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Foreclosure Rate Continues to Fall

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Foreclosure activity in San Luis Obispo County continues to fall, down 38 percent from the same quarter a year ago, according to RealtyTrac. The county’s level of foreclosure activity has declined due in part to a recent resurgence in the housing market, which has pushed up home prices 22% from a year ago, according to DataQuick, which monitors real estate ... Read More »

Narcotics Raid in Paso Robles

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On April 12 at approximately 7:00 a.m., the Paso Robles Special Enforcement Team served a narcotics related search warrant on Serra Way in Paso Robles. The team discovered about .5 grams heroin, numerous hypodermic needles, and evidence of heroin use, prescription pills, and other drug paraphernalia.  The investigation revealed that the residence was being used by numerous people to consume ... Read More »

Teen Arrested for Vandalizing Cars

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A 17-year-old was arrested in Pismo Beach Sunday for vandalizing cars, a bus, and a school in Arroyo Grande. The suspect was pulled over in a stolen car. Evidence found in the car linked the teen to the vandalism. Vandalism included 42 tires slashed, a bus window broken, and a display case at Arroyo Grande High School shattered. The 17-year-old ... Read More »

FBI Believes Two Recent Bank Robberies Are Connected

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The FBI believes two recent bank robberies in Pismo and Arroyo Grande are likely connected. Pismo Beach and Arroyo Grande police are working with the agency to track a suspect down. Based on surveillance photos, they are looking for the same person involved in both Bank of America robberies March 21 and April 3. Despite somewhat different descriptions, the FBI ... Read More »

Man Arrested for Kidnapping His Baby

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A Santa Maria man was arrested Sunday, accused of kidnapping his two-month-old child and threatening the child's mother with a knife. The man arrested was 25-year-old Arthur Weston. According to the police, Weston went to a home on South Broadway around 9:00 Sunday morning, where he held a knife to the neck of his child's mother and made criminal threats ... Read More »

CHP Investigates Single Car Rollover

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The California Highway Patrol is investigating a single vehicle rollover that occurred just before 8:30 Sunday evening in the Mission Canyon area of Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara County firefighters say a vehicle drove 50 feet over the side of a hill and rolled several times before landing on its wheels. Three people were inside the car. One of them was ... Read More »

SLO Traffic Stop Ended with Heroin Bust

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A San Luis Obispo traffic stop Wednesday ended in the arrest of two men and the seizure of about $5,000 worth of heroin. At about 11 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy was driving on Madonna Road when he pulled over a Dodge Dakota pickup truck with Jason Michael Gauthier, 32, of San Luis Obispo and Jacob Charles Michael Collins, 29, of ... Read More »

Body Found in Tidal Pool

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The Santa Barbara County Coroner’s Office has identified the body of a man who was found in a tidal pool near Guadalupe Dunes Park at 7:45 Friday morning.  The victim is 46-year-old Benito Flores of Santa Maria, who had been missing since March 30th.  Flores, along with two other people, was swept into the ocean during strong riptide conditions at ... Read More »

Tour Bus Crash Kills 10

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Ten people, including two drivers, were killed and 35 others were hospitalized after a tour bus owned by a San Luis Obispo-based company crashed on Interstate 5 in Orland just after 5:40 on Thursday evening. Investigators say a FedEx truck driver might have been trying to avoid a passenger car that was also involved in the crash. The tour bus ... Read More »

New Found Glory Guitarist Accused of Sexual Misconduct

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Attorneys sparred in a pretrial hearing in San Luis Obispo Superior Court on Thursday over a former pop-punk band guitarist accused of sexual misconduct with underage girls. Atascadero resident Steve Lee Klein, 34, formerly of the band New Found Glory, is charged with five counts of lewd acts on a child, as well as one count of contact with intent ... Read More »

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