Santa Maria Times - Editorspick

We’re introducing a new email that highlights some of our top stories of the week. They’re selected from sections of our newspaper including news, sports, and lifestyles to provide our readers with a cross-section of life on the Central Coast.



The Probert Papers: 'A is for Agriculture, Aeronautics and Automibiles'

Lisa André ​ | ​ Updated

At a time when every kid's dream was to become an astronaut and walk on the weightless, powdery surface of the moon, and the United States … Read more

Local News

Guadalupe appeals verdict in farmworker housing case

Gina Kim ​ | ​ Updated

The city of Guadalupe has appealed a 2017 verdict that found the city violated the constitutional rights of an apartment owner when it pass… Read more

Local News

Attorney: Emails between former Guadalupe officials wrongly allowed as evidence

Gina Kim ​ | ​ Updated

In her July 30 appeal of a 2017 verdict finding the city of Guadalupe guilty of violating the constitutional rights of an apartment owner, … Read more

Local News

Bring home the bacon? Lompoc High FFA student struggling to sell pig that missed auction

Willis Jacobson ​ | ​ Updated

When Dionysius Clark initially decided to raise a pig as part of the National FFA Organization program at Lompoc High School, the 16-year-o… Read more

Local News

A marked decline: Chlorpyrifos use down in Santa Barbara County

Mathew Burciaga ​ | ​ Updated

A comprehensive risk assessment of chlorpyrifos, a broad-spectrum pesticide used to eliminate pests from a variety of crops including many … Read more

Birthday: Robert Redford

AP ​ | ​ Updated

Actor-director Robert Redford is 82.  Read more