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  1. Survey Finds Number of Homeless Stays Stable for Santa Barbara CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Noozhawk

    Just weeks after several hundred volunteers spread out across Santa Barbara County to gather data on how many people are living without homes, the community was briefed Monday on what they found - and the work yet to be done. About 100 people gathered at the Cabrillo Arts Pavilion on Monday morning to hear about those findings from Santa Barbara's mayor, as well as a panel of housing advocates from the Central Coast Collaborative on Homelessness , or C3H, and Common Ground Santa Barbara.

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  2. Hail Reported in Monday Thunderstorms in Santa Barbara CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Noozhawk

    Some pea-sized hail fell in northern Santa Barbara County Monday, and more of the stuff could drop as thunderstorms move across the area, according to the National Weather Service . Santa Maria was getting the brunt of the stronger thunderstorms Monday afternoon, and the South Coast was expected to see its biggest rainfall around the same time, although a chance of thunderstorms would remain throughout the day, said Kathy Hoxsie, a weather specialist with the weather service office in Oxnard.

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  3. Suspects Arrested in Robbery of Man Lured to MotelRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Noozhawk

    Santa Maria police arrested two people on robbery charges Sunday evening after the victim was reportedly was solicited for sex and taken to a motel room before being robbed of his personal property. Lt. Daniel Cohen said Erin Lucas, 20, and Tevin Morris, 22, both of Fresno, were booked on charges of robbery, false imprisonment, kidnapping and intimidating a victim.

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  4. Santa Maria Man Jailed on Hit-Run, DUI ChargesRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | Noozhawk

    A 23-year-old Santa Maria man is facing hit-and-run and DUI charges after a series of crashes on Sunday night, according to the Santa Maria Police Department . Alvaro Riveira Garcia was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, non-injury hit and run, and driving without a license, said Sgt.

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  5. Prosecution Rests in Santa Maria Trial of Six Defendants Charged in Ibarra MurderRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Noozhawk

    The prosecution rested Friday afternoon in the Santa Maria trial of six men charged with the gang-related torture-slaying of Anthony Ibarra, and a judge began hearing attorneys' motions about why their defendants should be acquitted before denying a request for the alleged shot-caller. After entering approximately 500 items into evidence, Senior Deputy District Attorney Ann Bramsen officially rested her case in the afternoon, culminating the seventh week for the trial's testimony stage.

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  6. Frances Conn of Pismo Beach, Formerly of Santa Maria, 1930-2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Noozhawk

    Frances Mary Conn of Pismo Beach passed away peacefully at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. She was 84. Born in 1930 in Yonkers, N.Y., the daughter of Irving and Eleanor Conn, Frances was raised and educated in the New York metropolitan area.

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  7. Four Santa Barbara County Spelling Bee Winners Advance to State CompetitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Noozhawk

    Elementary division winners in the Santa Barbara County Spelling Bee are, from left, Camille Cheng of Montessori Center School in Santa Barbara, Wesley Lin of Kellogg School in Goleta and Srikar Mandineni of Hope School. Four local students have won the right to compete at the state level after coming out on top at the Santa Barbara County Spelling Bee, which was held Thursday at the Santa Barbara County Education Office .

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  8. Allan Hancock College Invites Students of All Ages to Take 'Campus Cruise' ToursRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Noozhawk

    Allan Hancock College has experienced a recent spike in requests for campus tours from teachers of elementary to high school students, which helps prove no one is ever too young to go to college. Hancock administrators are encouraging parents and teachers of children of all ages to register for a tour, recently branded as the "Campus Cruise."

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  9. Mayor, Manager Promote 'Santa Maria Way' for Keeping City Healthy and GrowingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Noozhawk

    A new police station will provide creative revenue streams for the City of Santa Maria , officials told a group of business leaders Wednesday while also sharing unique solutions to other problems facing the community. Mayor Alice Patino and City Manager Rick Haydon gave the "State of the City" presentation Wednesday to the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Development Forum.

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  10. Two-time Hit-and-Run Suspect Nabbed in Santa MariaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Noozhawk

    A 25-year-old man already wanted in an earlier incident was arrested on hit-and-run and other charges Tuesday night after being pursued by officers, according to the Santa Maria Police Department . Alvaro Venegas of Santa Maria was taken into custody at about 9 p.m. near the 2100 block of North Western Avenue, Sgt.

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  11. CHP Identifies Driver, Passenger in Fatal Highway 101 CrashRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Noozhawk

    Raymond A. Fear II has been identified by the the California Highway Patrol as the driver of a vehicle that rolled over Sunday night south of Orcutt, killing a female passenger and landing him under arrest. The passenger, Lindsey Marie Swallom, 32, of Santa Maria, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred on northbound Highway 101 near the top of Solomon Grade, the CHP said.

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  12. Transitions-MHA Receives Grant from Women's Fund to Help Launch New Social EnterpriseRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Noozhawk

    Grant funding will allow the new Growing Grounds Gallery & Gifts retail store to employ mental-health services consumers for the positions in retail store management and coordination, and retail sales. Grant funds will provide wages for these positions.

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  13. Police Detective's Testimony in Ibarra Murder Trial Focuses on Gang CultureRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Noozhawk

    A crime such as the alleged torture-slaying of a drug dealer would boost the reputations of gang members involved, a police detective said Monday in the seventh week of testimony for the six men charged with the death of Anthony Ibarra in 2013. Under questioning by Senior Deputy District Attorney Ann Bramsen, Detective Michael Parker from the Santa Maria Police Department identified the six men now on trial as being either gang members or associates of gang members.

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  14. CHP Releases Names of Wrong-Way Crash VictimsRead the original story

    Monday Feb 23 | Noozhawk

    The names of those killed and injured last week in a wrong-way collision on Highway 101 near Santa Maria were released Monday by the California Highway Patrol. William Dixon Jr., 57, of Hastings, Nebraska, was driving a Chevy Silverado pickup with a camper northbound in the southbound lanes shortly before 1 p.m. Friday when he collided head-on with a Ford Aspire driven by William Cole, 71, of Nipomo, the CHP said.

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  15. Bail Set at $1.6 Million for Day-Care Provider Accused of AbuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | Noozhawk

    A Santa Maria judge on Friday set bail at $1.6 million for a Santa Maria day-care provider charged with child torture and endangerment . Georgina Imelda Ruiz, 50, who operated Gina's Daycare on Bungalow Drive in Santa Maria, entered a not-guilty plea during her arraignment Friday morning in Santa Barbara County Superior Court.

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  16. Teen Driver in Fatal Crash Returns to Juvenile CourtRead the original story

    Friday Feb 20 | Noozhawk

    Armed with many letters of support on Friday, the attorney representing a teenager charged in connection with a fatal traffic accident on East Donovan Road last month asked that Probation Department staff prepare a "suitability report." Billy Redell represents a Pioneer Valley High School student charged in Santa Maria Juvenile Cour t with vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident.

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  17. One Dead, 2 Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on Highway 101 Near Santa MariaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | Noozhawk

    Southbound Highway 101 was shut down Friday afternoon just north of Santa Maria as a result of a fatal head-on collision that involved a wrong-way driver, according to the California Highway Patrol. At least one of the vehicles burst into flames, said Battalion Chief Mike Barneich of the Santa Maria Fire Department .

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  18. Attorneys Make Opening Statements in Trial for Crash That Killed Santa Ynez Valley TeacherRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | Noozhawk

    Benjamin Bettencourt sits next to his defense attorney, Darryl Genis, in court on Thursday. Bettencourt is on trial for drunken driving in connection with the 2012 crash that led to the death of Jennifer Clark, a popular Santa Ynez Valley teacher and coach.

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  19. Colonel Gives Business Leaders Look at the Future with 'State of Vandenberg' AddressRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Noozhawk

    Keith Balts talks 'exciting new technology' and planned launches at a joint luncheon of the Santa Maria and Lompoc chambers of commerce Col. Keith Balts, 30th Space Wing commander, speaks Wednesday afternoon during the annual joint luncheon of the Santa Maria and Lompoc chambers of commerce to give the State of Vandenberg presentation.

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  20. Former KSBY-TV News Anchor Rick Martel DiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Noozhawk

    Rick Martel, a longtime Central Coast news anchor and variety show host known for his silver mane and baritone voice, has died. Martel worked as a news anchor at San Luis Obispo-based KSBY TV for more than a decade before leaving in 1995.

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