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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)

School out, court closed as brush fire nears Lompoc

A brush fire that broke out in a canyon south of Lompoc Tuesday afternoon has burnt 700 acres and caused evacuations of 1,300 residences. [Lompoc Record] The fire broke out around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 2500 block of San... (Continue reading)

Rowdy crowd impedes attempted murder investigation

After a Lompoc man allegedly stabbing a man in Isla Vista Saturday night, a crowd of over a 1,000 people gathered in a near riot. Kuriyan Summers-Dickinson, 18, of Lompoc allegedly stabbed a 20-year-old Rhode Island man in the stomach... (Continue reading)

Vandenberg protester bucks Supreme Court, gets arrested

One week after the Supreme Court ruled that antiwar activist Dennis Apel could not protest along a stretch of Highway 1 that is located on the Vandenberg Air Force Base, Appel returned to the spot Wednesday and was arrested along... (Continue reading)

Vandenberg Air Force base involved in drug probe

An Air Force investigation into illegal drug has expanded to include officers at Vandenberg Air Force Base on the Central Coast of California. [WITN] U.S. Air Force officials are investigating 10 officers – nine lieutenants and one captain – at... (Continue reading)

Inmate escapes from Lompoc Prison

An inmate escaped from a minimum security area of the federal penitentiary in Lompoc on Friday. [KSBY] Prison officials discovered that Jeffrey Kilbride, 48, was missing at around 1:30 p.m. Witnesses last saw him in a white, four-door car. Kilbride... (Continue reading)

Vandenberg launches rocket with secret payload

A rocket with a secret payload launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base late Thursday night. [NBC 13] The 19-story-tall Atlas V rocket launched around 11:15 p.m. Thursday and headed toward low-Earth orbit. It is unknown what is onboard, but the... (Continue reading)

Lompoc gas wars

Gas stations across Lompoc are participating in a gas price war that has resulted in plummeting prices. [KCOY] Gas prices in Lompoc are the lowest in 12 western states with three gas stations selling gas at $3.41. “So, if someone... (Continue reading)



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