Saturday, September 19, 2020     Volume: 21, Issue: 29

Santa Maria Sun / News

Cover Story

Birchwood Beer Garden gives Nipomo residents a family-friendly spot to eat, drink, and be merry at a distance

It’s hard to tell whether smoke or fog hangs over Nipomo on Sept. 10 as we walk over to Birchwood Beer Garden around 5 p.m.  Field to Table Catering & Events’ food truck, The Cruiser, is parked in the front parking lot serving up the Aloha Menu—your choice of Kalua pork sandwich, Huli Huli chicken, garlic shrimp, an ahi poke bowl, or Hawaiian fried rice.  We step up to the outdoor bar and order our beers—one Space Dust IPA from Elysian Brewing and two Mosaic IPAs from Figueroa Mountain (... [ Read Article ]


Santa Maria Sun / Opinion


More families use the beach in Oceano and Grover Beach because it's closed to vehicles

Recently, at one of the South County Chambers of Commerce meetings, members seemed to be rallying in support of an individual member who claimed he had lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in business since the beaches were closed to off-highway vehicles (OHVs).  Meanwhile, parking lots that usually had been nearly empty at the end of Pier Avenue in Oceano and Grand Avenue in Grover Beach are overflowing even on we... [ Read More ]

Weekly Poll
Should the county Public Health Department help elementary schools apply for the state’s waiver program?

Yes, that’s what the department is there for.
Schools shouldn’t open at all right now, nevermind with the county’s help.
If the state thinks schools are ready, what’s the problem?
Schools should have to fend for themselves; it shows whether they’re ready to handle reopening.

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