The Santa Maria Elks Rodeo, set to launch its 64th edition today, promises a lot for greenhorns not familiar with the sport or its local tradition of fundraising.

For many years, the Christmas Parade of Lights was organized and run by the Lions Club of Santa Maria. During the first years, the parade ran south on Broadway, from Fesler to Boone streets. Surprisingly, traffic was allowed to continue on Broadway, using the western lane, and the parade ran…

In celebration of the cooperation, camaraderie and BService Above SelfC objectives, the Rotary Clubs of Santa Maria and Nipomo held a Group 12 joint meeting in November.

The petite president of Santa Maria Rotary South, Billie Jo Cravello, is much like the club she leads: smaller than some but possessing a mighty spirit.

The lights of Broadway dazzled and awed Saturday night as the 2007 Santa Maria Christmas Parade of Lights gave the holiday season a grand introduction

Dolores A. Doran, founder/director of Coastal Voices has announced openings for sopranos, altos, tenors and basses for the 2006-2007 season. Rehearsals are on Monday nights from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. at Saint Andrew United Methodist Church, 3945 South Bradley Road in Orcutt.

It might be one of the smaller churches in town, but First Church of God in Santa Maria has the heart of a congregation twice its size.

The tides of change continued in Guadalupe Wednesday when Herb Sanchez announced he was stepping down from his City Council seat for health reasons.