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All I Want for Xmas

A pony, couture fashion, a cute little puppy to take to class, or maybe just a decent place to pee on campus. A post-Christmas wish list in full.

Santa Rosa Road Loop

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.

A Noble Undertaking

As we circled the Christmas tree lot in my green Honda Civic looking for a parking spot, I surveyed the surroundings: Row upon row of Christmas trees; a few rough-looking men helping customers; families and couples milling the aisles; a gray, stormy sky.

Coral Casino Lawsuit Shot Down

coralcasino72.jpg In this Montage EXTRA, J’Amy breaks the news about Cynthia Ziegler’s lawsuit on behalf of the Coral Casino Preservation Committee being shot down by the 2nd District Court of Appeals in Ventura. Also, we’ve reposted her bit about Sue Burrows being named to the Montecito Planning Commission.

E Is for Energy

The Indepedent‘s consumate reporter attempts to answer such questions as “Where does energy come from?” and “Why is the sky blue?” The answers might surprise you, especially if weren’t paying enough attention in physics class.

The Latest and Greatest Longevity Pill

seabaugh_face.jpgDon’t mourne the bygone days of wonder tonics like Geritol. Researches may have found a medicinally sound youth formula in the form of Resveratol. It keeps even the most gluttonous mice young and healthy, but will it one day work the same magic for people?

Season’s Bleatings

starshine%20mug.jpgWe hope this holiday letter finds you merry, gay, and all the other pleasant emotions the season demands of you.Whew! What a whirlwind year it’s been for us.
The baby is quite active these days. He likes to bang his head on things and spin around until he falls down. We assume this is because he’s so smart, and he’s trying to slow his poor little brilliant mind down to a more comfortable level.

Horses 4 the Holidays

If wild horses are the only thing that could drag you away from your holiday shopping, take heart: You can help local non profit wild horse sanctuary Return to Freedom while simultaneously crossing the last of those names off your list.

Unaccompanied Canines

FIGHTING WORDS: I love the language of lawyers, and the more weirdly remote, the better. In a recent letter sent out to as many as seven local merchants, attorney Barry Cappello charged that the pro-union posters in their business establishments could generate “obloquy” toward News-Press owner and publisher Wendy P. McCaw-against whom the current Teamsters Union drive is directed.

Goodbye to Bob and Dick

megrebelian.jpg J’Amy tells us which two folks retired from the Montecito Planning Commission, explains why the MPC won’t be re-hearing the Westmont plan, gives some holiday tips on what books to buy, asks for you to send cards to the Montecito Fire District, and delivers a slew of other news about the village in this special holiday Montage.


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