April Chavez, Santa Maria Times

April Chavez

Santa Maria Times

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Past articles by April:

Golnaz Agahi, an Iranian native, speaks on fight for freedom of women around the world

The Santa Maria library held a forum hosted by a speaker highlighting women fighting for freedom around the world. → Read More

Terrifying circus makes its way back to Santa Maria, with shows through Monday

Not for the faint of heart. → Read More

Santa Maria high school board votes to roll health courses into P.E. to align itself with state ethnic and gender studies requirement

Graduation requirements are changing for students within the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District. → Read More

Santa Maria high school students working to perform 'Chicago' at a Broadway level

Local students are bringing Broadway to Santa Maria. → Read More

Allan Hancock College ready to show off new $48-million, 88,000-square-foot Fine Arts Complex

Bringing a university feel to a community college. → Read More

Gina's Piece of Cake, the popular local bakery, is busy adding a second location in Old Town Orcutt

Gina’s Piece of Cake is baking something up. → Read More

Orcutt Bakery is up and running after storm damage forced temporary closure

Orcutt Bakery is back. The local business at the Acorn Plaza reopened on Feb. 4 after it suffered water damage due to a leaky roof on Jan. 4. → Read More

Local teacher writes script that turns into holiday film

Local elementary teacher Kristen Crocker co-wrote a script for a film called "The Snowball Effect." → Read More

Chapel Street Plaza to be named after Teresa Machado, a longtime employee who left impact on city

The city council voted to name a newly-built plaza in Santa Maria after longtime city employee Teresa Machado. → Read More

Lezlie Thoroddsson starts yoga program for local youngsters

A local dance studio is asking parents to sign the kids up for a morning of yoga and fun. → Read More

Old Town Orcutt Christmas Parade set for Saturday

The Old Town Orcutt Christmas Parade is set to finally make its return. → Read More

Holloway's Tree Farm has been bringing the Christmas spirit since 1962

The aroma of fresh pine trees and hot cocoa has once again taken over the strip of land off Highway 101 in Nipomo. → Read More

Altrusa hosting 17th annual Festival of Trees

Now is your time to join in on the holiday cheer and test your luck. → Read More

There are lots of Halloween-themed events scheduled for this weekend

Here's a list of events happening on the Central Coast as Halloween arrives Monday. → Read More

Wendy and Wayne Steller, a longtime Santa Maria couple, are still clowning around with their annual Halloween display

Creepy clowns are everywhere at the haunted house located at 513 East Mariposa Way in Santa Maria. → Read More

Popular rapper Ice Cube set to headline concert Saturday in Santa Maria

Ice Cube, a former member of the ground-breaking rap group N.W.A who went on to have a successful solo career, is set to perform Saturday at the Elks Events Center. → Read More