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Home Invasion in Orcutt


A home invasion robbery yesterday in Orcutt. Three men broke into a woman’s home and robbed her at gun point. The robbery occurred on Via Vista Verde near Del Norte Way. The suspects are described as three African-American men between 18 and 25 years of age. The men stole two handguns and a large amount of marijuana. Santa Barbara County …

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New Baby Giraffe at Santa Barbara Zoo


The Santa Barbara Zoo has a new baby giraffe. The giraffe born Saturday after five hours of labor. The sex, height, weight and health of the calf have not been determined. This week, the calf will have its first medical examination. The calf has not yet been named.

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Today in Sports


The Cal Poly Mustang baseball team back home after a ten game road trip through Sacramento and Wichita, Kansas. Tonight, the Mustangs host Cal State Bakersfield. The Mustang record is 15-7 so far this year.  That game gets underway at six at Baggett Stadium. Cuesta hosts Pierce College at 2:30 this afternoon. The Cuesta softball team hosts Alan Hancock in …

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Tourism Across Central Coast During Spring Break


Thousands of visitors from urban areas and the Central Valley going on wine tours in the Paso Robles area. Visiting the Hearst Castle. Walking on beaches and enjoying the natural beauty here on the Central Coast. Yesterday, many of the visitors attended Easter Sunday services at the San Luis Obispo Mission, on San Luis Mountain or next to the rock …

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Two Houses Burned by Fire in Morro Bay


Two houses and three vehicles damaged by fire yesterday in Morro Bay. The fire on the 2700 block of Cedar Avenue was caused by barbecue coals thrown into a garbage can. The call came into Cal Fire at 2:06 yesterday afternoon. A duplex was severely damaged. One residence burned, the other suffered smoke and heat damage. A third residence nearby …

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Hiker Falls Off Rocks at Montana de Oro State Park


A man who slipped and fell on rocks at Montana de Oro State Park yesterday was airlifted to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis. The man fell around 1:00 yesterday afternoon at Hazard Canyon. His head landed on rocks and he lost consciousness. He also suffered a cut to his cheek.

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Car Chase Ends in Arrest in Paso Robles


A car chase on 101 in Paso Robles yesterday. Sheriff’s deputies pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation around 4:00. The driver refused to stop, and drove at speeds ranging from 35-95 miles per hour. The car chase covered about 15 miles on North and Southbound 101. The driver stopped his car near Spring Street and tried to flee …

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Houston Based Oil Company Plans to Drill Oil Wells in Price Canyon


For more than a century, oil companies have drilled for oil in Price Canyon. Now, there are plans by a Houston based oil company to add 481 new oil wells. The Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board feels the oil field does not endanger neighboring water drinking wells. The EPA has until next February to rule on the proposed …

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Easter Bombing in Pakistan


While many Christians in California celebrated the Easter holiday, Muslim extremists in Pakistan exploded a bomb on Easter Sunday, killing 65 people and wounding over 300. The explosion occurred near the children’s ride at a park which was crowded with Christians celebrating Easter. One witness says he took 20 children to a local hospital and carried three dead children to …

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The Race for 24th Congressional District Continues


The Santa Barbara County Republican Party endorses Katcho Achadjian in the race for the 24th Congressional District. Chairman Dale Francisco says Katcho has more experience in business, community involvement and public service than any other candidate in the race. The 24th District includes part of Ventura County and all of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. On the Democratic …

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