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Bank robbery suspect kills himself while evading arrest

A man suspected of robbing a Robobank in Goleta shot and killed himself while fleeing from deputies on Friday afternoon. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 11 a.m., an armed suspect in his mid-30s passed a teller at the Rabobank located... (Continue reading)

Two Oceano Community Services District directors resign

Two Oceano Community Services District Board members have recently resigned leaving two vacancies on the five-person board. [Cal Coast Times] Because of the timing of the resignations, the appointment of one seat will be for four months while the other... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach Councilman Erik Howell fined in conflict of interest case

A San Diego County judge fined Pismo Beach Councilman Erik Howell $3,500 over his failure to disclose ex-parte communications as a member of the California Coastal Commission. [Cal Coast Times] In a case relating to alleged pervasive conflicts of interest... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles sales tax hike on the November ballot

Despite public outcry against the potential tax hike, the Paso Robles City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to place a half percent sales tax measure on the November ballot. [Cal Coast Times] If passed by voters, the tax hike would give... (Continue reading)

SLO sex offender arrested for masturbating in front of a stranger

An unregistered sex offender stalked a woman in a shopping center parking lot on Sunday and masturbated to her while apparently videotaping her on his phone, according to the San Luis Obispo Police Department. Officers arrested the man promptly after... (Continue reading)

police searching for clothing thief, commercial burglar and car thief

Amid a seeming flurry of theft related incidents, San Luis Obispo police announced Thursday that they are searching for a clothing thief, a commercial burglar who stole items belonging to an employee and a car thief. [Cal Coast Times] Police... (Continue reading)

Twenty-two injured in accident at Fort Hunter Liggett

An accident during a training exercise involving a Blackhawk helicopter caused a tent to collapse at Fort Hunter Liggett in Monterey County on Wednesday, leaving 22 soldiers injured. [Cal Coast Times] At about 9:30 a.m., a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk... (Continue reading)

Deputies search Montecito for possibly armed burglary suspect

A large search for possibly armed burglary suspects that began Wednesday night is still ongoing Thursday morning in Montecito. [Cal Coast Times] After three burglars got caught breaking into a Montecito home, sheriff’s deputies working with other law enforcement units... (Continue reading)

California ghost town sells for $1.4 million

A 19thCentury mining hub-turned California ghost town sold for $1.4 million, well above the initial asking price. The ghost town of Cerro Gordo, coincidentally or not, sold last week on Friday the 13th.  [Cal Coast Times] Situated in Inyo County... (Continue reading)

Recreational marijuana goes on sale in SLO County

For the first time, marijuana for recreational use is going on sale legally in San Luis Obispo County. Marijuana users who do not have medical recommendations, but are 21 or older, can now enter a Grover Beach pot shop and... (Continue reading)

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