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Autumn Arts Annual 2022

Cover Story

Autumn Arts Annual 2022

By CALEB WISEBLOOD

With the breath of fresh rain storms we had the first few weeks of September, it really does feel like fall is here this year. It’s the right weather for the release of our Autumn Arts Annual issue, just in time for it to heat back up so everyone can enjoy what remains of the evening sunlight and warm days. Arts Editor Caleb Wiseblood searched northern Santa Barbara ... [ Read More ]

Top 5 Articles

Art: Two photographers capture the Oceano Dunes in series, with respective exhibits in SLO and Solvang
News: With monkeypox in Santa Barbara County, LGBTQ-plus community members worry a discriminatory history might repeat itself
News: Buellton Planning Commission rejects designs for proposed ARCO station
News: Political Watch: September 22, 2022
Commentary: Lompoc school board candidate Jerri Thiel has what it takes to help local education
 

News

Slow The Virus

With monkeypox in Santa Barbara County, LGBTQ-plus community members worry a discriminatory history might repeat itself

By BULBUL RAJAGOPAL

Monkeypox cases in California almost doubled within a month, and the Central Coast is ramping up mitigation measures. According to monkeypox data from the California Departme...

Buellton Planning Commission rejects designs for proposed ARCO station

By Caleb Wiseblood

The architect behind a proposed gas station in Buellton and one city official recently took turns throwing fuel on the fire at a heated public hearing.  During the Buell...

Redistricting changes could come before voters in 2024

By Taylor O'Connor

Voters could get an opportunity to make changes to Santa Barbara County’s redistricting process in the near future, based on recommendations from the people who sat on t...

Election requirements spark debate at Santa Ynez Airport

By Taylor O'Connor

The Santa Ynez Valley Airport Authority decided against holding annual elections this year, frustrating some community members and raising questions about its voting laws.&nbs...

Political Watch: September 22, 2022

• U.S. Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-Santa Barbara) released a report detailing how Central Coast families will soon see more affordable prescription drugs for Medicare recipien...

Spotlight

Social justice nonprofit CAUSE hosts annual fundraiser in honor of community activist Carmen Ramirez

By Taylor O'Connor

Carmen Ramirez was a trailblazer in the social justice realm of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. She was the first Latina woman to be elected to Oxnard’s City Council...

Cannabis Corner

Guadalupe discusses eligibility list for denied cannabis applications

By Taylor O'Connor

The SLO Cal Roots and Element 7 cannabis dispensaries will eventually open their doors in Guadalupe, filling the city’s two permit spots after a 4-1 approval at an Aug. ...

Commentary

Lompoc school board candidate Jerri Thiel has what it takes to help local education

By RON FINK

Ms. Jerri Thiel is running for an at-large seat on the Lompoc Unified School District (LUSD) board of trustees.  She says, “We need to get back to the basics: read...

Letters

Empty promises, brownouts herald darker days looming for our state's power grid

By Ellis Romero, Santa Maria

So our governor asks us not to use electricity between 5 and 9 p.m. due to overburdening the electric grid. There will be rolling brownouts throughout the state. Let’s s...

Canary

Gas station stalemate

By THE CANARY

How long does it take to build a gas station?  At least six years if you’re trying to do it in Buellton—and that’s before the project even gets approve...

Arts

Two photographers capture the Oceano Dunes in series, with respective exhibits in SLO and Solvang

By CAMILLIA LANHAM

Photography-focused trips out to the Oceano Dunes can become an obsession: Chasing the perfection of repeated ridges, rain-spattered granules, optical illusions caused by laye...

Ann Foxworthy Gallery's latest group show explores impacts of climate change

By Caleb Wiseblood

Tipping Point, a group art exhibition at the Ann Foxworthy Gallery in Santa Maria, debuted in mid-September and is scheduled to remain on display through late October. The exh...

Solvang Scarecrow Fest participants compete for the Harvest Cup

By Caleb Wiseblood

The 13th annual Solvang Scarecrow Festival, scheduled to kick off on Oct. 1, will include scarecrow entries from businesses and organizations across the Santa Ynez Valley. Thr...

Film

‘Don’t Worry Darling’ is a heady thrill ride

Editor’s note: New Times Staff Writer Bulbul Rajagopal and Arts Editor Caleb Wiseblood wrote Sun Screen this week while Glen and Anna Starkey took a break. Olivia Wilde...

Eats

Vega Vineyard and Farm will openin October with Italian wines and Mediterranean fare fresh from the fields

By CAMILLIA LANHAM

The biggest difference between traditional Santa Barbara County wines and Italian ones is in the way they’re treated at the table.   Pinot noirs and chardonnays ...

Hot Stuff

VALLEY VENDORS

The Arroyo Grande Valley Harvest Festival will be held on Friday, Sept. 23, from 4 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The two-day festival’s festi...

CONCERT CLASSICS

The Santa Maria Philharmonic Society presents its next live concert, Romantic Revelries, at the Grace Baptist Church in Santa Maria on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m. The orc...

SALOON LOONS

The Maverick Saloon in Santa Ynez hosts its next Laugh Therapy Stand-up Comedy Show on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m. A handful of comedians will take the stage during the eve...

TO BE OR KNOT TO BE

Tied + True Goods hosts its Knot and Sip workshop at Timshel Vineyards’ tasting room in Paso Robles on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. The class will be taught by Ata...





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