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Kayaker airlifted off coast of Montana de Oro

An emergency crew airlifted a kayaker trapped off the coast of Montana de Oro on Monday afternoon. [Tribune] Lompoc resident Guy Harvell, 43, abandoned his kayak after overturning it shortly after noon Monday. Harvell then clung to a rock about... (Continue reading)

Alleged Utah child molester caught in Lompoc

A man who fled the state of Utah in 2012 after allegedly sexually abusing a child had been living in Santa Barbara County. [KEYT] Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jose Luis Coronado, 52, Friday. Coronado is accused aggravated sexual... (Continue reading)

Lompoc City Council loosens sex offender regulations

In response to a lawsuit filed by an Arroyo Grande man regarding Lompoc’s regulations about where sex offenders can visit and live, the Lompoc City Council voted Tuesday to suspend enforcing residential limits and to revise laws on where sex... (Continue reading)

Picketers protest cost of Vandenberg missile launch

A group of people upset about the high cost of the United States’ ground-based missile defense program protested this weekend at Vandenberg Air Force Base. [KSBY] Launched in 2004 by the George W Bush administration, the program has already cost... (Continue reading)

Lompoc police officer arrested

A Lompoc Police Department sergeant was arrested Friday for allegedly making criminal threats and vandalism. He was the second Lompoc police officer arrested this year. Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies arrested Sgt. Joseph Stetz following a dispute at his home... (Continue reading)

School out, court closed as brush fire nears Lompoc

A brush fire that broke out in a canyon south of Lompoc Tuesday afternoon has burnt 700 acres and caused evacuations of 1,300 residences. [Lompoc Record] The fire broke out around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 2500 block of San... (Continue reading)

Rowdy crowd impedes attempted murder investigation

After a Lompoc man allegedly stabbing a man in Isla Vista Saturday night, a crowd of over a 1,000 people gathered in a near riot. Kuriyan Summers-Dickinson, 18, of Lompoc allegedly stabbed a 20-year-old Rhode Island man in the stomach... (Continue reading)

Vandenberg protester bucks Supreme Court, gets arrested

One week after the Supreme Court ruled that antiwar activist Dennis Apel could not protest along a stretch of Highway 1 that is located on the Vandenberg Air Force Base, Appel returned to the spot Wednesday and was arrested along... (Continue reading)

Vandenberg Air Force base involved in drug probe

An Air Force investigation into illegal drug has expanded to include officers at Vandenberg Air Force Base on the Central Coast of California. [WITN] U.S. Air Force officials are investigating 10 officers – nine lieutenants and one captain – at... (Continue reading)

Inmate escapes from Lompoc Prison

An inmate escaped from a minimum security area of the federal penitentiary in Lompoc on Friday. [KSBY] Prison officials discovered that Jeffrey Kilbride, 48, was missing at around 1:30 p.m. Witnesses last saw him in a white, four-door car. Kilbride... (Continue reading)



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