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Atascadero police arrest seven people during drug bust

A drug bust at an Atascadero home on Monday netted seven arrests, according to the city’s police department. [Cal Coast Times] At 7 a.m., Atascadero police, with assistance from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s K-9 team, served a narcotics... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County considering increased oil production near Santa Maria

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Oil companies and environmental groups are clashing over the planned revitalization of a large oil field near Santa Maria that could potentially result in hundreds of new wells. [Cal Coast Times] The Cat Canyon Oil Field, located... (Continue reading)

Elderly man dies following crash near Avila Beach

A crash in which a minivan driver failed to navigate a Highway 101 on-ramp near Avila Beach last week ended up killing an 84-year-old Milpitas man. [KSBY] At about 11 a.m. on March 13, a minivan being driven by Minna... (Continue reading)

Atascadero teen and woman killed in DUI crash in Santa Maria

The Santa Maria Police Department has identified the two people killed Saturday morning in a suspected DUI crash in Santa Maria as Madison Elizabeth Coleman, 17, and Monica Gonzalez, 20, both of Atascadero. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after 3 a.m.,... (Continue reading)

California asks residents to grab their ‘pot of gold’

Californians have the opportunity to claim 48 million properties worth a combined total of $9.3 billion, according to the state controller’s office. [Cal Coast Times] Unclaimed property law in California protects consumers by requiring banks, insurance companies and other businesses... (Continue reading)

Suspect swims away from deputies in Goleta

A man fleeing Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies in Goleta jumped in the ocean Saturday afternoon and swam for an extended period of time, possibly contracting hypothermia before getting rescued and arrested. [Cal Coast Times] At about 1 p.m., a... (Continue reading)

Two people killed in DUI crash in Santa Maria

Two people were killed Saturday morning and another was critically injured in a suspected DUI crash in Santa Maria. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after 3 a.m., two cars collided at the intersection of Donovan Road and Miller Street, according to... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly varsity track team suspended for 7 meets for hazing

Cal Poly’s administration suspended the Cal Poly Varsity Track Team from competing in seven track meets in March and April because some senior team members hazed new recruits. [Mustang News] School officials determined senior team members provided alcohol to underage... (Continue reading)

SLO County students strike against climate change

Several dozen San Luis Obispo County students skipped school on Friday, joining more than a million students from 123 countries, to demand stronger climate policies. [Cal Coast Times] Locally, students demands included opposition to the Plains All American pipeline project,... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo police searching for elder abuse suspect

San Luis Obispo police are searching for a woman whom they say is a suspect in an elder abuse investigation. [Cal Coast Times] Lindsey Gray, 33, is avoiding law enforcement, the San Luis Obispo Police Department posted on Facebook. The... (Continue reading)