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GUEST COMMENTARY We hear you. We understand the emotions. We don't want to postpone the re-opening of the Paul Nelson Aquatic Center for the rest of this year either, but upon careful analysis it is the best choice among our budget-cutting options. We want to explain the difficulty of this proposal, and how much worse other options are for our entire community.
The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors has chosen a smorgasbord of amendments to address cannabis cultivation conflicts with residents and other agriculture instead of requiring all cultivation operations to obtain a conditional use permit, as recommended by the Planning Commission.
Construction of the long-awaited Hobby Lobby in Santa Maria is nearing completion, with an opening expected as soon as June 19, a company spok…
Family, friends and co-workers of an Arroyo Grande man and beloved Nipomo pharmacist killed Friday in a head-on collision on Highway 154 are remembering him for his dry sense of humor, optimism, humility, deep conversations and devotion to those closest to him.
While the exact number is still uncertain, preliminary estimates show Santa Barbara County taking a $24.4 million hit from COVID-19 in the 2020-21 fiscal year.
After struggling to make ends meet during a nearly three-month coronavirus closure, Gina Martinez will reopen her Orcutt gym Anytime Fitness t…
A total of $500,000 in unallocated funds was set aside to address public demands for reform of the criminal justice system by the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors as they approved a $1.19 billion budget Tuesday.
The Chumash Casino Resort officially reopened at noon Wednesday. Kenneth Kahn, tribal chairman for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, said the resort has tapped into its resources to purchase high-tech equipment and materials to modify the way they do business because of the pandemic.
The meals, which started Monday, are being offered at more than 40 locations throughout Santa Barbara County. They are available to anyone 18 years old and younger. No paperwork or registration is required.
Fitness centers, bars, wineries, and campgrounds could reopen this week in Santa Barbara County after Gov. Gavin Newsom approved certain counties to move into Stage 3.
This summer’s series of events, which had been scheduled to begin July 3, was completely canceled this month by the Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce. The decision for the cancellation, according to the Chamber, was in direct response to guidelines from state and local health officials regarding large gatherings amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
With the commitment of YMCA staff – one of which made the choice to work and sacrifice visiting her grandmother with cancer – and quick work of community partners, Stuart C. Gildred YMCA was able to rise to the occasion.
Heather Bedford and Halle Dyer, a mother-daughter duo with deep roots in the Lompoc business community, purchased South Side Coffee Co., located at 105 South H St., this month from original owner Julie Biolley and Stacy Lowthorp, who had co-owned the business with Biolley since 2013.
The award, which was formerly the “Say It With Flowers” prize, aims to recognize and honor residents and businesses that present visually appealing and maintained landscaping. Nominations are being accepted through June 19, with the winners slated to be revealed June 23.
While LUSD administrators expressed a desire to return to a traditional school schedule with on-campus classes when the new school year starts on Aug. 17, they acknowledged that such a return appears unlikely with the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing. With that in mind, the district has released a set of contingency plans that could see the continuation of remote learning, either fully or partially, in the event that physical classes aren’t an option.
He was varsity-level ready the moment he stepped on campus. In fact, Taua wasn't just ready to play on the varsity level his first year of high school, he was ready to star. Taua continued to develop at LHS and put together one of the most statistically impressive high school careers the area has ever seen.
"Everyone was coming together with once goal in mind – to join hearts."
People wearing masks have rights too
A Santa Barbara County judge on Tuesday sentenced a Sunnyvale man to six years in prison for attempting to murder a Lompoc doctor at a local hospital in 2019.
The individual, who lived in the city of Santa Barbara, was in their 70s and had underlying health conditions, according to public health officials.
It was on the night of Oct. 17, 2014, when Spadarotto lit up the Atascadero secondary, hauling in 22 passes for 246 yards and two touchdowns. Regan finished 25 of 37 for 261 yards.
Barnhart is the third St. Joseph baseball player to be drafted, joining Bill Simas and Doug Bernier.
The IRS-certified tax preparation services will be provided by AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers, according to the organization, and will be offered through a COVID-19 guideline compliant process that includes contact-free drop-off and pick-up.
"As our member schools begin planning for the reopening of school, the CIF, in collaboration with our 10 Sections, will be determining by July 20 if Fall sports will continue as currently scheduled," the announcement said.
A San Jose surgeon connected to a Lompoc hospital was sued by a court-appointed child supervisor allegedly attacked during a visitation with the doctor's son at a Goleta bowling alley in December 2019.
In addition to his offensive and defensive duties, Owens also handled kickoffs, punts, extra points and field goals for the Eagles. He also returned kicks and punts.
Santa Barbara County public libraries are beginning the process of extending curbside pickup services to their respective communities, signaling an impending reopening nearly three months after the pandemic forced library closures and halted all in-person business.
Workers this month finished installing the venue’s new artificial field turf, all-weather track surface and outdoor fitness zone. The upgrades were part of the $3.8 million Lompoc Community Track & Sports Field project, which was a joint effort between Lompoc Unified School District and the independent Campaign for the Lompoc Community Track and Field.