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Lompoc Observer: Surf Beach closure was for the birds

Back in 1995 environmental activists were all abuzz about the possibility of creating another science project that would exclude people from beaches that had been used for recreation by the people of the Lompoc Valley for over 125 years. Closing Surf Beach was part of their plan. This year the weste

LOMPOC RECORD - 2017-09-23 21:48:00

Identity of man killed in Lompoc workplace accident released

A deadly car crash near Lompoc on Sept. 21, 2017, claimed the life of one person. (Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo) LOMPOC, Calif. - [Update 8:00 p.m.] The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department has released the identity of the man killed in Thursday morning's industrial accident near

KEYT - 2017-09-22 03:11:18

One woman hospitalized following three-vehicle crash on Highway 246 in Lompoc

One woman was hospitalized following a three-vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 246 in Lompoc early Thursday morning, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. The crash occurred at about 7:53 a.m. just east of Tularosa Road on Highway 246, said County Fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni. Upo

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2017-09-21 18:15:00

Vineyard worker killed in trailer-loading accident near Lompoc

An accident involving a vineyard worker in the 2300 block of Sweeney Road near Lompoc on Thursday left one man dead, Santa Barbara County Fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni said. The man was killed after becoming pinned while trying to load a trailer, Zaniboni added. Personnel from the Santa Barbara County a

SAN LUIS OBISPO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 15:35:00

Man killed while loading forklift onto trailer in rural Lompoc

A man was killed after being trapped between a trailer and a pickup truck as he attempted to load a forklift onto the trailer early Thursday afternoon. The man reportedly was working in a vineyard just outside Lompoc when the incident occurred. A man was killed after being trapped between a trailer

LOMPOC RECORD - 2017-09-21 19:55:00

GALLERY: Summer fun and happenings in Lompoc

It's officially the end of summer so lets take a look back at some of the events that took place in and around Lompoc. 1 Buy Now 042217_LR_SpringFest-1.jpg John Callan, ContributorApr 22, 2017 The Ferris wheel stands as a beacon of fun at the 31st annual Lompoc SpringFest, continuing through Sunday

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2017-09-21 18:39:00

California gang members found guilty of killing 5

FILE - In this images released on Wednesday Jan. 18, 2012, show victims of a 2008 murder of five people at a homeless encampment released during a news conference announcing the arrest of suspects in Long Beach, Calif. Two gang members have been found guilty of killing five people at a homeless enca

SYVNEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 01:26:59

Malcolm, homeless advocate, is first nominee for 2017 Valley of Flowers Peace Prize

Shawndel Malcolm, founder of the Planting a Seed Foundation, is the first nominee for this year's Valley of the Flowers Peace Prize.Contributed photo Shawndel Malcolm, founder of the Planting a Seed organization, has been announced as the first nominee for this year's Valley of the Flowers Peace Pri

LOMPOC RECORD - 2017-09-23 21:00:00

Our View: Teaming up for a jail fix

Santa Maria and Lompoc are collaborating on a stop-gap plan to house arrestees, a scheme that helps both cities. For Santa Maria, using the Lompoc jail is a matter of necessity. County Sheriff Bill Brown opted to close the Santa Maria holding facility in mid-summer, blaming budget problems. For Lomp

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2017-09-23 22:05:00

Grief Recovery Sept./Oct. 2017

Grief Support Group The action program for moving beyond death, divorce, and other losses. This is a structured program that involves reading and writing assignments. People say you have to let go and move on in your life, but they don't tell you what you need to do to accomplish it. The Grief Recov

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2017-09-24 07:55:01

Atlas V rocket blasts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base

An Atlas V rocket pierced through the night sky over the Lompoc Valley late Saturday night, carrying with it a secret payload for the National Reconnaissance Office. The liftoff of the United Launch Alliance-built rocket occurred just after 10:50 p.m. from Vandenberg Air Force Base's Space Launch Co

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2017-09-24 06:09:00

lom. favorites ccc 2017

C LOMPO th 1 1 nu a An l 2017 Thank you to the Lompoc Valley community for voting LVMC's Comprehensive Care Center "FAVORITE SKILLED NURSING FACILITY" 11 years in a row! Your vote for the CCC validates our four-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as a premier facility bas

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2017-09-24 07:45:16

Irv Beiman: Our Protection Is More Important Than Oil Company Profit

It is strategically important to consider the pending implementation of extreme oil extraction methods for our immediate future in Santa Barbara County. We have more than 1,000 oil wells currently operating in the county. More than 750 new oil wells using extreme extraction methods are in various st

NOOZHAWK - 2017-09-24 04:30:00

Buellton Vintage Trailer Bash travels back in time

For the rest of the world, it's 2017. But for the 200 folks at the Flying Flags RV Resort and Campground, it's deja vu. The annual Buellton Vintage Trailer Bash kicked off Thursday and continues through Sunday. On Saturday night, it was the '70s revisited, complete with a disco party. Event coordina

SYVNEWS.COM - 2017-09-24 02:30:00

The Latest: Group moves to hotel after mall protest arrests

Protesters defy a security guard trying to prevent the use of an escalator at the St. Louis Galleria mall in Richmond Heights, Mo., after several hundred people demonstrated in protest over the recent acquittal of a white former officer in the killing of a black suspect, in St. Louis, Saturday, Sept

SYVNEWS.COM - 2017-09-24 01:11:52

The Latest: Health care groups oppose GOP bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the Republican push on health care (all times local): 9:35 p.m. The nation's doctors, hospitals and health insurance plans are unified in their opposition to the latest Republican bill to dismantle Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. In a joint statement on Saturday,

SYVNEWS.COM - 2017-09-24 01:30:03

Damage in Puerto Rico strains relief efforts by agencies

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal agencies are grappling with the vast scale of the disaster in Puerto Rico left by Hurricane Maria, the third major storm to strike the U.S. in less than a month. Three days after the massive hurricane crossed the U.S. territory, towns in Puerto Rico remain without fresh wat

SYVNEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 22:46:31

EPA removes waste at Texas toxic sites, won't say from where

In this Sept. 21, 2017, photo, a sign on a door of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington. The EPA says it has recovered 517 containers of "unidentified, potentially hazardous material" from highly contaminated toxic waste sites in Texas that flooded last month during Hurricane Harvey. Bu

SYVNEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 22:19:11

Some forcibly arrested in St. Louis weren't protesting

A man is pulled away from yelling at protesters as they rally over the recent the acquittal of a white former police officer, Jason Stockley, in the killing of a black man, Anthony Lamar Smith, who was a drug suspect, in St. Charles, Mo., Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Nearly 150 protesters gathered outsid

SYVNEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 22:13:59

US flies mission north of DMZ, sends message to North Korea

President Donald Trump speaks at a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Evan Vucci United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, right, talks with South Korea Foreign

SYVNEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 20:17:27