Hancock Students Receive Grant to Increase Educational Opportunities for Lompoc Valley Residents

A movement led by Allan Hancock College students to impact educational opportunities available in the Lompoc Valley has received a significant financial boost. The Fund for Santa Barbara, a non-profit community foundation, awarded a $4,800 grant to the college’s Students Organizing for Advocacy and Retention (SOAR) Club.
“The grant provides us with the resources we need …

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Ribbon Cutting: Glopak Wine & Spirits

Santa Maria has a new local wine bottle distributor! The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of Glopak Wine & Spirits with a ribbon cutting and open house. Their newly opened 20,000 sq ft warehouse is located at 3070 Skyway Drive, unit 402 in Santa Maria.
Glopak Wine & Spirits offers a …

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Marian Foundation Annual Dinner benefiting the Marian Emergency Services Expansion Project

We are excited to share that the Marian Regional Medical Center Foundation’s Annual Dinner is scheduled for Sunday, August 28, 2016, at The Cliffs Resort in Pismo Beach. All proceeds from the Annual Dinner will benefit the Marian Emergency Services Expansion Project which will break ground later this year. We write to ask for your …

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Volunteers Recognized at Senior Volunteer Services 44th Annual Recognition Brunch

A number of community members were recognized for their volunteer efforts at the Senior Volunteer Services 44th Annual Recognition Brunch, held on May 26th at the Radisson Hotel. The program was put on by the Retired & Senior Volunteer Services, and Central Coast Community Volunteers.
The following Northern Santa Barbara County volunteers were recognized:

The Carol Conway …

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Santa Maria Elks Rodeo Parade Honorary Grand Marshal’s

This year the Elks rodeo has two Honorary Grand Marshals. The first is Past Exalted Ruler and local restauranteur Bob Torres. A member of Santa Maria Elks Lodge 1538 for over 55 years, Bob served as Exalted Ruler in 1964 and is now a Lifetime Member. Coming from very humble origins, Bob was born in Los …

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