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  • Some locals turn to public transportation amid gas price hike

    October 8, 2012 9:34 PM

    The high cost of gas prompted people to change their driving habits. From carpooling, to riding the bus, some people are doing whatever they can do to avoid spending money at the pump. Santa Maria Transit said, so far, they haven't seen any big increase in their numbers... more »
  • CHP look at possible fatal hit and run, car fire connection

    May 14, 2012 10:01 PM

    A car fire in south Santa Maria have investigators looking at whether or not it could be connected to Sunday's fatal hit and run in Nipomo. A witness said a blue Chevy Corvette hit and killed a man walking across the off-ramp of Highway 101 North at the 166... more »
  • Train collides with car, killing Santa Maria man

    April 19, 2012 2:37 AM

    A Santa Maria man is dead and his daughter is in the hospital after an Amtrak train crashed into their car. It happened around 4:15 Wednesday afternoon on Highway 1 near Division Road, not far from Guadalupe. Amtrak says it was Coast Starlight train heading from Seattle to Los... more »
  • Santa Maria woman dead after being struck by car

    February 29, 2012 9:50 PM

    A Santa Maria woman is dead and her boyfriend is in jail after his vehicle somehow struck her Tuesday night. The victim, 20 year-old Antoinette Raygoza, was a part-time employee at the city's Department of Recreation and Parks. The driver is 30 year-old Jack Misiaszek. It happened on... more »
  • Car flies off road, lands in nearby field

    December 23, 2010 1:45 AM

    A car goes airborne and crashes in a field in Arroyo Grande, but those inside the car survive. It happened just before 2:30 p.m. on Grand Avenue across from the Southbound Highway 101 off ramp. The driver is 70 years old. He was taken to Arroyo Grande Hospital with... more »
  • Man arrested for attempted car theft

    May 3, 2010 11:16 AM

    A Santa Maria man is arrested after police say he tried to steal a van, but got caught by the owner. It happened in the 1800 block of South Thornburg just before midnight. Police say the victim saw 20-year-old Christopher Hernandez trying to steal his car. When Hernandez saw... more »
  • San Luis Obispo residents react to car accident

    April 26, 2010 6:45 PM

    Police officers now say texting is to blame for the car accident that knocked out power to thousands in San Luis Obispo yesterday afternoon. Twenty-two-year-old Richard Scheidle was texting while driving on Foothill Boulevard, when he lost control of his car and crashed into a power pole near the... more »
  • Los Osos man dies in car accident

    April 23, 2010 6:56 PM

    Peter Fuenger, a 59-year old man from Los Osos was pronounced dead at the scene this morning after his car drifted off Santa Rosa Creek Road. Witnesses saw Fuenger's 1997 Ford Pickup engulfed in flames after it came to a rest in a ditch after driving down an embankment. The... more »
  • Authorities: Prius seen with flashing brake lights

    March 17, 2010 7:01 PM

    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says an officer who helped guide the driver of a speeding Toyota Prius to safety arrived to find the car's brake lights flashing intermittently and a Border Patrol agent trying to help. The CHP incident report released Wednesday offers new... more »
  • Woman arrested after high speed chase on Hwy. 101

    March 12, 2010 1:35 PM

    A woman is arrested after leading California Highway Patrol officers on a high speed chase on Highway 101. The pursuit began at 9:09 a.m., when a Santa Maria CHP officer recognized a vehicle that matched the description of a car associated with a missing person out of Huntington Beach.... more »
  • Arroyo Grande woman found dead after car crash

    March 11, 2010 3:02 PM

    The California Highway Patrol says an Arroyo Grande woman was found dead in her car early Thursday morning, after she crashed into a tree. Investigators believe at about 3:00a.m. Thursday, the 20-year-old woman veered off of Stanton Rd. in Arroyo Grande, and crashed into the tree near Lyn Rd.... more »
  • Woman rescued after car plows off SoCal bridge

    March 11, 2010 12:55 PM

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Authorities now say a woman pulled from the water after a car plowed off a Long Beach bridge is alive. Early reports from the Fire Department said divers pulled a body from the murky Los Angeles River channel. However, Long Beach firefighter Joshua Johnson... more »
  • Driver crashes into Pismo Beach home

    March 1, 2010 1:00 PM

    Pismo Beach police officers are working to clear the scene of a car accident in which a driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a home. That happened at about 9:15a.m. Monday, at a home on the 100 blk. of El Viento. While details are unclear, officers say... more »
  • Woman hit by car in San Luis Obispo, suffers serious injuries

    February 21, 2010 5:06 PM

    A Hawthorne woman is in the hospital, after being hit by a car this morning in San Luis Obispo. It happened around 12:30 a.m. on California Boulevard, just north of Hathaway. Madeline Mezger, 19, was crossing California, and stopped in the middle of the road as a car... more »
  • Driver sent to hospital after flipping car into creek

    February 19, 2010 7:10 PM

    San Luis Obispo police officers say two men were taken to the hospital after sustaining minor to moderate injuries when their car flipped over this afternoon. Their vehicle flipped into the creek along Perfumo Canyon Road, a little after 3:00 p.m. Be sure to watch KSBY News at 5,... more »
  • MTD bus t-bones car

    February 5, 2010 2:32 PM

    One man is in the hospital after the car he was driving was t-boned by a Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District bus. At 9:56 a.m. Friday morning, Santa Barbara County fire crews, assisted by UCSB Fire and the California Highway Patrol, were called out to a report of a... more »
  • Neighbors fired up about Lompoc arsonist

    February 1, 2010 9:38 PM

    Lompoc fire investigators are on the lookout for a serial arsonist who may be linked to as many as 30 fires in the last two years. The most recent fire happened just before 3:30 Saturday morning in the 400 block of South "H" Street in Lompoc. A man... more »
  • Motorcyclist hit by car in Santa Maria

    December 19, 2009 2:30 PM

    A Santa Maria motorcyclist was hit by a car and suffered only a broken leg. Santa Maria Police say Ernesto Fernandez, 27, was riding his Harley Davidson south in the 1400 block of Bradley in Nipomo around 7:00 p.m. Friday. Officers say that Laurie Woodward pulled out of her... more »
  • Motorcyclist hit by car in Santa Maria

    December 19, 2009 2:30 PM

    A Santa Maria motorcyclist was hit by a car and suffered only a broken leg. Santa Maria Police say Ernesto Fernandez, 27, was riding his Harley Davidson south on Bradley in Nipomo around 7:00 p.m. Friday. Officers say that Laurie Woodward pulled out of her driveway, right into the... more »
  • Man dies after being dragged behind vehicle

    December 14, 2009 10:48 AM

    BELL, Calif. (AP) - A 32-year-old man is under arrest after authorities say he drove into two men southeast of Los Angeles, injuring one and killing the other after dragging him under the car. The Sheriff's Department says in a statement that Miguel Penayo was in a crash Sunday... more »
  • Elderly woman hit by car in San Luis Obispo

    December 9, 2009 5:03 PM

    An elderly woman was hit by a car at the intersection of Chorro and Higuera Streets in San Luis Obispo around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. The woman was transported to Sierra Vista Hospital in moderate condition, according to San Luis Obispo City Fire Captain John MacDonald. The woman was headed eastbound... more »

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