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  • Judge Grants Family of Bicyclist Killed by Teen Driver Access to Accident Report
    published on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:58:02 GMT
    The family of a bicyclist killed east of Santa Maria when he was struck by a teenager driving a large pickup can receive a copy of the accident report, a Santa Barbara County Juvenile Court judge ruled Friday. Judge Arthur Garcia said the family of Mathew O'Neill, 33, of Chula Vista, could have access to the reports for limited use - insurance and lawsuit purposes....
  • Nipomo CSD grants water to development despite city protests
    published on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:53:31 GMT
    The Nipomo Community Services District board gave initial approval Wednesday to a request for water service at proposed housing development on the Nipomo Mesa. [ Tribune ] The CSD board voted 4-0, with board member Jim Harrison absent, to grant initial approval for water service to more than 270 new homes and hotel rooms expected to be constructed at Blacklake Golf Resort....
  • Richard Adam Sr., Santa Maria Farmer and Ag Water Advocate, Dies at 84
    published on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:43:58 GMT
    Richard "Dick" E. Adam Sr., a member of a pioneering farming family and a man who fought hard to protect groundwater rights for agricultural users in the Santa Maria Valley, died Thursday at age 84. Adam was a longtime vegetable grower in the Santa Maria Valley, farming first with his brother, Jack, as Adam Farms for more than four decades. In 1994, Dick Adam joined forces with his sons - the family's fifth generation - who still farm under the name Adam Bros ....
  • Richard Adam Sr. of Santa Maria, 1930-2014
    published on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:40:53 GMT
    Richard was born Aug. 14, 1930, in Berkley, Calif., to John and Hester Adam. He was a great-grandson of William Laird Adam, one of the founders of Santa Maria....
  • Public Safety Top Concern Among Santa Maria Council Candidates
    published on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:02:18 GMT
    Two incumbents on the Santa Maria City Council will face three challengers - including a familiar face plus two newcomers - in the Nov. 4 election, where public safety remains a top priority and the handling of an immigration facility continues to stir up strong feelings. Boysen, 65, is seeking his second term on the council and said he first ran for office amid concerns about the city's direction....
  • Santa Barbara County's Stand Down Lifts Up Local Veterans with Hope, Services
    published on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 05:36:00 GMT
    And Shevonne Harris took advantage of services offered before switching roles to volunteer in the clothing area at the Santa Barbara County Veterans Stand Down . They were among hundreds of former military men and women to receive services and donations during the third annual Stand Down on Saturday at the Santa Maria Fairpark ....
  • Chamber chief has growth plan for Santa Maria
    published on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:19:45 GMT
    Glenn Morris, who stepped in to lead the Santa Maria Chamber of Commerce this June, inherits the steep climb city officials have faced in galvanizing industry. For most, just filling the big shoes left vacant earlier this year by the retirement of legendary Santa Maria Chamber of Commerce leader Robert Hatch would already be a full-time job....
  • Daily Edhat - 10/13/14
    published on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:41:11 GMT
    Sunny except for patchy low clouds and fog along the beaches in the morning. Fog locally dense with visibility one quarter mile or less....
  • Element Christian Church Is 'Planting Roots' in the Community
    published on Thu, 09 Oct 2014 06:25:00 GMT
    Element Christian Church of Santa Maria met in a tent last Sunday. Not because members don't have anywhere else to meet, but because they are "planting roots" in the community....
  • Lot of love for 'Romeo and Juliet'
    published on Wed, 08 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    It was Quincy Van Steenberge's least favorite William Shakespeare play. Antwon Mason had seen only part of a film version....
  • Mail-In Ballots Go Out to Santa Barbara County Voters
    published on Thu, 09 Oct 2014 09:47:00 GMT
    Santa Barbara County residents should receive their vote-by-mail ballots by the end of this week, as the County Elections Office gears up for November's election. More than 115,000 vote-by-mail ballots went out Monday, and must be returned via post or in person by 8 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 4, according to Renee Bischoff, chief deputy registrar of voters....
  • Graduate Student Matthew O'Neill Killed In Cycling Accident
    published on Mon, 06 Oct 2014 12:53:27 GMT
    Matthew O'Neill, a Ph.D. graduate student in Special Education, Disabilities and Risk Studies from the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, was struck and killed while bicycling in August. Photo courtesy of education.ucsb.edu Graduate student Matthew O'Neill was killed during a cycling accident in which he was hit by a truck driven by the son of Abel Maldonado , former Lieutenant Governor and California Senator, in Santa Maria on August 9. Around 7:30 p.m., near Foxen Canyon and Dominion roads,...
  • Santa Maria Arts Festival Brings a Splash of Color to McClelland Street
    published on Sun, 05 Oct 2014 05:09:00 GMT
    Paintings, jewelry, wood carving and more filled several blocks of a Santa Maria street Saturday for an annual event that this year honored the late Nat Fast, who built a legacy of creating community through art. The 31st Autumn Arts Grapes & Grains Festival unfolded along McClelland Street, where artists and other vendors showed their wares in booths that lined both sides of the street as musicians played on a nearby stage....
  • Triple-digit fall temperatures roasting California
    published on Sat, 04 Oct 2014 00:48:54 GMT
    While people in some other parts of the country are watching the leaves turn a kaleidoscope of fall colors as they contemplate unpacking winter clothes, California is roasting under an autumn heat wave. As high temperatures were ranging from the low 100s in Southern California to the 90s in the normally more temperate San Francisco Bay Area on Friday, National Weather Service forecasters warned it was just a warm-up for what lies ahead this weekend....
  • Santa Maria gets big lift from Towbes
    published on Fri, 03 Oct 2014 14:34:13 GMT
    The Towbes Group is building nearly 500 new housing units in Santa Maria with two new apartment projects. The effort is the largest development of rental housing in the city in more than 20 years, and there's room for more, company and city officials said....
  • John HunnemanHUNNEMAN: Traditions and tragedy marked October 1994
    published on Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:58:58 GMT
    Let's take our monthly sojourn into the past and recall the stories making headlines two decades ago here in southwest Riverside County. Mud and suds returned with the 18th annual Great Temecula Tractor Race....
  • Obituaries
    published on Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    Born November 6, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Warren Handford Messer and Lela Bullman Messer....
  • Allan Hancock College's Career Exploration Day to Focus on Top Jobs
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:09:43 GMT
    Today's economic uncertainty underscores the need for reliable, stable and sustaining employment. Members of the community as well as Allan Hancock College students can explore their career options at the college's 10th annual Career Exploration Day on Friday, Oct. 10. The free event matches future employees with employers and the educators who will help prepare them for their new careers....
  • Santa Maria Students to Explore Local Career Options During National Manufacturing Day
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:09:26 GMT
    Students with the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District will find out Friday that they don't have to manufacture jobs in the Santa Maria Valley. More than 80 students from Santa Maria, Righetti, Pioneer Valley and Delta high schools will explore careers during "National Manufacturing Day" at Allan Hancock College....
  • Pacific Pride Foundation's Heart + Sole AIDS Walk to Kick Off Oct. 4
    published on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:53:50 GMT
    The Pacific Pride Foundation will hold its 24rd annual Heart + Sole AIDS Walk at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 4 at Leadbetter Beach in Santa Barbara. Held annually as Pacific Pride Foundation's largest fundraiser for its HIV/AIDS services, every dollar raised at the Heart + Sole AIDS Walk stays local and directly benefits Santa Barbara County, providing the community with free and anonymous HIV testing, medical case management, prevention and education services, and two food pantries for low-income HIV-...