The National Labor Relations Board today filed a complaint against the Santa Barbara News-Press alleging labor law violations stemming from newsroom unionization efforts and set a February 26 hearing in Santa Barbara. Charges include the firing of veteran reporter and union leader Melinda Burns, illegal gag orders, threatened suspensions, and cancellation of union activist Starshine Roshell‘s column, the NLRB announced. In this afternoon update, the News-Press‘ lawyer David Millstein gives a comment.
Born in London to English and Italian parents and raised in France, where he still lives, Piers Faccini is a worldly influenced songwriter. His new album Tearing Sky is on Everloving Records, the label run by Ben Harper’s manager that debuted Jack Johnson. Piers comes to SOhO on Wednesday, January 10. Here is the edited bulk of a recent interview with The Indy‘s Matt Kettmann.
Barney gives some wishes for 2007, plus gives the lowdown on Ulysses S Jasz’ performance at the James Joyce on Saturday and gives ample space to allowing the California Academy Foundation to respond to claims that they stole the CAF acronym.
Santa Rosa Road provides an extended ride of a different type, with much of the ride following a more remote section of the Santa Ynez River Valley. The hillsides are steep and open, with walnut orchards, organic farms and wineries along the way.
The first DVD to hit this spot, this surf flick about the massive, tempermental break off of San Miguel Island is a must-see for locals, foreigners, and anyone interested in surfing or the power of the ocean. The bonus up-close footage of a great white shark doesn’t hurt either.
Santa Barbara has long occupied a magically engineered time warp, where the past and present wash over each other and, for the most part, seem to peacefully coexist. Maybe it started after the 1925 earthquake, when the town’s leading citizens decided to reinvent the hamlet as an Andalusian fantasy, rooted in a heady cocktail of historic fact and fiction. Mostly, it has worked.