Sunday Jun 16
Police Seek Suspect in Santa Maria Stabbing
Investigators were searching for a man suspected in a stabbing that sent a Santa Maria man to the hospital Sunday, according to Santa Maria police .
Sunday Jun 16
California's groundwater management is like Texas:It's the wild West
California is one of only two states in the nation that have not comprehensively regulated their groundwater.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
New Righetti High Grad Christa Weston Earns Honors in Congressional Art Competition
The image of a boarded-up Santa Barbara County diner has made it to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, thanks to Christa Weston, a 2013 graduate of Ernest Righetti High School in Santa Maria.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Man Accused of Threatening CHP Officer May Face Trial
A 19-year-old Santa Maria man is most likely heading to trial to face charges for threatening a California Highway Patrol officer near Los Alamos at the end of a pursuit last July.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
BizHawk: Second Walmart Neighborhood Market Opens in Santa Maria
Share your business news, including employee announcements and personnel moves, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .] The store, which created about 80 new jobs, is approximately one-quarter the size of a Walmart Supercenter and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Atascadero angler catches a huge ling
The largest lingcod caught by a sports fisherman off the Central Coast in a number of years was bagged early Sunday afternoon by an Atascadero angler.
Two Injured in Highway 101 Wreck Near Santa Maria
Two people were injured Thursday afternoon in a collision on Highway 101 near Santa Maria, according to the California Highway Patrol .
Allan Hancock College Offers Introductory Spanish Class for Kids
Kids can get a "taste of Spanish" in a new, introductory Spanish language course offered through Allan Hancock College Community Education's College for Kids.
Superior Court Executive Gary Blair Retires
Santa Barbara County Superior Court Presiding Judge, Arthur A. Garcia, announced the pending retirement of Gary M. Blair, Court Executive Officer, after 37 years of dedicated public service.
New Times SLO
Nipomo pipeline survives injunction attempt
A $26 million project to connect the Nipomo Mesa to an outside water supply withstood a recent legal challenge by a citizens group.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Santa Barbara County Jail Officials Report Inmate Death
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department reported an inmate died last week, apparently from natural causes, but stated that it will release an official cause of death once the investigation is complete.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Sex Trial of Former St. Joseph Student Goes to Jury
A jury in Santa Maria has begun deliberating the fate of a 19-year-old former St. Joseph High School student accused of having unlawful sex with a fellow student.
Tribes Take to the Vine: Native American vineyards are a growing business
When the first wine grapes were planted in California by Spanish missionaries in the late 1700s, the Chumash people's economic empire extended from the Malibu shores through Santa Barbara to the Paso Robles plains.
Gang member gets 158 years in prison for killing teen in Oceano drive-by
After Armando Yepez’s request for a new trial was denied Monday, the 22-year old man — who was convicted of killing an Arroyo Grande teen — will spend the rest of his life in state prison.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Homegrown Superintendent Phil Alvarado Leads School District Through Change
The greatest compliment Santa Maria-Bonita School District Superintendent Phil Alvarado can receive is reassurance that he hasn't really changed over the years.
Girl Scout Troop Donates Cookies to Santa Barbara Rescue Mission
The Santa Barbara Rescue Mission received Girl Scout Troop No. 50786 at its Santa Barbara facility last Thursday, where the girls donated cookies to the organization.
Allan Hancock College Community Ed Offering Summer Science Classes for Kids
Allan Hancock College Community Education will offer science classes for kids this summer at its Santa Maria campus and at Vandenberg Air Force Base.
Scanner Reports 6-10-13
Monday-Monday June the 10th Already. What's been going thru my head all week is whether or not the 14 Year old boy involved in the gang torture murder in Santa Maria can ever be a nonviolent productive member of society? A commenter asked the question on Edhat last week and it's been stuck in my head since then.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
Power House Fire Marks Neptune Aviations Three Years Of New Generation Tanker Operations
Neptune Aviation Services has marked three years of successful operations of its emerging fleet of BAe 146 new generation, large airtankers, as one of its reconfigured, one-time regional jet airliners works the Power House fire in Southern California.
Thu Jun 06, 2013
Lompoc Gang Members Get Life in Prison for 2010 Slaying
A Santa Maria judge on Thursday sentenced three Lompoc gang members to life in prison for their involvement in a January 2010 slaying.