Two incidents occurred in San Luis Obispo County, while the other four were reported in Santa Barbara. According to Collier, there have already been a handful of sightings since the beginning of the month. In the past 15 years, there have been more than 80 attacks reported off the Pacific Coast.
Collier says the majority of unprovoked shark attacks off the Pacific Coast in California have involved great white sharks.Read More »
The reporting parties were two adult females who had been walking together through the park closest to 12th Street. These two victims noticed the suspect walking towards them exposing himself. The suspect then got into a vehicle parked nearby and drove off.
The suspect was described as a white male adult in his mid-30’s, six feet tall, medium build, bald or shaved head, full beard medium length, wearing a light blue charcoal colored zip up sweatshirt and khaki colored shorts.
The suspect’s vehicle was described as a white 4 door Toyota Prius with all black powder coated custom rims.< Read More »
A man holding police at bay during a four hour standoff in Santa Maria was taken into custody peacefully about 9 last night. The suspect was wanted for a domestic violence warrant. SWAT was called out. Police fired tear gas into a mobile home near La Brea and A Street. The suspect surrendered and was taken to jail.Read More »
Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley has announced the guilty verdicts in the first Human Trafficking jury trial in Santa Barbara County. Defendant Brannon Lawrence Pitcher was found guilty, as charged, of two counts of human trafficking of a minor, as well as the Special Allegation that defendant used force, fear, fraud, deceit, and violence while trafficking the minor victim in Count 1. Defendant was also found guilty of one misdemeanor count of possession of methamphetamine and 73 counts of disobeying a court order.Read More »
Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) is applauding the decision by the U.S. Department of Interior to prohibit any new offshore oil or gas lease sales in the Northern California, Central California, and Southern California Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Planning Areas by excluding these areas from the draft proposed 2017-2022 OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program. In July, Capps led a letter from members of the California ConRead More »
The sixth annual Journey of Hope event will feature Keynote Speaker Carol Graham discussing the stigma that surrounds mental health in the military.
Journey of Hope, an inspiring and educational mental wellness forum, will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 28, at New Life Church in Pismo Beach, CA. This is a free event, open to the public and reservations are not required.
Carol is the wife of retired Major General Mark A. Graham, U.S. Army. Carol will discuss the stigma surrounding mental health in the military and her powerful personal story; after losing two sons–one to suicide and one in combat–she and her husband channelRead More »
The City of San Luis Obispo is in the process of developing the 2015-2017 biannual financial plan. A key component of the process is soliciting community input into the priorities for the upcoming two fiscal years.
Following extensive community outreach, including advice from all of the City’s advisory bodies, nearly 800 survey responses from the City’s “Community Budget Bulletin,” and input from approximately 400 attendees at the January 13, 2015, Community Forum, the Council met all day on Saturday, January 24, 2015, to set goals for 2015-17.
In a constrained fiscal environment and multiple competing requests, the City Council’s goals emphasize open space protection and maintenance, multi-modal transportation, and housing. The City Council also recognRead More »
On Saturday at approximately 2:45 AM, a UCPD lieutenant on patrol in the area of Sueno Road and Camino Del Sur observed an apparent fight in progress, occurring in front of a fraternity in the 6700 block of Sueno Rd near Isla Vista. As he approached the location, the UCPD lieutenant noticed four subjects who were covered in blood and fleeing the scene. These subjects were detained and SBSO deputies arrived in the area to assist in handling the situation. During the ensuing investigation, Sheriff’s deputies located a stabbing victim at the fraternity. The victim, a twenty-one year old UCSB student, had stab wounds to his chest and head. The victim was taken to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, where he remains in stable condition. Sheriff’s deputies and UCPD officers determineRead More »