Santa Maria Man Arrested For Allegedly Kidnapping A Woman


A Santa Maria man has been arrested after allegedly kidnapping a woman about 5:30 Tuesday evening. Forty one year old Daniel Espinoza is suspected of taking a woman and holding her against her will. Cops apprehended Espinoza and the woman hours later in his car in Arroyo Grande. She wasn’t hurt and he was booked into County Jail.

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Lompoc Woman Charged With Murder Due Back In Court Tomorrow


The Lompoc woman charged with murder after last week's deadly crash on Highway 246 that killed a former Santa Ynez Valley teacher is expected to be back in court tomorrow.   In her court appearance Monday, 37-year-old Rebecca Cristal Sandoval, did not enter a plea. Sandoval is charged with killing 68-year-old Linda Wall on December 19 near the Chumash Casino. ...

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Police Find Panga Boat Near San Simeon


On Monday December 23rd at 5:00 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a report of a possible Panga boat landing north of San Simeon. Deputies, State Parks and CHP responded to the location and found an abandoned Panga boat. It appears the off load was interrupted and the boat along with some narcotics were left behind. No arrests have been made ...

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Significant Number Of Arrests During Anti-DUI Crackdown Since Friday


The Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 14 DUI deployments since Friday December 13, 2013 in San Luis Obispo County.   From Friday December 13,  through Midnight Sunday December 22,  officers representing 8 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 59 individuals for driving under ...

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Man Accused Of Holding Up RaboBank Scheduled For A Hearing Today


Bruce Valentine, who is accused of holding up RaboBank in Cambria last November, is scheduled for a pre-preliminary hearing today. And officials with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office say Arthur McClay Watkins, the Arroyo Grande man accused of robbing a Santa Maria Bank last month has posted bail. He is due back in court next month.  

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Two New Full Time Police Officers To Patrol Downtown SLO In The Beginning Of The New Year


Two new police officers will be patrolling downtown San Luis Obispo after the new year. The full-time officers will be on bikes, on foot or in their vehicles patrolling the downtown core and nearby residential area during the day. They will be dealing with illegal behavior such as aggressive panhandling, public disturbances and vandalism.   "Part of their responsibility as ...

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DUI Crackdown In San Luis Obispo This Holiday Weekend


The Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 14 DUI deployments during the past several days in San Luis Obispo County.   From 12:01 A.M. Friday December 13, 2013 through Midnight Thursday December 19, 2013 officers representing 8 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 29 ...

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Pismo Beach City Council Votes Unanimously To Accept Gift From Clifford Chapman


At its December 3 meeting the Pismo Beach City Council voted unanimously to accept Clifford Chapman’s gracious gift of the Chapman Estate to the City of Pismo Beach. In doing so, it directed the City Manager and City Attorney to take all steps necessary to transfer the title of the Chapman Estate to the City. Those efforts are now underway. ...

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Representative Lois Capps Announces Unified Emergency Response Framework


Yesterday, Rep. Lois Capps announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has created a new, unified emergency response framework to address Huanglongbing (HLB), a serious citrus disease affecting several U.S. states, including California. The framework will allow USDA and its partners to coordinate resources, share information and develop strategies to better combat HLB. There is currently no cure for HLB, ...

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New Chief Executive Officer Named At Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center


Joseph DeSchryver, 43, has been named Chief Executive Officer at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center. He replaces Candace Markwith, who retired after nearly nine years at Sierra Vista. His appointment is effective December 29, 2013.   For the past eight years DeSchryver has been Sierra Vista’s Chief Operating Officer where he had oversight of the hospital’s day to day operations ...

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