Santa Ynez

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The Santa Ynez Valley community gathered in Solvang this week to discuss traffic issues in the area. Concerns were voiced that various throughways in the area are becoming more congested, and in some cases, unsafe. Santa Barbara County officials have launched a study aimed at improving local roadways.

Courtesy of the Chumash Life YouTube channel

The same architect who helped design the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC is working on a new cultural center and museum coming to the Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County.

April is National Poetry Month at County of SLO Public Libraries. Join Brian Reynolds as he talks with local poet Toni Stern where they explore topics on creativity, inspiration, independent authorship, and the art of poetry. Stern, songwriter for Carole King, examines the breadth and boundaries of family, place, language, and self in her second volume of poetry, As Close As I Can.  

Study: water quality suffers during California's ongoing drought

Jul 21, 2015
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California's drought is not only affecting the quantity of drinking water available, but also the quality.

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The California Highway Patrol said Monday afternoon that an investigation was underway into a Sunday evening car crash that involved singer-songwriter David Crosby of Crosby, Stills, and Nash fame.

The CHP said 46-year-old Jose Jimenez was jogging on Baseline Avenue in Santa Ynez when he was hit just before 6:00 p.m. S

Sergeant Don Clotworthy with the CHP's Buellton office said Crosby, a Santa Ynez resident, was driving a 2015 Tesla sedan at the speed limit (55 mph) and was not driving under the influence of drugs nor alcohol.