Sunday, December 8, 2019     Volume: 20, Issue: 40
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Santa Maria Sun / Special Issue

Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide 2018

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Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide 2018



If you’re one to put off the holiday shopping, you should be prepared to either act fast or get creative. For the procrastinator who doesn’t mind rolling up their sleeves, the Sun’s annual Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide focuses on gifts you can make yourself, including makerspace opportunities at the Santa Maria library [12], candle crafting at home or in Orcutt [13], tips from a local entrepreneur on how to make soaps and bath bombs [15], and if all else fails, you can can always just barbecue [16].

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Weekly Poll
Guadalupe is in the midst of new development, but is that a good thing?

No. The new homes will expand the town too much and run the small-town vibe.
No. Commercial development will follow and destroy all the local businesses.
Yes. The town can't survive another economic downturn without more business and residents in town.
Yes, but the town has to steer development toward tourism and the hospitality industry.

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