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ON THE RANCH
Nancy shares her view

HIGH MEADOW DECISION COULD BE APPEALED
Road will go ahead, but may be appealed

NEWS BRIEFS

COUNCIL CONSIDERS HOLD
Solvang council tabled item on 2008 transient occupancy tax

MORE SCHOOL CUTS MAY BE NEEDED
Budget may need more trimming

STIMULUS PACKAGE INCLUDES $32B FOR STATE

COUNTY'S FISCAL CRISIS CONTINUES TO WORSEN
County's budget impacted

RURAL CRIME ADVISORY BOARD RECAPS 2008

OVER THE HILL BRIEFS

IT'S JUST MY OPINION
The devil is in the details

LETTERS

CHECKMATE
Appeal dismissed

WINE TASTING TOURS MADE EASY IN VALLEY
Designated driving services

BUSINESS BRIEFS

BEAUTY REWARDED
The Manzanilla building in Los Olivos

AND THE WINNER IS... LOCAL BUSINESSES
Oscar Night Gala

VALLEY PEOPLE
He protects the county’s children

IN TUNE WITH THE COMMUNITY
Every Thursday night 35 residents celebrate the music

A & E BRIEFS

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
All are welcome in Jewish community

LUCKY CLOVER 4-H
4-H members look forward to busy 2009

EDUCATION
El Puente: Stories of transformation

EDUCATION BRIEFS

SPORTS BRIEFS

HOOFBEATS
Horse trainer now trains grapevines

GOLF & TRAVEL
Kierland Resort serves up more than golf

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION

POLICE BLOTTER

BOOKWORM
A Review of 'The Survivors Club' by Ben Sherwood

HEALTHY GEEZER
Herbal products are wonderful

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

THIS WEEK'S PUZZLE
Sudoku

RECIPE
Chocolate Shortened Cookies with Truffle Cream Filling

EVENTS

HOROSCOPES

SUDOKU SOLUTION

CLASSIFIEDS

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

FURRY FRIENDS
Adopt a pet today

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

Vol. 7 Issue 5

GREKA OIL AND GAS CO. SUES SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

Greka Oil and Gas Co. sues Santa Barbara County...

OTHER SIDE OF THE HILL

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies are still looking for a man who reportedly raped an elderly woman in Goleta....

PAPPAS SUBPOENAS UCSB RECORDS

Hundreds of UCSB students object to having their records released...

P.O.L.O. CLAIMS VICTORY

Appeal has been withdrawn

An appeal by the Department of Interior and Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians of a July 9, 2008 ruling by a federal judge that was a victory for two Santa Ynez Valley community groups, P.O.L.O. and POSY, has been withdrawn. ...

SUPERVISORS APPROVE LAND USE FEE HIKES

Board approved higher fees for the planning and development department

In a Jan. 27 vote that indicates the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors has swung back to a 3-2 majority opposed to development interests, the board approved higher fees for the planning and development department. ...

FOOD COSTS HEADED UP

Food prices rise with no sign of declining

Gas prices are still jumpy but trending lower, which means commercial transportation costs are going down, but food prices have risen and show no sign of declining. ...

LAKE LOS CARNEROS OFFERS IT ALL

Lake has something for everybody

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URBAN FARMER ASSURES NO PRODUCE IS WASTED

Backyard Harvest donates to local food centers

Doug Hagensen is the ultimate urban farmer, although he does not grow anything. ...

A MAGICAL EVENING FOR VALLEY PRINCESSES

Father/daughter dance at the Vet's Hall

Almost 300 princesses and their fathers (or perhaps uncles and brothers) went out on the town to dance the night away at the third annual Royal Princess Ball Jan. 24 at the Solvang Veterans Hall. ...

GOING TO THE DOGS IS A GOOD THING

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital's pet therapy program

“A dog owns nothing, yet is seldom dissatisfied.” —Irish Proverb...

IT'S 'MIDSUMMER' AT PCPA IN FEBRUARY

It may be winter in reality, but in Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts’ world, it’s midsummer, as in William Shakespeare’s enchanted comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” opening Feb. 12 in Santa Maria....