Police respond to report of woman barricaded in home

Police responded to a report Tuesday afternoon that an armed woman had barricaded herself in a home in Orcutt.

Just after 3 p.m., officers from the Santa Maria Police Department and Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office arrived at the 1100 block of Kit Way — between Lorencita Drive and Valley Drive — in the Village Hills neighborhood.

The woman had an outstanding felony warrant and was involved in a police pursuit earlier in the day, officials at the scene said.

Police, emergency medical crew and personnel with the County Fire Department set up an incident command post in the St. Joseph High School parking lot.

Residents in the immediate area of Kit Way were advised to remain indoors.


Council seeks public input in search for city manager

The Lompoc City Council is reaching out to the community for assistance as it continues its search for the next city manager.

The council is currently conducting an open search for the candidate who will ultimately succeed former Lompoc City Manager Patrick Wiemiller, whose resignation became effective Jan. 5. In an effort to involve the community in the search, the city has posted an online survey for community members to weigh in on the priorities they would like to see in Lompoc’s next city leader.

A link to the four-question survey can be found on the homepage of the city’s website at www.cityoflompoc.com, or it can be accessed directly at www.surveymonkey.com/r/WXRXXTZ. It will remain available through March 13, according to a city spokeswoman.

The Lompoc city manager is appointed by the City Council and is responsible for addressing the priorities established by the council, and overseeing day-to-day operations of the city.

The survey contains open-ended questions for which participants can fill in their answers.

The questions include:

  • What are the most important issues/priorities facing the city of Lompoc that the new city manager should help address?
  • What skills, experiences and leadership attributes are the most critical to a new city manager's success in Lompoc?
  • How would you like the city manager to interact with the community?
  • Is there anything else you would like the City Council to consider when selecting a new city manager?

Teresa Gallavan is currently serving as the interim city manager.

Wiemiller left the position to become an assistant city manager in Santa Maria.

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Arroyo Grande

Beach Boys' Al Jardine to perform at Clark Center

Beach Boys founding member Al Jardine will present a multimedia show at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Clark Center for the Performing Arts in Arroyo Grande. Tickets are $39 to $59 and $95 for a VIP seat that includes a backstage meet and greet with Jardine.

“The show is a very much a storyteller’s-style evening,” said Keith Putney, executive producer.

Jardine, who played lead guitar and sang harmony with the Beach Boys, was lead singer on “Help Me, Rhonda,” a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.

His solo studio release, “A Postcard from California,” debuted in 2010.

Today, Jardine is joined by his son Matt, acclaimed for his falsettos on Brian Wilson’s most recent "Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour."

For tickets or more information, go to the Clark Center at 487 Fair Oaks Ave. in Arroyo Grande, call 489-9444 or visit http://clarkcenter.org/.