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Support Lompoc's cannabis ordinance External link to Support Lompoc's cannabis ordinance

12/11/2017: Dear Sun, you need more balanced cannabis coverage. You recently published an editorial by Lompoc resident Ron Fink about his irrational concerns over legalized cannabis in Lompoc ("Lompoc residents... ...more

2017/12/11 16:37

Humor: Ariel doesn't break holiday tradition External link to  Humor: Ariel doesn't break holiday tradition

12/07/2017: Is it already December? I feel like I just finished boxing up the holiday decorations. Now I have to put them out again. That's because I am big on traditions, especially during the holidays. Every... ...more

2017/12/11 16:37

Deck the paws: This year's Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide is for the pets and animal lovers on your list External link to Deck the paws: This year's Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide is for the pets and animal lovers on your list

12/06/2017: You might have everyone crossed off your holiday shopping list, but what about the four-legged friends and family in your life? For this year's Last-Minute Gift Guide, the Sun focused on gifts for p... ...more

2017/12/11 16:37

Black Bear Diner in Santa Maria brings country kitsch front and center External link to  Black Bear Diner in Santa Maria brings country kitsch front and center

12/06/2017: I've never really been one for a lot of fake corporate kitsch in restaurants. That cute rusty license plate from 1956 Montana hanging on the wall over your table was probably made in a Taiwanese facto... ...more

2017/12/11 16:37

Political Watch 12/07/17 External link to Political Watch 12/07/17

12/06/2017: • Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) appeared on Meet the Press on Dec. 2, and discussed President Donald Trump's actions following the guilty plea of his former National Security Advisor Mich... ...more

2017/12/11 16:37

Mollie Dobbs turns childhood acting bug into blossoming career External link to Mollie Dobbs turns childhood acting bug into blossoming career

12/06/2017: Actress Molly Dobbs, an Arroyo Grande High School graduate, is currently performing the role of Ellie in the Pacific Conservatory Theatre's (PCPA) production of Freaky Friday. She recently talked with... ...more

2017/12/11 16:37

Central Coast holiday shows to kick off the season External link to Central Coast holiday shows to kick off the season

12/06/2017: We're a week into December, and it is indeed beginning to look a lot like Christmas. But forget decorating the tree just so or purchasing the perfect gift-the real question is what forms of community ... ...more

2017/12/11 16:37

Corby Burress External link to Corby Burress

12/06/2017: St. Joseph High School girls' soccer forward Corby Burress got off to just about as great a start as she could hope for to her 2017-18 season. The junior standout found the net twice in the Knights' ... ...more

2017/12/11 16:37

Proud Saints: Santa Maria football shines in historic CIF championship game, despite loss to Big Bear External link to Proud Saints: Santa Maria football shines in historic CIF championship game, despite loss to Big Bear

12/06/2017: No moment better captured the vibe at Santa Maria High School on Dec. 2 than the scene at Ralph Baldiviez Stadium just minutes after the final buzzer of the CIF Southern Section Division 12 Championsh... ...more

2017/12/11 16:37

Guadalupe City Council doing Planning Commission's job External link to Guadalupe City Council doing Planning Commission's job

12/06/2017: I went to the Guadalupe City Council meeting about four or five weeks ago where a resident of Guadalupe discussed that he wants to build a simple driveway at his new home. He went to the Planning Depa... ...more

2017/12/11 16:37

The Central Coast can't afford the GOP tax plan External link to The Central Coast can't afford the GOP tax plan

12/06/2017: On Monday, the House and Senate met to negotiate the final version of their tax plan behind closed doors, but there are a few things about the plan we know to expect. Every iteration of the Republica... ...more

2017/12/11 16:37

City officials work to rally community support for recently adopted youth safety plan External link to City officials work to rally community support for recently adopted youth safety plan

12/06/2017: Community members and city officials have spent months arguing over ways to best reduce youth violence in Santa Maria, and an end to the battle is not in sight. City officials are taking their first ... ...more

2017/12/11 16:37

Spotlight on: Hans Duus Blacksmith - Hans Duus, owner External link to Spotlight on: Hans Duus Blacksmith  - Hans Duus, owner

12/06/2017: Hans Duus, 66, has been working with metals for more than 50 years. "I like being around a forge," he told the Sun. "I grew up in it." Duus first sank his teeth into the craft when he was just a tee... ...more

2017/12/11 16:37

Hobnobbing with Helen: The Philharmonic put on a masquerade External link to Hobnobbing with Helen: The Philharmonic put on a masquerade

12/06/2017: Masquerade Ball. Doesn't that sound like fun? There were masks galore at the Philharmonic Society's annual fundraiser, held on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Radisson Hotel. This year's theme was-you gu... ...more

2017/12/11 16:37

Greater number of valley fever cases reported on the Central Coast External link to Greater number of valley fever cases reported on the Central Coast

12/06/2017: It was 2006 when the Perkins wildfire devastated parts of the Cuyuma Valley. As captain of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department's hand crew, Rob Hazard spent more than a week installing hand and b... ...more

2017/12/11 16:37

Broken pipe causes damage and closures to East Battles Road External link to Broken pipe causes damage and closures to East Battles Road

12/06/2017: A fire hydrant pipe broke near the intersection of East Battles Road and South Broadway on Dec. 4, causing the pavement to buckle, which led to a lengthy lane closure on Battles. The water pipe was r... ...more

2017/12/11 16:37

Attorney adds context to detainment lawsuit against Marian Medical, county External link to Attorney adds context to detainment lawsuit against Marian Medical, county

12/06/2017: The attorney for a San Luis Obispo couple who attempted to sue Marian Regional Medical Center for wrongful detainment added clarity to the complex case while responding to an article published in the ... ...more

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Santa Maria park improvement projects underway External link to Santa Maria park improvement projects underway

12/06/2017: Big changes are coming, or already have come, to Santa Maria's Grogan, Armstrong, and Buena Vista parks. Each park is somewhere in the renovation process as the Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Depar... ...more

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County status report shows Greka responsible for majority of petroleum violations External link to County status report shows Greka responsible for majority of petroleum violations

12/06/2017: Santa Barbara County Planning and Development staff found that Greka Energy led the pack in terms of violations and fines compared to other oil and gas producers in the county. In an annual report pr... ...more

2017/12/11 16:37

Santa Maria introduces 'Talking in the Library' External link to Santa Maria introduces 'Talking in the Library'

12/06/2017: A series of 17 short videos-in English and Spanish, featuring patrons of the Santa Maria Public Library discussing their experiences using the modern library system-are now posted online. The library... ...more

2017/12/11 16:37

Women's Guild hosts Christmas luncheon External link to Women's Guild hosts Christmas luncheon

12/06/2017: St. Mark's-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church's Women's Guild is hosting the annual Christmas luncheon on Dec. 9 at 11:30 a.m. Women over the age of 12 are encouraged to attend. The event will be held in... ...more

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