Santa Barbara Sheriff Requesting Public Help in Finding Robbery Suspect


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance to help identify and locate a suspect who robbed the U.S. Bank branch located inside Ralphs at the Magnolia Shopping Center.   At approximately 12:15 p.m.  September 20, Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 5100 block of Hollister Avenue to the activation of an alarm.  Upon arrival, deputies confirmed a bank ...

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Hundreds Turn Up To Clean Beaches


San Luis Obispo county residents and visitors turned out by the hundreds to clean up beaches and inland waterways at the 31st Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, California’s largest volunteer event.  Volunteers at nearly 30 sites picked up thousands of trash during this morning’s three-hour event.  Cleanups took place primarily at coastal locations, from San Simeon Cove down to Oso ...

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Three Police Officers Charged With Child Abuse


Three southern California police officers were charged Friday by the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney with multiple counts of misdemeanor child abuse. Charges include corporal punishment causing injury to a child, cruelty to a child, and battery. The ten alleged victims are minors between the ages of 12 and 16. Defendants Edgar Yovany Gomez (2/17/80) and Carlos Manuel Gomez-Marquez ...

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Two Students Stabbed Overnight


This morning at 12:47, the San Luis Obispo Police Department received a 911 call reporting a stabbing that had just occurred on Foothill near the entrance to Mustang Village. Officers responded and located two male victims who each suffered a single stab wound to their upper bodies. Both victims were treated at the scene and transported to Sierra Vista where ...

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New Information in Missing Person Case


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the identity of a man who went missing on September 6, at Brown’s Beach near Vandenberg Air Force Base.  The man was reportedly on a hike with a friend and while standing on a rock, he was swept away by a large wave.  Despite a multi-agency search for several days on the ...

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Tsunami Advisory Has Been Canceled


The tsunami advisory is canceled for the coastal areas of California from San Onofre state beach to Ragged Point which is located 50 miles north of San Luis Obispo. A tsunami was generated by an 8.3 quake in Chile but no longer poses a threat to these areas. Some areas may see small sea level changes and ongoing surges. The ...

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Tsunami Advisory Issued for Most of Southern California


Most of Southern California is under a tsunami advisory after a major earthquake in Chile.  Experts say the tsunami’s height will not get much bigger than one-foot but they do expect a strong current that can create dangerous conditions.  All Orange County beaches, harbors and marinas are closed because of the possible conditions and officials are urging people to stay ...

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Woman Assaulted Last Night in San Luis Obispo


On Wednesday shortly after 1:40 AM, San Luis Obispo Police responded to the area of the 1600 block of Fredericks Street regarding an assault that had just occurred. The female victim had been walking alone, coming from the downtown area. The suspect jumped out from a covering of bushes and grabbed the victim pulling her to the ground. The suspect ...

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Cabin Clean Up Work Day Scheduled for September 27th


On Sunday, September 27th from 11:00am to 2:00pm, Camp Fire Central Coast of California invites the public to join together for a Cabin Clean Up Work Day. Following the vandalism of the Camp Fire Cabin the weekend of September 12, members of the community have expressed a desire to help clean up and prepare the cabin for continued use. The event will take ...

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Family Dispute Ends in Two Arrests


On Tuesday, at approximately 9:13 pm deputies responded to the 800 block of Highland Drive to a report of “shot(s) fired.” Upon arrival, deputies detained two male subjects, one armed with a shotgun and the other armed with a hammer. The subjects had been engaged in a family dispute prior to the shot(s) being fired. Deputies contacted both subjects in ...

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