Gina Kim, Santa Maria Times

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Past articles by Gina:

Storm cancels annual Chapel to Church half-marathon fundraiser, but small group still runs for the cause

Although Saturday's storm canceled the annual Catholic charities race, it didn't dampen the spirits of a small group of runners that decided to brave the wet conditions anyway and run → Read More

Flash flood warnings issued in latest storm; southbound Highway 101 near Montecito to reopen at 5 p.m., northbound by midnight

The latest storm system pummeled Santa Barbara County early Saturday morning, prompting flash flood warnings for recent burn areas and the closing of Highway 101 in the Montecito area. → Read More

Wildlife Care Network looking for North County volunteers

The Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network is looking for North County volunteers to help transport injured and orphaned wildlife to its Goleta rehabilitation center. → Read More

North County cities maintain low grades on annual tobacco control report, while Solvang improves

While Santa Maria, Guadalupe, Lompoc and Buellton were among Central Coast cities that received the same low grades from 2018, Solvang improved by a letter grade in the 2018 State → Read More

Back-to-back storms headed for Central Coast; rain predicted to begin Wednesday

Two storm systems are headed to the Central Coast and will bring steady rain beginning Wednesday, with the North County expected to receive up to 3 inches during peak rainfall → Read More

Keith McLellan awarded ninth annual Valley of the Flowers Peace Prize

The ninth annual Valley of the Flowers Peace Prize was awarded to Keith McLellan in front of a large crowd gathered at the Valley of the Flowers United Church of → Read More

Bakery theft takes the cake: 'Brazen' heist at Gina's Piece of Cake destroys $300 in sweet treats

A man was caught on tape Wednesday breaking into a bakery display case and stealing two cakes from Gina's Piece of Cake, located in the Santa Maria Town Center. → Read More

Officials investigating potential probation violation for Solvang Animal Rescue founder

Authorities are investigating new allegations based on sheriff's reports filed against a Solvang Animal Rescue operator who was ordered not to have contact with her neighbors after she violated her → Read More

Murder charge filed against Santa Maria man after DUI crash in Nipomo

Felony DUI and murder charges have been filed against a Santa Maria man accused of driving the wrong way before colliding with another vehicle and killing a passenger in Nipomo → Read More

Joseph Hetzel facing 11 years in state prison after pleading no contest in 2017 kidnapping case

A Lompoc man accused of an interstate kidnapping in 2017 that began in Solvang and ended in Las Vegas pleaded no contest Tuesday and will be sentenced to 11 years → Read More

Hundreds rally in solidarity during Santa Maria Valley's first Women's March

Nearly 300 people in the Santa Maria Valley gathered Saturday morning at Buena Vista Park to rally and march in solidarity with cities across the nation celebrating diversity, and encouraging → Read More

Brian McNabb will go to trial for restraining order violation as defense rejects settlement offer

A Santa Maria man accused of assaulting a family member and violating a restraining order after his older brother went on a violent rampage and killed three people at an → Read More

Defense in 2017 kidnapping case makes settlement offer; prosecution weighing terms

A settlement offer was made Tuesday by defense counsel in the case involving a 2017 interstate kidnapping that started in Solvang and ended in Las Vegas, with the prosecution now → Read More

Public's help sought in search for suspect in Los Olivos burglaries

Sheriff's deputies are requesting assistance from the public to help locate a man believed to be linked to a string of burglaries in Los Olivos this past week. → Read More

Anthony 'Tony' San Juan remembered as loving father, husband at killer's sentencing

Dry eyes were scarce Friday morning as friends and family of Anthony "Tony" San Juan packed the benches in a courtroom at Santa Maria Superior Court for his killer's sentencing, → Read More

Lompoc woman testifies that Joseph Hetzel stalked, kidnapped her in 2017

The details of an inter-state kidnapping in 2017 that started in Solvang and ended in Las Vegas were laid out Wednesday by the alleged victim during a probable cause hearing → Read More

Jury selection to begin Tuesday for trial of Orcutt man linked to toddler's death

Jury selection is slated to begin Tuesday for the murder trial of an Orcutt man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend's 19-month-old daughter in 2016. → Read More

Diablo Canyon Power Plant panel releases recommendations following 2024 shutdown

After nearly two years of public meetings seeking input on the future of Diablo Canyon Power Plant, its 14 miles of coastline and 12,000 acres of land, a decommissioning panel → Read More

Brian McNabb pleads not guilty to assaulting family member

A new felony battery charge has been filed against Brian McNabb, the younger brother of triple homicide suspect David McNabb, to which he pleaded not guilty during a brief arraignment → Read More

Suspect in Orcutt triple homicide died of multiple gunshot wounds

A week after a triple homicide at an Orcutt home, sheriff's officials revealed Friday that suspect David McNabb, who was fatally shot by police, died of multiple gunshot wounds after → Read More