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Fire Burning In Southeastern SLO County Sends Smoke Over Santa Maria Valley

Smoke from a wildfire burning southeastern San Luis Obispo County drifted over the Santa Maria Valley on Wednesday afternoon. Personnel from Cal Fire San Luis Obispo, which serves as that county's fire department, and other agencies were dispatched to the incident east of Nipomo at 1:30 p.m. in the

NOOZHAWK - 2017-09-20 22:02:00

Double shooting investigation underway in Santa Maria

Police investigating a double shooting in Santa Maria Thursday afternoon. (Sean Larsen / KCOY photo) SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Santa Maria police are currently investigating a double shooting near North Bradley Road and Rose Place in the city of Santa Maria. The incident was reported shortly before 3:30

KEYT - 2017-09-21 23:49:50

New Costco in Santa Maria officially opens Thursday

The Enos Ranch development in Santa Maria will see its first business officially open Thursday when Costco welcomes customers to its new, larger location. The new Costco - at 1700 S. Bradley Road, about four blocks from the original store - began selling gas out of its 24-pump fuel station last week

SAN LUIS OBISPO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 19:32:00

Update: Police responding to shooting on North Bradley Road in Santa Maria

Police and medical teams are responding to a reported shooting in the 800 block of North Bradley Road in Santa Maria. According to emergency radio traffic, an unidentified man appears to have been shot twice in the back and is en route to an area hospital. Police investigators are searching for a se

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2017-09-21 22:42:00

Santa Maria home broken into as family sleeps

Sliding glass door that thieves allegedly used to break into the Ybarra Family's Santa Maria home. (Melissa Newman / KCOY photo) SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A Santa Maria family is shaken up after discovering a thief broke into their house while they slept. It happened near Nightshade Lane in the City of

KEYT - 2017-09-21 23:25:55

Carbajal rallies Congress to protect young immigrants at press conference in Santa Maria

Jose Mendez, along with thousands of other immigrants in the area, is worried about the future of a program that gives him temporary protection from deportation but was rescinded by the White House earlier this month. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), implemented in 2012, provided two-

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2017-09-21 02:15:00

Santa Maria Valley Beautiful names annual winners

The Santa Maria City Council and Santa Maria Valley Beautiful announced and recognized the winners of this year's Santa Maria Valley Beautiful Awards during Tuesday night's council meeting at City Hall. Santa Maria Valley Beautiful is a nonprofit organization made up of volunteers dedicated to beaut

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2017-09-22 00:00:00

Jackson, Padilla encourage voter preregistration during assembly at Santa Maria High

Continuing his tour to promote California's High School Voter Education Weeks, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla visited Santa Maria High School on Wednesday to stress the importance of voter registration and civic engagement. Padilla was joined by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara,

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2017-09-21 01:30:00

Planning Commission vote sets stage for downtown change in Santa Maria

The Santa Maria Planning Commission approved a project Wednesday night that city leaders hope will become a catalyst for change downtown. With a unanimous vote, the Commission showed its support for a permit to allow developer Ben Nikfarjam to build a four-story mixed use building on the corner of B

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2017-09-21 04:58:00

Driver injured after crashing into brick wall near nursing home in Santa Maria

A driver sustained minor injuries after crashing into a brick wall in Santa Maria Tuesday morning. Shortly before 11 a.m., authorities with the Santa Maria Police and Fire departments responded to a report of a single vehicle that had crashed into a brick building in the area of North Concepcion Av

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2017-09-19 18:45:00

Santa Maria Fire Department teaches Adam Elementary second-graders about fire safety

Three firefighters from the Santa Maria City Fire Department visited Adam Elementary school Tuesday to talk to second-grade students about fire safety and what it's like to be a firefighter. Laurina Kusell, second-grade teacher at Adam, said she reached out to the Fire Department to ask if officials

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2017-09-20 01:40:00

New Costco holds preview before opening for regular business Thursday

Crews were busy putting the final touches on Santa Maria's new Costco Wholesale Corporation store before the special "preview party" on Wednesday night. Brooms were sweeping, landscaping crews were planting and store employees were cleaning at the new store, which opens for regular business at 8 a.m

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2017-09-21 12:15:00

County Lines: Sentencing delayed in fratricide case

The Lompoc City Council on Tuesday night unanimously approved agreements that will allow several area law enforcement agencies to utilize the Lompoc Jail to hold arrestees. With the agreements, officers from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office, California Highway Patrol and Santa Maria and Gua

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2017-09-21 14:00:00

Looking Forward: Finding true hope at HOPE facility

It was a first for Santa Maria - an event that brought more than 400 people out in support of the LGBTQI community. Aug. 12, 2017, will be long remembered as the day when the House of Pride and Equality (HOPE) sponsored the first Pride Celebration and Resource Fair in Santa Maria. Like June 28, 1970

LOMPOC RECORD - 2017-09-22 01:51:00

From the Top Dog: Why we're helping animal victims of Hurricane Harvey

A little over two weeks ago Hurricane Harvey, an extremely destructive Atlantic hurricane which became the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005, began impacting the Texas Gulf Coast. Unlike our beloved California Central Coast communities, Houston-area anim

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2017-09-21 20:53:00

Los Alamos Cemetery land swap will provide space for more burials

Buy Now Sloped land at the foot of a hillside in Los Alamos Cemetery, center right, will be swapped with the Carrari Family Trust flat land, at left, to give the facility room for another 900 or so burials.Mike Hodgson, Staff Los Alamos Cemetery on Drum Canyon Road will have more space for burials a

SYVNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 02:28:00

Fun Run to benefit local youth programs, families in need

Central Coast running and exercise enthusiasts of all ages are invited to participate in the South County Youth Coalition's 20th Annual Fun Run event. The Fun Run event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the softball field at Nipomo Community Park located on Tefft Street and Pomeroy Road. The c

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2017-09-21 23:53:00

SESLOC contributes $7.5K to Ready Park

SESLOC Federal Credit Union members and staff raised $7,500 in August to help fund the Jack Ready Imagination Park, a universally accessible park for children being built in Nipomo. During SESLOC's annual monthlong campaign, members and staff are encouraged to donate to the park, which is being buil

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2017-09-21 20:51:00

Cal Fire works to contain Huasna fire, but a windy afternoon could make that difficult

The vegetation fire burning in a rural area between Arroyo Grande and Nipomo held at 244 acres overnight, while containment grew to 60 percent, Cal Fire says. The fire started just before 2 p.m. in the 4900 block of Huasna Townsite Road, according to Cal Fire. Cal Fire spokesman Chris Elms said the

SAN LUIS OBISPO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 16:15:00

Our Nipomo: Winter critters, quilters and a church fiesta

Critter Corner: The winter critters are beginning to arrive. The ring-necked doves are first on the list, though some of them stay year-round. We have those that we do not see during the summer but that arrive around September, October to visit with us, and they are arriving now. We have not seen th

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2017-09-22 00:13:00