Santa Ynez Valley News
Post Office Box 647
Solvang, CA 93464
Text the word: SYVNEWS To: 72727
Hours of OperationMonday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday
This is the Santa Ynez Valley's community newspaper! Contact our news team with tips, feedback, and story ideas at 739-2143.
The Santa Ynez Valley News has become a community institution after serving its readers and advertisers for nearly 90 years. Our staff members remain dedicated to publishing the best possible community newspapers each week.
Owner, editor, and publisher Oscar "O.L." Powell introduced the Valley News to the Santa Ynez Valley on Dec. 11, 1925, although it wasn't the Valley's first newspaper.
The Santa Ynez Argus, published by a Mr. King and a Mr. Merrill, was the Valley's first newspaper in 1895. Others also came and went, including the Santa Ynez Valley Sentinel and the Santa Ynez Valley Press.
At first, the Valley News was printed on the Lompoc Record's press. With the help of Marcus Nielsen, on Feb. 19, 1926, the issue was first printed in Solvang.