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Redacted: What remains unknown from the NRC and PG&E about Diablo Canyon - Santa Maria Sun
Page 1 contains a short memo. Page 2 features a list of recipients. Pages 3 through 67, however, are blank. Each page--in the public version of the document, anyway--is concealed by a white box, hiding the text the original recipients could access.
Grant helps ensure Guadalupe's water access - Santa Maria Sun
Over Memorial Day weekend 2013, Guadalupe’s one functioning groundwater well pump stopped working. Luckily, California hadn’t yet admitted to its full-fledged drought problem and was fulfilling more than 5 percent allocations of state water that year ...
Dana Adobe Nipomo Amigos releases new logo and mission statement - Santa Maria Sun
The Dana Adobe Nipomo Amigos (DANA) originally formed to restore the 176-year-old Dana Adobe building, but with the task complete, the nonprofit organization has shifted its focus as it builds a new visitors center and has issued a new logo and mission ...
When in LA, do what the locals do - Santa Maria Sun
Most of my experiences in Los Angeles have been while visiting my wife Candice’s family, including my brother-in-law Izaac Meras, who moved to Los Angeles from Santa Maria several years ago to work for Film This!, a company that acquires proper ...
Old Orcutt merchants hold shop hop and stroll - Santa Maria Sun
The Old Orcutt Merchants Association will present another Old Orcutt Stroll event, the Spring Shop Hop, on March 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Various businesses will be participating with differing attractions and offers throughout the day, including ...
The Melodrama delivers laughs with 'Leading Ladies' - Santa Maria Sun
If you look up “performance practices in the theater during Shakespeare’s day,” you will find that men played all of the female roles. Shakespeare himself toyed with this idea on more than one occasion in his plays, often writing female characters ...
What do we do about water? - Santa Maria Sun
Why is it, as the American people, we are willing to spend billions of dollars on machines of war but do nothing about a drought that within one year may close down the farm fields of California? Why is it, as Americans, we pretend there is no human effect ...
Don't be whiny yourself - Santa Maria Sun
In reply to “Say no to whiny, childish behavior” by Ken McCalip (March 19): I love reading the Sun, but lately it has me laughing almost every week. The articles get crazier, and the justifications people use get more far-fetched. I laugh at the ...
Spotlight on: Women's Economic Ventures - Santa Maria Sun
The open house for Women’s Economic (WEV) was in full swing on the afternoon of March 18: A handful of balloons, aluminum trays filled with taco fixings, and a small crowd of people helped the nonprofit celebrate the opening of its new Santa Maria office.
Chess lessons now being offered at Battles Elementary - Santa Maria Sun
On March 24 Battles Elementary School began offering a new addition to its list of after-school activities: chess lessons. The lessons are being held from 2:45 to 4 p.m., every Tuesday for nine weeks. Author and chess instructor Robert Holland, better ...
Experimenting on invasive species: Efforts to manage veldt grass in the Guadalupe dunes go aerial - Santa Maria Sun
A helicopter rises from behind the hills, fields of strawberries and broccoli stretch for miles into the distance. The pilot moves toward a specific target, then releases a foggy, wet dust from a 17-foot spray boom, carpeting the ground—and, more ...
Chrysler checks out Hancock's new training complex - Santa Maria Sun
The 2015 Dodge Charger’s V-8 sings when Richard Petty Driving Experience driver Stephanie Reaves presses down the gas pedal, pushing it from a gentle cruise to that hectic hang-on-tight speed before the track molds from the straight-away into a sloped ...
State picks Delta High as model continuation school - Santa Maria Sun
The California Department of Education chose Delta High School as one of 29 schools in the state to be designated model continuation schools. State Superintendent Tom Torlakson announced on March 18 that the schools are being recognized for providing ...
An objective to share California driver's license photos with a nationwide database is raising concerns over privacy and oversight - Santa Maria Sun
Police from Santa Barbara County and other state police and law enforcement agencies say they want access to a national database of driver’s license photos to aid in their investigations, according to documents found by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
One man is arrested, rifles and ammo are confiscated after a brief standoff in Los Alamos, police said - Santa Maria Sun
Law enforcement agents arrested a Los Alamos man on Friday, March 20, after a brief standoff that prompted a Highway 101 shutdown for several hours in both directions, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. The standoff began around noon ...