Armstrong Park’s Play Structure Destroyed

A large play structure for children at Armstrong Park was destroyed by a fire, causing an estimated $200,000 in damage. Community donations are being accepted toward the expense of replacing the popular equipment.
The Santa Maria Fire Department extinguished and investigated the blaze, which was reported by multiple callers at 12:58 a.m. Monday, March 27th. There …

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Closure of the Battles Road and Shepard Road Intersection

Drivers are advised that road work and a detour will take place for approximately four weeks at the intersection of Battles Road and Shepard Drive.
Beginning Wednesday, March 29th, JW Design and various contractors will be working in the intersection to complete utility connections, connect the new Shepard Drive to the existing intersection, and completely reconstruct …

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Enjoy Live Music at The Moxie Cafe!

The Moxie Café features live music every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings. Come and hear the best talent in the Santa Maria Valley, while enjoying your favorite local beverage and the Moxie’s healthy cuisine!

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Santa Maria Housing – A Relative Bargain

Recently, a story appeared in the local media highlighting a housing affordability study conducted by a finance industry publication.   In the report, our region was identified as one of the least affordable housing markets in the country.
What the article did not do, however, was dig deeper into the data and tell the whole story.  Because …

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Nominations Now Open for Annual Awards Citizen and Business of the Year!

Each year, the Chamber of Commerce takes pride in recognizing individuals and businesses in our community who truly represent what is best about our community.
The Chamber’s Annual Awards program serves as an opportunity for us to identify those who have gone above and beyond in helping to ensure that Santa Maria continues to be the …

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