Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Maria’




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Santa Maria man assaults officer on Cal Poly campus

After being stopped in a stolen vehicle, a Santa Maria man allegedly assaulted a Cal Poly police officer, then tried to run away. At about 12:47 a.m. Friday, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on the Cal... (Continue reading)

Local school districts banning cooperation with ICE

The Santa Maria-Bonita School District board adopted a resolution Wednesday aimed at shielding students from the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. Santa Maria-Bonita is the latest of several local school districts, including San Luis Coastal, to do adopt... (Continue reading)

Former coach gets probation for disputed act of child molestation

A former Santa Maria youth basketball coach, who was accused of molesting a teenage girl over multiple years, received a five-year probation sentence and was set free from jail on Monday. The alleged victim in the case had recanted her... (Continue reading)

Man arrested for Orcutt saloon murder, wife arrested too

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man who was shot and killed early Saturday morning in the back parking lot of Elmer’s bar in Old Town Orcutt. Sheriff’s officials also announced they arrested the murder suspect, as... (Continue reading)

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 1:40 a.m. on Feb. 6,... (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 Trump’s immigration policies. In San... (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, a sheriff’s deputy stopped a... (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, allegedly stabbed his wife repeatedly,... (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 whom is suspected of stealing... (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 & Girls Club of Santa Maria... (Continue reading)



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