Lompoc kidnapper sentenced to 11 years in prison

A Lompoc man who kidnapped his ex-girlfriend and held her captive for four days as he fled to Arizona and then Nevada has reached a plea deal that will result in him receiving an 11-year prison sentence. [KSBY] Joseph Hetzel... (Continue reading)

Body found on Santa Barbara beach identified as former pro surfer

The man whose body was found on a Santa Barbara beach on Saturday has been identified as former professional surfer and commercial fisherman Chris Brown, 48. [Cal Coast Times] At the age of 17, Brown won the juniors division of... (Continue reading)

Woman leads officers on high-speed chase in SLO County

A San Francisco woman fled CHP officers on Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo County Monday afternoon in a chase that reached speeds of more than 100 mph. [KSBY] At about 12:30 p.m., a CHP officer attempted to stop a... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande man’s sentencing delayed, changing his name

By KAREN VELIE As an Arroyo Grande man awaits sentencing for the violent assault of his girlfriend, he is working to leave his past and his name behind. [Cal Coast Times] At a sentencing hearing on Jan. 17, San Luis... (Continue reading)

Two Santa Maria men allegedly beat man during home invasion

Two Santa Maria men showed up at the home of a 65-year-old man early in the morning, claiming to be sheriff’s deputies, then robbed and brutally beat the victim, fracturing his skull, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles officer injured in altercation with suspect

Two people, one of whom is a police officer, suffered injuries Monday morning after a man under the influence of an illicit substance and carrying a “blade” allegedly engaged in multiple altercations at a Paso Robles park. [KSBY] Cordel Cryer,... (Continue reading)

Senator Kamala Harris announces run for president

California Sen. Kamala Harris formally jumped in the race Monday for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president of the United States. [Cal Coast Times] Harris, a first-term United States senator and former California attorney general, announced her run for president... (Continue reading)

Male corpse found at Santa Barbara beach

A male corpse was discovered on Hendry’s Beach in Santa Barbara on Saturday afternoon, according to the Santa Barbara Police Department. [Cal Coast Times] The body was located just above the shoreline about a mile away from Hendry’s Beach. Detectives... (Continue reading)

Skateboarder hit and killed in Nipomo

A 24-year-old skateboarder who had previously appeared in articles about the need for a safe place to skateboard in South County was hit and killed by a vehicle Friday night in Nipomo. [Cal Coast Times] Matthew Diaz was headed southbound... (Continue reading)

Woman stabbed in rural Nipomo

An assailant stabbed a woman walking to her car after working in a field in rural Nipomo on Friday afternoon. [KCOY] At about 2:30 p.m., the woman suffered non life-threatening injuries at a field near Division and Oso Flaco Lake... (Continue reading)