Archive » December 24, 2009

Vol. 7 Issue 52

FIREFIGHTERS DECIMATE STEELHEAD POPULATION, SAYS ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS

An environmental action group is preparing to sue local fire agencies for allegedly killing some 50 of 500 steelhead trout during last May’s Jesusita Fire....

SCHOOL BOARD SETS SIGHTS ON FUNDS, BOOSTER CLUBS

Encouraging strides....

DAVID CROSBY ON POLITICS, THE CONSTITUTION AND TEACHING YOUR CHILDREN

Kathy: David, you have been a social activist for years on a national level and also on a local level. In the years you have been involved locally you were instrumental on many issues, for example the stopping of the housing mandate and stopping of the devaluing of land in...

SONGS AND CANDLES LIGHT UP SHORTEST DAY OF YEAR

While blizzards blasted world leaders attending the climate change convention in Copenhagen, great weather was miles away in Solvang — 5,600 miles away to be exact. Revelers gathered around the gazebo on a warm Friday evening in Solvang Park to mark the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the...

JIM LUKSIC’S TOP 10 MOVIES

The best of this year’s cinematic batch – out of nearly 200 witnessed on the silver screen – include a foreign film originally released overseas a year ago, cut-to-the-bone war pictures and a pair of unrivaled sci-fi thrillers. One man’s favorites from 2009:...