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Welcome to the Santa Ynez Valley!

We're about 130 miles north of Los Angeles via Highway 101, or a 40 minute drive from Santa Barbara. Here's an idyllic combination of ranching tradition and blossoming Wine Country - a perfect weekend get-away for Southern Californians.   [more]
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning."
  - Bill Gates
MOVERS & SHAKERS
Mike Gleim is youth pastor at Valley Christian Fellowship
REFERENCE SITES
Computer Support
IT Consultants, Computer, Networking Support
Wine Tasting
Santa Barbara County Essential Wine Tasting List
Sunrise/Sunset
From the Old Farmers Almanac
Tides
NOAA Tides at Santa Barbara
Ham Radio
Emergency communication services for the Valley
Photo Tour
Selected photos from Valley photographers
LOCAL SPORTS
AYSO
AYSO Soccer
SYV UHS Sports
SYV Pirates Athletics
Pony Baseball
Pony Baseball
Girls' Softball
YFL Football
8-13 yr-olds
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Children's Art Classes at the Wildling

The Wildling Museum is pleased to announce a new series of monthly Saturday art classes for children age 5 - 13 years old. KidKraft will feature nature-inspired crafts or environmentally friendly "upcycling" projects. Classes will be held at 2 p.m. in their Barbara Goodall Education Center at the Wildling Museum (1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463). Class projects and dates can be found on their website and will be published regularly on their Facebook page as well. A modest charge of $5.00 includes admission for one adult.

On March 14th children will enjoy creating a special tree; after using paints to create the trunk and branches of a tree, buttons will be glued on representing leaves. On April 25th, KidKraft will be celebrating spring by painting and decorating pots and then planting succulents in them. On May 9th, children will learn the art of collage and assemblage and are encouraged to bring items from home they may want to include, such as natural materials, tickets, buttons, and more. On June 20th, children will create jelly fish inspired by the photographs of Richard Salas featured in the exhibit on view, 0 to 60: An Underwater Adventure from the Equator to Alaska.

"We love to see families using our Education Center and visiting the Wildling," said executive director Stacey Otte-Demangate. To further that end, the Wildling eliminated admission fees for children 16 and under several months ago and have seen family admission increase since then. Otte-Demangate said, "For each of our main exhibitions we offer a free activity guide for kids and their families and have seen it increase their   [more]
VALLEY FOCUS
NEW/UPDATED SITES
These sites are either completely new or newly-revised:

Social Buzz Tumbler Great Photos in the Valley!
Social Buzz SYV
Santa Ynez Airport Webcam
Santa Barbara Water/Rainfall
See above link for current Lake Cachuma level sensors.
Buellton Chamber of Commerce
Santa Maria Chamber of Commerce
Joe Olla Realty
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IDEAS
DID YOU KNOW?
[Sports]: What football sports legend founded and led a computer software company - and hosted Saturday Night Live?   [ANSWER]
 



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