Friday, June 22, 2018     Volume: 19, Issue: 16
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Snapshots: Central Coast photographers share life through their lenses 
in this year's Winning Images contest

Cover Story

Snapshots: Central Coast photographers share life through their lenses 
in this year's Winning Images contest

By CAMILLIA LANHAM

  A picture is more than just the image it portrays. It encompasses the way the photographer who captured it sees light and dark, angles and lines, animate and inanimate. Each snapshot is as unique as the person holding the camera.  Since 1994, New Times Media Group has invited local photographers to show us life from their point of view in our annual Winning... [ Read More ]

Top 5 Articles

News: ICE arrests 22 in county, 15 in Santa Maria
News: All aboard the Vet Express: Additional funding for veteran transportation and phone services passes House, moves to Senate
News: Waterwise: Twitchell Management Authority gives update on Santa Maria groundwater while wary of fluctuating future
Cover Story: Snapshots: Central Coast photographers share life through their lenses 
in this year's Winning Images contest
Biz Spotlight: Spotlight on: Santa Maria city department closures
 

News

ICE arrests 22 in county, 15 in Santa Maria

By SPENCER COLE

Officers with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested more than a dozen undocumented Santa Maria residents over the course of a three-day sweep beginning on Sunday,...

Santa Marians discuss concerns, solutions at first H-2A forum

By Kasey Bubnash

Dozens of community members talked housing and farming needs at the city's first of five forums regarding H-2A on June 14. The forums, which will be hosted by various city an...

State water board launches web-based map for schools

By Spencer Cole

California's Water Resources Control Board recently issued a web-based map that it says can be used as a tool to show which public schools in California have had their drinkin...

Gloria Soto to announce candidacy for District 3 City Council

By Kasey Bubnash

Lifelong Santa Maria resident Gloria Soto planned to announce her candidacy for the Santa Maria City Council District 3 seat at noon in the Minami Community Center on June 21....

Waterwise: Twitchell Management Authority gives update on Santa Maria groundwater while wary of fluctuating future

By SPENCER COLE

The public has a little more than 30 days to comment on a report released by the engineering firm Luhdorff and Scalmanini detailing hydrologic conditions for the Santa Maria V...

All aboard the Vet Express: Additional funding for veteran transportation and phone services passes House, moves to Senate

By Kasey Bubnash

When Greg Shearer was finally called in to see his doctor at the San Luis Obispo Community Based Outpatient Clinic in 2006, he noticed she seemed distraught.  The health...

Political Watch 6/21/18

• After President Donald Trump placed the fault for his administration's policy of separating children from parents seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border on Democrats,...

Biz Spotlights

Spotlight on: Santa Maria city department closures

By Spencer Cole

On June 14, Santa Maria public information officer Mark van de Kamp sent out an email explaining that some city departments would begin closing every Friday starting on June 2...

Commentary

Nothing to see here ...

By JOE ARMENDARIZ

Collectively, countywide, for the fiscal year 2018 (July through June), taxpayers will spend nearly $2 billion on programs and services delivered by local governments. The lar...

Letters

Cat Canyon, oil or water?

By Seth Steiner - Los Alamos

My graduate studies were in water and air pollution. I'm on the advisory committee of a nearby Groundwater Sustainability Agency, but I am writing this on my own today and am...

Quinntin Perez

By Kasey Bubnash

Just two weeks after earning an associate degree, former Allan Hancock College baseball player Quinntin Perez signed a letter of intent to continue his college career at the...

School Scene

City redesigns Safe N' Strong program during Buena Vista closure

By Kasey Bubnash

It's been more than a year since Santa Maria first sanctioned off portions of Buena Vista Park for a much needed $1.3 million rebuilding project that was first proposed in Oct...

Canary

Enough is enough

Everybody has a breaking point, when they just can't take it anymore. But what does it take to get you to there? I know there are many who live on the Central Coast and pic...

Arts

Solitude, Magic, and Majesty: Photographer Robbie Kaye's new book explores the life of three trees in Santa Ynez

By REBECCA ROSE

Even though photographer and writer Robbie Kaye has only lived in Santa Ynez for five years, she feels a lifelong connection to the landscape surrounding her. #info13251 &qu...

Views of the valley: Nancy Davidson's landscapes illustrate her love for Santa Ynez

By REBECCA ROSE

To talk about art with painter Nancy Davidson is to talk about the Santa Ynez Valley and her lifelong love affair with its people and culture. "It's just so beautiful he...

Rose Compass artists host discussion panel

By REBECCA ROSE

The Rose Compass artists group will hold a panel discussion from 3 to 4 p.m. on July 8, which is the final day of The River's Journey exhibition at the Wildling Museum of Art ...

NatureTrack Film Festival now accepting submissions

By REBECCA ROSE

The 2019 NatureTrack Film Festival  in Los Olivos is now accepting long and short film submissions in both live and animated form in the categories of Adventure, Animatio...

Humor

The chaperone: Krider accompanies his wife on an extended field trip

By ROB KRIDER

What is the definition of the word "difficult"? Difficult is a 14-year-old boy trying to stand still for five minutes. Not only is it quite difficult for any boy t...

Music

Not just a tribute: Two different tribute groups perform on the Central Coast as bands long gone, but still loved

By Joe Payne

Every generation gets to rediscover the great bands and singers that are no longer with us. Whether it's the rock 'n' roll groups your parents listened to, or the iconic voice...

Film

'Incredibles 2' is a fun sequel, but not worth the 14-year wait

Editor’s note: New Times Arts Editor Ryah Cooley and Sun Staff Writer Spencer Cole stepped in to write this week’s Split Screen while Glen and Anna Starkey were pa...

Eats

Wine with friends: Vino et Amicis pours hyperlocal wines in Old Orcutt

By Rebecca Rose

Old Town Orcutt is changing. #info13260 It's sometimes hard to pin down exactly what the boutique area is changing into, but the signs of transformation somehow always linge...

Hot Stuff

FLOWER POWER

The 66th annual Lompoc Valley Flower Festival opened June 20 and runs through June 24 at Ryon Park, located at 800 W. Ocean Ave., Lompoc. This festival features live entertain...

RHYTHMIC RECITAL

Fossemalle Dance Studios presents its 31st annual An Invitation to Dance recital on June 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. and June 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Jonata Middle School, located at 301 S...

PRIDE AND EQUALITY

The second annual Santa Maria Pride Celebration and Resource Fair takes place June 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Santa Maria Town Center West parking lot. This event featur...

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