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Sheriff's Office investigates social media threat to Santa Maria school

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Just days after the Thousand Oaks mass shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office responded quickly and is currently investigating a social media threat to a Santa Maria school.

KEYT - 2018-11-14 00:00:31

Santa Maria man identified as victim in fatal crash near Nipomo

Cal Fire San Luis Obispo responded to a report of a fatal traffic collision that occurred on Thompson Avenue just north of Highway 166 on Saturday evening. A Santa Maria motorcyclist, identified as 42-year-old Mark Bradford was killed and pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, Krisanna Parke,

LOMPOC RECORD - 2018-11-13 20:30:00

County Lines: Santa Maria man killed in Nipomo collision; Holiday decorating contest set to begin

At approximately 7:30 p.m., crews from Cal Fire and the California Highway Patrol's San Luis Obispo division were dispatched to reports of a crash on South Thompson Avenue, just north of Highway 166.

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2018-11-13 12:00:00

After a night of drinking, Jonathan Highley claims no memory of shooting Anthony San Juan outside Orcutt bar

Jonathan Highley testified Tuesday that he didn't remember grabbing a gun from his apartment before shooting a man he had never met in the head outside an Orcutt bar on March 4, 2017, only later realizing he had killed someone.

LOMPOC RECORD - 2018-11-14 02:45:00

Santa Marians call for increased enforcement of illegal fireworks during community meeting

Citing the noise generated, impact on pets and those with post-traumatic stress disorder, Santa Maria residents advocated for more strict fireworks laws and tougher punishments for offenders during a community meeting to discuss the state of legal and illegal fireworks in the city.

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2018-11-14 05:45:00

Child cruelty charges filed against LUSD employee accused of abusing special needs student

Arthur Carlos, 52, of Santa Maria, was arrested Oct. 25 after an investigation by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office. He has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of willful cruelty to a child and corporal punishment resulting in injury.

LOMPOC RECORD - 2018-11-13 21:00:00

Santa Maria radio stations helping promote upcoming KCOY Turkey Drive

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - For the third straight year, a pair of Santa Maria-based radio stations are teaming up with KCOY 12 Central Coast News during its annual

KEYT - 2018-11-13 03:59:46

Santa Maria YMCA provides a 'special delivery' of Thanksgiving turkeys to 50 area families

Like they've done the past two years, the pair drove around Santa Maria, Guadalupe and the unincorporated Tanglewood neighborhood to hand-deliver Thanksgiving birds to 50 families enrolled in the YMCA's RiseUP program. Some were shocked by the gesture. Others were glad they had come. All were thankf

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2018-11-14 03:00:00

Hitting the streets: Santa Barbara County sheriff’s new K-9 goes on patrol

Although they’ve officially been on duty since Oct. 22, it marked the first real callout for Duke and handler Deputy Brian Scott, who were joined by the sheriff’s K-9 team of Deputy Mike McNeil and Magnum to search nearby yards for the suspect and weapon.

LOMPOC RECORD - 2018-11-13 01:30:00

Update on next Agricultural Order to be presented in Santa Maria

The meeting on Ag Order 4.0 is set for 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 30, in Shepard Hall of the Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St.

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2018-11-14 05:07:00

Santa Maria's first-quarter financial report shows mixed results

Santa Maria City Council members Michael Moats, left, and Mike Cordero listen to City Manager Jason Stilwell speak during a council meeting on July 3, 2018.

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2018-11-12 19:02:00

Santa Maria Air Force veteran seeks to build tiny homes for struggling veterans

Blair, who works as a real estate agent in Santa Maria, joined the Air Force in the early ‘90s. She served in the Air Force through 2005, with stints at bases in Germany, the United Kingdom and South Korea. Her experience upon leaving the military and returning to the United States was what laid the


Guadalupe School District to purchase parcel in Pasadera development from city

More than three years after first proposed, the City Council will vote to sell the land for $695,455 plus approximately $49,280 in interest. The school board is set to follow suit Wednesday and vote to approve the purchase.

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2018-11-13 02:15:00

More than 100 line up for opening of Five Below discount store in Santa Maria

The line for the@fivebelowopening stretches all the way past Famous Footwear, the neighboring store in the building.@SantaMariaTimespic.twitter.com/SIFGBjGMuw— Razi Syed (@razisyed)November 9, 2018


1 killed, another seriously injured in Saturday night crash in Nipomo

At about 7:30 p.m., John Ricker, 62, of Arroyo Grande, was driving a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 west on Wineman Road and was at a complete stop, the CHP said. At the same time, a 42-year-old Santa Maria man was driving a 2018 Harley Davidson motorcycle north on Thompson Avenue south of Wineman Ro


Santa Maria man killed Saturday in fatal Nipomo collision

At approximately 7:30 p.m., crews from Cal Fire and the California Highway Patrol's San Luis Obispo division were dispatched to reports of a crash on South Thompson Avenue, just north of Highway 166.

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2018-11-12 19:45:00

County Lines: Lompoc teen reported missing, DUI checkpoint, Buellton pile burn

Emily Hernandez, 14, left her residence Saturday, according to LPD. She is described as 5 feet, 4 inches tall, Hispanic, 125 lbs., brown eyes, black hair and tan complexion.


County Lines: Intersection in Santa Maria closed briefly after car burst into flames; Supervisor Hartmann to hold local office hours

Around 7 a.m., two vehicles collided in the intersection of Battles Road and Broadway, Lt. Russ Mengel said. One of the vehicles involved continued traveling southbound, drove over a curb onto a gas station at 1611 S. Broadway and struck a vehicle that was being fueled with gas.


Lyft driver accused of sexually assaulting intoxicated rider in Nipomo

Jason Lamont Fenwick , 51, faces charges of oral copulation with an intoxicated victim, sexual penetration with a foreign object, using a device to see through clothing and burglary. The charges stem from a ride Fenwick gave the woman on Nov. 4.


Lompoc bans recycling of plastic bags

“It comes as a quick surprise to me. I didn’t know that was on the agenda of the city to do something like that. Where are the bags supposed to go? Why were alternative solutions not discussed? If we just throw them away, then they go to the landfills. We need a solution as to where we to put these