Wednesday, January 18, 2017     Volume: 17, Issue: 45

Weekly Poll
What do you think needs more funding in 2017?

Local parks,we need more and easier access!
Behavioral Wellness and housing for those with mental illnesses.
Road maintenance. Too many potholes!
My beer budget.

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Santa Maria Sun / Arts

Wooded wonders: Cure your nature deficit disorder at the Wildling Museum's tree-inspired exhibit


Look at a man's face and his skin will give away his age: wrinkles around the eyes, scars on the hands. Look at a piece of wood, and you'll see a similar tale unfold. Each ring within a stump's center signifies the passage of time. Like fingerprints, woodgrain may be long, short, whorled, or gnarled...

Lompoc Library hosts new book club


The Lompoc Public Library offers a new book club, The Literary Tea and Talk, February through May. The community is invited to attend the free program, which is scheduled for the third Tuesday of every month. Tea will be provided for participants to enjoy during the book discussions. The first disc...

Santa Maria Noontimers Lions donates $1,000 to Braille Institute


The Santa Maria Noontimers Lions donated $1,000 to the Santa Barbara Braille Institute’s Santa Maria Center. Noontimers Lions Carol Haynes and Roger Selken presented the check to outreach coordinator Kitty Crockett at the center’s holiday luncheon. The donation will assist the Santa M...

Hear live poetry in Orcutt


The Live from the CORE poetry series welcomes two California poets for a reading event on Jan. 14 in Orcutt. David Dominguez of Fresno and Jo Milosch of San Diego will read their works live at CORE Winery in Old Orcutt. Dominguez is known for authoring two collections: Work Done Right and The Ghost...