Ray Ford

Solstice 2010 — A Carnival Celebration

Loud, Raucous, Joyful, Colorful and Never-ending Fun Makes for a Perfect Parade

Normally I’m not at a loss for words but I’m still in awe after enjoying an afternoon of dazzling color, feathered costumes, aerobatic dancing, loud music, intense drum beats (and lots of them), tons of energy-sapping routines and loads of fun. In other words, just another spectacular Solstice Saturday. The images tell the story.

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Mandatory Evacuation Called for Fire Zones in Santa Barbara County

Heavy rains expected Tuesday-Thursday; debris flows feared.

Cannabis Farmer Gets Over $1 Million Insurance Payout

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