Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Maria’




Grover Beach child molester convicted

A Grover Beach man was convicted of sexually molesting a pre-teen girl by a jury in Santa Maria on Thursday. [SantaMariaTimes] Santa Maria police arrested Ryan Olsen, 33, in February 2010 and charged him with sexually abusing two pre-teen girls... (Continue reading)

Science Night at Allan Hancock, event photos

Young and old, over 650 people were excited to see, touch, and hear fascinating scientific and engineering principles in action at Science Night at Hancock College on April 8. Dr. Robert Jorstad embraced the learn-by-doing paradigm by having his science... (Continue reading)

Doctors testify on murder suspect’s competency

Doctors from Patton State Hospital testified in Santa Maria today that Lee Leeds is competent to stand trial for the murder of four people including his father. [KSBY] In March 2008, Lee Leeds reportedly shot the four men at his... (Continue reading)

Screen legend Jane Russell dies in Santa Maria

Jane Russell, 89, who became one of the biggest and most controversial movie stars of the 1940’s and 50’s, in part due to her revealing cleavage, died Monday at her home in Santa Maria. Russell, a former pin-up girl, was... (Continue reading)

Man shoots at restaurant in San Luis Obispo

A Santa Maria man was arrested for allegedly shooting a gun from his car towards a group of people standing outside Tonitas Mexican Restaurant on Nipomo Street in San Luis Obispo at 1:58 a.m. on Saturday. After purchasing food from... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo Police arrest murder suspect

San Luis Obispo Police officers arrested a Santa Maria man suspected of the attempted murder of a 21-year-old on Sunday. Cole Sterling Milton, 19, is suspected of repeatedly stabbing Justin Hirsh near the intersection of Nipomo and High Streets with... (Continue reading)

Violent weekend in Santa Maria leaves one dead

Two shootings and one stabbing have left one dead and three injured in Santa Maria over the weekend. A man suffered gun shot injuries Friday night in a drive-by shooting near the corner of Stowell Road and Western Avenue just... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria teacher accused of sexting student

A Righetti High School teacher is on administrative leave after a parent found sexually explicit text messages on their son’s phone. [KSBY] The messages allegedly originated from Righetti High School biology teacher Michelle Hill’s phone. The unnamed parent discovered the... (Continue reading)

Seclusion and restraint practice poses risks, prompts questions

A week after Cliff Detty’s death at Santa Barbara County’s Psychiatric Health Facility, a short obituary popped up online. Without going into detail, the article described a 46-year-old man who had died at a Santa Barbara hospital the night of... (Continue reading)

Man stabbed for being gay

A Santa Maria man stabbed a Denny’s employee twice in the neck and throat after he learned the man was gay at about 3:30 a.m. on Thursday. The unnamed victim is expected to recover from his injuries. Curtis Martin, 24,... (Continue reading)