By Brian Bullock/Staff Writer bbullock@santamariatimes.com Santa Maria Times | Posted: Saturday, March 19, 2011 12:26 am  Even though the runway expansion project at the Santa Maria Public Airport has run into unexpected challenges, it’s still on approach to open later this year. The $3.5 million first phase that includes infrastructure improvements and extension of the […]

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By Brian Bullock/Staff Writer bbullock@santamariatimes.com Santa Maria Times | Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 11:47 pm Even though many small business owners are still hurting from the 3-year-old economic downturn, the overall economy in the Santa Maria Valley is picking up, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Santa Maria Economic Development Commission. The […]

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Dave Cross/Improving North County Santa Maria Times | Posted: Thursday, February 24, 2011 12:00 am As concerns about the local economy continue, there are hopeful signs we have made it through the worst and we are finally on a slow path toward recovery. Santa Maria is one of the very few cities in California that […]

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