republic on the...

INDULGE YOUR MIND AND INNER FASHIONISTA

Solvang’s Chiffon Boutique

From massages to fashion accessories, Solvang’s Chiffon Boutique has combined the beauty and fashion worlds to create an all-in-one experience for those looking for a little indulgence....

OWN BACKYARD

San Luis Obispo is a great day trip

As summer approaches, a fun trip to one of the Central Coast’s northernmost cities is a great way to spend a day....