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Posted on April 11 at 12:16 p.m.
While I really wish I as a local, could access HR via foot or bike, simply to walk the beach and enjoy the view.....I can appreciate that the folks who bought and own property without access and would like to keep it that way- the ultimate NIMBY yes, but I guess I would feel that way too.
Here in the Valley, folks want the riverbed open for a bike path/walking path- and I really am for that! Again, private property owners are lock stock & barrel against it. I certainly understand their sentiments as well- and I am not sure forcing someone to give up the rights to parts of their own property is a good idea. Do I want a trail going thru my property- no I do not.
Hope some kind of access to both is something that can be worked out in the future.
On Hollister Ranch Showdown
Posted on April 3 at 8:57 a.m.
Why is the Santa Ynez Valley left out? Since the Valley Journal decided to close up shop, our ability to see what our arrests and issues are is NIL.
On Introducing <em>The Independent'</em>s South Coast Crime Map
Posted on March 29 at 8:43 a.m.
While I too hope the Coast remains open- at this point it is open only to those who own the property or can afford to rent properties that allow access. The fact they are willing to give back some of the acreage to allow public access ROCKS and I am willing to trade the property owners the right to build on their property for access for my family to enjoy the beach and ocean.
Thank You property owners- I hope your homes are the type that blend into the scenery and that you appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds the coast.
On Building Naples’s Neighbor
Posted on February 23 at 8:36 p.m.
Thank You FACT.
There are so many quirky little rules when it comes down to the nitty gritty- aren't there? Should I be suspect of the origins of my lettuce when it says Lompoc grown- is that Tutti Fruitti on Santa Rosa rd or is it Santa Maria, out on Betteravia?
The average wine buyer WOULD NEVER KNOW THAT, the the wine can be grown in one place and processed at a place across the County and never see its Mother Land till its time to be opened and tasted- and still be called ESTATE.
On Deal Reached on Vincent Winery
Posted on February 22 at 8:58 p.m.
ygrad- so glad to hear you visited out area and enjoyed your time here!
Vincent Vineyard wines are "estate grown and estate made". They have no winery built yet, having just had it approved 1 day ago. THINK ABOUT THAT- they are advertising, on their label that it is estate grown and estate made....without a winery.
It is easy to say one thing and do another.....and if this is the wat they start out, imagine what is to come.
Posted on February 21 at 12:06 p.m.
Is there information about the priority support from Doreen Farr about getting a 4 way stop sign on the Highway 154 at Roblar?
Peter Adam might cater to the extreme, but remember extreme has 2 ends. I am going to withhold my feelings on him, till I see more....
Posted on February 15 at 10:29 p.m.
the gate on the Cold Spring Bridge should slam shut, as soon as you, LOONPT, round the corner at Deer Lodge.
On Winery Ordinance Meeting on Neighborhoods
Posted on February 14 at 1:08 p.m.
cover crop plantings are indeed worth practicing, and are done by a majority of the vineyards I am surrounded by.
Posted on February 14 at 7:43 a.m.
Please do not take this very important conversation to the level of stupid- please. Crop rotation is obviously impossible with grapes......since they have successfully growing grapes & making superior wine in many regions in the world without rotation- your comment/question is a moot one.
We need serious and level headed people making positives comments on this issue- I welcome reading perspectives from either side- and I am firmly on the side of lets take a deep breathe and make some solid plans for the SYV's future....
I am glad to hear that the folks Wes Hagen and others have been accusing of not existing, showed up to voice their opinions. It makes folks like me, who have felt alone in their asking for more protection for neighbors forced to swallow the endless "we know better than you" policy forced by SOME winery advocates owners &operators, it makes me feel a bit vindicated.
Lets all work together, for the best outcome for "our" Valley.
Posted on February 12 at 12:11 p.m.
I heard the meeting at St Marks was well attended with well rounded opinions from the people who live and raise their family here- including of course many employed by the vineyards, wineries and surrounding industries.
The opinions and comments from those folks are all that really matter on this point- honestly. If you are not directly impacted by the issues at hand- your views are easy to understand- who wouldn't want to live next to a buccolic tuscan farm?
It will be a busy weekend here in the Valley- with 2 different wine events taking place on Saturday- one roving between 14 tasting rooms, and one at the Veterans Memorial Building in Solvang. Both are serving food and honoring DD drivers.
On S.B. Wineries Are Not a Problem
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