Archive » June 10, 2010

JAZZIN' IT UP

Vol. 8 Issue 23


It was the Los Olivos Jazz and Olive Festival and more than 600 people joined in the fun on Saturday. Even in a down economy the attendance topped last year, with all of the $40 tickets selling out before day’s end. The festival is a big fundraiser for the Los Olivos Rotary Club, but it is also a huge draw for tourists.

DUDLEY AMONG PRIMARY WINNERS

The Santa Barbara County Registrar of Voters expected roughly 35-40 percent of the county’s 192,127 voters to voice their opinions this election. On Wednesday, Chief Deputy Registrar of voters Billie Alvarez said about 19,699 absentee and provisional ballots remain to be counted. The near-final count of vote-by-mail ballots confirmed what...

SUPES GRAPPLE WITH BUDGET

During the first of three budget hearings, several county departments discussed steep cuts they’d have to make to help the Board of Supervisors plug a $44.3 million budget gap. But it was the Sheriff’s Department that laid out the most woeful scenario. ...

FARMERS POISED FOR STAY BEFORE RULES CHANGE

Only months ago, the rules governing water runoff from agriculture were on the brink of changing and the debate surrounding those changes seemed ready to boil over, but a new recommendation from staff has brought it down to a simmer. ...

HIKERS BRAVE HEAT TO CELEBRATE TRAILS


It was the first time that the Santa Ynez Valley has been an official participant in the event, with walking events in Solvang and Buellton, as well as hiking near Los Olivos. ...