Posted 10:32 PM 5/3/2013 by April Hansen, KSBY News
A school bus pulls in to pick up children from the Quail Meadows community in Santa Maria. The bus driver turns on the red flashing lights alerting drivers to stop. One lane of traffic stops, while other cars drive by.
"They need to stop. It's my kids' safety," said parent Keturah (More)
Posted 7:24 AM 5/3/2013 by April Hansen, KSBY News
We have heard a lot about sexually violent predator Tibor Karsai who was released last month as a transient in Santa Barbara County.
Karsai was convicted of sexually assaulting two teens. He now lives in a motor home where two guards watch him around the clock. He also wears a GPS monitor (More)
Posted 6:15 AM 5/2/2013 by Katherine Worsham, KSBY News
The Santa Maria Philharmonic Society announced Wednesday it plans to shut down.
The Philharmonic is well known for performing "Peter and the Wolf" for area fourth graders, along with several concerts throughout the year.
The Board of Directors says the Philharmonic Society has been (More)
Posted 6:23 PM 4/30/2013 by April Hansen, KSBY News
If you hear bells in neighborhoods around Santa Maria, chances are ice cream and treats are nearby.
Bicycle food vendors have become the modern day ice cream man in the Central Coast's largest city, but not all of the two-wheeled vendors have a license to sell.
"They are kind of a (More)
Posted 10:53 AM 4/30/2013 by Katie Ferber, KSBY News
Some Santa Maria churches are teaming up to help the most needy in their community.
The "Showers of Blessing" program offers free showers, haircuts, and breakfasts every Monday from 8 a.m. to noon.It's at the First United Methodist Church on Broadway.
The churches (More)
Posted 8:46 PM 4/28/2013 by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
The Santa Maria Strawberry Festival continues Sunday night.
The event kicked off Friday and goes until midnight Sunday.
The Strawberry Festival ends at 10 p.m., but the carnival stays open later.
Organizers say they're expecting up to 5,000 people at the park for the closing shows.
Allan Hancock Police were even called out to the event to help provide extra security.
Posted 8:21 PM 4/27/2013 by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
Local students came together Saturday to practice their welding skills.
100 students from 10 local high schools competed in Allan Hancock College's 16th Annual High School Welding Competition.
Students participated in six different, hands on competitions.
Several welding organizations helped put on the event.
Students could win prizes worth thousands of dollars.
Posted 6:40 PM 4/26/2013 by Katie Ferber, KSBY News
Kids drawing on walls isn't always a bad thing. Students at Tunnell Elementary School in Santa Maria are getting creative with paint.
They're painting a mural on a wall on campus. The wall once had tiles in the school's yellow and blue colors that were damaged over the years. (More)...
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