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Woman’s Body Found Near Tajiguas Beach

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office has identified a young woman who was discovered Tuesday, in the ocean near Tajiguas Beach about 20 miles north of Santa Barbara along the coast. She is 20-year-old Kayla Hallee of Mission Viejo.   A citizen spotted the victim in the water around 2:15 p.m. and called the U.S. Coast Guard for help. ... Read More »

County Board Of Supervisors Pass Water Urgency Ordinance

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The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors has passed an urgency ordinance to deal with the depleting groundwater supply in the Paso Robles area. The ordinance stops any further planting or building without water offsets. The supervisors, who voted 4-0, plan to return to the issue within 45 days and begin looking for a long-term plan to manage the ... Read More »

Central Coast Bandit Expected In Court Today

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The Central Coast Bandit suspect has been charged with nine counts of second degree burglary and robbery and two counts of attempted robbery and expected to be in court today to enter a plea.   Fifty-year-old Cristina Padilla of Watsonville was arrested Friday night  after a woman resembling the bank robber known as the Central Coast Bandit was seen at ... Read More »

Man Hit By Train

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Yesterday afternoon, Pismo Beach Police Department Officers responded to the train tracks near Hwy. 101 and Five Cities Drive regarding a pedestrian who was stuck by an Amtrak passenger train. The victim, a twenty-two year old male, was located near the tracks and had sustained injuries from the collision. Cal Fire and San Luis Ambulance personnel arrived on scene to ... Read More »

Police On The Lookout For Pharmacy Robbery Suspect

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance to help locate a suspect from an armed robbery that occurred just before 1 p.m. at the Walgreens located in the 5900 block of Calle Real. The suspect walked up to the pharmacy consultation window and handed the pharmacy staff a note demanding a list of prescription medications.  He ... Read More »

Central Coast Bandit Nabbed

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A woman identified as Cristina Fernandez Padilla, 50, of Watsonville, has been arrested for a series of bank robberies along the Central Coast and in Modesto. Dubbed the “Central Coast Bandit,” Padilla is believed to be involved in 6 robberies and 1 attempted robbery. The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office announces the conclusion of a multi-agency coordinated effort to ... Read More »

Robbery in San Luis

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A San Luis Obispo man is behind bars after allegedly robbing the Rite Aid store on Johnson Avenue Monday morning about 9:40. Police arrested 34-year-old Douglas Hunt who they say stole a pair of stereo headphones from a Rite Aid store and threatened a couple of employees there.   Police say Hunt, took the headphones and threatened two employees with ... Read More »

Missing Man Found At Gas Station

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On Sunday at about 10:00 pm Salvador "Chava" Garcia was located at the Valero Gas station in Oceano. He’d been missing most of the day. Garcia left a residence at 150 Bee St. in Nipomo Ca He said he was going to walk to the St. Joseph Church, which is about one mile from the residence and then to the ... Read More »

Sex Offender Busted

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Michael George Johnson is a registered sex offender who is required to register as a result of four prior convictions for annoying and molesting children. His prior convictions date from 1990 to 2005.   Over a period of a few weeks in July, Johnson began initiating inappropriate sexual conversations with two male juvenile acquaintances, ages 16 and 17. While one ... Read More »

Suspected “Central Coast Bandit” In Custody

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A woman matching the description of the Central Coast bandit was booked in the San Luis Obispo County jail Friday, just a few hours after officials arrested a woman in connection with an attempted bank robbery and car chase.   50-year-old Cristina Fernandez Padilla was booked in the county jail. She was charged with counts of robbery in Pismo Beach, ... Read More »

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