Archive » May 5, 2011

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Vol. 9 Issue 18

April 30 marked the 24th annual Datsun Roadster Classic car show in Solvang. First Street was shut down from Mission Drive to Copenhagen Drive, and both sides were lined with cars from the brand that would eventually become Nissan.

Trailer fire

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WALMART EXPANSION CLEARS FINAL HURDLE

The Lompoc City Council on Tuesday night unanimously denied an appeal of a 41,333-square-foot store expansion by Walmart, clearing the way for one of the city’s most contentious development projects since the retailer came to town in 1993....

BUELLTON BOWLING ALLEY PLAN HITS SNAG

Enthusiasm ran high for the prospect of a new bowling alley in Buellton at the city Redevelopment Agency’s April 28 meeting. Agency members, who double as council members, embraced the idea of a 16-lane entertainment center. But when Buellton residents Calisse and Ben Courtney requested a $1.5 million loan to...

AVIDLY WORKING TO GET KIDS INTO COLLEGE

Starting as a plan to help students coming from families with no previous college attendees, it bloomed into a program to assists teachers and students campus-wide achieve college readiness....

JOYFUL REFLECTIONS - A MOTHER'S STORY

The last things I remember before succumbing to anesthesia are the fetal heart monitor going flat and the doctor snapping “turn that thing off.”...

AN ARTISTIC ATHLETE

Showing up the first day of practice, tall, lanky and dressed in a black T-shirt and jeans, he admits with a smile, he hadn’t a clue what to expect....