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From the icy frozen lands of Montana's Rocky Mountain stretch to the rolling hills of the Central Coast's dunes, Marilyn Stankewich'... [Read More]
An exhibit featuring the art of Sharon Foster will be on view at the Los Olivos Wine Merchant and Café through March 1. Foster,... [Read More]
The Wildling Museum in Solvang will host a poetry reading titled Encounters: Poetry Inspired by Nature on Jan. 21. The reading will feature the... [Read More]
The Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department's Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center presents the class Sewing with Ms. Burns, a free course ... [Read More]
Oh, great. It's déjà vu all over again. A new year has begun and we have all jumped on the resolution bandwagon like lemmings ru... [Read More]
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Musical history is filled with wunderkinds. But famous stories like that of Mozart eclipse the constant flux of incredible talent that young students ... [Read More]
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Having lived in cities like San Francisco and Houston, one of the big empty places in my culinary heart is the sore lack of solid... [Read More]
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The start of 2018 marked the beginning of the annual California Restaurant Month, and the Santa Maria Valley is following suit by offering its own... [Read More]
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On Jan. 4, the Trump administration released its plan to open up protected ocean areas to oil drilling. In Santa Barbara, we've experienced firsthand... [Read More]
According to an article published July 12, 2017, by The Denver Post, lawmakers, police, and legal experts believe the marijuana industry is indeed lu... [Read More]
Regarding Jan. 4 letter "Nature is here to stay," I did not write or sign that letter and did not authorize the use of my... [Read More]
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As music professor Chris Diaz pushed and turned the seemingly endless array of buttons and nobs on the mixing console in Allan Hancock College's... [Read More]
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About seven days after the Thomas Fire began, the Ventura Police Department gave Red Cross volunteers permission to go up to some of the neighborhoo... [Read More]
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The fires that scorched swaths of Santa Barbara County may have finally been extinguished or contained, but emergency responders are already reacting ... [Read More]
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Don't be embarrassed if you don't know what an ombudsman is. It's an obscure title from European government given to citizen advoc... [Read More]
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Volunteers make a difference, and not just in the actual jobs they help complete. That's one message that Caity McCardell, volunteer support ... [Read More]
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The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced on Jan. 3 its decision to re-evaluate four neonicotinoid pesticides due to possible ... [Read More]
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A Santa Maria man is being held on a $150,000 bail at the Santa Barbara County Jail for allegedly soliciting sex from minors. On... [Read More]
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Dangerous, unwelcoming, noisy, and unattractive were just some of the words used by community members to describe downtown Santa Maria at two design w... [Read More]
• Santa Barbara County declared a local state of emergency on Jan. 8 due to severe winter storms forecasted to impact areas of the county.... [Read More]
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