Friday, September 4, 2015     Volume: 16, Issue: 26
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The Elverhoj Museum features Richard Lindekens' photography taken in Mongolia and Myanmar

BY JOE PAYNE

Though Coca-Cola and a Wi-Fi connection can be found across most of the globe today, there are still groups of us who live unfettered by the glowing and glittery accoutrement of consumer society, and closer to the traditions passed down across centuries of humankind. These traditions—though de...

Lompoc Civic Theatre gets catty with 'Indoor/Outdoor'

BY JOE PAYNE

Anyone familiar with the species Felis domesticus—the common house cat—knows the brash independence, moody disposition, and carefree attitude the creature can display. Even within their cute, cuddly, and sometimes razor-clawed culture, there are distinct classes within the world of cats....

Valley Speaks features history of Los Alamos

The Santa Maria Valley Historical Society presents its regular historical talks series Valley Speaks on Sept. 11 at the Santa Maria Public Library’s Shepard Hall. The talk will focus on the history of the Los Alamos Valley as told by local writer and novelist R. Lawson Gamble. Gamble, a res...

St. Mark's-in-the-Valley Church hosts free poetry event

BY JOE PAYNE

The St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church hosts a free poetry event at the church in Los Olivos on the evening of Sept. 5. Poets Richard Jarrette and Pamela Davis will read from their respective works followed by a book signing and light refreshments. Both poets have new books published t...

Santa Maria Public Library to open Los Alamos Branch Library

BY JOE PAYNE

Years’ worth of grassroots fundraising and organization will come to fruition when the Santa Maria Public Library opens its latest branch in Los Alamos. The Los Alamos Branch Library will enjoy a grand opening ceremony on Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. The historic library, which first opened in 1966, ha...