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A Santa Maria woman was identified by police as the suspect of an alleged Feb. 12 business robbery on South Broadway.
We are putting together a list of area restaurants, bars and other businesses that have been impacted by the coronavirus restrictions — bans o…
An arrest warrant was issued Friday for a Lompoc man who is a wanted on suspicion of felony gun possession and child endangerment stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident on North I Street.
We are working hard to get answers about the impact and reaction to the coronavirus in Santa Barbara County, this is a collection of those sto…
Nunez graduated from Santa Maria in 2009. He said he taught chemistry the first half of the 2019-20 year at Anaheim Servite High School, his first full-time teaching job after years of substitute teaching.
Santa Barbara County has confirmed 15 new COVID-19 cases as of Thursday, 10 of which are among inmates in the federal penitentiary in Lompoc, bringing the total to 243 cases.
Commissioners unanimously agreed to continue the hearing for the proposed Herbal Angels cultivation operation on Cebada Canyon Road until May 27, which will be after the North Board of Architectural Review looks at the proposed project that has been revised since the board reviewed it in January.
Child care services will be offered at Rice Elementary starting Monday for health-care workers on the front lines of the fight against the coronavirus.
The City Council voted unanimously to have city staff return as soon as the next regular meeting on April 21 with information on how the city can potentially expand its utility repayment program, as well as information on how the city could use its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to provide rental assistance or other financial help to residents.
The event was held, according to a Lompoc Unified School District spokeswoman, as a way for the employees "to show the students and their families that although they may not be at the school with them, they still care."
With some medical supplies in short supply amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Lompoc Valley Medical Center is now accepting donations from the community.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the lives — and, in some cases, livelihoods — of so many in the Lompoc Valley, Surf Beach has seemingly taken on a new role in its evolving relationship with the community.
Patricia “Patty” Lopez, who primarily works as LUSD’s switchboard operator, was recently named the Office and Technical Classified Employee of the Year by the Santa Barbara County Education Office.
Royal Healing Emporium — located at 721 W. Central Ave., Suite D — opened its doors this month, even with most people in the state advised to stay at home to limit the spread of COVID-19. It is the third dispensary to open in Lompoc this year, and the ninth overall.
Although vehicular access to La Purisima Mission State Historic Park has been temporarily closed off in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, the site remains open for people who wish to walk, hike or bike on the park’s 25 miles of trails.
DenMat, a company that normally specializes in manufacturing dental products, recently used its labs and equipment to produce dozens of bottles of hand sanitizer. The first batch of the sanitizer was donated Monday to the Lompoc Police Department.