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Financial tightrope: Guadalupe looks to DJ Farms and increasing taxes as the keys to fixing the city's financial woes - Santa Maria Sun
Guadalupe City Hall’s expansive walkways echo with footsteps that reverberate off bare walls with high ceilings as you make your way from one end to the other. The historic building’s halls are wide, tiled, and largely empty. The u-shaped former ...
Orcutt water polo raises funds with a poker tournament - Santa Maria Sun
The Orcutt Polo Association will host a Texas hold ’em poker tournament on Oct. 19 to raise money for the Orcutt Polo Association boys’ water polo team. The tournament will be held at the Santa Maria Eagles’ Aerie, beginning with dinner at 3 p.m ...
Santa Maria Westside Little League elections are on deck - Santa Maria Sun
The Santa Maria Westside Little League will hold its board of directors’ elections Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. at Straw Hat Pizza. The board will consist of at least seven members and no more than 15. The term of office lasts one year, and directors are ...
Santa Maria Sun / Sports Short - Santa Maria Sun
Orcutt Academy High School Varsity Tournament @ Rancho Maria, 2 p.m. Atascadero Tournament @ Chalk Mountain, 2 p.m. SYUHS vs. LHS @ SYUHS, 7 p.m. NHS vs. SMHS @ SMHS, 7 p.m. RHS vs. AHS @ AHS, 7 p.m. OAHS vs. SYUHS @ Rancho Maria, 3:30 p.m. NHS vs.
A haunted trail will have people running scared at the Halloween Hustle - Santa Maria Sun
The city of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department encourages runners of all fitness levels to dress up and participate in the second annual Halloween Hustle 5K and Kids’ 1-Mile Fun Run. The event starts at 9 a.m. on Oct. 25 at Jim May Park in Santa ...
Was an Independent Peer Review Panel cut out of PG&E's seismic review? - Santa Maria Sun
Several emails made public as part of a recent legal filing have provided a rare glimpse into internal conversations between Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) officials at a time when some critics have alleged the company sidestepped independent oversight.
Indian summer: Dancers competed under a hot October sun at the Chumash Inter-Tribal Pow Wow - Santa Maria Sun
Plumes of feathers and colorful streaks of ribbon swirled in the hot afternoon air as the sun beat down on the dancers like the steady thump of the drum. On Oct. 4 and 5, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians played host to the 19th annual Inter-Tribal ...
Temple Beth El presents a coalition of classic rock singers - Santa Maria Sun
Music has a powerful connection to our memories, so much so, that everyone holds an inner catalogue of their favorite songs from growing up. These could be the chart-topping songs that debuted while you were in high school, or older songs you remember your ...
Spotlight on: Nagy Wines - Santa Maria Sun
Clarissa Nagy grew up trying to trade her preservative-free cheese and roast beef sandwiches and her all-natural fruit leather for other kids’ white bread and bologna sandwiches. Little did she know: Some day, it would have her making fine wine.
Pioneer Valley students clean house - Santa Maria Sun
More than 120 students invaded Pioneer Valley High School’s campus on Oct. 4 to participate in a campus beautification day—they picked up trash, cleaned windows and doors, washed tables and benches, and raked leaves. Tami Barnum, an administrative ...
Elisa Baro - Santa Maria Sun
When Elisa Baro first started working for the Sun, she would sometimes run home after work. She didn’t live down the street, mind you; she lived in Guadalupe. Her slight 4-foot, 11-inch frame would take to the pavement alongside Highway 166, with big ...
Bats, spiders, and snakes: The Neal Taylor Nature Center at Cachuma Lake holds a creepy crawly event for all ages - Santa Maria Sun
October is typically the month when kids and adults alike embrace the morbid, outlandish, and creepy side of life. Several critters from the natural world tend to come to the forefront to represent the Halloween season, including all types of things that ...
Santa Maria firefighters respond to a fire in an unoccupied home - Santa Maria Sun
At 1 a.m. on Oct. 9, a mass of fire fighters descended on a burning house on South College Avenue. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Mike Barneich, a Santa Maria Fire Department battalion chief, confirmed to the Sun in an email that the ...
A man for all seasons - Santa Maria Sun
Last month, I wrote about the changes autumn brings and how I was changing in the autumn of my life. I wrote about my graying mane of hair and how I relied on the expertise of my hairdresser and colorist extraordinaire, Bruce Lee Ent. What I did not know ...
Remember this suit? - Santa Maria Sun
Way, way back a long time ago--all the way in May, which seems like it was practically a different decade at this point--I asked you whether you’d heard of a particular lawsuit. This wasn’t a salacious suit that involved sexy secrets or faulty products.