Santa Maria Police Chief Ralph Martin briefs reporters in June about Operation Matador, which involved the arrest of 15 people for conspiracy to commit murder and other charges.
Santa Maria Police Chief Ralph Martin briefs reporters in June about Operation Matador, which involved the arrest of 15 people for conspiracy to commit murder and other charges. Janene Scully Noozhawk.com
Santa Maria Police Chief Ralph Martin briefs reporters in June about Operation Matador, which involved the arrest of 15 people for conspiracy to commit murder and other charges. Janene Scully Noozhawk.com

Santa Maria police, take note: Blue lies matter

December 03, 2016 7:29 PM

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Joe Tarica is senior editor for The Tribune. He writes the Joetopia column on current events and life in SLO County. You may not always want to live in Joetopia, but you can still stop by, say "hi," and join the conversation. Reach him at jtarica@thetribunenews.com .