Union Valley Parkway will provide freeway access to southern Santa Maria, and Airport. Santa Barbara County has about 30 percent of the right of way in hand for the final section of Union Valley Parkway, and is negotiating with Walmart to purchase the remainder.  The retail giant owns three of five parcels necessary to complete […]

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Tight budgets will ground some Air Force aircraft that traditionally appear in smaller air shows, but the organizer of Thunder Over the Valley in Santa Maria retains high hopes of landing an F-22 demonstration team and other military aircraft in 2012. The Air Force’s Air Combat Command has announced a reduction of single-ship demonstration teams […]

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Family, friends, strangers and one special dog gathered at the Santa Maria Public Airport on Thursday afternoon to welcome home Navy corpsman David Oliver. Barbara Romero of Orcutt said her son had one simple request.  “He said,’I just want to see my dog,’” she said as the yellow-haired Sly tugged at his leash while standing […]

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