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Community colleges serve a unique role in California’s education system. We serve as the entry point for most college students, deliver colleg…

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City Manager Patrick Wiemiller recently presented a grim picture to the City Council — either place three new tax measures on the November 201…

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Lompoc's budget issues are not going away anytime soon. There is now talk of bankruptcy from City Manager Patrick Wiemiller.

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The Board of Supervisors will consider library funding during its budget discussions this month. Almost all departments are facing significant…

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Some may know the story of Jamie Robert Vollmer, a former business executive and attorney, who now works as a consultant to increase community…

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Science tells us a water molecule is a combination of two atoms of hydrogen combined with one of oxygen. Science also tells us what Earth and …

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There has been a lot of discussion lately concerning city and county government inspections of rental housing units. In Guadalupe, one attorne…

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The county and cities such as Santa Barbara and Lompoc are facing significant budget deficits. So far, the politicians and staff response has …

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Regarding the recent article, “Suit filed to restore Santa Maria River,” I recall riding with my father many years ago on the Santa Maria Rive…

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On May 2, City Manager Patrick Wiemiller said in a briefing to the City Council, “The biggest financial hurdle facing Lompoc, according to sta…

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After years of controversy around reforming Santa Maria’s local elections, we’ve made progress, but have a long way to go for fair representat…

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Public education has always been the glue that binds our citizens together and forms the foundation for our democracy.

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One of the benefits of sharing your life with an active companion animal, such as my dog Buddy, is they tend to get you out of the house for w…

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Cool, foggy mornings with heavy drizzle have replaced the warm, hot days of just a week ago. There is even a little rain in the forecast, not …

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May is always the most exciting month on our campus. There is tremendous energy — and maybe a little panic — as students wrap up their big pro…

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I recently wrote of the “fainting goat” — an animal whose muscles freeze up and topples over at the sign of danger — posture that four members…

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On the evening of Feb. 23, 1942, Americans were listening to their radios as President Roosevelt gave another of his “Fireside Chats.” World W…

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