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  • Melvia Jean Ma'a of Santa Maria, 1927-2015
    published on Thu, 03 Sep 2015 21:14:53 GMT
    Melvia Jean Ma'a, 87, originally from Kaimuki, Hawai'i was peacefully ushered into heaven Friday morning, Aug. 28, 2015. Her strong faith in God, love for her family and resolute will to live life fully were consistent attributes throughout her time with us....
  • Lalo Vasquez of Santa Maria, 1916-2015
    published on Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:43:01 GMT
    Lalo was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, June 27, 1916. As a young boy he moved to the United States with his family and attended school in Texas....
  • Parents Welcome at 'Back-to-School Night' at Santa Maria High Schools
    published on Wed, 02 Sep 2015 20:57:31 GMT
    It's "Back-to-School Night" time again at Pioneer Valley, Ernest Righetti and Santa Maria high schools Thursday, Sept. 3. The events provide a time for parents, guardians and families to follow a student's schedule and communicate with staff and administration....
  • Birth-Wrong U.S. Citizenship Poster Boy Jose Fernando...
    published on Wed, 02 Sep 2015 05:36:43 GMT
    Two " men " have been charged with sexually assaulting and bludgeoning to death Marilyn Pharis, who was asleep in her Santa Maria CA home after working a night shift at Vandenberg Air Force Base where she was a satellite tracker, on July 24. [ Two men charged with murder in attack of SM woman , By Kyle Harding , Lompoc Record, August 5, 2015 ] In the wake of the infamous Kate Steinle killing, the Main Stream Media focused on the fact that one of the accused, Victor Aureliano Martinez, is an ille...
  • Serve Santa Maria Volunteers Fan Out, Pitch In for 10th Community Cleanup Day
    published on Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:30:16 GMT
    A broken saw and two overgrown juniper trees were no match for determined Serve Santa Maria volunteers Saturday. After a quick phone call, help arrived and the trees were cut down to size....
  • Gerald "Jerry" Davis, 1927-2015
    published on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:19:03 GMT
    Upon graduating from Fostoria high school in 1945, he joined the United States navy and served in the pacific in World War 2. Upon leaving the service, he attended Bowling Green State University and was later employed at the Tiffin YMCA in Tiffin, Ohio, as water front director and Camp Pittenger where he met his future wife, Phyllis, who was a counselor there. They realized their dream to come to California, where he became employed as an engineering inspector for the county of Santa Barbara and...
  • Record Number of Felines Find Forever Homes during Free Adoption Weekend
    published on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:45:00 GMT
    History was made in the Central Coast community Aug. 1516, 2015, when in a single weekend, 101 cats and kittens found homes. This represents the highest number of cats and kittens ever adopted in Santa Barbara County in a single weekend and was the result of a first time, county-wide collaboration between the Animal Shelter Assistance Program , Santa Barbara County Animal Services and the county's three private humane societies....
  • Steele Canyon senior a hot commodity
    published on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:47:07 GMT
    Each year, the Perfect Game All-American Classic invites at least one of the top San Diego-area baseball standouts to play in the game featuring the nation's top 50 high school seniors-to-be. Tuck did not have a breakout season as a Cougars junior and, in fact, only a handful of fans had any idea who he was....
  • Record Setting Adoption Weekend
    published on Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:09:18 GMT
    History was made in our community on August 15-16, 2015 when in a single weekend, 101 cats and kittens found homes!! This represents the highest number of cats and kittens ever adopted in Santa Barbara County in a single weekend, and was the result of a first time countywide collaboration between the Animal Shelter Assistance Program , Santa Barbara County Animal Services, and the county's three private humane societies. ASAP, the nonprofit organization which cares for the cats at the Santa Barb...
  • Raul Velasco Ceja of Santa Maria
    published on Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:13:48 GMT
    Raul Velasco Ceja, devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully while surrounded by his loved ones on Aug. 20, 2015, after a long hard fight with cancer. After serving in the National Guard, Raul came to Santa Maria, and joined the Laborers' International Union of North America, Local 1222, where he started as a construction worker....
  • Man Run Over by Tractor Airlifted to Santa Barbara Hospital
    published on Fri, 21 Aug 2015 22:58:41 GMT
    A 24-year-old man was airlifted to a Santa Barbara hospital Friday afternoon after being run over by a tractor in a farm field near Santa Maria, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department . The incident occurred at about 1:20 p.m. off Bonita School Road, near Bonita School, said fire Capt....
  • Suspicious Package at Allan Hancock College
    published on Fri, 21 Aug 2015 22:00:55 GMT
    Santa Maria Police Department received a report of a suspicious person and package in the 800 Block of S. Bradley at about 0950 hrs. this morning....
  • Man Run Over By Tractor
    published on Fri, 21 Aug 2015 21:58:23 GMT
    At 1:28 pm SB County Fire and Santa Maria City Fire responded with one engine to a traumatic injury accident at Bonita School Road. A 24 year old male had been run over by a tractor in the fields and was complaining of major injuries....
  • Woman's killing throws Santa Maria into national immigration debate
    published on Fri, 21 Aug 2015 10:30:00 GMT
    Authorities say Victor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez, 29, broke into the home of Marilyn Pharis, 64, in Santa Maria on July 24, attacked her with a hammer and sexually assaulted her. Authorities say Victor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez, 29, broke into the home of Marilyn Pharis, 64, in Santa Maria on July 24, attacked her with a hammer and sexually assaulted her....
  • Bert Ardantz of Pismo Beach, 1941-2015
    published on Thu, 20 Aug 2015 21:25:48 GMT
    Bert Ardantz, devoted mother, grandma, sister, aunt, mother-in-law and friend passed away Monday, Aug. 10, 2015 peacefully at her home in Pismo Beach, Ca. after fighting a gallant battle with breast cancer....
  • Noel Ann Warffuel of Santa Maria, 1932-2015
    published on Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:47:56 GMT
    She was born in Oak Park, Ill. and attended grade school and high school there. After high school, she attended St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago and received her certificate as an x-ray technician....
  • Critical New Resources Available for Supporting Transgender People
    published on Thu, 20 Aug 2015 06:46:17 GMT
    In 2009, an American Psychological Association survey found that less than 30 percent of psychologist and graduate student respondents were familiar with issues faced by transgender and gender nonconforming people. This resource outlines 16 guidelines aimed at helping professionals learn about the lifespan development, stigma, discrimination and barriers to care faced by transgender and gender nonconforming individuals as well as the state of research surrounding transgender and gender nonconfor...
  • Lee V. Reyburn, Jr. of Santa Maria, 1932-2015
    published on Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:10:35 GMT
    Anyone who knew Lee was ultimately a better person for knowing him, being graced by his wit, wisdom and love for Christ, as well as his great capacity to help anyone in need at any time. While still in high school, he joined the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1949 and was called to active duty with the United States Navy on April 2, 1952....
  • Daniel Sixto of Santa Maria, 1978-2015
    published on Wed, 19 Aug 2015 22:06:16 GMT
    Daniel was born in Santa Maria on Jan. 21, 1978. He grew up and spent his entire life in Santa Maria, attending elementary at Bonita School, Fesler Junior High School, and Santa Maria High School....
  • Santa Maria-Bonita School Board Seeks Public Input On New Leader
    published on Wed, 19 Aug 2015 19:29:01 GMT
    The board of education is hosting a community forum at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the boardroom at the district office, 708 S. Miller St., to gather comments about the selection of the next superintendent. Community members will have the opportunity to speak to the board members about the qualities, experience, abilities and skills the next superintendent of the district should have....