About Town: City holiday closures, Christmas Eve service

About Town: City holiday closures, Christmas Eve service


Lompoc city offices to close for holidays

Lompoc city facilities and most city field operations will be closed for the holidays from Monday, Dec. 23, through Friday, Dec. 27.

City facilities will again be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 1, for the New Year holiday.

The weeklong December closure, which was approved by the Lompoc City Council, is being implemented as a cost-savings measure for the city, while minimizing the impact on the public and city employees, according to a city spokeswoman.

Crucial operations, including police, fire, water treatment and wastewater treatment, will continue to function during the holiday closures.

During the holiday closures, utility payments may be mailed, paid online, or placed in the yellow utility payment drop box in front of the Lompoc Police Department at 107 Civic Center Plaza.

Church to hold Christmas Eve service 

Cityview Community Church, Lompoc’s local Presbyterian congregation, is inviting the community to attend its Christmas Eve service scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 1600 Berkeley Drive.

The service will provide a time of rejoicing and remembering the birth of Jesus Christ, according to the church, which noted that the service will be a celebration to be enjoyed by all ages.

The church bells will be rung, familiar carols will be sung, an Advent message will be shared by Pastor Randy Working, and the traditional Silent Night candlelighting will close the service.

For more information, contact the church at 805-736-6569.

Pizza Garden offering Christmas meals to those in need

Pizza Garden, 1017 North H St., will offer a free pizza buffet from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 25, for families in the Lompoc community that are in need.

Anyone interested in receiving a meal should just show up at the restaurant during those hours.

Half-Century Club to host bingo games

The Lompoc Valley of Flowers Half-Century Club will hold a special New Year's Eve bingo potluck event on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 341 North N St.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., early bird games will start at 6:30 and the first full session will begin at 7. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share, and dinner will be served around 8 p.m. There will be noisemakers, prizes and free games.

For more information, call the club at 805-736-6669.

Flower Fest Queen applications available

Applications to run for 2020 Flower Festival Queen are available at the Lompoc Valley Festival Association office at 414 W. Ocean Ave. and online at www.lompocvalleyfestivals.com. Completed applications must be turned in at the office no later than 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10.

Candidates must be at least 17 years old and won’t reach 21 prior to June 20. Candidates must not currently be pregnant, have never been married, had a child or have been convicted of a felony. Candidates must also have been residents of the Lompoc Valley for at least a year. This includes Vandenberg Air Force Base, Vandenberg Village and Mission Hills.

For more information, call the LVFA office at 805-735-8511 from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

LUSD open enrollment period underway

Students in Lompoc Unified School District who wish to attend a school other than their school of residence during the 2020-21 school year must have a parent or guardian apply for a transfer during the district's open enrollment period, which will last from Dec. 1 through Jan. 15.

Students already enrolled with a transfer need not reapply to remain at their present school. However, matriculation from elementary to middle school or from middle to high school will require the submission of a new transfer application.

Although every effort is made to keep families together, siblings are not guaranteed approval, according to LUSD, and an application must be submitted even if the family already has a child attending a school other than the family's neighborhood school.

Transportation will not be provided for students who attend school on an approved intradistrict transfer attendance application.

Applications can be accessed at www.lusd.org or picked up at the LUSD receptionist desk at 1301 North A St. For more information, call the attendance office at 805-742-3244.


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