Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Maria’

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2 stabbed, 8 arrested in Santa Maria


In two separate altercations Saturday in Santa Maria, eight people were arrested and two ended up in the hospital. Shortly before 2 a.m., officers were dispatched to an altercation on the 600 block of East Tunnell Street. Police arrived to... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria farms laying off 878 workers

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By John Lindt, publisher of Sierra2theSea Some strawberry fields are not forever. El Dorado Berry Farms, a family owned and operated farming company which has grown its own strawberries and raspberries in California for more than eight years, permanently closed... (Continue reading)

Teen arrested for murdering her newborn

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Santa Maria police arrested a 15-year-old girl Wednesday for allegedly murdering her newborn infant, police said. The infant is the sixth person murdered in Santa Maria in 2016. On Sunday, staff at Marian Regional Medical Center informed law enforcement of... (Continue reading)

Violent Monday in Santa Maria, 3 dead

Israel Gaspar Cruz

A 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death and two males were fatally shot on Monday in Santa Maria. The stabbing and shooting were separate incidents. In less than a month, there have been five murders in Santa Maria. Amid a string... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria man arrested for stealing diapers


With guns drawn, Santa Maria police arrested a 24-year-old Santa Maria man who was suspected of stealing diapers from the Walmart on Bradley Road on Saturday afternoon, police said. At approximately 3:30 p.m., Joseph Dollette told a loss prevention employee... (Continue reading)

Two killed in Santa Maria’s first 2016 homicides

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Less than two weeks into 2016, two homicides have occurred in Santa Maria. In 2015, the city had a spike in killings with 13 murders. As with the last two murders of 2015, the first two killings of 2016 occurred... (Continue reading)

Two people gunned down in Santa Maria

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Two people were shot and killed Saturday night marking the 13 murder in Santa Maria in 2015. Shortly after 7 p.m., two males were shot to death near Jewel and Vine streets, police said. Emergency personnel transported the victims to... (Continue reading)

Eighteen wheeler catches fire, car does too


An 18-wheel tractor trailer caught fire at Pappy’s truck stop in Santa Maria early Tuesday morning, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. The truck was carrying various berries, all of which were destroyed in the fire. The driver... (Continue reading)

Two girls get trapped in Orcutt storm drain


Two Santa Maria teens took a stroll through an Orcutt storm drain on Sunday afternoon. Then a downpour occurred, and the teens became trapped in the drain. [KEYT] The girls, both 14 years old, entered the storm drain at Clark... (Continue reading)

Man allegedly exposed himself to Grover Beach girls

Roberto Mendoza-Macias

A 29-year-old Santa Maria man exposed himself to three elementary school girls in August, according to the Grover Beach Police Department. Officers arrested the man in Santa Maria on Thursday. Roberto Mendoza-Macias allegedly exposed himself to the girls on Aug.... (Continue reading)

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