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Rather than go to school with their peers on Nov. 9 and 10, top cross country runners from six Santa Maria-area high schools hopped onto... [Read More]
It's hard to hear over the din of the dunes—people love to argue about that place! On one side you have blaring off-road engines... [Read More]
Winter, with its monster of menacing ice and snow, looks so much more agreeable through the eyes of Eyvind Earle. The artist, famed for... [Read More]
Chris Jeszeck is determined that any article about her tenure in theater really be about everyone else. As she chats on the phone, in... [Read More]
"You have to start with a Hallmark Christmas movie," Leigh Collier says without a trace of irony in her voice. She laughs as I... [Read More]
Since its founding in 2002, SpaceX has sought to "revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other pla... [Read More]
Santa Barbara County is an agriculturally focused region where crops are often located at the center of cities, butting right up against neighborhoods... [Read More]
Twenty members of the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Maria Valley attended a Nov. 10 Katy Perry Witness World Tour in Los Angeles as... [Read More]
It can be especially difficult for low-income families to find healthy foods and to make time for beneficial physical activity. In a 2016 health asses... [Read More]
Patrick Wiemiller, Lompoc's at times embattled city manager, will take his services a few miles north, about 28 to be exact. In roughly three... [Read More]
Despite California's famously warm and sunny weather, winter months still bring rain and nighttime temperatures that dip below freezing—co... [Read More]
The Lompoc Police Department (LPD) sent out a gentle reminder to its citizens on Nov. 8—if you see suspicious activity, call 911. Or, at the... [Read More]
A recent DUI checkpoint arranged by the Santa Maria Police Department (SMPD) didn't nab any intoxicated drivers. None of the 550 drivers screene... [Read More]
• Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) and Kamala Harris (D-California) introduced leglislation to prevent earthquake mitigation incentives from be... [Read More]
The holiday season is in full swing, and the Santa Barbara County Food Bank will be accepting turkey donations for its entire duration. However,... [Read More]
We were very saddened to hear about Patrick Wiemiller's decision to take a job as Assistant City Manager of Santa Maria. He has been a... [Read More]
The Lompoc Civic Theatre will present An Inplausible Claus, a holiday-themed comedy written by Nikki Harmon showing Dec. 1 through Dec. 3. The play... [Read More]
The Wildling Museum is hosting its seventh annual Holiday Marketplace on Dec. 3. Admission is free from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a special... [Read More]
The iconic Christmas scene of yore wouldn't be complete without the image of the tight pack of Christmas carolers standing on a doorstep with sh... [Read More]
For months now I've had First and Oak on my list of must-try spots, and I finally broke down on a chilly Tuesday night and... [Read More]
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