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Lopez High's Greenelsh named Lucia Mar's top teacher

Lopez High's Greenelsh named Lucia Mar's top teacher

Shawn Greenelsh is a team player. But like all outstanding teammates, he got singled out for his effort this week by being selected the Lucia …

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Girl Scouts 'amazing race' teaches skills

Girl Scouts 'amazing race' teaches skills

Central Coast Girl Scouts celebrated Memorial Day weekend in a unique way on Saturday.

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All things strawberries at Arroyo Grande festival

All things strawberries at Arroyo Grande festival

Thousands of individuals are expected to flood the Arroyo Grande Village again today as they celebrate the county's sweetest crop — strawberri…

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Rodeo week kicks off with 56th annual Beard-a-Reno

Rodeo week kicks off with 56th annual Beard-a-Reno

With less than a week to go before the beginning of the 2015 Santa Maria Elks Rodeo, the Elks Recreation Foundation hosted the Beard-a-Reno an…

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Santa Maria woman suspected of causing two collisions and fleeing from police while under the influence

A Santa Maria woman was arrested by the Santa Maria Police Department last Saturday morning after allegedly fleeing the scene of a collision w…

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Police use beanbag rounds agaisnt hit-and-run suspect who evaded, brandished knife at officers

A Santa Maria man was arrested Friday night after police say he fled the scene of a collision, led police officers on a pursuit and brandished…

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SMPD cites seven in street racing patrol

The Santa Maria Police Department issued seven citations for reckless driving and impounded seven vehicles for 30 days Friday night during a j…

May 23, 2015 12:28 pm(1)

County to hold special meeting on North County Jail

A special meeting of the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors will be held Tuesday to consider financial and logistical aspects of the No…

May 23, 2015 10:00 am(0)

County residents question tiger salamander recovery plan

Many residents attending a workshop Friday to discuss a recovery plan for the endangered California tiger salamander in Santa Barbara County, …

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Hancock grads celebrate families

Hancock grads celebrate families

College commencement ceremonies are celebrations of individual accomplishments. But Hancock College's Class of 2015 was reminded Friday that t…

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Pismo Beach parklet gets thumbs up

Pismo Beach parklet gets thumbs up

A test parklet in downtown Pismo Beach will remain where the city positioned it, having gained the unanimous support of the City Council for i…

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New trial denied, life sentences handed down in U-Haul case

New trial denied, life sentences handed down in U-Haul case

All motions for a new trial in the U-Haul murder case were rejected Friday, as the five men convicted of first-degree murder last month were s…

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School Notes

School Notes

Righetti FFA champs in fruit trees

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Nipomo declares severe water shortage

A severe water shortage has been declared for Nipomo, meaning no applications for new water connections in the community will be accepted, alt…

May 23, 2015 12:00 am(0)
Pepper tasting part of healthier school menus

Pepper tasting part of healthier school menus

Mariah Perez isn't like a lot of her classmates at Rice Elementary school. She actually likes bell peppers.

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Memorial set to honor victims of IV tragedy

Memorial set to honor victims of IV tragedy

On the one-year-anniversary today, residents from across Santa Barbara County will be mourning the victims of the tragedy in Isla Vista that c…

May 23, 2015 12:00 am(0)
Database: Oil spills in the U.S., 1995-2014

Database: Oil spills in the U.S., 1995-2014

From 1995 through 2014, there were more than 2,000 significant incidents involving pipelines carrying crude oil or refined petroleum products …

May 22, 2015 5:49 pm(0)

'Ellen DeGeneres Show' surprises Mary Buren with $100,000 donation

Students at Mary Buren Elementary School in Guadalupe soon will have an updated library to study in, and it is all thanks to the "The Ellen De…

May 22, 2015 4:11 pm(2)
Federal data: As oil production soars, so do pipeline leaks

Federal data: As oil production soars, so do pipeline leaks

The oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline this week reflects a troubling trend in the nation's infrastructure: As U.…

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California OKs offer of voluntary water cuts by farmers

California OKs offer of voluntary water cuts by farmers

California regulators on Friday accepted a historic offer by farmers to make a 25 percent voluntary water cut to avoid deeper mandatory losses…

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Buckle up for Memorial Day weekend

The California Highway Patrol and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department have sent out safety advisories for drivers traveling up and d…

May 22, 2015 11:48 am(0)
Father of Santa Barbara shooting victim wants gun reforms

Father of Santa Barbara shooting victim wants gun reforms

Richard Martinez thinks of his son every day, and with those thoughts come the constant reminder of a young life cut tragically short by a tro…

May 22, 2015 10:48 am(0)
Hancock Foundation honors its best, brightest

Hancock Foundation honors its best, brightest

Rewarding its students proved to be a bigger job than ever for the Hancock College Foundation Thursday night as it doled out a record-breaking…

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Hancock grad goes from academic probation to head of the class

Hancock grad goes from academic probation to head of the class

Aurora Ruvalcaba's path to the graduation podium at Hancock College has been long, arduous and full of unexpected twists and turns. But when s…

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