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Santa Maria holds workshops to educate public about new mobile car washing regulations and answer questions

Cover Story

Santa Maria holds workshops to educate public about new mobile car washing regulations and answer questions

By MALEA MARTIN

The city of Santa Maria held true to its promise to provide education and outreach around the recently passed mobile car washing ordinance, hosting two bilingual Zoom workshops on April 28 and 29. Local mobile washers had an opportunity get any confusion cleared up around the ordinance, and city officials said they will continue to be available to answer questions in the m... [ Read More ]

Top 5 Articles

Cover Story: Santa Maria holds workshops to educate public about new mobile car washing regulations and answer questions
News: Santa Barbara County launches mobile vaccination program
News: Solvang opposes potential micro-kitchen operations
Commentary: The planet isn't any better off today than it was 50 years ago on the first Earth Day
Spotlight: May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and CenCal Health has resources for those who need it
 

News

Slow The Virus

Teachers union, district at an impasse in contract negotiations

By Malea Martin

After a year and a half of contract negotiations between the Santa Maria-Bonita School District and the teachers union, there were some areas where the two parties could not r...

Solvang opposes potential micro-kitchen operations

By Karen Garcia

The Solvang Chamber of Commerce urged the Solvang City Council to send a letter to the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors disapproving of the county’s proposed or...

Santa Barbara County launches mobile vaccination program

By Kasey Bubnash

As demand for COVID-19 vaccinations slows, Santa Barbara County is partnering with willing local organizations and businesses to bring vaccines straight to community members i...

Unemployment drops, some industries struggle more than others

By Malea Martin

As the unemployment rate in Santa Barbara County continues to improve, some industries are recovering more quickly than others, according to labor market data and local busine...

Political Watch: May 6, 2021

Raising awareness for mental health during May is an annual occurrence for CenCal Health, but this year’s Mental Health Awareness Month holds particular pertinence. Afte...

Spotlight

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and CenCal Health has resources for those who need it

By Malea Martin

Raising awareness for mental health during May is an annual occurrence for CenCal Health, but this year’s Mental Health Awareness Month holds particular pertinence. Afte...

Cannabis Corner

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...

Commentary

The planet isn't any better off today than it was 50 years ago on the first Earth Day

By RON FINK

In Santa Maria, Lompoc, and many other areas of the country, Earth Day was observed a couple of weeks ago as it has been for several decades. It originated in 1970 to recogniz...

Letters

Cunningham should focus on his full-time job

By Wendy Guthrie, Paso Robles

It’s interesting to see Mr. Cunningham respond to a Sun letter (“Achieving sound public policy,” April 22). In addition to full-time state legislator, gym la...

Canary

Washing away

By THE CANARY

What happens when a city passes a regulation without actually putting any thought into it?  You get Santa Maria’s recently minted rules surrounding mobile commerci...

Arts

Santa Maria author Tom Jolly releases new novella, 'A Game of Broken Minds'

By Caleb Wiseblood

May 7 marks the release of A Game of Broken Minds, a new science fiction novella written by Santa Maria local Tom Jolly. The book, published through Distant Shore Publishing...

Santa Ynez Chamber presents outdoor screening of Pixar's 'Up'

By Caleb Wiseblood

The Santa Ynez Chamber is hosting an outdoor screening of the Disney/Pixar animated feature, Up, on the corner of Highway 246 and Meadowvale Road in Santa Ynez on May 15. Gate...

Oak Group hosts new exhibit, Circle of Compassion, to benefit the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network

By Caleb Wiseblood

The Oak Group announced it will use proceeds from its 35th anniversary exhibition, Circle of Compassion, to benefit the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network, a nonprofit dedi...

Solvang's Wildling Museum presents a new group show, Bio/Mass: Contemporary Meditations on Nature

By CALEB WISEBLOOD

The two artists responsible for the Wildling Museum’s dreamy window installations earlier this year have paired up once again to co-curate a new exhibit at the same ve...

Film

‘Without Remorse’ is a standard issue revenge action flick

Stefano Sollima directs this screenplay by Taylor Sheridan and Will Staples based on the Tom Clancy novel of the same name. In Syria, Navy SEAL John Clark (Michael B. Jordan) ...

Eats

Meichelle Arntz, founder of Recipes Bakery and Angels Foster Care, leads a virtual baking workshop to benefit the Lionheart Legacy Fund

By CALEB WISEBLOOD

Monkey see, monkey dough, as participants of an upcoming fundraiser will discover. During the virtual workshop, those who sign up will get to bake their own batch of monkey br...

Hot Stuff

MULTI MASKING

The Ann Foxworthy Gallery presents a virtual iteration of its annual Fine Art Student Show, Making Marks in Creative Spaces, which will remain available online through the end...

TALKING HEADS

Orcutt Community Theater (OCT) presents The Arts in Bloom, an outdoor program of live music, theater, and dance performances, at Klein Dance Arts Studio on May 15, with three ...

SCENIC SANCTUARIES

The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA) presents Finding Spaces, a virtual group show, which will remain available to view online through the end of May. This exhibition sho...

UNCOVERED GEMS

Creative Me Time hosts a pickup date for its take-home Sea Glass Jewelry workshop at Art Center Morro Bay on Sunday, May 16, available for patrons to grab from 11 a.m. to noon...





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Brunch, wine tasting, charcuterie boards—anything that involves food and drink.
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