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  1. Court Official Says Jury Turnout as Expected for Ibarra Case in Santa MariaRead the original story

    Friday | Noozhawk

    The first week of jury selection for a Santa Maria trial with six defendants has ended with more than 200 people available for questioning from attorneys and another pool of potential candidates lined up for next week in the event more are needed. The week began with 2,100 potential jurors summoned for the trial of the men charged in connection with the gang-related torture-slaying of Anthony Ibarra, 28, of Santa Maria in March 2013 .

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  2. Bill Macfadyen: Animal House Takes Stage at Righetti High School, But No One's LaughingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | Noozhawk

    NoozWeek's Top 5 flips a car in a suspected DUI, sizes up a house, attends a teen's sentencing hearing in a fatal crash, and I get the last word For the time being, black and white are Righetti High School's colors, not purple and gold. There were 84,840 people who read Noozhawk this past week.

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  3. Towbes Group Now Pre-Leasing for New Siena Apartments in Santa MariaRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 20 | Noozhawk

    The Towbes Group Inc. is now pre-leasing its newest apartment community, Siena , located in Santa Maria at the convenient corner of Sonya Lane and Westgate Road. Siena will feature a gated resort-style community with 211 spacious apartments offering both one- and two-bedroom floor plans as well as community amenities such as a resort-style pool and spa, a fitness center, a luxurious clubhouse, an outdoor barbecue area, professional on-site management and a tot lot play area, and selected units will even be pet friendly.

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  4. CALM Fundraiser Takes Steps to Promote 'Healing Through Movement'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Noozhawk

    Raising awareness about child abuse through the fluency of dance was a meaningful remedy and on-point for a worthy cause at the CALM at Heart, Healing Through Movement fundraiser held Saturday at the Rincon Beach Club in Carpinteria. CALM takes an extra step each year for its annual event to devise unique and interactive fundraisers to get supporters involved in the spirit, and Healing Through Movement followed that path.

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  5. Jim Glines Retiring as CEO of Community Bank of Santa MariaRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Noozhawk

    Community Bank of Santa Maria has announced that James Glines plans to retire as chief executive officer on Dec. 31. Glines was co-founder and the original president and chief executive officer of the bank when it opened for business on March 1, 2001. He successfully led the bank from de novo status in 2000, to opening with one branch in 2001, to a three-branch operation with over $200 million in assets today.

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  6. Man, Juveniles Arrested After Armed Robbery of Santa Maria Gas StationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Noozhawk

    An adult and two juveniles, all of Santa Maria, were arrested early Wednesday after an armed robbery at the Mobil gas station at 1038 E. Main St. Sgt. Jesus Valle said officers were called to the scene about 3:12 a.m. The victim reported being robbed by two males, one with a gun and one with a knife.

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  7. CHP Begins New SBCAG-Funded Safety Patrols on Highway 166Read the original story

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Noozhawk

    The California Highway Patrol will begin new Measure A-funded safety and enforcement patrols on Highway 166 from Highway 1 in Guadalupe to Cuyama. The Santa Barbara County Association of Governments Board of Directors last month approved the Measure A funds to support these additional CHP patrols on Highway 166.

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  8. Santa Maria Adopts Watering Restrictions at State's Direction;...Read the original story

    Tuesday Nov 18 | Noozhawk

    Watering landscaped areas will be prohibited between noon and 4 p.m. under a Stage 1 plan adopted by the Santa Maria City Council on Tuesday night, as a result of the statewide drought and not a sign the area's groundwater basis is drying up. The council unanimously adopted the resolution to enact the Stage 1 measures of Santa Maria's Water Shortage Contingency Plan.

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  9. CSF Students at Santa Maria High Collecting Canned Goods for FoodbankRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 18 | Noozhawk

    Honors students of the California Scholarship Federation at Santa Maria High School soon will complete a three-week Canned Food Drive to benefit the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. Honors students of the California Scholarship Federation at Santa Maria High School will complete their three-week "Canned Food Drive" on Friday.

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  10. Gas Prices Dip Below $3 at Some Stations in Santa Barbara CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 | Noozhawk

    Gasoline prices have fallen below $3 per gallon at some Santa Barbara County pumps, and that number could continue dropping at least through December. A handful of South Coast stations are pricing regular retail gasoline at just under $3, with many others hovering just above that mark, according to GasBuddy.com data.

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  11. Sheriff: Suspicious Man Follows Righetti High StudentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 | Noozhawk

    A female student at Ernest Righetti High School in Orcutt said she was followed to the campus Friday morning, and another time in August, by a man she didn't know, prompting authorities to release a sketch of the suspect they want to question. Late Monday afternoon, the Sheriff's Department released a composite sketch in the hope that someone may recognize the man and have information that will assist detectives in this case.

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  12. Santa Maria Judge Hears Juror Hardship Pleas in Multiple Defendant TrialRead the original story

    Monday Nov 17 | Noozhawk

    Would-be jurors cited a litany of hardships ranging from health ailments, scheduled medical procedures and prepaid vacations as a Santa Barbara County Superior Court judge dealt with deferrals Monday in a Santa Maria trial with multiple defendants. Six men will stand trial for the torture-slaying of Anthony Ibarra, 28, of Santa Maria in March 2013 .

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  13. Sarah Ilenstine of Santa Maria Honored for National Family Caregiver MonthRead the original story

    Monday Nov 17 | Noozhawk

    Caregivers belong to one of the fastest-growing occupations in America. Every day they provide skilled care to the millions of Americans who require in-home support: seniors, children and adults with disabilities, and people who are injured or ill.

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  14. Chamber of Commerce-Led County Economic Development Task Force...Read the original story

    Sunday Nov 16 | Noozhawk

    Planning for a new Economic Vitality Task Force for Santa Barbara County is well under way, with finding a director and finalizing a board of chamber of commerce executives among the first priorities. Ken Oplinger , president of The Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region , is spearheading efforts as head of the agency contracted by the county to put the task force together.

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  15. 2,100 Called for Anthony Ibarra Torture-Murder Trial Jury Selection at Santa Maria FairparkRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 16 | Noozhawk

    With six defendants and a trial expected to last several months, Santa Barbara County Superior Court officials have summoned a huge pool of potential jurors to decide the fate of the men charged in the alleged gang-related torture and slaying of Anthony Ibarra last year in Santa Maria. Court officials recall that the last time such a large pool of prospective jurors was needed was in 2005 for King of Pop Michael Jackson's trial on child molestation charges.

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  16. Teen Driver Sentenced for Death of UCSB Student Struck on Bicycle East of Santa MariaRead the original story

    Friday Nov 14 | Noozhawk

    After emotional testimony from families on both sides about the tragedy's toll, the teen driver charged with killing a bicyclist east of Santa Maria last summer admitted his role Friday and learned his sentence for the death of Matthew O'Neill, a UCSB graduate student. In Santa Barbara County Juvenile Court in Santa Maria, Judge Roger Picquet sentenced Marcus Maldonado, now 17, to formal probation, suspended his driver's license for nine months, instructed him to perform 100 hours of community service and ordered him to pay $75,000 in restitution to the victim's family.

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  17. Deputies Search for Suspicious Subjects Near Santa MariaRead the original story

    Friday Nov 14 | Noozhawk

    Sheriff's deputies searched for a suspicious person in the Tanglewood area near Santa Maria Friday morning and placed the Arellanes Junior High School on lockdown as a precaution, sheriff's spokeswoman Kelly Hoover said. Early Friday morning, there was a report of two suspicious subjects with flashlights looking into vehicles, who may have been in the process of committing auto burglaries, in the area of Sherwood Drive and Satinwood Road, Hoover said.

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  18. Santa Barbara Rescue Mission Set to Serve Thanksgiving Feast to NeedyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 14 | Noozhawk

    Guests at the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission's Thanksgiving Feast will be served a dinner of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, pie and all the trimmings. The Santa Barbara Rescue Mission will hold its annual Thanksgiving Feast from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26. The Rescue Mission and a team of volunteers will be prepared to serve over 300 meals to men, women and children in need.

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  19. Judge to Review Medical Reports Before Ruling on Hatchet Killer's ReleaseRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 13 | Noozhawk

    A Santa Barbara County Superior Court judge on Thursday postponed ruling on the release of Nicholas Bendle, who used a hatchet to partially decapitate a man after a psychotic break in Santa Maria six years ago, saying he needs time to review various medical reports. On the morning of Aug. 1, 2009, Bendle, then 20, attacked Frederick Holgate, 69, with a hatchet, partially decapitating him during an early morning walk on South Miller Street, just south of Stowell Road.

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  20. Judge Says He Lacks Jurisdiction in Valley Group's Lawsuit Against ChumashRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 12 | Noozhawk

    A Santa Maria judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against members of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians , citing tribal sovereign immunity that puts the case outside his jurisdiction. Following three court hearings, Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge Timothy Staffel ruled this month to quash the civil suit filed in July by Save the Valley LLC, which was formed by a group of residents who live near the 138-acre reservation off Highway 246.

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