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Santa Maria Man in Jail for Possession of Narcotics

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A Santa Maria resident was booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail following a long term investigation by Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives with the Special Investigations Bureau.  At approximately 2:00 p.m. on June 19, Sheriff’s detectives served a search warrant at the residence of 31-year-old Jorge Adan Ruiz Macedo in the 2300 block of Teelynn Avenue in Santa Maria.

During a search of the residence, Sheriff’s detectives discovered Macedo was in posses Read More »

Victims and Witnesses Now Have an Assistance Program

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The Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office Victim-Witness Assistance Program may be able to help victims who were injured or threatened with physical injury as a result of the May 23, 2014, shooting tragedy.

Family members of a person who was killed, physically injured, or threatened with injury as a result of the incident may also be eligible for services and Victim Compensation Assistance through the Read More »

US Intercepted Target Over Pacific Ocean

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The U.S. military has intercepted a target over the Pacific Ocean in a test of the nation's Ballistic Missile Defense System.

A long-range interceptor blasted off Sunday from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the California coast, minutes after an intermediate-range ballistic missile was launched from Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.

Sailors aboard the USS Hopper destroyer detected and tracked the missile, and the interceptor struck the target warhead. The Missile Defense Read More »

Structure Fire on Ramona Street

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San Luis Obispo City Fire Department personnel responded to a reported structure fire in a house located at 240 Ramona St. in the City of San Luis Obispo at 7:08pm.  The first SLO City Fire Department unit arrived within 4 minutes of being dispatched and found a rapidly spreading fire involving the rear deck and the rear of the house, the heavy fire conditions also spread into the attic of the approximately 1400 square foot house. No one was home at the time of the fire and no injuries t Read More »

Victim Identified in DUI Crash

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The teenager killed in a suspected DUI crash near Los Osos Wednesday evening has been identified as 18-year-old Jackson Garland  from Los Osos. Garland, who graduated from high school just two weeks ago, was killed when his car was hit head on by a suspected drunk driver on South Bay Blvd. near Turi Road about 5 p.m. CHP officers say 22-year-old Alexander Gonzales  of Paso Robles, was arrested on suspicion of DUI following the accident. Garland was pronounced dead at the scene.Gonza Read More »

Motorcycle Accident on Highway 1

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Earlier in the day, another Los Osos man was riding his motorcycle on Highway 1 near San Geronimo Road when he rear ended a car waiting to make a left turn near Vista Point. The couple in the car was not hurt.  The 63-year-old bike rider was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. Alcohol or drugs are not suspected.

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Kevin McCarthy Will be New US House Majority Leader

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California Congressman Kevin McCarthy will be the new U.S. House Majority Leader.  He says Americans are looking for help from Washington. McCarthy will succeed Eric Cantor of Virginia, who recently lost a Republican primary election. Cantor will step down from his leadership post next month. 

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Kevin McCarthy Likely to be Majority Leader in House

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California Republican Kevin McCarthy is likely to win the nod to replace Eric Cantor as Majority Leader in House Republican leadership elections today.  A late challenge to McCarthy from Idaho's Raul Labrador never gained traction.  McCarthy is the House Majority Whip, the third ranking post in the GOP caucus.  Virginia's Cantor will resign as Majority Leader at the end of July after a stunning loss in a Republican primary last week.

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NRC Commissioner Urged to Resign Immediately

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After seeking and then getting an international job promoting nuclear power while serving on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Commissioner William D. Magwood is being urged to resign immediately by 34 leading national and local groups, including Friends of the Earth, Physicians for Social Responsibility, the Sierra Club Nuclear Free Campaign, San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. 

According to the letter the groups submitted to Read More »

CHP Not Releasing Identity of Victim in Fatal Traffic Collision

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The California Highway Patrol has yet to identify the 18-year-old man who died in a collision Wednesday near Los Osos. It happened shortly after 5:00 p.m. Wednesday on South Bay Boulevard, south of Turi Road, in San Luis Obispo County. CHP officers say 22-year-old Alexander Gonzales of Paso Robles was speeding northbound on South Bay Boulevard. He hit the victim head on. The victim died at the scene. Gonzales was taken to a local hospital with moderate injuries, and he was later arrested. He Read More »

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