Thursday, July 30, 2015     Volume: 16, Issue: 21
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Should local rapper Anthony Murillo be charged for marking threats in a song?

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Santa Maria Sun / Arts

C Gallery owner Connie Rohde showcases her gesture drawings

BY JOE PAYNE

The boxy, bright inside of the C Gallery in Los Alamos was already beginning to buzz with the energy of an art opening when owner and currently showing artist Connie Rohde took a break from preparing for the event to chat with the Sun about her show, Plastic Paper. Cheap Brushes. Obsession., which s...

Daytripper: Eating and biking in Monterey equals a great day

BY CAMILLIA LANHAM

Each pedal push and creak of my old-school Italian racer lifts me higher, salt-tinted wind brushes past my cheeks, and the warmth of Pacific Grove’s sunset-lit corner of the Monterey Bay quickly gives way to a motorcycle show on Cannery Row. On a Saturday in July, I’m winding through ...

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County seeking ceramic bowls for fundraiser

BY JOE PAYNE

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is asking the community for help in providing the namesake of the annual Santa Maria Empty Bowls fundraiser. The event pairs custom ceramic bowls, purchased to take home, with a delicious soup lunch. All the proceeds go back to the Foodbank. Local artists, ceram...

Cultural art faire at CovenTree Books features music, authors and more

BY JOE PAYNE

CovenTree Books and Gifts in Santa Maria holds a cultural art faire and open house event on Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will include book signings by local authors, live music, art demonstrations and exhibitions, readings, classes, and discussions. The event also includes a painting exh...

'Made in the Santa Maria Valley' logo design contest still accepting entries

BY JOE PAYNE

The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and its Economic Development Commission are accepting entries into the “Made in the Santa Maria Valley” logo design contest. The competition’s open to the entire community and accepts entries through July 31. A winner will be announced on...

DANA Cultural Center showcases new exhibit

BY JOE PAYNE

The DANA Cultural Center announced a new exhibit, titled Rancho Life, currently showing at the historical adobe. The exhibit features photography and more, highlighting local youth involvement in DANA’s active learning programs. More than 1,400 kids from local school districts participated in...