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Friday, May 25, 2018
​AGHS Spring Band & Choir ConcertWed., May 30 @ 7pmTickets & Availability The Arroyo Grande High School Concert Band and A Cappella Choir will present a "Spring Concert." A salute to our graduating students!Concert includes: * Selections from the Walt Disney Movie "Up" * "We Are The World" * "Battle Hymn of the Republic" * "Stars and Stripes Forever" * Performance by the Lucia Mar ...read more
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Friday, May 25, 2018
RISING STARS RECOGNIZED AT THE ALLAN HANCOCK COLLEGE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP BANQUETStudents and donors received celebrity treatment during a star-studded evening in the Joe White Memorial Gymnasium at the Allan Hancock College Foundation Scholarship Banquet on Thursday evening. This year, a total of 410 scholarships, worth nearly $500,000, was awarded to 318 Allan Hancock College students. ...read more
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Friday, May 25, 2018
NEWS RELEASEMay 24, 2018                 Trash and Recycling Collection and Street SweepingServices for Memorial Day Holiday  The City of Santa Maria advises residents that there will be no trash and recycling collection services, or street sweeping, on Monday, May 28th (Memorial Day).  During holiday weeks, street sweeping and residential collection services occurs one day later than usual.  ...read more
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Friday, May 25, 2018
NEWS RELEASEMay 25, 2018City Announces H-2A Community Meetings The City of Santa Maria will be hosting a series of five community meetings over the next five months to discuss the H-2A temporary worker program, its importance to the region’s agricultural operations, and its potential impacts in City neighborhoods.  The first of these meetings will be held on Thursday, June 14th from 5:30 to 7:30 ...read more
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Friday, May 25, 2018
Memorial Service will be MONDAY, 28 May at the Santa Maria Cemetery starting at 1100 hrs.  We will be honoring our Santa Maria Area Veterans and especially our Missing in Action (MIA) from the wars.  On Saturday, we will be putting flags on veteran graves, starting at 0800 hrs. You are invited.Program *****  Presentation of Colors  — Santa Maria Veterans Honor Guard* Knights of Columbus— Arch ...read more
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Friday, May 25, 2018
NEWS RELEASEMay 25, 2018Broadway Closure Friday Night for annual Cruisin’ NationalsThe section of Broadway (State Highway 135) from Cook Street to Stowell Road in Santa Maria will be temporarily closed between 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. today, Friday, May 25th for the 37th annual West Coast Kustoms car show cruise.  The cruise is open only to registered participants.  For emergency crossing of Broadway, ...read more
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Thursday, May 24, 2018
We understand that there are many elders in our community that are in need of basic home repairs, but that are not physically capable of handling these projects themselves.To assist a senior member of our community, we are giving away one Carpenter for a Day service to someone who is in need of handyman services, but that can't afford it. Examples of handyman work could include: Grab bars for ...read more
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Thursday, May 24, 2018
Be Our Guest SUMMERFESTKick-off to Summer! SUMMERFEST 2018 Please join us for this fun event underneath the majestic oaks in the lobby of the Solvang Festival Theater.Saturday, June 16, 2018 6pm Solvang Festival Theater 420 2nd Street Solvang, CASample the Tastes of the Valley A wide variety of wine, beer, and food tastings from great restaurants, breweries, and wineries from around the ...read more
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Thursday, May 24, 2018
NEWS RELEASEMay 23, 20182018 Summer Teen Trails Hiking Club  The City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department’s Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center invites teens in the 7th- through 12th grades to participate in the Summer Teen Trails Hiking Club.  The hiking club promotes positive relationships with peers, exploring new interests, and enhancing positive behavior while providing a safe ...read more
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Thursday, May 24, 2018
NEWS RELEASEMay 23, 2018  Free Teen Arts Mentorship Program  The City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department and The Arts Fund are offering a Free Teen Arts Mentorship Program for aspiring teen artists ages 13 to 18 this summer.  The program is six classes long and will focus on the art of printmaking. Classes will take place every Saturday, from Saturday, June 9th to Saturday, July ...read more
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Thursday, May 24, 2018
PROGRAMS       EXHIBITS      MEMBERSHIP      PARTIES       DONATEExplore the world of microbes with Hardy DiagnosticsDid you know that there's good bacteria and bad bacteria? Scientists from Santa Maria-based Hardy Diagnostics will teach kids the difference and how to collect samples from their environment at this week's Brain Builders, Thursday, May 24 at 3:30 p.m. Then come back for Science ...read more
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Thursday, May 24, 2018
NEWS RELEASE                                                                                                                     May 24, 2018  2017 Annual Report of Hydrogeologic Conditions,Water Requirements, Supplies and Disposition of theSanta Maria Valley Management AreaThe Twitchell Management Authority (TMA) will hold a hearing on Tuesday, June 12th from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. in the Santa ...read more
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
NEWS RELEASEMay 21, 2018Remembering Thomas Urbanske  The City of Santa Maria is observing the loss of Thomas B. “Tom” Urbanske, known for his commitment to helping others. The longtime teacher, advocate, and former elected public servant, died at age 88 on Thursday, May 17th.  “He really cared about people and he was a very good listener,” Mayor Alice Patino said. “He took his job very seriously ...read more
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce operates and administers the Santa Barbara County Energy Watch Partnership, and recently the agency once again showed that it is leading by example. The Chamber upgraded its lighting to new, modern LED panels to replace standard 4ft tubes. This upgrade provides cleaner, consistent lighting while at the same time saving energy. Staples Energy, the ...read more
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
HANCOCK TO CELEBRATE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS AND GRADUATES A year of academic achievement will culminate in celebrations of student success at two of Allan Hancock College’s biggest events.   The 2018 Allan Hancock College Foundation Scholarship banquet will take place on Thursday, May 24, from 6-8 p.m. in the Joe White Memorial Gymnasium. More than 300 students will receive 410 scholarships, ...read more
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
NEWS RELEASEMay 21, 2018  Computer Basics Workshop  The City of Santa Maria Public Library is pleased to announce a free workshop on Microsoft Word on Tuesday, May 29th from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.  The workshop will be presented in the Learning Center, located on the first floor of the Library.  The workshop is intended for individuals with little or no Microsoft Word experience.  The topics covered ...read more
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Monday, May 21, 2018
News Release May 18, 2018Sign Up Now to Donate Blood on June 14th  Help save a life by signing up now for a blood drive hosted by the City of Santa Maria. Donate blood from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 14th in the United Blood Services’ bloodmobile in the parking lot between the lawn bowling green and the Paul Nelson Aquatics Center along South McClelland Street.  This is directly ...read more
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Monday, May 21, 2018
TWENTY-EIGHT CADETS GRADUATE FROM HANCOCK’S FIRE ACADEMYAfter nearly 700 hours of classroom and field instruction, 28 cadets received their certificates of accomplishment from Allan Hancock College’s Fire Academy on Friday. Battalion 141 participated in a ceremony at the college’s $38 million Public Safety Training Complex in Lompoc that was as extraordinary as the facility where they trained. The ...read more
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Monday, May 21, 2018
Santa Maria, CA—The Towbes Group’s newest apartment community in Santa Maria, Villa del Sol—uniquely designated for residents ages 55 and older— held their Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday.Santa Maria Mayor Alice Patino, elected officials, Chamber members, community locals, and current Villa del Sol Residents circled around to cut the ribbon. It was an exciting time to open the clubhouse doors ...read more
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Monday, May 21, 2018
PROGRAMS       EXHIBITS      MEMBERSHIP      PARTIES       DONATEClick here to sign up for SUMMER CAMPS! ___________________________________________________________________Weekly ProgramsMay 22: Tuesday TalesFind out what happens to Neil Armstrong and his crew as they embark on the Apollo 11 moon landing mission of 1969 at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.May 23: Preschool PatrolLearn about the ...read more
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Monday, May 21, 2018
UnitedAg awards $24,000 to Fourteen Students in San Luis Obispo and Neighboring Counties Fourteen students in San Luis Obispo and neighboring counties have received scholarship awards totaling $24,000.00. UnitedAg awarded the scholarships after reviewing 86 submitted applications. Applicants submitted in addition to detailed information, an essay focused on the top issues impacting agriculture ...read more
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Friday, May 18, 2018
NEWS RELEASEMay 17, 2018Local Businesses Recognized for Organics Waste Recycling In honor of Compost Awareness Week and this year’s theme of “Compost! Building a Better Future,” the City of Santa Maria Utilities Department is proud to acknowledge several local businesses committed to recycling organic waste in Santa Maria.  Since 2016, more than 100 businesses have taken part in the City’s ...read more
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Friday, May 18, 2018
Allan Hancock College’s Community Education program will have a noncredit recognition ceremony for students this Friday, May 18, from 5-7 p.m. in the courtyard between the Rabobank Student Center (bldg. G) and the Student Services building (bldg. A) on the Santa Maria campus.   More than 60 students from the noncredit program have successfully completed the GED or HiSet exam and are now ...read more
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Friday, May 18, 2018
NEWS RELEASEMay 17, 20183rd-Grade Winners for 2018 Water Awareness Poster Contest The Utilities Department recently sponsored its 9th Annual Water Awareness School Poster Contest for 3rd-grade students enrolled in the Santa Maria-Bonita School District. Students were invited to compete by creating colorful posters symbolizing Water Awareness Month and showing the importance of water conservation ...read more
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Friday, May 18, 2018
SANTA MARIA – Roll up your sleeves and get ready to save a life and be rewarded with ice cream and more! Really, we mean it, ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES!  United Blood Services and Enos Ranch Stores are joining Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab to hold a Blood Drive.  The drive will be in the Enos Ranch Shopping Center parking lot on Monday May 21, 2018, 1:00-6:00pm.  For every pint of blood donated, Doc ...read more
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Friday, May 18, 2018
HANCOCK HONORS 22 RETIRING FACULTY AND STAFFAllan Hancock College bid farewell to 22 retiring faculty and staff, who contributed a combined 429 years of service, during a recognition ceremony on Wednesday. The distinguished group included the individuals who led the college’s effort to modernize technology, balance the district’s annual budget and construction of multi-million dollar Bond Measure ...read more
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Friday, May 18, 2018
  NEWS RELEASE May 18, 2018 Santa Maria Wine Trolley Excursions  Starting this Memorial Day Weekend, the Santa Maria Valley Wine Trolley is back! The 28-passenger trolley provides locals and visitors with round-trip weekend excursions from downtown to the local wine country.  Coordinated by the Santa Maria Valley Visitors Bureau and the City of Santa Maria, this exciting public ...read more
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Friday, May 18, 2018
COMMUNITY ACTION COMMISSION HONORS HANCOCK SUPERINTENDENT/ PRESIDENT KEVIN G. WALTHERS, PH.D. AS A CHAMPIONAllan Hancock College Superintendent/President Kevin G. Walthers, Ph.D. was recognized as a champion for the community and honored during the 12th annual Community Action Commission’s Champions Dinner on Thursday in Solvang. Each year, Community Action Commission (CAC) of Santa Barbara County ...read more
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Thursday, May 17, 2018
San Luis Obispo, CALIFORNIA – On Tuesday and Wednesday, June 19 and 20, 2018, 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, Cal Poly Arts presents thepremiere engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical, JERSEY BOYS –  the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.“The most exciting musical Broadway has seen in years.”  – Chicago Tribune“The crowd goes wild!”  – The New York ...read more
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Thursday, May 17, 2018
Join us for a fun-filled evening open to the public, featuring a Texas Hold'em style poker tournament. The evening will be filled with music, an amazing Santa Style BBQ dinner, a delish desert bar, a no-host bar featuring some of the best central coast beer and wine, along with an amazing assortment of prizes that you won't want to miss out on. The best part is - that all the proceeds of this ...read more
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Thursday, May 17, 2018
NEWS RELEASEMental Health Resource Fair at the City of Santa Maria Public LibraryThe City of Santa Maria Public Library is sponsoring a Mental Health Resource Fair on Saturday, May 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in Lavagnino Plaza (just outside the Public Library).  Many community agencies will be participating and providing information at this free event. The public is invited ...read more
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Thursday, May 17, 2018
CurtainsThur. - Sat., May 17 - 19 @ 7pm Sat. May 19 @ 2pmTickets & AvailabilityPresented by AGHS Theatre DepartmentThe Musical Comedy Whodunit !Curtains a send-up of backstage murder mystery plots.Set in 1959 Boston, Massachusetts, the comedy follows the fallout when Jessica Cranshaw, the supremely untalented star of "Robbin' Hood of the Old West" is murdered during her opening night curtain ...read more
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Thursday, May 17, 2018
The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce is happy to welcome these new businesses who joined membership in the month of April.Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Maria Valley FoundationTom Martinez 901 W. Railroad Santa Maria, CA 93458 (805) 922-7163http://www.bgcsmv.orgCariman ServicesJuan Hernandez 109 W. Main St.Santa Maria, CA 93458 (805) 332-3020Central Coast KindKim Iribarren P.O. Box ...read more
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
After nearly six years of discussion and debate, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board approved a standard on "Hotel Housekeeping Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention." The final regulation was recently approved by the Office of Administrative Law and will be effective July 1. Requirements As a preliminary matter, the new standard applies to "lodging establishments," which it defines as establishments ...read more
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
DISCOVERY MUSEUM WELCOMES NASA ASTRONAUT COL. JACK FISCHER ON MAY 17  Santa Maria, Calif. – May 15, 2018 – Central Coast families can meet a real-life astronaut at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum on Thursday, May 17! Col. Jack “2fish” Fischer—a NASA astronaut and U.S. Air Force command pilot with more than 3,000 flight hours—will touch down at the museum from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. to talk ...read more
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
You are Invited to our Solarbration!!!Please join us for our very first Energy For All Solarbration! We will be showcasing one of our happy homeowners who has been saving 80-90% off of their electric bill by going solar with non-profit GRID Alternatives. Come meet us and check out the amazing work we are doing for Santa Maria income-qualifying homeowners. We will have light refreshments and raffle ...read more
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Tell City of Santa Maria Leaders Your Top Community Needs Please take the online survey at: www.cityofsantamaria.org/priorities  Santa Maria is asking residents to share their opinions on prioritizing City services – we want to know what’s most important to you.  The City is grateful that a recent survey shows 74 percent of residents are satisfied with Santa Maria’s services such as police, fire, ...read more
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Marian Regional Medical Center to Host CEO Roundtable with President & CEO Kerin A. Mase Marian invites the community to join Marian’s President & CEO and physician leaders to learn more about Marian’s innovations and plans for the future ­­­­­SANTA MARIA, CA – May 16, 2018 – Marian Regional Medical Center, a member of Dignity Health Central Coast and supporting partner, Santa Maria Valley ...read more
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
ALLAN HANCOCK COLLEGE FOUNDATION ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR COMMUNITY AMBASSADOR PROGRAMAfter the success of its first year, the Allan Hancock College Foundation is accepting applications for its second year of the Community Ambassador program.  The Community Ambassador program provides an executive-level introduction to the college through workshops with various academic departments and campus ...read more
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Glenn Morris, President/CEO, Santa Maria Valley Chamber One of the core elements of the Chamber’s updated mission is to be a Convener of leaders and influencers, specifically on issues that impact the broader business and employer community. What is a convener? One definition I like says a convener is an individual or group responsible for bringing people together to address an issue, problem, ...read more
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
So You Think You Failed? Think Again! Music Executive & Entrepreneur Natalie Edell to Speak at Young Professionals Event in Santa Maria FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Local young professionals will have a chance to hear from music executive & entrepreneur Natalie Edell at an upcoming Santa Maria Connect! Emerging Professionals networking event. Edell began her journey in the music business at only 18 ...read more
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
NEW LIFE PAINTING "PAINTS IT FORWARD" AT DANA ELEMENTARY IN NIPOMO ​ On Monday, May 7, Dana Elementary School in Nipomo held a ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil their eight newly improved bathrooms.  This project started when the sixth-grade class was asked to write an essay on how to improve the school/community and they overwhelmingly expressed their wish for better bathrooms.  Through a ...read more
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
NEWS RELEASEMay 11, 2018Santa Maria Represented at Gang Prevention Conference Santa Maria was well-represented at the 7th Annual Gang Prevention & Intervention Conference held in Los Angeles on May 7th and 8th. Mayor Alice Patino and Mayor Pro Tem Etta Waterfield were among a group of City staff who attended, as part of the Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Safety, to learn collaborative approaches ...read more
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Announcing a Stunning 55th Season!A thrilling selection of stories that are inviting and deep, vibrant and resonant, await you in Season 55. With a special engagement of a two play repertory leading the way October 4 - 21, the main season runs from November 8, 2018 through September 8, 2019 playing in three venues. Artistic Director Mark Booher said of the line up, “When our world increasingly ...read more
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Friday, May 11, 2018
HANCOCK STUDENT WINS SKILLSUSA STATE COMPETITIONTO ADVANCE TO NATIONALS, HOPES TO INSPIRE WOMEN IN THE PROCESSLorena Hernandez is on a mission. The Allan Hancock College student wants to inspire women to pursue a career in an industrial setting, a space some feel is reserved for men. Until now, Hernandez has let her machining skills do the talking. The Santa Maria native won a gold medal in the ...read more
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Friday, May 11, 2018
Victor Hugo's powerful story comes to life with a sweeping score.The Hunchback of Notre Dame Playing through this Sunday, May 13th. Santa Maria's Marian TheatreNima Rakhshanifar as RevelerGeorge Walker as ClopinView more imagesListen to music clips from the Broadway cast recording."Director Brad Carroll has brought an epic production to the Marian Theatre stage. Catch it before the ...read more
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Friday, May 11, 2018
Dignity Health Central Coast Hospitals Receive Environmental Excellence AwardsHospitals achieve honors for the third time  CENTRAL COAST, CA – May 10, 2018 – Arroyo Grande Community Hospital (AGCH), French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC) and Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC), all Dignity Health Central Coast hospitals, are proud to announce they have been honored for the third time with ...read more
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Friday, May 11, 2018
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Friday, May 11, 2018
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Friday, May 11, 2018
Mother’s Day can be a complicated holiday for children in foster care. The media often highlights happy families celebrating mothers with breakfast in bed, handmade cards and other signs of love. This idealized view of mothers and families is in stark contrast to the experience of children in foster care.  Foster children have been traumatized by abuse and neglect. As a result, they often suffer ...read more
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Thursday, May 10, 2018
Academic Dean Bob Curry, Ph.D. has been named Allan Hancock College’s new associate superintendent/vice president, Academic Affairs. The Allan Hancock College Board of Trustees unanimously approved Curry for the position during the board meeting Tuesday evening. Curry said he was excited for this opportunity.  “This college has long played a critical role in the county and in the lives of our ...read more
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Thursday, May 10, 2018
Best of San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy CompetitionSat., May 12, @ 8pmTickets & AvailabilityPresented by Clark Center Association  For more than two decades, the San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Competition has served as a major career springboard for some of the most talented new comics in the country.Past winners and finalists have achieved superstar status, including comedy legends like Robin ...read more
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Thursday, May 10, 2018
NEWS RELEASEMay 10, 2018  The Valley Reads Book Club  The City of Santa Maria Public Library is pleased to present its monthly book club, The Valley Reads, on Tuesday, May 22nd in Shephard Hall.  Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman tells the story of Richard Mayhew whose life is forever changed after rescuing a young girl named Door. Richard finds himself living in a city of monsters, saints, murderers, ...read more
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Thursday, May 10, 2018
NEWS RELEASEMay 10, 2018Free Safe N’ Strong All Summer Long Summer Recreation Program Safe N’ Strong is a free summer program that will help keep youth active, healthy, and safe. Children age six to twelve years will enjoy games, sports, and crafts while making new friends. The program is coordinated by the City of Santa Maria’s Recreation and Parks Department.  Safe N’ Strong will occur Monday ...read more
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Wednesday, May 09, 2018
For the seventeenth year in a row, transfer students from Allan Hancock College had the highest transfer acceptance rate in the state to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo among community colleges that transfer a significant number of students to the respected university. Hancock’s transfer acceptance rate of 50.6 percent was more than triple the state average of 15.6 percent. Cal Poly’s Region 6 Spring ...read more
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Wednesday, May 09, 2018
The Board of the Santa Maria Philharmonic Society cordially invites you to join us at the Annual Meeting of the Society on Thursday, June 14, 2018. The “new year” for the orchestra begins in July of each year.  The Santa Maria Philharmonic Society is a membership organization and your vote counts in the successful operation of the orchestra. This is your chance to review and vote on next year’s ...read more
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Tuesday, May 08, 2018
NEWS RELEASEMay 7, 2018City Recognizes Employee for “Going the Extra Mile”  The City of Santa Maria is pleased to recognize as the newest recipient of its Going the Extra Mile (GEM) Award, Senior Park Services Officer Casey Stone of the Recreation and Parks Department. He will receive a certificate and recognition at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 15th.  The initiative shown by Mr. ...read more
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Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Smash Mouth to perform opening night of the Santa Barbara County Fair  SANTA MARIA— They sing the mega-hit songs you know by heart, like “All-Star,” “Can’t Get Enough of You Baby,” and “I’m a Believer,” and on Wednesday, July 11, Smash Mouth will bring those songs to the Santa Barbara County Fair as they kick off the Bud Light Concert Series.  “This is going to be a fantastic show to kick off ...read more
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Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Come see us at the barn! We have a variety of wine barrel planters to get your spring planting underway. We also have a beautiful selection of wine barrel furniture and other custom creations to spruce up your yard or patio. Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm ​Sat 10am-2pm Quality Wine Barrels 2790 US 101 Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 East side of HWY 101 off El Campo Frontage ...read more
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Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Hey Santa Maria Valley Businesses, an Old Orcutt native needs your help!  Pryor Baird, now a full-time blues musician, has made it to TOP 10 on NBC's “The Voice.”  Pryor grew up in the Santa Maria Valley attending local schools and studied Agriculture at Allan Hancock College before focusing solely on music.Maybe you’ve seen him perform?  Between the ages of 15 and 26, Pryor played regular gigs ...read more
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Monday, May 07, 2018
NEWS RELEASEMay 4, 2018City Transit Division to Host DBE Public MeetingA City of Santa Maria Transit Division public meeting on Tuesday, June 5th is open to all businesses, vendors and community partners with an interest in public transportation. It will start at 5:30 p.m. in the Santa Maria Public Library’s Shepard Hall, 421 S. McClelland Street.This workshop fulfills the requirement of the ...read more
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Monday, May 07, 2018
NEWS RELEASEMay 4, 2018Healthy Aging Lecture Series     The City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department, and the Center for Successful Aging are hosting a free, four-part series on aging positively.  Adults 50 years of age and up are invited to attend the series on Tuesdays beginning Tuesday, May 8th through Tuesday, May 29th from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the Elwin Mussell Center, 510 East ...read more
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Friday, May 04, 2018
This is an exciting time of year for Economic Development as we prepare for the future planning and strategizing of the community.  ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers) RECON conference is in May.  This is when we have a unique opportunity to provide awareness and information regarding our beautiful city to the masses of retail and the development community. With our recent Enos ...read more
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Friday, May 04, 2018
The Chamber exists to be a catalyst for economic growth and a champion for our community.   We recognize creating an environment where businesses can operate successfully is key to both of those commitments.   We also know that a big part of ensuring business-friendly conditions depends on having a legal and regulatory environment which, at a minimum, doesn’t create unnecessary burdens on ...read more
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Friday, May 04, 2018
The Leadership Santa Maria Valley Class of 2018 began their Media and Technology topic day at the Los Adobes de Maria Community Center and enjoyed a light breakfast, kindly provided by People’s Self-Help Housing.  From there, we traveled to the AM 1440 KUHL studio, where we received a warm welcome and informative tour from Ben Heighes.  Digital technology has transformed radio production, and we ...read more
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Friday, May 04, 2018
Kelrik Productions presents:Pinkalicious Arroyo Grande, California  Kelrick Productions will present Pinkalicious onSaturday, May 26 & 27, 2018 at 1pm, 3pm and 7pm at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande.Based on the 2006 New York Times best-selling children's book by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann, Pinkalicious is the tale of a girl who can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite her parents' warnings ...read more
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Friday, May 04, 2018
NEWS RELEASEMay 3, 2018Game Night at the Library on May 16th  The City of Santa Maria Public Library invites people of all ages for an evening of games on Wednesday, May 16th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Library’s Shepard Hall.  The Library will provide a variety of games, including playing cards, Mah Jong, Jeopardy, Movies: Trivia Game, Scrabble, Backgammon, Mancala, Tic-Tac-Toe, chess, ...read more
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Friday, May 04, 2018
NEWS RELEASEMay 3, 2018Movie Night at the Library on May 14th    The City of Santa Maria Public Library is pleased to show the movie Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) which is rated PG. The film will be screened on Monday, May 14th at 5:00 p.m. in Shepard Hall. This event is free and no tickets are required.  In the movie, a young boy named Kubo lives a quiet, normal life in a small village ...read more
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Thursday, May 03, 2018
MEMORIAL CEREMONY TO HONOR FALLEN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS May 16, 2018 Ceremony will Begin at 10:30am 1111 W. Betteravia Rd., Santa Maria, CA Please join us in fellowship following the ceremony! Fundraiser Luncheon to benefit the SMPOA & SPAMM Benevolent Fund(s). Santa Maria Police Department Santa Maria Style Chicken BBQ, Drink, & Dessert 11:30am - 1:00pmPresale Tickets: $7 At The ...read more
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Thursday, May 03, 2018
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY:  DIGNITY HEALTH CENTRAL COAST HOSPITALS RECOGNIZE NATIONAL MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH BY HONORING LOCAL MAJORLocal Vandenberg Air Force Base Major to be honored for his service and recent brave battle with Guillain-Barré syndrome  CENTRAL COAST, CA – May 2, 2018 – In recognition of May as National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM), Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, French ...read more
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Thursday, May 03, 2018
Celtic music is renowned for its emotional appeal from plaintive laments to high-spirited reels and jigs. The Allan Hancock College Singers, directed by Ann Lucas, will showcase this popular repertoire in their upcoming concert entitled “Celtic Spring,” to be held at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Maria on May 10, at 7 p.m.   The choir will perform a broad spectrum of Gaelic, Irish, ...read more
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Thursday, May 03, 2018
PCPA’s upcoming summer season will include six plays in three venues from June 14 through October 21, 2018. Just added to the season are An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Dennis O’Hare and Muthaland written and performed by Minita Gandhi running in repertory in October. Launching the summer is the remount of the new musical, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. It plays under the stars in the Solvang ...read more
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Thursday, May 03, 2018
May The Dance Be With YouFri., May 4, @ 7:00pmTickets & AvailabilityPresented by NHS Dance Company  The Nipomo High School Dance Company is proud to present their thirteenth annual performance, "May The Dance Be With You." Under the direction of Chrissy Belo, this year's performance consists of several different styles of dance-jazz, hip hop, lyrical, tap, modern, musical theatre, Bollywood ...read more
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Thursday, May 03, 2018
101/100, CENTRAL COAST BEST PLACES TO WORK & HALL OF FAME: Pacific Coast Business Times ranks the top public and private companies in the region and profiles several of the most dynamic firms. We also recognize the region’s best places to work. John MacFarlane, serial entrepreneur and founder of iconic digital audio company Sonos, will become the 17th member of the Pacific Coast Business Times ...read more
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Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Studies show the actual cost to replace an employee is significant. Depending on a variety of factors—including skill level, education, and experience—the total cost of turnover can be as high as 150% of an employee’s annual salary. So, if you assume the average salary in your company is $50,000, then every time an employee leaves, the cost to replace them could be as high as $75,000. Now, ...read more
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Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Marian Regional Medical Center Recipient of Recently Announced Nationally Recognized Quality and Safety AwardsHospital announces it again receives top scores from leading health care rating organizations ­­­­­SANTA MARIA, CA – May 1, 2018 – Marian Regional Medical Center, a member of Dignity Health Central Coast, is pleased to share that it has received an “A” rating from the most recent rating ...read more
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Wednesday, May 02, 2018
HANCOCK DEDICATES FIRST STUDENT-CREATED MURALS AT LOMPOC VALLEY CENTERDays before millions of people across the nation watch the InSight shuttle begin its historic mission to Mars in the skies over the Lompoc Valley, Allan Hancock College will make history of its own and pay tribute to space exploration. The college dedicated two student murals installed in the courtyard during a special ceremony ...read more
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Wednesday, May 02, 2018
PROGRAMS       EXHIBITS      MEMBERSHIP      PARTIES       DONATE    The NASA Mars InSight Roadshow is landing at theDiscovery Museum May 2 & 310 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet NASA scientists and engineers and learn how InSight—the first interplanetary launch from the West Coast—will study the inner space of mars! The Roadshow brings family-friendly science activities, exhibits and public talks to ...read more
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Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Free Joint Pain Seminar in Santa Maria Will Discuss Shoulder Pain Treatment Options  SANTA MARIA- When shoulder pain becomes unbearable it can interfere with daily activities and prevent people from doing the things they love. An expert affiliated with the Cottage Center for Orthopedics is available to discuss treatment options for shoulder pain at a free event on May 10, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ...read more
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Wednesday, May 02, 2018
A Gripping Success Story: Mob Armor Sees Growth & Expansion in Santa Maria   A local manufacturing company has a tight grip on success. Mob Armor provides heavy duty holders for smartphones and tablets. Their recent product line growth has allowed the business to expand locally.   “We have taken a new approach to smartphone and tablet holding devices,” explained Trevor Orrick, Vice President ...read more
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Tuesday, May 01, 2018
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY:  2018 DAY OF HOPE THANK YOU CELEBRATION COMMEMORATES SUCCESS OF EVENTEvent to announce recent Day of Hope outcomes and celebrate generous event sponsors, volunteers, and media partners. SANTA MARIA, CA – April 30, 2018 – To commemorate the 2018 Day of Hope event, Marian Regional Medical Center will host the Day of Hope Thank You Celebration where the final dollar outcome will be ...read more
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Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Friends of CASA, Aaron is in the final hours of his 588-mile journey from the Santa Barbara Courthouse to the Capitol Building in Sacramento. Along the way, he's endured rough roads, strong winds, fatigue, and 3 flat tires–but he's not going to quit.  One of is motivations to keep going is that CASA volunteers don't quit just because they experience some bumps in the road, either. One of our ...read more
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Tuesday, May 01, 2018
PRIORITY REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER AND FALL 2018 CLASSES BEGINS APRIL 30Beginning April 30, students will be able to register for both summer and fall classes at Allan Hancock College. Summer registration continues until June 10; the deadline for fall registration is August 19. Open registration for summer and fall classes begin May 5.  Students can register until the day before a class begins. ...read more
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Tuesday, May 01, 2018
COLLEGE SIGNING DAY CELEBRATES TRANSFER STUDENTS   Allan Hancock College will recognize more than 100 transfer students tomorrow, May 1, during the third annual College Signing Day event in the Rabobank Student Center from 12-1 p.m.   The event celebrates the accomplishments of students who are transferring to four-year universities this fall such as Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, UC Santa ...read more
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Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Marian Regional Medical Center invites you to attend a unique opportunity to sit down with Marian President and CEO Kerin A. Mase. Join Marian’s CEO and fellow community leaders to learn how the medical center is fulfilling its promise to the community by remaining on the forefront of health care innovation.Friday, June 1, 20187:30am - 9:30am 1400 E. Church Street, Santa MariaConference Center ...read more
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Tuesday, May 01, 2018
May 25, 26, and 27 Santa Maria will be hosting the 37th annual West Coast Kustoms “Cruisin' Nationals”. This event brings the most noteworthy customizers and their cars together for three days of fun and excitement. Friday evening, May 25 begins with the Hall of Fame dinner. This year’s inductees are, Ian Roussell from the MAVTV show “Full Custom Garage”, Dave Crook, retired from the General ...read more
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Monday, April 30, 2018
Victor Hugo's powerful story comes to life with a sweeping score.The Hunchback of Notre Dame Now Playing Santa Maria's Marian Theatre  View more imagesListen to music clips from the Broadway cast recording.The Hunchback of Notre Dame is an unforgettable musical and an instant classic. Inspired by Victor Hugo’s gothic novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, this production has been ...read more
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Monday, April 30, 2018
Thank you to everyone who has donated so far to Courthouse to the Capitol for CASA!Aaron took off from Santa Barbara this morning and is currently making his way up to San Luis Obispo and will end his day in Paso Robles. Today, he will ride almost 150 miles.He stopped in Buellton at the AMR office.So far, we have raised over $10,000 to help assure a safe, permanent, nurturing home for every abused ...read more
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Monday, April 30, 2018
Global E-Commerce Summit Entrepreneurship in the New Era May 11, 2018, 9:00 – 2:30 Marriott Hotel, 555 McMurray Rd, Buellton, CA Join us for the 2018 Global E-commerce Summit to learn from the industry leaders how to assess your global e-commerce readiness, and how to navigate the journey from domestic product to exported product using global e-commerce best practices. FREE EVENT, RSVP ...read more
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Monday, April 30, 2018
NEWS RELEASEApril 30, 2018  Library’s Adult Coloring Program in MayThe City of Santa Maria Public Library is continuing to offer the Adult Coloring Program twice during the month of May. The programs are scheduled for Wednesday, May 9th from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. in the Learning Center and Wednesday, May 23rd from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. in Shepard Hall.  The coloring activities are designed to relieve ...read more
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Friday, April 27, 2018
NEWS RELEASEApril 27, 2018  Santa Maria Public Library Hosts Author Book Discussion and Signing  Author and historian Jeffrey Geiger will discuss his book German Prisoners of War at Camp Cooke, California, at the City of Santa Maria Public Library in Shepard Hall at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4th.  The book details the experiences of 14 German soldiers who were captured during the campaigns in ...read more
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Friday, April 27, 2018
Estás cordialmente invitado a la GRAN INAUGURACIÓN de Toastmasters Valle de Santa María. Ven y conviértete en un fantástico orador y líder. Disfruta de una sana convivencia, bocadillos GRATIS y de los discursos de nuestros oradores invitados: Blanca Figueroa, representante distrital del congresista Salud Carbajal & Mayra Ramos, asistente del director en Harvest Community Center. iAcompáñanos! 
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Thursday, April 26, 2018
NEWS RELEASEApril 25, 2018City of Santa Maria Utilities Department Becomes Green Business Certified  The City of Santa Maria Utilities Department is pleased to announce it was recently awarded Green Business Certification through the Green Business Program of Santa Barbara County. During the certification process, various “green” initiatives were assessed to ensure that required measures were met ...read more
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Thursday, April 26, 2018
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for the 2018 Youth SummitJune 12th to June 13thSanta Maria Fairpark, Fountain Pavilion937 S. Thornburg StreetSanta Maria, CA 93458Edward DeJesusEd is one of the most sought after experts on issues affecting at-risk youth. He is a powerful speaker with over 20 years of experience in youth workforce and in the development of programs; dedicated to reaching youth and improving ...read more
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Thursday, April 26, 2018
December '63 - Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four SeasonsSat., April 28, @ 8pmTickets & Availability** Very few tickets left **Presented by Clark Center Association  Oh what a night!The music of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons comes to the Clark Center in DECEMBER '63 - A Tribute to the Original Jersey Boys.In 1962, the Four Seasons released their first album and their single "Sherry" went ...read more
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Thursday, April 26, 2018
NEWS RELEASEApril 26, 2018After City Renovations, Santa Maria Valley Historical Society Museum Reopens The Santa Maria Valley Historical Society Museum celebrates its grand re-opening on Friday, April 27th, following extensive renovations coordinated by the City of Santa Maria’s Department of Public Works.  The City-owned building at 616 S. Broadway received a new roof, a new T-bar ceiling, new ...read more
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Monday, April 23, 2018
SANTA MARIA, CA – April 17, 2018 – The Leadership Santa Maria Valley (LSMV) Class of 2018 is partnering with Good Samaritan Shelter of Santa Maria to promote “Bikes for Success.”  This unique project is geared to give the residents of Good Samaritan (Good Sam) an opportunity to securely store their bicycles as they begin their process of transitioning into wellness and wholeness.  Through ...read more
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Friday, April 20, 2018
The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce is happy to welcome these new businesses who joined membership in the month of MarchCentral Coast Wine Services (CCWS)Noemi Zendejas2717 Aviation Way Santa Maria, CA 93455 (805) 318-6500http://www.centralcoastwineservices.comCottage HealthChristy Borneman 400 W. Pueblo Santa Barbara, CA (805) 324-9915http://www.cottagehealth.orgFoxen Canyon Wine ...read more
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
SAVE THE DATE - 4/25 COMMUNITY WORKSHOPOn Wednesday, April 25, 2018, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm we’ll be hosting a Downtown Streetscape Plan Open House at Shepard’s Hall in the Santa Maria Public Library, 421 South McClelland Street. You will have an opportunity to provide feedback on concept plans for Broadway and Main Street!  Spread the word! Please forward this message to a friend or neighbor that ...read more
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Monday, April 09, 2018
The Power of Play:Makerspace Movement Gains Steam in Santa Maria   Local community groups are teaming up to encourage creative minds to come together and innovate. The Makerspace Movement has come to the Central Coast, and thanks to a recent grant, has really begun to gain traction in Santa Maria. “Makerspaces and the movement associated with them are deceptively simple--they are places for ...read more
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Monday, April 09, 2018
Serving Our Community: Leadership Santa Maria Valley Class of 2018 Explores Local Government   On March 2, 2018, the Leadership Santa Maria Valley Class of 2018 heard firsthand from the public servants and thinkers that shape the city of Santa Maria and the County of Santa Barbara.  Spanning from local to Federal government issues, the Class of 2018 was in for a treat after a delicious breakfast ...read more
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Monday, April 09, 2018
Santa Barbara County Energy Watch Partnership Q&A  Q: What is the Chamber’s role in the Partnership? A: The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce is under contract with PG&E and SoCalGas to act as administrator for the program and to manage the Partnership. The Chamber is responsible for outreach, facilitating the program, and working with municipalities.  Q: Who is included in the ...read more
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Monday, April 09, 2018
World of Pinot Noir Done Santa Maria Style! The annual World of Pinot Noir event gathered the planet’s foremost Pinot Noir wineries and winemakers, renowned chefs, sommeliers and leading wine scholars in a weekend-long seaside celebration. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara, Calif. was filled with approximately 2,500 wine lovers, enthusiasts, industry professionals and more. In March 2018, ...read more
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Monday, April 09, 2018
Young Professionals Spotlight:Mayra Ramos, Harvest Community Center  What is your profession/job title and how long have you been with the company? I serve as the Assistant Director for Harvest Community Center, the small nonprofit with a big heart! I have been with this nonprofit for a year now – times flies when you are having fun!  What is your favorite thing about your job? What I enjoy ...read more
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Friday, April 06, 2018
Caliber Home Loans Offers Variety, Flexibility in Lending We recently welcomed Caliber Home Loans to the Chamber with a ribbon cutting! Caliber Home Loans is a full service mortgage lender and a direct lender located in Santa Maria. “We do everything from Jumbo Loans to Conventional Loans to FHA, VA loans”, explained Eddie San Jose, Senior Loan Consultant at Caliber Home Loans. “We also have ...read more
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Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Following major tax reform in December 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is asking employers to remind workers that a “paycheck checkup” might be necessary to make sure they have the right amount of tax taken out of their paychecks. The new tax law could affect how much tax someone should have their employer withhold from their paycheck. Having too little tax withheld could mean a tax ...read more
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Tuesday, April 03, 2018
How to Get Big Results with a Tiny Marketing DepartmentSmall businesses tend to take the lean approach to marketing. They don’t outsource it much, and they often underfund it.42% of the small businesses surveyed by Wasp Barcode Technologies invest less than 3% of their revenue into marketing and only 14% them outsource their marketing, public relations and advertising.  This is different from how ...read more
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Chamber partnering with Workforce Development Board to Understand Business NeedsThe Chamber is partnering with the county Workforce Development Board to gather information from local employers which will help us better understand your collective needs as they relate to staffing and successfully operating your business.  BW Research has been contracted to assist in this research project and is ...read more
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Thursday, March 15, 2018
The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce is happy to welcome these new businesses who joined membership in the month of February American Veterans UnitedSuzanne de St. Jean Santa Maria, CA 93456 (805) 529-1313http://avuinc.orgAndre, Morris & ButteryMike Gibson 2739 Santa Maria Way 3rd Floor Santa Maria, CA 93455 (805) 937-1400http://www.amblaw.comCentury 21 Hometown Realty - Rocio Flores ...read more
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Monday, March 12, 2018
Recruiting, interviewing and hiring new employees involve significant legal risks if not handled properly. In fact, California has stricter protections for job applicants than federal laws do — even more so since January 1, 2018. Are you certain you know what you can ask in an interview and what personal information you can request? No business wants to open itself to a costly discrimination ...read more
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Friday, March 09, 2018
Labor Market Report January 2018 Yesterday, the State of California Labor Market Information Division (LMID) released its Monthly Press Release on Unemployment and Industry Sector job growth/decline in Santa Barbara County. The unemployment rate for January was 4.9%, up from a revised 4.3% in December, and below the year-ago rate of 6.2%. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of ...read more
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Friday, March 09, 2018
Demonstrating Compliance Leaves No Shred of Doubt About Your Businesses’ Security These days, identity theft, email hacks and the illegal use of personal information has become commonplace. Headlines about major companies being hacked or putting their clients’ personal information at risk of exposure have become more and more frequent. As a business owner, are you doing all you can to protect the ...read more
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Friday, March 09, 2018
Leadership Santa Maria Valley Topic Day Explores Business and Economic Development On February 2, 2018, the Business and Economic Topic Day brought to life the experiences of local businesses to the Leadership Santa Maria Valley Class of 2018. The day started with a complimentary breakfast provided by Starry Sky Coffee Company. Owner Steven Funkhouser, who serves on the Leadership Santa Maria ...read more
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Friday, March 09, 2018
Board Member Profile: Erika Weber, VTC EnterprisesWhat is your profession/job title and how long have you been with the company?My current position is Development Associate, meaning I am responsible for marketing and fundraising for the organization. I have been with VTC Enterprises (VTC) since 1999 when I started as a Sales and Marketing Associate to develop and secure contracts and work places ...read more
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Friday, March 09, 2018
Upcoming Chamber Events Educate, Recognize and Give Back to Local Community Year after year the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce presents an amazing calendar of events and forums to educate and facilitate networking opportunities for the members of our business community. 2018 is no different. This year we are focused on key elements that will help our businesses be proactive, engaged to ...read more
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Friday, March 09, 2018
Young Professionals Spotlight: Ryan Miller, San Luis Sports TherapyWhat is your profession/job title and how long have you been with your company? I have worked with San Luis Sports Therapy since 2010. I started as a volunteer while studying Kinesiology at Cal Poly and have held various clinical jobs including PT aide, front office assistant, and medical transcriptionist. Following 3 years of ...read more
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Friday, March 02, 2018
HomeBridge Financial Services Bridges the Gap for your Mortgage Needs ​Homebridge Financial Services is a residential mortgage lender in Santa Maria.   “We’re a national company we have over 3,000 associates in over 250 retail branches throughout the country,” explained RJ Jazo, Production Support Coordinator for HomeBridge Financial Services. “What makes us unique here in Santa Maria is our ...read more
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Friday, March 02, 2018
Heat Illness Prevention Training Session (With Attendance by CAL-OSHA Consultation) and Preventing Sexual Harassment Training - Both Training Sessions will be Conducted in Spanish ONLYBoth trainings will be held on the same date and location. Registration begins at 1:30 P.M. 1) Heat Illness Prevention with CAL-OSHA Training Certificate: 2:00 P.M.– 3:00 P.M. 2) Sexual Harassment Prevention ...read more
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Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Rabobank Awards $1 Million to Support the Hancock Promise Gathered in the center of Allan Hancock College’s Santa Maria campus, hundreds of people waited in anticipation as a student musician provided a drumroll to add further suspense. The crowd of students, faculty, staff and special guests oohed and aahed each time a digit written on a giant banner was uncovered. Finally, after the seventh and ...read more
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Monday, February 26, 2018
Commercial property available for rent at 1414 A North Broadway in Santa Maria! 4,573 Square feet of interior spaceFenced in patio areas facingin interior garden-style apartmentsFull 135 sq ft kitchen with additional 135 sq ft storage(2) 12x15 bathrooms (men's and women's)(3) other misc. rooms - carpeted 135 sq ft240 sq ft208 sq ftFront exterior with ADA ramp accessible17 parking spaces ...read more
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Monday, February 26, 2018
The 2017 California wildfire season consisted of 9,133 fires that burned more than 1.3 million acres, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. It’s considered the most destructive on record — and in January, the recently-charred land caused severe mudslides during a deadly storm that shut down about 30 miles of Highway 101 between Northern and Southern ...read more
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Thursday, February 22, 2018
Spirit of Entrepreneurship Foundation is Looking for Some Great Women Entrepreneurs Nominations in 11 Categories Now Being Accepted Through March 5 Nominations are open for the eighth annual Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards, the most prestigious awards for women entrepreneurs in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. This year’s winners will be announced at the annual Spirit of Entrepreneurship ...read more
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Jan-Pro Cleaning Systems Central Coast offer commercial cleaning services for any size business, from large manufacturing down to small general offices. What makes the company unique is their franchise model. “We’re in the business of putting people into business,” explained Greg Ibsen, President of Jan-Pro Cleaning Systems Central Coast. “Individuals will come to us and they will make an ...read more
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
The Good Samaritan Shelter recently unveiled their latest housing project in Santa Maria. The Cook Street Corridor, located at 607 West Cook Street, is a triplex consisting of three two bedroom apartments for the homeless community. “The apartments are being made available to the homeless community who are able to rent the units at a subsidized rent,” explained Sylvia Bernard, Executive Director ...read more
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Monday, February 12, 2018
The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce was proud to help organize the 2018 Annual Police Awards, where we recognized local law enforcement for going above and beyond in the line of duty.  This year's award recipients included:EMPLOYEE OF THE QUARTER 1st Quarter Officer Zachary Robbins 2nd Quarter Officer Rafael Carrasco (not present) 3rd Quarter Officer Philip Dix 4th Quarter Detective ...read more
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Thursday, February 08, 2018
The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce was happy to welcome these members from January.CenCal TEK Tina Barnard 2771 Santa Maria Way, Ste B Santa Maria, CA 93455http://www.cencaltek.comCentral Payments – Santa Maria Agency Tim Mellin Santa Maria, CA 93454 (513) 302-2858http://www.cpay.comComcast Angela Hiyama 2323 Thompson Way Santa Maria, CA 93455-1050Dunkin’ Donuts Kirsten ...read more
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Monday, January 29, 2018
We recently helped Fix Auto Santa Maria (formerly known as Premier Auto Body) celebrate their name change with a ribbon cutting! Premier Auto Body had been around for 8 years when owner Hector Paz decided to change the name of the local auto body shop. “I decided to join a network and change our name to Fix Auto Santa Maria,” Paz explained. “in that change we have acquired four insurance ...read more
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Monday, January 29, 2018
The Chamber is thrilled to announce Paula Arnold of American Self-Storage as our Chamber Ambasador of the Quarter for October – December 2017! Paula Arnold has lived in California most of her life, making her a true California girl.  While her father was stationed at Vandenberg AFB, about 15 miles outside of Santa Maria. Paula attended local schools from the 2nd grade and making the move to the ...read more
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Monday, January 29, 2018
Young Professionals Spotlight: Natalie RucoboNatalie Rucobo   What is your profession/job title and how long have you been with the company? My title is Advancement Specialist. I have been with the Allan Hancock College Foundation for about a year and a half now. Prior to this I was with the American Cancer Society in San Luis Obispo County. What is your favorite thing about your ...read more
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Monday, January 29, 2018
Leadership Santa Maria Valley Class of 2018 Learning through Youth and Education December’s Youth and Education Topic Day was a wonderful learning experience for Leadership Santa Maria Valley Class of 2018.  On December 2, 2017, the group explored education and opportunities for the youth of our community. The first stop was St. Mary of the Assumption School where the Class was treated to a ...read more
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Monday, January 29, 2018
Board Member Profile: Donna Randolph, State Farm InsuranceDonna Randolph, State Farm Insurance What is your profession/job title and how long have you been with the company? I’m a proud State Farm Agent. What did you choose this profession? In high school at age16 I started as a student intern from ROP/Business class and 33 years later I own the agency. It’s a dream come true. Why do you ...read more
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Monday, January 29, 2018
Visitors Bureau Hits the Road, #SantaMariaStyle Industry Trade Shows Industry Trade Shows are one of the many working components within the Visitors Bureau services. Each year the Bureau, along with hotel partners, travel to industry trade shows that target various types of travelers. One of the primary focuses of the bureau is the meeting planner, which drives much of the mid-week business to ...read more
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Thursday, January 18, 2018
    Urbane Cafe is located at 655 E. Betteravia Rd. in Santa Maria We recently welcomed Urbane Cafe to the Santa Maria Valley Chamber and the Santa Maria community with a ribbon cutting! Located at 655 E. Betteravia Rd. in Santa Maria, the newly opened restaurant serves up freshly made sandwiches, salads and soups. “Urbane Cafe is a fast, casual restaurant,” explained Christi Christian, Director ...read more
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Friday, January 12, 2018
Our Mission at the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce is to be a… – Catalyst for business growth – Convener of leaders and influencers – Champion for a stronger community You may not have noticed … but the Chamber has been working hard on your behalf. Responding to our mission here’s a quick sampling of what we’ve been doing for members and the local business community recently.2017 ...read more
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Monday, January 08, 2018
AFLAC Associate Daniel Miller 3420 Orcutt Rd., Ste 206B Santa Maria, CA 93455 (805) 478-7376 Eddie San Jose – Caliber Home Loans Eddie San Jose 2615 S. Miller St., Ste 109 Santa Maria, CA 93455 (805) 288-6856www.caliberhomeloans.com/esanjose PB & Associates Real Estate Services 1619 S. Broadway Santa Maria, CA 93454 (805) 310-5430www.pbnassoc.com The Garden Mediterranean Restaurant ...read more
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Monday, January 08, 2018
This week, California businesses began to legally sell recreational marijuana in California. More than 400 state licenseshave been issued so far, but the rollout may be slow. Cities or counties must first approve commercial marijuana sales, and localities can choose to ban or restrict recreational marijuana shops. On November 8, 2016, Californians voted to pass Proposition 64, also known as the ...read more
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