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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Volkswagen

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A class action lawsuit was filed against Volkswagen Group of America by six California Volkswagen diesel owners in Santa Barbara County who say they now face loss of vehicle value, decreased resale opportunities and degradation of vehicle performance after Volkswagen recently admitted that since 2009 it circumvented emission test procedures to produce misleading pollution test results. Volkswagen acknowledged using software …

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Armed Robbery Being Investigated by Sheriff’s Office

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Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Sunday night, September 20, at the CVS pharmacy located in 5800 block of Calle Real in the City of Goleta.  The suspect entered the store at approximately 11:38 p.m. wearing a suit and tie and a mask made to look like an elderly …

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Cuesta College Student Arrested For Alleged Stabbing

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The Cuesta College Police Department is fully cooperating with the San Luis Obispo Police Department with their investigation into the arrest of a Cuesta College student and his alleged involvement in a recent stabbing incident near Cal Poly. The Cuesta College Office of the Vice President of Student Services and Campus Centers will follow college policies and procedures related to …

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Grover Beach Police Search for Robbery Suspect

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At about 12:13 p.m Sunday, GBPD officers were dispatched to Monarch Grove Winery Tasting Room located at 180 S. HWY 1, for a report of a robbery. Upon arrival, Officers confirmed a robbery had occurred. The suspect displayed a black semi-automatic pistol. The victim’s wrists were bound with duct tape and were told to stay inside the restroom of the …

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Santa Barbara Sheriff Requesting Public Help in Finding Robbery Suspect

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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