The lists of candidates in local races - or non-races in many cases - for boards overseeing schools and special districts are now final with t…

Santa Maria should create attractions for young people to spur tourism and boost its economy, said Jose Vargas, a Santa Maria City Council ca…

Jack Boysen says he believes now is a crucial point in government, where most politicians don’t understand the financial implications of thei…

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Fearful for Santa Maria’s future, City Council candidate Marty Mariscal believes the city has been in a downward direction over the past 20 y…

The best way to tackle issues is to identify the problem and recognize solutions, according to Terri Zuniga, a Santa Maria City Council candi…

Whether the quality of life in Santa Maria has been declining or improving depends on one’s point of view, according to Alice Patino, a Santa …

A resident of Santa Maria for the past 12 years, City Council candidate Tom Davidson says he believes the city's appearance and standard of li…

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