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Marc S. Crosby  Santa Maria Times

Marc Scott Crosby, 60, of Santa Maria, California passed away on December 1, 2018. Marc was born in San Jose, California on July 16, 1958. His family moved ...



Photos: Construction on new classrooms at Righetti High School nearing completion  Lompoc Record

Student leaders, the Santa Maria Joint Union School District Board of Education and a few staff got a sneak peek at the new $22 million futuristic 38-room ...



Righetti High School Hall of Fame ceremony and dinner set for June 9  Santa Maria Times

The Righetti High School Athletic Department and Boosters have brought back their RHS Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner.



Social media threat leads to lockdowns at Righetti, St. Joseph high schools; post later determined to be unrelated to Orcutt campuses  Santa Maria Times

Righetti and St. Joseph high schools were placed on lockdown Wednesday morning after several students received an anonymous text warning there was a gun ...



Righetti alum Tony Payne is the Warriors' new football coach  Santa Maria Times

Righetti High School graduate Tony Payne is the school's new football coach.



36 Righetti Ag Students Earn Certifications | School Zone  Noozhawk

The Ernest Righetti High School Agriculture Department has recognized 36 students who earned industry certifications this academic year. Through an intensive ...



Righetti breaks ground for new 38-classroom building  Santa Maria Times

The Santa Maria Joint Union High School District witnessed the last 2004 bond measure project come to fruition Monday afternoon as board members and ...



Righetti High School mourns student's suicide | School Scene  Santa Maria Sun

A 14-year-old Ernest Righetti High School student killed herself on Nov. 1 at about 8 p.m., according to Lt. Kevin Huddle of the Santa Barbara County ...



Couple with special needs nominated homecoming royalty at Righetti  Santa Maria Times

Behind the nomination of two homecoming court candidates at Righetti High School is the story of true love, friendship and a proclamation that differences ...



Santa Maria attorney announces candidacy for 4th District City Council seat  Santa Maria Times

Challenging incumbent Councilwoman Etta Waterfield, attorney Rafael Gutierrez will declare his candidacy for the Santa Maria City Council's 4th District seat ...



Righetti High School celebrates Dia de los Muertos with annual ceremony  Santa Maria Times

Equipped with tissue paper flowers, colorful student-drawn Mexican-style tiles and a homemade Dia de los Muertos banner, students at Righetti High School on ...



Santa Maria students unite to take on gun violence in schools | School Scene  Santa Maria Sun

It was still spring break for local high school students on the morning of April 5, and while many kids were probably sleeping through one of their la...



GALLERY: Righetti Graduation | Class Of 2016 | lompocrecord.com  Lompoc Record

When the senior class of Ernest Righetti High School went to sleep on Wednesday night, they knew that when they woke up on Thursday it would be the first ...



Yankee warrior: Righetti High School graduate Matt Sauer was drafted by the New York Yankees, setting him on the path to the majors | Cover Story  Santa Maria Sun

Matt Sauer seems to be adjusting well to his new life in Florida. The Ernest Righetti High School graduate sounded *content* and sure of his path during...



Michael Lee Sapp  Santa Maria Times

Michael Lee Sapp, 72, passed away on July 24th, 2018 of a sudden illness at his home in Orcutt, CA.



Righetti High's boys baseball team show what it means to be a Warrior | Sports Lead  Santa Maria Sun

Coming back from a season that saw the Ernest Righetti High School Warriors boys' baseball team make it to CIF State Playoff quarterfinals, this...



Righetti FFA celebrates another year of success  Santa Maria Times

Learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live and living to serve is the motto that the Righetti High School chapter of the Future Farmers of America live by.



Santa Maria High School District breaks ground on long-awaited CTE Center and Ag Farm | News  Santa Maria Sun

Shovels in hand, students donning corduroy Future Farmers of America jackets and hard hats giggled as they simultaneously dug into the freshly graded ground ...



Salute to Teachers: Desiree Hitch Loves Teaching, Coaching Righetti High's Girls Basketball Team  Noozhawk

[Noozhawk's note: Part of a series on the teachers who will be honored Oct. 28 at A Salute to Teachers, presented by Cox and the Santa Barbara County ...



Ernest Righetti High School boy's water polo | Athlete of the Week  Santa Maria Sun

Winning the CIF Sourthern Section Division boys' water polo championship on Nov. 22 was as much of a team effort for the Ernest Righetti High School team as ...



Warrior Goat Program Gives Special-Needs High School Students an Animal Spirit  Noozhawk

Started 4 years ago at Righetti High, student-run nonprofit organization introduces animal husbandry opportunities while developing social skills.



Local Boy Scout works to bring Santa Maria-style barbecue to homeless | School Scene  Santa Maria Sun

It's not every day a teenager devotes his free time to raising thousands of dollars for a community project, but 13-year-old Alexander Andrade isn't y...



Righetti High School mourns the loss of Breanna Rodriguez | News  Santa Maria Sun

Ernest Righetti High School in Santa Maria is usually busy with the everyday hustle and bustle of its students. But the mood on Feb. 2 was particularl...



Two Righetti High School alumni earn Emmy awards for their work in broadcast journalism | Art  Santa Maria Sun

Randy Forsman, a 1998 Ernest Righetti High School graduate, won a regional Emmy award for his direction of a live breaking news segment at KCRA 3 in ...



Community debates school resource officers in wake of Parkland shooting | School Scene  Santa Maria Sun

For two decades a school resource deputy roamed the halls of San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara. But just before the start of this school year, t...



Righetti sends 464 Warriors to fight for their futures  Lompoc Record

The 464 Warriors of the 2017 graduating class of Righetti High School were sent off into the world as adults Thursday morning, with the reminder to take a piece ...



Future Leaders of America call on district officials to align AG and high school graduation requirements | School Scene  Santa Maria Sun

Shortly after Dioceline Araujo moved from New Cuyama to Santa Maria during her freshman year of high school, a guest speaker visited one of her classe...



Righetti Marimba Band and Ballet Folklórico presents annual Big Show | Music  Santa Maria Sun

The Marimba Band and Ballet Folklórico program at Ernest Righetti High School was founded in 1975 and has performed an annual concert ever sinc...



Race for the fourth | News  Santa Maria Sun

Recent announcements from current and potential City Council members made the first week of June an important one for Santa Maria's upcoming elections...



Heartfelt tribute: Righetti High School's monthly magazine releases special issue in memory of chemistry teacher John Rucker | Art  Santa Maria Sun

John Rucker, chemistry teacher at Righetti High School for 21 years, passed away on Jan. 4 near the end of Righetti's winter break. On the first...



Mormon church honors 7 local teachers with Lighting the Way Educator Awards  The Tribune

Teachers from seven Central Coast schools recently were awarded Lighting the Way Educator Award plaques for touching, influencing and motivating the lives ...



Four Warrior greats to be inducted | Erhs  Santa Maria Times

Four Ernest Righetti High School greats are scheduled to be inducted into the Righetti Athletics Hall of Fame tonight.



40 recruits graduate from Law Enforcement Explorer Academy  KEYT

After two weeks of mental and physical challenges, 40 young adults from five different law enforcement agencies graduated Sunday from the Central Coast Law ...



Righetti student scores $20,000 scholarship | School Scene  Santa Maria Sun

Zoi Urban, a student at Ernest Righetti High School, has been named a Coca-Cola scholar, making her one of 150 students to earn the $20000 scholarshi...



Righetti senior, Zio Urban, named Coca-Cola Scholarship recipients  Santa Maria Times

Coca-Cola has bottled Zio Urban and her energy. The Righetti High School senior has been selected as one of 150 Coca-Cola Scholarship recipients from a ...



Righetti High School’s FFA Chapter nabs pruning award  Santa Maria Times

The Ernest Righetti High School FFA Chapter won't give up the state's top tree pruning title anytime soon.



Spotlight on: K9 For Gaby - Gabriela Leon | Biz Spotlight  Santa Maria Sun

The first time Gabriela Leon, 22, (Gaby for short) suffered a severe seizure, she was only 11 years old. She almost died. It wouldn't be the last time. "I've never ...



High School District spends millions on summer construction | School Scene  Santa Maria Sun

Santa Maria Joint Union High School District has spent more than $30 million on a plethora of construction projects this summer as part of its mission...



Righetti principal moving to district office  Lompoc Record

Righetti High School Principal Steve Molina has been tapped by the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District to oversee its implementation of the state's ...



2017 High School Football Preview: Righetti Warriors intent on turning the corner in 2017  Santa Ynez Valley News

The Warriors were young last year. And they played like it.



Warriors make a splash abroad: Two Righetti High School water polo players train in Europe | Sports Lead  Santa Maria Sun

img7342 For the most part, water polo is still a fairly new game in the United States. Most of what we know about water polo comes from the Olympics...



High school district proposes new classroom complex at Righetti | School Scene  Santa Maria Sun

Digital video tours of Ernest Righetti High School's proposed 38-room classroom complex were shown to the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District ...



Schools spruced up for students as academics begin  Santa Maria Times

The summer officially ends and the school year begins on Wednesday for students in the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District.



Off to college: The soccer scholars of Righetti High | School Scene  Santa Maria Sun

img8474 Three Ernest Righetti High School soccer players are heading to four-year schools on scholarships in the fall. Michaela Olney will play for ...



Righetti students create art and awareness with poster campaign | Art  Santa Maria Sun

The end of the school year is a busy time for any high school student, and the art students at Righetti High School know this full well. As the school...



2017 MLB Draft Profile: Matt Sauer, RHP, Santa Maria, California  Minor League Ball

Continuing our series of 2017 MLB Draft Profiles, we turn back to the high school pitcher ranks with a look at right-hander Matt Sauer, whose stock has been ...



Shirley Contreras: Important historical dates in history for April  Santa Maria Times

April 6, 1837: William Goodwin Dana took legal possession of the Rancho Nipomo.



Mentoring: Righetti High School football promotes physical fitness | School Scene  Santa Maria Sun

img7953 Ernest Righetti High School football players took a trip to Ralph Dunlap Elementary School on Sept. 25 around lunchtime to promote participa...



Righetti High folklorico took the stage at Ethel Pope | School Scene  Santa Maria Sun

img7232 The Ernest Righetti High School marimba band and ballet folklorico hit the stage on April 11 and 12 for their annual “Big Show” ...



Counseling leader says many students unserved; urges early start to college planning  EdSource

This has been a busy season for Eric Blanco, a high school counselor at Ernest Righetti High School, his own alma mater in Santa Maria. The deadline for UC ...



Fighting students: Righetti has a bad day that sends echoes into the future  New Times SLO

What happened at Ernest Righetti High School on Nov. 19 sucked. It wasn't a good day for the district; the high school; its students, parents, or teachers; law ...



Firefighter Andrew Klein documents the work of battling blazes | Art  Santa Maria Sun

An orange rage tears through a smoky sky. Silhouetted in black are two figures, frozen in the moment, seemingly transfixed by what lies before them. ...



Righetti's Latinos Unidos club to provide district-wide college workshop conference | School Scene  Santa Maria Sun

College applications, financial aid, and career goals—it's the stuff of nightmares for high school students everywhere. But Santa Maria's high schoolers can ...



Bren Neil Bouza  Santa Maria Times

Bren Neil Bouza. Bren Neil Bouza. 1983 - 2017. Our beloved Bren Neil Bouza, 33, of Irvine, CA passed away on 22 March, 2017. He was born in Cedar City, ...



Righetti pulls together to help a student in need | School Scene  Santa Maria Sun

img7283 Ernest Righetti High School students and staff recently organized a fundraiser to help ease the burden of medical costs for a student with c...



Shield battle: Warriors face Knights in Orcutt's annual high school football game | Sports Lead  Santa Maria Sun

The Warriors and the Knights face off in the annual Battle of Shield on Sept. 26. The high schools, which are across the street from one another, took a couple ...



Top 75 Prospect Profile #8: Matt Sauer  Pinstriped Prospects

New York Yankees Vice President of Domestic Amateur Scouting, Damon Oppenheimer, Selected Matt Sauer with the 54th overall selection in the 2017 Major ...



Community Corner: Go big at Righetti's annual Big Show | News  Santa Maria Sun

img7380 Santa Marians can't get enough of that marimba beat. The annual Big Show, a performance by the Ernest Righetti High School Marimba Ba...



Hall graduates basic Air Force training  Paso Robles Press

U.S. Air Force Airman Tristan J. Hall graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Hall completed an intensive, ...



Calvin E. Thomas – Vietnam Combat Veteran – Santa Clarita Resident  Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Impromptu Meeting. Recently, my sister JoAnn and I took our 93 year young mother to lunch at Canyon Country's Route 66 Restaurant where I had an ...



Minerva Club awards annual scholarships  Lompoc Record

The Minerva Club awarded 13 scholarships in the amount of $1000 each to graduating high school seniors from seven high schools in the Santa Maria Valley at ...



Santa Maria High School Alumni See Red — By Not Seeing Red and White Uniforms  Noozhawk

Alumni of Santa Maria High School say Sammy Saint needs to be saved, and they've embarked on a campaign to do just that. They're also determined to show ...



Brandon L. Harper Foundation to host tri-tip barbecue scholarship fundraiser in March | School Scene  Santa Maria Sun

Longtime Santa Maria resident Brandon Harper was on his way to dinner on Jan. 20, 2007, when an intoxicated driver ran a red light at the intersection...



Sheriff's deputy knocked out teen girl while trying to break up high school fight  Daily Mail

A fight broke out at Ernest Righetti High School in Santa Maria, California on Wednesday, and six students were arrested/



High school athletic directors change it up | School Scene  Santa Maria Sun

img7755 Santa Maria High School has a new athletic director with plans to take competition to a new level. “Athletics here have always had a ...



John McMillan  Quad City Times

October 4, 1991-March 30-2018. PEORIA — John Aaron McMillan, 26, died Friday, March 30, 2018, in Peoria. John was born October 4, 1991, in Santa Maria, ...



Righetti welding team wins state title  Santa Maria Times

The Ernest Righetti High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) Agriculture Welding Team battled 18 teams and 68 competitors at Cuesta Community College ...



High school district tries out future classrooms | School Scene  Santa Maria Sun

Santa Maria High School's new classroom building will potentially reap the benefits of the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District's ...



Righetti High Players Take 'Warrior Way' To Elementary School  Noozhawk

Seniors on football team visit Ralph Dunlap campus in Orcutt to interact with younger students.



Santa Maria high school district art teachers collaborate on mural | Art  Santa Maria Sun

The Santa Maria Joint Union High School District's (SMJUHSD) Professional Development Center just received a new mural painted by district art teachers.



Theresa Gingras shares her photography from Myanmar at Allan Hancock College | Art  Santa Maria Sun

Balancing on one foot, a fisherman in Myanmar holds a cone-shaped net and leans perilously close to the edge of his skiff, like a ballet dancer execut...



Kenneth (Kenny) Clifford Alvarez  Santa Maria Times

Kenneth (Kenny) Clifford Alvarez. Our Hero, Army Specialist, Kenneth (Kenny) Clifford Alvarez, 23, of Santa Maria, died on August 23, 2013 while supporting ...



Nicole Ann Goldsmith  Santa Maria Times

Nicole Ann Goldsmith. February 26, 1981-November 9, 2013. Nicole was born in Santa Barbara Ca. and moved to Santa Maria at the age of 6. She attended ...



Izzy Sara Beth Rosenthal George  Santa Maria Times

Izzy Sara Beth Rosenthal George. Izzy Sara Beth Rosenthal George 38. Residing in Edgewater, Florida. Started her new journey Friday September 16, 2016.



Salute to Teachers: Jennifer Cline Inspired by Her Students' Aha! Moments  Noozhawk

[Noozhawk's note: First in a series on the teachers who will be honored Oct. 28 at A Salute to Teachers, presented by Cox and the Santa Barbara County ...



Allan Hancock College music professor offers free recording time to local musicians | School Scene  Santa Maria Sun

As music professor Chris Diaz pushed and turned the seemingly endless array of buttons and nobs on the mixing console in Allan Hancock College's...



Salute to Teachers: Lompoc Mentor Christine Petrone Has Taught All Over the Country  Noozhawk

[Noozhawk's note: Part of a series on the teachers who will be honored Oct. 28 at A Salute to Teachers, presented by Cox and the Santa Barbara County ...



Todd C. Gonsalves  Santa Maria Times

Air Force Airman Todd C. Gonsalves graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.



Writing history: The biggest issues of 2014 evolved until they took on a life of their own | Cover Story  Santa Maria Sun

There's more to a big story than one article. Covering a gigantic issue takes more time than one story does, more digging, more questions, more ...



Yankees draft risky stud pitcher who just had Tommy John  New York Post

Clarke Schmidt had Tommy John surgery on his throwing arm in May. On Monday night, the Yankees drafted him anyway with the 16th overall pick in the draft.



Salute to Teachers: Lompoc Music, Band Teacher Garson Olivieri Named Top Performing Arts Educator  Noozhawk

[Noozhawk's note: Part of a series on the teachers who will be honored Oct. 28 at A Salute to Teachers, presented by Cox and the Santa Barbara County ...



Hobnobbing with Helen | News  Santa Maria Sun

Vive la fiesta! Ole! And all that ... Community Partners in Caring (CPC) held its annual fundraiser dinner and auction on May 2 at the Santa Maria Country Club.



Year of champs: 2014 saw its share of title taking local teams | Sports Lead  Santa Maria Sun

Maybe with two or three handfuls of high schools to cover, the Sun was bound to get some champions in the mix, but his year had more than usual, inclu...



Santa Maria Valley Timeline | Heart of the Valley  Santa Maria Times

Jan. 31, 1880: Chute Landing, financed by William Laird Adam, J.H. Rice, Paul Bradley, A. J. Triplett, S. D. Triplett, J. K. Triplett, Charles Bradley, A. Leslie and ...



Salute to Teachers: Solvang Native Jani Lindberg Found Purpose as a Teacher After Working Other Jobs  Noozhawk

[Noozhawk's note: Part of a series on the teachers who will be honored Oct. 28 at A Salute to Teachers, presented by Cox and the Santa Barbara County ...



Important dates in local history for June  Lompoc Record

June 3, 1833: The 35485.90-acre Sisquoc Rancho was granted to Maria Antonia Caballero (and confirmed to James B. Huie on June 17, 1856).



The Great American Melodrama celebrates 40 years with Scary Poppins | Art  Santa Maria Sun

The Great American Melodrama was buzzing on Oct. 3, for the first of three Octoberfest events at the Oceano theater, with an hour of live music, beer ...



Friends Mourn 3 People Killed in Wreck on Santa Barbara Mesa  Noozhawk

Flower bouquets, candles and handwritten notes have been placed to mark the location of a violent vehicle crash on the Mesa in Santa Barbara that killed three ...



Anxiety Grips California Students Amid Immigration Crackdown  New America Media

Photo above: Bay Area DACA student Jesus Castro says he's always worried that his parents could be deported. Amid news of stepped-up deportation efforts ...



Bill Macfadyen: Horrific Crash Captivates Community as Details Emerge About 3 Victims  Noozhawk

NoozWeek's Top 5 views a 'Golden State Killer' murder through the eyes of victim's daughter, finds dead men in a car and the County Jail, and hits a head-on ...



Community theater group launches in Orcutt | Art  Santa Maria Sun

img12247 Community theater may have a new home in Orcutt. If the people behind the Orcutt Community Theatre group have their way, it will eventua...



Guadalupe's inaugural weekend bus routes had good turnout, but will it continue? | News  Santa Maria Sun

There's more than one way to get reporters, politicians, city officials, and the general population on a city bus, and Guadalupe was able to do ...



Taking their shot: Student filmmakers have dreams of making it big in Hollywood | Cover Story  Santa Maria Sun

In the back of a darkened room, a light burns hotly into a small corner. Crouched near a desk is a man, his face flustered, with a look of searing fea...



Financial aid is key to the final and often tough choice of colleges  EdSource

The SAT exam and anxious cramming are past. Admissions application essays and financial aid forms were submitted months ago. And the happy acceptances ...



Old Days Celebration brings thousands to Los Alamos  Santa Maria Times

From the superstar rocker Pink (a Santa Ynez Valley local), to a little girl in pink cowboy boots and hats, Los Alamos was jam-packed with thousands enjoying ...



Bulldog sluggers: Locally bred softball players take Allan Hancock College on a 34-game winning streak | Cover Story  Santa Maria Sun

See a slideshow of how the Bulldogs do what they do. Allan Hancock College is a softball powerhouse—with two straight conference titles tucked...



Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum gets a new mural with help from The Art Fund, collaborators and volunteers | Art  Santa Maria Sun

A crowd of excited art students and their families joined coordinators and volunteers to unveil the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum's new mural on the ...



Marine staff sergeant remembered at memorial ceremony  DVIDS

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Marines, friends and family members gathered for a memorial *service* to remember Staff Sgt. Alberto Moreno at the South Mesa ...



Point San Luis lighthouse creeps out visitors during haunted tours | Art  Santa Maria Sun

View additional photos from the Point San Luis Haunted Lighthouse event. #img6535 I was supposed to be at the Point San Luis Lighthouse parking lot ...



The Great American Melodrama serves up classic live theater, song, and dance to the central coast | Cover Story  Santa Maria Sun

The recent renovations at the Great American Melodrama increase the curb appeal of the theater and illustrate the fun going on inside the building.



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