After initially determining a budget last year, the Santa Maria City Council voted to increase the city’s total operating funds by an additional $7.6 million at its regular Tuesday meeting. Last year, the council approved two one-year budgets but planned to do a midcycle review. This being the review, the city reassessed operational needs and […]

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Bill Bayliss sees the world in a way few others do: cruising the skies at about 1,500 feet doing around 35 mph. He is one of the lucky few who get to pilot one of the most enduring symbols of corporate America, the Goodyear Blimp, which celebrated its 90th birthday in the skies above Santa […]

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