Local News

Investigation Into Attempted Murder in Goleta


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted murder case in the City of Goleta.  At approximately 10:20 p.m.   December 2, a Sheriff’s deputy was flagged down by a 29-year-old male in the 5800 block of Hollister Avenue.  The male victim reported he was sleeping in his vehicle in the 50 block of Depot Avenue when a known …

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Update on Fed Ex Crash Yesterday on US 101


A traffic collision occurred earlier yesterday morning on US-101 northbound, just south of Mariposa Reina involved a Santa Maria man.  There are two lanes of traffic in the area this collision occurred.  The collision involved a Fed Ex semi-truck.  Rubin Serna a Santa Maria City resident drove his semi-truck on US-101 northbound, in the #1 lane, just south of Mariposa …

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City of Atascadero Bringing Winter Wonderland to Downtown


The City of Atascadero is very pleased to bring the annual and exciting Winter Wonderland event back to downtown Atascadero to be held on Friday, December 11th from 5:00 – 9:00 pm! Where else can you experience over 53 tons of snow! Atascadero’s Sunken Gardens and the entire downtown area will be transformed into a winter paradise for all ages! …

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Fed Ex Semi-Truck Crash Causes Backup on US 101


At approximately 6:51 a.m. this morning a Fed Ex semi-truck rolled onto its side blocking the northbound lanes of US 101 just south of Mariposa Reina.  All lanes will be closed northbound U.S. 101 at Refugio Road. All northbound traffic will be diverted at Refugio Road onto southbound US 101. Northbound traffic will be traveling in the #1 lane of …

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Traffic on LOVR to Shift to Newly Widened Bridge


Traffic on Los Osos Valley Road (LOVR) will shift to the newly widened San Luis Creek Bridge on Friday, December 4, 2015. With this shift, the project officially moves to Stage 7 of 8 and allows Granite Construction to construct the remaining improvements on LOVR. Stage 7 is expected to last for 2-3 months and will present some changes for …

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Tips for Keeping Your Holiday Safe


Local fire officials are offering the following suggestions to keep your holiday safe: When purchasing a live tree, look for signs of freshness. A fresh tree is green, the needles will be difficult to pull from branches, and a minimum number of needles should fall off when handling the tree. To keep your tree fresh, cut off about two inches …

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Man Arrested on Highway One for Possession of Narcotics


Members of the Sheriff’s Gang Task Force yesterday conducted a high risk felony traffic stop on a motorcyclist at Highway One and Grand Avenue in Grover Beach. Members of the Task Force had reason to believe 42-year-old Jason McMaster was distributing narcotics in San Luis Obispo County. The Sheriff’s Office conducted the high risk stop based on McMaster’s violent criminal …

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Californians Worried About Possible Flooding


With a strong likelihood of El Niño driven storms causing flooding in parts of California, and residents concerned about the availability of homeowners’ insurance in areas with a high risk of wildfire, there is important information from the State of California Department of Insurance about insurance coverage with our community. Meteorologists predict El Niño will likely bring heavy rains and …

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First Steps to Purge Oil Pipeline Begin This Week


In the first week of December, Plains Pipeline, L.P. will begin the steps to purge the 30-inch Line 903, which runs from the Gaviota Coast to Kern County. Line 903 was shut down at the direction of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) shortly after oil was spilled from Line 901 onto Refugio State …

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Search Continues for Missing Inmate


The search continues for a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Honor Farm inmate 35-year-old Adelio Lopez who reportedly walked away from a daily work program at Camp San Luis Obispo Monday morning.  A state-wide “be on the lookout” has also be issued to all law enforcement agencies and the sheriff’s office says it is seeking assistance from other allied agencies …

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