Union Valley Parkway: A deeper look! by James Pepper  In 2001, the Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors staff prepared an “Executive Summary” of the Union Valley Parkway extension project. At that time, the project had already been in work for almost 40 years (the report says "mid-1970's," but that is 10 years off). As the report states, the parkway was originally intended to connect Highway 101 with Highway 1, but at the time of this report, just seven years ago, the parkway had been chopped off at Highway 135 (Broadway). READ THE FULL STORY . . . • The Union Valley Parkway: 40 years in the making and still not connected.  Suddenly it is a hot priority. Foxenwood Folks wonder "why now" and "why in my back yard (literally)"?