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Santa Maria Sun / Sports Short - Santa Maria Sun
St. Joseph vs. Paso Robles @ SJHS, 3:30 p.m. RHS vs. Pioneer Valley @ RHS, 3:30 p.m. Santa Ynez vs. Cabrillo @ CHS, 3:30 p.m. Lompoc vs. SMHS @ LHS, 3:30 p.m. St. Joseph vs. Pioneer Valley @ SJHS, 4 p.m. RHS vs. SLO @ RHS, 4 p.m. Santa Ynez vs. Templeton ...
Women and girls are running to inspire others - Santa Maria Sun
Between 2,000 and 2,500 girls and women will compete in the 10k and 5k She.Is.Beautiful Run on Sept. 21 at East Beach in Santa Barbara. The event benefits Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara, which offers after-school programs designed to help girls from 4 ...
Allan Hancock College will host softball clinics - Santa Maria Sun
This fall the Hancock softball program will host three clinics for girls from 7 to 17 years old. The clinics are scheduled for Sept. 27, Oct. 25, and Nov. 22. College players and coaches will teach offense and defense, fundamentals, and game strategies.
Friday Night Dances are getting in swing - Santa Maria Sun
Aktion Club invites dancers to bring their partners to the Veterans’ Memorial Community Center on Sept. 26, Oct. 24, and Dec. 5 for music, food and prizes from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 per dance and available at the Santa Maria Recreation and ...
Volunteers and nonprofits collaborate to bring world-class music to Guadalupe - Santa Maria Sun
The complexities of hosting a world-class musical ensemble in concert are numerous—dressing rooms, proper permitting, keeping the artists fed, and many other factors need to be considered. One local nonprofit, Viva el Arte de Santa Barbara, brings big ...
Santa Maria veterans speak out at a town hall meeting - Santa Maria Sun
“Veteran” is a word that tells many stories: of loss, duty, outrage, sacrifice, and heroism. It’s the only word that encompasses the simultaneous anger and gratitude many who attended a town hall meeting on Sept. 15 expressed. The Santa Maria ...
Annual Chalk Festival raises funds and awareness for school art programs - Santa Maria Sun
Most kids know that a bucket of chalk and a blank sidewalk can make for an afternoon well spent, so it makes sense that the Orcutt Children’s Art Foundation (OCAF), a local nonprofit that seeks to supplement local art education in schools, is inviting ...
The Dixie Swim Club celebrates Southern sisterhood with laughs - Santa Maria Sun
Director Dixie Arthur has Southern roots, which she pulled from as she guided the actors in "The Dixie Swim Club." PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SANTA MARIA CIVIC THEATRE It’s important to have friends you can rely on in life, even if it’s only once a year.
Hobnobbing with Helen - Santa Maria Sun
Crystal Moreno (left) and Tara Gross, respectively the volunteer manager and outreach coordinator at Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), met up with Uncle Sam at the Santa Maria Chamber of Commerce’s annual Trade Show on Sept. 11. Moreno and Gross ...
Fighting silence: A local woman spreads the word about ovarian cancer after her mother's battle against the disease - Santa Maria Sun
Something wasn’t right: She couldn’t eat much. The little she did eat made her feel very full. Her stomach was constantly cramping. She felt sick too often. And she didn’t have any energy. The short, sassy, big-brown-eyed Valentina Martins was never ...
Autumn days and years - Santa Maria Sun
We have come full circle and autumn is once again upon us. It is my favorite season of the year. Everything’s richer, heartier, and more full-bodied, from colors to foods. Daylight hours are fewer, and, as the weather cools, we all get ready to huddle ...
Santa Maria Joint Union High School District celebrates perfect test scores - Santa Maria Sun
About 90 Santa Maria Joint Union High School District students were honored during the Sept. 10 school board meeting for getting perfect scores on a state academic exam. The district’s special certificates were awarded to sophomores and seniors from ...
Massage therapy helps prevent sports injuries through holistic healing - Santa Maria Sun
Crystal-Bianca Cabanas loves to play sports. Whether she is running track and field or in the pool swimming laps, this 15-year-old is going hard year round. When she moved to the United States from the Philippines, her father encouraged her to be apart of ...
Up from the ground - Santa Maria Sun
First, locals started arguing about oil. Some folks, see, want to leave it in the ground, but other folks want to pull it up and out into the sunlight, where they can actually use it—and make money off it. Add to that the fact that some folks want to ...
Spotlight on: Heart & Sugar - Santa Maria Sun
One night in Russia, a little girl fell asleep to the sound of the mixer in the kitchen, wondering what kind of cake her mother was making for her birthday. The excitement of that anticipation led Alexandra Thompson to carry with her a lifelong love of ...