Archive » July 23, 2009

Vol. 7 Issue 30

COUNTY BEGINS GAVIOTA PLAN

To the chagrin of some and the satisfaction of others, the county has embarked on a multi-year effort to develop a comprehensive plan for the Gaviota Coast, ostensibly to promote locally determined rural land and agricultural into the future. ...

NEVER!: COMMUNITY LEADERS VOW NO MJ VENUE

A month after pop star Michael Jackson’s sudden death, hype, speculation and rumors continue to run rampant throughout the valley and around the world. ...

SCHOOL BOARD PASSES $29K PLAN, DEBATES MEDIA PROTOCOL

Underwhelming approval of a package cost proposal and a lively debate about disseminating information to the public and media were points of contention during Tuesday’s Santa Ynez Valley Union High School Board of Education meeting. ...

AN ODE TO IRON AND RUBBER

Valley resident and philanthropist Elings says Solvang-based museum isn’t to make a buck; rare bike collection is here because he’s here.

It isn’t about money....

'THE SPITFIRE GRILL': SHEER NOURISHMENT

“The Spitfire Grill” is a story of hope, hearth and home. It drew its inspiration from Lee David Zlotoff’s 1996 film about a young woman’s search for redemption in a small Wisconsin town. This prize-winning, quintessential American musical fuses a poignant story of reawakening with country, bluegrass and...

GOLF & TRAVEL

Downtown Santa Barbara

Walking through the streets of downtown Santa Barbara I get the feeling I could be in an old world town in Spain, Portugal or even South America.The careful attention to architectural guidelines has created a charm that will last forever. ...