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)...
Posted 1:22 PM 4/26/2013 by Katie Ferber, KSBY News
Santa Maria firefighters honored one of their own who died in the line of duty.
On April 25, 1970 William Alvin Newton died while fighting a fire at a hotel on Main and Broadway Streets in Santa Maria.As part of the memorial city fire crews also got to check out the firefighter (More)
Posted 1:14 PM 4/25/2013 by April Hansen, KSBY News
A Girl Scout project started thousands of miles away created a life-long friendship and after seven decades will be honored.
Joan Wiley and Margaret Pring started writing letters to each other when they were just 11 and 12 years old. One lived in Chicago, the other in England.This (More)
Posted 9:14 PM 4/23/2013 by Cameron Polom, KSBY News
Big rig drivers were pulled over in Santa Maria today, not for the way they were driving, but for what they may be putting into the air.
"Diesel exhaust is one of the largest contaminants here in California," said Eloy Flores of the Air Resources Board.
According to the Air (More)
Posted 4:03 AM 4/23/2013 by April Hansen, KSBY News
The Federal Aviation Administration has made $600 million in budget cuts, causing dozens of flight delays and cancellations around the country and marking the beginning of furloughs for air traffic controllers.
There were a few delays and cancellations at Central Coast airports, but the (More)
Posted 8:41 PM 4/21/2013 by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
In July 2009, Santa Maria native Eric Okerblom was killed by a distracted teenage driver who had been texting while driving.
In memory of Eric, his parents created the Eric Okerblom Foundation.
On Sunday, the foundation hosted "Eric's Run."
The entire community was invited to (More)
Posted 4:12 PM 4/20/2013 by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
The Santa Maria Police Department is conducting a DUI Checkpoint Saturday night.
The checkpoint starts at 7 p.m. and goes through 3 a.m.
Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and drug impairment. They'll also be checking for proper licensing.
Over the past three years in Santa Maria, there have been 518 DUI collisions claiming three lives.
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