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Trump Plans to Cancel $929 Million for California Bullet Train, Wants State to Pay Back $2.5 Billion

The Trump administration plans to cancel $929 million in U.S. money for California's beleaguered high-speed rail project and wants the state to return an additional $2.5 billion it's already spent.


County Lines: Former Lompoc Public Works director to join Santa Maria; 'The Color Purple' screening set for Friday

Former Lompoc Public Works director to join Santa Maria. Former Lompoc Public Works Director Kevin McCune is set to join Santa Maria as its new director of Public Works and city engineer in March.


'Jungle Book Kids': Lompoc youths dive into theater camp during break from school

With Lompoc Unified School District campuses closed this week for a scheduled break, several local kids are participating in a camp that is giving them firsthand experience in the world of theater.


Experts say rare mega-storm to hit California will be 3 times as damaging as San Andreas earthquake

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - A warning for California: get ready for the "other big one." That's what scientists are calling the rare mega-storm, which is predicted to cause three times as much damage as a major earthquake that would hit along the San Andreas Fault.


California lawmaker proposes building new lanes on 2 major highways with no speed limit

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - A California lawmaker wants to build new lanes on two highways -- with no speed limit. Senator John Moorlach says it's all in an effort to cut back on air pollution and greenhouse gases.


Lompoc Unveils 2019 Festivals and Events

TASTE News Service, February 20, 2019 – Boasting a rich landscape woven with majestic rolling hills and lush vineyards nestled on California’s Central Central Coast, Lompoc is a good bet for a getaway to experience a stellar lineup of year-round festivals and events.


DNA dispute delays hearing for former U.S. airman charged in crash that killed Lompoc couple

Prosecutors in the case against Shaquille Lindsey, the former U.S. airman they claim struck and killed a Lompoc couple in 2016 while intoxicated, are seeking a court-ordered DNA test amid questions from the defense regarding the accuracy and reliability of blood samples attributed to the 25-year-old


3 men shot dead at California home in upscale, gated community; homicide investigation launched

Authorities are investigating the deaths of three men who were shot and killed inside a California home located in a gated community Monday. Los Angeles fire officials discovered the men’s bodies inside the Porter Ranch house after someone “associated with the people inside the house” called 911 and


Rep. Carbajal addresses Trump's national emergency declaration during Lompoc sidewalk office hours

LOMPOC, Calif. - Representative Salud Carbajal was critical of President Trump on this Presidents Day. The Democratic Congressman met with folks in Lompoc for public sidewalk office hours.


Bitter cold blankets Southern California, with a new storm just around the corner

Southern California went from very wet to very cold Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service had issued a freeze warning for parts of the Southland, and near-freezing temperatures were recorded across the region.


Santa Maria Fairpark board cancels poultry show at 2019 Santa Barbara County Fair

The poultry show at the 2019 Santa Barbara County Fair was canceled Tuesday on a vote by the Santa Maria Fairpark Board made in light of an outbreak damaging Southern California flocks.


Deputies arrest two men in Santa Maria with loaded pistol and drugs

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputies arrested two men Sunday who had a loaded pistol without a serial number, approximately half an ounce of Methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia in their car.


Adult and Juvenile Arrested in Orcutt; Loaded Handgun Seized

At approximately 12:20 a.m. on Saturday, the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received a 9-1-1 call reporting suspicious persons parked in the area of Lorraine Avenue and East Rice Ranch Road in Orcutt.


Sixteen rescued from SeaWorld ride hanging over a California bay

Sixteen people were trapped for about four hours in gondolas hanging over a California bay on a chilly Monday night at SeaWorld San Diego after wind gusts tripped an electric circuit breaker, officials said.


Climate Change Could Cause Epic ‘ARkStorm’ in Southern California

Researchers and engineers warn that California may be due for rain of biblical proportions — what experts call an ARkStorm, it was reported Tuesday. Scientists call it California’s “other big one” and say it could cause three times as much damage as a major earthquake ripping along the San Andreas F


Trump Takes Aim At California On Twitter Over Border Emergency Lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — President Donald Trump fired off two social media salvos aimed at California Tuesday after the state took the lead in a lawsuit challenging his declaration of a national emergency along the border with Mexico.


California’s Supreme Court has thrown cities — and citizens — into chaos over local taxes

The California Supreme Court has some explaining to do. Late last year, the city of Oakland put a new land parcel tax on the books, after 62 percent of voters turned out to boost funding for public education. Now a local business group is suing the city, arguing that the new tax needed two-thirds of


Woman arrested following low-speed pursuit on Highway 101 near Los Alamos

LOS ALAMOS, Calif. - A woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon following a police chase on Highway 101 that began near Mariposa Reina and ended near Los Alamos. At around 12:40 p.m., California Highway Patrol began pursuing a woman in a silver sedan that was driving erratically at low speeds, weaving i


New California bill could eliminate speed limit on I-5, Highway 99

A new bill proposed by a Southern California senator could eliminate the speed limit on lanes of Interstate-5 and Highway 99. Senator John Moorlach (R-Orange County) introduced the bill Feb. 15. It proposes the construction of two additional northbound and southbound lanes to I-5 and Highway 99 and


Gov. Newsom Reacts To CBSLA’s Kimberly Long Investigation

LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — Kimberly Long was convicted for the 2003 murder of her boyfriend Ozzie Conde. Ozzie was beaten to death. There was blood splattered all over the room — on the walls, the TV, the drapes, the carpet and the furniture.