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18 SLO County contractors busted

Sting contractor board

In a local sting operation, the Contractors State License Board cited 18 San Luis Obispo County contractors for operating without a license and 17 for illegal advertising. On Aug. 17 and 18, undercover investigators set up a sting operation at... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande man arrested in fatal hit and run

Zachary David Diaz

Police arrested an Arroyo Grande man Sunday morning for allegedly driving into two people, and then fleeing the scene. One of the pedestrians died and the other is in critical condition. Shortly before 10 p.m., a dark colored sedan with... (Continue reading)

Police searching for suspect in Atascadero Walgreens robbery

Atascadero robber

A man wielding a handgun robbed the Atascadero Walgreens late Thursday evening. Shortly before midnight, while several other people were checking out, a man wearing a black sweatshirt pointed a gun at a store clerk and demanded cash. The clerk... (Continue reading)

Mexican nationals tied to pot grow on Cuesta Grade

Pot pesticides

They divert water from our creeks, they are often armed and they apply toxic chemicals to their marijuana crops endangering the environment and the public. Illegal marijuana growers utilizing dangerous chemicals and violating environmental regulations have planted crops throughout San... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande shooting suspect identified

Christopher William Allen

The carjacking suspect shot by Arroyo Grande Police Sergeant Shane Day has been identified as Christopher William Allen, 46. Officers describe Allen as a 6 foot 4 inches tall, 247 pound, white male, from out of the area. Shortly after... (Continue reading)

Six-foot Buddha statue stolen from convicted Lompoc psychics

Buddha Statue

A thief snatched a 6-foot-tall Buddha statue from a Lompoc property where a pair of self-proclaimed psychics had operated their business. The psychics recently pleaded guilty to scamming two women out of $244,800, and they had to agreed to sell... (Continue reading)

Chumash prevail in water rights lawsuit

chumash casino

For the third time this year, a lawsuit filed by Save the Valley against the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has failed to succeed to trial. The group recently withdrew a complaint focused at shutting off the tribe’s water... (Continue reading)

Officials confirm first Zika virus case in Santa Barbara County

mosquito

Health officials have confirmed a Santa Barbara County resident tested positive for the Zika virus. The person who tested positive is a pregnant woman who contracted the virus during travel to Central America, according to the county public health department.... (Continue reading)

Adopted son of Paso Robles pastor accused of racial stabbing

Daniel Brett Rowe

The adopted son of a Paso Robles pastor allegedly stabbed an interracial couple in Olympia, Washington while preparing to confront Black Lives Matters protesters. Daniel Brett Rowe, 32, left his Paso Robles family at the age of 18, moved to... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande police shoot carjacking suspect

Arroyo Grande Police

Arroyo Grande police shot a man involved in an alleged carjacking early Thursday morning. The suspect is undergoing surgery at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center. Around 6:25 a.m., officers responded to a report of an armed carjacking that was in... (Continue reading)



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