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Winemaker Mike Sinor's latest venture, Shuck Shack, highlights his love of the Central Coast and its bounty

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Winemaker Mike Sinor's latest venture, Shuck Shack, highlights his love of the Central Coast and its bounty

By CHERISH WHYTE

Mike Sinor of Arroyo Grande prefers to fly under the Central Coast wine-industry radar, according to friends and colleagues. However, his long list of accolades and endeavors continues to keep him in the spotlight. Among his achievements during his 30-year career are producing a Wine Spectator 96-point pinot noir, helping launch the nonprofit organization World of Pinot... [ Read More ]

Top 5 Articles

News: Allan Hancock students and faculty allege instances of age discrimination
News: Solvang City Council approves inaugural Pride parade for June
Cover Story: Winemaker Mike Sinor's latest venture, Shuck Shack, highlights his love of the Central Coast and its bounty
Spotlight: Jason Jewell is the new interim manager of the agency that oversees the Pacific Surfliner
News: Santa Maria BMX searches for new track space as lease ends
 

News

Slow The Virus

Lompoc hoteliers request a 1 percent bed tax increase to pay for public safety

By CAMILLIA LANHAM

Dumpster diving. Theft. Vagrancy. Violent or tense interactions.  Lompoc hotelier Atul Patel said these incidents were few and far between up until three or four years a...

Allan Hancock students and faculty allege instances of age discrimination

By Taylor O'Connor

Mary Jo Gabel has taught sewing classes at Allan Hancock College for 35 years and never had issues until 2021, she said, when she saw a series of age discriminatory actions ag...

Solvang City Council approves inaugural Pride parade for June

By Caleb Wiseblood

Two Solvang City Council meeting attendees rose to the defense of an upcoming Pride parade after one speaker at the May 9 meeting described the event as insensitive to human t...

Santa Maria BMX searches for new track space as lease ends

By Taylor O'Connor

Santa Maria resident Jim Folkrod’s been a part of Santa Maria BMX since its beginning 14 years ago, when he took his 4-year-old son to the track to try to the sport, he ...

Political Watch: May 12, 2022

• The California National Guard facilitated the shipment of protective gear and medical supplies to Ukraine, according to a May 5 statement from the Newsom administration...

Spotlight

Jason Jewell is the new interim manager of the agency that oversees the Pacific Surfliner

By Taylor O'Connor

The Pacific Surfliner train runs along the Pacific coast, extending from San Luis Obispo, cutting through Santa Barbara, and ending at its southernmost destination in San Dieg...

Cannabis Corner

County struggles with unpredictable cannabis cultivation tax revenue

By Camillia Lanham

Santa Barbara County is anticipating a $6 million shortfall in the cannabis cultivation tax revenue it predicted for this fiscal year, thanks to an oversupply of wholesale can...

Letters

Lozano is the best hope for county public schools

By Lou Segal, Santa Barbara

For those who don’t know, Christy Lozano is running for Santa Barbara County superintendent of schools. Electing Christy on June 7 may be our last opportunity to save ou...

Restore balance to the highest court

By David Block, Casmalia

When Donald Trump was in office, he and Mitch McConnell made three lifetime appointments to the Supreme Court. McConnell went so far as to defy Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dyi...

Homelessness story was for the wrong audience

By Jan Lipski, Vandenberg Village

Homelessness and what to do about it was nicely covered by the Sun staff (“Shelter, services, support,” April 14 and “Space for stability,” April 21). ...

Canary

What's going on?

By THE CANARY

What’s gotten into people these days? Just as I was about to zero in on Solvang, again, word of some words at Allan Hancock College nearly made me spit out my birdseed. ...

Arts

Local folk singer-songwriter Ynana Rose opens for jazz-pop musician Kiki Ebsen in Santa Maria

By CALEB WISEBLOOD

San Luis Obispo resident Ynana Rose has loved singing for as long as she can remember. One of her earliest memories is venturing into the woods near her childhood home and bel...

Elverhoj Museum holds new photography exhibit, Greenland: Land of the Midnight Sun

By Caleb Wiseblood

The Elverhoj Museum of History and Art will host an opening reception for a new photography exhibition, Greenland—Land of the Midnight Sun, on Saturday, May 14, from 4 t...

Comedian Marc Yaffee headlines Laugh Therapy in Santa Ynez

By Caleb Wiseblood

The Maverick Saloon presents its next Laugh Therapy event on Wednesday, May 25, from 8 to 10 p.m. Stand-up comedian Marc Yaffee will headline the show, which will also feature...

Film

‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ is a jumbled story but visual feast

Set a few months after the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021), this sequel to Doctor Strange (2016) is directed by Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead, The Quick and the Dead, Spid...

Eats

Winemaker Mike Sinor's latest venture, Shuck Shack, highlights his love of the Central Coast and its bounty

By CHERISH WHYTE

Mike Sinor of Arroyo Grande prefers to fly under the Central Coast wine-industry radar, according to friends and colleagues. However, his long list of accolades and endeavors ...

Hot Stuff

TAKE FLIGHT

The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature in Solvang will hold an Artist Talk with featured artist Kerrie Smith on Sunday, May 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. A combination of Smith’s ...

CASINO CONCERT

The Chumash Casino Resort presents Colombian solo artist Juanes, live in concert, on Saturday, May 14, at 8 p.m. Tickets to the show range from $99 to $159. Juanes has won mul...

HOMAGE HIKE

The Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center hosts the Kathleen Goddard Memorial Hike at the Black Lake Ecological Area in Nipomo on Sunday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to noon. A donation of ...

TUNES AND TASTINGS

Villa Creek Cellars in Paso Robles hosts a special wine reception, dinner, and live music event on Saturday, May 14, starting at 4 p.m. Tastings of organic and biodynamic wine...





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