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.

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.

I see that “Holiday Trees” has returned to Skyway and Highway 135. But, to be fair, it appears the sign refers to the name of the company, Orcutt Holiday Trees.

Altrusa International Inc. of Santa Maria recently hosted the 19th Annual Holiday Extravaganza at the Elks Lodge in Santa Maria.