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Harvesting the sea: Seaweed is coming to a dinner table near you

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Harvesting the sea: Seaweed is coming to a dinner table near you

By CAMILLIA LANHAM

Sea lettuce lives to be thrashed by salt water. Paper thin, opaque, and a little rubbery, it spends life on the rocks that live in the intertidal zone, constantly battered by the foam that crashes onto the shore—unless, of course, the tide’s out.  A soft earthy green enveloped in the curlicues of itself, the algae also known as seaweed cuddles up next to ... [ Read More ]

Top 5 Articles

Cover Story: Harvesting the sea: Seaweed is coming to a dinner table near you
Art: Passages exhibition explores the journey between birth and death at Valley Art Gallery
News: Political Watch: August 15, 2019
News: County covers library deficit with cannabis revenue
News: Lompoc moves to repeal residency restrictions for sex offenders
 

News

Caldwell announces jump from pundit to politician

By WILLIAM D'URSO

After decades of talking politics, Andy Caldwell is diving in. The longtime radio personality and op-ed scribe announced his campaign for the 24th U.S. Congressional District...

Lompoc moves to repeal residency restrictions for sex offenders

By Zac Ezzone

Following a lawsuit filed against the city by an organization dedicated to protecting the rights of registered sex offenders, Lompoc officials are moving to repeal its ordinan...

Kindergartners at Arellanes become full-time students

By WILLIAM D'URSO

At Arellanes Elementary School, the kindergartners have joined the big kids. When the first bell of the school year rang Aug. 12, 46 kindergartners had packed for a full day ...

County covers library deficit with cannabis revenue

By Zac Ezzone

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors filled a roughly $68,000 gap in funding for three of the county’s libraries at a recent meeting, but questions over the lon...

Nonprofit seeks grant to fund countywide gang prevention initiative

By ZAC EZZONE

There have been five homicides in the city of Lompoc since January, along with numerous other shootings and stabbings that didn’t result in fatalities. Many of these inc...

Congressman Carbajal talks gun control and impeachment at recent town hall in Santa Maria

By WILLIAM D'URSO

When U.S Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-SantaBarbara) grabbed his orange tie, he was talking about guns. “Orange is the color of those committed to gun control in this country,...

Political Watch: August 15, 2019

• Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed an additional $331 million of funding to back up Californian’s fighting “unjust evictions.” He allocated $20 million to...

Biz Spotlights

Spotlight on: Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, Nancy Gastelum and Ilsa Toepfer

By ZAC EZZONE

For 23 years, the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum has provided children with a space to play while learning about the Central Coast and developing important motor and soci...

Commentary

Lompoc Fire Department has station and equipment issues

By RON FINK

At the Aug. 6 Lompoc City Council meeting, Mayor Jenelle Osborne requested a “public safety and infrastructure report.” This is critical, as you will see below. F...

Canary

CANARY: Like old times?

By The Canary

My favorite high-pitched whine is making its way to the campaign trail. The squeaky wheel also known as Andy “I Know What’s Best” Caldwell announced his run ...

Arts

Elverhoj Museum announces new exhibit programming

The Elverhoj Museum of History and Art unveiled its Crossing Paths exhibition to the public on Saturday, Aug. 10. The show will remain on display through Nov. 3 and features p...

SB Museum presents new research on 'Lone Woman'

John R. Johnson, curator of anthropology at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, and Susan Morris, historical researcher, will present current research on Juana Maria,...

Passages exhibition explores the journey between birth and death at Valley Art Gallery

By CALEB WISEBLOOD

Local beaches serve as the backdrops for photographer Heidi Gruetzemacher’s latest figurative works, currently on display at the Valley Art Gallery in Orcutt. The new ex...

SMCT's production of August: Osage County is poignant and heartfelt

By CALEB WISEBLOOD

Fade in: We eavesdrop on a job interview between employer Beverly Weston (Gary Prober) and potential employee Johnna Monevata (Maleah Rivera). Beverly is seeking a live-in coo...

Music

Filipino artists Martin Nievera and Pops Fernandez reunite for Two-gether Again Tour

By CALEB WISEBLOOD

The Chumash Casino Resort will be rolling out the red carpet for music royalty this weekend. Martin Nievera and Pops Fernandez, known in the Philippines as the Concert King an...

Film

The Kitchen boasts a terrific cast but terrible story

Andrea Berloff directs this film based on the comic book series by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle about the wives (Elisabeth Moss, Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish) of 1970s He...

Eats

Chef Conrad Gonzales cultivates collaborative food and wine venture in Los Alamos

By NICK POWELL

It only took 10 minutes of chatting with Chef Conrad Gonzales about his new eatery for it to become abundantly clear that he was planning something bigger than just another re...

Hot Stuff

BORN TO BE WILDE

The Pacific Conservatory Theatre (PCPA) presents its production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, which opens Thursday, Aug. 15, and runs through Saturda...

GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY

Dare 2 Dream Farms in Lompoc hosts its Gardening Brunch and Seminar on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guests can learn about decorative and edible landscaping from g...

SUMMER LOVIN’

The Book Loft in Solvang hosts Bookstore Romance Day on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 3 to 4 p.m. Romance authors Kimberley Troutte, Eva Leigh, and Nico Rosso will be signing copies...

BREAK THE MOLD

A Champagne reception for artist Angie Whitson takes place at Solvang Antiques Fine Art Gallery on Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 2 to 6 p.m. Whitson’s sculptures and painting...

WINE ON THE FIRE

The Sta. Rita Hills Wine Alliance hosts its annual Wine and Fire Weekend, starting Friday, Aug. 16, with a barn party. The event also includes the Wine and Fire Grand Tasting ...

SQUEEZEBOX HERO

Moxie Cafe presents Chuck Osborn on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., as part of the cafe’s weekly live music series. This solo artist performs a variety of gen...

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