Archive » December 23, 2010

SILENT NIGHT

Vol. 8 Issue 51

TIDES CHANGING AT WATER DISTRICT

The swearing in of three new board members in Santa Ynez is the final step in securing a new majority on the Santa Ynez River Water Conservation District Improvement District One (ID1)...

COUNTY SUPERVISOR SAYS SHORTFALL REQUIRES TOUGH CUTS

With Santa Barbara County facing an unprecedented $90 million shortfall, newly elected 5th District Supervisor Steve Lavagnino didn’t have to be asked what would be his first order of business when he joins the board in January....

MAKING BEST OF HARD TIMES, ORCUTT CLOSES MAY GRISHAM

With declining enrollment, increasing costs and smaller state allotments in their budgets, the changes taking place in the Orcutt Unified School District may set the lead for other local districts to follow. ...

GUN SHOP OWNER AIMS TO BE ON TARGET

Gabriele Santi thought opening up a gun store in Santa Ynez was a long shot....

A SEAT AT THE TABLE

Valley bakery just wants one shot

Somewhere in antiquity, the timeless trifecta of meat, cheese and bread was created. And because the earliest archeological evidence of cheese production popped up more than 4,000 years ago, it seems a pretty safe bet that this classic has been around for a very long time....

WHERE CHILDREN LOVE TO LEARN

“Bah, humbug,” may be all Scrooge has to say when it comes to paying tuition, but for Family School parents, the wealth of benefits their kids receive is well worth the price....

LONG WAY BACK FOR KING OF THE COURT

It was a wet and rainy night, but Hailey King was eager to get on the court, to give her best in the game against Dos Pueblos. The basketball superstar jumped up to shoot a basket as a key player on the Pirate team, but she landed wrong –...