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Man Shot Outside Santa Maria Discount Store
A 42-year-old Santa Maria man was hospitalized Saturday afternoon after being shot outside a local store, according to Santa Maria police .
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Suspect Pleads Not Guilty to Arson, Attempted Murder
Amos Lee Andrews, 57, of Santa Maria has been charged with attempted murder, arson of an inhabited structure with use of accelerant, residential burglary and two additional counts of arson for setting fire in two separate dumpsters in a nearby area, Deputy District Attorney Brandon Jebens said.
Get FUNctional toys for the Holidays at Prince Lionheart
He celebrated his first Father's Day with daughter Everly on Sunday, and the same day Channing Tatum happily debuted his baby girl.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Second Defendant Pleads Out in Ibarra Gang Homicide
Pedro Torres Jr., 54, of Santa Maria appeared in court Wednesday, where he pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact to murder, and admitted to a gang enhancement, according to Senior Deputy District Attorney Ann Bramsen.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Man Seriously Hurt Working on Water Well
Emergency crews responded Wednesday to a report of a man who had suffered a severe leg injury while working on a water well near Santa Maria, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department .
Traffic, Parking Information for Christmas Parade of Lights in Santa Maria
The Christmas Parade of Lights on Saturday in Santa Maria will begin at 5:20 p.m. and the route will be on Broadway, from Stowell Road to Town Center East.
Salvation Army bell ringers prohibited from some local stores
Simone Viola volunteers to ring the bell for Salvation Army donations outside the Farrell Smyth office in the Village of Arroyo Grande.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
County Supervisors Approve Funding to Expand Hours of Santa Maria Jail
Santa Maria Mayor Alice Patino was one of several mayors and other officials who addressed the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to request that the Santa Maria Branch Jail resume full-time hours to cut back on how often officers have to transport arrestees to Santa Barbara.
Katherine Jackson seeks new trial against concert promoter AEG Live...
Katherine Jackson is seeking a new trial after losing her $40 billion wrongful death lawsuit against concert promoter AEG Live over the death of her pop superstar son Michael.
Santa Barbara Independent
Pollution Rules Watered Down?
A coalition of statewide environmental organizations - including Santa Barbara's Channelkeeper - sued the California Water Resources Control Board, charging that the new conditions imposed on contaminated agricultural runoff do not go far enough in protecting surface streams and underground water supplies from further pollution.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Central Coast News Mission
There Goes December
Instead of St. Nick, this December is beginning to feel like one big White Rabbit -- I'm late, I'm late .
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Oil Refinery Terminal Would Open Up California To North Dakota Crude Trains
For years, California has gotten much of its crude oil via pipeline from its own oil patches, or via tankers from Alaska or abroad.
Pacific Business Times
Editorial: Lawsuits could derail Paso water fix
Depending on whether and how the county government elects to fight back against the suits, the legal actions could lead to what's known as adjudication, in which courts oversee how water rights are allocated in the basin.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Fleeing Suspect Crashes Into Home, Injuring 5-Year-Old Girl
Two men are facing charges after a vehicle chase Wednesday night ended with the driver losing control and crashing into a Santa Maria home, injuring a 5-year-old girl.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Randy Weiss: Community Mentor Meredith Scott Teaches Lessons of a Lifetime
And more than anyone in this jammed-packed beachside reception - a "Who's Who" staging of local stars, business icons, civic titans, foundation giants, philanthropic legends, volunteer-extraordinaires and other big-hearted folk - it was she who, 20 years earlier, began a textbook lesson on community, forever remembered.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
City of Santa Maria Offering Winter Day Camp During School Vacation
The City of Santa Maria Recreation & Parks Department will offer four exciting weeks of Winter Day Camp for children ages 6 to 12 who are out of school during December and January.
Lawsuits filed against emergency ordinance on Paso Robles basin
Two lawsuits were filed in San Luis Obispo County Superior Court late Monday challenging a county emergency ordinance that limits pumping from the Paso Robles groundwater basin.
The Daily Nexus
Sansum Clinic Now Covered by UC Care Thanks to Protests
After months of protest from UCSB employees, UC Care for has moved Sansum Clinic - a medical foundation with facilities throughout Santa Barbara - into the UC Select tier of university employee health care.
SA Recycling Opens New Facility
SA Recycling has recently opened a new scrap recycling facility in Santa Maria, Calif.