Friday, July 29th, 2016


County Board Of Supervisors Pass Water Urgency Ordinance


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 …

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Central Coast Bandit Expected In Court Today


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 …

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Man Hit By Train


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 …

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Police On The Lookout For Pharmacy Robbery Suspect


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 …

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Central Coast Bandit Nabbed


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 …

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Robbery in San Luis


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 …

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Missing Man Found At Gas Station


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 …

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Sex Offender Busted


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 …

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Suspected “Central Coast Bandit” In Custody


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, …

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Sex Offender Arrested In San Luis Obipso


A registered sex offender with a last-known residence in San Luis Obispo was arrested yesterday on suspicion of soliciting sex acts from two minors.  Police arrested 49-year-old Michael George Johnson for violations of the Sex Offender Registration Act after he allegedly attempted to solicit sex from minors and dissuade them from reporting themselves as victims.  Johnson was jailed in lieu …

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