Nominate the City for $20,000 Grant for Park Improvements

With a mouse click or a smartphone swipe, Santa Maria residents can help try to replace popular park playground equipment destroyed by a recent fire. Visit to nominate the City of Santa Maria for a $20,000 grant.
The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company, ABC Television Group, and …

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New Criminal Background Regulations Coming July 1

The California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved new regulations this week relating to the use of criminal background information in employment decisions.
These regulations will be filed with the Secretary of State’s office and take effect on July 1. Employers will have additional burdens under the new regulations.
As previously reported, the California Fair Employment and …

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Support Day of Hope in Santa Maria!

Join hundreds of community members as we line the streets of Santa Maria, Orcutt, Lompoc, and Nipomo to sell $1.00 special edition Day of Hope Santa Maria Times newspapers.  Get involved by organizing a team, purchasing newspapers, or making a donation to support the cause.
All proceeds will directly benefit Marian Cancer Care patients at …

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