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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 let him know how you feel about things in Lompoc.

"This is your city, you need to speak up," Lingl said.

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 Thursday.

Board candidate interviews, which will be followed by an appointment and swearing-in ceremony, are expected to begin Friday.

For more information, contact the LUSD at 742-3300.

AAUW to host 'Healthy Me' breakfast meeting

The Lompoc-Vandenberg Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will hold its annual “Healthy Me” breakfast and program at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Valley of the Flowers United Church of Christ, 3346 Constellation Road.

Prospective members and the community are invited to attend. A healthy breakfast will be served by the board members, and a short business meeting will follow. The program will feature chair exercises that attendees can do at home led by AAUW member Kari Rosson, as well as a discussion of issues relating to arthritis. Handouts on different arthritis topics will be available.

Reservations are necessary and should be made by e-mailing or calling 733-1734 by Thursday.

Museum program to focus on realities of WWI

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For the fourth installment of its 13-part series commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the end of the World War I, the Lompoc Museum will host a program titled "The Realities of War" from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Feb 11 at Stone Pine Hall, 210 South H St.

Historian Philip Gallanders will give a short presentation focusing on the impact that battles such as Ypres, the Somme, and Verdun had on the soldiers fighting. That will be followed by a screening of the 1930 film “All Quiet on the Western Front.”

Admission is free and light refreshments will be provided.

The Lompoc Museum is offering programs related to World War I on the 11th day of each month through Nov. 11, which will be the 100-year anniversary of the end of the war. For more information, contact the museum at 736-3888 or or visit the facility at 200 South H St.

Register for teen leadership conference -- The city of Lompoc is accepting registrations for the fifth annual TOTAL (Teaching Our Teens As Leaders) Conference, which is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Dick DeWees Community and Senior Center, 1120 W. Ocean Ave.

The conference is put on by the Lompoc Youth Commission. The theme for this year’s event is “Hollywood: Shoot for the Stars.” The conference is open to all middle and high school students. The keynote speakers and breakout sessions are designed to teach, motivate, empower and energize teens.

Registration fee is $10 per person.

To register, contact the Lompoc Recreation Division at 875-8100, stop by the Anderson Recreation Center at 125 W. Walnut Ave. or visit