After nearly 15 years as General Manager of Local Copies Etc., Sandy Stewart is retiring.
Stewart has a long history in Santa Maria. She started working in print in 1991, at a former independent chain store on Betteravia Road. Gradually she moved up the ladder in management, ultimately taking the General Manager position of that ten-unit …

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Simone F. Lagomarsino, President and CEO of Heritage Oaks Bancorp (NASDAQ: HEOP), announced the appointment of Rick C. Arredondo as President and Chief Banking Officer of Heritage Oaks Bank. Arredondo joined Heritage Oaks Bank on January 5, 2015.
“We are very pleased to have someone with Rick’s extensive banking experience join our company,” said Lagomarsino. “He …

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And then there was the time…

How will your disaster recovery story end?
Earthquake. Fire. A car through the front window of your business. A leak from a burst pipe left to run all weekend. You never know when or how disaster will strike. But, as a business owner, you’d better know what you’ll do about it.
Minimizing downtime and financial losses and …

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Socks for Seniors

The Santa Maria Times and the Lompoc Record made Community Partners in Caring the recipient of the Winter Sock Drive for home bound seniors. Nearly 500 socks were collected and distributed throughout the weeks before the Christmas holiday. There are many happy seniors with warm feet this season. Thank you to all the community members …

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President Obama Praises Hancock Music Instructor

Not many people can say they received a thank you letter from the President of the United States. Allan Hancock College music professor Ann Lucas, D.M.A., is on the short list. The director of the Allan Hancock College Singers choral group received a letter from President Barack Obama commending her for leading the charge to …

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