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Narcotics arrests also result in code violations for hazardous waste found on Santa Maria property

Two Santa Maria residents arrested on drug-related violations Wednesday also were cited for building code violations linked to hazardous waste found on a site associated with the pair, who were allegedly stealing water from a neighboring property.


Santa Maria planning commission recommends farmworker housing ordinance

SANTA MARIA, Calif.-- - The Santa Maria planning commission recommended an employee housing ordinance to the city council as it considers the future of the H-2A farmworker housing in the city.


Our Nipomo: Young critters, senior center hours, and Olde Town Market

Critter Corner: With our current weather most of the critters are kind of staying out of the wet weather as much as they can, except we had a visit from what looked like a coyote, a very young one. Felt a bit sorry for him as they just booted him out, guess it was time. Anyway, he did not know what


Free ice cream, other promotions to be given away at upcoming Vitalant blood drive

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A sweet treat is in store for people that donate at the upcoming Vitalant (Formerly United Blood Services) Blood Drive. It’s part of a long-running promotion with Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab.


California’s First Family Will Move Out Of Governor’s Mansion To More ‘Kid-Friendly’ Home

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The officer of Governor Gavin Newsom confirmed the first family will be moving into a “more kid-friendly” home in Fair Oaks. The Newsom family purchased a home in the Sacramento area and is currently renovating it. The family of six will move in a few months with their two dogs


Brian McNabb will go to trial for restraining order violation as defense rejects settlement offer

A Santa Maria man accused of assaulting a family member and violating a restraining order after his older brother went on a violent rampage and killed three people at an Orcutt home on Dec. 28 will go to trial in February for the restraining order violation.


Overnight storm soaks northern Santa Barbara County

NORTHERN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - The overnight storm on the Central Coast Wednesday night and early Thursday morning hit northern Santa Barbara County hard causing mud, rock and debris flows, downed trees, power lines and flooded roads and farm fields.


Tepesquet Canyon Road reopens after minor debris flows

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Tepesquet Canyon Road in Santa Maria was closed for a short time Thursday morning after minor debris flows blocked the roadway. Residents sending our newsroom photos of the mud-slicked road just east of Santa Maria. Cleanup crews have since plowed the area and reopened the road


Get your canvas bags ready! Farmers Markets in your area

If you want to update or list an item in this calendar, email it to calendar@santamariatimes.com two weeks in advance. Orcutt — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Central City Farmers Market, Oak Knoll South, corner of Bradley Road and Clark Avenue; includes fresh honey and eggs.


County Lines: Pedestrian hospitalized with major injuries after being struck by car; Local banker appointed to Federal Reserve advisory council

Pedestrian hospitalized with major injuries after being struck by car. One man was hospitalized with major injuries after he was reportedly struck by a car Tuesday morning in Santa Maria.


New evidence delays transfer hearing date for Santa Maria teen charged in Nov. 2 murder

New evidence turned over to the defense in the case involving a juvenile accused of murdering a Santa Maria man in November has sparked a delay. Augustin F., 17, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Salomon Morales Robles, 37, and a special circumstance allegation that the murder was


Santa Maria residents protest Cat Canyon oil drilling project

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A public hearing in Santa Maria was held tonight to give residents a chance to voice their concerns and opinions regarding the oil and gas producer, Aera Energy's, proposal to drill oil in East Cat Canyon.


52 years after finishing, Wayne Allen finally gets his Hancock degree

Wayne Alburn Allen didn't think he'd ever get a college degree. Though he accumulated a good deal of units during 11 years of on-and-off studies at Hancock College, Allen always thought he was "three units and an English class short" of finishing. A job with Pacific Gas and Electric Co., duties to t


KCOY 12 Charity Basketball Game to benefit local sports program

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Join members of the KCOY 12 news team as they play local athletes to raise money for the Pioneer Valley boys and girls sports program. The game goes down Saturday, Jan. 19th at 6:30 p.m. at Pioneer Valley High School. The school's gym is located at 675 Panthers Dr, in Santa Mar


Furloughed federal employees get help feeding their families

Furloughed federal workers and those working without paychecks because of the U.S. government shutdown got some help feeding their families Wednesday as Foodbank of Santa Barbara County distributed food to them at three locations.


Federal shutdown affects local farms, Thomas fire recovery efforts

The consequences of the U.S. government’s partial shutdown are reaching beyond the loss of federal workers’ paychecks into withholding funds needed to keep strawberry farms operating and delaying recovery from the Thomas fire.


Southern California winter storm douses region with last day of heavy rain before skies clear

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The heavy rain and danger of flooding is continuing across Southern California Thursday as the last of this week's storms wallops the region. Thursday will likely see 2-3 inches of rain in some areas, with flooding and mudslides possible in areas impacted by recent wildfires.


Latest storm pressure system packs a punch overnight Thursday; minor flooding reported

The final storm of the recent pressure system hit the Central Coast overnight Thursday, triggering a brief flash flood warning for Santa Maria and causing minor debris flow and mudslides.


Santa Maria Valley Women's March to celebrate progressive values, midterm election results

Preparations are underway for Saturday’s Santa Maria Valley Women’s March, which organizers hope will bring people from around the area together to stand in support of progressive values and celebrate achievements in the 2018 midterm elections.


Lompoc Police call school threat not credible

LOMPOC, Calif.-- - Lompoc Police say an alleged online threat against Lompoc Valley Middle is not credible. Sgt. Kevin Martin told us there's no screenshot of the statement, and officers are only hearing rumors through 3rd or 4th parties.