Friday, February 28, 2020     Volume: 20, Issue: 52
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Sanders, Warren supporters mobilize local Democratic voters ahead of the March 3 primary election

Cover Story

Sanders, Warren supporters mobilize local Democratic voters ahead of the March 3 primary election

By PETER JOHNSON

Inside the small community room at Maramonte Park in Santa Maria, about 10 classroom-style chairs are arranged to make a semicircle. As people and members of the press trickle in around 7 p.m. on Feb. 20, they’re greeted with smiles from women wearing Warren for President T-shirts, who sign them in at a folding table and ask them to find a seat. Blue and white campa... [ Read More ]

Top 5 Articles

Cover Story: Sanders, Warren supporters mobilize local Democratic voters ahead of the March 3 primary election
Art: Multimedia artist Irina Malkmus presents new, nautical exhibition in Santa Maria
News: The three candidates for 3rd District supervisor ran against each other for the same position in 2016
News: Solvang battles over the Board of Architectural Review
News: POLITICAL WATCH: February 27, 2020
 

News

Solvang battles over the Board of Architectural Review

By Camillia Lanham

By trying to make the city’s architectural review process more consistent, the Solvang City Council created a real headache for themselves, according to Mayor Pro Tem Ro...

Two Sheriff's Office employees arrested for sex offenses

By Zac Ezzone

A lengthy investigation led by Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office detectives has concluded with the arrest of two department employees who worked at the county jail. ...

County purchases electric vehicles, charging stations

By Zac Ezzone

Santa Barbara County is beginning its transition of replacing its fleet of vehicles with electrical ones with the purchase of 56 cars and 71 charging stations. Skip Grey, the...

The three candidates for 3rd District supervisor ran against each other for the same position in 2016

By ZAC EZZONE

Voters in Santa Barbara County’s largest district will face a familiar decision when voting for county supervisor in the March 3 primary election. The county’s 3rd...

POLITICAL WATCH: February 27, 2020

• U.S. Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-Santa Barbara) announced a bill he filed on Jan. 21 that would prevent the Bureau of Land Management from leasing out federal land for oil a...

Spotlight

The U.S. Census Bureau is looking to fill temporary employment positions, locally.

By KAREN GARCIA

The federal census is around the corner. It’s slated to begin on April 1.  The U.S. Census Bureau’s mission is to ensure everyone is accounted for, everyon...

Cannabis Corner

An ag panel discusses present challenges, potential for the future

By ZAC EZZONE

Labor shortages and government regulations tied to groundwater usage continue to hinder local farmers, but technological advancements could ease some of these concerns, accord...

Commentary

It's time for a change of strategy to address Lompoc's deteriorated public safety infrastructure

By RON FINK

The City Council and the citizens of Lompoc have clearly stated that public safety is their No. 1 priority. Public safety infrastructure consists of several components: people...

Letters

Two qualified candidates are running for the 3rd District

By Robert Perry, Former Buellton Planning Commissioner

Did you know that not “everybody has the right to live in Santa Barbara County”? That’s according to Karen Jones, candidate for the 3rd District county super...

Vote for someone who will get things done

By Christine Burtness, Santa Ynez

Santa Barbara County’s 3rd District needs bold new leadership. Take a look around at our public spaces, roads, and bridges. The disrespect and disrepair is evident. Lack...

Canary

THE CANARY: Small town tiff

By THE CANARY

You can tell that Solvang City Council members are obviously frustrated with their whole push to make the city a better, more tourist-filled, business-centric kind of town. Th...

Arts

Wildling Museum hosts wild horse photographer Deborah Kalas

The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature in Solvang hosts a presentation with author and photographer Deborah Kalas on Sunday, March 15, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Kalas will share her ...

PCPA presents 'The Tragedy of Julius Caesar'

The Pacific Conservatory Theatre’s (PCPA) production of William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar opens at the Severson Theatre on Thursday, March 5, at 7...

Multimedia artist Irina Malkmus presents new, nautical exhibition in Santa Maria

By CALEB WISEBLOOD

Whether you’re in need of financial advice or not, a quick trip to the Ameriprise Financial branch in Santa Maria is an absolute must for local art lovers. As part of an...

Orcutt Community Theater puts the laughter in slaughter with Arsenic and Old Lace

By CALEB WISEBLOOD

”You know, some guys just can’t hold their arsenic.” This isn’t a review of Chicago, but the “Cell Block Tango” lyric comes to mind in the ...

Music

Which One's Pink? pays tribute to Pink Floyd at the Chumash Casino Resort

By CALEB WISEBLOOD

Named after the iconic lyric from “Have a Cigar,” Pink Floyd cover band Which One’s Pink? will perform at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez on Saturday...

Film

The Call of the Wild is a rousing adventure

Chris Sanders (Lilo & Stitch, How to Train Your Dragon, The Croods) directs screenwriter Michael Green’s adaptation of Jack London’s classic novel about Buck, ...

Eats

Statewide ag conference highlights value of diversity in the field as the best way to face challenges ahead

By ANDREA ROOKS AND BETH GIUFFRE

In her bakery, Melissa Sorongon bakes naturally leavened loaves in a wood-fired oven, bread she’s crafted from American heritage grains that she mills fresh.  S...

Hot Stuff

SHADOW AND LIGHT

The opening reception for Legacy of Decency, a new art exhibition at the Elverhoj Museum of History and Art, takes place on Saturday, Feb. 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. The exhibit sho...

LIFE IS A HIGHWAY

The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature presents Santa Barbara County and Beyond through Monday, March 16. This photography exhibition showcases landscapes from Santa Ynez-based...

PAUSE AND REFLECT

The Dana Adobe Cultural Center hosts A Watercolor Retrospective, an afternoon viewing of watercolor works by artist Chris Van Winkle, on Sunday, March 1, from 1 to 2 p.m. Comp...

BREAKING NEWS

The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville presents Too Much TV through Sunday, March 8. This sketch show follows each performance of Pump Boys and Dinettes and spoofs variou...

FULL HOUSE

The Pacific Conservatory Theatre (PCPA) presents a special talkback performance of Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs at the Marian Theatre on Friday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m...

TOUCH OF GRAY

Indie folk artist Kevin Graybill performs at Vino et Amicis Wine Bar in Old Town Orcutt on Friday, March 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. Often sporting an acoustic guitar, harmonica, or b...





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