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  • Mario Perea of Santa Maria, 1947-2015
    published on Sat, 25 Jul 2015 17:01:48 GMT
    Mario Perea passed away peacefully at his home in Santa Maria, on Monday, July 20, 2015 at the age of 68. Born January 27, 1947 in Guadalajara, Mexico, Mario settled in Santa Maria, California with his family at the age of two. He attended local schools and after graduating in 1964 from Santa Maria High School he worked with his father in his father's landscaping business, then went on to work for M & W Pumps, Jerry Nunn Oilfield Construction Company and later Getty Oil Company for several y...
  • Donna Simianer of Santa Maria, 1953-2015
    published on Sat, 25 Jul 2015 17:01:43 GMT
    Donna Marie Simianer passed away on Saturday, July 18, at the San Fernando Post Acute Hospital in Sylmar, California, after a lengthy illness. Donna was born in Pontiac, Mich., on Jan. 20, 1953, and moved to Santa Maria with her family in the early sixties....
  • Stanfill inks California native Abatti
    published on Fri, 17 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of Nipomo, Calif., native Gianna Abatti to scholarship papers this week for the 2015-16 academic year. Abatti played the last two seasons at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, Calif., playing in 41 games as a freshman, hitting three home runs and registering 20 RBIs....
  • Democratic Republic of Congo participates in its first Special Olympics
    published on Fri, 24 Jul 2015 05:39:57 GMT
    Democratic Republic of Congo Special Olympic athlete Sara Mulekia, 14-years-old, during practice at Santa Maria High School in Santa Maria, CA, Thursday, July 23, 2016. This is the first time athletes from the DRC will compete in the Special Olympics World Games....
  • Vive la r (C)volution
    published on Thu, 23 Jul 2015 07:07:29 GMT
    The following article was posted on July 22nd, 2015, in the New Times - Volume 29, Issue 52 [ Submit a Story ] People are sick of being screwed, sick of stagnant wages, sick of economic inequality, sick of corporate fat cats and bankers playing by a different set of rules, sick of CEOs making 300 times as much as their workers, just sick, sick, sick of the status quo....
  • Contracts for July 21, 2015
    published on Tue, 21 Jul 2015 21:44:00 GMT
    P C Mechanical Inc., Santa Maria, California, is being awarded a maximum amount $95,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the purchase of Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Reconstitute the Force, Civil Engineer Support Equipment , and Civil Engineer End Items under the CESE/CEEI Life Extension Program....
  • Raul Segura of Santa Maria, 1936-2015
    published on Tue, 21 Jul 2015 20:58:55 GMT
    Raul Segura was called home to his beloved Father in Heaven on July 15, 2015. He was 79 years young....
  • Rain Can't Keep Santa Barbara Historical Museum from Celebrating Fiesta
    published on Tue, 21 Jul 2015 20:48:03 GMT
    Under gray skies and occasional cloudbursts Saturday evening, more than 300 supporters of the Santa Barbara Historical Museum celebrated the culture, cuisine and costumes of Old Spanish Days at La Fiesta del Museo 2015. After stepping in the front door of the downtown museum at 136 E. De la Guerra St., guests strolled through the newly opened exhibition Project Fiesta!, which features authentic costumes and memorabilia from Fiestas past....
  • 70 years after WWII, Japanese company apologizes to US POWs
    published on Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:46:25 GMT
    He was forced to toil in enemy mines as a prisoner of war, but James Murphy wasn't angry or bitter. He was just happy to have lived long enough to hear the Japanese apology he had sought for seven decades....
  • Mitsubishi apologizes to U.S. POWs from WWII
    published on Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:07:02 GMT
    James Murphy, World War II veteran and prisoner of war, is photographed at his home in Santa Maria, Calif., Thursday, July 16, 2015. A senior executive of Mitsubishi Materials Corp. will apologize to Murphy, 94, and relatives of other former POWs for using U.S. prisoners of war for forced labor during World War II....
  • 70 years after WWII, Japanese company apologizes to U.S. POWs
    published on Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:30:20 GMT
    Yukio Okamoto, Outside Board Member of Mitsubishi Materials and former Special Advisor to Japan's Prime Minister, left, and Hikaru Kimura, Senior Executive Officer Mitsubishi Materials, offer an apology as they hold hands with 94-year-old U.S. prisoner of war, James Murphy, at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, July 19, 2015. Saying they felt a "deep sense of ethical responsibility for a past tragedy," executives from a major Japanese corporation gave an unprecedented apology Su...
  • Japanese company officials apologize to U.S. WWII prisoners of war - Mon, 20 Jul 2015 PST
    published on Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    Saying they felt a "deep sense of ethical responsibility for a past tragedy," executives from a major Japanese corporation gave an unprecedented apology Sunday to a 94-year-old U.S. prisoner of war for using American POWs for forced labor during World War II....
  • In brief: Merkel rules out 'haircut' for Greece, open to other relief
    published on Mon, 20 Jul 2015 01:17:45 GMT
    Chancellor Angela Merkel has again ruled out forgiving Greek debt, but is signaling that Germany would show flexibility in how the money is paid back. Speaking Sunday on ARD television's Bericht aus Berlin program, Merkel said that "a classic haircut of 30, 40 percent of debt cannot happen in a currency union."...
  • Joyce Fernandez of Santa Maria, 1950-2015
    published on Fri, 17 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT
    Joyce was born April 26, 1950, in her hometown of Lumberton, N.C. She eventually moved to Santa Maria and attended and graduated from Santa Maria High School in 1968. Shortly after she married her husband, Vincent Fernandez, in 1970 they welcomed their daughter Tracy....
  • Stanfill inks California native Abatti
    published on Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:34:17 GMT
    Cumberland softball coach Heather Stanfill announced the signing of Nipomo, Calif., native Gianna Abatti to scholarship papers this week for the 2015-16 academic year. Abatti played the last two seasons at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, Calif., playing in 41 games as a freshman, hitting three home runs and registering 20 RBIs....
  • This Wwii Pow is looking forward to Mitsubishi's apology
    published on Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:35:21 GMT
    He had been held as a prisoner of war for three years and four months: Captured in the Philippines, brought to Japan in one of their so-called hell ships, and forced into labor for Japanese companies throughout World War II. Now 93, Mr. Jackfert will get an apology Tuesday from a private Japanese company at the American Defenders of Bataan & Corregidor Museum, Education, and Research Center in his hometown of Wellsburg, W.Va....
  • California Community College Chancellor Visits Hancock College's Santa Maria Campus
    published on Thu, 16 Jul 2015 03:49:26 GMT
    The leader of the California community colleges toured the Allan Hancock College campus Wednesday, touting efforts to ease students' transfers to state universities and to better educate workers to fill jobs in their communities. Brice Harris, chancellor of the California Community Colleges , visited the Santa Maria campus for a peek at its facilities before a lunch with representatives of Hancock, other community colleges and local officials....
  • Deadline Is July 31 to Apply to Allan Hancock College's Dental Assisting Program
    published on Mon, 13 Jul 2015 23:12:31 GMT
    There is still time to apply for the next dental assisting class at Allan Hancock College . Applications for the two-semester program that starts this August are due by Friday, July 31. Approved by the California Board of Dental Examiners, the two-semester program prepares students for employment in a dental office....
  • Rhea Bailes of Santa Maria, 1927-2015
    published on Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:34:35 GMT
    Born and raised in Uniontown, Penn., Rhea met and married her beloved husband, James Baird Bailes, before moving and settling down in Santa Maria in 1960. Rhea worked as a lunch aide for six years before becoming a kindergarten teacher's aide for the Santa Maria-Bonita School District at Arellanes Elementary School....
  • Jeff Moehlis: See Eddie Money for Only a Buck at Santa Barbara County Fair
    published on Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:14:06 GMT
    Eddie Money has brought us some great timeless songs, including "Baby Hold On," "Two Tickets to Paradise," "Think I'm in Love," "Shakin'" and "Take Me Home Tonight." And at 66 years young, he's still out there touring....