SANTA MARIA – New attractions and great weather contributed to record attendance and revenue numbers for the 2016 Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival in nearly all categories, Santa Maria Fairpark officials announced today.
Total attendance for the festival grew by nearly 9 percent, with more than 70,000 in attendance for the first time ever. Along with …

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DHS Productions will present Barbra & Frank, The Concert that Never Was on June 25, 2016 at 7:30pm at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande.
Barbra & Frank…TOGETHER AT LAST
A match made in Las Vegas
They never worked together, exactly, but it’s intriguing to think what it would have been like to see Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra in concert together!
Just …

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Community Education to Honor Students in Special Ceremony

Allan Hancock College Community Education is honoring more than 170 noncredit students in a special ceremony Friday, May 20, at 5 p.m. on the Santa Maria campus.
The ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of noncredit students who have earned a career development certificate between July 1, 2014, and April 2016. The certificates are offered through the Community …

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Learning to do business with Vandenberg Air Force Base

Business owners from Santa Maria and beyond learned last week there are millions, if not tens of millions, of dollars in contracts through Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) and other government agencies available for qualified small business owners.
Business owners and government officials spent the afternoon networking at the annual Vandendberg Small Business Outreach event at …

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Step outside the ordinary at CovenTree Olde World Market

Elizabeth Acosta has always enjoyed attending Renaissance Fairs throughout California, but disliked coming home and being unable to find any of the products that the fairs would offer.
“It was often frustrating to find fantastic pieces of art in other larger towns, but not have a store locally that offers these types of products,” Acosta explained. …

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