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Measure P Preserves and Protects
Measure P bans specific, risky oil extraction techniques - fracking, acidizing, and steam injection - in Santa Barbara County used in new projects.
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Thu Jul 17, 2014
Daily Edhat - 07/17/14
Low clouds and fog in the morning then partly to mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Lompoc Council Agrees to Ease Restrictions for Sex Offenders to Settle Lawsuit
Expressing reluctance, the Lompoc City Council on Tuesday agreed to revise its laws on where registered sex offenders can visit and suspend enforcing limits on where they can live.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Fall Election Season Kicks Off in Santa Barbara County
Races for seats on seven city councils plus assorted school and special district boards in Santa Barbara County will start taking shape as the nomination period opened Monday and runs through at least Aug. 8. Candidates for the Santa Maria , Lompoc , Solvang , Buellton , Goleta , Guadalupe and Carpinteria city councils could begin tossing their ... (more)
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Worker's Compensation Fraud Conviction
Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced the conviction of Francisco Javier Carranza, 44 years old, of Lompoc, California.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Lompoc May Revise 'Presence' Restrictions for Sex Offenders
The City of Lompoc is poised to repeal its stringent requirements on where registered sex offenders can visit, a change stemming from a lawsuit filed by a Grover Beach man.
Piper Cub Fly-In to Mark 30th Year in Lompoc
For Bern Heimos, returning to the West Coast Cub Fly-In at the Lompoc Airport is like attending a family reunion.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Ron Fink: Lompoc Mayor Bends the Rules Governing How Public Business Is Conducted
Lompoc Mayor John Linn once again during a recent City Council meeting demonstrated his contempt for transparency when discussing public business.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Youth Handlers Settle In with Their Livestock Projects at Santa Barbara County Fair
With the hectic pace of Sunday's arrival behind them, FFA, 4-H and Junior Grange members and their livestock projects waited patiently for their turns at Monday's weigh-in at the Santa Maria Fairpark .
Chumash Charity Golf Classic to Benefit Four Local Nonprofits
To celebrate the 10th year of its annual Chumash Charity Golf Classic, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has selected four well-deserving nonprofits to benefit from its popular fundraising tournament, which will be held July 30 at La Purisima Golf Course.
Union Bank Donates $1,000 to Lompoc Police Activities League
Union Bank in Lompoc on Monday made a generous $1,000 donation to the Lompoc Police Department's Police Activities League.
Public Comment Period Begins
The public comment period for a project to replace the Salsipuedes Creek Bridge on Hwy.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
YMCA Offers Tips for Helping Kids Avoid Weight Gain, Fuzzy Brains During Summer
Summer is a time to kick back and chill. Kids need a break. Parents welcome the few weeks without homework.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Lompoc Police Issue Season's First Citation for Illegal Fireworks
The citation carries a $1,500 fine, according to Lompoc City Administrator Patrick Wiemiller.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
As Santa Barbara Awaits Gang-Injunction Ruling, Three Nearby Cities Provide Perspective
Lompoc and Oxnard officials tout the success of gang injunctions as a crime deterrent, but Santa Maria cites a decline in the murder rate as one reason to opt out "We don't target races, we target criminals," Lompoc Police Chief Larry Ralston says of the city's two gang injunctions.
4th of July Animal Safety
The Santa Barbara County Animal Services Department wishes everyone a safe and happy 4th of July holiday, and reminds pet owners that many domestic animals are frightened by fireworks.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Ron Fink: Lompoc May be a Quiet Town, But It Has Leadership Issues
Lompoc is a quiet and friendly place. If you haven't visited, you might give it a try.
Lompoc Flower Festival draws an LA crowd for parade
The City of Lompoc held the 56th Annual Flower Festival parade this Saturday, June 28 from 10 A.M. to noon on H and Ocean streets.