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  1. Community Bank of Santa Maria Shows 84% Earnings Increase in First QuarterRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | Noozhawk

    Community Bank of Santa Maria saw a large increase in earnings for the first quarter of 2015, compared to the first quarter of 2014. Net income rose from $201,818 to $373,105 for an 84.9 percent increase.

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  2. Fire Damages House in Santa Maria the Day Before Code-Compliance HearingRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Noozhawk

    A candle sitting on a cardboard box is being blamed for starting a fire at a house in northwest Santa Maria on Monday afternoon, according to Fire Chief Dan Orr. Crews from the Santa Maria Fire Department responded to the home in the 1000 block of North Thornburg Street shortly after 1 p.m., Orr said.

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  3. Free Self-Defense Workshop for Adults Offered in Santa MariaRead the original story

    Monday | Noozhawk

    The Santa Maria Department of Recreation and Parks invites active adults to an introductory self-defense workshop on Wednesday, April 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Elwin Mussell Center, 510 E. Park Ave. This free class will present strategies for staying safe and for escaping potentially dangerous situations. The session is self-paced and is appropriate for people of all abilities.

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  4. Spirit of Santa Maria Award Nominations Now Being AcceptedRead the original story

    Monday | Noozhawk

    The All-America City Committee is accepting nominations for community members that have contributed a significant amount of time, effort, resources or funding toward addressing community concerns, thus improving the quality of life in Santa Maria. >> All significant civic undertakings must be positive, beneficial and for the betterment of the City of Santa Maria and its residents.

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  5. CALM Highlights Child Abuse Prevention Month with Practical Tips to Help Year-RoundRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Noozhawk

    CALM therapist Miriam Cislo took open house participants on a tour of the Santa Barbara office Friday, showing them a Parent/Child Interactive Therapy room, where therapists can view how a parent interacts with his or her child through a one-way mirror. "A lot of the work we do is helping the parent calm down," she says.

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  6. Santa Barbara County Unites for Special Olympics Track and Field CompetitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 | Noozhawk

    Dozens of Special Olympians from throughout Santa Barbara County competed in track and field events at Pioneer Valley High School in Santa Maria on Saturday. From running events to long jumps and more, athletes began competing after a traditional opening ceremony, complete with torch lighting for the Spring Regional Games.

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  7. Suspicious Powder Prompts Evacuations in Santa MariaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Noozhawk

    Some offices and buildings in Santa Maria were evacuated on Friday after an office worker opened an envelope and discovered a suspicious white powder inside. A Santa Barbara County Fire Department hazmat crew was called to the shopping center in the 1300 and 1400 blocks of South Broadway just before noon.

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  8. Santa Barbara County Funds Four New Vacation Cabins for Lake CachumaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Noozhawk

    Four new vacation rental cabins will be built at Lake Cachuma , a move necessitated by demand, according to the Santa Barbara County Parks Department . The county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved to move the $270,000 project forward, awarding the construction contract to Santa Maria-based Atlas Performance Industries Inc. Lake Cachuma - one of two county parks that allow camping - already boasts four vacation cabins averaging an 81-percent occupancy rate since the 2012-13 fiscal year, with more requests coming in all the time, according to the county.

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  9. Attorneys Make Opening Statements in Trial of Man Who Shot His Parents in OrcuttRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Noozhawk

    A man's fatal shooting of his father and wounding of his mother at an Orcutt park in 2012 is either a case of "vigilante justice" or a "heat of passion" act amid allegations the victims were covering up molestation claims, attorneys said in Brian Keith Reid's murder trial. Opening statements occurred Tuesday morning in the Santa Barbara County Superior Court jury trial in Santa Maria before Judge Rogelio Flores.

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  10. Construction Under Way on Hancock Terrace Apartments in Santa MariaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Noozhawk

    With construction well under way behind him, Michael Towbes on Tuesday heralded the start of work on the Hancock Terrace Apartments, a $50 million project with 268 rental units in downtown Santa Maria. The celebration was touted as a groundbreaking ceremony, but work was well under way at the site at 534 E. Boone St. "We thought we would have a groundbreaking, but you'll see when you get behind the fence here it's not a groundbreaking because we have already broken a lot of ground," Towbes, chairman of The Towbes Group , said at what he called a preview event.

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  11. Santa Maria Library Offers Body Safety Program for PreschoolersRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Noozhawk

    Children age 3 to 6 will have the opportunity to learn about keeping their bodies safe, as the Rape Crisis Center of Santa Maria presents a unique puppet show on Thursday, April 16 in the Altrusa Theater at the Santa Maria Public Library . Two sessions will be offered: the first in English at 3 p.m. and another in Spanish at 3:45 p.m. Crisis Center staff will be on hand to answer parents' questions following the puppet show.

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  12. Fire Destroys Home at Trailer Park in Santa MariaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Noozhawk

    A fire destroyed at least one trailer in the 1700 block of South McClelland Street in Santa Maria on Tuesday afternoon. Santa Maria firefighters were called at 3:50 p.m. to the trailer park where at least one unit was damaged by the blaze, Fire Chief Dan Orr said.

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  13. Downtown Santa Barbara Presenting 'Blues Cruise BBQ' to Benefit Holiday ParadeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Noozhawk

    The Santa Barbara Downtown Organization Inc. will present a new community event to kick off the summer season called the Blues Cruise BBQ on Saturday, May 16. The event will take place in conjunction with the State Street Nationals Car Show and will feature BBQ plate dinners, live music featuring Blues Hall of Fame band Lookin' for Trouble, and family entertainment. Festivities kick off at 5 p.m. and continue until 10 p.m. Net proceeds will serve as a fundraiser for Downtown Santa Barbara and will benefit the ever popular Downtown Holiday Parade.

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  14. Committee Selects Three Finalists for Name of Santa Maria-Bonita's Newest SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | Noozhawk

    Former farmworker brothers who grew up to have accomplished careers, a police officer who taught an anti-drug program, and a man who mentored local youths for decades are the finalists for the name of Santa Maria-Bonita School District 's newest campus. The Board of Education will review the three finalists and possibly pick a name during a meeting set to begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Souza Student Support Center, 708 S. Miller St. With 69 names submitted by the community earlier this year, the school naming committee recommended the board pick from three: Francisco Jimenez is an award-winning author of children's and young adult literature.

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  15. Vandenberg Air Force Base Small-Business Outreach Event Set for WednesdayRead the original story

    Monday Apr 13 | Noozhawk

    For the fourth straight year, the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the Vandenberg Air Force Base Small-Business Outreach Event this Wednesday, April 15. The afternoon event provides an opportunity for companies to connect with base resources, contractors, government officials and small-business experts. The program provides an opportunity for businesses to sell their services and products to the base, the government and to main contractors.

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  16. Santa Maria Police Step Up Drunken Driving Enforcement in a Number of WaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 12 | Noozhawk

    DUI arrests jump in 2014 as SMPD adds 30 officers, uses a state grant to pay for checkpoints and rolls out roving 'saturation patrols' Santa Maria police Sgt. Mark Streker leads the Traffic Bureau, which tracked an increase in drunken driving arrests in 2014, compared to the prior year.

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  17. After Mapping Out Plan to Serve Santa Maria, Throngs of Volunteers Get Down to WorkRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 11 | Noozhawk

    Among the projects aimed at sprucing up the community is a freshly painted lesson in geography on the playground at Battles School Kyra Allen, 12, puts the finishing touches on Lake Huron while volunteering at a Serve Santa Maria project at Battles Elementary School on Saturday. Allen's family and other First Christian Church members completed several projects at the campus.

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  18. Santa Maria Set to Kick Off Rodeo SeasonRead the original story

    Friday Apr 10 | Noozhawk

    The 72nd annual Santa Maria Elks Rodeo season kicks off this week with the formal introduction of the four candidates vying to be queen and the last chance for men to enter the whisker-growing contest. The Rodeo Queen Kickoff Dinner and Auction, set for Saturday, marks the official start of the season and the first public introduction of the candidates.

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  19. 4-Vehicle Santa Maria Crash Blamed on Unsafe Lane ChangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | Noozhawk

    An unsafe lane change is being blamed for causing a four-vehicle accident that sent at least one person to the hospital Friday afternoon in Santa Maria. A southbound vehicle on Broadway between Enos Drive and Battles Road attempted to change a lane shortly after 1:30 p.m., hitting another car, said Sgt.

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  20. Towbes Group Begins Construction on Hancock Terrace ApartmentsRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 9 | Noozhawk

    The Towbes Group Inc. is pleased to begin construction on the highly anticipated Hancock Terrace Apartments, the largest residential housing development ever built in Santa Maria. The $50 million project of 268 units in the center of downtown Santa Maria is designed for the diverse needs of the city center workforce and housing needs of nearby Allan Hancock College.

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