Local News

Truck Destroys Business Front in Burglary


On October 30 at approximately 5:00 a.m., officers responded to the report of a burglary in progress at the California Coin & Stamp at 253 Granda. The suspects used a U-Haul truck to ram the front door of the business and gain entry. The U-Haul was abandoned at the scene and the suspects fled prior to the arrival of officers. ...

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$560,000 Worth of Marijuana Seized

pot marijuana

On Wednesday, October 30, detectives from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s North County Narcotics Investigations Unit, served a search warrant on a property in the 900 Block of Ballard Canyon, an unincorporated area located northeast of Buellton.  The service of this search warrant was the culmination of a multi-month investigation into an unlawful marijuana trafficking and cultivation operation based in ...

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School Bus Collides With Farm Truck


A Righetti school bus driver and three students were injured yesterday when their bus collided with a farm truck at 7 a.m. on Foxen Canyon Road near Siquoc east of Santa Maria. Apparently the spreader fertilizer arm on the truck struck the bus as the two were passing by each other. Forty-four-year-old Yolanda Zepeda was driving the bus when the ...

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Robbery In Atascadero; Suspects Detained


This past Monday about 7:30 p.m., officers from the Atascadero Police Department responded to Stagecoach Liquor on 5145 El Camino Real regarding a robbery that had just occurred. The suspect entered the store jumped over the counter and brandished a knife. The suspect ordered the clerk to open the cash drawer. When the clerk was unable to open the cash ...

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Paso Robles Police Still Looking For Person Who Set Steer On Fire; Burnt Steer Fund Looking For Donations


Paso Robles police are still looking for the person who set a five-month-old steer on fire at an agricultural barn at Paso Robles High School sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning. The steer is recovering at a ranch near the family's home.   Sixteen-year-old Dylan Wilkinson who is raising the steer says the animal is eating and drinking, which ...

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Law Enforcement Cracking Down On Halloween Drunk And Drugged Drivers


This Halloween, Police, Sheriff and CHP Officers will crack down on drunk and drugged drivers throughout the region with an aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort.  The Avoid the 14 DUI Task Force has given a fair warning to all partygoers: keep the party off the road.   “Local revelers should be aware that their Halloween disguises ...

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Missing Woman is Found Safe


Last night at approximately 8:00, missing person Margaret West was safely located at the Amtrak station in San Luis Obispo. West wandered away from her home in the 1300 block of 12th Street in Los Osos   three hours eaarlier. West has Alzheimer's and was considered an at-risk missing person. It's unclear at this point, how West traveled to San Luis ...

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Kevin Bumen Becomes Airport General Manager

  Kevin Bumen has been hired as the new San Luis Obispo Regional Airport’s General Manager. Mr. Bumen will begin his new position on November 12, 2013. Mr. Bumen is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He possesses over 10 years of experience in Airport management working his way up from an Airport Operations and Maintenance Technician to ...

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Graffiti Incidents


Since October 11th, officers with the Morro Bay Police Department have investigated 24 calls of graffiti vandalism that have primarily occurred on the north east side of Morro Bay. This is a sharp increase from previous months. The graffiti has been found mainly on public property and businesses; however some residential structures and vehicles have also been affected. The investigation ...

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Spooky Time for Pets

Halloween is a festive time of the year; neighborhoods are bustling with activity, candy is easily accessible, and dangers abound for pets. County Animal Services wants to help you have a Happy Halloween by reminding you that this can be a dangerous time for pets. Pet owners can take the following steps to ensure their pet’s safety. 1.) Keep pets ...

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