Santa Maria is set to host a family-friendly festival on Aug. 11 to mark the grand reopening and rededication of Buena Vista Park, which began undergoing renovations in September 2016.
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Two Santa Ynez Valley veterans of World War II became knights of the French realm Wednesday when they were presented with that nation’s highest award to civilian and military individuals for their achievements and service to the country.