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  • Sister Won't Let Distance, Difficulty Deter Her from Quest for Justice in Jenny Clark's Death
    published on Mon, 04 May 2015 06:40:28 GMT
    Arizona woman to be in court today in Santa Maria to see Benjamin Bettencourt sentenced for felony DUI convictions stemming from 2012 wreck Erin Parsons holds a photo of her sister, Jennifer Clark, who died in 2012 after being injured in a crash of a van driven by Benjamin Bettencourt in the Santa Ynez Valley. Parsons, who lives in Arizona, traveled to Santa Maria to ensure justice for her sister....
  • Sister Bernadette Magee R.S.M.
    published on Sat, 02 May 2015 00:47:21 GMT
    Born on Aug. 26, 1933 in Amityville, New York, she was the daughter of the late Walter C. J. Magee and May E. Magee. She was a Religious Sister of Mercy for 63 years....
  • Allan Hancock College Offers Free Water-Wise Landscaping Class
    published on Fri, 01 May 2015 21:36:56 GMT
    With Gov. Jerry Brown ordering water use to be cut by 25 percent statewide and tasking Californians to conserve more water, now is the time to learn how to create a smarter landscape. The Central Coast community can learn the basics this summer at Allan Hancock College....
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    published on Fri, 01 May 2015 18:39:37 GMT
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  • Santa Maria Organizations Plan May Day Rally to Protest New ICE Facility
    published on Thu, 30 Apr 2015 22:53:34 GMT
    Community, faith and labor organizations will speak up for the rights of immigrants and workers Friday on May Day at the new - but not yet occupied - Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Santa Maria and hold a rally downtown. The events will mark May Day, the international day of the worker and day of the immigrant, with the press conference taking place in front of the nearly-completed ICE facility at 740 W. Century St. in Santa Maria....
  • Residents Speak Out About Traffic Safety Near Santa Ynez High School
    published on Thu, 30 Apr 2015 06:35:22 GMT
    Concerned about the morning traffic around Santa Ynez Valley Union High School , Patti Stewart doesn't allow her children to walk to the campus. "People say I'm crazy," she said, but added that she has armed her freshmen about the need to remain hyper vigilant....
  • Santa Maria District Students Recognized for Academic Achievements at 'UC Success Night'
    published on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:06:40 GMT
    Santa Maria Joint Union High School District student honorees and their families were treated to dinner at the Veterans Memorial Hall at this week's "UC Success Night." The academic achievements of more than 100 Santa Maria Joint Union High School District students was recognized during "UC Success Night" this week....
  • CALM Highlights Child Abuse Prevention Month with Practical Tips to Help Year-Round
    published on Mon, 20 Apr 2015 06:51:33 GMT
    CALM therapist Miriam Cislo took open house participants on a tour of the Santa Barbara office Friday, showing them a Parent/Child Interactive Therapy room, where therapists can view how a parent interacts with his or her child through a one-way mirror. "A lot of the work we do is helping the parent calm down," she says....
  • Santa Barbara County Unites for Special Olympics Track and Field Competition
    published on Sun, 19 Apr 2015 04:58:00 GMT
    Dozens of Special Olympians from throughout Santa Barbara County competed in track and field events at Pioneer Valley High School in Santa Maria on Saturday. From running events to long jumps and more, athletes began competing after a traditional opening ceremony, complete with torch lighting for the Spring Regional Games....
  • DP High Student Arrested for Making Threats
    published on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:43:27 GMT
    A Dos Pueblos High School student was arrested today, April 16, 2015, after he allegedly sent threatening e-mails to a teacher and an administrator. A series of e-mails were received this morning during the 10:00 hour....
  • Respected Law Firm Expands to San Luis Obispo
    published on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:02:08 GMT
    PRLog - April 16, 2015 - SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Comstock & Wagner, Attorneys at Law, is opening a new office at 775 Marsh Street in San Luis Obispo....
  • Meet the 2015 Red Wings
    published on Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:25:47 GMT
    Meet the 2015 Red Wings Reporter Kevin Oklobzija introduces the 2015 squad. Check out this story on DemocratandChronicle.com: http://on.rocne.ws/1yvdxo0 The Rochester Red Wings, the Triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, are coming off last year's 77-67 season and fourth-place finish in the International League's North Division....
  • Construction Under Way on Hancock Terrace Apartments in Santa Maria
    published on Wed, 15 Apr 2015 03:25:45 GMT
    With construction well under way behind him, Michael Towbes on Tuesday heralded the start of work on the Hancock Terrace Apartments, a $50 million project with 268 rental units in downtown Santa Maria. The celebration was touted as a groundbreaking ceremony, but work was well under way at the site at 534 E. Boone St. "We thought we would have a groundbreaking, but you'll see when you get behind the fence here it's not a groundbreaking because we have already broken a lot of ground," Towbes, chai...
  • Researcher develops innovative communication training based on cognitive neuroscience.
    published on Tue, 14 Apr 2015 01:03:10 GMT
    Cognitive Communication , a state of the art training firm has released a cutting edge training program in communication, based on the latest research into cognitive neuroscience. Cognitive Communication , a state of the art training firm has released a cutting edge training program in communication, based on the latest research into cognitive neuroscience....
  • Committee Selects Three Finalists for Name of Santa Maria-Bonita's Newest School
    published on Mon, 13 Apr 2015 23:49:01 GMT
    Former farmworker brothers who grew up to have accomplished careers, a police officer who taught an anti-drug program, and a man who mentored local youths for decades are the finalists for the name of Santa Maria-Bonita School District 's newest campus. The Board of Education will review the three finalists and possibly pick a name during a meeting set to begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Souza Student Support Center, 708 S. Miller St. With 69 names submitted by the community earlier this year, t...
  • After Mapping Out Plan to Serve Santa Maria, Throngs of Volunteers Get Down to Work
    published on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 23:41:20 GMT
    Among the projects aimed at sprucing up the community is a freshly painted lesson in geography on the playground at Battles School Kyra Allen, 12, puts the finishing touches on Lake Huron while volunteering at a Serve Santa Maria project at Battles Elementary School on Saturday. Allen's family and other First Christian Church members completed several projects at the campus....
  • New Cult on the Block: Levo Wines
    published on Thu, 09 Apr 2015 07:00:01 GMT
    Roots: Originally from Idaho, Urness worked at a winery in high school, where he mostly set up weddings. "I really liked the whole thing even though I wasn't into wine," he said, noting that the winery made cab, merlot, and syrah but did best at riesling....
  • Santa Maria Salutes the Strawberry Industry
    published on Thu, 09 Apr 2015 06:03:41 GMT
    The Santa Maria Valley strawberry industry is battling increasing production costs and stagnant prices in addition to the drought and labor shortage, growers said Wednesday night. The lack of rain is creating a big burden for growers in the industry, which had a value of $460 million in 2013 for the region....
  • Multi-Agency Raid Targets Central Coast Drug Ring
    published on Wed, 08 Apr 2015 00:15:41 GMT
    Federal agents and San Luis Obispo County sheriff's deputies on Tuesday carried out pre-dawn searches of several homes, the culmination of an 18-month investigation into an alleged methamphetamine and heroin trafficking ring....
  • Family arrested in takedown of Central Coast drug trafficking ring
    published on Tue, 07 Apr 2015 21:46:00 GMT
    Members of a family accused of dealing large quantities of methamphetamine and other drugs on the Central Coast were arrested Tuesday in a pre-dawn operation, federal authorities said. The FBI says the Rocha family was responsible for trafficking highly potent and pure narcotics in Santa Maria and surrounding communities, including near Mesa Middle School in Arroyo Grande....