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Santa Maria Times
Ron Fink: History can and does repeat itselffrom Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties, a contingent of U.S. Navy
Santa Maria Times / Posted 6 hours ago
from Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties, a contingent of U.S. Navy Seabees from Port Hueneme, an engine from Lompoc and numerous U.S. Forest Service resources fought to contain the flames. After nearly 24 hours of having their tactics... Read more
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FOX 59 Indianapolis
Thomas Fire now third-largest wildfire in modern California historywinds and dry conditions are expected fuel the blaze and increase the chance fo
FOX 59 Indianapolis / Posted 8 hours ago
winds and dry conditions are expected fuel the blaze and increase the chance for new fires. On Saturday, a new fire near Lompoc, known as the Drum Fire, broke out, according to Cal Fire. As of Saturday afternoon it was about 30 acres, Norman... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
Thomas Fire now third largest-wildfire in modern California historymeteorologist Gene Norman. Strong winds and dry conditions are expected to fue
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 16 hours ago
meteorologist Gene Norman. Strong winds and dry conditions are expected to fuel the blaze. On Saturday, a new fire near Lompoc, known as the Drum Fire, broke out, according to Cal Fire. As of Saturday afternoon it was about 30 acres, Norman... Read more
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Santa Maria Times
Lompoc Toys for Tots campaign capped with festive celebrationSaturday as she picks up toys for her family, with volunteers Angie Villanueva,
Santa Maria Times / Posted 19 hours ago
Saturday as she picks up toys for her family, with volunteers Angie Villanueva, center, and Carly Velasquez, right, both of Lompoc, looking on during the annual Marine Corps League Toys for Tots toy distribution at the Lompoc Veterans Memorial... Read more
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Santa Maria Times
Timothy Ross CulleyTimothy 'Tim' Culley was born in Lompoc, California January 9, 1989 and tragica
Santa Maria Times / Posted yesterday
Timothy 'Tim' Culley was born in Lompoc, California January 9, 1989 and tragically died early Sunday morning November 19, 2017 in Lompoc where he was murdered. He was only 28 years old. Tim was born and raised in Lompoc and attended Cabrillo High... Read more
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Santa Maria Times
First responders night in the works on the wrestling mat in LompocBoth Lompoc High assistant coach Fred Hayes and Cabrillo athletic director Dan
Santa Maria Times / Posted yesterday
Both Lompoc High assistant coach Fred Hayes and Cabrillo athletic director Dan Troup tell the Times that a “First Responders Night” is in the works, with the tentative date set for Jan. 10 at Lompoc High’s gym, Paisola Pavilion. The wrestling event... Read more
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Santa Maria Times
Photo Collection: December arrests and public informationof a nearby residence on Comanche Avenue, according to a Sheriff’s Office spoke
Santa Maria Times / Posted yesterday
of a nearby residence on Comanche Avenue, according to a Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman, but deputies quickly located them, along with the stolen chainsaw, and took them into custody. The suspects were booked into the Lompoc Police Departmen... Read more
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Santa Maria Times
Lettes to the Editor: District vote the right move; Tax meat, beat health, climate crisisgovernance. From having attended several of the recent council meetings at whic
Santa Maria Times / Posted 2 days ago
governance. From having attended several of the recent council meetings at which district elections were discussed, there is no question the Lompoc City Council is composed of individuals who care deeply about the community and seek its improve... Read more
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KEYT 3 Santa Barbara
Coast Fire burns at least 13 acres near LompocCoast Fire burns in Lompoc (Photo by Mike Eliason) Coast Fire burns in Lompoc
KEYT 3 Santa Barbara / Posted 2 days ago
Coast Fire burns in Lompoc (Photo by Mike Eliason) Coast Fire burns in Lompoc (Photo by Mike Eliason) LOMPOC, Calif. - Santa Barbara County firefighters were called out for a brush fire in the 3800 block of San Julian Road south of Lompoc Thursday... Read more
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Santa Maria Times
Lompoc cannabis ordinance put on hold following filing of referendum petitionaddress the commercial growing, processing and sales of cannabis. It kind of pu
Santa Maria Times / Posted 2 days ago
address the commercial growing, processing and sales of cannabis. It kind of puts the brakes on the process to allow the citizens of Lompoc to determine if the policy that was adopted by the City Council majority really meets the community standard... Read more
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KEYT 3 Santa Barbara
SR 246 passing lane project continuesLOMPOC, Calif. - The State Route 246 passing lane project continues near Lompoc
KEYT 3 Santa Barbara / Posted 3 days ago
LOMPOC, Calif. - The State Route 246 passing lane project continues near Lompoc. The project is constructing passing lanes in both directions on SR 246 from Cebada Canyon to Hapgood roads and next week will result in the protective railing being... Read more
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Santa Maria Sun
Happy apocalypse-masabout every town in the county, including at Santa Maria’s fire stations, at th
Santa Maria Sun / Posted 3 days ago
about every town in the county, including at Santa Maria’s fire stations, at the CVS in Buellton, and the Home Depot in Lompoc. Seriously, they’re better than just wrapping a scarf around your face and hoping for the best. It’s hard not to feel... Read more
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Santa Maria Sun
Lompoc Library features Marilyn StankewichThe following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] -
Santa Maria Sun / Posted 3 days ago
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 18, Issue 41 Share:By MD LANGOWSKI The Grossman Gallery is displaying the work of oil landscape artist Marilyn... Read more
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Santa Maria Sun
Witness helps Sheriff's Office nab sexual assault suspecthe “struggled” with officers before being arrested on suspicion of kidnapping,
Santa Maria Sun / Posted 3 days ago
he “struggled” with officers before being arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, sexual assault with intent to commit rape, domestic violence, and criminal threats. He was booked into the Lompoc City Jail where he is being held on a $1 millio... Read more
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Santa Maria Sun
You better watch out: Santa Maria Police and county organizations use state support to battle impaired drivinghe saves some money. At Central Coast Headway, a nonprofit that offers a varie
Santa Maria Sun / Posted 3 days ago
he saves some money. At Central Coast Headway, a nonprofit that offers a variety of post-DUI programs in Santa Maria and Lompoc, classes can cost hundreds of dollars. Drug and alcohol counselor Clemencia Figueroa said the organization’s... Read more
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Santa Maria Sun
Smoke from wildfires spurs school closuresbecause of smoke and ash drifting from a fire 70 miles away. As students in Sa
Santa Maria Sun / Posted 3 days ago
because of smoke and ash drifting from a fire 70 miles away. As students in Santa Maria returned to school on Dec. 12, the Lompoc Unified School District closed its doors, also citing unsafe air quality. A statement posted to the district's website... Read more
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KEYT 3 Santa Barbara
Food from closed LUSD schools going to feed local homeless, low income familiesat Briidgehouse Shelter (Melissa Newman/KCOY) Food from LUSD being served at B
KEYT 3 Santa Barbara / Posted 3 days ago
at Briidgehouse Shelter (Melissa Newman/KCOY) Food from LUSD being served at Briidgehouse Shelter (Melissa Newman/KCOY) LOMPOC, Calif. - The freezers at the Bridgehouse Shelter in Lompoc are so stocked with pizza's now, you might think this was... Read more
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Santa Maria Times
Lompoc schools shut down through winter break due to poor air quality; classes to resume Jan. 8officials on Tuesday afternoon. “LUSD has continued to closely monitor the air
Santa Maria Times / Posted 4 days ago
officials on Tuesday afternoon. “LUSD has continued to closely monitor the air quality on an hourly basis and conditions in Lompoc remain unhealthy for students and staff. Due to health and safety concerns, we have determined that all students will... Read more
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Santa Maria Times
Lompoc schools shut down through winter break due to poor air quality; classes to resume Jan. 8After two days of school closures due to the poor air quality brought on by the
Santa Maria Times / Posted 4 days ago
After two days of school closures due to the poor air quality brought on by the Thomas fire, Lompoc Unified School District officials announced Tuesday that they would be canceling classes for the remainder of the week and immediately moving into the... Read more
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Santa Maria Times
Heavy smoke from Thomas fire makes air unhealthy in Santa Ynez Valleyas part of a coordinated effort by the Santa Barbara Medical Reserve Corps, Car
Santa Maria Times / Posted 5 days ago
as part of a coordinated effort by the Santa Barbara Medical Reserve Corps, Carpinteria Citizens Emergency Response Team, Lompoc CERT, Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, California Office of Emergency Services and Direct Relief. APCD... Read more
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Santa Maria Times
Drop your Toys for Tots off at our Santa Maria, Lompoc or Solvang officestoys for needy children this year through the Toys for Tots program. There are
Santa Maria Times / Posted 5 days ago
toys for needy children this year through the Toys for Tots program. There are donation bins located at our news offices in Santa Maria, Lompoc and Solvang. Please help by dropping off a new toy at any of the following locations through... Read more
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Lincoln Journal Star
Patricia Lynn Franson PicotteDanielle Picotte, and son, Perry Picotte as well as sister, Linda Franson Bryce
Lincoln Journal Star / Posted 6 days ago
Danielle Picotte, and son, Perry Picotte as well as sister, Linda Franson Bryceson, Lincoln, brother, Lindon Franson, Lompoc, California, nephew, Justin Bryceson, Lincoln, and numerous cousins and close friends. You will be missed dearly Miss... Read more
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Santa Maria Times
Wildfire smoke forces closure of schools in Lompoc, Santa Maria, Orcutt, Guadalupe, Santa Ynez ValleyAccording to a statement released Sunday by Lompoc Unified School District, "Es
Santa Maria Times / Posted 6 days ago
According to a statement released Sunday by Lompoc Unified School District, "Essential personnel who should report (Monday) include: all Grounds, Custodial and Maintenance staff who will assist in assessing safety issues at all facilities." Employees... Read more
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KTLA-TV Los Angeles
Heavy Smoke From Numerous Fires Raging in SoCal Leads to Multiple Smoke Advisories and Air Quality Warnings2017. Goleta was given an unhealthy air quality index while Santa Barbara was
KTLA-TV Los Angeles / Posted 6 days ago
2017. Goleta was given an unhealthy air quality index while Santa Barbara was issued a very unhealthy air quality index. Lompoc and the Santa Ynez Valley were issued an unhealthy for sensitive groups air quality index, while a moderate air... Read more
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Santa Maria Times
Ron Fink: Nearing the end of a bad dreamin less time than it takes to say it. Red tape was slashed, and the project was
Santa Maria Times / Posted 7 days ago
in less time than it takes to say it. Red tape was slashed, and the project was built in less than three days so the Lompoc Valley Parks, Recreation and Pool Foundation — he was its chairman prior to his election — could ask the city to... Read more
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Op-Ed News
The Burning Earth Bears Witness in Californiais accurate. I live on California's central coast. Ojai and Ventura surrounded
Op-Ed News / Posted 7 days ago
is accurate. I live on California's central coast. Ojai and Ventura surrounded by fires. Carpinteria being evacuated. Lompoc and Santa Barbara covered in ash. White ash floating everywhere in central California." In The New York Times... Read more
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Santa Maria Times
Teenager identified as victim of fatal shooting on West Newlove; Brush fire contained near Alisos Canyon RoadWhite was 62 years old. He served with the Lompoc Fire Department from 2002 to
Santa Maria Times / Posted 8 days ago
White was 62 years old. He served with the Lompoc Fire Department from 2002 to 2009 following 25 years of fire service in his native El Centro. White’s cancer was believed to have been contracted on the job, according to a Lompoc Fire Department... Read more
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KEYT 3 Santa Barbara
Allan Hancock College Fire Academy graduates ready to start workLOMPOC, Calif. - Under a sky full of smoke at the Public Safety Complex in Lomp
KEYT 3 Santa Barbara / Posted 8 days ago
LOMPOC, Calif. - Under a sky full of smoke at the Public Safety Complex in Lompoc, Allan Hancock College Fire Academy held a live demonstration before a formal graduation ceremony for the cadets of Battalion 140. "It just shows us what we've been... Read more
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KEYT 3 Santa Barbara
Lompoc man sentenced for murdering brotherArturo Herrera, 30 years old, Lompoc resident Arturo Herrera, 30 years old, Lo
KEYT 3 Santa Barbara / Posted 8 days ago
Arturo Herrera, 30 years old, Lompoc resident Arturo Herrera, 30 years old, Lompoc resident Earlier Coverage: LOMPOC, Calif. - A Lompoc man who was convicted of murdering his brother will spend 26 years to life in prison. Arturo Herrera was... Read more
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KEYT 3 Santa Barbara
Two arrested for stealing chainsaw from Orcutt man's garagesupervision for a theft-related offense, domestic violence and other miscellane
KEYT 3 Santa Barbara / Posted 8 days ago
supervision for a theft-related offense, domestic violence and other miscellaneous offenses. Authorities also said Trott had a warrant for her arrest for a probation violation. Brown and Trott were booked into the Lompoc Police Departm... Read more
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Santa Maria Times
Allan Hancock Fire Academy graduates 29 firefightersand friends and smoke from the Thomas fire in the background, graduates from th
Santa Maria Times / Posted 8 days ago
and friends and smoke from the Thomas fire in the background, graduates from the Allan Hancock College Fire Academy demonstrate an extrication from a vehicle during the academy's graduation ceremony Friday at the Lompoc campus.Frank Cowan, Contribu... Read more
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KEYT 3 Santa Barbara
Walkaway reported at Lompoc Prison CampFrancisco Gomez-Cazares, 55, walked away from the Lompoc Federal Prison Camp Th
KEYT 3 Santa Barbara / Posted 9 days ago
Francisco Gomez-Cazares, 55, walked away from the Lompoc Federal Prison Camp Thursday afternoon. (Federal Bureau of Prisons) Francisco Gomez-Cazares, 55, walked away from the Lompoc Federal Prison Camp Thursday afternoon. (Federal Bureau of... Read more
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KEYT 3 Santa Barbara
Thomas Fire smoke causing poor air quality in Northern Santa Barbara and SLO countiesSmoke from Thomas Fire seen throughout the Lompoc Valley from Harris Grade Road
KEYT 3 Santa Barbara / Posted 9 days ago
Smoke from Thomas Fire seen throughout the Lompoc Valley from Harris Grade Road (Dave Alley/KCOY) Smoke from Thomas Fire seen throughout the Lompoc Valley from Harris Grade Road (Dave Alley/KCOY) LOMPOC, Calif. - A thick layer of brownish smoke... Read more
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KEYT 3 Santa Barbara
Retired Lompoc fire chief dies from job-related cancerRetired Lompoc Fire Chief Linual A. White Jr. died at the age of 62 after a lon
KEYT 3 Santa Barbara / Posted 9 days ago
Retired Lompoc Fire Chief Linual A. White Jr. died at the age of 62 after a long battle with job-related cancer. (Lompoc Fire Department) Retired Lompoc Fire Chief Linual A. White Jr. died at the age of 62 after a long battle with job-related... Read more
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Santa Maria Times
Former Lompoc Fire Chief Linual White dies after battle with cancerWhite was 62 years old. He served with the Lompoc Fire Department from 2002 to
Santa Maria Times / Posted 10 days ago
White was 62 years old. He served with the Lompoc Fire Department from 2002 to 2009 following 25 years of fire service in his native El Centro. White’s cancer was believed to have been contracted on the job, according to a Lompoc Fire Department... Read more
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Santa Maria Times
Lompoc teachers seeking community support for first-time holiday field tripElementary School. Asmussen and other teachers started a fundraising campaign t
Santa Maria Times / Posted 11 days ago
Elementary School. Asmussen and other teachers started a fundraising campaign to raise money so that they can take kids on field trip this month to the Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lompoc to perform Christmas carols to r... Read more
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Santa Maria Times
Vikings of Solvang throw annual party for special needs children at Buellton hotelAfter eating their meals of burgers and fries and singing carols, the students
Santa Maria Times / Posted 12 days ago
After eating their meals of burgers and fries and singing carols, the students from schools in the Santa Ynez, Lompoc and Santa Maria valleys were guided with equal finesse into their visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, then out to the parking lot for... Read more
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Santa Maria Times
Operation Kids Christmas: Local children celebrate holidays at Vandenberg Air Force BaseThe children, most of whom were between the ages of 5 and 10 years old, arrived
Santa Maria Times / Posted 12 days ago
The children, most of whom were between the ages of 5 and 10 years old, arrived at the base by bus from Lompoc, Santa Maria, the Santa Ynez Valley and the Five Cities area. The children were escorted into VAFB’s Pacific Coast Club, where they were... Read more
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Santa Maria Times
Antonio "Tony" Lopez OchoaGabriel, mother Carmen; brothers Jesus 'Chuy' Ochoa, Jose 'Joe' Ochoa, Ramon 'R
Santa Maria Times / Posted 14 days ago
Gabriel, mother Carmen; brothers Jesus 'Chuy' Ochoa, Jose 'Joe' Ochoa, Ramon 'Ray' Ochoa and Enrique 'Henry' Ochoa, all of Lompoc; his sisters Maria Elena 'Helen' Swartwout of Portland, Oregon, Carmen Albarran of Lompoc and Margarita 'Margie' Ochoa... Read more
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KEYT 3 Santa Barbara
Lompoc police searching for man wanted in connection to multiple crimesRaymond Joseph Duran. (Lompoc Police Department) Raymond Joseph Duran. (Lompoc
KEYT 3 Santa Barbara / Posted 16 days ago
Raymond Joseph Duran. (Lompoc Police Department) Raymond Joseph Duran. (Lompoc Police Department) LOMPOC, Calif. - The Lompoc Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a man wanted in connection to multiple crimes. Raymond... Read more
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Santa Maria Times
Simmons, Cabrillo both banking on experience on the basketball floorTwo key losses were Trevaughn Ross, who graduated, and top post presence Jordan
Santa Maria Times / Posted 16 days ago
Two key losses were Trevaughn Ross, who graduated, and top post presence Jordan Tyler, who has since transferred to Lompoc High. Simmons, however, has one key weapon on the floor back once again: Reigning All-Area Most Valuable Player LeAndrew... Read more
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Santa Maria Times
Lompoc High to reverse course, allow students to choose color of graduation gownLompoc High Principal Paul Bommersbach had made the initial decision to scrap t
Santa Maria Times / Posted 16 days ago
Lompoc High Principal Paul Bommersbach had made the initial decision to scrap the previous tradition and have all the students wear blue. In a letter that he sent to students and parents in October, Bommersbach noted that the changes were made to... Read more
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Santa Maria Times
Simmons, Cabrillo both baking on experience on the basketball floorTwo key losses were Trevaughn Ross, who graduated, and top post presence Jordan
Santa Maria Times / Posted 16 days ago
Two key losses were Trevaughn Ross, who graduated, and top post presence Jordan Tyler, who has since transferred to Lompoc High. Simmons, however, has one key weapon on the floor back once again: Reigning All-Area Most Valuable Player LeAndrew... Read more
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Santa Maria Sun
EPA to host public meeting on Casmalia Superfund sitejust 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean, and is only 10 miles from Santa Maria and
Santa Maria Sun / Posted 17 days ago
just 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean, and is only 10 miles from Santa Maria and Orcutt. Guadalupe is 8 miles north, while Lompoc sits another 16 miles to the southeast. While a geologic survey determined most of the soil—besides specific “hot... Read more
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Santa Maria Sun
Convicted felon arrested for possession of meth pipe and riflesto the release, contained an assault rifle without a serial number, a small cal
Santa Maria Sun / Posted 17 days ago
to the release, contained an assault rifle without a serial number, a small caliber rifle, and two large capacity AR-15 magazines. Pardo was arrested and booked into custody at the Lompoc Police Department, where his bail was set... Read more
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Santa Maria Sun
Lompoc begins construction on sidewalk and crosswalk improvement projectsThe following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] -
Santa Maria Sun / Posted 17 days ago
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 18, Issue 39 Share:By KASEY BUBNASH A $160,000 grant that was recently awarded to the... Read more
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Santa Maria Sun
Right on the wall: Public murals in Northern Santa Barbara County are a legacy of community and artthat loosely begins to form the shape of a building. A cross peaks out from ove
Santa Maria Sun / Posted 17 days ago
that loosely begins to form the shape of a building. A cross peaks out from over the top. Artist Lori Slater, a former Lompoc resident who now lives and works in Cambria, painted the mural, known as Mission Abstract, for Lompoc back in 1989.... Read more
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Santa Maria Sun
*Cough cough*it sends my eyes rolling back into my head so fast I'm in danger of severing my
Santa Maria Sun / Posted 17 days ago
it sends my eyes rolling back into my head so fast I'm in danger of severing my optic nerves. Take what's going on in Lompoc, again, over the Lompoc City Council's ordinance on recreational cannabis in the city. They've opened the doors for... Read more
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Santa Maria Sun
Lompoc hosts holiday fundraiserThe following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] -
Santa Maria Sun / Posted 17 days ago
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 18, Issue 39 Share:By REBECCA ROSE The Friends of the Lompoc Library System is holding its annual Decorated Tabletop Christmas... Read more
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Santa Maria Times
Warriors gear up for PAC 8 League title defenseRighetti lost to Santa Barbara and defeated Lompoc in the Central Coast Classic
Santa Maria Times / Posted 17 days ago
Righetti lost to Santa Barbara and defeated Lompoc in the Central Coast Classic. After the Warriors return from the Riordan tourney they will resume CCC play with a home game against San Marcos Dec. 7, and games at St. Bonaventure Dec. 7 and Dos... Read more
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