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Graham Tatomer of Tatomer Wines Leaves Martian Ranch & Vineyards

Graham Tatomer, a rising star on the American riesling and grüner veltliner scene, has announced that he recently left his post as winemaker for Martian Ranch & Vineyards in Los Alamos, to devote himself full-time to his relatively nascent brand. Read story.

9th ANNUAL AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA BICYCLE RACE RIDING THROUGH SANTA YNEZ VALLEY ON THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014

BACKGROUND: Solvang was an official Amgen Tour of California Host City in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011 for the prestigious Individual Time Trial stage. Read story.

CAMA announces its 96th Concert Season, 2014-2015

INTERNATIONAL SERIES and MASTERSERIES

INTERNATIONAL SERIES at The Granada Theatre 2014-2015 Season Sponsorship provided by SAGE Publications Read story.

Chemistry Professor Receives the 2014 Spiers Memorial Award

UCSB’s Fred Wudl is recognized by Britain’s Royal Society of Chemistry

UC Santa Barbara’s Fred Wudl, a research professor in chemistry and materials engineering, has received the 2014 Spiers Memorial Award for his many innovative developments in the field of organic electroactive materials and plastic electronics. Read story.

Our City, Our Solutions

Who: PODER (People Organized for the Defense and Equal Rights of Santa Barbara Youth) will gather with other organizations, city leaders, and community members, including Pedro Garcia, one of the 11 defendants in opposing the injunction. Read story.

Library Dances Presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “The Gift of the Magi”

Two new dance pieces based on classic tales, performed by State Street Ballet dancers and San Marcos High School students. Read story.

Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians and SYV Youth Recreation Unveil Los Olivos School’s New Tennis Courts

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians held a reception at Los Olivos Elementary School on Wednesday to unveil the campus’ newly renovated, multi-use tennis court facility – a $120,000 project donated through a partnership between the tribe and Santa Ynez Valley Youth Recreation. Read story.

MTD ART CONTEST

Top prize of $500 to be awarded

The Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) is seeking artwork that can be used in various print and electronic publications to promote transit ridership. Read story.

SAVE THE DATE: 2014 DOWNTOWN ART & WINE TOUR

Thursday, May 22nd, 5:30-9:30pm

When it comes to gorgeous art, fabulous wine and great food all in one evening, no one does it better than Downtown Santa Barbara. Read story.

Air Quality Watch Issued for Northern Santa Barbara County

In Effect for the Week; Winds Could Produce Elevated Particle Levels

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District today issued an Air Quality Watch for Northern Santa Barbara County, to be in effect until Saturday morning. Read story.

UCSB Physics Undergrad Ilan Rosen Receives Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Program also recognizes mathematics student Mark Rychnovsky

Two students from UC Santa Barbara’s College of Creative Studies (CCS) have been recognized by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship program. Read story.

ASAP RECEIVES HONORARY RESOLUTIONS FROM COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND STATE LEGISLATURE

The Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP) was the recipient last Friday of two legislative resolutions honoring its 25 years of service to the feline and human residents of Santa Barbara County. Read story.

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Offers Free Weekly Nutrition Classes in Solvang

The public is invited to attend free Nutrition Classes on Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the front conference room at Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital, 2050 Viborg Road in Solvang (enter thru the Physicians Clinic entrance.) Read story.

Introducing the Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend at Bacara Resort

Three-day event to showcase all things culinary in Santa Barbara inspired by the legacy of local resident Julia Child

With miles of rolling vineyards, dozens of farmers and fishermen, nationally-acclaimed artisans and trendy new restaurants, Santa Barbara County is growing into one of the nation’s top up-and-coming culinary destinations. Read story.

Santa Barbara County ADMHS Initiates Mental Health Outreach Program in Carpinteria

Beginning May 8th, the Santa Barbara County Department of Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services (ADMHS) will offer new mental health outreach services in Carpinteria. Read story.

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