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The Central Coast has been home to humans for as much as 35,000 years, according to historians and anthropologists. Radio-carbon dating shows activity up and down the coast 9,000 years ago, and Chumash artifacts dated 1,000 years ago rest in collections worldwide.
Solvang leaders dipped a toe into the nitty-gritty of the city's general plan Monday during a joint meeting of the City Council and Planning Commission, but found early dissension among the ranks after repeatedly ignoring requests to include reference to Chumash and Spanish predecessors high in the visioning document.
The area around Guadalupe has evolved through many stages — from Chumash villages, to Spanish rule under Mission La Purisima, to a Mexican land grant, an immigrant farming community, a railroad town, and a modern agricultural city.
The Nojoqui area was originally a Chumash village named "Naxuwi," which means meadow. There are two legends concerning the falls...
The ceremonial trek — dubbed the 'Red Road to D.C.' — is a mobile campaign advocating for the protection of Native American lives and sacred lands, as well as to celebrate the appointment of Deb Haaland, the first woman and Native American, to the role of Secretary of the Interior.
Note: Many people get Veterans Day and Memorial Day confused. Veterans Day is held in November and honors all who served in the military, not just those who died in a war.
Mother’s Day continues to be one of the most commercially successful U.S. celebrations. According to the National Restaurant Association, Mother's Day is now the most popular day of the year...
San Marcos Pass has been used to connect the coast and the Santa Ynez Valley for thousands of years. The Chumash used the Pass as the main trading route between the coastal and Valley Chumash villages. Later, the Spanish missionaries and soldiers used the Pass to travel between the missions.
Also reappointed were all four members of the tribe’s Business Committee: Mike Lopez, Maxine Littlejohn, Gary Pace and Raul Armenta.
A settlement has been reached between Santa Barbara County officials and the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, who lost a Superior Court challenge last year over a $175,000 refund in taxes it sought to recover from a 2015 assessment of its Camp 4 property.