Archive » December 16, 2010

LAST SHOT

Vol. 8 Issue 50

In a ceremony held on Monday night, the Solvang City Council said goodbye to one long-standing member and hello to a newcomer.

SHERIFF LOST KEY BATTLE, BUT CONTINUES FIGHT FOR NEW JAIL

Despite the now-or-never tenor of Sheriff Bill Brown’s defeated campaign for Measure S, a half-percent sales tax to pay for a new jail near Santa Maria, the county’s top cop is still pushing for a proposal to build and operate a new facility in the North County. To that end,...

GLOOMY ECONOMIC OUTLOOK PROPELS HIRING FREEZE

Confronting a projected budget deficit of $60 million for the 2011 fiscal year, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors imposed a hiring freeze that will be overseen by the newly elected county CEO Chandra Waller. ...

NEW SCHOOL BOARD SWORN IN

New Santa Ynez Union High School District board members Marc Owens, Kyle Abello and Jerry Swanitz were sworn in Tuesday during an agenda-packed meeting....

WITH RHYMES AND FINANCIAL FORECASTS, FORBES UNSURPASSED

With the expressive animation you might expect from an actor, Robert Forbes, President of ForbesLife, sat on a pillow in the little garden of the Storyteller Children’s Center, reading his books of illustrated poems to a group of captivated toddlers....

STUDENT-ATHLETE A CHIP OFF THE OL' BLOCK

Ask any of his coaches and they will tell you to watch out for his smile: Santa Ynez senior Travis Porter is a lot tougher than he looks....