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Scherpa Fire Closes 101, Calle Real

Flames burning meadows along the roads. Read story.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Scherpa Fire Edges Closer to ExxonMobil Refinery

Flames were seen Thursday night near the Las Flores Canyon facility. Read story.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Second Wildfire Reported Near Knapp's Castle

It's the size of a football field and growing. Read story.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Scherpa Fire: Thursday Morning Update

"It's getting bigger as we speak," says County Fire Chief Eric Peterson. Read story.

Originally published 12:21 p.m., June 16, 2016
Updated 1:58 p.m., June 16, 2016

New Off-Leash Dog Area Proposed for MacKenzie Park

City holds meeting this evening at park to discuss plan. Read story.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Santa Maria Branch Jail Likely Staying Open

And Deputy Sheriff's Association reaches tentative deal with county. Read story.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Vaccination Records to be Reviewed by Public Health

Department will determine if any medical exemptions don't meet criteria. Read story.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Carbajal, Fareed Voice Conflicting Gun Control Views

Congressional candidates weigh in on Senate proposals. Read story.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Soap Opera Star Faces Felony DUI

Jensen Buchanan allegedly responsible for May 18 injury crash on Highway 154. Read story.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Guilty Verdicts for Panga Boat Smugglers

Two convicted of trafficking two tons of marijuana from Mexico to S.B. Read story.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Microsoft to Purchase LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion

Stock prices for the networking company nearly doubled overnight. Read story.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Probation Search Yields Drug Bust

Four arrested on marijuana, methamphetamine, weapon charges in Santa Maria. Read story.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Oakland Homicide Suspect Shoots Self in Santa Maria

Update: Las Vegas resident Gale Lee Boyd, 46, brain dead after likely suicide at truck stop. Read story.

Originally published 3:01 p.m., June 13, 2016
Updated 10:34 a.m., June 15, 2016

Axe-Wielding Rampage Lands Suspect in Hospital

Ilya Yegudkin, 25, attacked several people at Paradise Campground. Read story.

Originally published 1:21 p.m., June 13, 2016
Updated 1:40 p.m., June 13, 2016

7 Arrested on Drug, Gun Charges in Santa Maria

Search of wanted suspect’s home unearths methamphetamine and rifle. Read story.

Monday, June 13, 2016
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