LUSD board seeking candidates to fill vacancy

The Lompoc Unified School District board of education is seeking candidates to fill a vacancy on the board that was created by the Dec. 18, 2017, death of board member Richard King.

Anyone interested in serving on the board is encouraged to pick up an application between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays at the LUSD Office of the Superintendent, 1301 North A St. Applications need to be turned in to the superintendent's office by Feb. 1. Board candidate interviews, which will be followed by an appointment and swearing-in ceremony, are expected to begin Feb. 2.

For more information, contact LUSD at 742-3300.

City to host beautification workshop

The Lompoc Beautification and Appearance Commission will host a citywide enhancement/beautification workshop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 100 Civic Center Plaza.

The workshop is a chance for community members to get involved and for groups to network with other groups to help make a difference in the community. Everyone is invited to the forum, in which participants are expected to brainstorm and come up with projects to help beautify the city.

For more information, contact the city at 875-8034 or visit

Artesia School open house slated for Saturday

There will be an open house at the old Artesia Schoolhouse, 115 W. Chestnut Ave., from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Built in 1876, Artesia was the Lompoc Valley’s first country school and was the oldest used continuously before closing in 1961. On display will be old school desks, ink wells, books, and even a dollhouse made to look like Artesia with students at their desks. There is no charge, but a $1 donation is appreciated.

For more information, call 736-9442.

Church to host 'Snow Day' celebration

For the second straight year, Lompoc Foursquare Church is set to host a free “Snow Day” celebration from 3 to 7 p.m. Feb. 11 in the church parking area at East Walnut Avenue and North C Street.

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The event, which is open to the community, will include a sledding hill, snow play area, crafts and food. The church previously hosted a snow event Jan. 29, 2017.

For more information, contact the church at 736-2772.

Church offering free genealogy assistance

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 212 E. Central Ave., is offering free genealogy assistance to both members and nonmembers through its Lompoc Valley Family History Center.

The center is described by the church as a charitable service to the public to aid in ancestor research and record keeping. The center is located on the back side of the church, east of the parking lot, and will be open Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The center uses several resources to access records. For more information on the service, call 735-4939.