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“All in the Family” Arrested For Selling Drugs

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A group of 12 people that the FBI has dubbed “All in the family” were arrested yesterday for selling drugs. The 12 involved a Nipomo family that had ties to Mexico. All are charged with selling meth, hroin and cocaine. The operation was conducted over the last 18 months and involved the FBI, CHP, and SLO County Sheriff’s Office.  Also ...

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SLO Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Killing Man in DUI Accident

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A San Luis woman allegedly responsible for killing a Los Osos man in a dui accident last fall pleaded not guilty in court yesterday. 52-year-old Jane Upton pleaded not guilty to felony charges of driving under the influence resulting in injuries and vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated with gross negligence. Prosecutors have also charged her with a criminal enhancement of inflicting ...

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Last Turboprop Jet Takes Off From SLO County Airport

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No more turboprop jets at the SLO County regional airport. The last one took off last night. The prop places will be replaced with 50 seat jets operated by Skywest which handled United flights to LA and San Francisco. Since the jets are bigger, there won’t be as many flights. Less flight options translates to more available seating. The arrangement ...

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Fire on Unmanned Fishing Boat

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A fire broke out on an unmanned fishing boat in the Port San Luis Harbor Sunday night. No one was injured. The boat was the Sea Angler. The cause remains under investigation.

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Bay Area Man Killed on Oceano Dunes

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A Bay Area man was killed on the Oceano dunes Saturday afternoon. 21-year-old Erwin Baker apparently drove off a large sand dune. Rangers, lifeguards and CAL FIRE responded immediately, but could not revive Baker and he was declared dead at the scene. The area where the accident occurred is fraught with danger. There was a similar accident there on Sunday ...

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Robbery in Santa Maria Monday

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An AMPM market in Santa Maria was robbed yesterday morning. The market is located on Blosser road and occurred about 1:20. Two men with a rifle entered the store but didn’t take any cash, just some goods from the store. There was no description of the two suspects. Call the Santa Maria police if you know anything.

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Man Convicted of Driving Under the Influence and Causing Injury

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Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley has announced that a jury in Santa Maria convicted Benjamin Lee Bettencourt, age 39, of driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury, driving with a blood alcohol level over 0.08% causing injury, and found true the special allegation of inflicting great bodily injury. The convictions arose from a major collision that ...

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Goleta Beach Pier to be Temporarily Closed Through the End of the Month

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The Goleta Beach Pier will be temporarily closed from April 6, 2015 through April 30, 2015 for major structural, handrail, and decking repairs. The pier will reopen to the public on Friday, May 1, 2015. Portions of the 1,480 foot pier were damaged when powerful waves and a sailboat struck the pier during a storm in March 2014.  While the ...

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Project to Re-Pave Highway 101 in Both Directions will Begin April 8

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A project to re-pave U.S. Highway 101 in both directions from Avila Road to north of San Luis Bay Drive will begin on Wednesday, April 8, weather permitting. Motorists traveling southbound will encounter intermittent lane, ramp and shoulder closures during the overnight hours Monday night through Friday morning from 7 pm until 6:30 am.  Road work will begin at 8 ...

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Central Coast Bandit Sentenced

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Superior Court Judge John Trice sentenced Cristina Padilla known as the Central Coast Bandit to state prison for 16 years yesterday, for a series of bank robberies that occurred between February and August of 2013. Because some of the crimes of which she has been convicted are “violent strikes” her conduct credits will be limited to 15 percent. It is ...

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