Posts Tagged ‘Solvang’

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Santa Barbara winemaker allegedly embezzled $1.2 million

Christian Lucas Garvin

A Solvang man is accused of embezzling $1.2 million from a Santa Barbara winery he used to manage. [KEYT] Christian Lucas Garvin, 41, worked as the manager and winemaker at Oreana Winery in Santa Barbara from 2005 to 2013. He... (Continue reading)

Grand jury charges 89-year-old woman with murdering her daughter

The Santa Barbara County Grand Jury has indicted an 89-year-old woman for the murder of her daughter. Solvang resident Heidi Good was suffering from ALS at the time of her death in 2013, but Good’s husband has since maintained in... (Continue reading)

What is the difference between a lady and a flower girl?

“The difference between a lady and a flower girl is not how she behaves, but how she is treated,” said Henry Higgins as he made a wager that with a little work he could pass lowly Cockney flower girl Eliza... (Continue reading)

ISIS allegedly sets its sights on Solvang

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is reportedly targeting a resident of Solvang who is an active member or veteran of either the U.S. Navy or Air Force. [KEYT] A hacking group affiliated with ISIS has released a kill... (Continue reading)

Emaciated bobcat attacks woman

An emaciated bobcat that attacked a woman Thursday at a Solvang resort was euthanized. [LATimes] The bobcat came up behind the 65-year-old victim, an employee at the resort, and bit down on her head. When the woman tried to brush... (Continue reading)

Mystery military device spurs evacuation of Solvang

Between 500 and 700 homes and business in Solvang faced evacuation orders Wednesday after an unknown military device appeared in the city’s business district. [KSBY] The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possibly explosive device, described... (Continue reading)

Buellton man arrested for secretly videotaping women undressing

A woman using a restroom at a senior living facility in Solvang was stunned to discover she was being videotaped via a cell phone hidden in the ventilation system. Santa Barbara Sheriff deputies discovered the phone, which had videos of... (Continue reading)

Search for missing Solvang pilot still delayed

A search for a missing Solvang pilot whose single-engine airplane apparently crashed near Yosemite National Park’s Half Dome will be resumed in June, park officials said. [Santa Maria Times] Nicol Wilson’s 1966 Mooney M20F disappeared from radar Dec. 17 after... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande 13-year-old flees police at 100 miles per hour

An Arroyo Grande 13-year-old fled Santa Barbara County sheriff’s deputies in a stolen vehicle Wednesday night at speeds up to 100 miles per hour. [KCOY] The 13-year-old driver, along with a 51-year-old passenger, initially fled the deputies around 9:45 p.m.... (Continue reading)

Woman accused of trying to buy a car with food stamps

Deputies arrested a Solvang woman for welfare fraud on Tuesday because she allegedly tried to buy a car with food stamps, according to a press release by the Santa Barbara District Attorney’s office. The arrest followed a two-week investigation. Krystal... (Continue reading)