Saturday, February 24, 2018     Volume: 18, Issue: 51

Santa Maria Sun / News

Cover Story

A river runs through them: Six artists take 'A River's Journey' through the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley watershed at the Wildling Museum

View a slideshow from the hanging of the exhibit. There is an idea of water. There is an idea of how it bends. It cools, quenches, consumes. It drowns, rebirths, soothes. And it carries. Artist Nicole Strasburg has been alive with all of these ideas about water for the better part of two years. Stepping back from a loosely scattered collection of paintings on the floor of the Wildling Museum in Solvang, Strasburg is tasked with turning her meditative thoughts into concrete ideas to hang on a wall for hundreds of strangers to... [ Read Article ]


Santa Maria Sun / Opinion


Make every room energy efficient

As an energy coach for the county-operated emPower Central Coast program—along with more than 20 years in construction and energy conservation—I am committed to helping homeowners make their houses more energy efficient. As part of emPower’s free Energy Coach service, I’ve helped homeowners determine which home upgrades will help make every day brighter and more comfortable while saving energy. Ma... [ Read More ]

Weekly Poll
Where do you like to take in the arts?

Santa Ynez Valley galleries.
Lompoc is great for murals and exhibits.
Allan Hancock College and PCPA do great work.
My doctor's office.

| Poll Results