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Santa Maria-Santa Barbara ranked as Happiest City External link to Santa Maria-Santa Barbara ranked as Happiest City

National Geographic has ranked the Santa Maria-Santa Barbara region as one of the happiest cities in the United States. ...more

2017/10/19 16:08

Pioneer Valley students duck and cover during statewide earthquake drill External link to Pioneer Valley students duck and cover during statewide earthquake drill

At 10:19 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, Pioneer Valley High School sophomores Dora Gurrola and Alyah Sena ducked under the desk they share in Arnold Feher's English class. ...more

2017/10/19 16:00

PG&E plans hiring fair for temporary jobs at Diablo Canyon External link to PG&E plans hiring fair for temporary jobs at Diablo Canyon

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is inviting job seekers to an information fair Thursday, Oct. 26, to find out details regarding temporary job opportunities to support upcoming maintenance outage work at Diablo Canyon Power Plant. ...more

2017/10/19 15:48

Truck crashes into pole, knocks out power in parts of Lompoc External link to Truck crashes into pole, knocks out power in parts of Lompoc

Electricity has been restored to nearly all residents following a power outage Thursday morning that affected residential and commercial customers in parts of Lompoc, according to a city spokeswoman. ...more

2017/10/19 15:00

County Lines: City accepting firefighter applicants; shelter to host Zombie Glow Run External link to County Lines: City accepting firefighter applicants; shelter to host Zombie Glow Run

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2017/10/19 9:00

Hartmann to hold local office hours in Guadalupe External link to Hartmann to hold local office hours in Guadalupe

Third District Supervisor Joan Hartmann will meet with constituents when she holds local office hours Wednesday, Oct. 25, in Guadalupe. ...more

2017/10/19 5:53

Wednesday's Lottery numbers External link to Wednesday's Lottery numbers

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2017/10/18 23:38

Hancock College's third annual Frightmare Forest returns Friday night External link to Hancock College's third annual Frightmare Forest returns Friday night

With daylight fading and Halloween fast approaching, the Hancock College men's basketball program is preparing to unveil spooks and scares on unsuspecting Santa Maria residents with its third annual Frightmare Forest. ...more

2017/10/18 22:00

DACA Advocacy Week provides Hancock students with support, resources External link to DACA Advocacy Week provides Hancock students with support, resources

Hancock College students, faculty and community members packed the Student Center conference room Wednesday for an educational panel hosted by the the college's Dream Club and AB 540 Working Group. ...more

2017/10/18 21:15

Santa Ynez Valley Foundation funds to support children’s programs at libraries External link to Santa Ynez Valley Foundation funds to support children’s programs at libraries

Santa Ynez Valley Foundation recently donated funds to the Friends of the Library of the Santa Ynez Valley to help underwrite programs offered for young people. ...more

2017/10/18 14:25

County Lines: Five arrested on weapons, drugs violations; consideration delayed of proposed Camp 4 agreement External link to County Lines: Five arrested on weapons, drugs violations; consideration delayed of proposed Camp 4 agreement

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2017/10/18 9:00

Lompoc Council opens doors to marijuana industry, moves ahead with district-based elections External link to Lompoc Council opens doors to marijuana industry, moves ahead with district-based elections

After 10 months of discussions and deliberations, the Lompoc City Council on Tuesday night voted to move forward with an ordinance that will allow the cannabis industry to open up shop within the city’s borders. ...more

2017/10/18 0:45

Tuesday's Lottery numbers External link to Tuesday's Lottery numbers

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2017/10/17 23:11

Supervisors decide against terminating medical marijuana exemption External link to Supervisors decide against terminating medical marijuana exemption

Back in July, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors directed staff to develop a process for determining the legal nonconforming status of existing medical marijuana growers and for terminating the exemption that allows such legal nonconforming operations to continue,… ...more

2017/10/17 21:15

Supervisors delay considering agreement with Chumash External link to Supervisors delay considering agreement with Chumash

Consideration of a proposed agreement with the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians over the fee-to-trust issue for the Camp 4 property was postponed Tuesday by the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors. ...more

2017/10/17 21:08

TSA Precheck bus parked at Santa Maria Public Airport through Friday External link to TSA Precheck bus parked at Santa Maria Public Airport through Friday

Air travelers wanting to spend less time in security lines can stop by a special mobile office stationed at the Santa Maria Public Airport. ...more

2017/10/17 17:38

Cabrillo High School to present production of 'The Lost Boy' External link to Cabrillo High School to present production of 'The Lost Boy'

The Cabrillo High School performing arts department will present Ronald Gabriel Paolillo’s “The Lost Boy,” the tale of James Barrie’s life and how he wrote the never-ending tale “Peter Pan,” with a run of shows that begins this week. ...more

2017/10/17 17:00

Hancock College named top 150 community college by Aspen Institute External link to Hancock College named top 150 community college by Aspen Institute

Hancock College has been named one of the top 150 U.S. community colleges and now is vying for the Aspen Institute's $1 million Prize for College Excellence, the college recently announced. ...more

2017/10/17 16:32

House of horrors: Haunted Asylum attraction returns to old school building near Vandenberg Air Force Base External link to House of horrors: Haunted Asylum attraction returns to old school building near Vandenberg Air Force Base

One of the Central Coast’s top Halloween attractions over the past few years is back to serving up scares. ...more

2017/10/17 15:00

Solvang council poised to ax Parks & Recreation Commission in favor of ad hoc subcommittee External link to Solvang council poised to ax Parks & Recreation Commission in favor of ad hoc subcommittee

Solvang’s Parks & Recreation Commission soon may be no more. ...more

2017/10/17 14:00

‘Only the Brave’ screening in Buellton to benefit fallen firefighter’s family External link to ‘Only the Brave’ screening in Buellton to benefit fallen firefighter’s family

A film about a hotshot crew that died fighting a fire in Arizona will be screened Thursday, Oct. 19, in Buellton to benefit both the family of a U.S. Forest Service battalion chief who died in a car crash in… ...more

2017/10/17 14:00

Fifteen people arrested for prostitution-related crimes during 2-day sting External link to Fifteen people arrested for prostitution-related crimes during 2-day sting

Fifteen people were arrested for prostitution-related crimes following a two-day undercover operation conducted at a Lompoc hotel on Sept. 29 and Oct. 13, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office. ...more

2017/10/17 13:46

County Lines: Police seeking man on assault charges; small fire contained west of Santa Maria External link to County Lines: Police seeking man on assault charges; small fire contained west of Santa Maria

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2017/10/17 9:00

Thousand Oaks couple killed in Sunday morning crash on Hwy 101 External link to Thousand Oaks couple killed in Sunday morning crash on Hwy 101

A Thousand Oaks couple died Sunday morning when their three-wheeled motorcycle crashed on Highway 101 just south of the Highway 154 interchange, according to the California Highway Patrol. ...more

2017/10/17 1:37

‘Guardian angels’ thanked for saving campers, counselors in Whittier fire External link to ‘Guardian angels’ thanked for saving campers, counselors in Whittier fire

“Guardian angels” who came to the rescue of 88 youths and 36 counselors at Circle V Ranch Camp in July as the Whittier fire raged around them were thanked and honored for their courageous efforts at a luncheon Saturday in… ...more

2017/10/16 22:30

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