Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Maria’




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Man charged with murder over crash that killed Nipomo native

A Santa Maria man who crashed in Orcutt after allegedly driving drunk at speeds above 125 mph is facing murder charges. The crash killed two women, one of whom was originally from Nipomo. [KSBY] Around... (Continue reading)

Thousands of Santa Maria students skip class to protest Trump

More than 7,000 students were missing from Santa Maria elementary schools on Thursday while walkouts, strikes and business closures took place nationwide as part of the “Day Without Immigrants” — a protest against President Donald... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria taxi driver caught with loaded gun, drugs

After conducting an early morning traffic stop on a taxi, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies learned the driver was a felon who was carrying drugs and a loaded gun. At about 1 a.m. on Monday,... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria man stabs wife in the head on Valentine’s Day

A Santa Maria woman’s Valentine’s Day concluded with a trip to the hospital for multiple stab wounds and lacerations to her head, face and neck, according to the city’s police department. Mariano Elias Cordonas, 37,... (Continue reading)

Alleged thieves nearly ram SLO cops with U-Haul

Two suspected thieves nearly rammed a San Luis Obispo police car while fleeing in a U-Haul truck last week. Authorities eventually tracked down the men, both of whom are from Santa Maria and one of... (Continue reading)

Police arrest Santa Maria man wielding a machete

Santa Maria police arrested a 34-year-old man Saturday for attempted murder after he allegedly attempted to strike several people with a machete. Shortly after 3 p.m., police responded to a home near the Boys &... (Continue reading)

Two men shot in three days in Santa Maria

Two men suffered gunshot wounds in a recent span of about three days in Santa Maria. Both victims survived with injuries that police say are not life-threatening. Police have yet to catch any suspects in... (Continue reading)

Parent threatens to shoot up South County high school

Irate over his son’s suspension, a father threatened to shoot staffers at Lopez Continuation High School in rural Arroyo Grande, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities arrested the man hours later.... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria teen who killed her baby sentenced to group home

A Santa Maria teen convicted of killing her newborn will go to a group home, rather than spending time at a state juvenile facility. [KCOY] Last January, the teen, who is referred to in court... (Continue reading)

Surgeon left syringe in patient’s stomach at Santa Maria hospital

A 54-year-old woman left Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria free of a tumor that had formed in her uterus. Little did the woman know that she left the hospital with something new inside... (Continue reading)



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