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Santa Maria man killed in Hwy. 101 car crash identified

A 35-year-old Santa Maria man was killed in a car crash Friday morning on Highway 101 south of Arroyo Grande. Authorities received a report of a possible collision on southbound Highway 101 north of the Laetitia Winery in Arroyo Grande about 7 a.m., according to a news release from the California H

SAN LUIS OBISPO TRIBUNE - 2018-03-24 01:28:00

Orcutt neighbors looking for answers after road significantly floods Thursday night

ORCUTT, Calif. - It happened in what felt like the blink of an eye. "In about a 15 minute downpour, it flooded the entire road and turned our street into white water rapids," said Tony Gamberutti. The 4600 block of Woodmere road was completely underwater Thursday night. Neighbors we spoke with say

KEYT - 2018-03-24 01:48:03

Lompoc veteran Clay Murray found guilty of murdering Rebecca Yap

Clay Martin Burt Murray, left, is seated next to his attorney Adrian Galvan at the Santa Maria Superior Court Friday morning during his verdict reading. The jury found Murray guilty of first-degree murder of Rebecca Yap, and also found the special circumstances -- commission of the crime during kidn

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2018-03-23 19:00:00

Authorities to conduct large-scale search in SLO County for missing woman Kristen Marti

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - Authorities in San Luis Obispo County will be conducting a large-scale search operation for missing at-risk woman, Kristen Marti on Sunday, March 25, 2018. SLO police along with the SLO County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team will be searching the area of Prefumo Canyon whe

KEYT - 2018-03-23 19:33:31

Jury convicts Oceano man of murder for fatal 2014 fight outside Arroyo Grande bar | The Tribune

An Oceano man who's been held in San Luis Obispo County Jail since 2014 was convicted Thursday of second-degree murder for the death of another man following a fight outside an Arroyo Grande bar. Ignacio Franco Palomar could face about 30 years to life in state prison after a judge considers his tw

SAN LUIS OBISPO TRIBUNE - 2018-03-22 23:59:59

Lompoc High dedicates building to longtime trainer Tom Blanco

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. Lompoc High School dedicated its training room after longtime trainer Tom Blanco on Friday. In January, the Lompoc Unified School Board voted 4-0 to approve a request by Lompoc High Principal Paul Bommersbach to rename the school's training room after Bl

LOMPOC RECORD - 2018-03-24 06:11:00

Lompoc Museum's WWI series to explore 'The Choice for War'

For the sixth of its 13-part series commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I, the Lompoc Museum will host a program titled "The Choice for War: U.S. Engagement" from 7 to 9 p.m. April 11 at Stone Pine Hall, 210 South H St. The free event will include a group discussion, led b

LOMPOC RECORD - 2018-03-24 01:00:00

SLO streets will close Saturday for March of Our Lives. Here's what to know | The Tribune

Thousands of people are expected to fill the streets of downtown San Luis Obispo on Saturday for the March for Our Lives against gun violence. Roads will be closed during the march. The event, in coordination with the march in Washington, D.C., begins at 2 p.m. with a rally at Mitchell Park. The m

SAN LUIS OBISPO TRIBUNE - 2018-03-24 17:27:00

Tri-Counties still face flood, debris flow danger as storm rages on

Flooding from a massive rainstorm had Coast Village Road in Montecito closed on March 22. The Central Coast's first spring rainstorm was still slamming the Tri-Counties the morning of March 22 and 30,000 residents remained evacuated. Highway 33 southbound from Fairview Road to Lockwood Valley Road,

PACBIZTIMES.COM - 2018-03-23 00:41:09

Jury convicts Santa Maria man of sexually assaulting niece

A Santa Maria man was found guilty Wednesday of sexually assaulting his niece, after three weeks of trial testimony and just under two hours of deliberations. Everardo Antonio Valdez, 28, was convicted of the following felony charges: aggravated sexual assault of a minor; aggravated sexual assault o


Santa Maria City Council approves ban on use of residential housing by H-2A workers

Property owners seeking to house more than six H-2A guest workers in single-family or medium-density residential dwellings will be prohibited from doing so after the Santa Maria City Council voted Tuesday to impose a moratorium on the practice. The unanimous decision establishes a 45-day freeze on a


Black Road in Santa Maria closed due to rain, runoff

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. Black Road in Santa Maria was closed from Stowell Road to Main Street this morning due to heavy rain and runoff in the area. According to a release from the city, the road was closed around 7:45 a.m. and is expected to be closed all day. And even if your


Police requests help identifying two individuals in connection to theft in Santa Maria

The two people pictured above are believed to be involved in a theft that happened in Santa Maria on March 19. (Santa Maria Police Department) SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Two people believed to be involved in a theft that happened in Santa Maria on March 19 are being sought by police. The Santa Maria Poli


'Grassroots effort': Committee kicks off campaign for Lompoc school bond on June 5 ballot

With heavy rainfall fittingly blanketing the Lompoc Valley, a group of local school supporters gathered in Vandenberg Village on Wednesday night to officially begin an effort they hope will lead to major improvements at area schools. Eighteen people, including Lompoc Unified School District staff, b

LOMPOC RECORD - 2018-03-23 03:00:00

Two injured when car plunges off Hwy 101 near Gaviota

Two people were injured when their sedan went off the right side of southbound Highway 101 and plunged about 50 feet down an embankment at the bottom of Nojoqui Grade near Gaviota early Wednesday evening, according to emergency crews at the scene. Both occupants were able to get out of the car on th


Heavy rain brings car crashes, flooding, slides to SLO County | The Tribune

A woman was killed in a weather-related car crash Wednesday afternoon as heavy rainfall continued to pour down across San Luis Obispo County, causing minor flooding in the South County and rock slides on the North Coast. Meanwhile, the National Weather Service expanded its flash flood watch to inclu


Storm expected to intensify, posing threat for debris flow in Santa Barbara County burn areas

Buy Now Santa Maria city officials have closed Black Road from Stowell Road to Main Street (Highway 166) due to flooding from the storm. The roadway likely will remain closed all day. As rain continues to pound the Central Coast, officials anticipate the storm will intensify into Friday, posing a th


Lompoc Library, In-N-Out Want Kids to Develop Taste for Reading

The Lompoc Public Library System invites children to participate in In-N-Out Burger's Cover to Cover Club reading program, running now until April 14. Children ages 4-12 are eligible to participate and can sign up at Lompoc Library, 501 E. North Ave., Village Library, 3755 Constellation Road, or pub


Grover Beach man receives life sentence for 2016 murder of roommate | The Tribune

A life sentence has been handed down in San Luis Obispo Superior Court to a Grover Beach man convicted last month of stabbing his longtime roommate to death and setting the home they shared on fire in 2016. Manuel Jesus Perez, 43, was convicted by a jury in February of murder and arson in the killin


Update: Seven dumpster fires reported Monday in Lompoc; officials seeking leads on suspected arsonists

Seven separate dumpster fires were reported in Lompoc on Monday and the city's police and fire departments are seeking help from the public to find the suspected arsonists believed to be responsible. The first of the fires was reported at 2:30 a.m., according to a city spokeswoman, and six more foll