Friday, January 30th, 2015
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The Search Continues For Missing Vandenberg Airman


A Vandenberg Air Force Base airman has been missing for four days off the coast of Florida. Officials say 39-year-old Maj. Jeffery Vincent was on leave in Florida when he disappeared on Sunday. He was on a scuba diving trip with his friends off the coast of Key Biscayne. Police say he jumped into the water, missed the safety line ... Read More »

Violations During Snowy Plover Nesting Season Lead To Surf Beach Closure


A threatened bird may interrupt your beach plans this month. Vandenberg Air Force Base officials have closed Surf Beach for three weeks starting today because of violations during the Western Snowy Plover nesting season. They close sections of Surf, Minuteman, and Wall Beaches annually from March 1st through September 30th to help the birds’ recovery. Rules are posted at each ... Read More »

CAL FIRE To Honor Employees Today


Local fire employees will be honored today at a Badge Pinning and Employee Recognition Ceremony. The event is being hosted by CAL FIRE. Five fire captains and seven permanent engineers will be pinned. Six other employees will be honored with the 25-Year Award Recognition. If you would like to attend the ceremony go to the San Luis Obispo County Board ... Read More »

Friends And Family Remember Cal Poly Student Giselle Ayala


A North Bay community is mourning the death of a Santa Rosa High School graduate who died while attending a spring break event in Southern California.  Some 300 people gathered on the "senior steps" of the high school last night to share their memories of 18-year-old Giselle Ayala.  Ayala, a first-year student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, disappeared Friday ... Read More »

Law Enforcement Kept Busy As Deltopia Crowds Reached Record Numbers


Deltopia, formerly known as Floatopia, was attended by 15 to 18 thousand people this year.  The turnout is significantly higher than last year, which had a crowd of about 8 to 10 thousand people.  Preliminary numbers for this year show, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office and the University of California Police Department made 23 arrests and handed out 71 ... Read More »

Traffic Delays Expected For Hwy 1


If you plan on driving on Highway 1 this week, expect delays.  There will be controlled traffic locations until Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 pm. north of the Highway 101 junction. Several locations about 7 miles north of the Hughway 46 junction will be delayed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Friday. There will be controlled traffic 15 ... Read More »

Military Officials Call Off Today’s Scheduled Missile Test At Vandenberg


Pentagon brass are delaying today's routine test of an intercontinental ballistic missile at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, due to rising tensions with North Korea.  Former ambassador Christopher Hill says China is key to helping calm tensions.  The Air Force missile test has been scheduled for months, but it's believed by some that the launch could be misinterpreted by ... Read More »

Vandenberg Airman Missing After Diving Trip In Florida


A Vandenberg Air Force Base airman is missing after disappearing while scuba diving in Florida. Maj. Jeffery Vincent was last seen on Sunday.  He was on leave in Florida diving near Biscayne. The U.S Coast Guard, the Miami-Dade Police Department, and Florida Fish and Conservation Commission are searching for Vincent. Vincent is a reservist from the 9th Space Operations Squadron. Read More »

Cal Poly Student Found Dead In Santa Barbara


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s office has identified the young woman’s body found in the ocean yesterday morning in Santa Barbara as a Cal Poly student. President Jeffrey Armstrong emailed the Cal Poly campus community yesterday of the death of 18-year-old Giselle Ayala. She was in Santa Barbara with her friends for a Spring Break party called Deltopia in Isla ... Read More »

Vandenberg Missile Test Delayed Over North Korea Tensions


Rising tensions with North Korea are to blame for the delay of a routine test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (IBM). Pentagon brass are delaying tomorrow’s routine test of an IBM at Vandenberg Air Force base in Santa Barbara County. An unnamed senior military official tells the Lompoc Record that even though it's been scheduled for months, the launch of ... Read More »