Visitor and Convention Bureau Awards $18,000 in Marketing Grants

One of the great things about marketing the Santa Maria Valley, is our ability to host special events pretty much year-round, due to our mild temps, great variety of event venues and service providers.
The Special Projects Grant program exists to provide marketing support and complimentary services for event planners choosing Santa Maria as their host …

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North County Rape Crisis and Child Protective Center Changes Lives of Survivors, Volunteers Alike

The North County Rape Crisis and Child Protection Center (NCRCCPC) was originally established as the Lompoc Rape and Crisis Center in 1974, in order to provide support to survivors of sexual assault. Over the years, services to survivors grew to include education and prevention services offered to the general community.
Today, the organization provides direct services …

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Compassion, Education Play Critical Role in Addressing Homelessness in Santa Maria

Homelessness is an extremely complex social problem that impacts the quality of life in all communities, including here in Santa Maria.
“I think what we’re finding is that homeless is continuing to remain static or reducing in a lot of communities locally. Unfortunately, in Santa Maria we seem to be experiencing an increase in our homeless …

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Santa Maria Fave 5’s: July 20-31

The Santa Maria Civic Theatre Presents… Peter Pan and Wendy
When: July 29
Where:. Santa Maria Civic Theatre, 1660 N. McClelland Street, Santa Maria
Everyone will truly be welcome as Peter Pan, his Lost Boys, and the Darling children battle pirates under the stage lights as the Santa Maria Civic Theatre proudly presents the annual FREE Summer Fairy …

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Leadership Santa Maria Valley Builds Leaders, Gives Back to Local Community

Leadership Santa Maria Valley has been “Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today” for 20 years now. The program, which began in 1995, has over 345 graduates to date who now serve in a variety of leadership roles in the government, service and business sectors.
Leadership Santa Maria Valley (LSMV) is an 11-month leadership program designed to foster and …

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