Thursday, October 21, 2021     Volume: 22, Issue: 34

Santa Maria Sun / News

Cover Story

A lack of child care presents a challenge to women re-entering the workforce in the county

For eight months, mother Amanda Pierce has been on child care waiting lists. She’s called 12 different day cares near her home in Lompoc and reached out to facilities in neighboring Vandenberg Village, but none have space.  “I’m never frustrated with them; I’m frustrated with the situation. It was one of those things where I thought it wasn’t going to be hard finding child care. Once I started looking, I realized it is stressful,” Pierce said.  The veterinary assistant at the Lompoc... [ Read Article ]


Santa Maria Sun / Opinion


Lompoc school district adds COVID-19 vaccines to its long list of requirements

Recently Gov. Gavin Newsom mandated that schoolchildren ages “12 to 17 OR grades seven to 12 must be vaccinated starting in the next school term. Date is dependent on FDA approval timelines, but no earlier than January of 2022.” He also said that “all K-12 staff must be vaccinated at this identified time or test weekly.” So, it doesn’t matter whether the vaccines have been approved by the Fo... [ Read More ]

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