Monday, October 5th, 2015

Local News

Last Day of Plastic Grocery Bags in Santa Barbara


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 ...

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San Miguel Residents Have Power Restored After Vehicle Hits Power Pole


San Miguel residents finally have power restored. The outage started when a vehicle hit a power pole on Mission Street around 9:10 last night. One person was sent to jail and there were no reported injuries.  The power was restored at 5:43 this morning.

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Stabbing Incident Leaves Two Injured


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


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

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Police Looking For Man Who Stole Gucci Briefcase From Parked Car


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 ...

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Transient In Custody After Allegedly Starting Fire In Backyard Of Residence


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 ...

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Police Reveal Results In Death Of 25 Sheep At Heritage Ranch


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 ...

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Bus Accident Negligence Case


Yesterday, Los Angeles resident Miles Hill sued San Luis Obispo-based charter bus company Silverado Stages and FedEx for negligence after surviving a deadly bus crash last month. KVEC Morning News reached out to Silverado Stages for comment. Silverado directed us to regional claims manager Jim Saunders at Lancer Insurance. “Silverado continues to cooperate with the agencies involved in investigating this ...

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Memorial Service for Christopher Money Today


A memorial service for former San Luis Obispo County Judge Christopher Money will be held today at noon in San Luis Obispo. The service starts at Mountainbrook Community Church, followed by a short military graveside service at Los Osos Cemetary, and a reception at Elks Lodge. Judge Money died at 79 years of age after a yearlong battle with cancer. ...

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Two Pismo Beach Stores Caught in Sting


Two Pismo Beach stores sold tobacco to a teenager during a sting operation on Tuesday. Police recruited a local teenager to try to purchase tobacco at 17 Pismo Beach stores. The teen bought tobacco at De Palo and Sons on Shell Beach Road and Pismo Food Store on Price Street. The police conducted the sting operation as part of an ...

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