North County News

News from the Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Los Alamos, Santa Maria, Cuyama, and other points north.

Chumash Want More Gamblers and Guests

Santa Ynez Valley tribe may add 215 hotel rooms and 60,000 square feet of casino space. Read story.

Originally published 3:30 p.m., March 27, 2014
Updated 12:00 p.m., April 3, 2014

Santa Ynez Valley Journal Accuses DA of Inaction

Mysterious article in Nancy Crawford-Hall’s newspaper strongly refuted by Dudley and Secretary of State’s Office. Read story.

Originally published 6:00 a.m., August 20, 2011
Updated 3:00 p.m., August 22, 2011

Mattei's Tavern Almost Designated Historic Landmark

he County Historic Landmarks Advisory Commission made a resolution on 9/13 to designate Mattei’s Tavern a historic landmark. Read story.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Trail Mix

First Annual Trails Day in Santa Ynez Valley to feature guided hikes, tours, and nature walks through the area’s geographic gems. Read story.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Volunteer Day at Santa Inés Mission Mills

The event will provide an opportunity to preview Solvang’s new State Park. Read story.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Fess Parker Enterprises Sells Camp Four to Chumash

Questions linger around plans for the 1,390-acre property. Read story.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

How the Irish Saved Mission Santa Ines

Why Ireland’s Capuchin Franciscans went west 100 years ago. Read story.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Water Skirmish

Santa Ynez water agency withdraws its opposition to the ‘double barrel’ project. Read story.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Volunteer Day at Santa Inés Mission Mills

The event will provide an opportunity to preview Solvang’s new State Park. Read story.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Chumash Reinstated at American Indian Health & Services

Dispute over Coastal Band’s status led to 2006 ouster, which was overturned this month. Read story.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mattei’s Tavern Nominated as Historic Landmark

The Santa Ynez Valley Alliance seeks acknowledgment of the property's historical merit. Read story.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Beckmen Vineyards Crafts Santa Ynez's Rh'ne Home

Beckmen's Purisima Mountain Vineyard expresses the county's roots. Read story.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Valley Voyage

2009 Santa Ynez Valley Artists' Studio Tour gives Santa Barbarans a sneak peak at the Valley's art scene. Read story.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

CHP Officer Killed in Motorcycle Crash

San Marcos High grad Jarrod Martinez, 30, dies while on duty in October 29 Santa Ynez Valley crash. Read story.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Santa Ynez Strategizes to Keep Ag and Urban Land Separate

When one heads north on Highway 154 toward Los Olivos, it takes 20 minutes or so to finally clear the windy pass Read story.

Thursday, October 8, 2009
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