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Wrongful death lawsuit filed by family of suicidal officer against Lompoc Police dismissed
A federal judge recently ruled that the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a suicidal Lompoc Police officer against the city and its police department provided insufficient evidence that any laws were violated.
Two injured in explosion at Lompoc home
A reported explosion at a Lompoc home on Monday afternoon left two people with injuries and four displaced, according to the Lompoc Fire Department. Lompoc Fire crews responded around 1 p.m. to a report of smoke coming from a home in the 1000 block of East Ocean Avenue. Crews reportedly arrived on s
Four people displaced, one badly burned after house explosion in Lompoc
LOMPOC, Calif. - Fire officials are investigating a house explosion in Lompoc that left a man suffering from extensive burns to his upper body Monday afternoon. The burn victim was flown to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for medical treatment.
California Condor Chick Successfully Fledges for First Time in Santa Barbara County Since 1982
For the first time in some 36 years, an endangered California condor chick fledged from a nest in Santa Barbara County, U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials announced Monday. The chick — known as condor number 933 — successfully took flight last month from the cliff-side nest in the backcountry of the L
'Home for the Holidays': County Animal Services offering discounted fees for pet adoption Saturday
As part of its "Home for the Holidays" campaign, Santa Barbara County Animal Services will offer discounted adoption fees and free microchipping Saturday for animals 6 months and older.
Lompoc Scam Alert; men asking for donations
LOMPOC, Calif. - Three men were seen asking for money in Lompoc on Saturday in what appears to be a scam. The men approached cars on Central Ave and N H St wearing yellow emergency vest soliciting donations. They handed out fliers that claimed the donations were for a sick boy who needed a medical p
Hollywood, Elon Musk mentioned as potential solutions for Lompoc budget woes
Lompoc leaders presented a gloomy outlook regarding the city’s finances during an informal budget workshop Saturday morning that also featured creative suggestions — including some involving Hollywood movie studios and billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk — for how the city can turn around its fiscal
Three North County school districts qualify for support based on statewide performance data
Three northern Santa Barbara County school districts are eligible for state assistance to help improve their academic performance, student engagement or conditions and climate, according to the latest batch of school performance data released by the California Department of Education.
Ron Fink: The Homeless Mess in Lompoc
After years of benign neglect and failure to act on numerous citizen complaints, the Lompoc City Council decided to use water fund reserves to clean up the riverbed. Initially, city staff estimated the cost at $532,000; now they are asking for another $24,000 to finish initial cleanup, and then anot
About Town: 'Breakfast with Santa' fundraiser, Fabing memorial bike drive
The Lompoc Family YMCA is inviting the community to participate in a "Breakfast with Santa" fundraiser, scheduled for 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Applebee’s, 621 W. Central Ave.
Fire Officials Investigating Explosion at Lompoc Residence
Explosion injures one person and causes significant damage to the building, Lompoc Fire Department says. One person was injured in an explosion at a residence in Lompoc on Monday afternoon.
1 pedestrian dead, 3 others injured after being struck by vehicle in Lompoc
Four pedestrians were struck by a vehicle in Lompoc on Friday evening, and authorities say one of the victims died of injuries from the collision. The other pedestrians suffered serious to minor injuries.
Photos: Lompoc Valley Children’s Christmas Season Parade
Crowds packed H Street and Ocean Avenue for the Lompoc Valley Children’s Christmas Season Parade, which had the theme “Miracle on H Street.”
Bakersfield man, 21, killed in Santa Maria shooting
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A Bakersfield man was identified as the victim of a deadly shooting in Santa Maria. Officials identified 21-year-old Vicente De Jesus Medina Guerrero of Bakersfield as the man shot and killed in Santa Maria Thursday night.
Oxnard boys basketball gets 12 players to score, routs Lompoc at Tora Kobara Optimist Tournament
Lompoc is now 0-3 in the 44th annual Tara Kobara Optimist Tournament at Arroyo Grande. This time, the Braves never led throughout the game and fell 93-48 on Friday afternoon against a traditional boys basketball heavyweight down in Ventura County: Oxnard High.
Freeway Crash in Mission Hills Leaves 29-Year-Old Canyon Country Man Dead
A man died Sunday after his vehicle overturned multiple times on the side of the freeway in Mission Hills, authorities said. According to the California Highway Patrol, a 29-year-old Canyon Country man only identified as Garcia had been driving a 1996 Nissan pickup truck on the southbound 5 Freeway
California condor chick takes flight in Santa Barbara County — a first in over 30 years
A California condor chick took flight from a “cliff-side nest” in Los Padres National Forest last month — the first time a condor chick has successfully fledged in Santa Barbara County in more than 30 years, according to a news release from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Hancock Fire Academy graduates ready to enter competitive workforce
LOMPOC, Calif. - Battalion #142 graduated today from Allan Hancock College's Fire Academy on its Lompoc campus. The ceremony, which also included a dramatic live-action demonstration, featured 25 cadets, who are now fully credentialed to become entry-level firefighters.
Dr. Dean Named Santa Barbara County Physician Of The Year
The Central Coast Medical Association awarded Charity Dean, MD, MPH, as the 2018 Physician of the Year for Santa Barbara County. The honor is for a physician who has worked to improve the quality of health care, contributed to the education of other physicians, and engaged in community service and o
About Town: 'Messy Church' Christmas event, Senior Angel Tree Project
The First United Church of Lompoc, 925 North F St., is inviting local families to attend its "Messy Church-Messy Christmas" event, scheduled to take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.