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Woman with machete barricades herself inside motorhome, sets it on fire

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A reportedly suicidal Santa Barbara County woman barricaded herself inside her motorhome on Wednesday, set the home on fire, brandished a machete and instructed deputies to shoot her. Shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday, a man called 911 to report that... (Continue reading)

Man shot in Santa Maria, shooter on the loose

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A day after police shot a man in Santa Maria, a gunman shot and wounded a man at a gas station in the city. The two shootings are unrelated. Police are still searching for the gas station shooter. At 4:11... (Continue reading)

Good Samaritans rescue an Oceano woman from violent assailant

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While an Oceano woman’s 2-year-old son watched, a 55-year-old man grabbed the mother by the throat, punched her, forced her to the ground and held a knife to her throat. At approximately 3 p.m. the Oceano woman returned to her... (Continue reading)

California Valley sprouting pot farms

More than 100 pot farms of varying sizes and levels of sophistication have quietly sprung up in the California Valley, with little or no effort to conceal what likely are legal growing operations. Photos by Daniel Blackburn

  By DANIEL BLACKBURN Isolated and sparsely populated California Valley, on the eastern edge of San Luis Obispo County, is parched, flat terrain, part of the largest remaining native grassland in California.  And now it’s becoming known for the widespread... (Continue reading)

3 Arroyo Grande golfers heading to Kid’s Golf World Championships

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Next month, three of Arroyo Grande’s top junior golfers will head to the U.S. Kids World Championships in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Elias Moncrief, 6, Shane Moncrief, 8, and Luke Montoya, 10, have qualified to compete in the world’s largest and... (Continue reading)

Jordan Cunningham supports children and education

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OPINION by PAM ESTES As a parent, my first thought when it comes to voting for my representative is education. I need to know that my children are in good hands when I’m not with them, and that the people... (Continue reading)

Fleeing driver rams CHP vehicle in Templeton, hides in dog house

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A driver suspected of a hit-and-run rammed his vehicle into a California Highway Patrol SUV that was pursuing him. After failing to get away from the officer, the suspect ran and hid in a dog house, but was located and... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria police shoot and kill suicidal man, video

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UPDATE: The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department has identified the man killed by Santa Maria police as 31-year-old Javier Gaona. ORIGINAL: In an apparent suicide by cop, Santa Maria police officers shot and killed a man Wednesday who charged at them... (Continue reading)

Korean fraudster arrested for bank scam in Morro Bay

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Morro Bay police arrested a 60-year-old man for bank fraud earlier this month. The man is suspected of being a member of a Korean gang involved in a string of bank fraud scams. [KSBY] On July 12, Il Kwon Chung,... (Continue reading)

2 men beaten during Templeton home invasion

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San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested four suspects and are searching for a fifth following a home invasion robbery in Templeton early Wednesday morning. Shortly after 3 a.m., five suspects allegedly broke into a home in the 4700 block... (Continue reading)



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