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Sexual Assault Near Cal Poly

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A sexual assault near Cal Poly’s campus was reported at 10:17 last Friday evening. The victim was walking nearby Mustang Village on Foothill when the suspect approached her from behind and pulled her skirt and underwear to her knees and she fell to the ground. The suspect fled toward Foothill when the victim screamed. The suspect is described as a ... Read More »

Two Arrested For Attempted Murder

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Santa Maria Police arrested two men Thursday night for attempted murder for a shooting that occurred on March 11 on North Mary Street. The two men arrested were Randy Ramirez and David Martinez Jr., both from Santa Maria. Both men were booked into Santa Barbara County Jail. Police are still investigating the incident. Read More »

Potential Sales Tax Increase

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Atascadero leaders are considering placing a measure on the November ballot to increase the sales tax from 7.5 percent to 8 percent. On Tuesday, the City Council is also expected determine if the revenue generated from the tax increase will primarily be used for fixing roads or improving parks, police and fire stations, the Charles Paddock Zoo, or other city ... Read More »

Deadly Traffic Accident in Santa Barbara

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Traffic is being diverted in Santa Barbara after a deadly car accident occurred at 12:45 this morning. The accident occurred on Highway 101 south at Castillo. Drivers are being diverted at the Castillo off-ramp and drivers can get back on the freeway at the Castillo on-ramp. Read More »

Two in Custody for Bank Robbery

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Atascadero Police say two people are in custody for robbing the Chase bank on El Camino Real yesterday. Police arrested a man at around 6:00 Thursday evening near Walgreens on El Camino Real. Police describe the man as Hispanic with white makeup on his face. An anonymous witness called the police because he was suspicious that the man was wearing ... Read More »

High School Students Raise Money for Ill Student

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Ernest Righetti High School students recently organized a fundraiser for a special-needs student with cancer to help pay for his ongoing brain surgeries. The students and staff held a tri-tip barbecue and placed collection cans in each classroom to help 19-year-old Joshua Amador. A total of $3,652.80 was raised, far exceeding the goal of $500. Joshua has battled brain cancer ... Read More »

Fires Across Central Coast

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Three fires occurred in the Central Coast yesterday. A fire consumed an empty two-story Lompoc home at around 9 a.m. Firefighters had it under control less than an hour later. One firefighter suffered minor injuries, but is back on duty. The home has been deemed unlivable. Another fire caused around $100,000 in damage at a Pismo Beach business yesterday morning. ... Read More »

Three Teens Arrested for Carjacking a Woman

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Three allegedly violent teenage carjacking suspects were arrested on northbound Highway 101 in Santa Margarita. The teens allegedly stole a silver Nissan sedan from a woman in Visalia. Officers stopped several other vehicles fitting the description of the stolen car before finding the teenagers. The suspects are not being identified because they are minors, but they are reportedly from Fresno ... Read More »

Homes Evacuated for Potential Bomb Threat

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad and Vandenberg Air Force Base’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team investigated a potentially explosive military ordnance reported at around 3:30 p.m. yesterday on Copenhagen Drive in Solvang.  About 500 to 700 homes and businesses were evacuated.  Shortly after midnight, the Sheriff’s Bomb Squad and Vandenberg’s EOD team removed the military ordnance and said ... Read More »

Reports of a Shooting

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Santa Maria Police are investigating reports of a shooting. The report came in at around 5 in the afternoon yesterday and said a shooting occurred near North Broadway and Williams. There were no victims found at scene, and witnesses say the suspected shooter running away from the scene.   Read More »

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