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Son, daughter of woman killed in double fatal speak out during emotional sentencing

Gracida, 30,pleaded no contestlast month to one count of driving under the influence causing injury and also admitted to the special enhancements of causing great bodily injury to four Santa Maria residents -- Antonia Bautista Santiago and Hamilton Diaz Bonilla who died in the crash, and Rocael Anto

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2018-07-20 01:30:00

Santa Maria Police seeking at-risk missing person

Police say Jose Manuel Magana, 28, has been missing since Wednesday, July 18. He was last seen in Santa Maria wearing a gray T-shirt with a Carhartt logo, blue jeans and blue shoes.

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2018-07-19 23:32:00

Habitual protester of Santa Maria's Planned Parenthood convicted, sentenced to jail time

An outspoken opponent of Santa Maria's Planned Parenthood facility was sentenced to jail time last week following a three-day trial during which he represented himself and cited biblical passages in his court papers to justify his actions and maintain his innocence.Mark Allen Rademaker, 61, who has

SYVNEWS.COM - 2018-07-19 01:45:00

47 of the Most Expensive Homes for Sale 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 - 2018-07-19 05:00:03

Little League: Santa Maria Northside falls to Conejo Valley in Section 1 title game

Santa Maria Northside’s season came to an end Wednesday night with a 5-1 loss to Conejo Valley in the Little League Section 1 championship game in Lompoc.Playing on Ray Anderson Field at Johns-Manville Park, Conejo Valley broke on top early, scoring three runs in the top of the first inning and then

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2018-07-19 04:49:00

Second defendant takes plea deal in 2014 Guadalupe Dunes murder case

Arturo Granados was ready to go to trial next month along with his two co-defendants Bryan Rios and Joseph Morales at Santa Maria Superior Court, but pleaded guilty Thursday morning to second-degree murder, special gang enhancements, and will be sentenced to 19 years in state prison on Sept. 10.

LOMPOC RECORD - 2018-07-20 03:30:00

Senior housing project proposed for the northern Santa Maria

Santa Maria Planning Commissioners Tim Seifert, left, and Maribel Hernandez listen to developer Joe Halsell speak during a study session on Thursday.

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2018-07-19 19:34:00

Santa Maria residents call for fireworks ban during City Council meeting

“The public service announcements, the street signs, the lawn signs — none of it is working,” McDonald said. “I don’t know what the solution is but I do know, from the research I’ve done, it’s much easier to catch those breaking the law when a community doesn’t allow any fireworks.”

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2018-07-18 05:15:00

One of three men charged in Guadalupe Dunes murder takes plea deal

One of the men who was to begin trial next month for the 2014 murder of Javier Limon took a plea deal Wednesday, and will be sentenced to 15 years to life on Aug. 27.Bryan Rios was chargedalong with Arturo Granados and Joseph Morales in 2014 in connection with the special circumstances murder of Lim

SYVNEWS.COM - 2018-07-19 02:00:00

Sentencing today in Santa Maria Marilyn Pharis murder case

Martinez, an undocumented illegal immigrant, faces life in prison without the possibility of parole when he is sentenced at a later date.

KEYT - 2018-07-19 15:11:33

Debonair affair: Urbane Cafe brings a diverse menu to Santa Maria

When theUrbane Cafefirst opened, we beelined it straight for the new venue. Journalists like two things in life: fast, affordable food and funny videos of cats (but we're not here to talk about that).

SANTA MARIA SUN - 2018-07-19 00:00:00

Going recreational: Grover Beach's dispensaries prepare for another 'first' in the local cannabis industry

Grover Beach's first medical marijuana dispensary, 805 Beach Breaks, has been open for just two months, and business appears to be booming.After a May 12 grand opening bash that drew a huge crowd, Beach Breaks manager Daniel Fried said business in the weeks since indicated that the company's push to

NEW TIMES - 2018-07-19 00:00:00

County Lines: Two suspects arrested in Wednesday night shooting in Santa Maria; Widespread power outage reported as SUV hits utility pole in Lompoc

Just after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Thornburg and Church streets, witnesses reported seeing a suspect exit a vehicle, fire several rounds at three men walking on the sidewalk, then return to the vehicle before speeding off.


DMV adds Saturday hours to several statewide locations, Santa Maria office not selected

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Much-needed relief is coming to several DMV offices in California. Last week, the agencyannounced 17 of its officeswill begin to offer Saturday hours.


Photos: Santa Maria Police Department's annual Teen Police Academy

Monday's session of the Santa Maria Police Department's annual Teen Police Academy focused on explaining the role of a police department within a community. Over the next four days of the program more than a dozen pre-teens and teenagers will learn the ins and outs of policing, from the overview of


Lompoc woman arrested for attempting to smuggle drugs into jail

Lyons will be charged with sales, possession in the main jail, and conspiracy to introduce narcotics into the main jail. She's being held on $280,000 bail.


Surveillance video leads to Santa Maria vandalism, theft arrest

Valencia was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail for felony vandalism, possession of burglary tools, and possession of a controlled substance.


All dressed up: Youths have a little fashion fun with their livestock at Santa Barbara County Fair

In addition to livestock events, the fair was filled with agricultural displays, a variety of arts, crafts and food vendors, a carnival and free entertainment, including Smash Mouth, Trace Adkins, Kool & the Gang and Sheila E.


Double homicide suspect surrenders in Pismo Beach

Cruz Pedro Hinojosa, 27, of Fresno, allegedly shot and killed the owner of Fresh Ink Tattoo Studio, as well as another man who was inside the business. Both victims were shot multiple times and died upon arrival at the hospital.


Third time's the charm: Guadalupe awarded $4.5 million grant to renovate park, community center

LeRoy Park’s community center has hosted the Boys and Girls Club for around 20 years, and the last substantial renovation work was performed in the 1980s. The building dates back to at least the 1950s, according to city officials.