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Missing man from Santa Maria found dead near where he was first reported missingKSBY News1 DAY AGO
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Crews find body of missing Santa Maria man
Santa Maria police officers on Thursday found the deceased body of a man who went missing after possibly entering a water catchment basin last week. At about 11:30 a.m., investigators found the body of 32-year-old David Navarro in the general area of the reservoir where he went missing, according to the Santa Maria Police Department. An investigation into Navarro’s death is ongoing.
Construction work at Preisker Park set to begin in April
Construction work at Preisker Park in Santa Maria is set to begin in April, city officials announced Thursday.
Twitchell Reservoir capacity highest since at least 2000
Twitchell Reservoir is at its highest water storage level since the turn of the century, according to Santa Barbara County officials.
Detached house sells for $1.1 million in Santa Maria
A 2,774-square-foot house built in 2013 has changed hands. The new owners acquired the property in the 1500 block of Black Oak Drive on March 9, 2023. A 2,774-square-foot house built in 2013 has changed hands. The spacious property located in the 1500 block of Black Oak Drive in Santa Maria was sold on March 9, 2023, for $1,075,000, or $388 per square foot. The property features four bedrooms and three bathrooms. It sits on a 0.3-acre lot.
Change of venue for SMJUHS District-wide musical "Chicago"
Santa Maria Joint Union High School District students will present “Chicago” inside the Clark Center for the performing arts in Arroyo Grande beginning Thursday at 7 p.m.
Multiple drug-related incidents reported this year at 2 Santa Maria high schools
Police are encouraging parents to remind their children about the dangers of drugs after multiple drug-related incidents have been reported this year at Santa Maria high schools.
Santa Maria housing summit looks at why development costs are so high in CA
Developers, attorneys, and other industry experts gathered at the 2023 Santa Maria Valley Housing Summit.
Top 10 most expensive homes sold in Santa Maria the week of March 12
A house in Santa Maria that sold for $790,000 tops the list of the most expensive real estate sales in Santa Maria in the past two weeks. In total, 18 real estate sales were recorded in the area during the past two weeks, with an average price of $563,889, $343 per square foot.
City of Santa Maria hosts kitchen pail distribution event
The City of Santa Maria Utilities Department is offering indoor residential kitchen pails for local customers Saturday.
See how much real estate prices changed in Santa Maria the week of March 12
The median price per square foot for a home in Santa Maria in the past two weeks was $360. That’s $37 less than the Santa Barbara County median. In the past two weeks, a 1,525-square-foot home on Dena Way in Santa Maria sold for $550,000. The figures in this...
Santa Maria Police find David Navarro’s body, investigating cause of death
The Santa Maria Police Department announced Thursday that investigators found the body of David Navarro, a 32-year-old who police first reported missing on Mar. 14. The post Santa Maria Police find David Navarro’s body, investigating cause of death appeared first on News Channel 3-12.
After local teen died in motorcycle accident, family focused on raising money for friends who helped him in final moments
Nathan Blaise Johnson was an 18-year-old senior at Righetti High School when he was killed while riding his motorcycle near Sisquoc on March 5. Two of his riding buddies were with him and they performed life-saving measures, but Johnson died in their arms that Sunday morning. Jimmy Johnson, Nathan's dad,...
Seed breeder develops new arugula varieties in time for spring
Santa Maria, Calif.-based vegetable seed breeder Tozer is developing new and improved seed varieties following market trends. Anoriginator of wild arugula seeds, Tozer’s has 20 years of arugula seed breeding experience, with many of varieties of the spicy mixed green recognized for their high quality, flavor and vigor, according to a news release. The company says its innovative breeding program has resulted in a wide range of highly sought-after varieties, such as various wild and salad arugula types, available for the upcoming spring season plantings.
Often-dry Twitchell Reservoir east of Santa Maria filling up to dramatically high level
Recent wet weather is helping fill up the often-dry Twitchell Reservoir to a dramatically high level not seen in a quarter century. The post Often-dry Twitchell Reservoir east of Santa Maria filling up to dramatically high level appeared first on News Channel 3-12.
Santa Maria Philharmonic Society’s Family Concert Melds Arts, Science
The Santa Maria Philharmonic Society will present Fly Me to The Moon, a family concert of live music and multimedia fusion in a program that celebrates science, technology, imagination, and the arts. The free concert will be 4 p.m. Sunday, March 26 at First Baptist Church.2970 Santa Maria Way. Maestro...
Fentanyl linked to student overdoses at Santa Maria high schools
On Monday, March 20, staff at Pioneer Valley High School contacted local emergency personnel with reports of an unresponsive student on campus. Emergency medical workers were dispatched and a school nurse administered Narcan, the common brand name of the drug naloxone, a medication used to reverse the effects of opioids.
Teen conference provides inspiration and motivation for future Lompoc Valley leaders
An annual conference held Friday for middle and high school students helped inspire and motivate the future leaders of the Lompoc Valley. The post Teen conference provides inspiration and motivation for future Lompoc Valley leaders appeared first on News Channel 3-12.
Society Matters | C.A.R.E.4Paws Hosts Fundraiser for New Mobile Clinic
On March 12, about 100 of C.A.R.E.4Paws supporters gathered at La Lieff Winery in the Funk Zone to raise funds for a new mobile clinic that will enable the nonprofit to serve more pets in need. Guests enjoyed the first rays of sunshine in several days, along with wine and nibbles.
Pothole repair project to cause delays on portion of Hwy 101 in Nipomo area
Drivers on Highway 101 between Santa Maria and Nipomo may experience a bit of a delay on their commute the next two days.
Two Santa Ynez Valley Men Charged with Stealing and Burning Pride Flags
Santa Barbara County District Attorney has charged two men in the Santa Ynez Valley for stealing and burning LGBTQ pride flags and sharing it on social media last summer. Avi Stone Williams, 18, and Joshua Jerome Eligino, 19, have each been charged with two misdemeanor counts of petty theft and one misdemeanor count of a violation of Civil Rights.
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