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VOTE! Player of the Decade moves to Final Four

VOTE on all three sites. The polls close Wednesday, Jan. 20. 5 p.m. Read more

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Lompoc Valley Restaurant Week kicks off Feb. 22

Dining patrons can enjoy a prix-fixe meal, a two-for-one dining option, or a pairing at participating restaurants and tasting rooms, for $20.21, plus tax and tip. Read more

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Jeff McNeil turned one season of baseball at Nipomo into an MLB career

There's no questioning Jeff McNeil's greatness as an athlete during his days at Nipomo High School. Read more

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COVID-19 outbreak infects 48 inmates, 11 staff at Lompoc prison complex

Nearly 60 inmates and staff at the Lompoc Federal Correctional Complex have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Bureau of Prisons data released on Tuesday. Read more





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Local Business

Iconic Buellton eatery Pea Soup Andersen's listed for $4.7M

Pea Soup Andersen’s restaurant, a longtime Santa Ynez Valley landmark known for serving its famous split-pea soup, has been listed for $4.7 million by Radius Commercial Real Estate of Santa Barbara. Read more

Crime and Courts

Lompoc man sentenced to 20 years in prison for 2017 gang-related shooting

A Lompoc man has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison after pleading no contest to gang-related assault charges stemming from a 2017 Fourth of July shooting that seriously injured three people. Read more

Crime and Courts

Lights and Sirens in Lompoc

The following is taken from the Lompoc Police Department's calls-for-service log and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office daily arrest log. Those appearing as "arrested" are only suspected of the crime indicated but are presumed innocent. Read more

Crime and Courts

Lompoc man arrested in connection to shooting death on West El Camino Street

A Lompoc man was arrested Monday on suspicion of murder in the shooting death of 35-year-old Kevin Najarro on West El Camino Street in Santa Maria.   Read more

Lights and Sirens in Santa Maria

The following is taken from the Santa Maria Police Department's calls-for-service log and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office daily arrest log. Those appearing as "arrested" are only suspected of the crime indicated but are presumed innocent. Read more

State and Regional

Fatal wreck found in vegetation along Ventura County highway

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (AP) — A motorist was found dead in a wrecked pickup truck hidden by brush along a Southern California … Read more

Basketball

Former Brave Cheyenne Marmolejo embodied the spirit of Lompoc

Something special happens when a team or athlete embodies their community.  Read more

Crime and Courts

San Luis Obispo County sheriff's deputy injured after patrol vehicle collides with tree in Grover Beach

A San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's patrol deputy received minor injuries after his vehicle collided with a tree in Grover Beach on Tuesday. Read more

Crime and Courts

Nipomo man, Arroyo Grande woman arrested in connection to Oregon shooting death

A Nipomo man and an Arroyo Grande woman were arrested Wednesday in connection to a shooting death that occurred in Grants Pass, Oregon Tuesday, according to police. Read more

Phone-theft accuser says she is 'super sweet,' sees no crime

“I consider myself to be super sweet,” Miya Ponsetto, 22, said in a “CBS This Morning" interview that aired Friday. The interview was conducted Thursday afternoon, hours before Ponsetto was jailed in Ventura County. Read more

This week's Photo Galleries

VOTE! Player of the Decade moves to Final Four

VOTE on all three sites. The polls close Wednesday, Jan. 20. 5 p.m. Read more

Photos: California mobilizes National Guard amid concern over unrest

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