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Los Olivos vegetation fire knocked down overnight External link to Los Olivos vegetation fire knocked down overnight

A 10-acre vegetation fire that broke out Sunday night in Los Olivos was contained by roughly 10 p.m. by firefighters from multiple agencies. ...more

2017/12/11 12:08

Wildfire smoke forces closure of schools in Lompoc, Santa Maria, Orcutt, Guadalupe, Santa Ynez Valley External link to Wildfire smoke forces closure of schools in Lompoc, Santa Maria, Orcutt, Guadalupe, Santa Ynez Valley

Schools in northern Santa Barbara County will be closed Monday due to unhealthy air quality resulting from the Thomas fire, which now has burned more than 200,00 acres and is threatening communities in the southern part of the county. ...more

2017/12/10 19:30

Unhealthy air quality projected through Monday for Santa Barbara, SLO counties External link to Unhealthy air quality projected through Monday for Santa Barbara, SLO counties

Northern Santa Barbara and southern San Luis Obipo counties were shrouded in a thick smoke plume from the Thomas fire Sunday, as it continued to burn to the south near Santa Barbara and Ojai. ...more

2017/12/10 16:00

Saturday's Lottery numbers External link to Saturday's Lottery numbers

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2017/12/9 22:51

John Lindsey: Fires rage as rain lacking External link to John Lindsey: Fires rage as rain lacking

Like the Great Wall of China, a ridge of high pressure has developed over the West Coast of the United States and has blocked the storm track from the delivery of precious rain this month. In fact, not only has… ...more

2017/12/9 20:00

Red Flag Warning issued for Santa Barbara County mountains External link to Red Flag Warning issued for Santa Barbara County mountains

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for high winds and low relative humidity for the mountains of Santa Barbara County through 9 a.m. Sunday. ...more

2017/12/9 20:00

Tyler Stuart, who aims to aid underserved, is eighth nominee for Valley of Flowers Peace Prize External link to Tyler Stuart, who aims to aid underserved, is eighth nominee for Valley of Flowers Peace Prize

The eighth nominee for this year’s Valley of the Flowers Peace Prize is Tyler Stuart, a Lompoc-based paralegal who specializes in document preparation for an array of legal situations as well as income tax preparation. ...more

2017/12/9 18:00

Your Weekly Weather Report External link to Your Weekly Weather Report

A strong high pressure ridge will remain nearly stationary and combined with a stagnant air mass will result in cold mornings, mild to warm afternoons and chances for patchy morning fog in the inland valleys for most of the upcoming… ...more

2017/12/9 17:40

Friday's Lottery numbers External link to Friday's Lottery numbers

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2017/12/8 23:03

Crews continue to battle Thomas fire: 148,000 acres charred, 15-percent containment, some evacuation statuses lifted External link to Crews continue to battle Thomas fire: 148,000 acres charred, 15-percent containment, some evacuation statuses lifted

Resources continue to pour in to fight the Thomas fire that has burned 148,000 acres, destroyed 401 structures and been pushed nearly to the Santa Barbara County line by gusting Santa Ana winds over the past several days. ...more

2017/12/8 21:12

Lompoc youth dancers to make repeat performance in Disneyland parade External link to Lompoc youth dancers to make repeat performance in Disneyland parade

For the second straight year, a group of dancers from the Lompoc-based Garcia Dance Studio are set to perform in the Christmastime parade at Disneyland. ...more

2017/12/8 21:00

Ready to work: As blazes burn around state, Hancock fire academy cadets celebrate graduation External link to Ready to work: As blazes burn around state, Hancock fire academy cadets celebrate graduation

Hancock College’s latest class of fire academy cadets gathered at the school’s Lompoc campus Friday morning for a graduation ceremony amid a dense layer of smoke that had settled in and around the Lompoc Valley. ...more

2017/12/8 19:45

Lompoc's Comprehensive Care Center awarded 5-star rating External link to Lompoc's Comprehensive Care Center awarded 5-star rating

Lompoc Valley Medical Center's Comprehensive Care Center was awarded a 5-Star quality rating this month from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. ...more

2017/12/8 19:30

Official: Russia offers to help fight wildfires by stationing aircraft in Santa Maria External link to Official: Russia offers to help fight wildfires by stationing aircraft in Santa Maria

As wildfires sweep across the state of California, Russian Federation officials have offered their aid in the form of amphibious, firefighting airplanes called Be-200s, which could be mobilized in 72 hours, according to a Santa Maria airport official. ...more

2017/12/8 19:30

Lompoc offering Santa Claus home visits External link to Lompoc offering Santa Claus home visits

Lompoc residents can have Santa Claus visit their homes next weekend thanks to a program offered by the Lompoc Recreation Division. ...more

2017/12/8 19:00

Amtrak service canceled in Santa Barbara County due to Thomas fire External link to Amtrak service canceled in Santa Barbara County due to Thomas fire

Amtrak has canceled train service on Pacific Surfliner trains traveling north of Los Angeles, citing safety concerns due to several wildfires burning throughout Southern California. ...more

2017/12/8 15:45

Supervisors to appoint two members of Employees Retirement System board External link to Supervisors to appoint two members of Employees Retirement System board

An ad hoc subcommittee will review the applicants — including one from Santa Maria and one from Solvang — for appointed positions on the Santa Barbara County Employees Retirement System Board of Trustees and recommend two for the Board of… ...more

2017/12/8 14:30

Fifteen-acre brush fire near Alisos Canyon Road contained overnight External link to Fifteen-acre brush fire near Alisos Canyon Road contained overnight

A 15-acre brush fire that broke out early Friday morning in the area of Thursday's Woodchopper fire was contained within an hour overnight by firefighters from multiple agencies. ...more

2017/12/8 12:45

Update: New mandatory, voluntary evacuation orders issued for Thomas fire External link to Update: New mandatory, voluntary evacuation orders issued for Thomas fire

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has issued new mandatory and voluntary evacuations orders for parts of the city of Carpinteria, Summerland and adjacent unincorporated areas of the county, effective as of 8 p.m. Thursday. ...more

2017/12/8 2:08

Thursday's Lottery numbers External link to Thursday's Lottery numbers

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2017/12/7 22:46

Hancock trustees to decide future of embattled campus police department External link to Hancock trustees to decide future of embattled campus police department

The Hancock College board of trustees will decide the future of campus law enforcement officers Tuesday, as they vote to keep or shutter the embattled campus police department. ...more

2017/12/7 21:30

Police searching for escaped prisoner from U.S. Penitentiary in Lompoc External link to Police searching for escaped prisoner from U.S. Penitentiary in Lompoc

The Lompoc Police Department is on the lookout for a prisoner who escaped from the U.S. Penitentiary in Lompoc on Thursday. ...more

2017/12/7 21:28

Santa Barbara County libraries will get additional funds to maintain hours, services External link to Santa Barbara County libraries will get additional funds to maintain hours, services

Libraries throughout the county will soon receive money promised by the Board of Supervisors in budget hearings and included in the 2017-18 fiscal year budget, but board members are divided over the method used to allocate library funds. ...more

2017/12/7 20:45

Thomas fire grows to 115,000 acres, at just 5 percent containment; more than 400 structures destroyed External link to Thomas fire grows to 115,000 acres, at just 5 percent containment; more than 400 structures destroyed

The Thomas fire in Ventura County had grown to 115,000 acres and was at just 5 percent containment, officials announced Thursday evening as the blaze entered its fourth night of destruction. ...more

2017/12/7 20:45

Santa Maria area heroes honored during veterans ceremony on Pearl Harbor Day External link to Santa Maria area heroes honored during veterans ceremony on Pearl Harbor Day

Pfc. Richard Landers’ family will always remember May 2, 1968, as the day he was killed in action during the Vietnam War. ...more

2017/12/7 19:25

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