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Oct 14, 2017

First responders honored for rescues at Circle V Ranch Camp at luncheon hear testimonies of former campers at thank-you luncheon in Solvang.

Oct 14, 2017

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown and deputies in food line at thank-you lunch for saving Circle V Ranch Camp from Whittier fire.

Oct 10, 2017

#SantaBarbaraCounty supervisors hear budget forecast of $12.2 M funding gap next fiscal year, could rise to $55.2 M by 2022-23 fiscal year.

Oct 10, 2017

Six people suffered minor injuries when a Saturn SUV struck Ford Mustang broadside at Hwy 154 and Baseline Ave. in #SantaYnez about 10 pm.

Oct 06, 2017

Karen Waite, left, is sworn in as new member of #Solvang City Council following 3-0-1 vote to fill vacancy left by resignation of Hans Duus.

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