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Santa Maria city officials are seeking public input on a new fee structure for services that would offset the city's dependency on tax subsidi…
Merso Labs is the only laboratory to offer COVID-19 testing to the public.
AB 718, would require law enforcement agencies in California to complete misconduct and officer-involved shooting investigations even after an officer resigns and would require investigators to share their findings with the officer's new agency if the officer seeks employment elsewhere.
The Ride 3 program was launched using a state grant in 2014 to teach area youth about safe ATV operations. The program has been limited since the city only has eight small ATVs. Now, officials are pursuing another grant to acquire four larger ATVs meant for adult riders.
Salary savings from recent retirements in the Santa Maria Fire Department, along with overperforming sales tax revenue, could help fund five f…
A 2-acre lot in downtown Solvang, which has been at the center of controversy over the past year due to initial plans to construct a mixed-use development that called for the demolition of the Veterans Memorial Hall, will soon feature either a three-story hotel and wellness center or a 59-unit low-income housing project.
Approximately 600 community members joined a virtual question-and-answer session with Santa Maria Police Chief Marc Schneider on Thursday, with discussion centering around community trust-building, the department's recent audit, and local manifestations of national issues around racial bias and accountability.
Despite economic challenges posed by the ongoing health crisis, city taxes incurred by Lompoc's open-market cannabis industry — which go into the city's general fund that primarily funds police and fire — added a total of $983,000 in revenue in 2020, $533, 513 more than initial projections.
Attempts by neighboring homeowners to halt an affordable housing project on West Battles Road were rejected by the Santa Maria City Council in…
This will represent the first comprehensive update to the City of Solvang's general plan since its adoption in 1988.