Mendoza was born in Santa Maria and now a close family friend who works in the local farm fields is waiting to embrace a 12-year-old daughter she left behind in El Salvador more than a decade ago. The reunion is expected to take place this weekend.
The son of a Lompoc woman murdered in July now faces first degree murder charges. Gabriel Espinoza is accused of killing his mother Emma Posadas-Espinoza.
"How does a homeless man spend $100?" That's the title of a video that was posted on YouTube Monday and has now over six million views on YouTube alone, and growing.
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Santa Maria Police have identified 28-year-old Pedro Antonio Lainez-Lopez from Santa Maria who was shot and killed early Monday morning on the 1000 block of West Morrison.
A national grocery store merger brings a new store to some local communities as the Washington-state Haggen chain will buy and operate some local Vons and Albertsons locations.
A man convicted in July on two rape charges was sentenced Tuesday. 33-year-old Jerry Providence Bonhomme was sentenced to 19 years in state prison for raping two different women.
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A brownish creature, with sharp teeth and claws, is deceased on the beach in Santa Barbara after the latest storm, and many people are wondering what it is.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office arrested 35-year-old Tyrome Lamar Lee of Orcutt for felony embezzlement.
Ventura County gang investigators confiscated video proof of a violent introduction into gang life.
"Silent Night" is first performed, the Library of Congress burns, NORAD begins tracking Santa, and man orbits the Moon for the first time, all on this day.
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Breaking up is hard to do, even for celebrities. Take a look at the notable celebrity splits of 2014.
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