Tuesday, September 2, 2014     Volume: 15, Issue: 25
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What are you most sick of hearing about?

The ice-bucket challenge—that's the only thing I see on my Facebook feed!
Measure P—and there's still two months left till the election.
Challenges to anything the Chumash try to do.
Drought—we either have water or we don't, we'll know when the tap runs dry.

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San Diego offers a bubbly tour of several of Cali's top craft breweries

BY JOE PAYNE

If you have the time and disposable income, a trip down Highway 101 is always guaranteed to take you somewhere fun or interesting. Once you make it to the bumper-to-bumper bustle of Los Angeles, you can skip over to Highway 5 South, and enjoy a beachside cruise all the way down to San Diego. A bu...

Gallery Los Olivos features the 3-D works of Larry R. Rankin

BY JOE PAYNE

Local artist Larry R. Rankin never knows what he will make when he enters his studio. Depending on the medium he is working in, he may have to command a form into existence or graciously guide a natural material into art. The upcoming show Bronze, Wood, and Stone is a showcase of Rankin’s ch...

LVAA hosts monthly meeting and demonstration

BY JOE PAYNE

The Lompoc Valley Art Association (LVAA) is holding its monthly meeting and art program on Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. with guest artist Zoe Nathan speaking about her mixed media approach to art. Nathan combines conceptual art with more classical forms in an attempt to portray theatrical and engaging work. T...

Walk the tiny town

BY JOE PAYNE

The Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center offers another Guadalupe Walk and Talk event with long-time Guadalupe resident Shirley Boydstun on Sept. 20 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., starting at the Dunes Center, moving along Highway 1, and touring Guadalupe’s historic avenues. Boydstun will share knowledge abo...

Join the club

BY JOE PAYNE

The League of Women Voters invites the community to join a newly forming book club. The first meeting is set for Aug. 28 at Café Noir, 1555 S. Broadway, Santa Maria. Possible books and topics will be discussed at the first meeting. More information is available at 878-7275.

Santa Maria Philharmonic prepares for elegant fundraiser

BY JOE PAYNE

The Santa Maria Philharmonic Society is kicking of its 15th anniversary season with An Elegant Evening of Dinner and Dancing on Oct. 4. The evening will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Santa Maria Country Club with a cocktail hour that includes live music by local jazz duo Mike Thibault and Bradford Lusk....

Art Oasis

BY JOE PAYNE

The Luis Oasis Senior Center in Orcutt includes several arts meetings and activities throughout the week. The Los Padres Artist Guild meets Sept. 1 at 4 p.m. A creative arts expressions class is Sept. 2 at 1 p.m. Crocheting and knitting happen on Sept. 3 at 9:30 a.m. Also on Sept. 3 is a beginning u...

Show some spirit

BY JOE PAYNE

Michaels Arts and Crafts in Santa Maria is hosting a School Spirit Shaker Kids’ Club event on Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. A Team Spirit Pom Poms Kids’ Club event is Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon. The 30-minute craft sessions are open to kids aged 3 years old and up and require a $2 mat...