Crews Completing, Improving Fire Lines; Mopping Up Hot Spots By the numbers Location: 6 miles north of Santa Barbara Size: 1,984 acres as of Wednesday Percent contained: 90 percent expected by 6 p.m. Wednesday Estimated cost: $1.5 million Resources (Committed for Wednesday): 6 air tankers, 2 air attack planes, 12 helicopters, 14 crews, 33 engines, […]

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Former Pilot, Paratrooper Revisit Old Friend at SMX There was a World War II reunion of sorts this week in Santa Maria, as three Army veterans came together. Frank Goins, a flight officer with the U.S. Army Air Corps, Bindo Grasso of Guadalupe, a paratrooper with the U.S. Army who served in France in the […]

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Thanks to Nonprofit, Two Local Veterans Fly High in a 1942 ┬áP-17 2013-05-05T00:15:00Z Seasoned vets get a taste of heavenBy Kenneth Klein/Contributing Writer Santa Maria Times When two seasoned veterans showed up at the Santa Maria Airport for free rides in a single-engine warplane, they did not seem to have a health care in the […]

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The Douglas C-47 Skytrain that was recently restored by volunteers and staff at ArtCraft Paint at the Santa Maria Public Airport rolls out of the hangar headed for the Lightning Strike Chino air show. The plane, owned by a group associated with the Estrella Warbirds Museum in Paso Robles, carried both troops and cargo for […]

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