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Police investigating reported shooting in Lompoc

A law enforcement helicopter has been requested to assist with a suspect, or suspects, search.

KEYT - 2018-08-13 23:57:16

Man reportedly punches pregnant woman on face in Lompoc road rage incident

After filing a police report, Cassandra checked into the hospital. Other than high blood pressure, she said the doctors told her she and the baby would be ok.

KEYT - 2018-08-14 00:27:07

Two injured in Lompoc shooting; police searching for suspects

The shooting was initially reported to police just before 5 p.m. It occurred near the 700 block of North D and E streets. One of the victims of the shooting was airlifted via Calstar helicopter to Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, while the other was taken to Lompoc Valley Medical Center for treatm

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2018-08-14 00:16:00

Lompoc's Grocery Outlet donates more than $9,000 in food, cash to local charities

This year’s drive, which concluded July 31, netted a total of $9,042 in cash and food donations. That surpassedlast year’s then-record $8,000total. On Monday, Aaron and Alix Crocker, the owners of the Lompoc Grocery Outlet store, joined staff members and community partners to deliver those proceeds

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2018-08-14 02:30:00

Black Bear Struck by Vehicle, Killed on Highway 101 Near Buellton

A driver escaped injury but a bear wasn’t as lucky on Monday when it was hit by a vehicle on Highway 101 south of Buellton.At approximately 6 a.m.,California Highway Patrolofficers responded to a report that a vehicle had struck a bear in the Three Bridges area on Highway 101, CHP Officer Rick Larso

NOOZHAWK - 2018-08-13 12:00:00

Santa Maria Police arrest one during DUI/driver's license checkpoint

In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes, the spokesman said. The Police Department supports a new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.”

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2018-08-13 20:15:00

Lompoc Police Car Show and Friday night cruise draw in crowds

Several types of vehicles, including motorcycles, cars and trucks, rolled back and forth along stretches of Ocean Avenue, which was closed to regular traffic, during the cruise, as spectators lined the sidewalks to cheer them on. The full car show, now in its 16th year, drew crowds to Ryon Park, whe


Bring home the bacon? Lompoc High FFA student struggling to sell pig that missed auction

Clark, who is set to enter her junior year at Lompoc High this month, took out a federal loan through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, used those funds to purchase a male Hampshire pig at auction in February, named her new acquisition Tito. She spent months caring for Tito with the ultimate goal

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2018-08-12 15:00:00

Buena Vista Park in Santa Maria re-opens after two years

From new gardens and trees, a revamped playground, and a grand entrance, the historic park is finally ready for families, neighbors and pets.

KEYT - 2018-08-13 02:49:12

Back to school Monday in Santa Maria

At Ontiveros School, arriving students will be welcomed Monday morning with bubbles and music, including an inspirational song by one of the 6th grade teachers, Monica Jensen. Jensen wrote a song called "Puzzle Piece." She shared it with rapper/motivational speaker Blake Brandes last school year whe

KEYT - 2018-08-13 11:21:43

Water released from Cachuma Lake heads towards Lompoc

"It's beautiful for us locals. I live a few blocks away and I've been coming down here and even fishing in the river when I was a kid," said river visitor, Ron Bender.


Lompoc's Surf Beach closed due to plover violations

This Sept. 25, 2015, file photo shows a person relaxing at Surf Beach. On Friday, Vandenberg Air Force Base officials closed the beach, which is the closest publicly accessible beach to Lompoc, due to violations of restrictions meant to protect the Western snowy plover.


Police arrest 2 Santa Maria men for purchasing alcohol for minor

Antonio Dominguez Vazquez, 33, of Santa Maria, was charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor and booked on a misdemeanor warrant.


Public's help sought to identify suspect who stole vehicle, led officers on pursuit

Officials said the man led Santa Maria Police on a chase through the community during which officers lost sight of the suspect. They later found the car after the driver abandoned, it, according to Santa Maria Police Lt. Mark Streker.


Police seek public’s help finding missing Lompoc woman

Lompoc Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a woman whose last known contact with family was nearly two weeks ago.Teresa Buck, 54, usually spoke with one of her daughters every day by phone, but the last time she called was July 30, a police spokesman said.


Lompoc medical services blend bedside manner, top-end care

Yvette Cope, Lompoc Valley Medical Center assistant nurse executive, and telemedicine project coordinator and emergency room technician Juan Esquivias wave to a neurologist at another location on a video link during a 2016 demonstration of a telemedicine robot that provides patients with 24/7 access


School district races shape up as filing period closes in northern Santa Barbara County

In addition to local bonds and education races, voters across the county will head to the polls to choose who they want to represent them at the local, state and federal level.


Kathy Marcks Hardesty: Spanish-style albarinos I love

It was over two decades ago when I first heard Santa Barbara County winemakers share the news at a press conference that some planned to plant the Spanish wine variety albarino. I wondered: How do you know it will grow successfully here, and will people like it?


Lompoc Council approves plan to move forward with Santa Ynez Riverbed cleanup

The Lompoc City Council on Tuesday night voted 5-0 to formally approve a plan to remove all encampments from the riverbed, along with a resolution to provide $20,305 to the Lompoc Police Department to cover staffing costs required to implement the first phase of the plan. The total cost of the clean


Used bookstore, new restaurant set to open Monday at Santa Maria Public Library

The store — which will be stocked with books, DVDs and magazines — will be operated by library administration and all proceeds will support the library, located at 421 S. McClelland St.