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Two Morro Bay Police Officers on Leave After Shooting of Burglary Suspect


Two Morro Bay police officers are on paid administrative leave while the district attorney’s office investigates the shooting of a burglary suspect, after the suspect allegedly struck one of the officers with a blunt object near Morro Rock early Friday morning. The suspect, 20-year-old Alec Cryan Stephenson, suffered a non life threatening gun shot injury to his leg and was …

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Nipomo Woman Hospitalized After Scooter Accident


A Nipomo woman suffered major injuries yesterday morning after her scooter crashed into the back of a car on the 101. According to CHP investigators, 57-year-old Juan Jose Hernandez of Santa Maria was trying to turn left from the slow lane into the center median to drive through a break in the guardrail. Nipomo resident 49-year old Bettina Williams didn’t …

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Three Facing Charges After West Hollywood Halloween Carnival


Police say three people are facing charges after West Hollywood’s 27th annual Halloween Carnival.  Officials say the three people arrested were busted for drinking too much.  Organizers say hundreds of thousands of people went to the massive event on Saturday night.  Sheriff’s officials described the crowd as mostly peaceful.

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Man in Hospital After Being Shot in Neck While Driving


A man is in the hospital after getting shot in the neck.  Police say the man was shot while driving his car in Garden Grove last night.  Apparently the man drove himself to the hospital.  The shooter is still on the run.

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“Dirt-Like” Flavor in Tap Water Caused by Drought


Officials with the Santa Clara Valley Water District say that a “dirt-like” flavor and odor currently in the district’s tap water is being caused by the drought.  Officials say compounds that are causing the unusual taste and odor are at high levels this year because of the drought.  But, they’re assuring water customers that the water meets all drinking water …

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Gibraltar Fire Now 50% Contained


The Gibraltar Fire is now 50 percent contained according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. The fire broke out in the hills above Santa Barbara and Montecito on Thursday morning. Fire crews are continuing to work the fire today, holding the line and mopping up interior areas. It’s estimated to have burned 40 acres, but officials say the number …

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Police Shoot Suspect Near Morro Rock


A Morro Bay police officer shot a suspected burglar Friday morning at approximately 6:40am near Morro Rock.  According to the City of Morro Bay, the suspect allegedly hit the officer in the head with an unknown object during an altercation. The alleged assailant was shot once in the leg and is currently in stable condition. The name of the suspect …

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Morro Bay Attorney Pleads No Contest to Grand Theft


John Patrick Fennacy, a Morro Bay attorney and former member of the planning commission, pleaded no contest to a felony charge of grand theft.  Fennacy was convicted Thursday of stealing from elderly clients, and now faces up to a year in jail.  In addition to surrendering his law license he is could receive five years of formal probation, 100 hours …

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Underage Drinking Laws to be Enforced This Weekend


The California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has announced that agents will be enforcing underage drinking laws in multiple communities throughout California this weekend to help make Halloween celebrations as safe as possible. Enforcement will be broad based and agents will check on ABC licensed businesses, large parties and adults who furnish alcohol to minors. The Department’s efforts are supported by …

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Telephone Scams Have Been on The Rise in Santa Barbara


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to be wary of a number of telephone scams and door-to-door fraud schemes that have been reported in the area. Many of the attempted crimes start out with a person calling on the telephone and claiming to be government employees or law enforcement officers. Other schemes involve a person coming to …

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