THUNDER OVER THE VALLEY

The skies above the Santa Maria Public Airport were filled with smoke, black-and-yellow parachutes and the rumble of radial engines Sunday afternoon as the 26th annual Thunder Over the Valley air show wrapped up. A highlight for many spectators was the display of aerial teamwork by the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team, whose members …

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THUNDER ROARS AGAIN OVER VALLEY

Believe it or not, the weather gurus say there is a 10-percent chance of rain today. Rain means clouds, and clouds sometimes produce lightning and thunder. But we’re not talking about that kind of thunder today. We’re talking about the kind that has stirred the emotions and imaginations of North County folks for many years …

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THUNDER OVER THE VALLEY KICKS OFF TODAY

Golden Knights to showcase aerial maneuvers during weekend show See the show Thunder Over the Valley Air Show runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday at the Santa Maria Public Airport with displays by the Golden Knights at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. both days. Admission is $12 for adults, $3 for …

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FLYING HIGH WITH CAPT. JIM

Skies were clear and the wind was in our favor Thursday afternoon as I climbed into the rear seat of Capt. Jim Bergman's AT-6 Texan, a single-engine advanced aircraft used to train military pilots in the 1940s and '50s. After locking my harness, and pointing out the escape lever and the parachute release, "Capt. Jim," climbed into …

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LOCAL CANDIDATES FINALIZE PAPERWORK AND GEAR UP FOR ELECTION SEASON

As the Nov. 4 general election approaches, residents looking to run for special district seats around Santa Barbara County rushed to get their candidate paperwork submitted before the 5:00 p.m. deadline Friday. A number of candidates joined the ballot in the last week of the filing period, with the Cuyama area's special district elections seeing …

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A&E CALENDAR

Events SANTA MARIA, Aug. 23 and 24: The Santa Maria Museum of Flight brings “Thunder Over the Valley” Air Show to the Santa Maria Airport, entering on Foster Road, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The Army's Golden Knight Parachuting team will be make 3-4 jumps daily. Bill Cornich, the Grandfather of aerobatics, …

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AIR SHOW THUNDERS BACK AFTER HIATUS

Army's Parachuting Team Featured Attraction This Weekend 2014-08-18T00:00:00Z 2014-08-18T20:25:22Z Air show thunders back after hiatusJennifer Best jbest@bestfamilyadventures.com Santa Maria Times Thunder Over the Valley runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 23 and 24 at the Santa Maria Public Airport.  Admission is $12 for adults, $3 for children ages 7 to 12, or $25 …

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Good News – Thunder Over Valley Returning to Santa Maria

After a year hiatus, Santa Maria Museum of Flight is bringing the Thunder Over the Valley Air Show back to the Santa Maria Public Airport on Aug. 23 and 24. A wide variety of military aircraft will be on view from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the show designed to honor the …

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A WEEK TO GO, CANDIDATES CONTINUE FILING PAPERWORK

The list of potential candidates vying for special district seats in the Nov. 4 general election continued to grow this week, with the candidate filing period set to expire next Friday. Santa Barbara County Elections staff saw multiple incumbents from local water conservation districts stop in throughout the sunny, dry week to begin the filing …

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ONE WEEK IN, FEW NEW FACES IN LOCAL RACES

While few new candidates secured their place on the Nov. 4 general election ballot this week, Santa Barbara County Elections staff expects more competitors to join races as the Aug. 8 filing deadline approaches. "Usually the first day or two is busy then it slows down, and as we get closer to the end, people …

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