Posted 5:49 PM 6/17/2013 by Cameron Polom, KSBY News
Santa Maria city leaders have long debated what to do with an 85,000 square foot vacant retail space in downtown. It was a Mervyns store at one time but the space has sat empty for years.
Last week, the Santa Maria Planning Commission gave the go ahead to retailer Fallas Discount (More)
Posted 9:10 AM 6/17/2013 by Ed Zuchelli, KSBY News
Santa Maria Police are looking for a suspect who stabbed a man twice Sunday afternoon.Police say Jose de Jesus Amariba stabbed a 21 year-old man twice and ran away from the scene.It happened on the 700 block of South Pine Street.Amariba is described as having a (More)
Posted 7:25 PM 6/15/2013 by Katie Ferber, KSBY News
Some middle schoolers in Santa Maria got a chance to hang out with law enforcement Saturday, for fun.
The city Parks and Recreation Department teamed up with the Shack Paintball Field to host a free trip for the kids.
Students who are part of the Abel Maldonado Youth Center were invited.
The center is open to students in the 7th through 12th grades. There are activities available all summer long.
Posted 5:26 PM 6/14/2013 by April Hansen, KSBY
4-H groups in Santa Barbara County survived a round of county budget cuts Friday and will be funded for another year. The future of the 4-H clubs in the county was in question a few weeks ago as the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors tackled a $10 million shortfall for the next (More)
Posted 11:02 AM 6/14/2013 by April Hansen, KSBY
A Santa Maria jury found Shane Villalpando, a former St. Joseph's High School student, guilty Wednesday of three felony counts of unlawful sex with a minor. He was convicted of having sex with the former classmate three times last year when the girl was 14 and he was 18. (More)...
Posted 7:12 AM 6/13/2013 by Katherine Worsham & Caroline Lowe, KSBY News
The jury in the Shane Villalpando trial has reached a verdict.
Villalpando, a former St. Joseph High School student, was found guilty Wednesday of three felony counts of unlawful sex with a minor.
The jury was deadlocked, 11-1, on a count of rape of an intoxicated person.(More)...
Posted 4:34 AM 6/12/2013 by April Hansen, KSBY News
The case of a former St. Joseph High School student charged with raping a classmate is now in the hands of a jury in Santa Maria.
Shane Villalpando is on trial, charged with raping the girl last year when she was 14 and he was 18.The alleged victim, referred to as Jane Doe to (More)
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