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Paso Robles Man in Jail After Narcotics Investigation


A Paso Robles man is in jail after a narcotics investigation. The Paso Robles Special Enforcement Team served a narcotics-related search warrant at a home in the Oak Street in Paso Robles on Wednesday. Officers say they found 8.2 grams of methamphetamine, 235 grams of marijuana, scales, packaging for narcotics, two rifles, and $1,700. Jose Luis Echevarria, 36, was arrested ... Read More »

Student Arrested for Threats on Twitter


Threats over social media prompted a lockdown at Pioneer Valley High School at 11:30 yesterday morning, according to the Santa Maria Police Department. The student — a 17-year-old whose name was not released — was arrested. Pioneer Valley students defended of the student suspected of making the threat. By noon, a hashtag calling for the release of the student was trending on Twitter. Read More »

Cal Poly’s Open House Begins Tonight


Cal Poly's Annual Open House begins Thursday night. Thursday is Club Preview Night at Farmers' Market in San Luis Obispo. Friday is the Admitted Students' Preview Day. Cal Poly officials are expecting over 7,000 guests for the Preview Day. They're asking that people help reduce traffic by avoiding driving on campus and in nearby areas as much as possible. Saturday ... Read More »

Police Search for Bank Robbery Suspect


Arroyo Grande police and the FBI have released additional photos of the suspect in Thursday's robbery of the Bank Of America on West Branch Street. One picture shows a close-up of the suspect's face. Two surveillance photos show the suspect leaving in a car that was described by a witness as a dark green sedan, and from the photos the ... Read More »

State Assembly to Discuss Offshore Fracking


A state Assembly panel will be conducting an informal hearing concerning offshore oil and gas fracking along the California coast.  The hearing will take place tomorrow in Santa Barbara involving the Assembly Select Committee on Coastal Protection.  Assemblyman Das Williams says offshore oil fracking has been taking place without the public knowing about it. Fracking is formally known as hydraulic ... Read More »

Possible Threat at Pioneer Valley High School


School officials at Pioneer Valley High School were notified today of a possible student threat that came in the form of a tweet. Staff immediately notified the Santa Maria Police Department. The campus was placed on lock down. Police responded and removed the student from campus. Parents are being advised. Read More »

Attempted Assault at Cal Poly


Cal Poly University Police say a man attempted assault against a woman on campus at around 10 last night. The victim was walking in the Morro building in the Cerro Vista Apartment complex when a man attacked her from behind and reached under her skirt. She started to scream, and the man ran away. Police say she wasn't injured. The ... Read More »

Deltopia Statistics Relased


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is releasing preliminary numbers associated with the massive party called Deltopia on April 5. The crowd at Deltopia in 2013 was estimated between 15,000 and 18,000. According to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office there were between 20,000 and 25,000 in attendance this year, 10,000 more than originally estimated. In 2013, there were 22 ... Read More »

Teen Who Killed Man Not Released From Custody


A man who was convicted as a teen of a beating an elderly man to death with a skateboard will not be released from custody. Robert Holguin was 13 when he killed 87-year old Gerald O'Malley in San Luis Obispo. Holguin is now 22, and the California Juvenile Parole Review Board recently found him suitable for release. The San Luis ... Read More »

McDonalds Restaurant Approved by Board of Supervisors


Despite a large contingent of outspoken Los Osos residents who voiced their opposition to a proposed drive-through McDonald’s restaurant, the county Board of Supervisors approved the project Tuesday. The board voted 4-1, with Supervisor Bruce Gibson dissenting to give the go-ahead to the restaurant at the old Bank of America building at 1076 Los Osos Valley Road in the Vons ... Read More »