Razi Syed, Santa Maria Times

Razi Syed

Santa Maria Times

Santa Maria, CA, United States

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Past articles by Razi:

BurgerIM in Santa Maria closes after opening 2 years ago in Skyway Center

Two years after opening its doors, the sole BurgerIM location in Santa Maria has closed. → Read More

Santa Maria's Krispy Kreme draws hundreds of Central Coast doughnut fans on opening day

Store employees expected to sell around 50,000 doughnuts on opening day. → Read More

Krispy Kreme to open in Santa Maria next Tuesday

Krispy Kreme will celebrate the grand opening of its Santa Maria store next Tuesday. → Read More

Santa Maria Public Library bookstore to hold holiday sale during December

The Santa Maria Public Library bookstore will hold a used book sale from Monday through the end of December. → Read More

Housing Authority planning reconstruction of 1950s-era Guadalupe housing project

A Guadalupe low-income housing project dating back to the 1950s is in line for a complete reconstruction. → Read More

Mountain Mike's Pizza in Santa Maria to open Friday

Mountain Mike's Pizza is set to open its Santa Maria restaurant on Friday. → Read More

Santa Maria Fire Department responding to structure fire

Early reports had smoke and flames coming from the second story of the home. → Read More

Residents in northwest Santa Maria invited to share concerns, ask questions during town hall

Santa Maria officials will hold a community meeting Oct. 8 at the Santa Maria Foursquare Church. The intent of the meeting, which begins at 6 p.m., is for city staff → Read More

Carbajal to hold town hall in Santa Maria amid calls for gun-safety legislation, impeachment

Rep. Salud Carbajal will host a town hall Thursday in Santa Maria, where the congressman will discuss legislative action taken by the 116th Congress amid calls for federal gun-safety legislation → Read More

Two dead in shooting, fire at mobile home park in northwest Santa Maria

Two people were found dead Friday morning when personnel from the Santa Maria Police and Fire departments were dispatched to reports of a structure fire in the 500 block of → Read More

Missouri-based medical school to open Santa Maria campus next year

A.T. Still University, a Missouri-based health sciences university, is set to bring a satellite campus to Santa Maria and welcome the first cohort of students to its physician assistant program → Read More

Santa Maria firefighters union alleges civil rights violations in federal lawsuit

The Santa Maria firefighters union has filed a federal lawsuit against Santa Maria and several current and former city officials, arguing its leadership was retaliated against for lawful union-related activity. → Read More

Community invited to grand opening of Matthew Will Memorial Medical Center in Arroyo Grande

Matthew Will Memorial Medical Center will provide local community with the most advanced health care services and educational resources → Read More

Restrictions on fireworks use, sales adopted in Guadalupe

Following residents' complaints about the noise and disruption caused by fireworks, the Guadalupe City Council moved Tuesday to adopt an ordinance restricting the use of fireworks only to specified hours → Read More

Alleged gang member arrested on drugs, weapons charges in Santa Maria

Santa Barbara County sheriff’s deputies arrested an alleged gang member on drug and weapons charges Tuesday after executing a search warrant in Santa Maria. → Read More

Residents call for more walkable, bikeable streets during Guadalupe streets plan workshop

Around 30 people attended a workshop in Guadalupe Monday night to weigh in as the city aims to develop a plan that would make its downtown streets more walkable and → Read More

Dueling use-of-force bills bring different takes to reform

While a proposed bill to change the legal standard for law enforcement's use of deadly force recently cleared a key committee vote in the California legislature, the Santa Barbara County → Read More

Community groups call for more affordable housing, educational opportunities in Santa Maria

What sort of future do Santa Marians want for the city? It’s one with more affordable housing, options for alternative transportation, four-year degree options within city limits and a revitalized → Read More

Spending plan for roadway repairs in Santa Maria unveiled

A five-year plan for how Santa Maria city officials intend to spend sales tax money intended for use on roads and streets was approved by the City Council on Tuesday. → Read More

Bomb threat leads to temporary evacuation of Santa Barbara County government building

Santa Barbara County sheriff’s deputies responded Wednesday to a bomb threat at the County Administration Building, which resulted in the deployment of three specialty K-9 teams and the temporary evacuation → Read More