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Infant found buried alive near California riverbed

Compton infant

A newborn infant is in stable condition after she was discovered buried alive under asphalt and rubble near a Compton bike path on Friday. Shortly before 4 p.m., two women walking along the bike path near Slater Avenue heard a... (Continue reading)

First Solar recruiting workers


First Solar is hosting a two-day job fair to recruit approximately 500 qualified local workers for the construction of a 280-megawatt solar plant in Monterey County, 27 miles east of Paso Robles, off of Highway 41. The job fair will... (Continue reading)

Suspects hide out in Santa Barbara restaurant bathroom

La Salsa

A pair of suspected car thieves led police on a chase before fleeing the vehicle and barricading themselves in men’s bathroom at the La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill on State Street in Santa Barbara. At about 8:30 a.m., an officer... (Continue reading)

Did Lou Tornatzky curse at the public after pledging civility?

Lou Tornatzky

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Shortly after agreeing to the League of Women Voters’ civility pledge, Los Osos Community Services District Board member Lou Tornatzky mouthed a slur at an audience member, video shows. On Nov. 5, the Los Osos board heard... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande plans to ban growing pot


The Arroyo Grande City Council plans to ban cultivation of medical marijuana. [Tribune] On Tuesday, the council ordered staff to draft an ordinance banning residents from growing marijuana within city limits. Enforcement of the ordinance is expected to be complaint-driven.... (Continue reading)

Inmate dies on Thanksgiving in Santa Barbara County Jail

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An inmate died Thursday morning after collapsing in Santa Barbara County Jail. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office reported that the 49-year-old inmate appeared to have died of natural causes. At about 9:30 a.m., Johnny DeWitt collapsed and became unresponsive.... (Continue reading)

Environmental group appeals new oil wells in Price Canyon


The nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity has appealed a decision by the San Luis Obipso County Planning Commission to let an Arizona natural resources company drill 31 new wells in Price Canyon near Pismo Beach. The Center for Biological Diversity... (Continue reading)

San Miguel man allegedly molested girls as young as 1

Paublo Vargas Ramirez Sr.

A 58-year-old San Miguel man, whom deputies arrested earlier this month on child molestation charges, allegedly molested a total of at least 12 girls. The victims ranged in age from one to 12 years old, according to the San Luis... (Continue reading)

Car knocks out power in Nipomo


Thanksgiving began without electricity for some Nipomo residents after a car knocked over a power pole Wednesday evening. The crash also caused a fire hydrant to burst and spray water on to the street. [KSBY] At about 9:30 p.m., the... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles has spike in burglaries


There has a been a noticeable increase in residential burglaries in Paso Robles over the last two weeks, according to the city’s police department. The burglaries have occurred on the east side of Paso Robles during daytime hours. Suspects have... (Continue reading)

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