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City of Lompoc faces a critical lineman shortage
Copyright © 2018 NPG of California, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.A lineman with the City of Lompoc says a shortage of lineman is imminent. (Kacey Drescher/KCOY.com)
County Lines: Lompoc man arrested for attempted murder; $700K worth of marijuana plants destroyed
Eric Ornelas, 51, was arrested after Lompoc Police were called to a residence in the 800 block of North O Street just before noon on a report of a man arguing with a woman. Ornelas, the suspected assailant, had reportedly fled the scene by the time officers arrived but was located later in the day i
Man suspected of hit-and-run, crashing into Lompoc church airlifted for medical treatment
A man suspected of committing a hit-and-run, in which he crashed into several cars and a Lompoc church Thursday afternoon, was airlifted for medical treatment, the Lompoc Police Department reported.Tommy Dodson is facing misdemeanor hit-and-run charges, according to LPD.
Jeff Hall: Measure Y is important to Lompoc
I joined the Allan Hancock College Board of Trustees two years ago. As a longtime resident of Lompoc, I knew the value of Hancock, but serving as a trustee exposed me to the true greatness of our local college.We are blessed to have a talented and dedicated team of faculty, staff and administrators
Daily Record of arrests, incidents and information
The following arrests, incidents and information are from reports by law enforcement and other public safety agencies from 3 p.m. Friday to 3 p.m. Monday.There were 120 incidents reported during the period, including the following:The felony arrest Friday of Anthony Padilla Cortez, 24, on suspicion
Lompoc woman charged with vehicular manslaughter, police evasion in connection to Oct. 1 crash
A Lompoc woman now is facing felony vehicular manslaughter charges in connection to an Oct. 1 crash on Highway 101 near Refugio State Beach. The victim in the crash, a Santa Barbara man, died Thursday after being in a coma.Dinara Arevalo, 24, is charged with the following: vehicular manslaughter wit
Lompoc Police arrest victim's fiancé for domestic violence
Police learned that the woman had been a victim of on-going, almost daily, physical abuse by 51-year old Eric Allen Ornelas for the past two weeks. The abuse ranged from punching throughout her body and face, biting, strangulation, false imprisonment, kidnapping, criminal threats including death, an
State of the City: Santa Maria has seen significant development, but challenges remain
Santa Maria city leaders on Wednesday delivered an overview of the city’s finances and economic growth during 2018, asserting that the city has seen remarkable growth and development while noting budgetary challenges remain.The pronouncements about Santa Maria were delivered by Mayor Alice Patino an
Home to roost: Lompoc Council moves to allow chickens at city residences
Chickens are now legally welcome in Lompoc neighborhoods.The Lompoc City Council voted 4-1 on Tuesday night to amend the city’s municipal code to redefine household pets and allow the previously excluded fowl, among other animals, at single-family homes in the city. The move marked a reversal from t
Lompoc man arrested for attempted murder after allegedly strangling fiancé
A Lompoc man was arrested on a range of charges that includes attempted murder after he allegedly strangled his fiancé Sunday morning, according to the Lompoc Police Department.Eric Ornelas, 51, was arrested after Lompoc Police were called to a residence in the 800 block of North O Street just befor
Lucky Mega Millions retailers on the Central Coast
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Lottery officials have increased the estimated jackpot for the Mega Millions prize to $667 million, making it the third-largest grand prize in Lottery history.
Break-ins and vandalism at two Lompoc area schools prompts investigations
On Oct. 9, 2018, a laptop was reported stolen out of a classroom from Buena Vista Elementary School in Vandenberg Village, said the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office. Less than a week later, on Oct. 14, two more laptops were stolen.
$700K worth of marijuana plants destroyed at suspected illegal grow near Lompoc
More than $700,000 worth of marijuana plants were reportedly destroyed Monday after detectives assigned to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Bureau served a search warrant at a suspected illegal cultivation site in the Cebada Canyon area northeast of Lompoc.The site, located
County Lines: Sheriff's Office investigating school vandalism, thefts; Unmet transit needs workshops planned for Nov. 6
“Sheriff’s deputies also determined that the vandals had also attempted to steal a golf cart but were unsuccessful,” sheriff’s spokeswoman Kelly Hoover said of the Cabrillo incident. “Fortunately, no items were reported stolen.”
Jury Selection Starts for Man Charged with Fatal Shooting Behind Elmer’s bar
Jonathan HighleyJury selection began this week in theSanta Barbara County Superior Courttrial of an Orcutt man accused of shooting a father of two behind Elmer’s bar in Old Town Orcutt in 2017.Jonathan Highley is charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Anthony “Tony” San Juan, 43, of Santa
Joseph Morales found guilty of second-degree murder in 2014 Guadalupe Dunes homicide case
A jury on Tuesday found defendant Joseph Morales guilty of second-degree murder stemming from theshooting death of a Santa Mariaman whose body was found by farmworkers near the Guadalupe Dunes on Aug. 19, 2014.The jury also found the special criminal street gang and firearm allegations to be true fo
Santa Maria City Council OKs relaxed parking requirements for residential zones
Santa Maria City Council members Michael Moats, left, and Mike Cordero listen to City Manager Jason Stilwell speak during a council meeting on July 3, 2018.
COPtoberfest fundraiser to benefit the Lompoc Police Foundation
The Lompoc Police Foundation will hold its seventh annual COPtoberfest fundraiser from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Dick DeWees Community and Senior Center, 1120 W. Ocean Ave.Tickets are $25 for beer- or wine-tasting, and $40 for beer- and wine-tasting. Tickets include unlimited tasting, lunch and a
Mysterious graffiti initials left behind in multiple locations in Lompoc
Copyright © 2018 NPG of California, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.Mysterious graffiti initials were left behind in multiple locations in Lompoc. (Naja Hill/KCOY.com)
Lompoc cruising toward another league title after Saturday's win in Santa Barbara
“Galindo struggled on the first couple of series, but settled in after that and played great,” Jones said.