Police Search for Bank Robbery Suspect


Arroyo Grande police and the FBI have released additional photos of the suspect in Thursday's robbery of the Bank Of America on West Branch Street. One picture shows a close-up of the suspect's face. Two surveillance photos show the suspect leaving in a car that was described by a witness as a dark green sedan, and from the photos the …

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State Assembly to Discuss Offshore Fracking


A state Assembly panel will be conducting an informal hearing concerning offshore oil and gas fracking along the California coast.  The hearing will take place tomorrow in Santa Barbara involving the Assembly Select Committee on Coastal Protection.  Assemblyman Das Williams says offshore oil fracking has been taking place without the public knowing about it. Fracking is formally known as hydraulic …

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Possible Threat at Pioneer Valley High School


School officials at Pioneer Valley High School were notified today of a possible student threat that came in the form of a tweet. Staff immediately notified the Santa Maria Police Department. The campus was placed on lock down. Police responded and removed the student from campus. Parents are being advised.

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Attempted Assault at Cal Poly


Cal Poly University Police say a man attempted assault against a woman on campus at around 10 last night. The victim was walking in the Morro building in the Cerro Vista Apartment complex when a man attacked her from behind and reached under her skirt. She started to scream, and the man ran away. Police say she wasn't injured. The …

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Deltopia Statistics Relased


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is releasing preliminary numbers associated with the massive party called Deltopia on April 5. The crowd at Deltopia in 2013 was estimated between 15,000 and 18,000. According to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office there were between 20,000 and 25,000 in attendance this year, 10,000 more than originally estimated. In 2013, there were 22 …

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Teen Who Killed Man Not Released From Custody


A man who was convicted as a teen of a beating an elderly man to death with a skateboard will not be released from custody. Robert Holguin was 13 when he killed 87-year old Gerald O'Malley in San Luis Obispo. Holguin is now 22, and the California Juvenile Parole Review Board recently found him suitable for release. The San Luis …

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McDonalds Restaurant Approved by Board of Supervisors


Despite a large contingent of outspoken Los Osos residents who voiced their opposition to a proposed drive-through McDonald’s restaurant, the county Board of Supervisors approved the project Tuesday. The board voted 4-1, with Supervisor Bruce Gibson dissenting to give the go-ahead to the restaurant at the old Bank of America building at 1076 Los Osos Valley Road in the Vons …

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Associated Students Says Responsibility Should be Taken for Deltopia


The Associated Students at the University of California, Santa Barbara say they believe UCSB and its students need to take responsibility and are in part to blame for things getting out of hand at Deltopia on Saturday night. The Associated Students released this statement which says: "We will be requesting a civil grand jury investigation into the events of April …

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Overpass Widening on Los Osos Valley Road


Construction plans are moving forward to widen the overpass on Los Osos Valley Road from three lanes to four to solve congestion problems, as the three lane road often backs up on both sides of the highway. The $33 million project also adds sidewalks and bike lanes. Last Tuesday, the city council said the Public Work's Department can start accepting …

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National Public Health Week


It's National Public Health Week. This year's focus is "Start Here. Every day will highlight a different aspect of public health. Monday was "Be Healthy from the Start." It's for everything ranging from maternal health and school nutrition to emergency. Today’s theme is "Don't Panic" focusing on disaster preparedness starts with community-wide commitment and action. Wednesday is "Get Out Ahead" …

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