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From its oak-dotted, cow-grazing exterior, the Valley can sometimes look like a sleepy town; but when the sun goes down, the lights go up in t…

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It seems that with every weekend that passes, you’re sure to find a good time in every nook and cranny that makes up the Valley. But throw in …

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As warm weather approaches, nothing sounds more delightful than a nice dip in the pool. Jennifer Graham, of the Chumash Casino Resort, welcome…

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The chill in the air didn’t stop community members from donning their cowboy boots and coats for a roaring good time at Solvang Festival Theat…

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From maple scones and specialty salts to yarn knits and alpaca rugs, artistry comes in many forms in the Santa Ynez Valley. Windmill Valley Nu…

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On April 19, locals were invited to walk, shop, wine and dine at a revitalized Solvang 3rd Wednesday celebration. Barry Prescott led the charg…

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Changes are afoot in the Valley, and many of those changes are delightful on the palate. Undergoing a major rebranding, Terravant Winery Resta…

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Oftentimes, we have no idea the impact we’re going to have on others. Strangers could be profoundly affected by your actions, or perhaps your …

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A small community usually means big personalities shine. But many of the most charitable individuals tend to shy away from the spotlight, whic…

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There was much to boast about at the 2017 Solvang State of the City. Hosted by the Solvang Chamber of Commerce and the City of Solvang at Root…

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It’s no secret that the Santa Ynez Valley is home to several food and wine festivals that draw in visitors year-round. Some may be surprised t…

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There’s nothing quite like a refreshing glass of rosé on a warm afternoon in the Santa Ynez Valley, and lucky for us, local wineries are begin…

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Pinot noir is a varietal done so well in the Santa Ynez Valley, we sometimes forget that it’s also crafted around the world. The World of Pino…

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The Los Olivos Business Organization (LOBO) debuted exciting changes at their recent town mixer. Held at Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company’s n…

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Columnist Danielle Laudon is out of town on business this week. People & Places turns on Feb. 28.

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The first several weeks of the new year can be a serene time. Some might say too serene, as in quiet, for local businesses. That peace and qui…

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Just beyond downtown Los Alamos, past the “bustle” of Bell Street, the Valley stretches into beautiful, grassy lots of land. Down a dirt road,…

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Resolutions. They offer a clean slate. A new “you." Most of us treat the new year like a reset button. When we make resolutions, what helps us…

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“Can I get bacon gravy on the side of that burger, please?” I’m practically drooling as this delectable order is overheard at the counter at S…

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The national anthem. Usually when it’s sung at sports games or community gatherings, there’s a tinge of that "American Idol" feel where the cr…

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There’s something about the month of December -- perhaps it’s the constant call for celebration -- that seems to make everyone crave bubbles. …

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There’s one thing in life that I now know for certain: People can really come together over a good slice of pizza. Only a small crowd seems to…

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