Monday, May 20, 2019     Volume: 20, Issue: 11

Santa Maria Sun / Arts

Planet Lucha applies comic book storytelling to lucha libre while showcasing local wrestlers


Imagine an alternate universe where pop culture ceased to evolve past 1987, a world entirely populated by costumed characters with intimidating nicknames. Sounds like the plot of a graphic novel, but it’s actually a story thread within a local wrestling show. This is the nostalgic landscape ...

Nipomo High School Theatre finishes 2018-19 season with Disney's Newsies


There’s no such thing as untimeliness when it comes to Newsies, nor any other musical where characters fight for basic rights and freedoms. Inspired by the Newsboys’ Strike of 1899 in New York City, the story centers on a ragtag team of newspaper delivery boys and girls—all eithe...

Levity Aerial Arts benefits Humane Society


Levity Aerial Arts presents Paws and Claws Go to the Circus at the Edwin and Jeanne Woods Animal Care Complex on Saturday, May 18, from 6 to 9 p.m. The SLO-based aerial acrobatics group will be joined by contortionist Lila Woodard during this fundraiser show to benefit the Santa Maria Valley Humane ...

Wine and Design hosts open studio workshop


Wine and Design in Orcutt hosts its adult open studio on Saturday, May 25, at 1:30 p.m. Participants will get to choose a painting from off the wall that they would like to paint themselves. The Wine and Design staff will then prep guests’ canvases and provide paints. Staff workers will be a...

Buellton Library celebrates 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten


The Buellton Library holds its 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten celebration on Wednesday, May 22, from 4 to 5 p.m. This afternoon event is open to all children who have participated in the ongoing reading program, which promotes reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers. The 1,000 Books Before Kin...

Weekly Poll
How should the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District improve its A-G completion rates?

Align graduation requirements with university entrance requirements.
Ensure that students and parents are well aware of A-Gs and what they are before high school.
Improve support services and summer school classes for students who fall behind.
Completion rates are fine as is. Not everyone wants to go to a four-year college!

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