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Santa Maria robbers evade capture

Two robberies took place in a span of about 15 minutes in Santa Maria Monday night, and police have yet to catch any suspects. [KSBY] Just before 10 p.m., two robbers wearing dark clothes and coverings over their faces robbed... (Continue reading)

SLO man receives three-year sentence for pimping teen girl

A 20-year-old San Luis Obispo man received a three-year prison sentence Tuesday for pimping a 16-year-old girl. [Tribune] San Luis Obispo police arrested Douglas James Stephens during a prostitution sting in May. Stephens accepted a plea deal in August and... (Continue reading)

Californians can seek gun restraining-orders

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law Tuesday that will allow family members to seek court orders temporarily prohibiting their relatives from possessing firearms. [Sacramento Bee] Democratic Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner authored the bill in response to a deadly... (Continue reading)

Water board lifts septic tank orders on 38 Los Osos homes

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Against the recommendation of its staff, the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board has rescinded orders that required some Los Osos homeowners to spend thousands of dollars treating their septic tanks while waiting for the construction... (Continue reading)

California bans government display of Confederate flag

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that prohibits state government agencies from selling or displaying items containing the Confederate flag. [Mercury News] Democratic Assemblyman Isadore Hall of Compton authored the bill after his mother saw replica... (Continue reading)

Brown likely to sign statewide plastic bag ban

California Govenor Jerry Brown is expected to sign into law the first statewide plastic bag ban in the U.S. [ABC News] Brown has until Tuesday to sign the bill, which would ban single-use plastic bags in large grocery stores beginning... (Continue reading)

California defines “yes” in student sex bill

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill that creates new rules for college students in the state who engage in sexual activity. [LA Times] The new law defines sexual consent as an “affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage... (Continue reading)

Controversial colonel takes over as Morro Bay city manager

A former U.S. Army commander, who recently lost his post as the head of a base in Vicenza, Italy, is taking over Monday as Morro Bay’s new city manager. In August, the Morro Bay City Council hired retired Army Colonel... (Continue reading)

Pipe break spurs small oil spill in Santa Maria

A small oil spill occurred Saturday morning near Highway 101 in Santa Maria after an underground pipe broke. [KSBY] Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to the spill at 1348 East Battles Road just after 7 a.m. When they arrived, Greka... (Continue reading)

Firefighters help elderly woman

Two Santa Barbara City Firefighters went back to a call location during their free time to help make an 81-year-old woman’s home safer. [KCOY] Captain Kevin Bryant and crew from Fire Station 6 were called to the home in the... (Continue reading)



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