Massive Mural Brings Together Art, History On South Coast

It seems like an overwhelming task. An artist with a tiny little brush is painting the side of a Camarillo building that’s bigger than a billboard. Lisa Kelley is creating a mural on the side of the Pleasant Valley Historical Society Museum that’s art, and a history lesson all wrapped up in one.

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It was a long night for residents of one South Coast neighborhood, after a domestic disturbance led to a nearly six hour long standoff between a man, and a SWAT team.

Simi Valley Police were called to the 1600 block of Rory Lane just before one a.m. Monday. A woman told police that her adult son had threatened to kill her with a knife. She suffered a minor cut, but was able to flee to safety.

(Santa Barbara County Public Works photo)

A nearly nine month log project to rebuild a key Central Coast bridge is now complete.

The Jalama Road bridge south of Lompoc connects Highway 1 to Jalama Road. It’s the main route to popular Jalama Beach County Park.

The $1.8 million dollar Santa Barbara County Public Works Department project included strengthening the bridge and widening it to include broader lanes as well as shoulder areas for pedestrians, and bicyclists.

It seems like an overwhelming task.

An artist with a tiny little brush is painting the side of a Camarillo building that’s bigger than a billboard. Lisa Kelley is creating a mural on the side of the Pleasant Valley Historical Society Museum that’s art, and a history lesson all wrapped up in one.

Supporters of a long-stalled proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution made their voices heard in Santa Barbara.

Hundreds took part in a peaceful demonstration on Sunday.

Conejo Valley residents came together to unite against hate and to promote tolerance following hate crimes that recently hit the community.

A Chumash blessing kicked off this Unity in the Community event at Mae Boyar Park in Oak Park. Twelve-year-old Ethan Skopp said he hopes it sends a clear message.

“We came out here today to help promote diversity and unity and to speak out against hate,” he said.

Participants wrote messages for the traveling Peace Tree and did expressive painting on intolerance.

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