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Paso Robles Bookkeeper Arrested on Suspicion of Embezzling


A Paso Robles bookkeeper was arrested last week on suspicion of embezzling at least $700,000 from a local manufacturing business over a period of six years and possibly embezzling money from the North County youth sports nonprofit where she was treasurer for about seven years. Investigators say they are still looking into whether the nonprofit suffered any losses. 56 year ...

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Teachers Rally for Reasonable Pay


Since July 2014, Five Cities-area teachers of the Lucia Mar Unified School District have been working without contracts, after unsuccessful negotiations with the School Board to receive 10 percent raises. Last month The District offered the teachers a two percent raise, but Union officials say the ten percent they had ask for would make average salaries competitive with nearby districts. ...

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Lawsuit Filed Against School District For Allegedly Using Cancer-Causing Chemicals


The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is being slammed with a lawsuit over alleged illegal levels of cancer-causing chemicals in school buildings.  The suit was filed yesterday in Los Angeles federal court by a group of parents and residents.  They claim the district is violating the federal Toxic Substances Control Act by failing to decontaminate the elementary, middle and high ...

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Man Tried To Kidnap Girl Outside Elementary School


Police are on the hunt for a man who tried kidnapping a young girl outside an elementary school.  Witnesses say a man in his 40s tried to take a seven-year-old girl from Skyline Elementary School in Solana Beach yesterday.  The little girl screamed and tried to get teachers to come help and he ran off through the parking lot.  The ...

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Man Arrested After Son Injured by Homemade Explosive


Trevor Harris of Grover Beach is currently behind bars this morning. Authorities say he was arrested yesterday, after his 13 year old son was injured by a homemade pyrotechnic device. Deputies responded to a call on Canet Road in rural Morro Bay and found that the victim had built the illegal homemade device with the consent and assistance from his ...

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Town Hall Meetings on Public Safety


San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson is hoping to hear from community members about public safety Monday. He is holding a series of town hall meetings across the county. He says it gives people in the community the opportunity to ask questions and express concerns. Monday night’s meeting is scheduled from 6:00 to 8:00 at Mission San Miguel.

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Santa Barbara County Resident Monitored For Ebola Virus


Health officials are monitoring a Los Angeles-area patient for possible Ebola virus contraction.  Officials say a Santa Barbara County resident may have been in contact with the virus while overseas and is now undergoing a 21-day screening program.  Officials have not released the identity of the patient.

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A Minuteman III Launched from Vandenberg


A Minuteman III launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base early this morning. It was from an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile that launched shortly after 3:30 a.m. during an operational test. The Minuteman III was originally scheduled to launch yesterday morning, but base officials said it was “delayed in order to correct a telemetry link used only on test missiles.” The ...

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Homemade Bomb Found Trailside By Hikers


Investigators are looking for whoever left a homemade explosive device near a Peninsula walking trail this weekend.  San Mateo County Sheriff’s authorities say the crude incendiary device was reported Saturday morning around 9:00 by a couple walking on a path near Arguello Park in San Carlos.  Department officials described the device as a glass jar filled with a flammable substance ...

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Reported Sexual Assault Yesterday


Yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office received a report from a mandatory reporter of a sexual assault that occurred on a property in the 1400 block of O’Connor Way. Detectives responded to the location and are working with forensic specialists to process the crime scene. At this time there is no description of a suspect or vehicle.   If you have any information ...

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