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 »
February 22, 2012 10:10 PM
If you want to take advantage of the nice beach weather, the road to the Guadalupe Dunes is finally open again.
The road collapsed last March because of heavy flooding. Visitors had to walk a mile to get to the dunes.
People who live in Guadalupe and beachgoers... more »
May 7, 2011 9:43 PM
People in Guadalupe stepped back in time Saturday to celebrate the city's rich railroad history.
There was plenty of music and fun at Saturday's National Train Day Celebration at the Guadalupe Amtrak station. Visitors learned all about the city's railway system and toured the former Santa Maria Valley Railroad... more »
March 30, 2011 7:04 PM
Santa Barbara County Supervisor Joni Gray is proposing a more permanent way to honor Clarence Minetti's contributions to the Central Coast.
Gray plans to ask the County Board of Supervisors to rename the road to Guadalupe Beach and the Visitor's Center after Minetti. She says it is a fitting... more »
March 29, 2011 12:29 PM
Well-known local businessman and founder of Guadalupe's Far Western Tavern, Clarence Minetti, has died. He was 93 years old.
Dudley Hoffman Mortuary says Minetti passed away Monday night. Friday afternoon, Minetti was involved in a head-on vehicle accident on Brown and Betteravia Roads. The California Highway Patrol says another... more »
March 21, 2011 1:44 AM
KSBY crews on scene say the evacuated residents in Guadalupe have been allowed to return home.
The Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Services says 24 people were evacuated from the area near Pioneer Street because of flooding concerns. It says the Santa Maria River was close to breaching... more »
February 16, 2011 10:09 PM
Guadalupe residents who were evacuated from their homes right before the holidays are still getting their lives back together, and now they're preparing for this upcoming rain.
Heavy rains flooded people out of their homes on Pioneer Street in December. Some have put out sandbags to prepare for more... more »
January 26, 2011 6:10 PM
The future of Guadalupe's police chief is still up in the air.
The city council was expected to approve a two year extension of Chief George Mitchell's contract Tuesday night but it's now postponed until Thursday.
The controversy is about where he lives full-time and his use of... more »
January 15, 2011 8:06 PM
A local park finally reopened Saturday after flooding forced it to close.
Flood waters caused major damage to the Guadalupe Dunes State Park and nearly wiped out the road leading to the dunes. On Saturday one lane reopened, and so did the beach. Visitors say it was inconvenient to... more »
December 24, 2010 10:24 PM
Families staying at the Red Cross shelter in Guadalupe will have a home for Christmas, just not their own. The Red Cross says it found alternate housing in Guadalupe for everyone still at the shelter. The shelter was set up at city hall earlier this week after families had to... more »
December 22, 2010 7:16 PM
The City of Guadalupe is still in a State of Emergency but city leaders are breathing a sigh of relief since Tuesday night's storms weren't as bad as they expected.
Guadalupe's Fire Chief Jack Owen also gave us a firsthand look at what caused the flooding.
He says... more »
December 20, 2010 9:56 PM
Families in Guadalupe are waiting to find out when they can return home and begin cleaning up after last night's flooding on the 800 block of Pioneer Street. City leaders say it's highly unlikely affected families will be spending Christmas at home.
Pastor Raymond Leon returned to his flooded... more »
December 20, 2010 1:04 PM
Crews still aren't sure where or how the Santa Maria river overflowed its banks Sunday night in Guadalupe.
At least 15 residents are waking up Monday morning at Guadalupe City Hall, after the breach flooded the 800 block of Pioneer Street.
The water level continues to rise in... more »
November 16, 2010 9:50 PM
Guadalupe's popular murals have returned to city hall after being removed in 2003 for restoration. They developed cracks after the San Simeon earthquake. The works of art were painted by world-renowned muralist Judy Baca and reflect Guadalupe's community and rich history.
They arrived by truck. Four murals eight feet... more »
November 16, 2010 5:09 PM
Some murals by well-known Muralist Judy Baca will be reinstalled this morning at Guadalupe City Hall. The murals were damaged during the 2003 San Simeon earthquake.
They were first installed at city hall more than 20 years ago.
Watch KSBY News tonight at 6 for more on these... more »
September 21, 2010 1:32 PM
The SLO County Sheriff's office says a body was recovered on the shore of the Oceano Dunes. It is believed to be the body of a 60-year-old man from Santa Maria who failed to return home Friday after fishing at the Guadalupe beach, but authorities have not yet identified the... more »
September 21, 2010 1:27 PM
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's office says a body was recovered on the shore of the Oceano Dunes. It is believed to be the body of a 60 year old man from Santa Maria who went failed to return home Friday night after fishing at the Guadalupe beach, but... more »
September 12, 2010 7:35 PM
Ever think about what it takes to get your food from the farm to the table? On Sunday some local residents were honoring the workers who make it all happen. It was all part of the first Salad Bowl Festival at Leroy Park in Guadalupe. The city is well-known for... more »
June 9, 2010 10:16 PM
Thousands of cyclists were riding from Paso Robles to Santa Maria for an important cause today. It's part of the 9th annual AIDS Lifecycle, a 545-mile trek from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The event aims to raise awareness and $10 million for the fight against HIV and AIDS. Riders... more »
April 1, 2010 9:30 PM
Friends and family bid their final farewells this morning to a well-known and long-time Guadalupe resident.
Richard "Dicky" Maretti passed away last week. He was 81. Maretti co-founded the Far Western Tavern in Guadalupe more than 50 years ago.
In the small town of Guadalupe, it's hard not... more »
March 28, 2010 7:34 PM
Back in September Governor Schwarzenegger signed a bill making March 30 "Welcome Home Vietnam Veteran's Day."
On Sunday people in Guadalupe held their own welcome home celebration and for many vets it was a dream come true.
An emotional day in Guadalupe as more than 100 people gathered... more »
March 23, 2010 8:12 AM
The city of Guadalupe will make its final decision Tuesday on whether to allow or ban medical marijuana dispensaries.
Two weeks ago, the city council unanimously voted to place a permanent ban on dispensaries in the city. But under state law, the resolution must be passed a second time.... more »
March 17, 2010 6:16 PM
The majority of Guadalupe's unionized city employees called in sick on Tuesday after failing to reach an agreement with the city on a memorandum of understanding.
According to the city, most operations at Guadalupe City Hall came to a halt yesterday due to the lack of workers. Police and... more »
March 9, 2010 10:30 PM
Guadalupe will decide if it should place a permanent ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.
The council will hold its second public hearing on the matter tonight at 6 p.m. The city has had a temporary ban in place since last May. That ban is set to... more »
March 9, 2010 2:25 PM
The Guadalupe city council will hear from its residents tonight on the highly controversial topic of medical marijuana dispensaries. Currently, the city doesn't have a permanent ban on pot clinics. The city council issued a moratorium on those clinics in May of last year and extended it for another 10... more »
March 9, 2010 10:09 AM
The city of Guadalupe is expected to make a final decision Tuesday night on a medical marijuana ordinance.
First, a public hearing on the matter will be held. The city council will then consider an amendment to permanently ban medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. A temporary ordinance is... more »
March 3, 2010 10:03 PM
Skaters in Guadalupe may have a new place to play in the future.
The city is looking at building its first skatepark. Several locations are on the table, including local schools and parks, but the idea is an expensive one and likely still years away.
Kids looking to... more »
March 3, 2010 1:36 PM
Guadalupe city leaders are scouting potential sites for the city's first skate park. Possible locations include O'Connell Park, Central Park, Leroy Park, McKenzie Junior High School, Buren School, and the proposed DJ Farms housing project at the southeastern corner of Highway 166 and Highway The city doesn't currently have the... more »
February 25, 2010 9:20 PM
City leaders in Guadalupe are building a safer community from the ground up.
The city is going through an intense retrofitting process to bring its buildings up to code. Many of the structures were built in the early 1900s and are not earthquake safe. In a down economy, city... more »
February 23, 2010 2:55 PM
It is getting easier for minors to buy cigarettes in some parts of Santa Barbara County, according new data released by the County Public Health Department.
Each year, the Sheriff's Department teams up with public health to conduct undercover buys, in which a minor decoy is sent in to... more »
February 20, 2010 8:10 PM
A Guadalupe man is recovering from stab wounds after he was attacked in Santa Maria Saturday morning.
Officers say the 20-year-old man was getting into his car in the 1100 block of Main Street.
They say he heard something, turned around and was stabbed three times in the... more »
January 26, 2010 9:26 PM
The city of Guadalupe is fighting to have the Santa Maria levee extended down-river to protect the community.
City leaders say structures located along the levee are in danger of flooding because of erosion. They say the city of Santa Maria supports the idea. The request then goes to... more »
January 26, 2010 1:19 PM
The city of Guadalupe wants to extend the Santa Maria levee. City leaders have been working with Congresswoman Lois Capps on acquiring funding to extend the levee. They say the levee doesn't go down to where the Santa Maria river meets the city. Recent heavy rains are raising flood concerns.... more »
January 24, 2010 6:44 PM
A fire in Guadalupe forces six people from their home.
Fire crews responded to a home in the 200 block of Pioneer Street just before 10:30 a.m. Sunday, after a fire broke out in the garage.
Crews say that garage had been converted into an unpermitted bedroom.
... more »
January 2, 2010 11:26 PM
A car accident in Santa Maria sends a Guadalupe man to the hospital. Reyes Escobedo, 54, was driving west on Stowell just before 1:00 a.m. this morning, when he lost control of his Chevy truck and drove into a parking lot at 1217 South Blosser. Officials say he then struck... more »
December 6, 2009 8:10 PM
A piece of Guadalupe history came down on Sunday.
A water tank has towered over Guadalupe since 1928. It stood about 110-feet tall. The tank was deemed unsafe after the 2003 San Simeon earthquake. Arlene Valdez, a Guadalupe resident, said "People said it moved a little bit like it... more »
December 6, 2009 6:36 PM
The iconic water tank that has towered over Guadalupe since 1928 was being taken down on Sunday.
The tower has become a landmark in the city known as the "Gateway to the Dunes." A new 149-foot-tall water tank was built to replace the aging tower which was damaged in... more »