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Santa Maria man killed in Hwy. 101 car crash identified

A 35-year-old Santa Maria man was killed in a car crash Friday morning on Highway 101 south of Arroyo Grande. Authorities received a report of a possible collision on southbound Highway 101 north of the Laetitia Winery in Arroyo Grande about 7 a.m., according to a news release from the California H

SAN LUIS OBISPO TRIBUNE - 2018-03-24 01:28:00

Orcutt neighbors looking for answers after road significantly floods Thursday night

ORCUTT, Calif. - It happened in what felt like the blink of an eye. "In about a 15 minute downpour, it flooded the entire road and turned our street into white water rapids," said Tony Gamberutti. The 4600 block of Woodmere road was completely underwater Thursday night. Neighbors we spoke with say

KEYT - 2018-03-24 01:48:03

Authorities to conduct large-scale search in SLO County for missing woman Kristen Marti

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - Authorities in San Luis Obispo County will be conducting a large-scale search operation for missing at-risk woman, Kristen Marti on Sunday, March 25, 2018. SLO police along with the SLO County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team will be searching the area of Prefumo Canyon whe

KEYT - 2018-03-23 19:33:31

Big Homes Just Listed in the Santa Maria Area

Need a lot of room? See the biggest homes money can buy currently on the market. 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 A

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2018-03-23 05:00:04

Jury convicts Oceano man of murder for fatal 2014 fight outside Arroyo Grande bar | The Tribune

An Oceano man who's been held in San Luis Obispo County Jail since 2014 was convicted Thursday of second-degree murder for the death of another man following a fight outside an Arroyo Grande bar. Ignacio Franco Palomar could face about 30 years to life in state prison after a judge considers his tw

SAN LUIS OBISPO TRIBUNE - 2018-03-22 23:59:59

Santa Maria City Council approves ban on use of residential housing by H-2A workers

Property owners seeking to house more than six H-2A guest workers in single-family or medium-density residential dwellings will be prohibited from doing so after the Santa Maria City Council voted Tuesday to impose a moratorium on the practice. The unanimous decision establishes a 45-day freeze on a


Here's what's on the ballot in San Luis Obispo County's June 5 primary | The Tribune

Primary elections are a bit like the NBA playoffs - they don't generate nearly as much buzz as the finals. But in San Luis Obispo County, it would be a huge mistake to underestimate the importance of the upcoming June 5 primary election. At least six county offices - including District 4 supervisor

SAN LUIS OBISPO TRIBUNE - 2018-03-24 01:15:00

Second Lawsuit Names Former Santa Maria Pastors, Church for Life

A second civil lawsuit, naming three more plaintiffs, accuses the former pastor of a Santa Maria church of sexual assault and four other allegations involving "a multiyear pattern of harassment." The new lawsuit against Robert Litzinger, formerly of Church for Life, was filed March 7 in Santa Barbar

NOOZHAWK - 2018-03-24 00:05:00

Jury convicts Santa Maria man of sexually assaulting niece

A Santa Maria man was found guilty Wednesday of sexually assaulting his niece, after three weeks of trial testimony and just under two hours of deliberations. Everardo Antonio Valdez, 28, was convicted of the following felony charges: aggravated sexual assault of a minor; aggravated sexual assault o


Woman killed in Hwy. 41 car crash identified

Officials on Thursday identified the woman killed in a car crash on Highway 41 near Atascadero. Sabrina Destinyrose Andarza Gerber, 19, of Morro Bay suffered fatal injuries about 12:49 p.m. Wednesday in a car crash that happened while she was traveling south on Highway 41 near Old Morro Road West, a

SAN LUIS OBISPO TRIBUNE - 2018-03-22 18:28:00

Tri-Counties still face flood, debris flow danger as storm rages on

Flooding from a massive rainstorm had Coast Village Road in Montecito closed on March 22. The Central Coast's first spring rainstorm was still slamming the Tri-Counties the morning of March 22 and 30,000 residents remained evacuated. Highway 33 southbound from Fairview Road to Lockwood Valley Road,

PACBIZTIMES.COM - 2018-03-23 00:41:09

County Lines: Two injured when car plunges off Hwy 101 near Gaviota; Fix a Leak Week continues through Sunday in Santa Maria

Two people were injured when their sedan went off the right side of southbound Highway 101 and plunged about 50 feet down an embankment at the bottom of Nojoqui Grade near Gaviota early Wednesday evening, according to emergency crews at the scene. Both occupants were able to get out of the car on th


Black Road in Santa Maria closed due to rain, runoff

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. Black Road in Santa Maria was closed from Stowell Road to Main Street this morning due to heavy rain and runoff in the area. According to a release from the city, the road was closed around 7:45 a.m. and is expected to be closed all day. And even if your

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2018-03-22 18:13:00

'Hope for the Future' fundraiser to benefit foster children in north San Luis Obispo County

CASA of SLO County's fundraiser will support advocacy for abused and neglected children Forty percent of the children in foster care in San Luis Obispo County reside in the North County. CASA of San Luis Obispo County's annual event, "Hope for the Future," raises awareness of the need for volunteer

SANTA MARIA TIMES - 2018-03-23 00:44:00

Sheriff deputies arrest 9, seeking 5 other in large drug bust

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson announced a large drug bust - valued at about $1.5 million - as well as the breakup of a methamphetamine and heroin ring in San Luis Obispo County. Parkinson said the drug ring originated in Mexico and had multiple cells operating throughout the United St


Jailhouse video shows deputies watching, laughing as inmate dies

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - Jailhouse video reveals California sheriff's deputies watching and sometimes laughing as a schizophrenic man who had been strapped naked to a chair for 46 hours writhes on the floor of his cell, loses consciousness and eventually dies. The Tribune of San Luis Obispo on Frid


Human remains located off Gibraltar Road in 2017 identified as missing Buellton man

Authorities found human remains in an old car crash wreckage near the area of Gibraltar Road and E. Camino Cielo in Santa Barbara County. (Alys Martinez / KEYT.com) SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - Authorities have identified the human remains found near a car wreckage off Gibraltar Road in Nov. 2017


Santa Maria's Downtown Fridays returning March 30

Santa Maria's popular Downtown Fridays kicks off its third year March 30 with live music from local bands, rows of food vendors, local beer and wine tastings. Weather permitting, the family-friendly event is set for every week through Sept. 28 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Town Center West parking l


County Lines: Bust of SLO County narcotics ring nets 10 arrests, almost $1M in drugs; Mother-Son Dance planned in Santa Maria

A 16-month investigation into narcotics trafficking in five counties culminated this week with the arrest of 10 people and the seizure of nearly $1 million worth of narcotics, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department. Arrest warrants have also been issued for another five people


Lompoc Man Sentenced to Prison For Role in Gang-Related Fatal Stabbing in 2015

A Lompoc man was sentenced to 16 years to life in state prison for the fatal stabbing of a rival gang member, prompting a Santa Barbara County Superior Court judge to say in court Friday that he wished he had the power to eliminate criminal street gangs. Dequan Matthews, 21, was found guilty of seco