Archive » June 16, 2011

OFF THEY GO

Vol. 9 Issue 24

Endings can be as sad as beginnings can be scary, but for Santa Ynez Valley students it was a day – and an achievement – worthy of celebration.

COUNTY SUPERVISORS TACKLE BUDGET

Sheriff Bill Brown kept a poker face as he told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday that since his election in 2006, he believes he has “been presiding over the systematic dismantling of the Sheriff’s Department.”...

TOUGH BUDGET DECISIONS VEX SOLVANG

The Solvang City Council meeting on Monday night began with much praise, even being dubbed “a night of accolades,” by Mayor Jim Richardson but descended into a wrestling match with the budget....

SANTA YNEZ EXPLORES FUTURE PARKING

Numancia Street became the center of discussion at a recent public workshop on parking and potential public rights-of-way abandonments in downtown Santa Ynez....

LETTERS

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ROYAL VISIT SWEEPS THROUGH SOLVANG

A visit, months in the making, came to fruition June 11 to much fanfare and festivity as Henrik, His Royal Highness the Prince Consort of Denmark, greeted hundreds of people at Solvang Park for his birthday celebration....

AS SEASONS GO, THIS WAS A HOME RUN

With a young team it’s hard to know what to expect, but what ended up happening was beyond any of their expectations....

COMMENTARY: ROUNDABOUT ON HIGHWAY 246

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is responsible for, and committed to providing all users with a safe transportation system. Our primary mission is to maintain the state highway system in a safe and efficient manner and to construct safety improvements that will provide benefits to the communities we serve....