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Santa Maria man arrested for murdering mother

A Santa Maria man is accused of murdering his mother, whose body turned up in the Orange County city of La Habra in July. [KEYT] Authorities arrested Gabriel Espinoza Tuesday at his Santa Maria home. In July, a man found... (Continue reading)

Lompoc police officer arrested for violating court order

Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies arrested a Lompoc Police officer for the second time in less than two months because of domestic violence allegations. On Thanksgiving, Matthew Lee Hill, 29, allegedly contacted his ex-girlfriend in violation of a court order.... (Continue reading)

Third Lompoc police officer arrested this year

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Lompoc police officer accused of assaulting his girlfriend on Sunday, marking the third arrest of a member of the Lompoc Police Department this year. [KEYT] Deputies responded to call from a neighbor about... (Continue reading)

Dying Lompoc woman names her killer

As she was dying, a Lompoc woman named the man who is believed to have fatally shot her Monday night. [KEYT] Lompoc police found the woman in the backyard of a home in the 300 block of North Daisy Street,... (Continue reading)

Lompoc city employee arrested for hit-and-run DUI

Lompoc police arrested an on-the-job city employee Tuesday for a hit-and-run while under the influence of alcohol. [KSBY] Officers say Lompoc Parks and Recreation Department employee Kelly Didrickson backed a city vehicle into another car in the 800 block of... (Continue reading)

Kayaker airlifted off coast of Montana de Oro

An emergency crew airlifted a kayaker trapped off the coast of Montana de Oro on Monday afternoon. [Tribune] Lompoc resident Guy Harvell, 43, abandoned his kayak after overturning it shortly after noon Monday. Harvell then clung to a rock about... (Continue reading)

Alleged Utah child molester caught in Lompoc

A man who fled the state of Utah in 2012 after allegedly sexually abusing a child had been living in Santa Barbara County. [KEYT] Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jose Luis Coronado, 52, Friday. Coronado is accused aggravated sexual... (Continue reading)

Lompoc City Council loosens sex offender regulations

In response to a lawsuit filed by an Arroyo Grande man regarding Lompoc’s regulations about where sex offenders can visit and live, the Lompoc City Council voted Tuesday to suspend enforcing residential limits and to revise laws on where sex... (Continue reading)

Picketers protest cost of Vandenberg missile launch

A group of people upset about the high cost of the United States’ ground-based missile defense program protested this weekend at Vandenberg Air Force Base. [KSBY] Launched in 2004 by the George W Bush administration, the program has already cost... (Continue reading)

Lompoc police officer arrested

A Lompoc Police Department sergeant was arrested Friday for allegedly making criminal threats and vandalism. He was the second Lompoc police officer arrested this year. Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies arrested Sgt. Joseph Stetz following a dispute at his home... (Continue reading)



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