Archive » June 9, 2011

HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT

Vol. 9 Issue 23

Humans are more or less given to irrationality. It is not to say odd-defying behavior hasnít served a purpose. After all, facing mastodons with sharp sticks, sailing canoes to distant lands or attempting to discover which mushrooms are delicious and which are deadly might not be the sanest of endeavors.

SUPES SCRUTINIZE DRILLING TECHNIQUE

Hydraulic fracturing has been a widely used oil- and gas-drilling technique, but it has alarmed local residents, who on Tuesday urged the Board of Supervisors to do everything in its power to restrict companies using a procedure that purportedly pollutes the air and contaminates groundwater. ...

SCHOOL TAKES STEPS TOWARD BIG REPAIRS

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OLD SANTA YNEZ DAY TO SHINE ON SATURDAY

Hundreds of people were expected to converge in downtown Santa Ynez on Saturday to celebrate the rich history of the rustic town. The 49th annual Old Santa Ynez Day celebration sponsored by the Elks Lodge 2640 and Rio Vista Chevrolet will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. ...

TEACHERS FETED FOR TURNING LIVES AROUND

Itís the kind of problem every county should face Ė a pool of teachers that is so deep, selecting only one for top honors seems too difficult....

JAZZ AND OLIVES TAKE CENTER STAGE

What better place to hold an olive festival than Los Olivos? Thatís just what happened on June 4 when the Los Olivos Rotary Club brought back the Los Olivos Jazz and Olive Festival for another year....

THIS YEAR, TRAILS GET A WHOLE WEEK

The goal of National Trails Day, held on the first Saturday of June, is to get people out and exploring their own backyards....