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Gas Prices Continue to Fall in California


Average retail gasoline prices in California have fallen 5.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.23/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 10,526 gas outlets in California. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.94/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas …

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Police Cracking Down on Cyclists in Santa Barbara


Santa Barbara Police will be cracking down on cyclists who break the law Tuesday and Wednesday Police will be ticketing cyclists who violate state laws and city ordinances such as riding on sidewalks, running red lights, not stopping at intersections and not yielding to pedestrians. Police say they hope the extra enforcement will make it safer for both pedestrians and …

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Preparations for Veterans Day Tomorrow


In preparation for Veterans Day, November 11th, when we honor the more than 22 million men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, the California Association of County Veterans Service Officers (CACVSO) and the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) are partnering with television and radio stations across the state to air a special Public Service Announcement …

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David Lack Sentenced to 9 Years and 8 Months


District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that David James Lack, age 53, was sentenced Thursday, November 6, 2014, to 9 years 8 months in state prison and remanded into custody to begin his sentence. Mr. Lack was found guilty by a jury on August 7, 2014, of three counts of grand theft.  Additionally the jury found true enhancements that …

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Morro Bay Man Facing Charges of Burglary and Forgery


A Morro Bay man is facing a long list of charges after police say he broke into businesses and mailboxes throughout the city. Phong Tran, 44, is accused of commercial burglary, forgery, fraudulent checks, possession of stolen property, identity theft, false representation, possession of a controlled substance, fraudulent vehicle registration, and driving with a suspended license. Police in Morro Bay …

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Life Legal Defense Foundation Files Civil Suit Against University of California


Life Legal Defense Foundation has filed a civil suit in Santa Barbara County Superior Court on behalf of a group of pro-life students against the University of California and professor Mireille Miller-Young.  In July, Miller-Young was criminally convicted of stealing and destroying the students’ property and assaulting one member of the group. The civil suit seeks compensation for physical battery, …

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Nickolas Camara Autopsy Reveals Methamphetamine Use


The San Luis Obispo Police Department recently received the final Autopsy Report regarding the death of Nickolas Camara. The report listed Camara’s death was caused by, “Cardiac Dysrhythmia”, and “Acute Methamphetamine Toxicity.” In other words, Camara suffered a Heart Attack due to, or as a consequence of his methamphetamine use. This case involving Camara’s death is now inactive. The subject …

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Man Arrested After Short Car Chase


The CHP arrested a man after a short car chase on Highway 166 yesterday. Officers say Juan Lopez attempted to flee when cops tried to pull him over. Officers searched his car once he was stopped, and found 49.5 pounds of marijuana. Lopez was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on $75,000 bond.

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Ballots Still Need to Be Counted


Nearly 25,000 ballots have yet to be counted by the SLO County-Clerk’s office, which means the outcome of several races are too close to call, and it may be two weeks before the outcomes are decided. The close races include three Paso Robles City Council candidates looking for a second seat, the Pismo mayoral and city council races, and Grover …

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Fatal Crash Victim Identified


The 21-year-old Oceano man killed early yesterday morning in a crash on Los Berros Road as Raymond Mendoza.  The CHP says his car crossed into oncoming traffic lanes, then slammed into a tree.  Officers say Mendoza was speeding and was not wearing a seatbelt, and that alcohol is may be a factor in the crash.

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