Archive » February 17, 2011

NOT BY BREAD ALONE

Vol. 9 Issue 7

There are few things I like better than the smell of fresh-baked bread. There is something about walking into your house after a long day of work and being overwhelmed with the warm aroma of a nearly ready loaf.

PUBLIC TO TAKE ON WATER RATES

The future of Solvang’s water rates will ultimately be determined by the city’s people and how much input is given will directly affect the outcome of a process of evaluating the city’s water rates. ...

BOARD OF SUPES EXPLORES COUNTY PENSION REFORM

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday heard for the first time from an advisory commission created to offer solutions to make the public pension system solvent. ...

ID1 ADDRESSES EPA CHANGES

The Journal recently reported on a story about possible changes to drinking water standards proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency....

TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION RALLIES OVER SALARIES, BENEFITS

A local taxpayer advocacy group took to the steps of the County Administration Building on Monday, calling on county leaders to cut “unsustainable” salaries and benefits for public employees to help close a yawning budget deficit....

SANTA YNEZ SCHOOL BOARD POISED TO FACE 'BRUTAL' CUTS

In a lengthy meeting, Santa Ynez Valley High School Board members explored everything from awards that students and faculty earned, to ways to be more visiable to the community, to how they will handle the projected cuts the district may face if Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget and Proposition...

AND SO THE AMGEN TOUR BEGINS

It’s been a long time coming, but the route taken by the Amgen Tour of California riders when they come to Solvang is finally official. ...