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  1. With Santa Maria Elks Rodeo on Horizon, Judges Whittle Down Winning...Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Noozhawk

    Judges move in for closer looks at contestants vying to win the reddest facial hair title at the annual Beard-A-Reno competition, one of many events leading up to the Santa Maria Elks Rodeo from May 28-31. With whiskers on full display, the best beards and most marvelous mustaches were plucked from a field of contestants Saturday night in Santa Maria.

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  2. Santa Maria Woman Jailed on DUI, Hit-and-Run ChargesRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Noozhawk

    A 21-year-old woman is facing felony hit-and-run and DUI charges after allegedly being involved in two vehicle accidents in Santa Maria on Saturday. Tarcelia Perez of Santa Maria was taken into custody shortly before noon, according to Lt.

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  3. Five Men Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole for Torture-Murder of Anthony IbarraRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Noozhawk

    Judge rules on numerous motions during the hearing, during which family members of Ibarra speak out about 'the nightmare that will never end' With pictures of murder victim Anthony Ibarra on the screen behind him, Ramon Maldonado listens as the victim's family speaks about the crime's impact Friday afternoon in Santa Barbara County Superior Court. After denying numerous motions for a new trial, a Santa Maria judge on Friday afternoon sentenced five men to life in state prison without the possibility of parole for their roles in the killing of Anthony Ibarra two years ago.

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  4. Allan Hancock College Superintendent Wishes Graduates Well in Their 'New Adventures'Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Noozhawk

    Hundreds of students graduated from Allan Hancock College on Friday afternoon as the 94th annual commencement ceremony was held on the Santa Maria campus. Members of the Allan Hancock College class of 2015 begin their processional for Friday's graduation ceremony.

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  5. Airports, Law Enforcement Gear Up with Travel Over Memorial Day...Read the original story

    Friday | Noozhawk

    More people will travel this Memorial Day weekend than last year - more than any year in the past decade, in fact - and local airports and law enforcement agencies are preparing to deal with them. The vast majority of those journeying between Thursday and Monday were expected to drive to their destinations, according to a Triple A travel report , which projects 37.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from their homes over the holiday weekend.

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  6. Former Fugitive Sentenced to 41 Years in State Prison for Molestation of Five GirlsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Noozhawk

    A Santa Maria man called a child predator, a monster and a coward by his victims and their families was sentenced Thursday to 41 years in state prison for molesting five girls. Clive Badi Decomarmond, 42, of Santa Maria heard his sentence in Santa Barbara County Superior Court following more than 90 minutes of statements from some of his victims, their mothers and a sister.

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  7. Allan Hancock College Bids Farewell to Nine Retirees, Names Counseling the Department of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Noozhawk

    To say a lot has changed since David Senior started as a part-time fire academy instructor at Allan Hancock College in 1977 would be an understatement. The college's interim associate dean of public safety spent his first 36 years with the academy when it was located on South Campus.

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  8. Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Maria Valley Now Accepting Summer MembershipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Noozhawk

    Every child deserves a great future. For every hour a child spends in school, they spend two hours out of school.

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  9. After Hearing from Community, Santa Maria Council Backs Ban on...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Noozhawk

    Parents of students involved in an incident at El Camino Junior High School are among speakers pushing for officials to adopt the ordinance A mother of a junior high school student who smoked a synthetic drug talks about the effects on her familiy in urging the Santa Maria City Council on Tuesday night to ban the intoxicating substances. In her three decades as an educator, a Santa Maria assistant principal has seen youths under the influence of assorted substances, but experienced a first earlier this month after several students showed up under the influence of a synthetic drug.

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  10. Man Found Shot to Death in Santa Maria; Police Ask for Public's HelpRead the original story

    Sunday May 17 | Noozhawk

    Santa Maria police are investigating an apparent homicide after a man was found dead of apparent gunshot wounds Saturday night. Sgt. Daniel Rios said officers arrived in the 400 block of West Williams Street at 8:22 p.m., responding to reports of gunshots fired.

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  11. Ban on 'Spice' and Other Synthetic Drugs Under Consideration in Santa MariaRead the original story

    Saturday May 16 | Noozhawk

    More than week after Santa Maria junior high school students showed up on campus under the influence of a legal synthetic drug , the City Council is set to consider banning such substances. The council will consider the first reading of an ordinance to ban "spice" and other intoxicating synthetic drugs during a meeting that is to begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers at City Hall, 110 E. Cook St. "There is reason to believe that adopting the proposed ordinance will significantly reduce the problems associated with the use of synthetic drugs," Assistant City Attorney Phil Sinco wrote in a staff report.

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  12. State Prison Inmate Accused of Orchestrating Murder of Santa Maria ManRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 | Noozhawk

    A homicide charge is being sought against a state prison inmate accused of orchestrating the murder of a Santa Maria man found dead west of Guadalupe last summer. The announcement from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department came hours after a Santa Maria judge ruled enough evidence existed for three other defendants to be tried in connection with the death of Javier Alcantar Limon , 37, of Santa Maria.

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  13. Santa Maria Police Arrest Third Juvenile as Suspect in March Spree of Armed RobberiesRead the original story

    Friday May 15 | Noozhawk

    Armed robberies were reported in Santa Maria, Arroyo Grande and San Luis Obispo on March 14 and the suspects and weapon - a possible shotgun or rifle - were described similarly in all three incidents, police Sgt. Paul Van Meel said.

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  14. Storm Brings Scattered Showers to Santa Barbara CountyRead the original story

    Friday May 15 | Noozhawk

    Santa Barbara County got some rain Thursday and could see scattered thunderstorms and showers through Friday, according to the National Weather Service . The South Coast had about a quarter-inch of rain from the winter storm blowing through town Thursday and up to a third of an inch in some areas.

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  15. Judge Approves Jail Release of Elderly Woman Charged with Killing Daughter Who Had ALSRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | Noozhawk

    An 89-year-old woman charged with first-degree murder in the 2013 death of her Solvang daughter who had ALS will be released from the Santa Barbara County Jail on her own recognizance while her case makes its way through the criminal-justice system. During a Tuesday morning hearing, Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge Gustavo Lavayen agreed to release the elderly defendant, Marjorie Good, after a request from defense attorney David Bixby, who said his client would stay with a family friend.

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  16. County Supervisors Plan to Renovate Office Spaces in Isla Vista Neighborhood Clinic BuildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | Noozhawk

    Santa Barbara County officials are set to approve a renovations budget for the Isla Vista Neighborhood Clinic building, which will soon house three additional tenants. Nearly a year after the county assumed ownership of the buildings, the County Board of Supervisors is expected to approve $335,000 in improvements to the two-story clinic building at 970 Embarcadero del Mar at Tuesday's meeting in Santa Maria.

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  17. Entry Deadline Extended for Santa Maria Elks Rodeo ParadeRead the original story

    Monday May 11 | Noozhawk

    Presenting sponsor Santa Maria Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram invites all community members and organizations to be part of the fun and enter to participate in the 72nd annual Elks Rodeo Parade. This year's theme is "Reaching for New Heights-Shooting for the Sky."

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  18. Man Takes Plea Deal in Shooting of Parents in OrcuttRead the original story

    Friday May 8 | Noozhawk

    Brian Keith Reid will spend more than 24 years in prison after pleading guilty Friday to shooting his parents on Labor Day 2012 in Orcutt, killing his father and critically wounding his mother. In a deal with prosecutors that was completed while a Superior Court jury in Santa Maria deliberated his fate, Reid pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and attempted murder with special allegations.

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  19. Judge Speaks from the Heart at National Day of Prayer Event in Santa MariaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | Noozhawk

    With a heavy workload four years ago, Judge Rogelio Flores said he had decided not to oversee the new Veterans Treatment Court, but changed his mind while on an airplane where he and other passengers became increasingly irked at delays. A sight outside the plane changed his mind and his attitude - crews were loading a casket carrying a soldier's body.

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  20. 2 Women Charged With Killing Solvang ALS PatientRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | Noozhawk

    Two women have been indicted on first-degree murder charges stemming from the 2013 death of a Solvang woman who suffered from ALS . The indictments against Marjorie Good, 89, and Wanda Nelson were returned on May 1 by a criminal grand jury, according to a statement released Thursday afternoon by the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office .

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