Now, "I've been strictly trying to stay in shape riding my bike," said Reynolds. "I rode six miles one day, five the next, nine the next. I've been riding a lot of miles on my bike, with my dad and my uncle. And (SMSC coach Mike Ashmore) also has workouts for us to do while we're out of the water."
State officials on Friday canceled all April events at the Santa Maria Fairpark, including the annual Strawberry Festival, prompting the layoffs of dozens of workers following an emergency shelter-at-home order issued by the California governor on Thursday in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the report prepared by Steven Yee, fiscal and policy analyst for the Executive Office, the total cannabis tax revenue for the entire 2018-19 fiscal year came to $6.7 million, while the total for just the first two quarters of this fiscal year have already hit $4.8 million.
City of Lompoc officials reported that they are working with area agencies to protect the safety of homeless people and the general public amid the ongoing health crisis, while Good Samaritan Shelters has altered its policies in an effort to ensure that people in its Lompoc and Santa Maria shelters are kept safe and protected.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Santa Barbara County climbed to 13 Saturday with the addition of four new cases, while San Luis Obispo County officials reported the number there had climbed to 21 from the 13 reported Thursday.
Grocery stores across northern Santa Barbara County are providing special shopping services and hours to accommodate the elderly and those at high risk for the coronavirus including delivery, online ordering, drive-up and go services, and placing limits on the number of shoppers in the store at one time.
With schools still closed amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Lompoc Unified School District leaders have joined with other community partners to provide free childcare for local families that are on the pandemic’s front lines.
The Santa Barbara County community has done a good job on holding down coronavirus infection even as local agencies are expanding and strengthening their efforts, but health officials on Tuesday urged residents to be more vigilant about precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Santa Barbara County has six new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 24, with a total of 42 cases confirmed in San Luis Obispo County, the county Public Health Departments reported at press conferences Tuesday.
With the Santa Maria City Hall and Utilities Department now on the list of facilities closed in response to the statewide shelter-at-home order, city staff are encouraging residents to utilize services online, over the phone and through walk-up window services to make utility payments.
Aaron Bergh, best known for producing craft gins and rums at his distillery in south Paso Robles, says that while producing spirits to fulfill pick-up and online sales, he is now largely focused on supplying local first responders and charities with hand sanitizer.
A Santa Barbara County Fire Department engine crew may have been exposed to the coronavirus while on a medical assistance call Tuesday, and officials are awaiting test results from the patient before testing the firefighters.
A request for National Guard troops was placed by Santa Barbara County Foodbank officials, who now seek help as the demand for food has surged from cash-strapped individuals recently laid off after businesses were shuttered to curb the spread of COVID-19.