California Supreme Court Will Consider How to Deal With “De Minimis” Time

Employers frequently run into questions regarding counting small, or “de minimis,” periods of time. Lawsuits have been filed over small amounts of uncompensated time that is spent either before or after the employee clocks in. The California Supreme Court has now agreed to hear the question of when an employer must pay employees for such …

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Sign Up to Donate Blood on September 15th

Help save a life by signing up for a blood drive hosted by the City of Santa Maria. Donate blood from 12:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, September 15th 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. …

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CASA Adds Two New Members to the Santa Barbara County Team

There are two new members of the CASA of Santa Barbara County team who have joined with one goal in mind – to help the many children in our community facing abuse and/or neglect. With nearly 300 children being served – and a waiting list of more than 50 – there is still much more …

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Santa Maria Honors its Local Olympians

The Santa Maria Valley’s two Rio 2016 Olympians, boxer Karlos Balderas and swimmer Josh Prenot, are being honored by the City of Santa Maria. Balderas will be celebrated at this week’s Downtown Fridays, and both men are welcomed home in banners placed at Perlman Park near the corner of Broadway and Main (Highways 135 and …

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Join the fun of the 33rd Annual Autumn Arts Festival by participating in the 2nd Annual Scarecrow Decorating Contest.
The contest is an opportunity for residents and participating merchants, organizations, and schools to spread goodwill in support of the Autumn Arts Festival on Saturday, October 1st. Scarecrow entries are free and awards will be given.
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