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Santa Maria Man Sentenced To Four Years In State Prison For Child Pornography

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A Santa Maria man was sentenced to four years in state prison Monday in connection with possessing and distributing child pornography. Allen Loya, 32, was sentenced to four years in state prison, and as part of his plea agreement, he has to register as a sex offender for life. The Santa Barbara County District Attorney and the Los Angeles Area ... Read More »

Firefighters Working To Determine Cause Of House Fire In Goleta

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Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of a house fire that started Monday afternoon in Goleta. It happened around 2:40 in the 300 block of Sherwood Drive. Firefighters received numerous calls from people who could see the smoke as far as a mile away. Crews were able to contain the fire to the rear deck and an office ... Read More »

Arroyo Grande Man Killed In Big Rig Crash

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The CHP reports that a 58-year-old Arroyo Grande man was killed overnight Thursday in a big rig crash on Interstate 210 in Pasadena. It was raining at the time. The man left the roadway and hit a concrete over-crossing pillar. CHP officers don't know if he was wearing a seatbelt. Officers say he was pronounced dead at the scene.   ... Read More »

Band Of Chumash Indians Donate Money To Philippine Typhoon Relief

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The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians donated $10,000 to Direct Relief International Friday night just before a concert that featured Filipino musicians. This was in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan that devastated parts of the Philippines. Direct Relief International is a Santa Barbara based non-profit that provides medical assistance to people around the world who have been affected by ... Read More »

Two Missing Hikers Found Safe

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office says two missing hikers were found safe Saturday morning in the New Cuyama area.   Early Friday evening, a woman called the Sheriff's Office to explain that her husband and his friend hadn't returned from a day hike near McPherson Peak.   Deputies went to Aliso Park, which is about five miles southwest of ... Read More »

Man Shot, Suspect Sought

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At Approximately 7:45 p.m. Thursday, San Luis Obispo Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 400 block of Buena Vista Avenue. One victim was taken to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, where he underwent surgery. There is no suspect in custody.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the SLO Police Department. Read More »

Man Arrested in Connection With Casino Stabbing

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Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a man they believe was involved in the stabbing outside of the Chumash Casino earlier this month. Osvaldo Hernandez, 35, of Santa Maria was arrested at a home on the 200 block of Inger Drive in Santa Maria.  He was transported to the Santa Barbara Conty Jail and booked on charges of assault with ... Read More »

Couple Arrested After Paying With Counterfeit Money

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Two San Diego residents were arrested Tuesday after allegedly paying with counterfeit money at Pismo Beach Premium Outlets. Around 5:30 p.m., the Pismo Beach Police Department received a report from one of the businesses that two people were attempting to pay with a counterfeit $100. The suspects, Erik Richard Erickson, 40, and Corey Anne Browning, 34, were arrested.  According to ... Read More »

Former Sheriff Deputy Arrested On Suspicion Of Bank Robbery

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The man arrested in connection with the bank robbery at Rabobank in Cambria on November 7 is a former Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputy, according to law enforcement officials. Bruce Franklin Valentine, 70, of Paso Robles was arrested Wednesday, after investigators served a search warrant at his home.  Valentine was taken into custody without incident and transported to the San ... Read More »

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