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Santa Ynez Fish Derby benefiting The Neal Taylor Nature Center to award $5K in cash prizes

Rain or shine, the 24th annual Fish Derby will kick off at Cachuma Lake in the Santa Ynez Valley on Saturday, April 27 and r… Read more

Tickets available for Lompoc's annual Mother Son Luau

Tickets are available now for this year's Mother Son Luau, which is put on annually by the Lompoc Recreation Division. Read more

34th annual STEM Expo slated for May 3-4 at Lompoc High School

The Central Coast Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Expo is set to return to Lompoc on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4. The 34th annual event, formerly known as the Science Fair, is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. May 3, and 8 a.m. to noon May 4. An awards reception is planned for 7 p.m. May 4. All activities will take place in the gymnasium at Lompoc High School, 515 W. College Ave. Read more

Hancock sells $23M in Measure I bonds to fund construction of Fine Arts Complex

The Fine Arts Complex at Hancock College is one step closer to completion this month after the district successfully sold $2… Read more



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Lompoc man to spend 10 years in prison for fatal 2018 crash on Hwy 1

A Lompoc man charged with murder and felony DUI in connection with a September 2018 crash that killed an Oxnard resident wil… Read more

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Lompoc barber school to host 'Cut-A-Thon' to benefit historic theater restoration

A new Lompoc business will look to introduce itself to the community this weekend by sprucing up some local hairstyles while… Read more

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Three Northwest gang members connected to fatal 2017 shooting will stand trial

The three men charged in connection to the September 2017 shooting of Edward Ramirez will stand trial for criminal street ga… Read more

Government and Politics

'Substantial cuts': Lompoc leaders address budget deficit; services, salaries face chops

The city of Lompoc’s budget discussions kicked off in earnest Wednesday night as city department heads detailed the ways in which cuts could negatively impact the community, and at least one City Council member called for slashing the salaries of city administrators. Wednesday’s workshop was the City Council’s first full meeting dedicated solely to the city’s 2019-21 biennial budget, which is facing a deficit projected at nearly $4 million. Community members filled the council chambers for the four-hour meeting, which ended in an impasse with council members giving direction for staff to compile further data to present at a future budget meeting. Read more

Missing Santa Maria teen found safe with help of FBI, returning to family in Santa Maria

Maria Campa-Cendejas, 14, has been safely located after she was reported missing and is being reunited with her family in Sa… Read more

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Investigators identify additional juvenile victims in sex crimes case against Buellton man

Investigators have identified additional victims in the case against a 52-year-old Buellton man suspected of engaging in inappropriate sexual conduct with juveniles, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office. Gregory Scott Ray was arrested April 9 on suspicion of sex crimes against three male students from the Santa Ynez Valley, ranging in age from 13 to 17. The additional victims include some who are local and others who reside outside the Santa Barbara County area, according to sheriff's spokeswoman Kelly Hoover. Read more

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Hop to it: Lompoc Easter Egg Hunt slated for Saturday at River Park

The city of Lompoc and the Lompoc Kiwanis Club are inviting local children and families to attend this year's communitywide … Read more

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Lompoc's annual SpringFest celebration returning Friday to Ryon Park

Lompoc’s annual SpringFest celebration is set to once again take over Ryon Park this weekend, as organizers hope to provide … Read more

Entertainment

Jason Momoa shaved his beard and people are freaking out

Before you ask "Why is this news?" remember that it's Jason Momoa. Just when you thought you couldn't love the dude more, he goes and shaves his beard for the environment. Read more

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New 44-home Purisima Hills development begins to take shape in north Lompoc

A new housing development is beginning to take shape in Lompoc, marking what could become the first major home construction … Read more

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Wisconsin man claims $768 million lottery jackpot

A 24-year-old suburban Milwaukee man says he screamed for about 5 or 10 minutes after realizing he won a $768 million Powerball jackpot, th… Read more

Supreme Court seems ready to OK asking citizenship on census

The Supreme Court's conservative majority seemed ready Tuesday to uphold the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 20… Read more

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