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Golden Corral opens in Santa Maria at 25% indoor dining capacity

The buffet-style restaurant Golden Corral opened near the Crossroads plaza in Santa Maria on Monday, but with 25% indoor dining capacity and other health precautions due to COVID-19. 

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Orcutt wine bar owner charged with violating COVID-19 health orders

Kurt Hixenbaugh, 49, who owns Vino et Amicis in Old Town Orcutt, was charged with two counts of violating the state's stay-at-home emergency health o…

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Santa Barbara County begins budget workshops with public safety departments

No reductions in services are included in preliminary budgets submitted by the Sheriff’s, District Attorney’s and Public Defender’s offices and the P…

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Lompoc, Santa Ynez Valley libraries await green light for reopening

Currently, the Solvang, Buellton and main Lompoc library branches are all offering book holds and sidewalk pick-up service for those who order materi…

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CAPA Pet of the Week: Totoro

Totoro found her way to the animal shelter after her owner passed away.

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By the numbers: COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County

Updated numbers on the prevalence of the coronavirus in Santa Barbara County, and in several cities within the county.

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Former Santa Maria man receives 3 months in federal prison for killing elephant seal

A former Santa Maria man was sentenced Monday to three months in federal prison after pleading guilty to killing a northern elephant seal in San Luis…

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College

Baseball: Cal Poly splits Big West series with Long Beach State

Bryan Woo (2-2) earned the win with 5 2/3 scoreless innings in relief of starter Bryce Warrecker, who allowed just one run and four hits ov…

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Local News

Dan Walters: Would fed change make higher state taxes more likely?

CalMatters Commentary - California Gov. Gavin Newsom and six other governors want the $10,000 limit on deducting state and local taxes to b…

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Editorial

Editorial: Beverly Cleary’s books and her writing remain timeless

Editorial: Cleary creates characters that children can relate to, imbuing them with impishness and meddlesomeness. About her most beloved c…