Archive » September 1, 2011

Ready for takeoff

Vol. 9 Issue 35

The Santa Maria airport is no stranger to jet aircraft, as anyone who lives in its flight path can attest.

Town Hall meeting draws hundreds

It is a story that has prompted head-shaking among many Valley residents. It is also a stark reality that has property owners who live near the $250 million Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Riverside County in an uproar. ...

Buellton council approves streetscape plans

A streetscape plan six years in the making cleared the Buellton City Council hurdle on Aug. 25, paving the way for traffic safety and circulation improvements on Highway 246 between Palm Way and Avenue of Flags....

Struggling with loss doesn’t have to be losing proposition

Sometimes grief is complicated....

Shadow supervisor

Everyone is now aware of the highly politicized Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors struggle over the redistricting plan. A number of thoughtful plans were submitted. Doreen Farr, backed by Salud Carbajal and Janet Wolf, won the day. The prize was Isla Vista. ...

Land in ‘trust’ – make your voices heard!

On Aug. 26, a coalition of citizen groups sponsored a Town Hall Meeting (visit www.polosyv.org). This meeting was to update community members on the ramifications of land in “federal trust.” For those of you just tuning in, on June 1 the Santa Ynez Band (Chumash Casino) presented the Santa Barbara...

‘Cooperative agreement:’ An introduction

Several members of the Santa Ynez Valley community, including No More Slots, have asked me to review a “cooperative agreement” presented to the Santa Barbara County and Board of Supervisors. It is being presented by the tribe in an attempt to obtain support for the transfer of 1,400 acres...

Rollin’ by the windmills

Every year, the Solvang Wheels ’n’ Windmills car show brings hundreds of cars and thousands of people to downtown Solvang, but it also brings along something else – the desire to give back to the community. ...

Shooting stars and volleyball wonders

As life-long friends whose interests mirror each other, they share a passion, zest and enthusiasm for the game – all while keeping a keen eye on their futures....