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  1. Los Olivos Wine District ApprovedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 21 | Santa Barbara Independent

    This week, vintner Fred Brander's decade-old dream came true: the federal government granted his widely supported request to create a brand new wine-growing appellation called the Los Olivos District. That was made official on Thursday, when the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau released its rule establishing the 22,820-acre Los Olivos District American Viticultrual Area, or .

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  2. Adult Literacy Volunteers SoughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2016 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Reading, writing, and conversation skills can be taught many ways, but the Santa Barbara Public Library makes a special effort to have them taught by community volunteers. The free tutoring at the library helps adults reach invaluable goals such as helping their own children with homework and building job skills - and the program is looking for new volunteers at all the library branches: Buellton, Solvang, Montecito, Goleta, Carpinteria, and Santa Barbara's central and Eastside libraries.

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  3. The S.B. Questionnaire: Phoebe BrunnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2015 | Santa Barbara Independent

    I can stare at a painting by Phoebe Brunner for days. She perfectly balances familiar vistas with a magical quality that inspires both my reverie and meditation.

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  4. Nonprofits Prep for Fast Pitch Santa BarbaraRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2015 | Santa Barbara Independent

    "When I first started I was pretty monotone - it wasn't good," said Bethany Markee of Solvang's Viking CafA , last year's winner of both the Grand Prix Award and the Audience Choice Award of Fast Pitch Santa Barbara, a two-month training program connecting local nonprofits with potential funders and offering cash prizes for the best three-minute business pitches. But, after many hours of individual and group coaching in public speaking - led by area nonprofit leaders who volunteered their time - and almost nightly drives from Solvang to Santa Barbara, Markee gained confidence speaking in front of large groups.

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  5. Solminer Dances on Wine Country's FringeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2015 | Santa Barbara Independent

    GrA1 4ner veltliner, blaufrA nkisch, and see-through syrah aren't wines that come to mind when you think of the Santa Ynez Valley, which is exactly why Solminer just might be the most boundary-busting brand in Santa Barbara wine country today. The two-and-a-half-acre vineyard and adjacent home near downtown Los Olivos are owned by recovering electronic music producer David deLaski and his Austrian wife, Anna deLaski, who left her homeland 15 years ago to work as a sustainability-minded timber engineer in Canada.

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  6. Wandering Dog's Private Wine LabelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2015 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Williams in 2007, Wandering Dog in Solvang is Santa Barbara wine country's oldest wine bar, and the county's only green-certified one, as well. They initially wanted to focus on small wineries that didn't have tasting rooms, but over the past eight years, many of the producers the bar once featured became big enough to open their own.

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  7. Young Condor Flies into Santa Barbara FoothillsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2015 | Santa Barbara Independent

    A young and adventurous California condor recently made an eventful trip to Santa Barbara's foothills, sparking excitement among conservationists who've toiled to save the critically endangered species. While it is not uncommon for condors to venture into Santa Barbara backcountry," said Devon Pryor, a conservation and research associate for the Santa Barbara Zoo, "this is the closest we've documented condor activity in proximity to our zoo!" On her way toward the city on May 25, the 2-year-old, wild-fledged bird tagged #717 flew west from the Pine Mountain Club area, through the Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge, between Los Olivos and Solvang, and near La Cumbre Peak, where she roosted for the night.

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  8. Missing Kayaker FoundRead the original story

    Jun 23, 2015 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Coast Guard rescued a missing kayaker nine miles south of Gaviota State Beach Park. The kayaker - a Solvang man in his late fifties - had become hypothermic after he spent more than 14 hours on the open ocean wearing just shorts, a t-shirt, and a life vest.

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