Archive » June 23, 2011

PIPING HOT

Vol. 9 Issue 25

The Live Oak Music Festival took place over Father’s Day weekend and brought with it music, food and drink. Something else was in town as well.

ABOUT THE ROUNDABOUT

Public opinion was mixed at a meeting Caltrans in Solvang Wednesday to inform and answer questions about the agency’s proposal to build a roundabout or a traffic signal at the intersection of state highways 154 and 246....

SCHOOL BOARD SAILS STEADY COURSE

With the state budget still at an impasse, the Santa Ynez school board continues its efforts to steer the school to another award-winning year despite the looming financial uncertainty....

COUNTY SPREADS PAIN, SPARES PROGRAMS

“Nobody said it was easy. No one ever said it would be this hard,” goes a song by the British band Coldplay....

FISH ISSUES COMPLICATE WATER DISTRICT'S FUTURE

Looming action on the federal level could mean changes in the way local water districts deal with fisheries issues, including the much-discussed southern steelhead trout. ...

ICE ON ROCKS? SHERIFF BROWN DEFENDS PROGRAM

Federal officials tout Secure Communities as a dragnet for dangerous criminals. They cite statistics to underscore its success: Since 2008, it has removed more than 77,000 criminal illegal immigrants from the U.S., including some 28,000 offenders with prior convictions for serious or violent offenses, such as murder, rape and the...

LETTERS

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A SEAT AT THE TABLE

Savoring Santa Maria: The story of Susie Q’s

Santa Maria-style barbecue (or if you want to be a food nerd, Santa Maria-style grilling) finds strength in simplicity: meat, bread, beans and maybe salsa....

MAKING WAVES ON THE DIAMOND

Squatting in the dirt with fastballs flying toward your face is just a small part of what makes playing catcher on an exceptional softball team fun....