September 29, 2023
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Highway 101 closure crushed Santa Ynez Valley towns


Customers were scarce at businesses like Surrey Cycle Rentals in Solvang on Jan. 19. The Highway 101 closure dealt a crippling blow to tourist-dependent communities in the Santa Ynez Valley as the impact of Montecito mudslides was felt across the region. Restaurants were forced to cut employee hours and faced delays in getting supplies from…


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