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  • Jeff LeBard on Guard at Gainey Vineyard K
    published on Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:30:01 GMT
    The Gainey Vineyard is one of the oldest , easiest-to-find , and most well-known brands in the Santa Ynez Valley....
  • New plant brings Baker Farms into fresh-cut leafy greens
    published on Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:25:42 GMT
    When production starts, the enclosed 20,000-square-foot building plans to pack 2,500 1-, 2- and 3-pound bags an hour on the production line....
  • Rudy Hernandez of Santa Maria, 1948-2014
    published on Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:34:35 GMT
    Rudy Hernandez was born in Santa Maria, Calif., on Nov. 2, 1948. He was the last child born to Elvira and Natividad Hernandez Sr. Rudy was a lifelong resident of Santa Maria....
  • Jobs Focus of Measure P Presentation in Santa Maria
    published on Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:34:40 GMT
    Measure P, a countywide anti-fracking initiative on the Nov. 4 ballot, would lead to the loss of current and future jobs in the oil and-gas industry, along with other sectors, at time when the North County already struggles with poverty....
  • SBCC, Allan Hancock College Receive Nearly $1 Million for Hispanic-Serving Programs
    published on Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:40:39 GMT
    On Tuesday, Rep. Lois Capps , D-Santa Barbara, announced that two Central Coast community colleges received nearly $1 million in federal funding to expand educational opportunities for Hispanic students....
  • Police Call Santa Maria's First Homicide of 2014 an 'Isolated Incident'
    published on Tue, 26 Aug 2014 03:07:43 GMT
    Santa Mara's first reported homicide of 2014 apparently is an "isolated incident" that occurred after a fight between the suspect and victim, as detectives work to determine the motive for the slaying....
  • Thunder Over the Valley Air Show Returns to Santa Maria
    published on Sat, 23 Aug 2014 03:26:05 GMT
    A year after being grounded due to military cutbacks, the Thunder Over the Valley air show has returned to the Santa Maria Public Airport with the Army's elite parachute team, the Golden Knights , as the headline act....
  • Progress being made at tire-recycling business
    published on Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:14:33 GMT
    It was back in November of 2012 that Great Bend Chamber of Commerce President Jan Peters introduced Blizzard Energy to the Great Bend City Council....
  • Dorothy L. Ferguson
    published on Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:57:59 GMT
    Dorothy L. Ferguson, 84, of Channing, died peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at the Hyland Nursing Home with family at her side....
  • Investigation into Bicyclist's Death Continues
    published on Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:01:16 GMT
    The fatal traffic accident in Santa Maria involving the son of Abel Maldonado and a UCSB doctoral candidate, is still under investigation, reports The Independent....
  • Lou Cannon: Congress Fails Immigrants - and the States in Which They Live
    published on Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:40:21 GMT
    When a do-little Congress went home without addressing the crisis caused by the flight of thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America across U.S. borders, immense strains were placed on state-supervised programs that provide social services, job training and preventive health care for immigrants - legal and otherwise - who are already ... (more)...
  • Santa Barbara County Unemployment Inches Up in July
    published on Tue, 19 Aug 2014 01:40:24 GMT
    Unemployment rose slightly in Santa Barbara County last month, although the percentage of jobless residents was a full point lower than a year ago....
  • UCSB, Bicyclists Remember Rider, Disability Advocate Killed in Crash
    published on Sat, 16 Aug 2014 01:49:42 GMT
    Matthew O'Neill, who was killed Aug. 10 while riding his bicycle east of Santa Maria, was a graduate student at UCSB....
  • Robin Williams among notable alumni of Santa Maria's PCPA
    published on Fri, 15 Aug 2014 23:12:27 GMT
    Robert Serva, left, and Robin Williams playing Marcellus Washburn in the "Music Man" in 1973 or '74 at Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Santa Maria....
  • Daniel Ray Wheeler of Santa Maria, 1960-2014
    published on Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:18:49 GMT
    Dan's life began in Hollywood, California, on July 6, 1960. When he was 2 years old, his family moved to Santa Maria....
  • Former Inmates Graduate from Santa Barbara County Day Reporting Centers
    published on Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:59:31 GMT
    More than 70 formerly incarcerated Santa Barbara County residents graduated this week from a comprehensive reentry program at the Day Reporting Centers in Santa Maria and Santa Barbara....
  • Carmela Denise Crow of Santa Maria, 1951-2014
    published on Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:45:31 GMT
    Carmela Denise Crow, 62, of Santa Maria, CA passed away on Aug. 12, 2014. Carmela was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on Sept....
  • Ronald Edward Steinfelt of Santa Maria, 1940-2014
    published on Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:45:25 GMT
    Ron Steinfelt joined our Lord and Savior peacefully on Saturday Aug. 9, 2014. He was surrounded by his loving wife and family....
  • Day Reporting Centers Graduations
    published on Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:57:55 GMT
    More than 70 formerly incarcerated Santa Barbara County residents are better equipped to be in society after completing a comprehensive reentry program at the Day Reporting Centers in Santa Maria and Santa Barbara....
  • Santa Maria Chamber Honors Top Citizens, Business
    published on Thu, 14 Aug 2014 06:52:37 GMT
    A longtime public servant, a homegrown bank and a veteran volunteer were recognized Wednesday night by the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce....