Archive » July 21, 2011

Fair-feathered friends

Vol. 9 Issue 29

“I think I need a shower,” said my wife, as we flopped down on our couch after seven straight hours of roaming the Santa Barbara County Fair. I knew what she meant.

Pension reform on way to ballot

Last May, state assemblyman Allan Mansoor, R-Costa Mesa, introduced legislation that would have curtailed collective bargaining rights. It came as no surprise to politicos, which on a party line vote, the Assembly Committee on Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security swiftly smashed it. ...

School strives for dollars and sense

From bizarre budgeting to joining forces with a Danish business school, the school board continued the work of keeping the high school top-notch with waning funds and growing uncertainty. The Santa Ynez Valley Union High School Board met first in closed session Tuesday to discuss contract negotiations with certified, classified and...

Buellton supports Smart Meter opt-out option

Buellton joined the growing list of local governments asking the state to allow residents to opt out of having high-tech Smart Meters, which have sparked fears about harmful radiation and loss of privacy....

Watch out, Hollywood

What, are you crazy? It’s junior high after all, no one is going to volunteer during mandatory drama class – especially the boys. Torrey Drake was no different than any of his peers, at least for the first 10 minutes or so....

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Big day for Old Orcutt

There may have been a time in recent history when Orcutt could have been referred to as a sleepy little town, but no more. ...