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Would you want this in the Valley?

Vol. 9 Issue 33

Dudley, do right

Why is Joyce Dudley, Santa Barbara County DA, sitting on a package of felony election code violations strongly recommended for prosecution by the State of California Secretary of State’s Election Fraud Investigation Unit? ...

A guide to Solvang’s rate increase

Mailboxes all over Solvang are due for a special delivery, one that many residents might not want. As early as this weekend, Solvang residents could start receiving notices of a proposed water rate increase in their town....

Supes greenlight energy upgrade loans

A year after county officials considered dropping it, a program that allows homeowners to make energy improvements is now available to Santa Barbara County residents....

School considers food for thought

In what Bruce Porter, Santa Ynez Valley Union High School board member, teased was the shortest meeting in history Tuesday, several important matters were covered....

What are we going to do when the Santa Ynez Valley’s well runs dry?

In 2009, with adoption of the Santa Ynez Valley Community Plan, a communal sigh of relief was heard. ...

  • By Cathie McHenry and Carol Herrera, Guest Columnists
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First Street for fine produce

The first thing to hit the senses is the earthy aroma of fresh peaches, the sweet scent of strawberries or the light breezy perfume of newly picked flowers. It simply depends on which end of the block is chosen to start the journey....

A Seat at The Table

A tasty, civil war goes whole hog

Aug. 13 was a cloudless day in the Valley. Out beyond Los Olivos, where Zaca Canyon Road runs into Foxen Canyon Road, the sun burned in the midday sky....