Drug Bust in Cambria 9.09.2019

Late last week, narcotics detectives investigated an illegal marijuana grow in Cambria near two schools. The pot farm was on private property on a hilltop above Coast Union high school and Cambria middle school. It was within 1,000 feet of each school. Detectives removed 1,820 plants from the property. The owner of the land lives…

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County Jail Death 9.09.2019

An inmate died Friday at the county jail. 56-year-old Ernest Leonard Ortiz apparently died from a drug overdose. Another inmate who had been seen with Ortiz also collapsed from an apparent drug overdose. He received an injection of Narcan and was revived. The county sheriff’s department says it’s become an issue across the state. Inmates…

Soldier on Leave Killed 9.09.2019

A soldier in the US Army was fatally shot early Sunday in Lompoc. It’s the sixth homicide of the year in Lompoc. Police identify the shooting victim as 22-year-old Marlon Brumfeld of Lompoc. He was on leave from his duty station in Germany when he was killed walking down the street. Lompoc police responded to…

Search Warrants For Conception 9.09.2019

Agents with the FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and explosives and other agencies served search warrants yesterday at the offices of the company that owned the Conception dive boat which caught fire last week, killing 34 scuba divers. The agents searched Truth Aquatics offices in Santa Barbara and the company’s two remaining boats. A…

Forecast 9.09.2019

Forecasters say this week will be cooler and windy. The impact of the monsoon that created last week’s warm and humid weather has moved to the east. We’ll see onshore winds with cooler temperatures in the mid 80’s climbing to near 100 this Saturday.

North County Football 9.06.2019

The Paso Robles Bearcats host El Diamonte Miners of Visalia Friday evening at War Memorial Stadium. Both teams off to a slow start this season. The Bearcats lost to Liberty of Bakersfield 24-0, and Frontier of Bakersfield 20-10. El Diamonte lost to Tulare Western 40-14, and Tulare Union 42-25. Each team played one home game…