The Lompoc Vision
“Good News You Can Use.”
by Sue Manning, owner Elna’s Dress Shop
he Lompoc first Spanish Mission was established by
Father Lasuen in December 1787 from the Santa Bar-
bara Presidio which had been established in 1782 by
Spanish King Carlos III. This large mission complex and its
many ranchos prospered, as shown above, until an earth-
quake in 1812 leveled it as well as killing many residents.
For over a hundred years, the facilities lay in ruin. As
Lompoc developed, the Southern Pacific Railroad and city
literally built right over the Mission in 1923 and 1959, re-
As a result of the archaeological excavations of the Mis-
sion Vieja area, sponsored by the Lompoc Community De-
velopment Department, an outline of the Mission quadrangle
was identified relative to modern streets and housing on F
and G streets.
One has to wonder just what happened to the cemetery that was likely located on the right side of the church. In front
of the complex is the water trough and the Lavaderia, still surviving today. On the far right is shown the “Army facility.”
Spanish soldiers were stationed at every mission to represent the King of Spain. The gardens shown in the background
were located on I street. The whole complex was served by a water spring and aqueduct emanating from Miguelito Can-
yon as the spring does today. The Chumash Indians, for which the mission was founded, lived outside and in the mission
and at the many remote ranchos assigned to the mission. A small part of this site at the end of F Street is held by the City
The rendering is based on the drawing from the Final Report of Mission Vieja de la Purisima, February 1993, by Julia
G. Costello, Ph.D., Et Al. Published by the Lompoc Museum, Lompoc CA.
A Rendering by Karan Foster of the Lompoc Mission Vieja Complex
A LITTLE LOMPOC HISTORY
by Justin Ruhge
he Lompoc Public Library System engages, empow-
ers and enriches our community, and has been serv-
ing the Lompoc Valley for more than 100 years. Not
only are we fully stocked with books, movies, computers,
and wifi, but the library is committed to bringing you qual-
ity programming and educational opportunities no matter
Welcome to Your Library
To more easily serve you, we have a library in Lompoc
and The Village, our Charlotte’s Web Mobile Children’s li-
brary (also known as the bookmobile), and a large selection
of digital books and magazines available from the comfort
of your own home. We offer a variety of programs, includ-
ing our annual Summer Reading Program, with prizes for
reading. All of this is free with your library card!
Lompoc Main Library:
501 E. North Avenue. 805-875-8775
Hours: Monday – Thursday 10:00 – 7:00
Friday & Saturday 1:00 – 5:00. Sunday: Closed
3755 Constellation Road. 805-733-3323
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday: 11:00 - 5:00
Thursday & Friday: 12:00 - 6:00
Saturday: 1:00 - 5:00. Sunday & Monday: Closed
Charlotte’s Web Bookmobile:
Youth Librarian: 805-875-8774
ere it is Summer Time and a good time to stock
up on some good buys of your favorite books. The
public is invited to the Friends of the Lompoc Li-
brary System Summer Book Sale. The sale is Friday July
21st and Sat. July 22nd in the Lompoc Library Grossman
Gallery, 501 East North Avenue. The hours are 10:00 a.m.
to 6:00 p.m. Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Satur-
A special “Preview Sale” for members only will be held
Thursday evening, July 20th from 5-7:00 PM. The Friends
dues are for the calendar year. The 2019 dues were due in
Jan. If you have not paid you can mail dues, drop them at
the library, or you may pay or join on Thursday evening or
anytime during the sale. (If you are not sure if you are cur-
rent on your dues you can look at the address label on your
newsletter and after the name and you will know if you are
paid up, should say 2019)
The sale will include hardback and paperback books,
CDs, videos, DVDs and audio books. Also, our “Treasure
For more information or if you have some time to help dur-
ing the sale call Dorothy at 1-805-735-3647
Also, teachers and nonprofit organizations interested in
after sale items should also contact Dorothy at the above
Summer Time BOOK SALE
by Donna Dimock
“Fashion is an instant
At this time of year
I like to take stock of
how my summer ward-
robe measures up. It’s
time to put your fall
–winter clothes away
and enjoy spring and
summer. The rule of
thumb is if you haven’t
worn the garment in a
year it is time to donate
Colors do stay fairly consistent; some more prevalent one
year and not the other.
For spring and summer this season:
The White Stuff.
Evergreen, Kelly and Citron Green.
Blue Shades and Teal
Your warm weather forecast is here: The oversized jacket
or tunic, cropped culottes or the perfect shirt or T-shirt. It
is the independent free-spirited woman that enjoys wearing
Tunics are very popular with close fitting pants and our
Slim-sations do a good job for a slender fit. Let us help you
find a pair that fit you properly.
The color story also mixes pale prints and white with
darker hues such as navy, black, red and pink in florals,
checks, stripes and geometric shapes.
Put it in print: Summer sun kissed fashions mix bold pat-
terns and colorful graphics for a summer wedding, out to
brunch or lunch.
So why don’t you try a new take on summer and stop
by to see the best pieces of the season here at Elna’s Dress
Shop. We specialize in personal attention and wardrobe
building including accessories, undergarments (bra’s,
briefs, hose and camis) pants and tops (jackets, tunics, T-
shirts and shells).
Don’t forget our jewelry. We have a wonderful selec-
tion with new items coming in all of the time. Our most
popular is our Organic Tagua Nut Jewelry from Ecuador.
It is sustainable, grown from palm trees in the Ecuadorean
Rainforests. It is commonly known as vegetable ivory.
For the month of July, selected ladies summer apparel at
regular price, take 25% off! Hurry in for these great items
as once they are gone, they are gone.
Elna’s Dress Shop is open 7 days a week from 9:30 –
5:00. We are at 1673 Copenhagen Drive, in the heart of
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Why don’t you try a new take on summer?