Archive » March 24, 2011

SIGN OF SPRING

Vol. 9 Issue 12

Without hesitation, he says academics are more important than athletics, but the smile that slips across his face as he talks about schools where he could do both, just might be telling another story.

SOLVANG COUNCIL REDEFINES GOALS

On Tuesday, the Solvang city council took on the task of reviewing the goals set for the city. Most of the city’s major goals remain intact but many objectives inside those goals where changed, while others where deleted and even a few new ones added....

COUNTY LEADERS EXPLORE PENSION REFORM

The raging debate over public employee salary and benefits has swelled across a nation still wobbly from the Great Recession, prompting proposed reforms that range from tepid tinkering of the retirement system to the outright elimination of collective bargaining for public employees....

A HISTORY OF SORTS WITHIN MUSEUM'S WALLS

Located across the beach at Pershing Park, next to the fabled baseball field, the Carriage and Western Art Museum of Santa Barbara has a wide array of equestrian memorabilia dating back to the mid-1800s that one wouldn’t expect to find in a coastal town....

LETTERS

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JOEY APPLESEED COMES TO TOWN

Not next year but the following one, he challenges – maybe even dares – the students to each leave an apple core on their teacher’s desk. “Wouldn’t that be grand?” he asks, with the broadest of smiles....

GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT

It may have been raining, it may have been cold and it may have been overcast, but none of that got in the way of hundreds hungering for a good time in Solvang....