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ON THE RANCH

FEES LIKELY GOING UP AT CACHUMA LAKE
Fees going up in part to pay for efforts to keep quagga mussels out

NEWS BRIEFS

COUNTY BUDGET HEARINGS CONTINUE
County's costs of contributing to retirement plan will likely jump

KIDS WAIT FOR HEALTH CARE
Funding is needed to offer services to more kids

AIRPORT BUILDING ADDITION APPROVED
U.S. Forest Service building addition ok'd

HOW TO FIGHT SENIOR CITIZEN ID THEFT
County services offer year-round informational meetings

OVER THE HILL BRIEFS

IT'S JUST MY OPINION
Geithner's failure to pay taxes

LETTERS

BUSINESS BRIEFS

VALLEY SCENE

CAPTURING NATURE THROUGH A LENS
A local photographer

VALLEY CHARITY BRINGS HOPE TO CHILDREN
Helping children in third world countries

A & E BRIEFS

ELVERHOJ MUSEUM BRINGS 'LOVE'
An exhibit of works

MUSEUM SHOW GARMENTS FROM LONG AGO
Clothes from the 19th and 20th century

EDUCATION BRIEFS

CAL GRANTS HELP FAMILIES
Making college within reach

WINTER HOMECOMING, A TRADITION CELEBRATED
A homecoming celebration

OUR OWN BACKYARD
You can create a haven for birds

GOLF & TRAVEL
Camp Creek and the WaterColor Inn

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION

POLICE BLOTTER

HEALTHY GEEZER

BOOKWORM
A review of 'Bones of Betrayal'

WORD SEARCH
Happy Valentine's Day

RECIPE
Strawberries Dipped in Chocolate

EVENTS

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

WORD SEARCH SOLUTION

CLASSIFIEDS

HOROSCOPES

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

FURRY FRIENDS
Adopt a pet in need today!

Vol. 7 Issue 7

PAPPAS TRIAL BEGINS

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WILDLIFE SAFETY COMMUNITY MEETING POSTPONED

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS

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EDUCATION BRIEFS

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JUDGE LIMITS EVIDENCE IN PAPPAS HEARING

Judge says he will not consider the 3-day rule

The first official courtroom proceedings to take place in the post-election legal battle between 3rd District Supervisor Doreen Farr and opponent candidate Steve Pappas was resolved partially in favor of Farr’s legal team on Feb. 9. ...

CITY STAFF BALANCES SOLVANG'S BUDGET

Solvang adjusts its 2008-09 fiscal year budget

In light of a budget shortfall totaling more than a quarter million dollars, the city of Solvang has adjusted its 2008-09 fiscal year budget to come out on top of the downside of its economic woes. ...

BUELLTON EMBRACES SMART GROWTH CONCEPTS

Planning Commission looking forward to planning 'smart'

In light of the ongoing Regional Housing Allocation Assessment process, the Buellton Planning Commission made it clear at its Feb. 5 meeting that it was looking forward by planning “smart” growth. ...

NO FESTIVAL AT CHAMBERLIN'S

Ag Preserve shoots down festival

The idea of holding a Burning Man-like festival outside Los Olivos did not go over well with the county’s Agriculture Preserve committee, which shot down the idea Feb. 6. ...

TIPS TO ENJOY AND SURVIVE THE TOUR OF CALIFORNIA

Amgen tour tips

Santa Ynez Valley residents will host several hundred professional cyclists, their support teams and thousands of spectators for the third straight year when the Amgen Tour of California hosts a time trial in Solvang Feb. 20. ...

CAMINO REAL HOTEL PROJECT APPROVED

A new hotel is in the works for Goleta

A new hotel is in the works for Goleta following approval of Camino Real Hotel on a 3-2 vote at the last city council meeting. ...

EDUCATORS WEIGH SCHOOLS, SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS

After an address on various failings of public schools, a day-long conference on “Accountability in K-12 Education: Where Do We Go From Here?” took place Feb 9 at UCSB. ...

WINE TASTING, COWBOY-STYLE

New valley business

W ine tasting in the valley has become routine, and it takes some creative thinking to design a new experience in tasting. ...

SENIORS PARTY HAWAIIAN-STYLE IN SOLVANG AT PROM

Youth ministry puts on prom for seniors

Solvang was sprinkled with love during a grand affair given as a gift to local senior citizens by a group of valley kids filled with the spirit of aloha. ...