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Nearly three-quarters of California residents live in counties facing concerning coronavirus trends, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday as he warned he would impose further targeted shutdowns of counties or businesses if necessary and step up enforcement of his orders.
A former police officer who terrorized the Sacramento region as a serial rapist and went on to kill more than a dozen people across California and then evaded capture for decades pleaded guilty Monday to the first of 13 murders.
The city of Santa Maria has received 240 gallons of hand sanitizer in a donation from ExxonMobil, to be provided for public use at various cit…
A train attraction drives around the parking lot at the Power of God Christian Center fireworks booth Monday outside Rancho Bowl, in the 100 block of East Donovan Road. Twenty-three nonprofit organizations have opened licensed stands that sell so-called safe-and-sane fireworks, which don't fly or explode and are the only kind allowed in the city. Booth sales began Sunday.
Although the 2020 Presidential General Election is more than four months away, the clock will soon start running on deadlines for city, school district and special district candidates to meet as part of the filing process in Santa Barbara County.
About 30 community members, including current and former LVMC employees and supporters, gathered at the hospital’s Oceans Seven Café to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the facility, which opened June 29, 2010. The event served as the kickoff to a week’s worth of celebrations, and concluded with LVMC officials installing a time capsule.
Santa Maria city crews on Wednesday replaced the rope on the flagpole in front of City Hall that was damaged during last month's civil unrest.
Solvang's "unofficial parade" will take place this Saturday at 11 a.m., and will feature a number of Flat Fender club Jeeps and other military vehicles, as well as roving guests the local Model A car club.
DEAR ABBY: I have been with my husband since 2009. In 2017 we had a surprise baby, who is now 2 years and 9 months old.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — In the latest move to change U.S. place names tied to racist groups and ideas, leaders of Orange County’s Democratic …
One man was killed and another wounded early Monday in Seattle's “occupied” protest zone — the second deadly shooting in the area. Police said the shooting happened before dawn in the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood, near downtown.
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