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Vol. 7 Issue 27

NEVERLAND TO GRACELAND?

Talk of Neverland Ranch becoming a Graceland-like Mecca for Michael Jackson’s fans began swirling shortly after the King of Pop’s death. But will it actually happen? ...

COMMISSION RECONSIDERS DOWNZONING PROPOSAL

The Santa Barbara County Planning Commission put the brakes on the Valley Plan June 29 after some property owners affected by the plan’s so-called “downzoning proposal” said they were victims of spot zoning. ...

MOURNING FANS FLOCK TO NEVERLAND

COMMUNITY CORNER

An open letter to residents and school board

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NEW OWNER BREW UP SOMETHING DELICIOUS

In Santa Ynez, the community finds its center at The Roasted Bean, which has changed ownership.

Though the Roasted Bean in Santa Ynez has always been a hub of coffee-related activity in the small town, its new owner, Trace Eubanks, is adding items to the menu and striving to make the shop a true center for the community....

WHITEWATER RAFTING A THRILLING ADVENTURE

The addictive thrill of whitewater rafting draws many new enthusiasts to the sport every year. The United States and Canada, as well as Central and South America, offer some of the best rafting locations around. With dozens of rivers to choose from, you can certainly find hot spots not...

HOOFBEATS

Stagecoach journeys in the valley

John Crockett is well known as the curator of the Santa Ynez Valley Carriage Museum and has enriched our valley in many different ways. He’s also a descendant of the famous frontiersman Davy Crockett. John knows lots of fascinating secrets and he consented to share them....