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Brush Fire in Lompoc

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A vegetation fire broke out in Lompoc yesterday around 1:30 p.m. on San Miguelito Canyon Road. About 700 acres have been burned. Reverse 911 calls had gone out to 1200 homes and businesses as well as numerous evacuation orders. Some evacuated residents can return to their homes, but there is still a mandatory evacuation order for people south of Willow ... Read More »

Drug Raid in Arroyo Grande

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An Arroyo Grande drug raid led to the arrests of eight people last Thursday at around 7 a.m. on Sunset Drive. Police found heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, and cash at the Arroyo Grande home. The home was deemed uninhabitable due to electrical issues and other hazards. Thirty-nine-year-old David Blashaw was arrested for possessing heroin for sales and methamphetamine, 20-year-old Haley Dockstader ... Read More »

Counterfeit Bills Being Used in Cambria

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A Cambria antique store and gas station reported a group of individuals using counterfeit $100 bills in their stores. A man and two women entered the antique store within minutes of each other, separately purchased a small item, and each paid for that item with a counterfeit $100 bill for a total of $300. Shortly afterward, the three suspects and ... Read More »

Woman Questioned for Fire Tuesday Morning

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A woman is being questioned for possibly being connected to a Santa Maria apartment fire Tuesday morning. Crews arrived to North Broadway around 6:15 a.m. and found one apartment unit on fire and smoke coming from nearby units and the attic. The unit where the fire started is completely wiped out. Two people were believed to be inside when the ... Read More »

Possible Norovirus Outbreak at Cal Poly

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A Cal Poly student tested positive for norovirus and 27 other students have similar symptoms. The virus, which has symptoms that include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, is the primary cause for the stomach flu and lasts one to three days. It is believed that the virus spread from the Stagecoach music festival in Indio, which was held April 25-27. Treatment includes ... Read More »

Tour of California to Arrive Tomorrow

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The Amgen Tour will arrive in the Central Coast by the end of tomorrow. Some of the best bicycle riders in the world are heading into a difficult Stage Three of the Amgen Tour of California today.  Unusually hot weather with temperatures in the 90s will challenge riders as they tackle the 108-mile ride from east San Jose to Mount ... Read More »

DUI Suspect Arrested After Crash

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A driver was arrested for a DUI after crashing his car into a power pole at 9 Sunday evening in San Miguel. The crash caused numerous homes to lose power for a few hours. Twenty-four-year-old Juan Manuel Murillo Florez from Bradley, was driving north on Mission Street when he veered left and hit the pole. No other vehicles were involved ... Read More »

Skydiver Injured Yesterday

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A skydiver was injured yesterday morning at 11:15 from crashing into the North H Street bridge in Lompoc. The man was critically injured in the crash. He is expected to be in Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara. Read More »

Last Day of Plastic Grocery Bags in Santa Barbara

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Today is the last day to buy plastic bags at large grocery stores in Santa Barbara. Beginning Wednesday, a plastic bag ordinance goes into effect at 18 larger Santa Barbara stores and pharmacies. Single-use plastic bags will be banned, and customers will have the option to either bring reusable bags or buy paper bags at 10 cents each. Many Central ... Read More »

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