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Winning Images 2017 - Photographs bring life to a standstill in annual photography contest External link to Winning Images 2017 - Photographs bring life to a standstill in annual photography contest

10/18/2017:     An image can stop a moment forever, giving one split second of life a place in history. And the way in which that story is told has everything to do with the person behind the ca... ...more

2017/10/19 17:57

Humor: Rebecca Rose fondly looks back at her career External link to Humor: Rebecca Rose fondly looks back at her career

10/17/2017: There's a lot of talk about journalism these days, what it is, what it isn't, how it's all totally fake, and how we're paid by billionaires to write phony stories, etc., etc. So I thought I would... ...more

2017/10/19 17:57

The Buckeye Trail will kick your ass. But it's totally worth it. - Get your hike on over the Pacific Ocean External link to The Buckeye Trail will kick your ass. But it's totally worth it.  - Get your hike on over the Pacific Ocean

10/17/2017: As Highway 1 bends around Salmon Creek in northern SLO County, there it is, off the road on the right, past the horrendous mess that is people parking to gawk at Salmon Creek Falls and to the left of ... ...more

2017/10/19 17:57

Barbershop chorus to hold fundraiser for youth event External link to Barbershop chorus to hold fundraiser for youth event

10/17/2017: The Central Coast Chordsmen barbershop chorus holds a fundraiser barbecue event on Oct. 28 to help pay for the annual Youth-in-Harmony Event. The barbecue runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Masonic... ...more

2017/10/19 17:57

PCPA's new season includes musicals, comedy, and more External link to PCPA's new season includes musicals, comedy, and more

10/17/2017: Pacific Conservatory Theatre's (PCPA) 54th season launches on Nov. 9 with its production of Freaky Friday. The musical, based on a hit Disney film, runs through Dec. 23 at the Marian Theatre. Othe... ...more

2017/10/19 17:57

Wildling Museum hosts talk with Bill Dewey External link to Wildling Museum hosts talk with Bill Dewey

10/17/2017: The Wildling Museum in Solvang presents the final installation of its current Artist Talk Series on Oct. 29, featuring aerial photographer Bill Dewey. Dewey's photographs have been featured in several... ...more

2017/10/19 17:57

Lompoc's Cypress Gallery features artist Mikki Alhart's work in October External link to Lompoc's Cypress Gallery features artist Mikki Alhart's work in October

10/17/2017: When Mikki Alhart speaks, you can feel her smiling through the phone. She is given to exuberant kindness and easy eagerness to share her life's work. Alhart, the featured artist of the month for Oc... ...more

2017/10/19 17:57

Rebeccamendations External link to Rebeccamendations

10/17/2017: • Chef Drew Terp (who is set to host another cooking class on Oct. 28) at PICO unveiled a truly epic burger at a recent burger night at the Los Alamos eatery. The breakfast burger features two 6... ...more

2017/10/19 17:57

Sides Hardware and Shoes is a playful mix of history and contemporary dining External link to  Sides Hardware and Shoes is a playful mix of history and contemporary dining

10/17/2017: Until the early 1970s, Sides Hardware and Shoes delivered what its name promised. In 1901 the original building was put up by an aspiring businessman named Milburn Sides. He started M. Sides Hardwar... ...more

2017/10/19 17:57

Santa Maria City Council, a major disappointment - Santa Maria External link to Santa Maria City Council, a major disappointment - Santa Maria

10/17/2017: I couldn't be more disheartened by the inaction of our City Council at the Oct. 3 meeting regarding the Arts Master Plan and Ordinance. Early on, Councilmembers Jack Boyson and Etta Watterfield were c... ...more

2017/10/19 17:57

Condor in recovery? - Orcutt External link to Condor in recovery? - Orcutt

10/17/2017: Recent newspaper releases have brought up the "recovery" of the California condor to the wild. The question I have to ponder: When does an animal survive in the wild? Is a creature believed to be "wil... ...more

2017/10/19 17:57

Condor in recovery? - Orcutt External link to Condor in recovery? - Orcutt

10/17/2017: Recent newspaper releases have brought up the "recovery" of the California condor to the wild. The question I have to ponder: When does an animal survive in the wild? Is a creature believed to be "wil... ...more

2017/10/19 17:57

Where is the Republican Party leadership? - Vandenberg Village External link to Where is the Republican Party leadership? - Vandenberg Village

10/17/2017: During the term of President Barack Obama, the Republican-controlled House and Seante spared no efforts to nullify any attempts he made to enact legislation for the betterment of the country and its c... ...more

2017/10/19 17:57

Why won't Carbajal take a stand on sanctuary cities? - Goleta External link to Why won't Carbajal take a stand on sanctuary cities? - Goleta

10/17/2017: Gov. Jerry Brown and the Democratic Legislature recently signed legislation to make California a sanctuary state. We have all heard the horror stories of illegal felons committing horrible acts, and o... ...more

2017/10/19 17:57

Missing the mark - Lompoc External link to Missing the mark - Lompoc

10/17/2017: The Sun's Opinion page allowed the latest ravings of Ken McCalip ("The time to act is now," Oct. 12) to attack again our Second Amendment right to own and carry guns, as the reason for the sad, crazy ... ...more

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Domestic violence is a dangerous trap External link to Domestic violence is a dangerous trap

10/17/2017: Editor's note: Denise F. was a source for the cover story, "Break the silence," which ran Oct. 5. Her full last name has been omitted to protect her privacy. She submitted her story as a contribution ... ...more

2017/10/19 17:57

Political Watch External link to Political Watch

10/17/2017: • Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed two bills penned by Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) into state law. AB 1328 gives California water agencies access to information on potent... ...more

2017/10/19 17:57

Former patients and families invited to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit celebration External link to Former patients and families invited to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit celebration

10/17/2017: Marian Regional Medical Center will host the fourth annual Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Graduation Celebration on Nov. 4. The event will include an opportunity for toddlers who were born premature t... ...more

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Allan Hancock College eligible for $1 million prize External link to Allan Hancock College eligible for $1 million prize

10/17/2017: Allan Hancock College announced Oct. 11 that it was named, for the fourth time, one of the nation's top 150 community colleges by the Aspen Institute, which began ranking community colleges in 2011.... ...more

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Spotlight On: Women's Fund of Northern Santa Barbara County - Amy Curti, president External link to Spotlight On: Women's Fund of Northern Santa Barbara County  - Amy Curti, president

10/17/2017: For Amy Curti, and her fellow members at the collective volunteer donor group, the Women's Fund of Northern Santa Barbara County, the power of the purse should not be underestimated. "With my me... ...more

2017/10/19 17:57

County chasing millions in grants for stormwater resource projects External link to County chasing millions in grants for stormwater resource projects

10/17/2017: Santa Barbara County officials are scrambling to receive public input on a stormwater resources plan as the window for grants to fund the program threatens to slam shut. "We anticipate the next ... ...more

2017/10/19 17:57

Youth Matters - Youth representatives lead adult-free town hall on preventing community violence External link to Youth Matters - Youth representatives lead adult-free town hall on preventing community violence

10/17/2017: "Drugs and gangs, violence, oppression, child abuse, neglect, homophobia," read one banner taped to a wall of the Veterans' Memorial Center on Oct. 12, where dozens of young Santa Marians gathered f... ...more

2017/10/19 17:57

Pet advocates laud ban on commercially bred animals in pet stores External link to Pet advocates laud ban on commercially bred animals in pet stores

10/17/2017: In an effort to prevent the animal cruelty that is often affiliated with commercial breeders, also known as puppy mills, California plans to ban pet stores from selling commercially bred dogs, cats,... ...more

2017/10/19 17:57

DA charges Camarillo man for allegedly defrauding elders External link to DA charges Camarillo man for allegedly defrauding elders

10/17/2017: The Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office warned the public to protect its elderly population from potential fraudsters in light of a case currently in court. On Oct. 13, the office issu... ...more

2017/10/19 17:57

Santa Maria to require vendor permits in parks External link to Santa Maria to require vendor permits in parks

10/17/2017: Vendors hoping to make some extra cash in Santa Maria's parks are now required to apply for permits through the city and, in some cases, pay annual fees of up to $273.  All food and beverage ... ...more

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