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Central Coast residents in the 'Goldilocks' zone

Most of the Central Coast resides in the Goldilocks Zone, not too cold and not too hot but about just right. One way to tell is to look at how…

August 30, 2015 6:30 am(0)

Templeton Livestock Market a casualty of change

For 14 years, Randy and Beth Baxley ran the Templeton Livestock Market, a sales yard that united buyers and sellers for live auctions.

August 30, 2015 6:00 am(0)

Last of the Cowboys: Cattle ranchers a dying breed

Last of the Cowboys: Cattle ranchers a dying breed

From a grassy bluff Fred Chamberlin looks out over fallow farmland and grazing cattle. He points toward the horizon, a view that's changed ove…

August 30, 2015 6:00 am Photos

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Providing affordable housing — or not

One way to provide affordable housing is to include some units for lower-income buyers in new developments. That way there would be no ghettos…

August 30, 2015 3:30 am(0)

Building a better California

How do you react when your seventh-grader brings home a report card with several Fs, a few Ds and a handful of Cs?

August 30, 2015 3:30 am(0)

Ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opens new SMHS building

Ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opens new SMHS building

Santa Maria High School officially welcomed its newest building Saturday morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house. 

August 30, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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GALLERY: Chamberlin celebration of life

GALLERY: Chamberlin celebration of life

A celebration of life for Willy Chamberlin, a legendary Los Olivos cattle rancher and one-time county supervisor.

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American Agri-Women visit Solvang on cross-country tour

American Agri-Women visit Solvang on cross-country tour

Members of American Agri-Women, the nation’s largest coalition of farm, ranch and agribusiness women, stopped in Solvang on Friday while celeb…

August 29, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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Leaders of the new year

Leaders of the new year

If you are a current or prospective Hancock College student with questions about the college, be on the lookout this year for six students in …

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GALLERY: New Orleans Before and After

GALLERY: New Orleans Before and After

When Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Gulf Coast nearly 10 years ago, it left a mammoth trail of damage in its wake. Flooding caused by b…

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New senior center director named

New senior center director named

Ellen Albertoni, left, has been named the new Executive Director of the Solvang Senior Center. Albertoni has been assisting at the center on a…

August 28, 2015 12:57 pm(0)

Buellton denies appeal in Airbnb debate

The Buellton City Council struck down an appeal Thursday that would have allowed short term vacation rentals within city limits.

August 28, 2015 12:53 pm(0)

Power outage prompts three-day weekend at SYV High School

Santa Ynez Valley Union High School students received an unexpected three-day weekend when a power outage prompted district officials to cance…

August 28, 2015 9:17 am(0)

Day-tripping to Orcutt

Day-tripping to Orcutt

For those who enjoy the finer things in life, visiting the Central Coast is truly an adventure. For the past 15 years my family and friends ha…

August 28, 2015 6:30 am(0)

Solvang man arrested after fight with CHP officer and high-speed pursuit

Solvang man arrested after fight with CHP officer and high-speed pursuit

A California Highway Patrol officer was injured Thursday afternoon while attempting to take a Solvang man into custody during a traffic stop a…

August 27, 2015 5:30 pm(1)

Motorcyclist sustains 'major injuries' in head-on collision on Hwy. 154

Motorcyclist sustains 'major injuries' in head-on collision on Hwy. 154

A motorcyclist sustained major injuries Thursday afternoon after colliding head-on with a pickup truck on Highway 154 near Edison Street, coun…

August 27, 2015 4:01 pm(0)

Looking up to get a real jolt

You’ve probably driven by the Windset Farms operation on Black Road. It’s where tomatoes and cucumbers grow.

August 27, 2015 2:02 pm(0)

Central Coast cities help state meet water goals for second month

Central Coast cities help state meet water goals for second month

For a second consecutive month, cities in northern Santa Barbara County have chipped in to help California exceed mandated water savings.

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Record high set in Santa Maria; SYV in triple digits

Record high set in Santa Maria; SYV in triple digits

Santa Maria saw a record-high temperature of 91 degrees Thursday as a heat wave swept through the region, and hot weather is expected Friday as well.

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