Posted 8:50 PM 5/11/2013 by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
The 2013 class of The Leadership of Santa Maria Valley organization hosted its "Go-Bags Santa Maria" event Saturday.
The goal of the event was to raise awareness about the Santa Barbara County Foster Care Program, as well as collect supplies and raise funds to provide social services to (More)
Posted 8:21 PM 5/10/2013 by April Hansen
If you scrawl graffiti on walls or fences in Santa Maria, don't expect it to last long. Plus you may be tracked.Every year the city's Parks and Recreation Department sends out its graffiti team to clean up more than 70,000 square feet of these writings and drawings. Only a (More)
Posted 9:56 AM 5/10/2013 by Ed Zuchelli, KSBY News
The Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office says a man charged in the fatal hit and run death of a Santa Maria man pled guilty today.
Alvino Corona pled guilty to multiple charges, including gross vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident and driving without a (More)More Stories from 5/9/2013
Posted 7:32 AM 5/8/2013 by April Hansen, KSBY News
Two of the people convicted of the murder of 15-year old Dystiny Myers will be sentenced on Wednesday.
Rhonda Wisto and her son, Frank York, were convicted in March of first degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, kidnapping, and torture.
Dystiny's body was found badly beaten (More)
Posted 6:22 PM 5/6/2013 by Katherine Worsham, KSBY News
Santa Maria Police arrested a man Monday morning after they say he led officers on a short chase.
Police say Juan Martinez, 24, of Santa Maria, was driving a stolen car when officers spotted him just before 11:00 am.
They say Martinez drove off, but abandoned the car after a short distance and ran off. Officers were able to catch up with him and arrest him.
Martinez faces charges of evading police, driving a stolen vehicle, and drug possession.More Stories from 5/6/2013
Posted 4:59 PM 5/5/2013 by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
Cinco de Mayo is here, but before you leave the celebration, you'll want to make sure you have a designated driver.
Santa Maria Police conducted DUI and driver's license checkpoints Sunday.
The checkpoints started at 1 p.m. and continue until 10 p.m.
Officials say crashes involving alcohol drop by 20% when checkpoints are announced to the public.
Posted 8:59 PM 5/4/2013 by ASSOCIATED PRESS
SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) - A fire that burned about 50 acres near a Central Coast horse training facility has been fully contained. The Santa Maria Times reports (http://bit.ly/ZwXLBG) firefighters, assisted by four air tankers, had the fire near Rock Front Ranch surrounded within (More)
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