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Advisory council votes against recommending approval for a Nipomo marijuana dispensary - Santa Maria Sun
Ethnobotanica representative Stephanie Kiel took a deep breath as she walked outside of the San Luis Obispo South County Advisory Council (SCAC) meeting on Feb. 24. “That was rough,” she said. Ethnobotanica financial officer Stephanie Kiel responded to ...
House fire causes Lompoc officials to consider indoor pot growing regs - Santa Maria Sun
The house at 1040 N. Jasmine Street in Lompoc is sealed, with a sticker on the front door saying, “UNSAFE TO OCCUPY.” A pile of burnt wood, insulation, and debris sits in the driveway, covered with a tarp. Inside the converted garage are the remains of ...
The wildflowers are popping in Los Padres - Santa Maria Sun
As the sun’s warmth burnt off the dreary Sunday morning fog of Valentine’s Day Weekend, the green hills beckoned, but I knew if I wanted to hike, I would have to drive. The Santa Maria neck of the Central Coast isn’t really known for having lots of ...
The Lompoc Civic explores terror in 'I'll Be Back Before Midnight' - Santa Maria Sun
The magic of the theater relies on the ability to capture a scene and bring it to life again and again. From the splinters of the set, to the lines in the actors’ heads, none of it is real until that moment begins, and the story unfurls before an audience.
Santa Maria Arts Council holds arts grants workshop - Santa Maria Sun
Those interested in applying for the Santa Maria Arts Council’s Individual Grants in the Arts competition must attend an upcoming workshop about the application process. Those interested in applying and competing for grants in dance, drama, music, and ...
Rancho Bowl features a dance party every night - Santa Maria Sun
The occupation of the disc jockey, now known as the abbreviated DJ, hardly resembles the vocation that birthed the term. Turntables, needles, large vinyl discs are all still prized by many contemporary DJs, but you are more likely to see today’s DJ clad ...
Lompoc Valley Art Association features wood turner at upcoming meeting - Santa Maria Sun
The Lompoc Valley Art Association will be holding its regular monthly meeting on March 3, with a social time beginning at 6:30 p.m. and a presentation at 7 p.m. Guest artist Gerry Davis will be demonstrating the art of wood turning, inviting others to try ...
Please do run for office, women! - Santa Maria Sun
Heidi Harmon’s commentary (“Run like a girl,” Feb. 19) is so right on and clear as to what women have been facing since the end of World War II when we were told to go back to the kitchen. Back then, we protested for equal pay for equal work; for ...
Artists Guild of Santa Ynez Valley offers high school scholarships - Santa Maria Sun
The Artists Guild of Santa Ynez Valley invites Santa Ynez Valley high school students and accredited home school students to apply for the guild’s art scholarships. The individual merit awards will range from $500 to $3,000 and will be awarded to ...
Tour New York with PCPA - Santa Maria Sun
The Pacific Conservatory Theater (PCPA) offers a Springtime Theatre Tour happening April 27 through May 4. PCPA artistic director Mark Booher will lead the tour through New York’s theater, arts, and other cultural districts. The tour costs $3,995 per ...
The Dreamers deserve better - Santa Maria Sun
Well, the Do-Nothing Republicans in the Do-Nothing Republican-controlled Congress in Washington have, with the help of a racist conservative judge in Republican Texas, finally done something. Together, they have thrown cold water on the hopes of millions ...
Herd immunity and the vaccine personal belief exemption - Santa Maria Sun
A needle pokes through the protective film of a vaccine vial, while a hand simultaneously pulls up on the needle’s handle, sucking in an engineered cocktail that includes elements like gelatin, phosphate, chick embryo cell culture, and human lung ...
Hancock STEM Center offers courses for kids - Santa Maria Sun
If you’re unfamiliar with STEM, it stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; in other words, the foundations for a good chunk of education and current career options in the United States. The STEM Center at Allan Hancock College was ...
Spotlight on: Growing Grounds - Santa Maria Sun
While living in Hollywood several years ago, Robert Silverman spent many days as a recluse inside his apartment. He had a severe case of agoraphobia—or the fear of open spaces—which kept him from going outside. He was what people called a “shut-in ...
Laughter is not the best medicine - Santa Maria Sun
First of all, let me point out that I am not a doctor. I am not a scientist, nor a clinical researcher, nor a nurse practitioner, nor any sort of professional who could write you a prescription or prep you for surgery should you need pills in you or an ...