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Just a few days after opening an emergency shelter for displaced homeless in Lompoc, the city's police chief called on its citizens to do more. ... [Read More]
At the beginning of this year, it was unclear whether the Allan Hancock College Police Department would continue to exist. Now, the department has a... [Read More]
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A spat over oil drilling on public lands pitted local environmental groups and a collection of California lawmakers against a federal agency in early ... [Read More]
• Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) faced criticism in mid September after reports that she had received a letter in late July regarding an al... [Read More]
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Susana Cardel never thought she'd own a flower shop.  But after 10 years of being the sole owner of the Flower Carriage at 2255... [Read More]
The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) provides critical funding for California's open spaces, parks, rivers, and wildlife habitats. Unfortunate... [Read More]
It's happening again! The Russians are trying to... [Read More]
So, FEMA just transferred $92-plus million out of its coffers, as a major hurricane approaches the central eastern coast, to build internment camps f... [Read More]
Tags: FEMA - camps - money
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"I'm not smart." "I'm not good enough." "I can't."  Those are the sentences written in boldly drawn thou... [Read More]
The Dunes Center in Guadalupe is planning a rummage sale on Sept. 22. The sale will feature used items such as clothing for adults and... [Read More]
The Santa Maria Civic Theatre is holding auditions for lead and supporting roles in an upcoming production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named D... [Read More]
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The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature will host a talk by artist Susan Rowland (Ph.D.) titled Art as Alchemical Portal to Nature on Sept.... [Read More]
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Even upon a quick glance, Zoë Nathan's portraits cling to a viewer. Beautifully understated, gracefully executed, and filled with nuanced intros... [Read More]
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"We don't say died anymore, we say passed." #img13620 Just that one sentence shook Central Coast author Christine Bell's world a bit when... [Read More]
Like most men, I'm not a huge fan of going to the doctor. I don't enjoy sitting in waiting rooms, I don't like being poked... [Read More]
Tags: Under - Krider - episode
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A syncopated rhythm blends with the smell of barbecue and other kinds of smoke under the eaves of the oak trees. A wailing harmonic melody... [Read More]
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When I walked into Conrad Gonzales' Valle Eatery and Bar in Lompoc's Hilton Garden Inn, I felt a huge wave a relief come over me.... [Read More]
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The founder and leader of a music program that contracted for years with Santa Ynez Valley's Circle V Ranch Camp was recently indicted and charged... [Read More]
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In a meeting designed to provide an update for cannabis operators, Santa Barbara County's pot czar gave a stern warning: Get up to date with... [Read More]
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More than 50 senior citizens sat in rows listening intently as candidates presented their platforms, speaking in six-minute chunks with a wood-grain p... [Read More]
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