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Photos: Kids search for gold at Lompoc's Easter Egg Hunt
Lompoc’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt was held Saturday at River Park. The Easter Bunny made an appearance, while Camp Fire USA will provided games, the MOMS Club of Lompoc offered free face painting, and the Kiwanis Club of Lompoc sold food.
SpringFest celebration back underway at Lompoc's Ryon Park
Live music, tasty treats and a festive carnival, among other amenities, were back at Lompoc’s Ryon Park on Friday as the 33rd annual SpringFest celebration officially got underway.
Backers hope Lompoc space center project launches
With space launches at Vandenberg Air Force Base becoming more frequent, bringing in some 200,000 visitors to witness launches in 2018, a proposal for an educational space center is once again in the works.
Dueling use-of-force bills bring different takes to reform
While a proposed bill to change the legal standard for law enforcement's use of deadly force recently cleared a key committee vote in the California Legislature, the Santa Barbara County Deputy Sheriffs' Association has thrown its support behind an alternative bill that is scheduled for its first pu
Job fair, workshops planned as part of Lompoc 'Workforce Week' events
Multiple employment-related events, including a job fair, are planned in Lompoc over the coming days as part of Santa Barbara County’s “Workforce Week, Lompoc Valley 2019 Initiative.”
Future track and field stars to be on display in Lompoc on APril 28 at Huyck Stadium
The future of Lompoc Valley track and field will be on display next Sunday morning at Huyck Stadium. Track athletes grades third through eighth will lace up the running shoes and track and field cleats on April 28 for the annual Lompoc Kiwanis Track and Field Championships.
On the 805 recruiting trail: Lompoc's Jacob Nuñez now at four offers, also visits the Las Vegas Bowl champs
The scholarship offers continue to come in for Lompoc High’s Jacob Nuñez, especially during the 2019 NCAA Spring Evaluation Period for football. This time, the All-Channel League and All-Area left tackle reeled in his latest opportunity from UNLV on Thursday – making it offer No. 4 for the 6-foot-4,
Here’s what California marijuana smokers think about driving while high
Many cannabis-culture celebrations will take place on 4/20 (April 20), so here’s a look at some pot smokers’ opinions on driving and tips to self-assess if you are too high.
Three cited by Santa Maria Police during operations to target alcohol sales to minors
Santa Maria Police cited three people Thursday during two operations targeting people who purchase alcohol for minors. The first operation, called a “minor decoy” operation, involved a decoy under the age of 21 attempting to purchase alcoholic beverages from establishments that are licensed to serve
Team Arrests Santa Maria Woman, Rescues Baby Believed to Be at Risk of Abuse, Neglect
On March 20, members of the AB109 Compliance Response Team received information from Child Welfare Services, which was attempting to locate 35-year-old Sylvia Virgen of Santa Maria.
Lompoc Alpha Club's annual 'Garden Tour and Tea' event slated for May 4
The Lompoc Alpha Club will present its sixth annual Garden Tour and Tea event on Saturday, May 4, and tickets are still available. The event, held each spring, offers participants the chance to take self-guided tours of five local home gardens, as well as enjoy tea at the Alpha Clubhouse, 704 E. Oce
Hancock recruits go through extensive use-of-force training
At the Hancock College Basic Law Enforcement Academy, located in Lompoc, aspiring police officers and sheriff’s deputies go through an intensive 21-week training program that fulfills all of the California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) requirements.
Annual Young Adult Jobs Summit Coming to Lompoc
The annual youth workforce conference will take place in Lompoc on April 27 as part of a series of events aimed at providing individuals with career- and work-related tools and resources.
Possible Thunderstorms for the Sierra Nevada and the Foothills Including Mariposa County, Oakhurst and Yosemite Today (Saturday)
Thunderstorms are possible in Mariposa County, Oakhurst and Yosemite National Park. April 20, 2019 - The National Weather Service Hanford Office reports a few thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening.
You Need to Go: Scott McCreery at Solvang Festival Theater; Annual SpringFest in Lompoc; 'Bright Ones' at Edwards 14; Silkwood Ensemble at UCSB
Country music superstar Scotty McCreery will make his debut appearance at the Solvang Festival Theater at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Since McCreery's 2011 debut after winning “American Idol,” he has been rated one of country music’s hottest new stars, with nearly 3 million albums sold. He made histo
Missing California teen believed to be with murder suspects
Investigators in California are searching for a missing teenage girl believed to be with her mother and a man, both of whom are murder suspects. Alora Benitez, 15, was last seen Wednesday morning in Torrance, California, getting into a white BMW with Roman Cerratos and Maricela Mercado, according to
California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison
The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.
Lompoc City Council Rejects Across-the-Board Budget Cuts
Four-hour workshop ends without any decisions regarding expense reductions or new revenue. City Council members lashed out at the Lompoc city staff Wednesday night after hearing draft budget presentations showing drastic reductions, making a renewed demand to see specific cuts to salaries and jobs,
Next Year’s 4/20 Celebrations In California Will Look A Lot More Legal
Next to the lemonade and gyros, California festival goers will soon be able to buy legal pot—a potential sales bonanza for local dispensaries and a boost to state tax revenues. But they’ll have to wait until next year’s 4/20, the informal holiday for cannabis enthusiasts, to buy weed outdoors.
Photos: Santa Maria Valley Humane Society pets waiting to be adopted
Santa Maria Valley Humane Society’s Long Term Residents are Pets that have been in the shelter for over 30 Days. Please share and help these home-seekers be seen and find a family of their own. * All SMVHS animals are spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, micro-chipped, treated for fleas and examine