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Tour of California to be on Central Coast by Tomorrow

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The Amgen Tour will arrive in the Central Coast by the end of tomorrow. Some of the best bicycle riders in the world are heading into a difficult Stage Three of the Amgen Tour of California today.  Unusually hot weather with temperatures in the 90s will challenge riders as they tackle the 108-mile ride from east San Jose to Mount Diablo State Park. 

The route will feature a ten-thousand-900-foot elevation change, crossing over the summit of both Mount Hamilton and Mount Diablo. Stage Four tomorrow will start in Monterey and end in Cambria, and Stage Five will start on Thursday on the Pismo Beach Pier. Former Olympic champion and Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins Read More »

DUI Suspect Arrested After Crash

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A driver was arrested for a DUI after crashing his car into a power pole at 9 Sunday evening in San Miguel. The crash caused numerous homes to lose power for a few hours. Twenty-four-year-old Juan Manuel Murillo Florez from Bradley, was driving north on Mission Street when he veered left and hit the pole. No other vehicles were involved and he was not injured in the crash.

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Skydiver Injured Yesterday

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A skydiver was injured yesterday morning at 11:15 from crashing into the North H Street bridge in Lompoc. The man was critically injured in the crash. He is expected to be in Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara.

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Last Day of Plastic Grocery Bags in Santa Barbara

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Today is the last day to buy plastic bags at large grocery stores in Santa Barbara. Beginning Wednesday, a plastic bag ordinance goes into effect at 18 larger Santa Barbara stores and pharmacies. Single-use plastic bags will be banned, and customers will have the option to either bring reusable bags or buy paper bags at 10 cents each. Many Central Coast cities already have bag ordinances.
 

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Stabbing Incident Leaves Two Injured

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A stabbing domestic incident in Santa Maria police occurred last night a little after five. Thirty-year-old Oscar Nicasio stabbed a woman then stabbed himself on W Taft. Both were sent to a local hospital. The woman was released, as she only had minor injuries. Nicasio will be sent to county jail as soon as he is released from the hospital.

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32nd Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival Starts This Thursday

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The 32nd annual Paso Robles Wine Festival starts Thursday and goes through Sunday to celebrate the Paso Robles wine region. The festival will feature special tastings, seminars and events. Tickets are available but going fast. For more information, go to pasowine.com.

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Police Looking For Man Who Stole Gucci Briefcase From Parked Car

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An unidentified white male adult smashed a window and stole a purse and black Gucci briefcase in a parked car in the Grover Beach 7 Eleven parking lot on Grand Avenue. The female victim was inside the store when the incident occurred. The suspect vehicle is a four door silver sedan with an unknown plate.  There was a similar incident in the Pismo Beach pier parking lot. The suspect had fresh bloody knuckles, which police suspect may be from the Pismo Beach robbery. If you have any information, call Grover Beach Police at 805-473-4511.

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Transient In Custody After Allegedly Starting Fire In Backyard Of Residence

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A Cuyama transient is in custody after allegedly starting a fire in the backyard of a residence and assaulting one of the homeowners.  Sixty-two-year-old Stephen Howland was arrested last Tuesday and charged with numerous felonies, including arson and assault with deadly weapon. Howland was permitted by a homeowner on Morales Street to stay in the backyard shop.  At approximately 11:20 p.m., one of the homeowners found Howland breaking off wood from a fence to fuel a fire he had started in the backyard.  The flames were four feet high and dangerously close to the house.  The homeowner attempted to douse the fire with a garden hose, but Howland allegedly hit her in the head with either Read More »

Police Reveal Results In Death Of 25 Sheep At Heritage Ranch

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The results from an investigation involving a possible animal neglect incident were released last Friday.  Last February, police began investigating the deaths of 25 sheep at Heritage Ranch. The investigation concluded that there is no evidence that negligence occurred. They came to this conclusion based on the fact that the sheep owner had a good reputation and there was no evidence of any mistreatment towards the sheep. Independent experts determined that the sheep likely died from excessive rain and high winds. The results from the investigation were reviewed by the District Attorney’s office, which came to the same conclusion.

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