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With eye on public safety, surveillance cameras going up around Lompoc

The city of Lompoc has started the process of installing surveillance cameras throughout the city, with the intention of improving public safety, according to a city spokeswoman.

Vandenberg Air Force Base at high risk of water scarcity, according to report

A Government Accountability Report published on Nov. 27 identified Vandenberg Air Force Base as among the critical military bases most at risk for water scarcity. 

Reconstruction of Rancho Alegre moves above ground as residence, dormitories take shape

For months, progress on the reconstruction of Rancho Alegre Boy Scout Camp and Outdoor School was hard to see, but workers were actually toiling almost nonstop to get underground infrastructure installed at the site near Cachuma Lake.

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Dental practice donates 250 turkeys for needy Santa Barbara County families

After hearing about the dire need for turkeys to feed needy families in county, employees at a Central Coast dental practice stepped up to donate 250 turkeys to the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County.  

'Historic night': Lompoc school board approves final steps for Huyck Stadium renovation; project to break ground this month

After more than two years of planning and fundraising, the community partners behind the planned renovation of Lompoc’s Huyck Stadium are set to finally break ground on the multimillion-dollar project.

'Reach for the stars': STARBASE program to give Lompoc students STEM training at Vandenberg Air Force Base

Vandenberg Air Force Base was recently selected as the newest location for the Department of Defense’s STARBASE program, an educational initiative that focuses on STEM outreach. Fifth-grade students from throughout Lompoc Unified School District are set to benefit from the move.

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