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Santa Barbara County's COVID-19 case rate hit 7.1 per 100,000 people as of Monday, rising into purple-tier territory and moving the county back into the state's most restrictive phase. Neighboring San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties also moved backward to purple.
Air Force Maj. General DeAnna Burt assumed leadership of the Combined Force Space Component Command Monday at Vandenberg Air Force Base in the unit's first traditional change-of-command ceremony since its creation in August 2019. “There’s no place I’d rather be than doing operations."
Officers are being deployed on enhanced enforcement patrols along highways 101, 1, 154, 246 and 192, as well as such problem roadways as Ballard Canyon Road, looking for drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs, speeding, making unsafe turns and passing unsafely, the spokesman said.
On Nov. 5 the Santa Maria Valley community celebrated Maggi Daane during a live virtual Celebrate Philanthropy event. Usually, a Celebrate Phi…
In preparation for limited food distribution services during next week's Thanksgiving break, the Santa Maria-Bonita School District gave away …
Passport services for community members will resume at the Santa Maria Public Library Main Branch starting this Tuesday. Appointments for passport services will be available from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays, according to city spokesman Mark van de Kamp.
A small group of students in the Santa Maria Joint-Union High School District gathered outside the district office Monday afternoon to protest…
National Native American Heritage Month is celebrated each November to honor the rich histories, cultures and accomplishments of Native Americans in the United States. Each activity pack from the Santa Maria Public Library contains a paintbrush, clay, paint and a Native American booklist.
Santa Maria Police Department is seeking the public’s help to locate a suspect in an attempted homicide of a police officer and carjacking that took place Saturday afternoon in the 200 block of East Grant Street.