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Roblar Winery pairs signature sparkling wines with chef Peter Cham's buttermilk fried chicken every Thursday, during Birds & Bubbles

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Roblar Winery pairs signature sparkling wines with chef Peter Cham's buttermilk fried chicken every Thursday, during Birds & Bubbles

By CALEB WISEBLOOD

Santa Barbara local Peter Cham said most people are surprised to hear that it takes him multiple days to make fried chicken.  “I know fried chicken sounds really simple, but it’s surprisingly difficult to make really good,” said Cham, executive chef at Roblar Winery in Santa Ynez. “So with ours, we brine it for 24 hours. We let it air dry fo... [ Read More ]

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News: Santa Barbara County passes COVID-19 surge peak, but many remain hospitalized
 

News

Slow The Virus

Santa Maria wants to keep Main and Broadway as district boundaries

By Taylor O'Connor

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Child care, cannabis regulation amendments to be prioritized by county

By Malea Martin

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Santa Barbara County passes COVID-19 surge peak, but many remain hospitalized

By Malea Martin

If current trends continue, it appears Santa Barbara County has passed the peak in its recent surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. But with 66 community members still...

Guadalupe plans to regulate short-term rentals

By Taylor O'Connor

After a resident voiced concerns about short-term rentals during the Aug. 24 Guadalupe City Council meeting, City Attorney Phillip Sinco said he was interested in hearing what...

Political Watch: September 16, 2021

• Gov. Gavin Newsom laid a wreath at the Wall of Heroes memorial in the California National Guard’s headquarters on Sept. 11, in memory of those lost in the 9/11 at...

Santa Barbara County's homeless encampment strategy aims to get people housed

By TAYLOR O'CONNOR

Based on data collected through the Homeless Management Information System, Santa Barbara County experienced a 34 percent increase in unsheltered homelessness from between 202...

Spotlight

The Dana Adobe and Cultural Center offers visitors a slice of tangible history to learn more about Nipomo's roots

By Malea Martin

The Dana Adobe and Cultural Center held its Heritage Day on Sept. 11, a gathering celebrating the historic landmark and the mid-19th century Californio era that it signifies. ...

Cannabis Corner

The city of Lompoc proposes a new cannabis tax measure in order to generate revenue for the city

By TAYLOR O'CONNOR

Seaweed Dispensary owner Todd Mitchell seized on Lompoc’s laissez-faire attitude toward the cannabis industry as an opportunity to open the first and only cannabis loung...

Commentary

Our nation's president has turned his back on those who've helped us in Afghanistan

By AL FONZI

The Afghan man was one of thousands in Kabul attempting to escape Taliban and ISIS fighters who had conquered the country. He actually evaded the Taliban checkpoints and was e...

Letters

To the anti-vax community

By John Winthrop, Cayucos

The COVID-19 pandemic rages on, and there are still tens of thousands who have yet to get vaccinated, even though the shots are free and readily available. There is no doubt t...

Canary

Veggies and vegetation

By THE CANARY

Just in case you guys were wondering, 5th District Supervisor Steve Lavagnino is ardently against Brussels sprouts.  “Brussel sprouts, I’m total anti-Brussel...

Arts

Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department seeks artist for new mural proposal at Jim May Park

By Caleb Wiseblood

As part of the Leadership Santa Maria Valley Legacy Project, the city of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department is seeking an artist to design a double-sided mural at J...

Santa Ynez Valley businesses encouraged to participate in 12th annual Scarecrow Fest

By Caleb Wiseblood

Entry forms to participate in Solvang’s 12th annual Scarecrow Fest are due by Friday, Sept. 17. Application materials to join the Santa Ynez Valley-wide initiative are a...

FLEX Performing Arts co-founders Brianna Deveraux-Allen and Jennine Dunne reflect on lifelong passions in dance, while celebrating new studio's grand opening

By CALEB WISEBLOOD

Local dancers and actors of all ages and skill levels are invited to “flex their muscles and point their toes” at a brand-new Grover Beach studio, FLEX Performing ...

Film

‘The Card Counter’ is a dark meditation on guilt

Writer-director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, American Gigolo, Affliction) helms this dark story about gambler William “Bill” Tell (Oscar Isaac), who’s haunted...

Eats

Roblar Winery pairs signature sparkling wines with chef Peter Cham's buttermilk fried chicken every Thursday, during Birds & Bubbles

By Caleb Wiseblood

Santa Barbara local Peter Cham said most people are surprised to hear that it takes him multiple days to make fried chicken.  “I know fried chicken sounds really...

Hot Stuff

BEHIND THE CAMERA

The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature premieres a new duo exhibition, Sharing the Light: Ansel Adams and Alan Ross, on Saturday, Sept. 25. This showcase highlights the photogr...

DUCK TALES

The Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center hosts its next Bird and Nature Walk at Oso Flaco Lake on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 9 to 11 a.m. Participants of this docent-led hike can expec...

GRAB YOUR DANCING SHOES

The Elwin Mussell Senior Center in Santa Maria presents its next dance concert, A Maskerade Dance, on Sunday, Sept. 19, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Santa Maria Val...

GARDEN GALLERY

The Educated Gardener presents a special pop-up art show on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This outdoor group exhibition showcases artworks by local artists Joyce ...





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