City and church leaders in Santa Maria hope the skies stay clear for a huge community beautification project set for this weekend. Hundreds of volunteers have agreed to roll up their sleeves to help out in this year's "Serve Santa Maria Day."
Those volunteers will be pitiching in to... more »
LOS ANGELES (AP) Los Angeles officials have unveiled a new system of tracking graffiti as vandals leave their mark around the city. Officials on Friday said they are creating a database that will be used to store photographs of graffiti vandalism. Clean-up crews will use smart phones to snap pictures... more »
Santa Maria has seen a big increase in graffiti. In fact, it's more than tripled from January of 2009 to January of this year. The evidence of Santa Maria's growing graffiti problem isn't hard to find. Police showed KSBY News pictures but asked us to blur those pictures on our... more »
Graffiti is on the rise in Santa Maria. But what may surprise you is that it's not due to gang activity.
According to Santa Maria's Recreation and Parks department, groups known as "crews" are more to blame for the rise in graffiti. Crews usually aren't connected to violent crime... more »
Santa Maria gang detectives link some ten juveniles to a string of vandalisms in the city.
Investigators say there has been an increasing number of gang-related graffiti found throughout the city recently. Because of that, detectives performed a sweep of known homes in which gang members live over the weekend.... more »
On Wednesday, Paso Robles police arrested a 16 year old boy accused of vandalizing several areas in the 3200 block of Spring Street. Two weeks ago police responded to a report of extensive graffiti in that area. With the help of the San Luis Obispo County Probation Department, police were... more »