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  • SMBSD remains focused on education, despite board distractions

    May 17, 2012 10:09 PM

    If you missed it on our late news Wednesday night, a lot of people were pretty fired up at the Santa Maria Bonita School Board Meeting. Their target? Outspoken School Board Member Will Smith. Community members packed Wednesday night's board meeting to show their disapproval with Smith. Board President... more »
  • Group pushes to recall local school board member

    May 11, 2012 8:54 AM

    Some community members in Santa Maria have launched a campaign to recall Santa Maria Bonita School Board Member Will Smith. Smith was elected to the school board in November 2010. Since then, district officials say he has caused disruptions in school board meetings, and the police have been called... more »
  • Rice recalled due to unlabeled ingredients

    April 2, 2010 2:29 PM

    According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Zatarain's has announced a voluntary recall of its Original Dirty Rice Mix, 8 oz. package with UPC Code 7142909535 and a "BEST BY" date of JAN 19 12H. The FDA says the packages contain undeclared wheat and barley ingredients. For... more »
  • Graco "Harmony" high chairs recalled over fall hazard

    March 18, 2010 11:55 AM

    More than one million high chairs are being recalled over worries children could fall out of them. Some 1.2 million Graco "Harmony" high chairs are being recalled because the legs can become dislodged or even break. So far, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has received 24 reports of children... more »
  • Honda to recall about 400,000 vehicles over brake problems

    March 17, 2010 12:56 PM

    Honda is recalling more than 400,000 Hondas because of a brake problem. The recall includes 2007 and 2008 model Honda Odyssey minivans and Honda element small trucks. Honda says their brakes could become soft and must be pressed closer to the floor to stop the vehicles. A spokesperson said... more »
  • GM recalls 1.3 million cars over power steering problems

    March 2, 2010 11:39 AM

    General Motors is recalling 1.3 million cars because of a power steering problem. The models involved with the recall include the 2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt and the 2007-2010 Pontiac G5. The automaker says the cars are safe to drive, but that they may become harder to steer when traveling under 15mph.... more »
  • Toyota's president prepared to apologize about recall

    February 23, 2010 11:38 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The president of Toyota's U.S. operations is apologizing for the company's slow handling of sudden acceleration problems in its vehicles. James Lentz says Toyota took too long to confront the issue. He says Toyota had poor communications within the company, with government regulators and with its customers.... more »
  • Government demands Toyota recall documents

    February 16, 2010 1:04 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Transportation Department is formally demanding documents related to Toyota's massive recalls in the United States to find out if the automaker conducted three of its recalls in a timely manner. The legal documents were delivered to Toyota on Tuesday and obtained by The Associated Press. The... more »
  • Toyota recalls 437,000 Prius and other hybrids globally

    February 9, 2010 2:39 AM

    TOKYO (AP) - Toyota says it is recalling about 437,000 Prius and other hybrid cars worldwide to fix brake problems - the latest in a string of embarrassing safety problems at the world's largest automaker. Company President Akio Toyoda made the recall announcement Tuesday afternoon at a press conference. ... more »
  • Toyota works to fix cars and reputation

    February 4, 2010 9:26 PM

    More trouble for Toyota. The automaker said tonight it's now looking into brake problems with its luxury Lexus hybrid in Japan and the U.S. That Lexus hybrid uses the same brake system that Japanese news reports say will lead Toyota to recall its 2010 Prius model. More than... more »
  • Life-saving tips for Toyota drivers

    February 2, 2010 9:23 PM

    Local toyota dealers say replacement parts for their sticking gas pedals should arrive this week. Toyota has recalled more than two million of its vehicles. There are concerns over gas pedals that can stick to the car floor. The company has for the time being stopped selling eight recalled car... more »
  • Parts should arrive this week for local Toyota dealers

    February 2, 2010 5:03 PM

    The general manager at Santa Maria Toyota says replacement parts for faulty gas pedals should arrive as early as tomorrow. He says wear and tear on a metal plate inside the pedal mechanics was causing it to stick. Toyota is installing a reinforcement that will act as a spring mechanism... more »
  • Safety tips for Toyota drivers

    February 2, 2010 1:29 PM

    With millions of Toyota vehicles recalled due to safety concerns over sudden acceleration, engineering experts at Consumer Reports do have advice to keep you safe should you run into acceleration problems. 1) Press hard on the brake. 2) Shift into neutral. The car will come to a stop... more »
  • Toyota recalls one million additional vehicles

    January 28, 2010 1:01 PM

    TOKYO - Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday it will recall an additional 1.09 million vehicles in the United States over problems with gas pedals and floor mats - a fresh blow to the world's top automaker as it struggles to salvage its safety reputation. The new recall would affect... more »
  • Toyota dealer feels the effects of halting sales

    January 27, 2010 9:23 PM

    We're learning more about an unprecendented move by Toyota to stop selling some popular vehicles. The eight models include the best-selling car in the country... the Camry. There's also the Corolla, Rav 4, and Tundra. Toyota says it needs to fix a sudden acceleration problem. First, it recalled more than... more »
  • Toyota dealers suspend sales of Camry and 7 other models

    January 27, 2010 1:44 PM

    Toyota has temporarily suspended the sales of 8 car models, including the Corolla, Camry, Matrix and Tundra. One analyst calls it an "extremely serious" situation for the company because it's suspending some of its most popular selling cars. Toyota says it's stopping sales of some of its top-selling models to... more »
  • More recalls for Tylenol and other medicines

    January 15, 2010 12:41 PM

    An expanded recall of Tylenol and other medicines is underway. Johnson and Johnson says it's adding Tylenol Geltabs, Arthritis Treatments, Rapid Release and Extended Release Tylenol to the recall. Motrin IB, Chewable Extra Strength Rolaids, Benadryl Allergy Tablets and St. Joseph Aspirin have also been added to the... more »
  • Thousands of baby beds recalled after two infant deaths

    December 9, 2009 5:10 AM

    Two infant deaths have led to the recall of about 24,000 baby beds. The Amby Baby Motion Beds are hammock-like beds marketed to parents of fussy babies with colic. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the side-to-side shifting of the hammock can cause an infant to roll and become... more »
  • Largest crib recall in U.S. history underway

    November 24, 2009 8:24 AM

    Government safety regulators have issued the biggest crib recall in US history. Officials have issued a recall for more than two million drop-side cribs, made by Stork Craft manufacturing. More than one million cribs were sold in the US. Thousands carry the "Fisher Price" logo. They apparently have... more »

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