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  • Allan Hancock College Community Ed Offering Two-Course Green Gardening Certificate Program
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:46:02 GMT
    Allan Hancock College Community Education offers a two-course Green Gardening certificate program that will teach you green gardening and landscaping techniques and help you become a green gardener trained in resource-efficient landscape maintenance practices. Learn about irrigation efficiency, green waste reduction, pest and fertilizer management, proper plant maintenance and other sustainable landscaping topics....
  • County wants local control back to govern sex offenders Updated at
    published on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:50:54 GMT
    The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors is pressing for control to govern how it deals with registered sex offenders after it voted this week to repeal its own ordinance and give precedence to California law. "The Board knows how to protect the most vulnerable people in our society," Board Chairman James Ramos said in a statement....
  • Santa Barbara Teen Star Singing Competition Selects 10 Finalists
    published on Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:43:02 GMT
    The top 10 finalists have been announced for this year's Teen Star singing competition, which will be held Feb. 21 at the Granada Theatre . Teen Star held auditions at Deckers Outdoor's facility in Goleta and Pioneer Valley High School in Santa Maria to evaluate talent from throughout Santa Barbara County....
  • CoastHills Credit Union Raises Nearly $570,000 for Community Organizations
    published on Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:40:59 GMT
    CoastHills Credit Union presents a $75,000 check to the Mission Hope Cancer Center from proceeds of its 2014 Rancho Vino event. The funding will provide crucial support for those undergoing cancer treatments....
  • Use martial arts to shape the mind and body
    published on Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:47:23 GMT
    Before a small crowd of onlookers and guests at the Rising Sun Martial Arts Academy in Santa Maria, owner Jim Risinger puts on a demonstration with each of his students on Jan. 15. He pretends to strike the midsection of his students with his hand while they pivot, block, and counterstrike with their bokutos, or short wooden Japanese swords often used for training. The soft drone of chants radiates, from the speakers of a nearby stereo....
  • State Board Rejects Allan Hancock College's Proposal for 4-Year Degree
    published on Thu, 22 Jan 2015 03:17:41 GMT
    Allan Hancock College 's proposal to offer a four-year degree for vineyard management was not included in 15 pilot programs approved by the California Community College Board of Governors . "I can't say we're not disappointed....
  • 'Citizen of the Year' is Dorothy Morris
    published on Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:27:59 GMT
    Dorothy Morris takes a moment to sit in one of her many rocking chairs found throughout her home to look through a pictorial book featuring her family which was gift, entitled "Memories in Time." "Citizen of the Year" Dorothy Morris, seated, was featured in the local Magazine "Lifestyles" with her daughter Lora Minton, who nominated her mother for the award....
  • This Sunday: The Threat of Oil Trains in San Jose
    published on Wed, 21 Jan 2015 01:08:45 GMT
    If Phillips 66 gets approval to expand its railway spur and refinery , the tracks in San Jose and other California cities will get a lot busier. Five days a week mile-long trains carrying crude oil to the Santa Maria refinery in San Luis Obispo county will roll through downtowns, residential areas, and across valuable farmlands....
  • Winter Break Summit Helps Santa Maria Valley Youths Get Savvy About Technology
    published on Sat, 17 Jan 2015 04:20:05 GMT
    Some Santa Maria-Bonita School District students happily interrupted their winter break Wednesday and returned to the classroom, where they learned tips about Google and assorted computer apps. Each year during winter break, the district holds a day-long enrichment workshop for the students in the Gifted and Talented Education program....
  • Barbareno Does Santa Barbara by the Book
    published on Wed, 14 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT
    At one point during my interview with Julian Martinez and Jesse Gaddy - the two twentysomethings behind the new BarbareA o restaurant in the old yet very remodeled D'Vine CafA space at De la Vina and Canon Perdido streets - the latter leaves abruptly, only to return with a heavy tome that he tosses onto the table. The book, which lands with a dull thud, is beloved historian Walter A. Tompkins's The Yankee BarbareA os: The Americanization of Santa Barbara County, California 1796-1925 ....
  • Replacement ref from Seahawks 'Fail Mary' battles depression
    published on Tue, 13 Jan 2015 03:14:59 GMT
    As Seahawks WR Golden Tate and Packers CB M.D. Jennings battle for the ball on the ground, replacement ref Lance Easley signals touchdown but back judge Derrick Rhone-Dunn says interception. Easley now is battling depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, he says....
  • Two Hancock College Basketball Players Turned Homicide Suspects Had Promising Careers
    published on Tue, 13 Jan 2015 02:18:34 GMT
    Less than two weeks before they allegedly were involved in the fatal shooting of a Santa Maria man, Allan Hancock College basketball players Lavell White and Ali Mohammed were their team's top scorers in a Modesto tournament game the Bulldogs lost. "While still trying to understand all of the details of this incident, we are stunned by the arrest of two of our student-athletes and continue to cooperate fully with the Santa Maria Police Department during its investigation....
  • Allan Hancock Athletes Arrested for Murder
    published on Mon, 12 Jan 2015 22:45:09 GMT
    Santa Maria police officers arrested two Allan Hancock basketball players Saturday for the murder of 23-year-old Terence Richardson, who was fatally shot on the 1000 block of East Jones on December 30. A team arrested Lavell White, 22, and Ali Mohammed, 19, at their residence early Saturday morning. The two are being held in County Jail on $1 million bail....
  • Two community college players arrested in connection with murder
    published on Sun, 11 Jan 2015 20:20:40 GMT
    Two basketball players who played for Allan Hancock Community College in Santa Maria, Calif., have been arrested and booked on suspicion of murder, according to KEYT News. Levell White, 22, and Ali Mohammed, 19, were arrested in connection with the death of 23-year-old Terence Richardson, who was murdered near the northeast section of the Allan Hancock campus on Dec. 30. Allan Hancock Community College issued a statement saying the school would cooperate fully with the investigation into its stu...
  • 2 Hancock College Basketball Players Arrested in Murder Investigation
    published on Sun, 11 Jan 2015 07:45:27 GMT
    SWAT team serves search warrants Saturday as pace of probe quickens in Dec. 30 shooting death of Santa Maria man A man shot near Jones Street and Bradley Road in Santa Maria died of his wounds at Marian Regional Medical Center the night of Dec. 30. Police confirmed Jan. 10 that two suspects have been arrested in the case. Earlier Saturday, the Special Weapons and Tactics team served two search warrants in connection with the investigation into the murder of Terence Richardson, 23, of Santa Maria...
  • 2 Hancock Basketball Players Arrested in 2 Murder Probes
    published on Sun, 11 Jan 2015 04:44:27 GMT
    Police have been investigating two fatal shootings that occurred in late December, but had not reported making arrests in either case as of Saturday morning. The first occurred early Dec. 22 in the 1000 block of West Morrison Avenue....
  • Atherton family heads effort to build athletic field in East Palo Alto
    published on Wed, 07 Jan 2015 17:30:36 GMT
    Frank Merrill of Atherton has spent years raising money and obtaining the necessary permissions and permits to build the Rich May Memorial Field in East Palo Alto, in honor of his stepson, an East Palo Alto police officer gunned down in the line of duty. Frank Merrill says that if the new state-of-the-art athletic field now under construction in East Palo Alto can "keep one kid from joining a gang or becoming a gang-banger or going and shooting someone," then it will be a success....
  • Maxine Neal
    published on Wed, 07 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT
    Maxine "Sis" Neal Richmond, Ind. - L. Maxine "Sis" Neal, age 88, passed away peacefully on Tuesday at Reid Hospital....
  • Playing field project will honor slain police officer
    published on Tue, 06 Jan 2015 22:10:43 GMT
    Frank Merrill says that if the new state-of-the-art athletic field now under construction in East Palo Alto can "keep one kid from joining a gang or becoming a gang-banger or going and shooting someone," then it will be a success. The Rich May Memorial Field honors East Palo Alto police officer Rich May, gunned down nine years ago, on Jan. 7, 2006, by Alberto Alvarez, a gang member who has been sentenced to death for the killing....
  • Racism in the Headline
    published on Tue, 06 Jan 2015 20:47:35 GMT
    I'm writing about a horrible headline that was recently published in the Santa Barbara News-Press regarding the AB-60 law allowing driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants. The Santa Barbara News-Press published their headline "Illegals line up for driver's licenses" on Saturday January 3rd....