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Yanaga convicted of murder

Thomas Yanaga

A jury voted Friday to convict Thomas Yanaga of second-degree murder in the killing of Atascadero resident Marshall Savoy. On March 14, Yanaga, 53, shot Savoy, 32, after the Atascadero man tried to break up an argument between Yanaga and... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara doctor convicted of drug trafficking

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A Santa Barbara-area physician who wrote numerous prescriptions for powerful painkillers, such as OxyContin, for “patients” – many of whom were drug addicts, and some of whom died from drug overdoses – was convicted Friday of 79 drug trafficking charges,... (Continue reading)

Man who forced girls into prostitution sentenced

Michael Anthony Andrade

A 34-year-old man who forced two teenage girls into prostitution in Fresno and San Luis Obispo received a federal prison sentence of more than 12.5 years. Fresno resident Michael Anthony Andrade was one of two men who pleaded guilty to... (Continue reading)

Salinas DMV employee traded drivers’ licenses for bribes

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A Salinas DMV employee pled guilty Tuesday for her part in a conspiracy to sell class A commercial driver’s licenses to people who had not passed the required tests. Five other people, including two DMV employees, were charged in a... (Continue reading)

Man who attacked Sikh clerk in Pismo Beach convicted


A San Luis Obispo County jury has convicted a 24-year-old man of two crimes stemming from an incident earlier this year in which he attacked a Sikh AM/PM clerk in Pismo Beach and ripped his turban off. On Wednesday, the... (Continue reading)

Kelly Gearhart appeals guilty plea, sentencing


By KAREN VELIE Former Atascadero developer Kelly Gearhart plead guilty to money laundering and wire fraud, was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison last week, and Monday he filed a notice of appeal. According to the notice, Gearhart plans... (Continue reading)

Oceano man found guilty of child molestation

Elias Ramirez Sosa

A San Luis Obispo County jury found a 76-year-old Oceano man guilty of nine felony counts of child molestation on Tuesday. The abusive conduct spanned from 1995 to 2011. Elias Ramirez Sosa was found guilty of sexually molested children while... (Continue reading)

Salinas mothers found guilty of torturing girl

A Monterey County jury found two Salinas women guilty Friday of torturing, starving, and chaining an 8-year-old girl inside their home. [Monterey Herald] In March 2014, Monterey County Sheriff’s deputies discovered the 8-year-old girl who weighed just 40 pounds and... (Continue reading)

Ex-Cal Poly football player pleads in frat robbery case

One of the five former Cal Poly football players accused of attempting to rob a fraternity house last year has accepted a plea deal that will keep him out of jail. [Tribune] Cortland Josiah Fort, whom prosecutors accused of being... (Continue reading)

Jury finds feces eating bank robber, sane

A San Luis Obispo County jury found a 40-year-old man who said the Virgin Mary ordered him to rob a bank and eat his own feces, sane and guilty of bank robbery. In July 2013, Andrew Gilbertson disguised himself by... (Continue reading)

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