Thursday, July 31, 2014     Volume: 15, Issue: 21

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Are you for or against Measure P, the ballot initiative aiming to ban high-intensity oil extraction?

I'm all for it. We need to protect our environment.
I'm against it. It's going to bankrupt the county.
I need to do more research on it.

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Santa Maria Sun / Arts

PCPA blends history with drama and music in the world premiere of 'The San Patricios'


The Mexican-American War is an oft-overlooked period of American history, partly overshadowed by the turmoil of the Civil War, which followed less than two decades later. The conflict included many bloody battles and ended with the redrawing of borders to create the ones we know today. However, mo...

Y/BEES? features a collaborative assemblage that focuses on honeybees


All day, every day, honeybees are buzzing all around us, doing what they do best: the thankless job of pollinating most plants we enjoy by sight or taste as well as ones we’re not aware of. An exhibition of mixed media art that focuses on the honeybee, Y/BEES? has been extended for another m...

Los Padres Artist Guild to hold Robert Burridge demonstration


The Los Padres Artist Guild is holding a meeting at the Luis Oasis Senior Center in Orcutt on Aug. 8 at 5:30 p.m. that will include a special artistic program with guest artist Robert Burridge. The Los Padres Artist Guild will conduct its regular business from 5:30 to 6 p.m., after which Burridge wi...

Summertime magic


The Santa Maria Public Library offers the program Magic of Christopher Lopez on Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. Lopez is a nationally recognized magician who has performed at iconic venues like Los Angeles’ Magic Castle. Santa Maria Public Library Youth Services requires attendees to procure a free ticket ...

Cachuma Lake offers fireside programs in the evening


The Cachuma Lake Nature Center is offering a series of fireside programs during the month of August on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. in the Cachuma Lake Fireside Amphitheater. The events include recreational and educational material and entertainment. A nature talk called Cachuma Lake Water: Woul...

Lompoc Valley Art Association is host to 
a talk with Nancy Yaki


The Lompoc Valley Art Association is holding its monthly meeting on Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. at Lompoc’s Stone Pine Hall. The event will include a social time starting at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. and a talk with guest artist Nancy Yaki. Yaki will talk about her life as an artist a...