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Posted on September 8 at 12:52 p.m.

My perception is that the quality of the crafts and art in general at the Sunday show is not nearly as high as 15 or 20 years ago. Lots of schlocky stuff. Be that as it may, I'm happy it's there and that local craftspeople are able to make a living as a result.

As for it not being "private"--well, that might be technically true, but not realistically. Sales proceeds go into the pockets of the vendors. Sure they pay fees for the privilege of setting up on a public walkway, but they're in business for profit, not creating a public service. All businesses pay business taxes and other fees, they're part of the cost of doing business.

If there are actually funds from their fees earmarked for advertising, they should be used for that, I agree. But nothing beyond that.

On Sunday Art Show Suffers Not-So-Benign Neglect

Posted on August 12 at 4:14 p.m.

Mountain lion seen around Coyote Rd, too. Ironically, if your mind works that way.

Sad about these bears.

On Bear Killed on Highway 154

Posted on July 26 at 9:02 a.m.

Actually, I didn't misread. I see it does say SB County, not the Central Coast.

On Spotlight on the Sta. Rita Hills and Lompoc Wine Ghetto

Posted on July 25 at 5:09 p.m.

Oh, sorry, I misread, thought you said southwestern SB county.

On Spotlight on the Sta. Rita Hills and Lompoc Wine Ghetto

Posted on July 25 at 8:44 a.m.

northwestern, not southwestern!

On Spotlight on the Sta. Rita Hills and Lompoc Wine Ghetto

Posted on July 19 at 9:21 a.m.

Unclear whether the signs were removed by County health officials or someone in the public....

On Warning Signs Removed From Beaches

Posted on June 4 at 9:02 a.m.

Good grief. Isn't anybody else pissed off at Congress?

On Firefighter Force Cut as Fire Season Ignites

Posted on May 28 at 10:39 a.m.

Great report, Ray, detailed and clear. For those who know the area, this is by far the best report we've seen from any source. Thank you so much, as usual.

On White Fire Threatens Santa Ynez Recreation Area

Posted on May 26 at 10:44 a.m.

My sentiments exactly, except for the badmouthing of kale, the wonder-veg.

On Pit Bull in a Miniskirt

Posted on May 26 at 10:38 a.m.

Are genetic tests available to people without health insurance? What about those with high deductibles who have to shell out $3000 for this particular test? Great that testing is available. Not so great that health care is not affordable.

On The Angelina Factor

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