Officials Searching For Man Who Led Sheriff’s Deputies On High Speed Chase


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who they say led them on a high-speed chase. It happened yesterday at about 5:30 PM through Lompoc. Officials say a Sheriff's Deputy saw a car that matched the description of a stolen vehicle from Santa Maria. The deputy attempted to pull the car over, but the driver sped …

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Santa Barbara County Jail On Lockdown And Inmates Relocated After Fire


The cause of a fire at Santa Barbara County Jail is being investigated.  It broke out yesterday afternoon and the jail was put on lockdown. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office says the fire started in a large trash can filled with clothing, bedding and other items around 3:50 PM at the main jail. Officials say about 25 of the …

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Mental Health Awareness Week At Cuesta College


This week, Cuesta College is hosting a Mental Health Awareness Week to decrease the amount of suicides among college-aged students. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the second most common cause of death among this age group. Volunteers put out 11-hundred black flags yesterday to represent the average number of suicides among college-aged students per …

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Local Organization Flies WW2 Veterans To Visit War Memorial


A group of local World War II Veterans visited Washington D.C. to visit the war memorial dedicated to them on Friday. 13 veterans were able to fly for free thanks to the local organization Honor Flight.  They coordinate free flights and trips for veterans to visit war memorials in the nation’s capital. The veterans visited the World War II Memorial …

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Press Conference To Announce State-Wide Plastic Bag Phase-Out


Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) will hold a press conference to announce the introduction of SB 405, which would phase-out single use plastic bags in California. 
 The press conference will be on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. on the South Steps of the State Capitol. 

 "We have a broad coalition of environmental and industry groups who have …

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Giselle Ayala’s Life Celebrated


Giselle Ayala’s life will be celebrated this weekend. The 18-year-old Cal Poly student died in Santa Barbara last week.  Authorities say there is evidence to believe she fell off a seaside cliff while she was attending an annual spring break party in Isla Vista. The services for Ayala will be Saturday afternoon at a ranch in Penngrove.

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Man Charged With Choking Woman Pleas No Contest


A man accused of choking a 90-year-old woman inside her home has entered a no contest plea to attempted murder. Police say Brennan Fulfer choked Mildred Maddelein in her San Luis Obispo home in 2009.  Fulfer confessed to breaking and entering into her home, and attacking her.  She survived the attack. Fulfer will be sentenced in June and is expected …

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Man Arrested In Carpinteria On Drug And Weapons Charges


A Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputy may have saved lives when he arrested a man in Carpinteria.  Deputy Amjadi arrested 27-year-old Fernando Perez Monday morning. Perez was parked in front of businesses that are open 24 hours a day.  Amjadi found Perez under the influence of a Central Nervous System (CNS) stimulant and arrested him. Perez also had a loaded …

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Sea Lion Pups Washing Up On Shore


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, better known as NOAA, says hundreds of California sea lions have been washing ashore, malnourished and dehydrated. According to NOAA, sea lion pups are washing up onto beaches when the mothers prematurely wean them due to lack of food.  The majority have been found in Los Angeles County, but the Marine Mammal Center San …

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Alcohol Not Cause Of Death For Cal Poly Student Brandon Huang


The toxicology reports of Cal Poly student Brandon Huang show that alcohol was not the cause of death. The Coroner's Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office says 20-year-old Huang had a blood alcohol content of point zero three percent. Huang died on his way to his dorm on February 10th.  The cause of his death is under …

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