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Four of the nation's largest banks agreed to temporarily suspend residential mortgage payments for Californians affected by the coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday.
Aaron Bergh, best known for producing craft gins and rums at his distillery in south Paso Robles, says that while producing spirits to fulfill pick-up and online sales, he is now largely focused on supplying local first responders and charities with hand sanitizer.
Lompoc Unified School District officials announced Wednesday morning that classes would remain canceled at least through the end of April. When schools were first shuttered on March 16, the closures were anticipated at that time to last at least through April 3.
The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement early Wednesday on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Food deliveries to senior citizens throughout Santa Barbara County are now available through a partnership between the County Foodbank, the ci…
A rapid-result screening test now available from Hardy Diagnostics will help health-care workers determine the need for additional coronavirus testing in symptomatic patients.
The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department confirmed two new coronavirus cases on Wednesday for a total of 26, with San Luis Obispo Cou…
The Community Action Commission is adding staff and expanding ways residents can access assistance through 2-1-1 Santa Barbara County, the centralized information and referral system that connects people to health and human services.
Hancock College will operate as an emergency food distribution site for community members two days a week beginning March 26.
A number of local organizations — including the Democratic Club of Santa Maria Valley — are pitching in to help with grocery store or pharmacy deliveries to those who may be homebound during the coronavirus pandemic.
A Santa Barbara County Fire Department engine crew may have been exposed to the coronavirus while on a medical assistance call Tuesday, and officials are awaiting test results from the patient before testing the firefighters.
A shopper at the head of the line waits for his turn to go inside the Trader Joe's store in Santa Maria on Wednesday.
The stock market turmoil triggered by the coronavirus pandemic is raising worries that Pacific Gas & Electric's $13.5 billion settlement with victims of catastrophic wildfires may be worth far less by the time the beleaguered company emerges from bankruptcy.
Los Angeles County health officials said Wednesday that they no longer are including a 17-year-old boy in the tally of coronavirus deaths until they do more to determine his precise cause of death.
For more than six years, through two governors and hundreds of lawmakers’ votes, California’s state government slowly built the largest cash reserve in its history — projected to total $21 billion by next summer.
Pressure was mounting on the Trump administration Wednesday to release people from immigration detention facilities where at least one detainee has tested positive for COVID-19 and advocates fear tight quarters and overall conditions could cause rapid spread of the virus.
Santa Maria’s Recreation and Parks Department has released several, short, family-friendly, “how-to” videos to help you and your family make it through home quarantine and keep in good physical and mental health.
One hundred-percent of proceeds from the restaurant group’s gift card sales will go toward the employee relief fund.
Los Angeles County health officials backtracked Tuesday on their announcement that a child died from coronavirus, saying it’s possible the death was caused by something else.
The Michael Jackson estate is donating $300,000 to help entertainment industry workers on Broadway, the music business and in Las Vegas who have been hurt by the coronavirus pandemic.