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Summertime splash: Lompoc Aquatic Center offering expanded recreational swim hours

The facility, located at 207 W. College Ave., is offering expanded recreational swim hours through Aug. 14. That includes use of the center's two 125-foot slides, aqua play area and lap pool.

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2018-06-17 14:45:00

Lompoc 13-year-old All-Stars now adjust to faster style of baseball play before tournament

Gone will be the days of playing a six inning contest. Now, the incoming Babe Ruth players will play an extra set in a seven-inning format. Also gone is a slower tempo of play – with team manager John Hernandez telling his guys, point blank, “You don’t walk on this baseball field” during the first p

LOMPOC RECORD - 2018-06-16 15:45:00

County Lines: Fourth of July block party applications accepted in Lompoc; Free youth futsal planned at Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in five-a-side futsal, an indoor version of soccer, to the sounds of DJ Randy.

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2018-06-17 14:00:00

Lompoc police search for EBT fraud suspect

Call police if you recognize her.Courtesy: Lompoc Police DepartmentLOMPOC, Calif. - Police in Lompoc are searching for a woman suspected of fraudulently using an EBT card.According to the Lompoc Police Department, the pictured female has been using the victim's EBT card at various locations in Lompo


Photos: Police use decoy to prevent alcohol sales to minors

A man outside a N. Broadway liquor store refuses a teen's request to buy him alcohol, during Monday's “Minor Decoy” operations by the Santa Maria Police Department and California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. The operation aims to catch establishments and individuals that would provide a

LOMPOC RECORD - 2018-06-17 07:00:00

Lompoc councilman defends cannabis buffer vote, accuses mayor of 'politicizing' issue

In this Oct. 17, 2017 file photo, Lompoc City Councilman Jim Mosby discusses a proposed cannabis ordinance during a meeting of the Lompoc City Council. This past week, Mosby defended his decision to switch, and later reaffirm, his vote that excluded dance studios from automatically receiving 600-foo


Defense seeks dismissal for Edward Carter following two mistrials in 2015 Lompoc gang murder case

Edward Dion Carter and Dequan Jahlil Matthews were tried twice for the murder of Lara, 29, in addition to special gang enhancements. It was argued during trial that Matthews was the one who actually stabbed Lara following a gang fight between VLP and 62Brims that occurred June 6, 2015, in the 400 bl


Joe Garcia: Getting real about marijuana buffer zones

Joe A. Garcia, a local cannabis activist, speaks during a meeting of the Lompoc Valley Cannabis Association on Monday night at the Lompoc Public Library.

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2018-06-17 12:30:00

Community comes together in support of Nipomo High School graduate with brain tumor

NIPOMO, Calif.- -This weekend, hundreds of Nipomo community members came together in support of Tucker Banta.

KEYT - 2018-06-18 02:20:21

City of Lompoc accepting Fourth of July block party applications

In this June 28, 2016 file photo, Brandon Clark stands on stilts to advertise the fireworks booth for the First Apostolic Church of Lompoc. The city of Lompoc is currently accepting applications for Fourth of July block parties, at which residents are encouraged to gather with family and neighbors t


Photos: Lompoc Aquatic Center opens for expanded summer hours

A swimmer lands in the activity pool from a tube slide during expanded recreational swim hours at the Lompoc Aquatic Center on Friday.


Yumi Velazquez named CALM's Santa Maria 2018 staff member of the year

Velazquez’s award was presented to her by CALM’s North County Community Relations Committee at its recent event, Ladies Get Loud for CALM, an annual ladies night out fundraiser at the Santa Maria Country Club.

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2018-06-16 08:00:00

15 things to do in SLO County on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17

Cerro Cabrillo Peak Hike10 a.m. to Noon.Sierra Club. Elevation gain 900 feet. Moderate hike, 3 miles. Meet at Quarry Trailhead parking lot on South Bay Blvd, 1.4 miles south of Hwy 1, or 0.4 mile north of Turri Road, Los Osos. Free. 916-450-1416.Heart of SLO Walking Tour10 a.m. to Noon.A guide leads

SAN LUIS OBISPO TRIBUNE - 2018-06-16 13:58:00

Pedestrian Critically Injured When Struck by Vehicle in Lompoc

A pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle on Sunday was transported toSanta Barbara Cottage Hospitalin critical condition, according to the Lompoc Fire Department.Just before 11 a.m., personnel from theLompoc FireandPolicedepartments along with anAmerican Medical Responseambulance crew responded to


Rattlesnakes slither around Lompoc neighborhood parks and sidewalks

“I just saw something that didn't look right in the leaves," shared Clarence Hunt. "So i walked past it, I told my dad to keep on walking, and I look back and it looked like it was a snake.”


Actor Jackson Odell of TV's 'Goldbergs' found dead at 20

Copyright © 2018 NPG of California, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.Orcutt car vandals caught


Five Deputies Graduate from Hancock Law Enforcement Academy

Deputies Zachary Morphy, Kody Kiesow, Joshua Elizalde, Jessika Rios and Austin Swank. (Courtesy photo)


Adult, 2 Teens Suspected in Car Vandalism Spree in Orcutt, Santa Maria

An adult and two teenagers are suspected in connection with a rash of recent car vandalism incidents in Santa Maria and Orcutt, according to theSanta Barbara County Sheriff’s Department.Just after midnight Saturday, a 2003 Toyota Corolla sedan with a spoiler matching the description of a suspect veh


Lompoc set to welcome two new retailers — Famous Footwear and Five Below

Two more national retailers are set to move into the Lompoc Shopping Center, a city spokeswoman announced Thursday, less than two months after it was revealed that Ulta Beauty was preparing to join the strip mall anchored by Vons.


Northern Branch Jail taking shape west of Santa Maria

Today, the Northern Branch Jail is taking shape, its outer walls rising more than two stories above the earth and offering a hint of how it will look when completed.