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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.

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California Highway Patrol officials are reminding the public of several new road safety passed by the California legislature have either taken effect or are set to become effective after the New Year, including two new ones that will directly affect driving behavior.

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A couple dozen Lompoc residents participated in a “Peace Rally” on Tuesday night in the courtyard outside City Hall. The aim of the event, which began around the same time as that night’s City Council meeting, was to send a message to city leaders that community members are fed up with the ongoing violent crime, and it also served as a public show of support for the Lompoc Police Department.

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Several community members on Tuesday night implored Lompoc’s governing body to reallocate money away from the city’s police department and instead redirect those funds to social programs and other services that could address the underlying causes of crime and cut down on the need for armed policing. Police Chief Joe Mariani shared his concerns with the movement.