Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Maria’




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)

Community Partners in Caring Big Musical, event photos

The Big Musical 10th Annual Clergy Waiters Night was an evening of great music, food and philanthropy. The benefit, held at the Radisson Hotel in Santa Maria on June 26, raised money to support Community Partners in Caring. Find local... (Continue reading)

Judge finds alleged junkyard shooter not competent to stand trial

Judge Edward Bullard ruled Tuesday that Lee Leeds, 34, accused of murdering his father and three others during a shooting rampage at a junk yard in Santa Maria, is not competent to stand trial at this time. Leeds, arrested in March... (Continue reading)

Major gang bust in Santa Maria

Santa Maria police arrested dozens of gang members in a sweeping crackdown on gangs, drugs and violence. [KSBY] On Thursday and Friday, police arrested 35 members of the West Park Criminal Street Gang at numerous locations throughout the area. Charges... (Continue reading)

Theatre Review: PCPA’s “Macbeth” Is a Must-See

By C.L. ALEXANDER So . . . many a live production aims to shower its audience with wondrous sights and sounds, but few directors prove capable of shaping the resulting barrage into a fluent, coherent and fascinating theatrical experience. In... (Continue reading)

Theatre Review: “Mousetrap” merits more applause

By C.L. ALEXANDER So . . . it’s terribly, terribly hard to cast a community theatre production in which all of the actors seem perfectly suited to their roles. Directors facing a shortage of age-appropriate, gender-appropriate or (dare it even... (Continue reading)

EXCLUSIVE: Alleged junkyard shooter of four is son of murdered SLO woman

Lee Isaac Bedwell Leeds, arrested this week for the shooting deaths of four people at a junk yard in Santa Maria, is the 31-year old son of Sharon Ostman, a homeless woman murdered in downtown San Luis Obispo. Ostman’s half-naked body... (Continue reading)