May 21, 2012 11:58 PM
Hikers can now blaze some new trails in Orcutt. After months of work, the Orcutt Trails Commission and Santa Maria Valley Open Space unveiled a new multi-use trail system in town.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony happened this afternoon at the Orcutt Community Park. Organizers led hikes and explained the benefits... more »
May 1, 2012 2:28 AM
An elderly driver crashed into and killed bicyclist from Santa Maria over the weekend.
James Hamlin, 58, was bike riding on the shoulder of Highway 1 near Vandenberg Air Force Base when he was hit from behind. The California Highway Patrol says the 84-year-old driver came out of a... more »
April 30, 2011 10:58 PM
More than 100 people gathered at a local church Saturday morning to remember the man shot and killed by sheriff's deputies in Orcutt one week ago.
Family members and friends held a memorial service for 52-year-old Kerry Flood at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Orcutt. Flood was shot... more »
April 29, 2011 8:42 PM
The family of the man killed during the officer involved shooting in Orcutt last weekend says he did nothing wrong.
52-year-old Kerry Flood of San Juan Capistrano was shot and killed Saturday night by one or two Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies. They say he was acting bizarre and... more »
April 24, 2011 12:12 AM
A man is dead tonight and a deputy is injured after he was hit with a cinder block during an officer-involved shooting in Orcutt. Authorities say the man in his 50s was shot and killed while attacking two Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies.
They responded to a phone call... more »
March 4, 2011 8:54 PM
Thousands of people across the country have fought to get loan modifications from their banks. An Orcutt man says he's done all he could but might still lose his home.
Jeff Persson says he has been working on a loan modification with the bank for more than a year.... more »
March 4, 2011 4:08 PM
The Orcutt man frustrated by his loan modification process with Wells Fargo is considering filing a lawsuit against the bank. He says when he applied for a loan modification, the company stuck him with thousands of dollars in fees, ultimately forcing him into foreclosure.
At the end of 2010,... more »
March 4, 2011 1:19 PM
An Orcutt man says he's fed up with Wells Fargo Bank for continuing to delay his loan modification while charging him thousands of dollars.
At the end of 2010, Jeff Persson says his bank put him into a Trial Period as a provision to getting his loan modified. He... more »
February 9, 2011 9:47 PM
In our Safe Family segment tonight, thousands of people across the Central Coast can tell you about the painful effects of foreclosure, but for those who rent their home, the foreclosure is often out of their hands.
According to the group "Tenant's Together," statewide foreclosures jumped 30 percent from... more »
January 16, 2011 11:28 PM
A local church will soon have a new, larger place to worship.
On Sunday, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Orcutt broke ground on a new facility. Church leaders say when they moved in to their current location on Orcutt Road years ago they never wanted it to be permanent.... more »
January 16, 2011 9:35 PM
Firefighters are working around the clock, trying to figure out what lead to a deadly house fire in Orcutt Saturday night.
Fire crews were called to the 1100 block of Barnette Road just after 4 p.m. after neighbors reported seeing flames coming from the garage, and said one person... more »
December 30, 2010 1:21 AM
A happy homecoming in Orcutt. A young dog is reunited with it's family after spending more than week lost in the wilderness.
A Labrador Retriever named Otto was missing for ten days before he was reunited with his family in Orcutt Tuesday. On December 18 five friends went hiking... more »
December 20, 2010 8:06 PM
A Santa Maria man is arrested early Monday morning after a neighbor complained of a possible domestic argument.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the 4100 block of Eucalyptus Lane in Orcutt around 3:30 Monday morning.
They arrested 24-year-old Anthony Soto for drug possession and violating parole.... more »
December 17, 2010 10:25 PM
Just after 4 a.m., winds reaching speeds of up to 25 miles per hour toppled this canopy at a 76 gas station in Orcutt on the corner of Clark Avenue and Bradley Road.
"If it had been a half hour later, somebody could have been injured and mamed. There... more »
December 17, 2010 8:15 PM
The holidays will be much brighter and safer for a 5-year-old Orcutt boy with life-threatening nut allergies, thanks to a local elementary school and nonprofit.
Bishop Peak Elementary School and Jack's Helping Hand teamed up to raise $5,000 for Cooper Giron. The money helped the Giron's get an allergy-sniffing... more »
December 17, 2010 1:06 PM
Central Coast residents are gearing up for a big storm headed our way. Just overnight, wind blew over a canopy at a 76 gas station in Orcutt.
It happened at the corner of Bradley Road and Clark Avenue. No one was injured. Winds gusts in Orcutt were expected to... more »
December 16, 2010 10:45 PM
The decision to close May Grisham Elementary School in Orcutt at the end of the school year leaves many parents, students, and staff wondering what the district plans to do next.
The Orcutt Union School District made the decision during a packed meeting last night. The school plans to... more »
December 9, 2010 1:28 AM
An emotional night in Orcutt as students and parents rally to save a local elementary school.
People in Orcutt will have to wait a little longer to find out if May Grisham Elementary School will be shut down.
The Orcutt School District says May Grisham is getting about... more »
December 8, 2010 10:02 PM
School board members in Orcutt are meeting tonight to address whether to close May Grisham Elementary School. The Orcutt School District says it's getting about a thousand dollars less per student than it needs to function. Shutting down May Grisham is just one of eleven options district leaders are considering.... more »
September 13, 2010 3:29 PM
A judge is expected to decide the fate of a Santa Maria man accused of killing one passenger and seriously injuring another late New Year's Day. Cody Stutts, 21, pled no contest last month to charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in the death of Damian Coles, 21, and... more »
August 12, 2010 1:30 PM
The most recent child abuse case involving a state licensed foster parent from Orcutt and her nephew is raising questions about the dynamics of foster families.
Bertha May Savoy,71, and her nephew, Duane Patrick James, 38, were charged with six felony counts of child abuse in June. Children told... more »
August 11, 2010 10:07 PM
A foster parent from Orcutt and her nephew are facing child abuse charges tonight. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is investigating reports the children in their care were severely mistreated. Nine young victims are in the custody of child welfare services. The family of the accused says these charges... more »
August 9, 2010 9:45 PM
Investigators believe alcohol is a factor in a deadly high speed pursuit through Orcutt over the weekend.
40-year old Erik Bagby of Santa Maria was killed after crashing his truck early Sunday morning. The chase began in Old Town Orcutt around 1 a.m. Officers noticed the man was driving... more »
August 9, 2010 1:19 PM
The California Highway Patrol is investigating whether drugs or alcohol were a factor in the death of a Santa Maria man who led officers on a high speed chase through Orcutt Sunday morning.
It started around 1:00a.m. on Clark Avenue at Gray Street in Old Orcutt. Officers say they... more »
August 4, 2010 4:41 PM
An update to a remarkable story of brotherly love out of Orcutt.
12-year-old Nathan Cofield donated his bone marrow to his sister, 15-year-old Madelyn, who was diagnosed with leukemia last year.
The transplant surgery was April 13.
After more than 100 days in the hospital, it was... more »
June 4, 2010 1:16 PM
An Orcutt family's dog alerted the family a fire had sparked in their home. Santa Barbara County and Santa Maria firefighters responded to the incident at about 5 a.m. on Friday.
The fire took place on the 3000 block of Angeles Road in Orcutt. Firefighters say the family did... more »
May 26, 2010 10:08 PM
Students had their heads in the clouds today at Orcutt Academy High School in Orcutt.
Teens from the Mission to Planet Earth Systems classes launched helium-filled weather balloons 300 feet in the air. The balloons were equipped with computer sensors to collect data that the students will later analyze.... more »
April 19, 2010 3:07 PM
Old Town Orcutt is getting a fresh look. The newest addition is the town clock in downtown Orcutt. It's the most recent effort by the Old Town Orcutt Revitalization Association.
The revitalization is an ongoing project made possible by donations from the community. Still, not everyone wants Orcutt to... more »
April 1, 2010 5:35 PM
San Luis Obispo residents will notice a few changes on city roadways.
The city has finished road construction at the Orcutt and Laurel Lane intersection, according to the San Luis Obispo Public Works Department. Construction in the area began in 2007 and was funded by a Hazard Elimination Safety... more »
March 30, 2010 2:20 PM
An Orcutt family is sharing their emotional story in hopes of encouraging others to join the bone marrow registry. Madelyn Cofield is 15-years-old. The teenager found out she had leukemia in December of 2009.
The good news is she does have a bone marrow donor match. It's her brother... more »
March 17, 2010 10:18 AM
Two men are arrested in connection to a residential burglary in Orcutt late Tuesday night.
It happened on the 100 block of Hobbs Lane. That's where police say 39-year-old Jason Mahaffey and 26-year-old Sean Carty broke into a home, and tried to steal parts from a car parked in... more »
February 26, 2010 4:20 PM
It's one of the biggest drug problems facing our youth according to Santa Barbara County Sheriff's officers, and getting the drug can be as easy as opening the medicine cabinet.
As part of 'Over the Counter Awareness Week,' Santa Barbara County Sheriff's D.A.R.E officers are holding 'Operation Medicine Cabinet'... more »
February 25, 2010 2:23 PM
Orcutt residents now have another way to send mail, and they don't even have to leave their vehicles. There's a new drive-through mailbox on Union Avenue. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Thursday morning with local leaders before it officially opened. There are signs that direct vehicles to the vehicle... more »
February 24, 2010 7:24 PM
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies said the abuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs is the biggest problem facing our youth. They have set up drop boxes at every sheriff's substation in Santa Barbara County and are asking parents to get rid of unused and expired drugs.
It's part of... more »
February 24, 2010 8:26 AM
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department is taking "Operation Medicine Cabinet" to two local elementary schools.
It's all part of over-the-counter awareness week. The sheriff's department will collect expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs. It says the abuse of those drugs is the biggest problem facing our youth.... more »
February 23, 2010 1:39 PM
Students from Alice Shaw Elementary School in Orcutt organized a clean up day at Avila Beach.
Fourth and fifth graders picked up trash on Tuesday morning for a class project. The students' goal is to help educate the public on the negative impacts of littering.
February 22, 2010 4:57 PM
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department's Orcutt station will now be staffed around the clock with firefighter paramedics.
On February 8, Fire Station 21 became a core paramedic station. The department now provides firefighter paramedic coverage to Orcutt residents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The... more »
February 8, 2010 12:06 AM
Two juveniles are arrested in Santa Maria after police say they stole beer from a grocery store.
It happened around 8:00 Sunday night at Albertsons in Orcutt.
A witness wrote down the license plate number on the suspect's car and officers tracked it to a home in the... more »
January 21, 2010 10:01 PM
Sexting, cyber-bullying and unwanted solicitations are just a few of the internet safety issues on the agenda at a parent meeting tonight in Orcutt.
The discussion starts at 6:30-8pm at Lakeview Junior High. The Santa Barbara County District Attorney's office will provide parents with guidelines to make their kid's... more »
January 12, 2010 2:54 AM
Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputies uncover a marijuana grow at an Orcutt home.
Deputies were called out to Greenbriar Court Monday morning, on a report of a domestic disturbance. When they got to the home, deputies found a marijuana grow inside and another in the backyard.
Investigators say they... more »
January 6, 2010 4:57 PM
The man who is accused of causing a car accident that killed 21-year-old Damian Coles on New Year's Day has been formally charged in a Santa Maria courtroom.
On Tuesday, 21-year-old Cody Stutts was charged with felony counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, gross vehicular manslaughter, and driving... more »
January 6, 2010 3:06 AM
Central Coast fire crews want to remind people to keep your chimneys clean this winter.
Firefighters had to work awhile Tuesday night to get to a fire that sparked in the flu of a chimney on the 5500 block of Hamilton Lane in Orcutt.
Fortunately, there was only... more »
January 4, 2010 9:52 PM
A deadly accident on New Year's Day also brings with it a sad irony. The 21-year old killed last Friday was the sole survivor of another deadly crash in 2004.
The accident happened near the intersection of Blosser and Clark in Orcutt just before 11-30 Friday night.
In... more »
January 4, 2010 6:06 PM
Judy Schiller is still coping with the death of her son, Darren, who was killed fiver years ago in a car crash in Santa Maria. She's says it's deja vu and she didn't believe the news when she heard 21-year-old Damian Coles was killed while riding with a drunk driver... more »
January 4, 2010 1:13 PM
Santa Barbara county fire officials say the DUI accident happened just before 11:20 Friday night near the intersection of Blosser and Clark in Orcutt.
21 year-old Damian Coles died Friday night after being taken to the hospital.
Just five years ago, Coles was involved in another fatal crash... more »
December 12, 2009 9:54 PM
The wet weather didn't stop people in Orcutt from getting into the holiday spirit. Organizers at the 48th annual Old Town Christmas Parade say a light but enthusiastic crowd showed up to Saturday's event. "I'm on the road all the time so this is the first time i get to... more »
November 16, 2009 8:29 PM
Santa Barbara County fire crews have contained a fire in Orcutt. Firefighters were called to the 1300-block of Via Alta. It sparked around 4:45 Monday afternoon. Firefighters say the garage and attic above the garage are a total loss. Four engines responded to the single family dwelling. Firefighters say no... more »