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A man accused of orchestrating the murder of Javier Limon from a prison in Lancaster four years ago will begin trial, with jury selection slated... [Read More]
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The city of Guadalupe has appealed a 2017 verdict that found the city guilty of violating the constitutional rights of an apartment owner when it... [Read More]
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In her July 30 appeal of a 2017 verdict finding the City of Guadalupe guilty of violating the constitutional rights of an apartment owner, attorney... [Read More]
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The city of Guadalupe has appealed a 2017 verdict that found the city violated the constitutional rights of an apartment owner when it passed an... [Read More]
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Born and raised in Santa Maria, 12-year-old Maritza Nava lives near Buena Vista Park, but seldom visited it because it looked barren and uninviting. [Read More]
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The man accused of leading Santa Maria Police on a pursuit in a stolen vehicle late Tuesday night has been identified, thanks to the community's... [Read More]
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Police are asking for the public's help to identify a suspect who led officers on a pursuit in a stolen vehicle late Tuesday. [Read More]
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The daughter of Santa Maria businessman Hans Kardel, who was convicted of molesting his granddaughter, demanded speedy justice Thursday as sentencing was continued for the... [Read More]
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The life of a young woman who served the community and cared for its animals will be honored during a ceremony Thursday at the Santa... [Read More]
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A county employee and former candidate for Santa Barbara County's 4th District supervisor seat in 2016 has been accused of violating probation stemming from a... [Read More]
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Hundreds gathered at Nipomo High School on Saturday for the 51st annual Rainbow of Gems Show, an educational swap meet and tailgate party for rock... [Read More]
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For the first time, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has hired a full-time behavior services manager to train deputies when they interact with the... [Read More]
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A judge refused to dismiss felony child endangerment charges Thursday for a Santa Maria probationer who shot his younger brother, stating that he considered Fernando... [Read More]
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A man twice who has been twice convicted of rape and placed on monitored release since 2013 will be evaluated by another doctor before a... [Read More]
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Crime scene lab technicians now will be able to handle evidence more quickly and efficiently, thanks to the donation of two advanced air-drying cabinets to... [Read More]
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The man who was tried twice for the 2015 slaying of a Lompoc man but was never convicted lost his bid to have the case... [Read More]
Tags: Lompoc - Santa - Judge
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Victor Martinez was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Monday for the murder of Marilyn Pharis, during an emotional hearing where... [Read More]
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A snapshot of 597 juveniles placed under probation supervision in Santa Barbara County in 2017 shows 53 were incarcerated in juvenile hall, a number 38... [Read More]
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Eighteen-year-old Jose Blanco has always been inspired by those in law enforcement who serve and protect the community daily. One day, he hopes to join... [Read More]
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Nearly a month after a water pipe ruptured in the ceiling of the civil division at Santa Maria Superior Court, portable courtrooms have been set... [Read More]
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