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Autumn Arts Grapes and Grains Festival Registration Deadlines
     The 31st Autumn Arts Grapes and Grains Festival is on Saturday, October 4th, but there are several upcoming registration deadlines just around the corner. Submissions for the Fine Arts Show will be accepted through Friday, September 26th. Read On...

1st Annual Landscape Beautification Contest
     The City of Santa Maria Utilities Department is pleased to announce its first annual Landscape Beautification Contest, occurring Monday, September 22, 2014 through Friday, October 31, 2014. This contest will recognize and promote attractive and water- efficient landscapes within our community. Read On...

California Reads - War Comes Home - October 9 at
SM Library
     The Santa Maria Public Library will host a thought-provoking community discussion on what it is like to go to war, which will feature two Vandenberg Air Force Base Technical Sergeants. The event will be held on October 9, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in Shepard Hall, at the Santa Maria Public Library. This important civic discussion is part of a three month series of California Reads events funded through a grant from Cal Humanities. The community is invited to attend and participate in this free discussion event. Read On...

Public Workshops for Proposed Solid Waste Rate Increases
     The City of Santa Maria Utilities Department will host two public workshops to discuss proposed increases for solid waste rates. The workshops will be at Shepard Hall in the Santa Maria Public Library (421 South McClelland Street) on and Thursday, October 16 at 6:00 p.m. Read On...

Representative Needed To Serve On the Board of Appeals
     The City of Santa Maria is accepting applications to serve on the Board of Appeals. Read On...

Last Chance to Experience Outside in Nature Play Day
     The monthly Outside in Nature Play Day program for 2014 is coming to an end, but there is still time to participate. Each Play Day is on the third Saturday of the month from 8:30 a.m. to noon with the last program held in November. A nature backpack filled with cool, informative activities will be raffled at each Play Day. Read On...

Catchin’ Colors 1-Mile Fun Run
     The City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department invites runners and walkers of all fitness levels to participate in the 2nd Annual Catchin’ Colors 1-Mile Fun Run. The event benefiting People for Leisure And Youth, Inc. (PLAY, Inc.), begins at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 4, 2014, at the Joslyn Bowling Green parking lot, 420 S. McClelland St., in Santa Maria. Read On...

Movie Night at the Library on October 8
     The Santa Maria Public Library is pleased to offer the movie To Hell and Back, which is not rated. The film will be screened at 5:00 p.m. with a discussion afterward on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, in Shepard Hall. Read On...

City to Petitioner: Fracking not Occurring
     The City of Santa Maria wants to correct inaccurate information that is circulating through an online petition to the City Council that seeks to ban fracking locally. Read On...

Development List Updates
     The City of Santa Maria Community Development Department’s Planning Division has released an updated summary list and maps of City development activity through July 2014. Read On...

Community Needs Assessment Survey
     Your input is crucial in identifying unmet needs and developing funding priorities for the City’s Federally funded programs. Read On...

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Cultural Celebration, November 2. Read On...              (click photos for larger view)

Representatives Needed To Serve On Several Committees
     The City of Santa Maria is accepting applications to serve on the Block Grants Advisory Committee, the Board of Appeals, and the Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens, Area Agency on Aging. Read On...


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