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No fracking until this drought resolves - Santa Maria Sun
I live in Orcutt. I believe the water shortage due to the climate-change-driven drought (reference James Hansen, Michael Mann, UC Santa Cruz research team who predicted drought 10 years ago) demands we be highly protective of our groundwater resources.
As reservoir supplies dwindle, chatter over groundwater levels takes the lead - Santa Maria Sun
Nothing is sexier than groundwater. Actually, wait, that’s not right: Everything is sexier than groundwater, but because California’s in a drought, groundwater’s suddenly a hot, sexy topic. Since April, legislation has oozed its way around the state ...
Dulcie Taylor releases a new album, performs new songs at Willow - Santa Maria Sun
Americana/roots singer and songwriter Dulcie Taylor just cut her new album "Only Worn One Time" on the Mesa/Bluemoon Recordings label from Paso Robles. Making new music that sounds familiar and comfortable to listeners is a difficult task, but South ...
Hot for teacher - Santa Maria Sun
My wife’s name is Mrs. Krider. That may seem obvious since she’s married to me, a guy whose last name happens to be Krider, but that isn’t at all what I was getting at. You see, Mrs. Krider is her teacher name. My wife, whom I love, the woman who ...
Photographer Donald Quintana shows off local wildlife at the Dunes Center - Santa Maria Sun
On the first November morning of 2013, wildlife photographer Donald Quintana parked at the Oso Flaco Lake Natural Area and began preparing his camera gear. While getting ready, he was approached by Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center administrative coordinator ...
The Great American Melodrama awakens old Ireland in 'The Shaughraun' - Santa Maria Sun
The immediate efficacy of a melodramatic play becomes apparent when you find yourself empathizing with characters from a wholly other time and place. The Great American Melodrama, with its huge archive of props and costumes from throughout the ages, is ...
Santa Maria Philharmonic receives a large donation amid fundraising drive - Santa Maria Sun
The Santa Maria Philharmonic Society is currently holding its annual fundraising drive in preparation for its upcoming 15th anniversary season. Locals are encouraged to donate or purchase a season subscription, which includes four concerts and the ...
Lompoc Civic Theatre is holding auditions - Santa Maria Sun
The Lompoc Civic Theatre is holding an audition for the production Ghosts of El Camino Real happening Oct. 17 through Nov. 2. The show will feature mission era characters including period costumes, musical instruments, dances, and ceremonies. Auditions ...
Santa Maria Valley YMCA gets ready for Family Day in the Park - Santa Maria Sun
The Santa Maria Valley YMCA is offering its annual Family Day in the Park and Healthy Kids Day, together, on Aug. 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Waller Park in Santa Maria. Admission to the event is free. The event will include car show events, games, food ...
Chumash Casino welcomes back the Star Voice competition - Santa Maria Sun
The Chumash Casino Resort welcomes back the Star Voice singing competition event to the casino. Formerly known as the Rising Star competition, Star Voice is a popular singing competition for adults from 18 to 81 years old who live in the Tri Counties Area.