Wednesday, October 26, 2016     Volume: 17, Issue: 33

Weekly Poll
How do you celebrate Halloween?

I take the kiddos trick-or-treating in the safety of our neighborhood.
I hand out healthy snacks--and my business card.
Full haunted house mode!
I put on my best lingerie, throw on a pair of wings, and I'm ready to party!

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Find a haunting experience near you on the Central Coast


Adrenaline junkies get their fix in many ways. Some skydive. Others drive way too fast when they think no one is looking. But some wait silently all year until Halloween makes it acceptable to play dress-up and willingly subject themselves to terrorizing ordeals. Local entrepreneurs, nonprofits, ...

C. Wood explores cows and kimonos in Los Alamos exhibit


Artists often dedicate much of their education and career to classical modes of expression, discovering their own style along the way. Los Alamos-based painter C. Wood is no different; she has been a longtime plein air and landscape painter with a career background in interior design. But there w...

Chalk Festival of Scarecrows in Los Alamos


Los Alamos celebrates the seventh annual Santa Ynez Valley Scarecrow Festival with a mini Chalk Festival on Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The theme is Scarecrows and Fall Harvest.  The featured artist for the event is Christi Schaeffer of Gypsy Studios, who plans to create a larger chalk p...

Nipomo High School Drama Department starts season with 'Radium Girls'


Nipomo High School Drama will open its season with the fast-moving, highly theatrical piece, Radium Girls. The ensemble piece shows at Nipomo High School’s Olympic Hall on Oct. 20, 21, 22, 28, and 29 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 29 at 2 p.m.  The play is inspired by a true story that traces ba...

Lompoc Civic Theatre presents 'California Suite'


The Lompoc Civic Theatre (LCT) presents Neil Simon’s classic comedy, California Suite, as the final show of its 43rd season. The production shows Oct. 21 through Nov. 6 at the Civic Auditorium, 217 South L St. in Lompoc.  The play is actually a collection of four small one-act stories. H...

Santa Maria Valley Genealogical Society hosts presentation


The Santa Maria Valley Genealogical Society will host a presentation on analyzing records for its monthly meeting on Oct. 20. The speaker will be genealogist Mary Alice Dell, who has taught family history research since 1998.  To celebrate Family History Month, Dell will be holding four weekly...