Lompoc Record Snake bands, Venus, the corona: local man describes the eclipse from Idaho http://lompocrecord.com/news/local/snake-bands-venus-the-corona-local-man-describes-the-eclipse/article_86121cd0-0ac3-5364-b494-30f3dd0a3022.html Driving through Idaho, just a couple of hours after watching Monday’s solar eclipse from Swan Valley in the heart of the path of totality, “amazing” was the word Ron Setina used most often to describe the phenomenon. 2017-08-21T18:15:00-0500 Nearly 200 people rally against hate, bigotry during Vigil for Peace in Santa Maria. Event planned for today in Lompoc http://lompocrecord.com/news/local/nearly-people-rally-against-hate-bigotry-during-vigil-for-peace/article_3504ad00-fefe-50b1-ad5e-8892ca6c38fd.html In the wake of recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, a crowd of nearly 200 people rallied against hate and bigotry Sunday in Santa Maria. 2017-08-21T15:00:00-0500 Eclipse party at the Vandenberg Astronomy Club http://lompocrecord.com/news/local/eclipse-party-at-the-vandenberg-astronomy-club/article_c52ed003-5f20-5025-8d09-3818dd60645c.html Eclipse viewing party put on by the Vandenberg Astronomy Club at the old Maple High School 2017-08-21T13:30:00-0500 Lompoc artists to welcome visitors during Open Studio Tour on Saturday http://lompocrecord.com/news/local/lompoc-artists-to-welcome-visitors-during-open-studio-tour-on/article_cff66587-89d8-5940-919a-7124da608e3e.html The Lompoc Valley Art Association will give community members a chance this month to view and purchase local artwork, interact with local artists, and also get a glimpse at the environments in which those artists work, during an Open Studio… 2017-08-20T02:00:00-0500 Cal Deals wins EDC’s July Economic Vitality Award http://lompocrecord.com/news/local/cal-deals-wins-edc-s-july-economic-vitality-award/article_65c56c7e-2e82-5551-9a2a-089357be128f.html Located at 326 North H Street in downtown Lompoc, Cal Deals Furniture and Mattress is the July winner of the Lompoc Economic Development Committee’s Economic Vitality Award, or EVA. Based on their support for local nonprofit organizations, veteran-owned Cal Deals… 2017-08-20T02:00:00-0500 John Lindsey: Gearing up for the total eclipse http://lompocrecord.com/news/local/john-lindsey-gearing-up-for-the-total-eclipse/article_f3d8fd9d-0145-594e-be0c-4feb9b416ab0.html Total solar eclipses occur somewhere on the face of the earth about every year and a half, but only once between 370 and 380 years for a particular location on the planet, making them exceedingly rare if you don’t travel.… 2017-08-20T02:00:00-0500 Saturday's Lottery numbers http://lompocrecord.com/news/local/saturday-s-lottery-numbers/article_55e60865-9eb0-585b-9056-04bb392bc34b.html LOTTERY 2017-08-19T22:52:00-0500 Lompoc Police Car Show gets a jump-start, returns to Ryon Park http://lompocrecord.com/news/local/lompoc-police-car-show-gets-a-jump-start-returns-to/article_cd611743-673d-53a1-9c48-cfc08d80579b.html The Lompoc Police Car Show made its return to Ryon Park on Saturday with a festive atmosphere that included live entertainment, an assortment of food and drinks and, of course, impressive vehicles. 2017-08-19T18:30:00-0500 UPDATE: Vandenberg Air Force Base vegetation fire 80-percent contained; 10 acres scorched http://lompocrecord.com/news/local/update-vandenberg-air-force-base-vegetation-fire--percent-contained/article_8618d95b-461d-57e2-9007-97861b0b688e.html The vegetation fire that charred 10 acres on Vandenberg Air Force Base property Saturday is reportedly 80-percent contained and crews are mopping up hot spots. 2017-08-19T14:15:00-0500 Free nutrition and diabetes classes offered http://lompocrecord.com/news/local/free-nutrition-and-diabetes-classes-offered/article_fa000c5d-1929-53fb-bdd0-321849a1972f.html Whether you’re diabetic, you’re caring for a person in one of the various stages of the disease — or you simply want to maintain a healthy lifestyle — Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital (SYVCH) in Solvang is offering free nutrition… 2017-08-19T09:00:00-0500 ‘Car people’ gather on Sundays for coffee, conversation at Solvang market http://lompocrecord.com/news/local/car-people-gather-on-sundays-for-coffee-conversation-at-solvang/article_d58af164-9589-5c71-aaaa-f6150824c914.html People who own classic, antique, custom and just plain unusual cars generally love to show them off. Otherwise, what’s the point in having them? 2017-08-19T09:00:00-0500 The timeline: How the solar eclipse will shake out in our area http://lompocrecord.com/news/local/the-timeline-how-the-solar-eclipse-will-shake-out-in/article_67cf60f6-73a4-5fbe-a600-b97441c32283.html The natural world will seem pretty normal Monday morning, until 9:03 a.m. 2017-08-19T09:00:00-0500 Downtown cruise kicks off Lompoc Police Car Show weekend http://lompocrecord.com/news/local/downtown-cruise-kicks-off-lompoc-police-car-show-weekend/article_ebe807b8-5f21-56e8-bbc7-9eef41a8c66d.html The Lompoc Police Car Show festivities kicked off Friday evening with a downtown cruise through sections of Ocean Avenue. 2017-08-19T00:30:00-0500 Friday's Lottery numbers http://lompocrecord.com/news/local/friday-s-lottery-numbers/article_90508255-56c1-58b1-9824-bf727322affc.html LOTTERY 2017-08-18T23:38:00-0500 Hancock Promise program to provide free tuition to future students http://lompocrecord.com/news/local/hancock-promise-program-to-provide-free-tuition-to-future-students/article_e2de896e-101b-5279-9128-05360b28c6c1.html Hancock College unveiled its newest program, Hancock Promise, on Friday guaranteeing free tuition and fees for one year to future students who graduate from local high schools and immediately enroll. 2017-08-18T21:30:00-0500 Downstream releases from Cachuma Lake to recharge groundwater will start Monday http://lompocrecord.com/news/local/downstream-releases-from-cachuma-lake-to-recharge-groundwater-will-start/article_d238461c-f3ab-5764-97bb-1618cbc59768.html Water will be released into the Santa Ynez River from Cachuma Lake’s Bradbury Dam starting Monday, said a spokesman for the Santa Ynez River Water Conservation District. 2017-08-18T20:50:00-0500 Final farewell: Missing World War II Marine laid to rest in Arroyo Grande http://lompocrecord.com/news/local/final-farewell-missing-world-war-ii-marine-laid-to-rest/article_dc53cbfc-5abf-50ed-8cff-c5806dc89441.html More than seven decades after dying in one of the bloodiest battles of World War II, the lone Oceano man to never return home finally received his proper burial Friday. 2017-08-18T19:00:00-0500 Your Weekly Weather Report http://lompocrecord.com/news/local/your-weekly-weather-report/article_fe9336a1-a3bd-5c9d-932a-34326caea699.html A trough of low pressure is forecast to develop off the California coastline later on Saturday into Tuesday that will lead slightly cooler temperatures and a deep and a persistent marine layer that will probably obscure the partial solar eclipse… 2017-08-18T18:23:00-0500 Anti-hate rallies planned for Santa Maria, Lompoc http://lompocrecord.com/news/local/anti-hate-rallies-planned-for-santa-maria-lompoc/article_a12274bd-0d62-50a6-af98-3c13f0d48694.html In the wake of the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, local groups will come together for two rallies against hate and bigotry on Sunday and Monday. 2017-08-18T14:49:00-0500 Cal Poly to host public viewing of solar eclipse with telescopes http://lompocrecord.com/news/local/cal-poly-to-host-public-viewing-of-solar-eclipse-with/article_bf7bfc0e-cd7d-5174-893b-b5ceaea820e5.html Cal Poly’s Physics Department will host a public viewing of the partial solar eclipse Monday morning with five telescopes and “eclipse glasses,” a spokesman for the university said. 2017-08-18T14:00:00-0500 Surf Beach closure extended through September, officials cite plover violations http://lompocrecord.com/news/local/surf-beach-closure-extended-through-september-officials-cite-plover-violations/article_6497fcfa-dc9e-595b-8026-6b16f0b79ae0.html Lompoc-area beachgoers who were planning to return to Surf Beach next month will have to wait longer than anticipated. 2017-08-18T12:15:00-0500 Brave & Maiden winery breaks ground http://lompocrecord.com/news/local/brave-maiden-winery-breaks-ground/article_c8a0bea8-e24b-5e4a-a7c1-fd80ca4b81ea.html A new winery is coming to the Valley, and from the looks of the architectural rendering, it will blend in nicely with the surrounding hillside, oak trees and vineyards of the 60-acre estate along Refugio Road. 2017-08-18T09:00:00-0500 Candlelight vigil in Solvang Park held in solidarity with Charlottesville http://lompocrecord.com/news/local/candlelight-vigil-in-solvang-park-held-in-solidarity-with-charlottesville/article_d2cf0d6e-4ff2-5dec-96a8-5c16f7644495.html More than 50 people gathered Aug. 13 in Solvang Park to demonstrate their opposition to racism and show solidarity with Charlottesville, Virginia, following violence that erupted during a white supremacist rally and left one woman dead. 2017-08-18T00:00:00-0500 Thursday's Lottery numbers http://lompocrecord.com/news/local/thursday-s-lottery-numbers/article_0c1f1dae-245f-585a-9566-53bc094b24be.html LOTTERY 2017-08-17T22:21:00-0500 Missing World War II Marine makes it home; funeral Friday in Arroyo Grande http://lompocrecord.com/news/local/missing-world-war-ii-marine-makes-it-home-funeral-friday/article_9749f753-7658-551f-b397-9bb652d72abe.html A family and community will get to bid a final farewell Friday to the only World War II veteran never to make it home to Oceano following the war. 2017-08-17T19:30:00-0500