Archive » April 7, 2011

FLAG FIGHT

Vol. 9 Issue 14

In a strange turn of events that left many in Orcutt bewildered, Caltrans denied a permit needed to construct a new Veterans’ memorial in Orcutt because it contained the American flag, but new legislation set to go before a California Senate committee on Tuesday, April 12, might save the project.

THE BALANCING ACT OF THE COUNTY

The Board of Supervisors will soon begin the contentious once-every-decade process of redrawing district boundaries to come up with an even number of voters in each of its five districts without a political slant....

SUPERVISORS EXPLORE COST-CUTTING DEPARTMENT CONSOLIDATION

A step toward consolidating county departments appeared on the near horizon after Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday....

CALIFORNIA OUT OF DROUGHT, NOT OUT OF WATER CRISIS

This winter the skies opened up and water poured down on California’s parched ground. With rainfall averaging well above normal and snow packed higher than a five-story building in some places, it could be tempting to imagine the state’s water woes are well behind. ...

LETTERS

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FOR ALPACAS, A SHEAR DELIGHT

The day is scorching, yet they are still wearing 5-pound coats of one of the warmest, lightweight, naturally waterproof organic fibers there is....