Art Reception at the Vallery Art Gallery

Lee Volker-Cox will be Valley Art Gallery’s next featured artist. His exhibit, “Central Coast Celebration” is a collection of images of his perspective of the central coast, including grape fields, cowboys, surfers, flowers, and butterflies.  The exhibit will continue until August 8th.
A retired Air Force Colonel, motivational speaker, and graduate school instructor, Lee has taken …

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Ribbon Cutting: The Moxie Cafe Car Unveiling

The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce recently helped The Moxie Cafe celebrate the unveiling of their new catering vehicle, a 1944 Dodge Truck, WC-52 (Weapons Carrier) restored with the help of local company Central City Surplus Company.
“Because The Moxie Cafe has a World War II theme, the vehicle made a lot of sense as …

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Star Spangled Carnival and Community Fireworks Show

Santa Maria will celebrate Independence Day on Monday, July 4th starting at 3:00 p.m. with the afternoon’s Star Spangled Carnival at Pioneer Valley High School’s Panther Stadium, followed by the City’s Community Fireworks Show at 9:00 p.m.
Street closures will be enforced in surrounding neighborhoods, and event parking will be provided. Santa Maria Area Transit is …

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City Recognizes Employees for “Going the Extra Mile”

The City of Santa Maria is pleased to recognize Fleet Services Supervisor Bob Mathews and Field Lead Mechanic Jess Moran of the Department of Public Works, as the newest recipients of its Going the Extra Mile (GEM) Award.  Both will receive a certificate and recognition at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 21st.
The City …

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Twenty-One Recruits Graduate From Hancock’s  Law Enforcement Training Academy, Including 17 Hired By Area Agencies

In front of hundreds of friends, family and members of Central Coast law enforcement agencies, the 110th class of Allan Hancock College’s Law Enforcement Training Academy graduated on Thursday. Twenty-one recruits, including 17 who already have jobs lined up with area agencies, received their certificates. The ceremony took place at the same facility where the …

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