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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 ...



'Classrooms of the future'': Righetti students begin to occupy 3-story building  Santa Maria Times

Righetti High School capped off a lengthy planning and construction process Monday, when the first group of students and teachers took their seats in the ...



Righetti wrestling coach launches free junior high league | School Scene  Santa Maria Sun

Nearly 229 boys attending Santa Maria's high schools during the 2016-17 school year signed up for wrestling—a higher turnout than both soc...



Righetti High School's ASTRA club members work with children on Valentine's Day crafts at Orcutt library  Santa Maria Times

While youngsters were crafting at the Santa Maria Public Library's Orcutt branch on Saturday, Righetti High School senior Lacey Snyder was enthusiastically ...



Charlie Brown comes to Righetti High School | Art  Santa Maria Sun

Ernest Righetti High School presents a new musical, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown from March 29 through 31. The high school's drama de...



Zo's Gold Mines: Matt Rodriguez of Righetti wrestling is now putting the Central Section on notice  Lompoc Record

Here's a newcomer to watch for anyone following boys wrestling in the Central Section: Matt Rodriguez of Righetti High.



Girls wrestling: Righetti wins on Senior Night; Santa Maria goes 2-1  Santa Maria Times

On its Senior Night, Righetti's girls wrestling team won the unofficial city championship.



Wrestling: Righetti wins CIF Central Section championship | High School  Santa Maria Times

SHAFTER — The Warriors have claimed their first CIF Central Section title.



Unexcused absences: There aren't enough substitutes locally to fill in for every absent teacher, and schools are struggling to find solutions | Cover Story  Santa Maria Sun

It's early on a Thursday morning in May, and a group of nearly 30 eighth graders at Tommie Kunst Junior High School have already settled into ...



Mountain League soccer: Santa Maria fends off Righetti challenge with come-from-behind win  Santa Maria Times

Righetti's boys soccer team has struggled in its inaugural CIF Central Section Mountain League campaign, but there is something about playing crosstown rival ...



Righetti, St. Joseph open Central Section baseball playoffs at home  Santa Maria Times

The Righetti, St. Joseph and Arroyo Grande High School baseball teams drew home assignments for the first round of the CIF Central Section playoffs.



Sutton Tompkins saves Righetti's baseball season | Baseball  Santa Maria Times

Sutton Tompkins saved the day … and the Righetti Warriors' baseball season.



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 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.



CIF Central Section football: Righetti set to go after school's first sectional title  Santa Maria Times

This has been a season of firsts for Righetti's football program. The program is in its first campaign in the CIF Central Section after moving from the Southern ...



CIF Central Section baseball: Righetti and Nipomo on the brink of title games  Santa Maria Times

Righetti and Nipomo are each going after a CIF Central Section baseball title in their first year in the Central Section.



Ralph Victorino, Jr. | Obituaries  Santa Maria Times

Ralph Victornio Jr., 56, of Guadalupe Ca. passed away on Feb. 28, 2019. Ralph was born in Santa Maria and was a lifelong resident of Guadalupe Ca.



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.



Marc S. Crosby | Obituaries  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 ...



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 ...



Righetti needs only Espinola's two hits against Ontiveros as Warriors edge St. Joseph 2-0  Santa Maria Times

Righetti left fielder Quigley Espinola grounded a two-run double just inside the left field line in the second inning Friday, and that was it as far as an RBI hit.



Central Coast public high school rankings vary in latest U.S. News and World Report list  KSBY San Luis Obispo News

U.S. News and World Report recently released its list of the best high schools across the nation and in California, and some Central Coast schools found ...



Righetti breaks ground for new 38-classroom building | Education  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 ...



Wedding: Bolton - Gamboa  Atascadero News

Miss Mary Danielle Bolton and Alejandro Rey Gamboa were married on April 7, 2018. The ceremony took place at the Santa Maria Inn in Santa Maria with ...



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 ...



GALLERY: Righetti Graduation | Education  Santa Maria Times

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 ...



Minerva Club awards annual scholarships | Our Community  Santa Maria Times

The Minerva Club of Santa Maria awarded 13 scholarships, in the amount of $1200 each to graduating seniors from seven accredited high schools in the Santa ...



Future Leaders call for changes to graduation requirements in rowdy forum | News  Santa Maria Sun

A community forum hosted by Future Leaders of America (FLA) went awry on May 13, after students presenting on university entrance requirements cut off...



10+ LOCAL stories you need to read for Friday, May 10  Lompoc Record

Hobby Lobby's plan for Santa Maria store draws largely positive reaction.



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 ...



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 FFA celebrates another year of success | Education  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.



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...



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 ...



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 ...



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...



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.



Michael Lee Sapp | Obituaries  Santa Maria Times

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



Sauer Suffers Season-Ending Setback  Pinstriped Prospects

Charleston RiverDogs starting pitcher Matt Sauer knows his purpose in life. “God has put me on this world to play baseball,” Sauer said. Unfortunately for the rest ...



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...



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 ...



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 ...



Righetti principal moving to district office | Education  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 ...



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...



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.



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 ...



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...



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...



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 ...



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...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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” ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Schools spruced up for students as academics begin  Lompoc Record

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



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 ...



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.



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...



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...



SLO city employee put on leave after video release of bar assault  New Times SLO

The punches landed suddenly and ferociously, and were captured on video. Camille Chavez and Isaac McCormack of Santa Maria were sitting together at the ...



Righetti High School clubs team up for a season of giving | School Scene  Santa Maria Sun

Four Ernest Righetti High School clubs are working together to bring holiday joy to the Good Samaritan Homeless Shelter with a dinner event on Dec. 7....



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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...



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...



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...



Bren Neil Bouza | Obituaries  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, ...



Santa Maria Valley high school seniors celebrate graduation | School Scene  Santa Maria Sun

On June 8, 581 Pioneer Valley High School seniors lined up waiting for their names to be announced as they walked across the stage. A monumental momen...



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 ...



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...



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 ...



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 ...



Local student artist wins 2018 Congressional Art Competition | Art  Santa Maria Sun

Madison Ly, a student at Ernest Righetti High School, was recently announced as the winner of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. Madison's winnin...



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 ...



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...



Graduation Ceremonies Set for Santa Barbara County High School Seniors  Noozhawk

Summer brings a well-deserved break for local high school students. Graduating seniors, however, have one more task ahead before the festivities begin ...



Righetti welding team wins state title | Education  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 ...



Playing against the clock: Local teams fought for championships while individual athletes received recognition | Sports Lead  Santa Maria Sun

Many on the Central Coast passed their time in 2017 sweating. Athletes trained, competed, tasted victory, and even fell short, but whatever they did...



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...



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.



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 ...



Righetti High welders bring home the metal | News  Santa Maria Sun

For the second time in five years, Ernest Righetti High School's FFA welding team members secured themselves as champions of California student ...



2017 High School Football Preview: Righetti Warriors intent on turning the corner in 2017  Lompoc Record

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



John McMillan | Obituaries | qctimes.com  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, ...



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 ...



Nicole Ann Goldsmith | Obituaries  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 ...



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.



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...



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 ...



GALLERY: Lee Central Coast Newspapers' High School Football Media Day  Lompoc Record

High School football teams from all around the Central Coast traveled to St. Joseph's High School to participate in Lee Central Coast Newspapers' annual Media ...



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...



Kenneth (Kenny) Clifford Alvarez | Obituaries  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 ...



Elected Supervisors, Judges, Department Heads Take Santa Barbara County Oaths of Office  Noozhawk

Five Superior Court judges, two Santa Barbara County supervisors and six department heads — all of whom were voted into their posts in the June 2018 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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