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Former SLO Police Detective Sentenced to 18 Months External link to Former SLO Police Detective Sentenced to 18 Months

LOS ANGELES, Calif.- Former San Luis Obispo Police Detective, Cory Pierce was sentenced in federal court on Monday, according to the United States Attorney's Office for the Central District of California. ...more

2013/12/9 23:49

Unlicensed Meningitis Vaccine Not Yet Deemed Necessary For UCSB External link to Unlicensed Meningitis Vaccine Not Yet Deemed Necessary For UCSB

The Santa Barbara County Health Department is in daily contact with the CDC should the outbreak warrant the vaccine's use. ...more

2013/12/9 22:29

Capps District Aide Fired After DUI Hit and Run Arrest External link to Capps District Aide Fired After DUI Hit and Run Arrest

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY - Central Coast Congresswoman Lois Capps has fired a District staff aide in Santa Barbara who's been charged with felony DUI and hit and run causing injury and leaving a popular local ...more

2013/12/9 22:25

Santa Maria Pays Tribute to Local Soldier Killed in Afghanistan External link to Santa Maria Pays Tribute to Local Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

SANTA MARIA - Paying tribute to a local soldier who made the ultimate sacrifice for the country in Afghanistan. ...more

2013/12/9 22:21

Morro Bay Man Found Stabbed to Death Inside Salinas Motel Identified External link to Morro Bay Man Found Stabbed to Death Inside Salinas Motel Identified

SALINAS, Calif.- The Salinas Police Department has identified the Morro Bay man who was found dead inside a motel room last week as 53-year old Bobby Dick Jr. ...more

2013/12/9 22:12

UPDATE: CHP Identifies Woman Killed in Crash on Highway 154 External link to UPDATE: CHP Identifies Woman Killed in Crash on Highway 154

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif.- California Highway Patrol has identified the woman killed last week on Highway 154 as Keri Dee Savala of Santa Barbara. ...more

2013/12/9 21:45

Two Men Caught for Alleged Sex Trafficking in SLO External link to Two Men Caught for Alleged Sex Trafficking in SLO

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif- Two young girls are back with their families after a prostitution bust. The investigation began when Fresno Police contacting the San Luis Obispo Police Department about a sex trafficking ring. ...more

2013/12/9 17:52

Woman Accused of Killing Mother in Court External link to Woman Accused of Killing Mother in Court

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif- The woman accused of killing her own mother, Sunni Jackson, was in court Monday. Jackson has already pleaded no contest to 2nd degree murder. She is now entering her second trial to determine if she was sane or not sane during the time of the crime. ...more

2013/12/9 14:39

Elderly Couple in Lompoc Receive Bizarre Scam Call External link to Elderly Couple in Lompoc Receive Bizarre Scam Call

LOMPOC, Calif. - An elderly couple in Lompoc are still shaken up from a strange call they received on Friday from a girl who claimed to be their granddaughter. Soon after getting this phone call, her requests ...more

2013/12/8 21:19

2 Injured In Single-Vehicle Accident In Arroyo Grande External link to 2 Injured In Single-Vehicle Accident In Arroyo Grande

Five Cities Fire responded to a single-vehicle accident on Sunday afternoon at the corner of Elm Street and Grande Avenue in Arroyo Grande. The occupants were injured. ...more

2013/12/8 20:39

Free Flu Vaccines Given in Lompoc External link to Free Flu Vaccines Given in Lompoc

LOMPOC, Calif. - Free flu vaccinations were available in the city of Lompoc, courtesy of the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department.Lompoc residents flocked to Fire Station 1 to get their free flu ...more

2013/12/7 20:01

Watch the 2013 Christmas Parade External link to Watch the 2013 Christmas Parade

The 2013 Parade of Lights will be on Saturday December 7th. The parade starts at 5:30 p.m.  You can watch the parade in person or you can watch it online. ...more

2013/12/7 18:00

Officer Involved Shooting in Santa Barbara Friday Night External link to Officer Involved Shooting in Santa Barbara Friday Night

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.--  Police in Santa Barbara say there was an officer involved shooting that occurred Friday night around 11:30 p.m. This all  happened after several officers with the Santa Barbara ...more

2013/12/7 17:57

Shooting at Santa Maria Shopping Center Saturday External link to Shooting at Santa Maria Shopping Center Saturday

SANTA MARIA, Calif.-- Santa Maria police responded to a shooting Saturday afternoon at a shopping center at 204 North Blosser Road. Right now police say there was one man shot with non-life threatening ...more

2013/12/7 17:51

Authorities Investigating House Fire in Orcutt External link to Authorities Investigating House Fire in Orcutt

ORCUTT, Calif. - Authorities are investigating a fire that broke out in an Orcutt home late Friday night. ...more

2013/12/7 13:35

Real-life Spiderman of the Film Industry External link to Real-life Spiderman of the Film Industry

CENTRAL COAST, Calif. - He's been called a real-life Spiderman.  For entomologist Steven Kutcher, that's actually a compliment. ...more

2013/12/7 12:14

Santa Maria Police Officers Applaud Northern Branch Jail Reopening External link to Santa Maria Police Officers Applaud Northern Branch Jail Reopening

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - It's expected to save law enforcement hundreds of thousands of dollars. On top of that, it will keep more police officers on the streets. The northern branch jail for Santa Barbara ...more

2013/12/7 0:12

69% of Voters Surveyed Support Measure to Upgrade Cuesta College External link to 69% of Voters Surveyed Support Measure to Upgrade Cuesta College

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif- Cuesta College, the only community college in San Luis Obispo County, is in need of some serious repairs. The repairs can range from 100 to 250 million. ...more

2013/12/6 17:26

Oceano Home Fire Threatened Three Children Thought To Be Inside External link to Oceano Home Fire Threatened Three Children Thought To Be Inside

A family of six in Oceano who lost their home after a fire destroyed it Thursday. ...more

2013/12/6 17:09

Santa Maria Fire Launches Spanish Speaking Safety Education Program For The Holidays External link to Santa Maria Fire Launches Spanish Speaking Safety Education Program For The Holidays

The Santa Maria Fire Department is launching its "Listos" program this holiday season aimed at education the Spanish-speaking community to keep warm but keep safe. ...more

2013/12/6 17:07

Santa Maria Von's Store On Broadway Closing External link to Santa Maria Von's Store On Broadway Closing

The store has been advertising 50% off all its items and is trying to sell as much of its inventory before shutting its doors Saturday. ...more

2013/12/6 17:01

Surviving Identity Theft No Easy Task External link to Surviving Identity Theft No Easy Task

Dear Jon - Let's talk about your identity. Cherami wrote to me and asks, "Dear Jon, what do we do when no one will help my husband with his identity theft that he's been dealing with since 2005?" This is such a problem in society today and California is a hot bed for ID theft. And yes, it can take years to solve you're issues. I found some help for you. ...more

2013/12/6 15:49

Playing the Slots at Casinos Not Your Best Bet External link to Playing the Slots at Casinos Not Your Best Bet

Dear Jon - Gaming at casinos in California is big business these days with over 60 tribal casinos and 90 card rooms in the state. You may be spending time at the slots near you for the holidays, so here a Dear Jon primer on gambling in California for your. Gerald got on my Facebook page and asked, "Dear Jon, can you do a segment on odds at casinos? We used to play slots at Chumash, but stopped when payouts stopped!" ...more

2013/12/6 14:29

Aide for Congresswoman Lois Capps In Hit and Run Accident External link to Aide for Congresswoman Lois Capps In Hit and Run Accident

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - An aide for Congresswoman Lois Capps is behind bars after a vehicle accident that left one woman in critical condition. ...more

2013/12/6 14:09

Fatal Accident Shuts Down Highway 154 External link to Fatal Accident Shuts Down Highway 154

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - At 5:35am, Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBC FD) responded to a single vehicle accident, located on Highway 154, north of San Antonio Creek Road. ...more

2013/12/6 10:02

Football Star Brings New Panera Bakery To Arroyo Grande External link to Football Star Brings New Panera Bakery To Arroyo Grande

ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. - Arroyo Grande didn't just get a new restaurant and bakery, but also a famous face that came along with it! ...more

2013/12/6 1:19

Family Displaced After Fire Rips Through Their Oceano Home External link to Family Displaced After Fire Rips Through Their Oceano Home

OCEANO, Calif. - A family of six have been left homeless after a fire ripped through their Oceano home Thursday night. ...more

2013/12/6 1:02

State Revokes License of Therapist Jailed in Bank Robbery External link to State Revokes License of Therapist Jailed in Bank Robbery

Clay Watkins is charged with robbery at gunpoint in heist at Wells Fargo Santa Maria Main Branch. ...more

2013/12/6 0:56

Central Coast Freeze Chills Citrus, Avocado Growers External link to Central Coast Freeze Chills Citrus, Avocado Growers

Cold overnight temperatures threaten vulnerable crop. ...more

2013/12/6 0:54

Central Coast Honors Legacy Of Nelson Mandela External link to Central Coast Honors Legacy Of Nelson Mandela

Mandela's death is a painful loss for many across the world but fortunately his legacy will live on through those living right here on the Central Coast. ...more

2013/12/5 22:38

Suspected Wrong-Way Driver Shot by Officers External link to Suspected Wrong-Way Driver Shot by Officers

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. -- An investigation is underway into an officer involved shooting in unincorporated Santa Barbara County by the Sheriff's Department and the California Highway Patrol. ...more

2013/12/5 18:32

Undercover Officer Talks About Elaborate Heroin Operation External link to Undercover Officer Talks About Elaborate Heroin Operation

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif- A major heroin bust headed by the Mexican Cartels was taken down yesterday. Authorities in San Luis Obispo County rounded up cash, guns, and hard drugs. As well as 15 suspects. ...more

2013/12/5 18:06

Nelson Mandela, Former South African President, Has Died External link to Nelson Mandela, Former South African President, Has Died

CBS News is reporting that former South African President Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95. ...more

2013/12/5 16:16

New Law Makes Cashing in on Non-CRV Containers Moot External link to New Law Makes Cashing in on Non-CRV Containers Moot

Dear Jon - You may have attempted to recycle non-CRV containers with your regular CRV containers recently and were turned away. There's a reason for that. Karen emailed me and asked, "Dear Jon, did Governor Brown sign a new law that limits what I can get paid for when I recycle?" Yes, he did. ...more

2013/12/5 13:22

Former Lompoc Federal Prison Guard Seeking Third Jury Trial in Deadly Shooting External link to Former Lompoc Federal Prison Guard Seeking Third Jury Trial in Deadly Shooting

SANTA MARIA - Former Lompoc federal prison guard Timothy McNally was convicted of second-degree murder last month in the shooting death of fellow federal prison guard Gary Bent in a Lompoc hotel room last year. ...more

2013/12/5 2:29

Ibarra Murder Defendant Takes Plea Deal External link to Ibarra Murder Defendant Takes Plea Deal

SANTA MARIA - Pedro Torres has agreed to plead no contest to being an accessory to murder after the fact in the alleged kidnapping, torture and killing of Anthony Ibarra in a home in Santa Maria earlier this year in what prosecutors say was a gang-related murder involving unpaid drug debts.
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2013/12/5 2:28

Temperatures Dip, Warming Centers Open External link to Temperatures Dip, Warming Centers Open

SANTA MARIA, Calif.- As temperatures dip, warming centers across the Central Coast are opening their doors. For warming centers to be available, it must be 35 degrees or below or there is a 50 percent chance or rain. ...more

2013/12/4 23:43

Drugs, Cash, & Guns Taken in Major Central Coast Drug Bust External link to Drugs, Cash, & Guns Taken in Major Central Coast Drug Bust

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif- Drugs, guns, and cash were all seized from a major Mexican cartel this morning operating on the Central Coast. According to the Department of Homeland Security it is likely the same cartel smuggling drugs by panga, the Sinaloa Cartel, behind this drug trade. ...more

2013/12/4 18:41

Northern Santa Barbara County Jail Reopening Next Year External link to Northern Santa Barbara County Jail Reopening Next Year

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors voted yesterday to return 24/7 operations to the North County jail branch in Santa Maria. Local law enforcement agencies are breathing ...more

2013/12/4 18:34

Salvation Army Volunteers Kicked Off Some San Luis Obispo County Properties External link to Salvation Army Volunteers Kicked Off Some San Luis Obispo County Properties

Salvation Army volunteers say for the first time in years, they've been kicked off the property of two valuable fundraising locations in San Luis Obispo County. ...more

2013/12/4 17:41

Freezing Weather Will Have Minimal Impact on Local Strawberries External link to Freezing Weather Will Have Minimal Impact on Local Strawberries

Dear Jon - It's getting cold out there, so what happens to the central coast's number one cash crop in freezing weather? Our Chief Meteorologist Norm Hoffman is reporting freeze warnings for this week from the National Weather Service. Rosie asked me, "Dear Jon, does the freezing weather hurt the strawberry production on the central coast?" ...more

2013/12/4 14:51

Narcotics Sweep in Pismo Beach External link to Narcotics Sweep in Pismo Beach

PISMO BEACH, Calif. - The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's department is conducting multiple narcotics investigations in Pismo Beach as part of an ongoing investigation. ...more

2013/12/4 9:43

Police Looking For Santa Barbara Jewelry Thieves External link to Police Looking For Santa Barbara Jewelry Thieves

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The search is on to find two jewelry thieves in Santa Barbara. ...more

2013/12/4 0:51

Future For Morro Bay City Manager Still Undecided External link to Future For Morro Bay City Manager Still Undecided

MORRO BAY, Calif. - The Morro Bay City Council still has not made a final decision about whether or not it will keep its city manager. ...more

2013/12/4 0:31

Remembering Santa Maria Elk's Icon, Bobby Acquistapace External link to Remembering Santa Maria Elk's Icon, Bobby Acquistapace

SANTA MARIA, Calif.- A Santa Maria legend and long-time Elks Lodge member, Robert "Bobby" Acquistapace, passed away Tuesday morning, leaving behind a family and the community he supported. ...more

2013/12/3 23:55

Helping Those Needing Help Paying for Prescription Drugs External link to Helping Those Needing Help Paying for Prescription Drugs

Alliance for Pharmaceutical Access expanding services in SB and SLO Counties. ...more

2013/12/3 19:13

Owens Gets Life in Prison Without Parole External link to Owens Gets Life in Prison Without Parole

Lompoc gang member sentenced for 2007 execution-style killing of Michael Spradling.

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2013/12/3 18:42

Report Highlights Concerns and Trends in SLO County External link to Report Highlights Concerns and Trends in SLO County

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif- Jobs, cost of living and water supply are all things that top the list of concerns in San Luis Obispo County. ...more

2013/12/3 18:11

Sending a Thank You to Military Heroes External link to Sending a Thank You to Military Heroes

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif- Many of our military heroes won't make it home for the holidays but there is a way you can reach them by sending a card. ...more

2013/12/3 18:09

Power Outage in Solvang External link to Power Outage in Solvang

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. -- 26 homes and businesses are without power this morning according to PG&E. ...more

2013/12/3 9:22

Suspect Arrested After Pursuit in Santa Maria External link to Suspect Arrested After Pursuit in Santa Maria

SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- 20-year-old Jose Ramon Zamudio, Junior led Santa Maria Police officers on a chase just before 6 p.m. Monday night after failing to stop at a stop sign. ...more

2013/12/3 5:42

Future For Morro Bay City Manager To Be Discussed External link to Future For Morro Bay City Manager To Be Discussed

MORRO BAY, Calif. - More changes could be on the way for Morro Bay, as the fate of the town's city manager will be discussed on Tuesday. ...more

2013/12/3 1:50

Ibarra Murder Defendant Seeking Plea Deal External link to Ibarra Murder Defendant Seeking Plea Deal

Pedro Torres would be second of 11 defendants to plead out in huge homicide case. ...more

2013/12/3 0:51

Santa Maria Company Looking to Expand with Energy Boom External link to Santa Maria Company Looking to Expand with Energy Boom

Atlas Copco wants to build new manufacturing plant on farm land on western city limits.
 
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2013/12/3 0:46

Forth Student Diagnosed With Bacterial Meningitis at UCSB External link to Forth Student Diagnosed With Bacterial Meningitis at UCSB

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif.- Santa Barbara County Public Health Officials confirm a forth student at UC Santa Barbara has contracted bacterial meningitis. ...more

2013/12/2 23:49

Nearly 70 Cars Hit in Separate Burglary & Vandalism Sprees External link to Nearly 70 Cars Hit in Separate Burglary & Vandalism Sprees

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif.-  Authorities are investigating a string of car break-ins and vandalisms after nearly 70 cars were hit over the weekend in San Luis Obispo County. ...more

2013/12/2 23:36

Law Enforcement Want the Fireworks Ban Back in Lompoc External link to Law Enforcement Want the Fireworks Ban Back in Lompoc

LOMPOC, Calif- For the first time ever people in the city of Lompoc were able to light off "safe and sane" fire works this past 4th of July but now police and fire want the ban put back in place. ...more

2013/12/2 18:14

20-Thousand Dollars in Grants for Groups that Apply in Goleta External link to 20-Thousand Dollars in Grants for Groups that Apply in Goleta

GOLETA, Calif- Local organizations in Goleta can begin applying for community grants Monday. It's giving out 20-thousand dollars to support projects that benefit the city. It is the 12th year the city has given out these grants and each organization that is chosen will receive up to 25-hundred dollars. ...more

2013/12/2 18:13

Santa Barbara Police Gets Thousands Of Dollars For DUI Crackdown External link to Santa Barbara Police Gets Thousands Of Dollars For DUI Crackdown

Santa Barbara police will start its winter mobilization period December 13th, setting up several checkpoints until New Year's Day. ...more

2013/12/1 20:51

Santa Barbara Mourns Loss Of 'Fast and Furious' Star Paul Walker External link to Santa Barbara Mourns Loss Of 'Fast and Furious' Star Paul Walker

Walker owned a home in Santa Barbara and was a member of the Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce. ...more

2013/12/1 20:34

String of Car Vandalisms in Grover Beach External link to String of Car Vandalisms in Grover Beach

GROVER BEACH, Calif.--Police in Grover Beach have seen a rash of car vandalisms throughout the city and the neighboring areas. Police say the suspects used a pellet or BB gun to actually shoot out the ...more

2013/12/1 18:19

Lompoc Small Business Saturday 'Huge Success' For Mom and Pop Shops External link to Lompoc Small Business Saturday 'Huge Success' For Mom and Pop Shops

The Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce is offering its own sweet deal for local customers.
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2013/11/30 17:33

Lompoc Gas Stations Compete In Gas War External link to Lompoc Gas Stations Compete In Gas War

The mayor says Lompoc's gas prices are the lowest in 12 western states. ...more

2013/11/30 17:31

How To Cope With Holiday Madness External link to How To Cope With Holiday Madness

An online poll says 80% of people admit to feeling 'somewhat' to 'very' stressed this time of year. ...more

2013/11/29 18:40

Orcutt Women Business Owners Prep For Small Business Saturday External link to Orcutt Women Business Owners Prep For Small Business Saturday

Local businesses are trying to lure customers in with sweet deals but there's something else unique about the businesses in Orcutt, owners say a majority of them are owned and operated by women. ...more

2013/11/29 18:38

SBPD Receives Grant for Special Enforcement & Crash Prevention External link to SBPD Receives Grant for Special Enforcement & Crash Prevention

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.- The Santa Barbara Police Department has been awarded with an $86,000 dollars grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. ...more

2013/11/29 16:48

Adopt-a-thon Fee Waived for all Black Coated Animals External link to Adopt-a-thon Fee Waived for all Black Coated Animals

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif.- In celebration of Black Friday, the San Luis Obispo Woods Humane Society is waiving all adoption fees for all black coated animals. ...more

2013/11/29 16:43

Nominations Accepted for Santa Maria's "Lights, Sights & Holiday Nights" External link to Nominations Accepted for Santa Maria's "Lights, Sights & Holiday Nights"

SANTA MARIA, Calif.- The city of Santa Maria is looking to spread some holiday cheer and they need your help. It's for the 17th Annual Lights, Sights and Holiday Nights Holiday Decoration Contest. ...more

2013/11/29 15:48

Several Animals Killed in Morning Car Fire External link to Several Animals Killed in Morning Car Fire

SANTA MARIA, Calif.- Officials with the Santa Maria Fire Department are investigating what caused a van to go up in flames Friday morning. ...more

2013/11/29 15:29

Local Mechanic Takes Business on the Road External link to Local Mechanic Takes Business on the Road

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Tough economic times have forced small business owners and entrepreneurs to find new, innovative ways to make money. ...more

2013/11/29 10:08

Police Amp Up Staffing for Black Friday External link to Police Amp Up Staffing for Black Friday

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Police are amping up their patrols in San Luis Obispo to keep people safe while shopping this Black Friday. ...more

2013/11/29 6:15

Hundreds Participate in 2nd Annual South County Turkey Trot External link to Hundreds Participate in 2nd Annual South County Turkey Trot

PISMO BEACH, Calif.- Hundreds of people laced up their sneakers this Thanksgiving for the second annual South County Turkey Trot in Pismo Beach. ...more

2013/11/28 22:23

Nearly 200 Homeless Served Thanksgiving Meal at Prado Day Center External link to Nearly 200 Homeless Served Thanksgiving Meal at Prado Day Center

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.- Many charity organizations served Thanksgiving dinner for the less fortunate earlier this week, but on Thursday one Central Coast agency served the homeless. ...more

2013/11/28 22:06

5-Year-Old Recovering After Car Slams into Home, Two Arrested External link to 5-Year-Old Recovering After Car Slams into Home, Two Arrested

SANTA MARIA, Calif.-  A 5-year-old little girl is recovering after a car slammed into her family's home following a car chase Wednesday evening. ...more

2013/11/28 21:46

Santa Maria Police Looking for Car Chase Suspect External link to Santa Maria Police Looking for Car Chase Suspect

SANTA MARIA, Calif.- Santa Maria Police are looking for a man they say was involved in a fight and car chase Wednesday evening. ...more

2013/11/28 21:31

Thanksgiving One of the Busiest Days for Fire Departments External link to Thanksgiving One of the Busiest Days for Fire Departments

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif- The leading cause of home fires is cooking fires and Thanksgiving Day can often be the busiest for fire departments. ...more

2013/11/28 15:58

Gray Thursday Crowds Camp Out For Shopping Deals External link to Gray Thursday Crowds Camp Out For Shopping Deals

"Black Friday" has now morphed into "Great Thursday" with more national retailers opening a day earlier to accommodate eager consumers. ...more

2013/11/28 10:05

UCSB Student Battling Meningitis Has Feet Amputated External link to UCSB Student Battling Meningitis Has Feet Amputated

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.- A UC Santa Barbara student battling meningococcal disease has had both of his feet amputated to save his lower legs and to reduce the risk of further infection, according to the family's website. ...more

2013/11/28 0:26

Police: Caretaker Arrested for Elder Abuse External link to Police: Caretaker Arrested for Elder Abuse

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.- Santa Barbara Police arrested a woman they say stole money from an 80-year-old man with Alzheimer's Disease. ...more

2013/11/28 0:00

Massage Parlor Shut Down Following Prostitution Arrest External link to Massage Parlor Shut Down Following Prostitution Arrest

PASO ROBLES, Calif. – A massage business in Paso Robles has been shut down after an employee was arrested for allegedly soliciting prostitution. This is the first arrest since the city's new massage business ordinance. ...more

2013/11/27 23:22

Sexting As Evidence in Cases of Sexual Harassment External link to Sexting As Evidence in Cases of Sexual Harassment

Text messages, tweets on Twitter and postings on Facebook potential sources of evidence.

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2013/11/27 19:51

Water Woes on the Central Coast Continue External link to Water Woes on the Central Coast Continue

Dear Jon - Show me the water! Believe me, if I could I would but the fact of the matter is that we're coming out of a dry year and lakes are historically low. Terry writes to me, "Dear Jon, why has San Antonio Lake near Bradley been drained?" When the lake is full, it has a capacity of 335,000 acre feet of water. Historically this lake has never been this low. ...more

2013/11/27 15:45

Young Viewer Curious about Norm's Weather Passion External link to Young Viewer Curious about Norm's Weather Passion

Dear Jon - I receive questions from all ages and I especially appreciate our youth. I met Christopher Zaragoza in Lompoc recently and he is a big fan of Central Coast News. He wrote a letter to me and I asked him to tell me what the letter said, "It said Dear Jon K Brent I like you on the news, but why does Norm Hoffman like to be on the weather channel?" I took the question to Norm. ...more

2013/11/27 14:02

Santa Barbara Zoo Animals Enjoy Early Thanksgiving External link to Santa Barbara Zoo Animals Enjoy Early Thanksgiving

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Who says Thanksgiving is just for people?  Animals at the Santa Barbara Zoo were treated to an early feast Tuesday afternoon. ...more

2013/11/27 1:36

Crews Respond To Three-Car Accident in Santa Barbara External link to Crews Respond To Three-Car Accident in Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Two people are recovering from their injuries after a three-car wreck tied up traffic in Santa Barbara on Tuesday. ...more

2013/11/27 1:19

Former SB County Sheriff's Volunteer Makes Sexual Harassment Claim External link to Former SB County Sheriff's Volunteer Makes Sexual Harassment Claim

Valerie Walston claims former County Undersheriff promised promotions in return for intimate relationship. ...more

2013/11/27 0:47

Accused Santa Maria Bank Robber Appears in Court External link to Accused Santa Maria Bank Robber Appears in Court

Arroyo Grande therapist Arthur "Clay" Watkins did not enter a plea., remains in custody. ...more

2013/11/27 0:41

Court Appearance for Santa Maria Man Accused in Deadly Crash and Carjacking External link to Court Appearance for Santa Maria Man Accused in Deadly Crash and Carjacking

Vincent Ortiz has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him and special allegations.

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2013/11/27 0:38

Santa Maria Among the Worst Cities for Hit & Run Injury Accidents External link to Santa Maria Among the Worst Cities for Hit & Run Injury Accidents

SANTA MARIA, Calif.- The city of Santa Maria has ranked the second most hit and run collisions compared to more than 100 cities statewide. ...more

2013/11/27 0:32

Two Pounds of Marijuana Seized After Traffic Stop External link to Two Pounds of Marijuana Seized After Traffic Stop

BUELTON, Calif.- Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man they say was illegally selling marijuana. ...more

2013/11/27 0:32

Vandenberg Airman Found Dead External link to Vandenberg Airman Found Dead

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.- An airman assigned to the 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg Air Force Base was found dead at home in Lompoc Tuesday morning. ...more

2013/11/26 23:59

Central Coast Rescue Mission Hosts Annual Thanksgiving Banquet External link to Central Coast Rescue Mission Hosts Annual Thanksgiving Banquet

SANTA MARIA, Calif.- The Central Coast Rescue Mission is certainty in the giving holiday spirit. The organization hosted more than 750 people with a Thanksgiving meal Tuesday afternoon. ...more

2013/11/26 23:49

Girl Overcomes Disability By Riding Some Waves External link to Girl Overcomes Disability By Riding Some Waves

PISMO BEACH, Calif. - Earlier this year a terrible car accident left a young girl from Shingle Springs, California with a life-changing injury. Today, in Pismo Beach, she did something most people can't ...more

2013/11/26 18:53

Local NASA Recruit Created Poem To Get Hired External link to Local NASA Recruit Created Poem To Get Hired

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - People get hired for their jobs based on many different factors, but a local NASA recruit says one of his methods of getting hired was creating a special poem. ...more

2013/11/26 1:02

Denmark Ambassador Visits Solvang External link to Denmark Ambassador Visits Solvang

SOLVANG, Calif. - Denmark's Ambassador to the United States visited Solvang Monday afternoon. ...more

2013/11/26 0:44

Crews Knock Out Goleta House Fire External link to Crews Knock Out Goleta House Fire

GOLETA, Calif. - Crews knocked down a house fire in Goleta on Monday afternoon, but not before plenty of damage was done. ...more

2013/11/26 0:31

Santa Maria Westside Construction Boom External link to Santa Maria Westside Construction Boom

City seeing resurgence of building permits along South Blosser Road. ...more

2013/11/26 0:26

Warming Shelters to Open In Santa Barbara County External link to Warming Shelters to Open In Santa Barbara County

Demand for space rising as overnight temperatures fall. ...more

2013/11/26 0:24

Suspected Air Duct Cleaning Scam Sweeping The Central Coast External link to Suspected Air Duct Cleaning Scam Sweeping The Central Coast

SANTA MARIA, Calif.- Suspected scam artists are on the prowl targeting local homeowners. The group claims they work for an air conditioning and heating company and they offer air duct cleaning services to get inside your house. ...more

2013/11/25 23:52

8 Arrested Following Gang Enforcement Sweep External link to 8 Arrested Following Gang Enforcement Sweep

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif.- Eight people were arrested in a law enforcement sweep over the weekend. ...more

2013/11/25 23:51

Indecent Exposure Arrest External link to Indecent Exposure Arrest

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.- Santa Barbara Police arrested a man they say exposed himself to a woman at a local park. ...more

2013/11/25 21:58

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif.- Nearly a week after two gang members are arrested for sexual battery, Santa Barbara Police say the suspects have been linked with other crimes. ...more

2013/11/25 21:46

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