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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

of Lompoc.

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


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

your age.

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

Village Library:

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.


Tickled Pink.


Bright Yellow


Evergreen, Kelly and Citron Green.


Pure Orange


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

these clothes.

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

Solvang, California.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Why don’t you try a new take on summer?