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SBCSAR Looking for New Members

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team (SBCSAR) is looking for new members to fill its next search and rescue training academy. In April, eight new team members were sworn in after completing the thorough application process and challenging academy.  Those interested in joining this elite organization of people giving back to the community are invited to attend a ...

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Motorcyclist Identified in Fatal Accident

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The motorcyclist who was killed in a fatal accident in Highway 154 Sunday has been identified as 59 year old Stephen Forrest of Goleta. Forrest apparently crossed the double line and hit a jeep with two Swedish tourists head on. The tourists weren’t injured. Forrest was ejected from the motorcycle and died at the scene. Police are still investigating. It ...

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Vandalism Incident Being Investigated

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The Sheriff’s Office is investigating a vandalism incident that occurred on July 12 at the Templeton Market & Deli, 390 South Main Street in Templeton. Deputies responded to the location during the early morning hours after an alarm sounded due to breaking glass at the business. Deputies arrived within four minutes, but were unable to locate any suspects. They located ...

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Transient Arrested For Intent to Commit Sex Offense With a Minor

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On March 4, 2015, Robert George Roe, Jr,  a transient, was arrested for intent to commit a sex offense with a minor after the San Luis Obispo Police Department received a tip from a citizen who reported a disturbing photograph and message found on Craigslist. Recently, Crime Stoppers and members of the San Luis Obispo Police Department met with the ...

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Barbara Boxer Calling Together Lawmakers for Transportation Bill

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Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), issued the following statement calling on lawmakers of both parties to come together behind a 6-year transportation bill after the collapse of a bridge on Interstate 10, the main roadway that links Southern California and Arizona. One driver was injured and hundreds of motorists were stranded when ...

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Second Day of Showers Expected to Set New Rainfall Records

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A second day of showers and thunderstorms in southern and central California is expected to again set new regional records for monthly rainfall. Sunday’s warm rain is a remnant of tropical storm Dolores off Baja California, which has carried warm, muggy conditions northward. National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Sirard says Saturday’s rainfall broke at least 11 regional records for daily ...

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Mud and Rocks Close Down Highway 166 Last Night

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Mud and rocks closed down a part of Highway 166 in Cuyama last night. This just west of Cottonwood Canyon Road. At this time the highway is still closed. The mud spans about one hundred yards and is about three feet deep. Two vehicles were pulled from the mud. No injuries were reported. 20 other vehicles became stranded on the highway after ...

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Paragliding Accident in Cayucos

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At 1:05 p.m. on Friday, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a citizen reporting a paragliding accident east of Highway 1 in Cayucos. Fire and Medics responded, along with the California Highway Patrol. A 55 year old male resident of San Luis Obispo was transported by ambulance to a local hospital emergency room. A ...

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One Person Dies When Motorcycle Collides With Car

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Highway 154 near Windy Gap was closed down yesterday afternoon after a motorcyclist collided with a car. This happened just after 4. One of the vehicles crossed the center divider and hit the other. One person was pronounced dead at the scene. The CHP is still investigating.

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Motorcyclist Killed After Crash on Highway 46

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A motorcyclist died yesterday in the second fatal accident on Highway 46 West this week. According to CHP investigators say the accident occurred shortly after 10am. Three motorcyclists traveling west on Highway 46 West in Templeton passed two other vehicles that were following a semi-truck driving between 5 and 10 mph and attempting to turn left onto Vineyard Drive. The ...

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