Monday, January 20, 2020     Volume: 20, Issue: 46

Santa Maria Sun / Arts

Local author documents Lompoc's history of law enforcement

Peace in the Valley: History of the Lompoc Police Department 1890-2008, the first formal written history of Lompoc’s police department, is now available for purchase. The new book was compiled by local historian and former Lompoc Police Department volunteer Joseph L. Carlson, who first joined ...

Santa Maria Civic Theatre presents 'Ripcord'

Santa Maria Civic Theatre’s (SMCT) production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Ripcord opens on Friday, Jan. 17, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The show is scheduled to run through Sunday, Feb. 2, with performances every Friday and Saturday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and every Sunday from 1:30 to 4 p.m. This com...

Santa Ynez Valley Natural History Society hosts free lecture on elephant seals

Live Birth: A Year in the Life of an Elephant Seal, a special lecture presented by the Santa Ynez Valley Natural History Society, will be held at St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Church in Los Olivos on Thursday, Jan. 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. Central Coast local Misty Wycoff, a five-year docent of the Fri...

Bestselling author Wendelin Van Draanen releases first non-fiction book, Hope in the Mail


The title of Central Coast local Wendelin Van Draanen’s new book alludes to the author’s persistence in sending her unpublished novels to various New York publishers and agents—week after week, year after year. Van Draanen referred to the submission process as “putting hope i...

Pinups and Pets calendar benefits SBC Animal Care Foundation


A tabby cat named Thomasina, nicknamed Sina for short, graces the January page of the inaugural Pinups and Pets—a locally produced 12-month calendar to benefit the Santa Barbara County Animal Care Foundation. Like all of the featured animals in the calendar, Sina is accompanied by a pinup mode...

Weekly Poll
How do you feel about the proposed Strauss Wind Energy Project near Lompoc?

It'll kill way too many birds.
The county needs to significantly increase its renewable energy production.
I'm concerned about the birds, but climate change will kill a lot more.
It doesn't matter. This project will fizzle out just like the last one.

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