Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Maria’




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Bernie Sanders to rally in Santa Maria

Bernie Sanders

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will hold a rally at Santa Maria High School on Saturday. Sanders’ rallies have often drawn tens of thousands of supporters. Doors will open at the high school at 10:30 a.m., according to the Sanders... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria Times cuts Monday edition

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As local publisher Lee Central Coast Newspapers announced it would stop printing the Times Press-Recorder, it also informed Santa Maria Times subscribers that they would no longer receive Monday newspapers. The publishing company says it is adapting to an industry... (Continue reading)

Company plans to house up to 600 farm workers near Santa Maria

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Just weeks after an arsonist burned down a home being built to house farm workers in Nipomo, a Santa Maria company is proposing building 30 houses to accommodate up to 600 farm workers. Unlike the Nipomo project, plans call for... (Continue reading)

Two men convicted of pimping teen in Santa Maria

Humberto Carranza and Cameron Jones

A Santa Barbara County jury convicted two men of pimping a 16-year-old girl whom they advertised on Craigslist as a 20-year-old. The victim had sex with customers, as well as with both of the defendants. Humberto Carranza, 24, met the... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria to target rowdy homeless at bus stops

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The Santa Maria City Council voted unanimously for an ordinance that will allow rangers and officers to cite, fine and even arrest homeless people who sleep, loiter or cause disturbances at bus stops. City officials say they have received complaints... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria company plans to lay off 168 employees

Zodiac

By John Lindt, publisher of Sierra 2 the Sea Santa Maria’s largest private employer, French-owned Zodiac Aerospace, will lay off 168 workers on June 22, according to a state notice published this week. The company employs about 1,800 workers in... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria Police chief testifies about criminal aliens

Victor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez

By KAREN VELIE Santa Maria Police Chief Ralph Martin said Thursday at a congressional hearing that the United States is running a catch and release program for criminal aliens that is putting the public at risk, during his testimony to... (Continue reading)

Man arrested for setting large Santa Maria apartment fire

Police have arrested a 19-year-old Southern California man for starting an apartment complex fire in Santa Maria last year that displaced 100 people and caused $1 million in damage. One person also had to be hospitalized after suffering burns due... (Continue reading)

6 arrested in equipment theft investigation

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Following a five-month joint investigation, sheriff deputies from Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties arrested six people suspected of participating in an agriculture and construction equipment theft ring. Deputies investigated more than twenty different cases involving several farming and... (Continue reading)

Argument turns deadly at Toys “R” Us parking lot

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An argument between a mother and daughter at the Santa Maria Toys “R” Us parking lot ended with one one dead and the other injured. Kimberly Wilson, 55, was sitting in the driver’s seat of her car and her daughter... (Continue reading)



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