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  1. Flooded Fire Station Forces Crew in Santa Maria to Evacuate During RepairsRead the original story w/Photo

    41 min ago | Noozhawk

    A quick stop at Santa Maria Fire Station No. 1 between a flurry of rain-related calls on Dec. 11 turned up an emergency a little too close to home for firefighters.

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  2. Santa Maria Police Department Undergoes 'Complete Overhaul' in Complying with Recommended ReformsRead the original story

    Yesterday | Noozhawk

    Seven months later, the Santa Maria Police Department has implemented most of the independent auditors' 57 recommendations for reforming the agency, including revised protocols for officer-involved shootings, citizens' complaints and timely training. Chief Ralph Martin updated the Santa Maria City Council on Tuesday night about the progress of the agency's reforms that arose out of the botched handling of an investigation and fatal shooting of Officer Albert Covarrubias Jr. by a colleague in 2012 along with other incidents.

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  3. Longtime Police Officer Chris Nartatez Reflects on North County CareerRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Noozhawk

    Chris Nartatez entered law enforcement because he found it exciting, but remained after discovering the job gave him a chance to help people. This week will be the Santa Maria Police Department sergeant's final stretch on the job after working in law enforcement since 1977.

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  4. Etta Waterfield Joins Santa Maria Council as Jack Boysen Begins Second TermRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Noozhawk

    With a standing-room-only crowd watching, Etta Waterfield's perseverance paid off as she was sworn in as a member of the Santa Maria City Council on Tuesday night, when Jack Boysen also kicked off his second term. Waterfield was the top vote-getter in the Nov. 4 election, with incumbent Boysen taking second place in the race for two terms.

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  5. Los Padres' Goleta Office Closed After FloodingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Noozhawk

    Madsen, who is the public information officer for the Los Padres National Forest , arrived at his Hollister Avenue office around 7:15 a.m. last Friday to find that the previous night's storms had flooded much of the office. The storm dropped 2 inches of water in an hour in some places in the county, and flooding became a problem at the office building, which is located at 6755 Hollister Ave., Suite 150, east of Kmart and owned by Flir.

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  6. Santa Maria Police Department Adds 10 New OfficersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Noozhawk

    Nicholas Giese has joined the family business, following in the footsteps of his parents, sister and grandfather to pin on the law enforcement badge. The newcomer follows his mom, Maria, who retired from the agency in 2008 as a detective.

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  7. Police Investigating Baby-Snatching Incidents in Santa MariaRead the original story

    Monday Dec 15 | Noozhawk

    Two babies were snatched from their mothers by a pair suspects who demanded immediate payment for the infants' return in a separate incidents months apart in Santa Maria, police said Monday. "At this time, it is unconfirmed whether these two incidents are related, and they are still under investigation," Detective Mike Huffman said.

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  8. Fire Causes $675,000 in Damage to Mission Linen Supply Building in Santa MariaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | Noozhawk

    A fierce fire caused an estimated $675,000 in damage to a commercial structure in Santa Maria late Saturday, according to the Santa Maria Fire Department . The blaze at Mission Linen Supply Inc. at 602 S. Western Ave. was reported about 11:15 p.m., fire Battalion Chief Ed Hadfield said.

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  9. Fire Causes $675,000 Damage to Santa Maria BuildingRead the original story

    Sunday Dec 14 | Noozhawk

    Fire caused an estimated $675,000 damage to a commercial structure in Santa Maria late Saturday night, according to the Santa Maria Fire Department . The blaze at the Mission Linen Supply Inc. building at 602 S. Western Ave. was reported at about 11:15 p.m., said fire Battalion Chief Ed Hadfield.

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  10. Storm May Have Set Stage for Refilling Local ReservoirsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Noozhawk

    It was a significant weather system, for sure, sucking in sub-tropical "Pineapple Express" moist air from the Pacific that led to some impressive rainfall. But as it turned out, the storm was not that different from many that douse the Central Coast during a normal rainy season.

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  11. Allan Hancock College President to Teach Political Science Course for Spring SemesterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Noozhawk

    Students at Allan Hancock College will have a unique opportunity in the upcoming spring semester. They can take a class taught by Hancock Superintendent/President Kevin Walthers, Ph.D. "I'm excited.

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  12. Gusty Winds Lead the Way as Storm Approaches Santa BarbaraRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | Noozhawk

    Gusty winds whipped through Santa Barbara County Thursday night, knocking down tree branches and causing sporadic power outages in advance of a major weather front expected to douse the region with heavy rainfall overnight. By 8:30 p.m., the Santa Barbara Airport had recorded maximum wind speeds of 33 mph, while readings of 59 mph were reported at La Cumbre Peak in the mountains above Santa Barbara, 55 mph at the Santa Ynez Airport, and 44 mph in Santa Maria, according to the National Weather Service .

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  13. Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department Welcomes Six New DeputiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Noozhawk

    The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department's six new deputies were honored at a ceremony Thursday for graduates of the Allan Hancock College Basic Law Enforcement Academy, Class No. 107. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department is pleased to officially welcome six new sheriff's deputies to its team.

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  14. County Animal Shelters Offering Discounted Adoption Fees During Holiday CampaignRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | Noozhawk

    Animals in Santa Barbara County shelters announce the launch of their 2014 "All I Want for the Holidays Is a Home of My Own" campaign. The animals appeal to both the general public and directly to Santa Claus to find them homes in December so they do not have to spend another lonely Christmas.

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  15. City of Santa Maria to Show 'The Polar Express' at Youth CenterRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | Noozhawk

    Make it a family holiday movie night at the Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center, 600 S. McClelland St. in Santa Maria, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. Actor Tom Hanks lends his voice to several characters in The Polar Express , which tells the story about a boy who begins to doubt Santa's existence. On Christmas Eve, the boy finds himself on the adventure of a lifetime as he boards the Polar Express.

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  16. Santa Barbara County 4-H Clubs Spread Holiday Cheer at Home and AbroadRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Noozhawk

    The Bonita 4-H Club held a canned food drive at its November meeting. Members donated more than 75 pounds of food to the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County.

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  17. Vietnam Veterans Get Their Due with Names Added to Freedom Monument in Santa MariaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Noozhawk

    A plaque recognizing a third soldier, Kenneth Alvarez, who was killed last year in Afghanistan, is rededicated in its new home Bob Hatch, chairman of the Military Affairs Committee for the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and highly decorated Vietnam War veteran, talks after undercovering one of two new plaques added to the Freedom Monument Veterans Memorial in Santa Maria on Tuesday. At right is Mayor Alice Patino.

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  18. Names of Two Vietnam Veterans Added to Freedom Monument in Santa MariaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | Noozhawk

    The names of two Vietnam War veterans with ties to Santa Maria will be added to the Freedom Monument Veterans Memorial during a ceremony Tuesday. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at the Freedom Monument, which sits in front of the Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center , 600 S. McClelland St. In case of rain, the ceremony will be held inside the youth center.

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  19. State Democratic Party Vice Chair to Speak at Dinner Hosted by Democratic Club of Santa Maria ValleyRead the original story

    Monday Dec 8 | Noozhawk

    California Democratic Party Vice Chair Eric Bauman will be the featured speaker at the upcoming holiday dinner hosted by the Democratic Club of Santa Maria Valley . Bauman is also chairman of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, the largest local Democratic Party organization in the nation.

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  20. Tree Lighting, Trolley Debut Help Santa Maria Usher in HolidaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | Noozhawk

    With technology tossing in a little drama and Mother Nature postponing the rain, the Santa Maria Christmas tree lighting ceremony attracted community leaders and others to the corner of Broadway and Cook Street on Friday night. Annika Juul-Borre, 8, flipped the switch to light up the tree - on the third countdown after elves fixed the glitch.

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