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Bakersfield Man Sentenced to 15 Years to Life


A Bakersfield man was sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison after being found guilty of second-degree murder. Jerad Cross was driving in a construction zone outside of Paso Robles while under the influence of drugs on November 7, 2012. He didn’t notice the cars in front of him were stopped and he crashed into a truck. The ...

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Santa Maria Child Rapist Sentenced to 206 Years


Felix Nicolas, 39, was convicted of trying to hire a fellow inmate to kill his young accusers after they came to police. Santa Barbara County Senior Deputy District Attorney Kevin Duffy, who prosecuted the case, says the jury trial conviction and sentencing of Felix Nicolas could not have happened without the testimony from the two young childen. The two victims ...

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Recycle Your Old Electronics at the Exploration Station


Do not throw out your old electronics, instead take them to the Exploration Station in Grover Beach. It is completely free to drop off electronics. The Exploration station accepts almost everything except microwaves, batteries, light bulbs, and kitchen appliances. All electronic items dropped off will be reused for various children’s programs. Drop-off runs from noon to 5:00 pm on Wednesdays, ...

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Possible Child Abduction Planned


Possible Child Abduction Planned The Paso Robles Police Department is warning parents that someone may be intending to abduct a boy from a local school sometime before Christmas. The suspect has been described as a white male in his 60s, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 220 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes who drives a white Ford pickup with ...

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Santa Barbara County Fugitive at Large


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance to help locate a fugitive who escaped after stealing several vehicles and who went the wrong way twice on the Highway 101 freeway to avoid being arrested.  The suspect, 29-year-old Juan Miguel Bejar of Oxnard, is considered dangerous and may be armed.  If you see Bejar, you should not ...

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Security Heightened at Paso Robles Schools


On Tuesday, December 17, at approximately 1:00 p.m., staff from the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District notified the Paso Robles Police Department regarding a possible planned child abduction. District staff reported receiving information from a source outside the area who reported they had received information from a third party about this planned abduction. The unidentified third party told the ...

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Covered California Health Insurance Gets Central Coast Applications


Covered California and the California Department of Health Care Services announced that from Oct. 1 to Nov. 30, as a benefit of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, an estimated 15,602 individuals in six Central Coast counties started applications for Covered California health insurance plans.   Cumulatively, 7,869 individuals in Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa ...

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Traffic Stop Results in Two Arrests


At approximately 12:51 a.m. yesterday a Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputy observed a vehicle that had an equipment violation. A traffic enforcement stop was initiated and the vehicle was pulled over in the 900 block of Edison Street, near the Chumash Casino. As the Sheriff’s Deputy approached the vehicle, he observed the driver making movements toward the center console. As ...

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Man Found Injured on Railroad Tracks


On Monday,  December 16, at approximately 7:52 p.m. Pismo Beach Police officers were dispatched to the railroad tracks behind Frady Lane on a report of a male subject trespassing on the railroad tracks.  The subject was reported to be laying on the tracks.  Officers responded immediately as a northbound Amtrak train was traveling through Pismo Beach.   Officers arrived on ...

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DUI Arrests Down & DUI Fatalities Remain at Zero


DUI Arrests Down & DUI Fatalities Remain at zero. The Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement, sobriety checkpoints and special ‘AVOID the 12’ DUI deployments over the weekend.  From 12:01 a.m. Friday, December 13,   through noon Tuesday, December 17,  officers representing 12 county law enforcement agencies have arrested ...

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