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With more allocations and a new registration system, more Santa Barbara County residents can get COVID-19 vaccines

Cover Story

With more allocations and a new registration system, more Santa Barbara County residents can get COVID-19 vaccines

By MALEA MARTIN

If you’re wondering when it will be your turn to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the answer may soon be found on My Turn, a state-run vaccine scheduling platform that’s being onboarded by providers in Santa Barbara County and across California.  “The state envisions My Turn as the single point where communities across the state can search for vaccine ... [ Read More ]

Top 5 Articles

News: Santa Maria delivery drivers successfully vote out union, but union officials say members were swayed
News: Natural Healing Center takes fight for Orcutt cannabis store to court
Cover Story: With more allocations and a new registration system, more Santa Barbara County residents can get COVID-19 vaccines
News: Political Watch: April 8, 2021
News: Board of Supervisors approves vaccine distribution agreement with state
 

News

Slow The Virus

Natural Healing Center takes fight for Orcutt cannabis store to court

By Kasey Bubnash

The Natural Healing Center (NHC) is disputing its exclusion from the final phase of Santa Barbara County’s cannabis retail storefront selection process, arguing that the...

Santa Maria delivery drivers successfully vote out union, but union officials say members were swayed

By Malea Martin

Workers at a Santa Maria delivery driving company recently voted to remove their union from representing them. While the workers’ legal representatives called it a case ...

Santa Barbara County's Commission for Women have four vacancies left in its 3rd and 4th districts

By Karen Garcia

The Santa Barbara County Commission for Women announced the recent appointments of two new commissioners, bringing the number of commissioners appointed by the county Board of...

Board of Supervisors approves vaccine distribution agreement with state

By Malea Martin and Peter Johnson

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the county Public Health Department and the state laying out how COVID-19 va...

Political Watch: April 8, 2021

• Gov. Gavin Newsom recently announced funding to support firefighting in California ahead of the upcoming wildfire year. Using emergency fund authorization, the governor...

Spotlight

The Equality Act supports human rights

By Karen Garcia

Morro Bay resident Willow Kawamoto, describes the Equality Act as a powder keg. “The result is just an explosion of its own, encompassing so many different aspects of w...

Cannabis Corner

Solvang-area residents continue clashing over greenhouse project, Board of Supervisors asks for environmental review

By MALEA MARTIN

A battle between neighbors over whether one landowner should be allowed to build a greenhouse just north of Solvang rages on, despite the project being unanimously denied by t...

Commentary

Nature, not humans, rules the Western snowy plover population

By RON FINK

More than 25 years ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) declared the Western snowy plover a threatened species and afforded “protections” that included na...

Letters

Trucker charged for oil spill, first of many if Exxon project approved

By Nadia Lee Abushanab, Santa Barbara County Action Network (SBCAN)

Last year an oil tanker crashed on Highway 166 and spilled 4,533 gallons of oil into the Cuyama River. Someone certainly needs to be held accountable for this disaster, but is...

Canary

Temper that tantrum

By THE CANARY

While Los Alamos, Goleta, Isla Vista, Carpinteria, and Santa Ynez all know what could potentially be coming their way when it comes to recreational cannabis retail, Orcutt wil...

Arts

Artisan Market in Santa Ynez hosts Painted Horse Round Up event

By Caleb Wiseblood

On Saturday, April 17, the public is invited to meet the group of local artists behind the Painted Horse Project, an ongoing public art initiative, during the Painted Horse Ro...

Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Dept. announces five artists chosen to paint local utility boxes

By Caleb Wiseblood

The city of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department recently held a call for artists to paint traffic signal utility boxes in and around the city, which was open to both S...

Songwriters at Play founder Steve Key and other local musicians put on an outdoor house show in Orcutt

By CALEB WISEBLOOD

What do singer-songwriter Steve Key, guitarist Dorian Michael, percussionist Paul Griffith, and fiddler John Nowel all have in common? (Aside from calling the Central Coast th...

Film

‘Nomadland’ explores the nomad culture, a side of homelessness not often seen

Chloé Zhao (The Rider) directs and adapts for the screen Jessica Bruder’s 2017 nonfiction book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century, about mod...

Eats

Naughty Oak Brewing Company unveils newly designed line of beer cans in Old Town Orcutt

By CALEB WISEBLOOD

Don’t let the release date fool you; April 1 marked the for-real debut of Naughty Oak Brewing Company’s newly designed line of to-go cans. It was fabulous news f...

Hot Stuff

DROP THE MIC

Coast, a new feature-length film shot on location in Santa Maria, Avila Beach, and other Central Coast cities, will premiere at a drive-in screening as part of the Santa Barba...

CAN’T STOP, WON’T STOP

The Central Coast Film Society is accepting entries into its new multimedia competition, The “Never Stop Creating” Student Challenge, up until Thursday, April 15. ...

ROOT FOR THE HOME TEAM

Cal Poly Baseball will take on UC Irvine twice in a Big West Conference doubleheader, with games on Saturday, April 17, and Sunday, April 18, both days at 1 p.m., at Baggett S...

VISIONS AT PROVISIONS

SLO Provisions is showcasing 30 neo-impressionist paintings by artist Paula DeLay through the end of April. Guests can view the exhibit during the venue’s regular hours,...





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