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Man in Hospital After Being Shot in Neck While Driving


A man is in the hospital after getting shot in the neck.  Police say the man was shot while driving his car in Garden Grove last night.  Apparently the man drove himself to the hospital.  The shooter is still on the run.

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“Dirt-Like” Flavor in Tap Water Caused by Drought


Officials with the Santa Clara Valley Water District say that a “dirt-like” flavor and odor currently in the district’s tap water is being caused by the drought.  Officials say compounds that are causing the unusual taste and odor are at high levels this year because of the drought.  But, they’re assuring water customers that the water meets all drinking water …

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Gibraltar Fire Now 50% Contained


The Gibraltar Fire is now 50 percent contained according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. The fire broke out in the hills above Santa Barbara and Montecito on Thursday morning. Fire crews are continuing to work the fire today, holding the line and mopping up interior areas. It’s estimated to have burned 40 acres, but officials say the number …

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Police Shoot Suspect Near Morro Rock


A Morro Bay police officer shot a suspected burglar Friday morning at approximately 6:40am near Morro Rock.  According to the City of Morro Bay, the suspect allegedly hit the officer in the head with an unknown object during an altercation. The alleged assailant was shot once in the leg and is currently in stable condition. The name of the suspect …

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Morro Bay Attorney Pleads No Contest to Grand Theft


John Patrick Fennacy, a Morro Bay attorney and former member of the planning commission, pleaded no contest to a felony charge of grand theft.  Fennacy was convicted Thursday of stealing from elderly clients, and now faces up to a year in jail.  In addition to surrendering his law license he is could receive five years of formal probation, 100 hours …

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Underage Drinking Laws to be Enforced This Weekend


The California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has announced that agents will be enforcing underage drinking laws in multiple communities throughout California this weekend to help make Halloween celebrations as safe as possible. Enforcement will be broad based and agents will check on ABC licensed businesses, large parties and adults who furnish alcohol to minors. The Department’s efforts are supported by …

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Telephone Scams Have Been on The Rise in Santa Barbara


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to be wary of a number of telephone scams and door-to-door fraud schemes that have been reported in the area. Many of the attempted crimes start out with a person calling on the telephone and claiming to be government employees or law enforcement officers. Other schemes involve a person coming to …

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Safety Tips for Halloween


The Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services and Paso Robles Police Department would like for everyone to have an enjoyable and safe Halloween.  There are lots of Halloween activities this weekend on the Central Coast.  Keep your kids safe with these tips: Advise children not to eat any treats before an adult has carefully examined them for evidence of tampering …

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Two Arrested in Connection to Commercial Burglary


Two people have been arrested in connection to a commercial burglary where they distracted a hotel clerk in Morro Bay. Jennifer Goins, 28, of Cambria, and Nikolas Lovato, 27, of Arroyo Grande, were arrested for burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary after stealing money from the cash drawer of the Best Western San Marco Inn. During the late evening of …

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Six Arrested After Probation and Parole Compliance Operation


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Gang Enforcement Unit, with assistance from the Santa Barbara County Probation Department, Santa Barbara Regional Criminal Apprehension Team (SBRCAT) and the Santa Barbara Police Department, conducted a probation and parole compliance operation today, October 27, in the Cities of Goleta, Carpinteria, Santa Barbara and in the unincorporated area of South County. Teams conducted probation searches, …

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