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Theresa Gingras shares her photography from Myanmar at Allan Hancock College External link to Theresa Gingras shares her photography from Myanmar at Allan Hancock College

08/23/2017: Balancing on one foot, a fisherman in Myanmar holds a cone-shaped net and leans perilously close to the edge of his skiff, like a ballet dancer executing a delicate pirouette. What he's doing may look... ...more

2017/8/24 4:37

PCPA presents one of Shakespeare's funniest comedies, 'Twelfth Night' External link to PCPA presents one of Shakespeare's funniest comedies, 'Twelfth Night'

08/23/2017: I've heard some people say if William Shakespeare were alive today, he'd be a comedy writer working on a hit sitcom like Friends or Modern Family. If you don't believe that, you've never seen his come... ...more

2017/8/24 4:37

Spotlight on: 805 Reviews - Robbie Shipman, founder and owner External link to Spotlight on: 805 Reviews - Robbie Shipman, founder and owner

08/23/2017: Robbie Shipman loves food. The 46-year-old founder and CEO of Arroyo Grande based Econcept Inc. says he travels the California coast constantly seeking new flavors and dishes to sample, usually with ... ...more

2017/8/24 4:37

'What's your emergency?': Santa Barbara County looks at changing the way its dispatch center operates to improve quality of service and inter-agency collaboration External link to 'What's your emergency?': Santa Barbara County looks at changing the way its dispatch center operates to improve quality of service and inter-agency collaboration

08/23/2017: If you called 911 from an unincorporated spot in Santa Barbara County after dark on Aug. 19, you most likely spoke with one of eight people. Sitting in semi-darkness, responding to crackling voices c... ...more

2017/8/24 4:37

Elverhøj Museum launches new exhibit External link to Elverhøj Museum launches new exhibit

08/23/2017: Beyond the Windmills: The Barry Berkus & Family Collection debuts at the Elverhøj Museum of History and Art in Solvang on Aug. 26. The exhibit features painting, sculpture, photography, and ... ...more

2017/8/24 4:37

Lompoc library to feature works of local artists External link to Lompoc library to feature works of local artists

08/23/2017: The Lompoc Public Library is calling for Central Coast artists to submit work samples and be considered as an exhibitor in the Grossman Gallery. To be considered, artists must provide a representativ... ...more

2017/8/24 4:37

Celebrity diet wars - Rebecca tries to eat like the stars and fails miserably External link to Celebrity diet wars - Rebecca tries to eat like the stars and fails miserably

08/23/2017: Dieting is not for me. Meal planning is not for me. Keeping food in my fridge that doesn't come with a spigot and an alcohol percentage content label is not for me. After 20 years of trying everythi... ...more

2017/8/24 4:37

A Street Café is the spot for cheap breakfast in Santa Maria External link to A Street Café is the spot for cheap breakfast in Santa Maria

08/23/2017: During a busy Thursday afternoon lunch at the A Street Café in Santa Maria, as servers bused tables and diners chatted about politics or the weather, I noticed an older man ask to speak with the ... ...more

2017/8/24 4:37

Noemi Mariscal External link to Noemi Mariscal

08/22/2017: What separates the Color Vibe run from other 5K races is the color, of course-runners are blasted with colored powder just as often as they take water breaks. Noemi Mariscal, 22, has run nearly a doze... ...more

2017/8/24 4:37

The Benchwarmer: Three cheers for cheerleaders - Girls and guys who flip, tumble, and cheer are just as athletic as anyone else External link to The Benchwarmer: Three cheers for cheerleaders - Girls and guys who flip, tumble, and cheer are just as athletic as anyone else

08/22/2017: I think junior high school is perhaps the most awkward time in one's life, where we tend to look back on things we said, thought, believed, and did that make us say, "WTF?" I have a number of ... ...more

2017/8/24 4:37

Hancock appoints interim police chief External link to Hancock appoints interim police chief

08/22/2017: Ronald Schram, a veteran law enforcement officer with nearly 40 years of experience, was named interim police chief of the Allan Hancock Joint Community College District on Aug. 14 at a Hancock board ... ...more

2017/8/24 4:37

Two years after the Refugio oil spill, Plains All American Pipeline seeks to replace the pipeline responsible External link to Two years after the Refugio oil spill, Plains All American Pipeline seeks to replace the pipeline responsible

08/22/2017: The company responsible for an oil spill near Refugio State Beach in 2015 recently announced its intent to rebuild corroded pipelines that have sat idle in the two years since the disaster. On Aug. 1... ...more

2017/8/24 4:37

Buellton City Council to loosen its grip on recreational vehicle parking External link to Buellton City Council to loosen its grip on recreational vehicle parking

08/22/2017: Buellton resident Roger Ayala was left without a choice. After a city letter informed him earlier this year that a new addition to an old city ordinance would make it illegal for him to park his '92 W... ...more

2017/8/24 4:37

Deputy shot and killed suspected robber in Orcutt External link to Deputy shot and killed suspected robber in Orcutt

08/22/2017: An unnamed Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office deputy shot and killed a suspected bank robber just before 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 22. The Sheriff's Office responded to a reported robbery at CoastHills Cr... ...more

2017/8/24 4:37

Trump is keeping his promises External link to Trump is keeping his promises

08/22/2017: Donald Trump is keeping his promises. The job market's heating up, wages are rising, businesses are investing in the U.S., the stock market continues to break records, trade policies and agreements ar... ...more

2017/8/24 4:37

Government works best with trust External link to Government works best with trust

08/22/2017: Water providers on the Central Coast should find ways to work together for the interests of their constituents. Most communities on the Central Coast have government agencies overseeing their water su... ...more

2017/8/24 4:37

Bill Cirone: Public education leader and champion External link to Bill Cirone: Public education leader and champion

08/22/2017: It was with much reflection that I read of the retirement of Santa Barbara County Superintendent of Schools Bill Cirone. His retirement has made me reflect on our many years of service as the two of u... ...more

2017/8/24 4:37

'Hancock Promise' offers high school graduates first year at AHC free External link to 'Hancock Promise' offers high school graduates first year at AHC free

08/22/2017: High school students graduating from the Allan Hancock Joint Community College District who immediately enroll to Allan Hancock College will receive a year of free tuition and fees starting with the F... ...more

2017/8/24 4:37

Political Watch 8/24/17 External link to Political Watch 8/24/17

08/22/2017: €¢ Local and state representatives signed a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke urging him and the Department of the Interior to protect and preserve California's National Monuments at the... ...more

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County supervisors agree on response to grand jury report on water management External link to County supervisors agree on response to grand jury report on water management

08/22/2017: With the Lake Cachuma reservoir at less than 50 percent capacity and the county still in a declared state of emergency due to the five-year drought, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors unani... ...more

2017/8/24 4:37

Local businesses, representatives voice support for Carrizo Plain External link to Local businesses, representatives voice support for Carrizo Plain

08/22/2017: Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is expected to issue a recommendation on Aug. 24 that could possibly reduce the size of or rescind the designation of as many as 21 national monuments, including t... ...more

2017/8/24 4:37

Amber Alert issued for child abducted after fatal shooting External link to Amber Alert issued for child abducted after fatal shooting

08/22/2017: The Santa Maria Police Department issued an Amber Alert for a child who was reportedly abducted on Aug. 21 after a fatal shooting at 230 North College Drive. The alert was issued just after 1:30 a.m. ... ...more

2017/8/24 4:37

Meeting shows correlation between childhood trauma and adult violence External link to Meeting shows correlation between childhood trauma and adult violence

08/22/2017: A person who has experienced four or more traumatic events during childhood, also known as adverse childhood experiences, is seven times more likely to spend time in prison, according to Edwin Weaver,... ...more

2017/8/24 4:37

Sustainable buzzwords External link to Sustainable buzzwords

08/22/2017: Don't you love buzzwords? A word or phrase grabs hold of the lexicon and its use becomes ubiquitous in everyday life. Worse yet, it starts to creep into the barrage of advertising that we endure dail... ...more

2017/8/24 4:37

Become involved in fighting climate change External link to Become involved in fighting climate change

08/22/2017: I just read the findings of a study called "Politics and Global Warming, May 2017," that looked at party affiliation and how voters view climate policies. Here are a few findings: Over half of regist... ...more

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