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Residents will join the national march for reproductive rights this weekend
The Santa Maria Valley Women’s March is organizing a reproductive rights march on Saturday in alignment with thousands of other cities across the country.
The event will take place outside of Santa Maria Town Hall on the corner of Cook Street and Broadway, with sign making starting at 1:00 p.m., followed by a rally at 2:00 p.m. before the start of the march. at 2:30 p.m.
The nationwide action is being staged amid a wave of anti-abortion laws passed in Republican-led states in recent years, including Texas legislation passed earlier this month banning abortion procedures after six. weeks of pregnancy – the most restrictive in the country.
While the annual march, which began in 2017 following the election of former US President Donald Trump, usually takes place in January, national organizers called on citizens to make their voices heard before the resumption of the march. Supreme Court of the United States for the fall session on October 4.
“On October 2, we will send the Supreme Court and lawmakers across the country a clear and unified message. The attack on our reproductive rights will not be tolerated,” said the organizers of the National March of Women.
Residents of southern Santa Barbara County are encouraged to attend a similar event on Saturday hosted by the Santa Barbara Women’s March Chapter.
The Santa Maria March is organized in partnership with the Planned Parenthood Central Coast Action Fund. Masks and social distancing are encouraged.
For more information, visit the Santa Maria Valley Women’s March Facebook page at facebook.com/womensmarchsmv.
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
The police are investigating the death of a man from Lompoc found on route 246
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff and California Highway Patrol officials are investigating the death of a 34-year-old man from Lompoc who was found dead along the highway on Sunday morning.
The California Highway Patrol in Buellton received a report at around 6:15 a.m. that a deceased man was near Sweeney Road and Freeway 246 just east of Lompoc, according to Constable Keith Rogers.
Rogers added that investigators believed the man was the victim of a hit and run, although it is not known whether a traffic accident occurred.
The man’s identity is withheld until the next of kin is made aware, according to Raquel Zick, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office.
No further information was provided.
Rec and Parks plans a pop-up roller skating experience for Halloween
The Santa Maria Parks and Recreation Department is inviting the community to a Halloween-themed pop-up skating rink experience in downtown Santa Maria from October 15-17.
The three-day “Nightmare on Skate Street” event will be held on the third level of the mall parking structure. Session times, including sessions reserved for youth in Grades 7 to 12, vary from day to day and are yet to be announced.
Admission costs $ 5 per person and is free for children 3 and under. No registration is required and snacks will be provided.
Participants can bring their own roller skates or roller skates, or rent a pair for $ 5.
Costumed participants will participate in a draw.
Questions can be directed to the Parks and Recreation Department at 805-925-0951, ext. 2260.
The city center is located at 371 Center-ville Est.
Tree dedication ceremony honors 3 community advocates
Three local residents were honored on Saturday morning at the annual Lompoc Tree Day celebration held at Recognition Grove in River Park.
Lompoc Vision editor Victor Jordan, Toys for Tots local co-founder Patricia Nuernberg and June Schwartz, who passed away in 2020 and volunteered with many local organizations, were each recognized for their significant contributions to the community and honored by a planted tree and plaque bearing their name.
The winners selected by the Lompoc Beautification and Appearance Commission, in partnership with the Lompoc Urban Forestry Division, also received certificates of appreciation. Schwartz’s family and friends accepted the honor on his behalf.
According to a city spokesperson, as the trees planted grow and mature, they become a living legacy of the esteem in which Recognition Grove award winners are held.
Lompoc’s annual Arbor Day celebration is slated to return in April 2022.