Thursday Sep 11
Santa Barbara Independent
Standing Sun Makes Wine-Music Party
As a preservation architect on the East Coast, John Wright restored old farmhouses into comfortable homes. Upon coming to the West Coast with his wife - soap opera star Laura Wright, who left the New York-based Guiding Light series for General Hospital in Los Angeles - Wright discovered that restoration wasn't in particular demand, but found some similarities in making wine.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Santa Barbara Independent
Winemaker Loses Right Hand in Harvest Accident
To veteran winemaker Bruno D'Alfonso, the screams exploding from the neighboring winery were eerily familiar, reminiscent of a sailing trip many years ago to Santa Cruz Island with his former boss, Richard Sanford, when their first mate got his hand crushed between the anchor chain and winch. "It was the same sound coming from Chris Bratcher's area," said D'Alfonso of what happened Tuesday morning, September 2. "But it was sustained.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
County Public Works Plans Revolutionary Change in the Way We Handle Our Waste
Our trash isn't going away. Neither is our increasing knowledge of the effects trash has on our community nor the higher state standards that we have to meet while handling our trash in the future.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Tobacco Sales to Minors at All-Time Low
Recent undercover operations in Santa Barbara County show an encouraging trend with countywide sales of tobacco products to youth declining.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Labor Day Weekend Wine Fun Part 1
Wine fun to the max, pour a taste or a glass from 52 bottles along the Wine Wall at Avant in Buellton! Wine fun to the max, pour a taste or a glass from 52 bottles along the Wine Wall at Avant in Buellton! If you're kicking back this Labor Day weekend with wine pursuits in mind, grab a glass and check out these ideas.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
CHP Schedules 'Start Smart' Driving Class in Buellton
The Buellton office of the California Highway Patrol has announced there are openings available for the next Start Smart classes scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Santa Barbara Studio Artists Open Their Doors to Visitors for Annual Tour
Santa Barbara Studio Artists, from left, Nance Cole, Ruth Ellen Hoag, Holli Harmon, Laurie MacMillan, Diane Giles, Marlene Struss and Wayne Hoffman at the opening reception for the 2014 Open Studios Tour at Corridan Gallery.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
The barn that was used for the original Sanford and Benedict Winery
We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Continuing DUI Enforcement
CONTINUING DUI ENFORCEMENT SUMMER/LABOR DAY AVOID CAMPAIGN Avoid the 12 DUI Task Force Reminds Everyone to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Santa Barbara, CA - The National Summer/Labor Day Anti-DUI crackdown arrest update: From 12:01 AM Friday August 15, 2014 through Midnight Wednesday August 20, 2014 officers representing 12 county law enforcement ... (more)
DUI Checkpoint in Buellton on Saturday
The Buellton Area of the California Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety/driver license checkpoint on Saturday, August 23, 2014, within the unincorporated area of Santa Barbara County near Buellton.
Man Seriously Hurt in Rollover Crash Near Buellton
A driver suffered serious injuries Thursday afternoon when his vehicle left the roadway and overturned on Highway 101 south of Buellton, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Fishing Fleets Search for Squid Off Santa Barbara Shores
Bright lights seen off the shores of Santa Barbara signify the return of squid-fishing fleets locally, a common occurrence in recent years but still a bit unusual, experts say.