Schools, offices closed for Labor Day

Lompoc City Hall and other local, state and federal offices, as well as Lompoc Unified School District campuses, will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day.

The school closures include all LUSD schools and education center offices. Classes and business will resume normal schedules Tuesday.

Mayor inviting public for 'Coffee with Bob'

Lompoc Mayor Bob Lingl invites the community to join him for a cup of coffee and conversation from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at South Side Coffee Co., 105 South H St.

Let the mayor buy you a cup of coffee while you ask him questions and/or tell him your concerns regarding the city, including the status of marijuana in the city and the state of the city's budget.

Knights of Columbus to hold barbecue fundraiser

The Knights of Columbus, a Catholic-based service organization, will host a barbecue fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in front of Walgreens, 937 North H St.

The meals, which will cost $9, will include a choice of tri-tip or chicken, along with beans, salad and garlic bread.

The fundraiser will benefit the organization’s charitable programs.

For more information, call Dan Turocy at 741-7710.

Registration open for Beattie Park Fun Run

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The Lompoc Recreation Division is accepting registrations for this year’s Beattie Park 5K/10K Fun Run, which is scheduled for Sept. 10 at Beattie Park.

The event is open to everyone ages 7 and older of all ability levels. All participants are eligible to win first- and second-place awards. Check-in starts at 8 a.m. on race day and racing begins at 9 a.m. Fees are $15 for early bird registration through Friday and $20 on-site. T-Shirts can be purchased for $10.

For more information or to register, contact the Lompoc Recreation Division at 875-8100 or visit the Anderson Recreation Center at 125 W. Walnut Ave.

Mexican Independence event set for Sept. 10

El Concilio de Lompoc will host its 40th annual Mexican Independence Celebration from 1 to 6 p.m. Sept. 10 at Ryon Park. 

The event is being held to commemorate Mexico's War of Independence from Spain, which began in 1810. It will begin with a salute to the Mexican and American flags and will include food vendors, a bounce house and information booths, along with live entertainment and a car show. No animals, bike riding, personal cooking, alcohol consumption or smoking will be allowed in the park during the celebration.

For more information or to be a part of the festivities, contact Joe Gonzales at 735-7081.