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  • The fatherless children of Filipino sex workers
    published on Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:00:00 GMT
    Mitch, 28 years old and five months pregnant from an unknown foreigner. She works as a waitress in Fields Avenue to support her two children....
  • Gordon Auchincloss Appointed Chief Assistant DA, Paul Greco as Chief Deputy DA
    published on Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:34:50 GMT
    Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced on Friday the appointment of Gordon Auchincloss as chief assistant district attorney and the appointment of Paul Greco as chief deputy district attorney for the Santa Maria office, both effective next Monday. Auchincloss has been a deputy district attorney for the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office for 24 years....
  • Bishop Hawk Realty Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Brokerage Network
    published on Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:59:11 GMT
    The full-service brokerage, founded in 2007, is the first company from outside Prudential Real Estate to affiliate with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. The latter now counts 34,548 agents and 1,075 offices since its launch in September 2013....
  • R. Leona Inamasu
    published on Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:39:24 GMT
    R. Leona Inamasu, of Stockton, CA, age 92, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 13, 2014, surrounded by family and close friends. She was born on March 1, 1922 in Palo Alto, CA to Fusataro and Fusae Nakamoto....
  • Longtime Police Officer Chris Nartatez Reflects on North County Career
    published on Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:40:53 GMT
    Chris Nartatez entered law enforcement because he found it exciting, but remained after discovering the job gave him a chance to help people. This week will be the Santa Maria Police Department sergeant's final stretch on the job after working in law enforcement since 1977....
  • Victorville aligns sex offender laws with state Updated at
    published on Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:18:40 GMT
    The City Council this week reluctantly agreed to align its local ordinance restricting the movements of registered sex offenders with a statewide system already in place. Victorville on Tuesday became one of at least 15 municipalities throughout the state this year to either repeal their ordinances or rewrite them to mirror state law....
  • Santa Maria Police Department Adds 10 New Officers
    published on Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:40:32 GMT
    Nicholas Giese has joined the family business, following in the footsteps of his parents, sister and grandfather to pin on the law enforcement badge. The newcomer follows his mom, Maria, who retired from the agency in 2008 as a detective....
  • UC Davis program aids former foster youth
    published on Sun, 14 Dec 2014 01:06:30 GMT
    UC Davis student Hen Werner was in the financial aid office filling out paperwork when she got to a field that stopped her short: "Parent Information." "I had to leave this part blank," Werner said to the financial aid officer as she handed in the paperwork....
  • Allan Hancock College President to Teach Political Science Course for Spring Semester
    published on Fri, 12 Dec 2014 20:21:55 GMT
    Students at Allan Hancock College will have a unique opportunity in the upcoming spring semester. They can take a class taught by Hancock Superintendent/President Kevin Walthers, Ph.D. "I'm excited....
  • Jim Glines to Retire as CEO of Community Bank of Santa Maria
    published on Fri, 12 Dec 2014 20:05:28 GMT
    PRLog - Dec. 12, 2014 - SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- Community Bank of Santa Maria has announced that James D. Glines plans to retire as Chief Executive Officer on December 31, 2014....
  • Coach Remains Charged for Sex with Minor
    published on Fri, 05 Dec 2014 20:16:47 GMT
    A former Santa Maria coach and teacher will remain charged for having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female student, reports KSBY. Brian Thomas Hook, a former Pioneer Valley High School teacher and girls basketball coach, was charged with four felony counts of sex with a minor earlier this year....
  • Santa Maria Teacher in Court for Alleged Sexual Relationship with Student
    published on Fri, 05 Dec 2014 06:06:35 GMT
    A former Pioneer Valley High School teacher and coach accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female student waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday in a Santa Maria courtroom. Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge John McGregor determined that sufficient probable cause existed to bind over Brian Thomas Hook for a trial on four felony charges....
  • Pentagon gives California police grenade launchers, snow shoes
    published on Fri, 05 Dec 2014 02:46:00 GMT
    L.A. Unified's police department received a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle like this one through a federal program. L.A. Unified's police department received a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle like this one through a federal program....
  • Poetic Justice Project stages Commedia dell'arte play about the prison experience
    published on Thu, 04 Dec 2014 08:15:06 GMT
    It's no secret that great comedy arises out of adverse circumstances. Injustice, divorce, the numbing boredom of airplane waiting lines - all excellent fodder for jokes....
  • Community Colleges Plan Bachelor Programs Under New Law
    published on Wed, 03 Dec 2014 09:58:38 GMT
    Fifteen community colleges in California have begun work on establishing baccalaureate degree programs, which would allow prospective students to receive Bachelor's Degrees, since Governor Jerry Brown approved SN 850 this September, with Allan Hancock College of Santa Maria recently applying for one of two degree programs under the new law. The bill provides that each college have one baccalaureate program available at each participating campus, beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year....
  • Lompoc Woman Found Competent to Stand Trial in Retired Teacher's Death
    published on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:45:00 GMT
    A Santa Barbara County Superior Court jury on Monday unanimously found Rebecca Cristal Sandoval mentally competent to assist in her defense on charges connected with the Santa Ynez traffic accident that killed a retired teacher in December. The panel deliberated for approximately an hour Monday afternoon in Santa Maria, where Judge Patricia Kelly immediately reinstated criminal proceedings after the mental-competency verdict....
  • Lompoc Woman Found Competent to Stand Trial in Retired Teacher's Death
    published on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:36:58 GMT
    A Santa Barbara County Superior Court jury on Monday unanimously found Rebecca Cristal Sandoval mentally competent to assist in her defense on charges connected with the Santa Ynez traffic accident that killed a retired teacher in December. The panel deliberated for approximately an hour Monday afternoon in Santa Maria, where Judge Patricia Kelly immediately reinstated criminal proceedings after the mental-competency verdict....
  • Bill Macfadyen: Animal House Takes Stage at Righetti High School, But No One's Laughing
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:37:38 GMT
    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....
  • Video: Cop knocks down girl during brawl at California...
    published on Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:37:32 GMT
    A fight between two sophomore girls at a Central California high school on Wednesday escalated into a major brawl and food fight between students and a lone cop. The frenzy only heightened when students posted video footage of the mayhem on social media and parents showed up to pick up their children....
  • Calif. school brawl ends with 6 arrests, campus lockdown
    published on Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:47:16 GMT
    Students at Righetti High School in California faced off with law enforcement during a series of campus brawls. A Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputy was pelted with cheese dip....