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Man Accused of Robbing Bank Pleads Insanity

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The man accused of robbing the Bank of America branch on Santa Rosa Street in San Luis Obispo in 2013, took the stand in court yesterday. Andrew Gilbertson, who has pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity, testified that the Virgin Mary had told him to disguise himself and rob the bank.  A mental health expert testified ...

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Hundreds Line San Jose Streets For Procession For Fallen Officer

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Hundreds in the South Bay are honoring a fallen police officer.  A procession for San Jose officer Michael Johnson left the coroner’s office early Wednesday evening and traveled about eight miles to a Los Gatos funeral home.  Along the way, scores of law enforcement officers, firefighters and South Bay residents lined each street along the route in his honor.  The ...

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Three People Arrested For String Of Home Burglaries

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Two men and a woman are under arrest in connection to a string of home burglaries in Orange County.  Police say a homeowner found two men in his Newport Beach house on Evening Canyon Road on Tuesday afternoon.  Authorities say Angelinos Gonzalez and Anthony Vargas were arrested, along with their alleged getaway driver Evelyn Gudino.  The three may be responsible ...

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Nine-Year-Old Suffers Severe Injuries In Fireworks Incident

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A young East Bay boy is severely injured after illegal fireworks go off in his hand.  Antioch police say yesterday morning they responded to reports of an explosion at a Sycamore Drive apartment and found a nine-year-old boy suffering from severe trauma and burns to his right hand and fingertips.  The child was transported to the hospital for treatment.  No ...

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Inmate Dies in Central Coast Jail

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The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s office is trying to figure out how a 33-year-old man died in his jail cell early Tuesday morning. Investigators say correctional deputies saw the man kneeling next to his bed, but thought that was a normal behavior. Deputies checked on the man every 30 minutes but when they found him with his head on ...

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Jury Deliberations Continue in Murder Trial

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After hearing 3 months of sometimes gruesome testimony in the trial of six men accused of torturing and eventually murdering Anthony Ibarra, a Santa Maria jury is now going to decide their fate. Investigators say Ibarra was tortured and killed in Santa Maria two years ago. His body was eventually found in a U-haul truck in Orcutt. 6 out of ...

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Lawmakers Consider Speeding Up $1 Billion In Water Spending

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California lawmakers are considering a plan to speed up more than $1 billion in water spending as the drought persists. The state Senate plans to vote on the bills this afternoon after committees in both chambers take it up. Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders from both parties announced the fast-tracked water legislation last week. They’re offering more than $100 ...

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Santa Cruz Supervisors Vote To Ban Commercial Pot Cultivation

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Commercial pot growers are no longer welcome in Santa Cruz County.  The 3-2 vote by the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors came after three-and-a-half hours of public comment on the divisive topic Tuesday night.  The normally pot-friendly community opted to shut down commercial growing operations in an effort to change its reputation and dissuade more growers from flocking to ...

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Deputy Fatally Shoots Suspect Who’s Accused Of Deadly Shooting

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A suspect accused of a deadly shooting is now dead in a deputy-involved shooting in the Westmont area of Los Angeles.  Sheriff’s officials say a suspect shot at deputies and they returned fire, killing the man around 1:30 this morning at South Vermont Avenue and West 102nd Street.  The suspect is accused of shooting a woman to death 45 minutes ...

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Paso Robles Bookkeeper Arrested on Suspicion of Embezzling

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A Paso Robles bookkeeper was arrested last week on suspicion of embezzling at least $700,000 from a local manufacturing business over a period of six years and possibly embezzling money from the North County youth sports nonprofit where she was treasurer for about seven years. Investigators say they are still looking into whether the nonprofit suffered any losses. 56 year ...

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