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  • Endicott, Lorena Marie
    published on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT
    Be the first to share your memories or express your condolences in the Guest Book for Lorena Marie Endicott. Lorena Marie Endicott Lorena Marie Endicott, age 89, entered the land of peace and rest of her Heavenly Father on January 25, 2015, in Santa Maria, CA surrounded by her extended family and friends after a long illness....
  • Endicott, Lorena Marie
    published on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT
    Be the first to share your memories or express your condolences in the Guest Book for Lorena Marie Endicott. Lorena Marie Endicott Lorena Marie Endicott, age 89, entered the land of peace and rest of her Heavenly Father on January 25, 2015, in Santa Maria, CA surrounded by her extended family and friends after a long illness....
  • Frances Conn of Pismo Beach, Formerly of Santa Maria, 1930-2015
    published on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:14:24 GMT
    Frances Mary Conn of Pismo Beach passed away peacefully at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. She was 84. Born in 1930 in Yonkers, N.Y., the daughter of Irving and Eleanor Conn, Frances was raised and educated in the New York metropolitan area....
  • Four Santa Barbara County Spelling Bee Winners Advance to State Competition
    published on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:41:05 GMT
    Elementary division winners in the Santa Barbara County Spelling Bee are, from left, Camille Cheng of Montessori Center School in Santa Barbara, Wesley Lin of Kellogg School in Goleta and Srikar Mandineni of Hope School. Four local students have won the right to compete at the state level after coming out on top at the Santa Barbara County Spelling Bee, which was held Thursday at the Santa Barbara County Education Office ....
  • Allan Hancock College Invites Students of All Ages to Take 'Campus Cruise' Tours
    published on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:18:21 GMT
    Allan Hancock College has experienced a recent spike in requests for campus tours from teachers of elementary to high school students, which helps prove no one is ever too young to go to college. Hancock administrators are encouraging parents and teachers of children of all ages to register for a tour, recently branded as the "Campus Cruise."...
  • Teen Driver in Fatal Crash Returns to Juvenile Court
    published on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 04:10:10 GMT
    Armed with many letters of support on Friday, the attorney representing a teenager charged in connection with a fatal traffic accident on East Donovan Road last month asked that Probation Department staff prepare a "suitability report." Billy Redell represents a Pioneer Valley High School student charged in Santa Maria Juvenile Cour t with vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident....
  • Attorneys Make Opening Statements in Trial for Crash That Killed Santa Ynez Valley Teacher
    published on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 06:00:49 GMT
    Benjamin Bettencourt sits next to his defense attorney, Darryl Genis, in court on Thursday. Bettencourt is on trial for drunken driving in connection with the 2012 crash that led to the death of Jennifer Clark, a popular Santa Ynez Valley teacher and coach....
  • Abuse Arrest Prompts Tips for Parents Seeking Quality Child Care
    published on Tue, 17 Feb 2015 05:45:40 GMT
    In the wake of a day-care provider's recent arrest on abuse and torture charges in Santa Maria, a Santa Barbara County organization is reminding parents that a facility possessing a state license to operate a facility doesn't necessarily add up to a top quality program. "Being a licensed program does not mean it's a high-quality program," said Ben Romo, executive director of First 5 of Santa Barbara County....
  • "Turning Adversity into Opportunity" Darrian Scott Story
    published on Mon, 16 Feb 2015 04:43:16 GMT
    Darrian Scott is a senior at Bowling Green High School. The challenges and obstacles Darrian has faced in 17 years is more than some people see in a lifetime....
  • Lawsuits leave us more vulnerable to sex offenders
    published on Sat, 14 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT
    Parents take note: unless state lawmakers take action, registered sex offenders will likely have a great deal more leeway in choosing where they live and congregate in the very near future. A Santa Maria civil rights attorney and one plaintiff, a 62-year-old registered sex offender, have been on a tear over the past year, challenging ordinances up and down the state that bar sex offenders from living or loitering within 300 feet of schools, parks, libraries and other public places where children...
  • Safety Presentation Drives Home Point About Dangers of Distracted Driving Among Teens
    published on Thu, 12 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT
    In a story that sounds all too familiar, five good kids with a lifetime of great decisions saw one die after a reckless choice by a teen driver. They were leaders among their peers, and decided against going to a party with alcohol and drugs....
  • Stay classy tv news
    published on Tue, 10 Feb 2015 23:15:51 GMT
    David Susskind once said , " if you put an artichoke on TV after a couple of weeks that artichoke will become famous." Unfortunately there are way too many artichokes on TV news today and not enough journalists....
  • Migrant Education Students from Santa Maria Touring Washington, D.C.
    published on Tue, 10 Feb 2015 22:00:47 GMT
    Migrant Education students from Righetti, Santa Maria and Pioneer Valley high schools are touring the nation's capital this week as part of the "Close Up Washington, D.C." civic education program. More than a dozen Santa Maria Joint Union High School District students are visiting the White House during a tour of Washington, D.C. The Migrant Education students from Righetti, Santa Maria and Pioneer Valley high schools are also visiting other foundations of democracy including Capitol Hill, the W...
  • Peoples' Self-Help Housing Completed 36 Affordable Units, 24 Self-Help Homes in 2014
    published on Tue, 10 Feb 2015 20:39:23 GMT
    Thanks to its board of directors, staff, donors, investors and volunteers, Peoples' Self-Help Housing completed 36 affordable rental units and helped Self-Help home builders complete 24 houses in 2014, PSHH President/CEO John Fowler announced. The 36 new affordable rental units in Arroyo Grande brought the total rental units PSHH has developed and manages to 1,571....
  • Allan Hancock College Community Ed Offers Class in Nonprofit Management
    published on Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:14:16 GMT
    Interested in a career in nonprofit organizations? Allan Hancock College Community Education offers a class in nonprofit management to help you become an effective leader in this rewarding career. The Intro to Nonprofit Management class meets Saturday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the AHC Santa Maria campus, Room C33....
  • Reminders Against Reckless Driving Resonate with Teens at Breanna Rodriguez's Memorial
    published on Sun, 08 Feb 2015 07:27:04 GMT
    With hundreds of kids at Santa Maria service, girl's parents urge them to learn lesson from her tragic car crash Isabel Rodriguez talks about her daughter, Breanna, a Righetti High School senior who died from injuries suffered in a Jan. 30 car crash. She had a specific message for the hundreds of teenagers who attended Saturday's memorial service at Pacific Christian Center in Santa Maria: "Whether it's drinking, texting or even racing, it's not OK....
  • Case Against Teen in Santa Maria Fatal Crash Postponed
    published on Sat, 07 Feb 2015 05:38:07 GMT
    The new attorney for a 17-year-old driver charged in connection with a crash that killed a Righetti High School senior last week received a two-week delay in Santa Maria Juvenile Court on Friday afternoon to become familiar with the case. Redell said he sought the additional time to review the documents in the case against the teen, who earlier was represented by the Santa Barbara County Public Defender's Office....
  • CFW Foundation Awards Scholarship to Righetti Senior Stevie Wisz
    published on Fri, 06 Feb 2015 23:10:27 GMT
    The ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. during the Board of Education meeting at the District Support Services Center Board Room, 2560 Skyway Drive in Santa Maria. The CFW Foundation has been established by Caldwell Flores Winters Inc. to provide scholarships to graduating California high school students to pursue their post secondary education....
  • Pioneer Valley Senior Aldrin Ysip Wins County Arts Commission's Poetry Out Loud Contest
    published on Thu, 05 Feb 2015 18:13:19 GMT
    Winners of the Santa Barbara County Art Commission's ninth annual Poetry Out Loud Competition were selected Wednesday. Pictured from left are Perie Longo, poet laureate emeritus; Santa Barbara Poet Laureate Chryss Yost, emcee; Aaron Garcia, honorable mention; Aldrin Ysip, first-place winner; Axelina Hallstrom, runner-up; Sharon Hoshida, accuracy judge; Paul Willis, poet laureate emeritus; Sojourner-Kincaid Rolle, poet; and Ginny Brush, executive director of the County Arts Commission....
  • Robert 'Bob' Grotthouse, 89, Santa Maria, Calif.
    published on Thu, 05 Feb 2015 09:13:05 GMT
    Bob was born Nov. 8, 1925, in Reedsburg, to Zana and Charles Grotthouse, and graduated from Ashland University in Ohio. He later earned his master's degree at UCLA and Pepperdine University in special education for students with disabilities....