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  • Santa Maria Philharmonic Society Faces the Music with Call for More Volunteers
    published on Mon, 08 Feb 2016 10:00:00 GMT
    Santa Barbara County is home to hundreds of nonprofit organizations varying in description from homeowners associations to youth organizations, groups dedicated to the arts and those committed to ending homelessness and hunger. All of them depend upon volunteers, citizens who carve out time from their daily lives to support the programs they adore....
  • Homeless Rights Advocate Dies in Bike Crash
    published on Sat, 06 Feb 2016 20:38:37 GMT
    Ed Mannon, a 30-year resident of Santa Barbara's streets and once a mainstay of the local homeless rights community, died from head wounds he sustained while riding his bike downtown on Monday. "It was a freak, random accident," said his attorney Robert Landheer....
  • Jackson Hosting 'Senior Scam Stopper Seminar' in Spanish
    published on Wed, 03 Feb 2016 23:45:42 GMT
    Catering to Santa Barbara's elderly Spanish-speaking community, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson will host a scam prevention seminar for seniors in Spanish with English translation provided. The free event takes place Thursday, February 4, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Franklin Neighborhood Center at 1136 East Montecito Street....
  • America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals' VIP...
    published on Wed, 03 Feb 2016 08:02:29 GMT
    Doni-Jo Minor-Munro of Santa Maria, California, a VIP member in America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals has been honored by Strathmore's Who's Who for her outstanding contributions to the field of American Indian Education Programs. Her Times Square appearance took place on December 8, 2015....
  • Hancock Dance Students to Learn From Celebrity Choreographers Mario Mosley, Jonathan Platero
    published on Mon, 01 Feb 2016 04:54:00 GMT
    Dance students at Allan Hancock College will soon have an opportunity to learn from two celebrity choreographers, including one who has worked alongside some of the entertainment industry's biggest names. Mario Mosley and Jonathan Platero will be guest choreographers for the dance department's annual spring program, Dance Spectrum....
  • Epidemic of Homicides Puts Safety of Santa Maria - and Santa Marians - in Question
    published on Sun, 31 Jan 2016 15:55:00 GMT
    With Santa Maria's murder rate seemingly escalating by the week, many people are questioning whether the city is safe. Police officials say the string of violence doesn't appear to involve random victims, but elected leaders admit they share the community's frustration at the carnage....
  • Allan Hancock College to Present Annual Fine Arts Student Art Show
    published on Sat, 30 Jan 2016 04:10:00 GMT
    The creative efforts of student artists enrolled in the fine arts program at Allan Hancock College will be featured in the annual Fine Arts Student Art Show from Feb. 1 through March 9, 2016. The show will be on display in the Ann Foxworthy Gallery on the Santa Maria campus....
  • Allan Hancock College to Present Annual Fine Arts Student Art Show
    published on Sat, 30 Jan 2016 01:08:39 GMT
    The creative efforts of student artists enrolled in the fine arts program at Allan Hancock College will be featured in the annual Fine Arts Student Art Show from Feb. 1 through March 9, 2016. The show will be on display in the Ann Foxworthy Gallery on the Santa Maria campus....
  • Pacific Coast Red Cross to Install Free Smoke Alarms in Local Homes
    published on Fri, 29 Jan 2016 08:10:00 GMT
    The Red Cross of the Pacific Coast is mobilizing the power of volunteers to install free smoke alarms in Santa Maria homes during an upcoming Home Fire Campaign event. Red Cross volunteers, in partnership with the Santa Maria Fire Department and other community partners, will be installing smoke alarms Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting the day at the Santa Maria City Fire Administration Office, located at 314 W. Cook Street....
  • 14-Year-Old Charged As Adult In Fatal Stabbing In Santa Maria
    published on Thu, 28 Jan 2016 07:13:10 GMT
    A 14-year-old boy arrested along with an adult in connection with the stabbing of a Pioneer Valley High School student Monday will be charged as an adult, Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley said. A felony complaint was filed against Israel Gaspar Cruz, 19, and Carlos Geovani Perez, 14, charging both teens with one count of murder with a special allegation for criminal street gang involvement....
  • Lutherans among those defending life in marches
    published on Wed, 27 Jan 2016 21:36:26 GMT
    Lutherans lead this year's 2016 March for Life Jan. 22 in Washington, D.C. Forty-three years after the Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, tens of thousands of pro-life people converged on Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, Jan. 22 and 23 respectively, to be a unified voice for the unborn and for the sanctity of life at all stages....
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Maria Valley to Celebrate 50th Anniversary With Golden Jubilee Event
    published on Tue, 26 Jan 2016 23:55:00 GMT
    Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Maria Valley is celebrating 50 years of serving children Jan. 28, 2016, at the Santa Maria Country Club. The Golden Jubilee Celebration is sponsored by longtime club supporter Aera Energy and features guest speaker Jim Clark, Boys & Girls Clubs of America's president and CEO....
  • Get 'Em While They're Hot - Santa Maria and Orcutt Lions Announce Enchiladas Sale
    published on Thu, 21 Jan 2016 23:53:55 GMT
    Proceeds from the Santa Maria and Orcutt Lions' enchiladas sale will benefit the Lions Sight Conservation Foundation. The Santa Maria and Orcutt Lions will be making their famous enchiladas Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016....
  • Two New Members Appointed To Santa Maria Planning Commission
    published on Thu, 21 Jan 2016 13:54:00 GMT
    The two were named to fill terms left vacant by the resignations of longtime commissioner Rodger Brown and Fred Quigley. "I have been Rotary president and on two city committees that have prepared me for this position....
  • Linda Wall Remembered as 'Loving and Kind' at DUI...
    published on Thu, 21 Jan 2016 13:17:00 GMT
    Retired teacher's family, friends make make victim-impact statements before Rebecca Sandoval of Lompoc is given nearly 14-year prison term Linda Wall poses with Jessie Wall during her granddaughter's graduation from Santa Ynez Valley High School. 'I will never get to hug or talk to her again,' Jessie Wall said Wednesday during sentencing for Rebecca Cristal Sandoval, who caused the crash that killed the retired teacher in 2013....
  • Santa Maria, CA Author Publishes End of Life Book
    published on Thu, 21 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT
    January 21, 2016 - "My Corner: My Time," a new book by A. Albert Allan, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. As one enters the ages between 70 and 80 one reaches a milestone and enters their golden years. While a milestone, entering the 70-80 age bracket comes with serious questions....
  • Betteravia Plaza Project Gets Santa Maria Council OK
    published on Thu, 21 Jan 2016 05:07:00 GMT
    Land once slated for industrial purposes instead will become home to retail, office and residential uses after gaining approval from the Santa Maria City Counci l on Tuesday night. Council members approved several steps related to the project proposed for 55 acres on West Betteravia Road between the Santa Maria Police Station and railroad tracks....
  • Santa Maria Catholic School To Reopen Wednesday After Gas Leak Forced Early Dismissal
    published on Wed, 20 Jan 2016 09:46:00 GMT
    St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic School in Santa Maria will reopen Wednesday, a day after a gas leak forced an early dismissal for students. Principal Michelle Cox said Southern California Gas Company workers told her Tuesday afternoon the problem involving a gas line outside of a school building had been fixed and classes could resume Wednesday....
  • Feb. 1 Deadline Set for Santa Maria-Bonita School District Superintendent Applications
    published on Sun, 17 Jan 2016 07:09:25 GMT
    The second search for the Santa Maria-Bonita School District's next superintendent is ramping up, with applications due Feb. 1. Longtime Superintendent Phil Alvarado retired in June, ending nearly 40 years of working in the Santa Maria district, after having attended district schools as a child. The district's consultant advertised the job opening in the Association of California Administrators newsletter in December and January, noting an application deadline of 5 p.m. Feb. 1. According to its ...
  • ExxonMobil Applies for Emergency Oil Trucking Permit to Empty Gaviota-Area Storage Tanks
    published on Thu, 14 Jan 2016 02:59:24 GMT
    The May 19 oil spill was caused when a Plains All American Pipeline ruptured, sending up to 141,000 gallons of crude oil onto the coastline and into the ocean. The ruptured Line 901 was found to be badly corroded, and authorities ordered Plains to also shut down Line 903, which carries processed crude oil north through Santa Barbara County to refineries in other areas....