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Marijuana Plants Eradicated From Private Land

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office conducted a Marijuana Eradication Operation yesterday on private property. Sheriff’s Narcotics Detectives, along with California National Guard representatives and with the assistance of Santa Barbara County Air Support Unit Copter 2 destroyed about 4,000 marijuana plants worth an estimated potential street value of $12 million dollars.  The plants were located on private land adjacent ... Read More »

Woman Believed To Be Central Coast Bandit Pleads Not Guilty

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The woman believed to be the Central Coast Bandit is due back in court next week for a preliminary hearing. Fifty-year-old Cristina Padilla of Watsonville pleaded not guilty yesterday to committing half-a-dozen bank robberies in Central California since December. She was arrested last Friday after an attempted robbery and high-speed chase in San Luis Obispo County. Her bail has been ... Read More »

Man Arrested For Having Drugs For Sale Near School

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On Tuesday, members of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit conducted a probation search at the home of 26 year old Anthony Wong in the 1500 block of West Newport Street in San Luis Obispo. Wong was already on felony probation for transportation of narcotics for sale. Detectives searched a room that was Wong was renting at the ... Read More »

Rocket Launched Off California Coast

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One of the country’s tallest launch vehicles took off with a roar that could be heard for miles along the California Coast.  The Delta Four Heavy Rocket carried a top-secret defense satellite into space yesterday morning from Vandenberg Air Force Base near Santa Barbara.  The launch was a joint effort between Lockheed Martin and The Boeing Company, and it was ... Read More »

Woman’s Body Found Near Tajiguas Beach

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office has identified a young woman who was discovered Tuesday, in the ocean near Tajiguas Beach about 20 miles north of Santa Barbara along the coast. She is 20-year-old Kayla Hallee of Mission Viejo.   A citizen spotted the victim in the water around 2:15 p.m. and called the U.S. Coast Guard for help. ... Read More »

County Board Of Supervisors Pass Water Urgency Ordinance

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The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors has passed an urgency ordinance to deal with the depleting groundwater supply in the Paso Robles area. The ordinance stops any further planting or building without water offsets. The supervisors, who voted 4-0, plan to return to the issue within 45 days and begin looking for a long-term plan to manage the ... Read More »

Central Coast Bandit Expected In Court Today

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The Central Coast Bandit suspect has been charged with nine counts of second degree burglary and robbery and two counts of attempted robbery and expected to be in court today to enter a plea.   Fifty-year-old Cristina Padilla of Watsonville was arrested Friday night  after a woman resembling the bank robber known as the Central Coast Bandit was seen at ... Read More »

Man Hit By Train

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Yesterday afternoon, Pismo Beach Police Department Officers responded to the train tracks near Hwy. 101 and Five Cities Drive regarding a pedestrian who was stuck by an Amtrak passenger train. The victim, a twenty-two year old male, was located near the tracks and had sustained injuries from the collision. Cal Fire and San Luis Ambulance personnel arrived on scene to ... Read More »

Police On The Lookout For Pharmacy Robbery Suspect

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance to help locate a suspect from an armed robbery that occurred just before 1 p.m. at the Walgreens located in the 5900 block of Calle Real. The suspect walked up to the pharmacy consultation window and handed the pharmacy staff a note demanding a list of prescription medications.  He ... Read More »

Central Coast Bandit Nabbed

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A woman identified as Cristina Fernandez Padilla, 50, of Watsonville, has been arrested for a series of bank robberies along the Central Coast and in Modesto. Dubbed the “Central Coast Bandit,” Padilla is believed to be involved in 6 robberies and 1 attempted robbery. The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office announces the conclusion of a multi-agency coordinated effort to ... Read More »

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