Santa Maria Police are looking for a man they believe kidnapped and molested a girl this past Sunday night.
Investigators say the man took the girl from a common area at the apartment complex where she lived and escorted her to nearby Sanchez Elementary School where the lewd acts then took place. School was not in session at the time.
Sergeant Daniel Rios says the department has released the route, day and time that this crime occurred with hopes of generating more leads.
A 39-year-old Santa Barbara man was in custody Wednesday evening as the primary suspect in the death of a 39-year-old woman who appeared to be teh victim of a domestic violence violence attack.
Investigators say the victim in this crime died of injuries she received during the assault.
The suspect and the victim were not married but did have a daughter together who was present during the violent act. Police say the girl was physically unharmed and is now being taken care of by Child Welfare Services.
On Saturdays in West Africa, it's funeral day. The rituals start early in the morning with locals blasting the music of Bob Marley and local artists to commemorate lost lives. People wear red and black while attending funerals.
People are dying from preventable diseases. Currently, Ebola is grabbing the headlines, but malaria and dysentery have long been the top deadly diseases in West Africa.
A Central Coast professor says he has a model to help combat the problem. The plan involves chocolate.
A new Gallup poll shows hacking is the number one crime concern for Americans. Nearly 7 in 10 surveyed say they're most worried about having their credit card information stolen by hackers at retail stores.
Second on the list—at 62 percent—are those concerned about having their computer or smartphone hacked and that information stolen by unauthorized persons.
A massive donation to UC Santa Barbara—in fact, the largest in school history—is helping the University move forward with a major construction project.
Wall Street investor and billionaire Charles Munger is giving $65 million to the help with the effort. The money will be spent on a new visitor housing facility for the campus-based Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics.
The Institute's director, Astrophysicist Lars Bildsten, says the addition will help visiting scholars make better use of their program time when on the UCSB campus.
Students at more than a hundred colleges and universities in California are being encouraged to avoid Isla Vista this Halloween. Letters went out Thursday to the various schools from the Associated Students at UC Santa Barbara and students Santa Barbara City College.
October marks the new academic school year for UC Santa Barbara. Students have moved back Isla Vista this month, after a tragic close to their last academic year.
Construction is set to get underway next week on a $20 million expansion of San Luis Obispo County's Juvenile Hall.
The facility is located on Highway 1, not far from the Cuesta College campus and Camp San Luis Obispo.
The project will add 20 new sleeping rooms, three classrooms, a mental health treatment office, two interview/counseling rooms, a multipurpose gymnasium, staff bathrooms, male and female staff locker rooms, a training/conference room, and staff offices to the existing structure.
A pair of Cal Poly Mechanical Engineering alums are the winners of this year's Tech Pitch competition held last night at the Alex Madonna Expo Center in San Luis Obispo.
It was 22-year-old Justin Russo who gave the presentation for his company's removable LiftGator device designed for pickup trucks. He runs Superior Solutions Manufacturing with fellow Cal Poly grad Marty Affentranger. Their device is a product out of the HotHouse incubator. The Lift Gator makes it easy to load heavy items into truck beds.