A woman is being questioned for possibly being connected to a Santa Maria apartment fire Tuesday morning. Crews arrived to North Broadway around 6:15 a.m. and found one apartment unit on fire and smoke coming from nearby units and the attic. The unit where the fire started is completely wiped out. Two people were believed to be inside when the fire started and one of them has been detained. No one was injured in the fire.Read More »
A Cal Poly student tested positive for norovirus and 27 other students have similar symptoms. The virus, which has symptoms that include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, is the primary cause for the stomach flu and lasts one to three days. It is believed that the virus spread from the Stagecoach music festival in Indio, which was held April 25-27. Treatment includes adequate hydration and medicine for nausea. Campus physician Dr. Greg Thomas says that the number of cases of norovirus on campus is dwindling and that they hope they’ve seen the worst of it.Read More »
The Amgen Tour will arrive in the Central Coast by the end of tomorrow. Some of the best bicycle riders in the world are heading into a difficult Stage Three of the Amgen Tour of California today. Unusually hot weather with temperatures in the 90s will challenge riders as they tackle the 108-mile ride from east San Jose to Mount Diablo State Park.
The route will feature a ten-thousand-900-foot elevation change, crossing over the summit of both Mount Hamilton and Mount Diablo. Stage Four tomorrow will start in Monterey and end in Cambria, and Stage Five will start on Thursday on the Pismo Beach Pier. Former Olympic champion and Tour de France winner Bradley WigginsRead More »
A driver was arrested for a DUI after crashing his car into a power pole at 9 Sunday evening in San Miguel. The crash caused numerous homes to lose power for a few hours. Twenty-four-year-old Juan Manuel Murillo Florez from Bradley, was driving north on Mission Street when he veered left and hit the pole. No other vehicles were involved and he was not injured in the crash.Read More »
A skydiver was injured yesterday morning at 11:15 from crashing into the North H Street bridge in Lompoc. The man was critically injured in the crash. He is expected to be in Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara.Read More »
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 Coast cities already have bag ordinances.
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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 pasowine.com.Read More »
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 in the Pismo Beach pier parking lot. The suspect had fresh bloody knuckles, which police suspect may be from the Pismo Beach robbery. If you have any information, call Grover Beach Police at 805-473-4511.Read More »