• Business

    First Bank opens new office

    First Bank and the Solvang Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting and reception Dec. 6 to celebrate the bank’s new location at The Merkantile shopping center in Solvang. Karen Bowker, First Bank’s assistant vice [...]
  • Lifestyle

    Storm water tip of the month

    From Buellton city staff Remember, only rain down the storm drain. Report non-emergency spills, discharges or illegal sewer connections to the Buellton Public Works Department or the Santa Barbara County Project Clean Water. To conserve [...]
  • Arts & Nonprofits

    Gaviota film screening at the Wildling Jan. 27

    Staff Report The Wildling Museum will screen Gaviota: The End of Southern California on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. Learn about our own coastline and what the impact of further development could result in. [...]
  • Arts & Nonprofits

    Buellton Rotary, PHP team up to collect coats

    Staff Report In the weeks leading up to Christmas, the Buellton Rotary Club and People Helping People joined to promote, collect, and deliver coats to local parents and their children. With winter bringing cold weather [...]

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Horses need special care after Thomas Fire’s smoke

January 12, 2018

By Drs. John Madigan and David Wilson UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine   The Thomas Fire has exposed humans and animals to unhealthy air containing wildfire smoke and particulates. These particulates can build up […]

Agriculture & Equine

‘Equine Expo’ hopes to plan for disaster

January 4, 2018

By Victoria Martinez Santa Ynez Valley Star   When the Thomas Fire and other disasters strike, the community quickly comes together to meet not only the human but also the animal needs throughout the Santa […]

Agriculture & Equine

English or Western? Saddle types explained

December 26, 2017

By Jessica Schley If you’ve lived in the valley long enough, chances are you’ve seen a horseback rider or two. You can often pick a horse person out of a crowd at El Rancho Market […]

Arts & Nonprofit

Arts & Nonprofits

Gaviota film screening at the Wildling Jan. 27

January 21, 2018

Staff Report The Wildling Museum will screen Gaviota: The End of Southern California on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. Learn about our own coastline and what the impact of further development could result in. […]

Arts & Nonprofits

Popular Los Olivos series features organist Thomas Joyce on Jan. 27

January 21, 2018

Staff Report The public is invited to attend the 38th annual Santa Ynez Valley Classical Music Series featuring renowned artists performing at St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church located at 2901 Nojoqui Avenue in Los Olivos. The 2017-18 series continues on Saturday, […]

Arts & Nonprofits

Buellton Rotary, PHP team up to collect coats

January 21, 2018

Staff Report In the weeks leading up to Christmas, the Buellton Rotary Club and People Helping People joined to promote, collect, and deliver coats to local parents and their children. With winter bringing cold weather […]

Events

Arts & Nonprofits

Gaviota film screening at the Wildling Jan. 27

January 21, 2018

Staff Report The Wildling Museum will screen Gaviota: The End of Southern California on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. Learn about our own coastline and what the impact of further development could result in. […]

Arts & Nonprofits

Popular Los Olivos series features organist Thomas Joyce on Jan. 27

January 21, 2018

Staff Report The public is invited to attend the 38th annual Santa Ynez Valley Classical Music Series featuring renowned artists performing at St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church located at 2901 Nojoqui Avenue in Los Olivos. The 2017-18 series continues on Saturday, […]

Business

Julefest combines new events, old traditions

January 21, 2018

Staff Report With “A Danish Tradition” as the celebration’s theme, Solvang sparkled once again during the 2017 Julefest. “Solvang is all about traditions. We don’t look like modern Denmark. We carry on the traditions handed […]

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