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Dec 26, 2007 An extraordinary year
The Santa Maria Valley in 2007 first suffered the woes of a winter freeze that left farm workers wit...
Dec 19, 2007 'Tis the season
When it comes to giving to local nonprofits, even small gifts can make a big difference
Dec 12, 2007 They won't be home for Christmas
Two sisters whose sons are soldiers serving in Iraq share stories, pray, and wait
Dec 05, 2007 Defying expectations
Three women leaders who overcame historical barriers now are opening doors for others
Nov 28, 2007 Are we ready?
A short list of disasters most likely to hit Santa Maria, and what we can do to survive them
Nov 20, 2007 The right to rock out
The Santa Maria music scene is growing but the number of venues isn't keeping up
Nov 14, 2007 Hey farmer, won't you be my neighbor?
Farmers' markets keep local economies vibrant and create a sense of community
Nov 07, 2007 Gentlemen prefer Jane
Former Hollywood sex siren Jane Russell brings some extra pizzazz to Santa Maria
Oct 31, 2007 Brains, brawn, blood
Ultimate Fighting combines it all to deliver one hell of a show. And there's no acting here.
Oct 24, 2007 Leaving foster care
At 18 years old, youth transition out of the foster care system and face the great, big world all on their own
Oct 17, 2007 There's no place like home
In today's changing job market, some Central Coast residents find security and flexibility in their own home businesses
Oct 10, 2007 To harness the wind
The Central Coast's first wind-energy farm moves closer to reality, giving voice to wider hopes
Oct 03, 2007 Down & out in Santa Maria
Is the middle class on the verge of becoming the 'new poor' in Santa Maria?
Sep 26, 2007 Girls in trouble
Females make up an increasing percentage of delinquent youth, but few services exist for them
Sep 19, 2007 This side of survival
Marian Cancer Center addresses the impact cancer has on survivors' lives after treatment
Sep 11, 2007 All that hip, cool jazz
Solvang Jazz Festival attracts international jazz greats for this inaugural two-day event
Sep 05, 2007 The show must go on
Nonprofit arts organizations band together to make it in today's tough economy
Aug 30, 2007 Michael G. Santos, #16377-004
Convicted for 45 years in federal prison at the age of 23, Santos turns to writing and scholarship, and refuses to become just another number
Aug 22, 2007 Bodybuilders just say no to steroids
But some natural supplements also raise concerns
Aug 16, 2007 Home schooling 101
More parents are trading classrooms for kitchen counters to teach their children at home
Aug 08, 2007 Surf city
Local artists, musicians, and actors are open for business on the Internet
Aug 01, 2007 On the fire line
A fraternity of firefighters beats back the Zaca blaze
Jul 26, 2007 Best of Santa Maria Valley Sun 2007 Readers Poll
The Best of Santa Maria Valley Sun 2007 Readers Poll is now available in the "Special Issues" sectio...
Jul 19, 2007 A community's trust at work
The face of Allan Hancock College is beginning to change thanks to Measure I funds
Jul 12, 2007 Artists answer the call of the wild
The largest and most intact terrestrial ecosystem on earth is largely out of sight and out of mind
Jul 05, 2007 Smart growth or more sprawl?
Proposal to build a new town south of Orcutt sparks discussion about how we want to grow
Jun 28, 2007 55 Fiction 2007 Winners
There is no such thing as a proper introduction to 55 Fiction just as there is no such thing as a "p...
Jun 21, 2007 Shifting perspectives
The Santa Maria Valley Historical Society embraces a more inclusive version of history
Jun 14, 2007 Beating the odds
Two Santa Maria High School grads head to college in the same way they got through high school on their own
Jun 07, 2007 What hangs in the balance?
The nursing shortage's causes and impacts are as varied as the positions it leaves empty
May 31, 2007 Art blooms in an arid landscape
Students are reaping the benefits of a new after-school program
May 24, 2007 Finding a way out of addiction
New Lompoc alcohol and drug recovery center will give mothers a fighting chance at sobering up
May 17, 2007 Justice and healing
Detectives, victim advocates, and counselors will work under one roof to help rape survivors
May 10, 2007 Far more than just a box
Shipping containers aren't just for storage anymore
May 03, 2007 Art and theatrics sustained and inspired by nature
An event creations company brings a green music and art festival to Santa Maria's backyard
Apr 26, 2007 What can an emergency teach us?
A look back at the response to this winter's sharp increase in need among farmworkers
Apr 19, 2007 Gas prices, geopolitics, and global warming coming at you
Purchasing a new car just got that more exciting
Apr 12, 2007 A hospital half empty?
With more patients traveling south for treatment, Lompoc's new hospital could be short-staffed and shortchanged.
Apr 04, 2007 An outdoor gallery keeps growing
A mural program hangs on despite the loss of other art programs at S.M. High
Mar 29, 2007 Born premature in Santa Maria
Marian's huge need to expand weighs upon the smallest of us all
Mar 21, 2007 Lines in the sand
Should off-roading continue on SLO County's dunes?
Mar 14, 2007 Grading sex education
Teachers, health advocates, and students weigh in on the effectiveness of Santa Maria's abstinence-only education
Mar 07, 2007 Warmer days ahead
Global warming affects everyone
Mar 01, 2007 A mining operation transformed
Union Asphalt takes its role as steward of the land to heart
Feb 22, 2007 Orcutt fights for its identity
Orcutt's country feel could be at stake in county's effort to create the affordable housing required by the state
Feb 15, 2007 Betting the town on the Amgen
Careers are made, tourist industries are born, and the finest thighs in the world set new records. It's all happening in Solvang.
Feb 08, 2007 Stepping out from behind the curtain
Stage managers, the unsung, unseen heroes of theater, must carry the vision of the director through to the end
Feb 01, 2007 The bald eagle's daring escape from extinction
The nation's bird of honor could soon be removed from the endangered species list, thanks partly to its own cunning ability to survive
Jan 25, 2007 Making 'happily ever after' happen for everyone
From dating to engagement to the beginning of the rest of their lives, couples with kids perform miracles to unite their families
Jan 18, 2007 Delivering the future
Pregnant Mixteca women struggle to negotiate a healthcare system designed for a Western customer
Jan 11, 2007 Amazing journey
Fantasy, both frightening and beautiful, lurks in the labyrinth
Jan 04, 2007 Flights for cures
New nonprofit flies patient to medical center for life-saving treatment
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