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Also Inside This Issue

On the Ranch


View of the Valley

Cachuma Lake fishing report

1,400 acres: What elected officials say about fee to trust

It's Just My Opinion
County politics and redistricting


Hattie Feazelle


Crime on Land in Federal Trust
Chumash Casino

Draft Mitigation/Cooperative Agreement proposed
Santa Ynez Chumash Casino tribe and Santa Barbara County

Eatery has locals running to help

Adventures of a Kansas farm boy

Pirates power on in pre-season play

Golf & Travel
Santa Maria Inn and Golf

Citizen Participation

Sheriff's Blotter

Life Gets Better • You’re not getting older – really

Healthy Geezer


Agnolotti filled with ricotta and spinach


Sudoku Solution

Furry Friends
Adopt a pet in need today!

Business Directory

Notice to Readers

Order’s up

Vol. 9 Issue 37

Times they are a changin’ at the Red Barn. As one of Santa Ynez’s cornerstone restaurants, the Red Barn has made its home at the Edison and Sagunto Street intersection for the better part of a century.

Smart meters go before council

The Solvang City Council decided Monday night to send a letter to California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) asking them to allow a no-cost, opt-out program for people who wanted their smart meters removed....

Clean sweep for Buellton provider

Buellton will spend $8,000 more annually for street-sweeping services after awarding a contract to an Arroyo Grande company, which was the low bidder among two companies. ...

SB County reaches ‘huge’ pact with unit

As one public official put it, Santa Barbara County and its largest employee union reached a “huge, huge deal,” one slated to save the county $24.3 million – but not everyone is thrilled. ...

School at the top and bottom, concurrently

By California state standards, it ranks in the top 10% of schools across the state, even when compared to similar schools – but by the punitive federal guidelines, it’s failing....

What do you think?

As Republican candidates vie to upset Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election, the Journal asked registered Republican voters who would be the party’s strongest candidate against Obama and why. We also asked what is the most important issue facing the country today and how their candidate would handle it...

Searching for life

The dark shadow of aftermath looms heavy in the morning air as search dogs pace, eager to begin the task of converting hope into promise, of finding life below the rubble....

Brothers in football’s family

Technically it’s a football team, but first and foremost, it’s family....