Friday, January 28, 2022     Volume: 22, Issue: 48
Health & Wellness 2022

Cover Story

Health & Wellness 2022


Holistic body therapist Andreea Saileanu-Martin discusses a natural approach to skin care BY TAYLOR O’CONNOR  Every day, Andreea Saileanu-Martin loads her car full of sugar scrubs, crystal rollers, gua sha tools, and oils to go to clients’ houses where she provides a range of therapeutic treatments for skin and body wellness.  Saileanu-Martin... [ Read More ]

Top 5 Articles

Commentary: Lompoc's new city manager hits the ground running with odd priorities and unnecessary proposed changes
Art: Solvang Festival Theater installs six new lighting towers
Art: NatureTrack Foundation co-produces award-winning documentary, 'The Accessible Outdoors'
News: Solvang adds multi-year renovation projects to sewer master plan
News: Supervisors approve controversial Santa Ynez greenhouse project


Slow The Virus

Corazón del Pueblo museum vandalized, staff verbally assaulted

By Taylor O'Connor

An individual who works in the same building as the Corazón del Pueblo Cultural and Creative Arts Center destroyed an art panel, damaged the center’s floors, and ...

Solvang adds multi-year renovation projects to sewer master plan

By Caleb Wiseblood

Over the course of the next two decades, the city of Solvang predicts it will spend more than $10 million on renovating its sewer system. The estimate was included in the upd...

Supervisors approve controversial Santa Ynez greenhouse project

By Taylor O'Connor

Solvang-area resident Steve Decker can finally move forward with building his greenhouse—despite neighbor disputes and frustrations—after nearly two years of going...

Political Watch: January 27, 2022

• Gov. Gavin Newsom joined Vice President Kamala Harris and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on a visit to San Bernardino National Forest to highlight new federal f...


The Santa Maria Parks and Recreation Department again offers its children's outdoor education program

By Taylor O'Connor

Santa Maria children can learn about plants, animals, and outdoor activities in their area through the Wildlife Explorers program: a returning Santa Maria Department of Recrea...

Cannabis Corner

Lompoc allows public cannabis smoking during permitted events

By Caleb Wiseblood

A debate over public safety and allowing cannabis at public events got heated between two Lompoc City Council members during their last meeting of 2021. The ordinance, which ...


Lompoc's new city manager hits the ground running with odd priorities and unnecessary proposed changes


The newly appointed city manager isn’t wasting any time establishing his priorities. In the first agenda of his administration, there are five consent calendar items and...


Appropriate politics


In a real shocker of a decision, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors sided with greenhouses in the political war over agriculturally zoned land in the Santa Ynez Val...


NatureTrack Foundation co-produces award-winning documentary, 'The Accessible Outdoors'

By Caleb Wiseblood

The Accessible Outdoors, a new, live-action documentary co-produced by the NatureTrack Foundation and Golden Cage Films, recently won Second Place for Best Short Documentary a...

Santa Maria Japanese Community Center seeks design proposals for new monument

By Caleb Wiseblood

Professional artists are encouraged to apply for the position of monument designer with the Santa Maria Japanese Community Center, which is accepting introductory applications...

Solvang Festival Theater installs six new lighting towers

By Caleb Wiseblood

As part of its ongoing renovation project, the Solvang Festival Theater recently used a 350-ton crane to install six new steel columns. Each of the columns weigh about 12,00...

Elverhoj Museum showcases bronze sculptures, poetry, and more from Montecito artist Susan Read Cronin


Even in Susan Read Cronin’s most whimsical sculptures, there’s an underlying sense of dire tension. To Have and To Hold, for example, depicts a warm, potentiall...


‘Licorice Pizza’ is nostalgic joy

Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson (Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love, There Will Be Blood, The Master, Inherent Vice, Phantom Thread) helms this story a...


Charcuter'Dee and Fromagerie celebrates second anniversary and preps for Valentine's Day orders


When it comes to assembling the perfect charcuterie display, Deanne Carrisosa likes to think outside the box. The Santa Maria local described the way she organizes her boxes...

Hot Stuff


The Maverick Saloon in Santa Ynez presents Carmen and the Renegade Vigilantes, live in concert, on Friday, Jan. 28, starting at 8:30 p.m. This California-based band specialize...


The city of Santa Maria Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Safety is hosting its free neon bowling event on Friday, Jan. 28, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The program is open to teens...


Cass Winery and Vineyard in Paso Robles hosts its next Ted’s Estate Beef Dinner as part of the venue’s Winemaker Dinner Series on Friday, Jan. 28, from 6 to 9 p.m....


Gallery at Marina Square in Morro Bay is featuring three new artists, Jeff Odell (whose work is pictured), Debbie Gedayloo, and Stevie Chun, starting on Tuesday, Feb. 1. All t...


GetOutside - the Central Coast Guide to Everything Outside. Coming Spring 2022.

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