Friday, August 29, 2014     Volume: 15, Issue: 25
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The ice-bucket challenge—that's the only thing I see on my Facebook feed!
Measure P—and there's still two months left till the election.
Challenges to anything the Chumash try to do.
Drought—we either have water or we don't, we'll know when the tap runs dry.

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Keeping it smooth

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CHUMASH CASINO

Keeping it smooth

The Chumash Casino Resort is welcoming R&B artist Jeffrey Osborne for a live performance. Osborne is a smooth-singing songwriter who penned songs for Whitney Houston, television shows, and his own illustrious solo career. You may have heard him among the voices in “We Are the World,” but you can hear his smooth voice solo at the Chumash Casino.

The Chumash Casino presents Jeffrey Osborne performing live on Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. at 3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez. Cost is $25. More info: 1-800-CHUMASH or chumashcasino.com.

Ride 'em, ranchers

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY DISCOVERY MUSEUM

Ride 'em, ranchers

The Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum owes a lot to local ranching and barbecue icon R.H. Tesene, who’s helped the museum by way of donations, including the BBQ Hall of Fame exhibit that features the brands of area ranchers and a huge amount of local history. An upcoming event honoring Tesene on his birthday will include barbecue, kids’ activities, and the exhibit.

The Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum holds a special R.H. Tesene day including barbecue, activities, and a local barbecue exhibit on Aug. 31 from noon to 4 p.m. at 705 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria. More info: 928-8414 or smvdiscoverymuseum.org.

Life on the rancho

PHOTO COURTESY OF AARON REGEZ

Life on the rancho

The Dana Adobe is a historic gem on the Central Coast and serves as a reminder of the area’s humble beginnings. The Dana Adobe Nipomo Amigos have dedicated a large part of the Adobe’s space to the work of local artists. One such artist, Aaron Regez (photography pictured), works at the Adobe, and many of his photographs include scenes from the rancho.

The Dana Adobe Nipomo Amigos shows the art of Carolyn Leach, Daniel Kuras, Karen Floyd, and Aaron Regez through Sept. 28. The adobe is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. at 671 S. Oakglen Ave., Nipomo. More info: 929-5679, dana@danaadobe.org, or danaadobe.org.