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Cruzin' for Life car show returns to Santa Maria for 15th year

Fourteen years after first rolling into northern Santa Barbara County, gearheads and automotive enthusiasts flocked to Santa Maria to watch everything from a Ford Model T to a Delorean DMC-12 on Broadway during the 15th Cruzin' for Life car show and cruise.The weekend's festivities kicked off Friday

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2018-09-22 04:00:00

Affordable Starter Homes in the Santa Maria Area

Looking for a good deal? Check out these affordable, inexpensive homes to buy in the Santa Maria Area.


One man killed in head-on collision on Hwy. 1 south of Lompoc

One man was killed and another was seriously injured in a head-on car crash Friday night on Highway 1 south of Lompoc.Authorities were dispatched to the scene of the crash on Highway 1, approximately 5.5 miles north of Highway 101, at 7:26 p.m., according to the CHP Incident Information Page.The hea

SAN LUIS OBISPO TRIBUNE - 2018-09-21 20:56:00

Walmart Neighborhood Market in Santa Maria celebrates renovations, awards five community grants

To celebrate its recently completed remodel, Walmart Neighborhood Market in Santa Maria held a "re-grand opening" on Friday and passed out grants to several community organizations.The store — which is located at 2240 S. Bradley Road — was upgraded with wider aisles, new signage, 12 self-checkout st

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2018-09-22 02:30:00

Police arrest wanted suspect in Shandon crime spree

On Friday, Sheriff's deputies received a report that Harvey was spotted outside a home in the 100 block of South 7th Street in the town of Shandon, San Luis Obispo County.

KEYT - 2018-09-22 01:48:13

Nipomo woman charged with felony embezzlement from nonprofit agriculture group

The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney's Office on Wednesday filed a felony grand theft charge against a Nipomo woman accused of embezzling money from a nonprofit founded to support agricultural education at Nipomo High School.Chandra D. Mehlschau, 47, allegedly diverted more than $950 — the t

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2018-09-22 02:00:00

Santa Maria public hearing on Dignity Health/CHI merger

San Francisco-based Dignity Health operates hospitals and clinics across the state and on the Central Coast including Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital and St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard.

KEYT - 2018-09-22 10:11:34

Homeless Shelter Crisis declared in Santa Maria

Copyright © 2018 NPG of California, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.A Santa Barbara resident is concerned that the Ventura fatal stabbing case will push more homeless people to Santa Barbara. (Tracy Lehr/KEYT.com)

KEYT - 2018-09-20 11:55:24

2 Children Injured After Being Struck by Vehicle in Santa Maria

Two children were injured after being struck by a vehicle in north Santa Maria on Wednesday afternoon.At approximately 3:30 p.m.,Santa Maria policeofficers andfirefightersalong withAmerican Medical Responsepersonnel responded to North Broadway at Williams Street.Two elementary-school-aged children w

NOOZHAWK - 2018-09-20 11:37:00

Small Temblor Shakes Inland Southern California Area

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INSURANCE JOURNAL - 2018-09-21 14:35:34

Big Homes Just Listed in the Santa Maria Area

Victorian Style home built in 1905 on 2 acres. Features include: tile floors, granite counter tops, fireplace and wet bar in living room, great curb appeal and outdoor space. Currently approximately 300+ Fuji and Gala Apple trees. 30x55 shop garage. Plenty of room to store your hobbies and projects.

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2018-09-21 05:00:05

West Park gang leader admits he lied to police multiple times about Limon murder case

A West Park gang leader charged in connection to the murder of a Santa Maria drug dealer in 2014 testified Thursday that he admitted lying to police during prior interviews, was high on drugs during questioning and blamed others while denying any involvement in the alleged crime.Gregorio Agustine wa

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2018-09-21 01:30:00

Ocean League: Nipomo starts fast, pulls away from Santa Maria in 15-6 win

Nipomo got off a fast start Wednesday, and Santa Maria couldn't really threaten the Titans thereafter.Garrett Sellers popped in the first of his seven goals 13 seconds in, the Titans scored again 1:16 later and Nipomo cruised to a 15-6 win in an Ocean League boys water polo game at Santa Maria's Kar


Vehicle shears power pole in Santa Maria, causing outages at several nearby stores

A vehicle crashed into a power pole in the 900 block of Stowell Road, leading to a power outage affecting nearby stores, on Thursday.Contributed, Santa Maria Police Department

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2018-09-20 20:15:00

Lompoc to explore utilizing Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County for emergency dispatch services

The city of Lompoc could be moving toward having its emergency dispatch services handled by Santa Barbara County or the city of Santa Maria.The Lompoc City Council on Tuesday night unanimously approved a request from the city’s public safety leaders to seek proposals from the Santa Barbara County Sh


Santa Maria man convicted of assaulting niece sentenced to 45 years to life in prison; loses bid for new trial

A Santa Maria man who was convicted of sexually assaulting his niece in March lost his bid for a new trial Tuesday and was sentenced to 45 years to life in prison.After three weeks of trial testimony and two hours of jury deliberations, Everardo Antonio Valdez was convicted of aggravated sexual assa


WATCH: TapTV broadcast of the 35th Assembly District Candidate Forum from Lompoc City Hall

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) hosts a 35th Assembly District candidate forum at Lompoc City Hall tonight from 6-8:30. In the 35th Assembly District race, Republican incumbent Jordan Cunningham is being challenged by Democrat Bill Ostrander. The 35th District covers northern San

LOMPOC RECORD - 2018-09-21 00:35:00

County Lines: AAUW to host 35th Assembly District forum at Lompoc City Hall; Meeting will focus on how to reuse Diablo Canyon facilities following shutdown

In the 35th Assembly District race, Republican incumbent Jordan Cunningham is being challenged by Democrat Bill Ostrander. The 35th District covers northern Santa Barbara County, including Lompoc and Santa Maria, and all of San Luis Obispo County.

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2018-09-20 14:00:00

3.4-Magnitude Earthquake Hits San Bernardino, California: USGS

A 3.4-magnitude earthquake struck near San Bernardino, California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) onSept. 20.

THE EPOCH TIMES - 2018-09-20 13:27:56

West Park gang leader testifies defendant Joseph Morales wanted Javier Limon dead

Theprosecution’s star witnessand former co-defendant who agreed to testify in the Javier Limon murder case claimed on Wednesday that he backed out of killing the Santa Maria man despite being asked to do so.Gregorio Agustine, once charged along with his co-defendant Joseph Morales, who is on trial a