Santa Maria City Reporter
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Laura Place covers city government, policy and elections in Santa Maria and Santa Barbara County. Follow her on Twitter @itslaurasplace
The Santa Maria Department of Recreation and Parks will hold a March workshop for junior high and high school girls focused on body positivity…
City park rangers say the riverbed has been experiencing high traffic from the public as the city wraps up its last cleaning efforts in the area.
Congressman Salud Carbajal, D-Santa Barbara, announced a Census Town Hall meeting will take place Feb. 24 in Santa Maria, where members of the community can learn about the 2020 census and how to make sure they are counted.
The Santa Maria Public Library will screen the 2018 film "Blackkklansmen" at 3 p.m. Monday in Shepard Hall.
Students mingled with people they might not have otherwise met at an event designed to curb social isolation in middle schools.
Local women in the roles of mayors, council members and commissioners shared why they became involved in local government, what needs to change, and why the county needs more women in leadership.
A Santa Maria Times video of students at Righetti High School chanting "where's your passport" at rival St. Joseph during a Tuesday night basketball game has sparked heated reactions on social media about what is seen as racism towards St. Joseph players from France and Puerto Rico.
The pop-up exhibit at Hancock College's Ann Foxworthy Gallery opened Monday and will last through Thursday.
Saying the addition of high-paying jobs is a top priority, Hourglass Project CEO Melissa James previewed the main initiatives in the organizat…
Visitors to the Santa Maria Public Library add to the "I Have a Dream" Tree, located in the Youth Service are, writing their hopes and dreams …