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Santa Barbara

Police unveil civilian schooling dates, terms

LOMPOC — K-9 and SWAT operations, narcotics investigations, criminal law, and patrol procedures may be standard fare for the men and women of Lompoc’s police force, but rarely does the

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara gangsters sentenced

SANTA BARBARA — Superior court Judge Frank Ochoa sentenced a notorious trio of Santa Barbara’s Eastside gang members Monday to nearly 57 years of combined prison time following their trial

Santa Barbara

Illegal alcohol sales to minors net repeat offenders

SANTA BARBARA — Federal authorities acting under the auspices of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control conducted a minor decoy operation in Santa Barbara County Saturday and have issued citations

Celebrity News Orange

Lifelong jewelry thief arrested; to be played by Halle Berry in upcoming film

COSTA MESA — A 79-year-old woman who made a career of stealing jewelry from unsuspecting jewelry store clerks — and whose story will be told in an upcoming film starring


Double-murder suspect apprehended after 18 years on the run

SACRAMENTO — A double-murder suspect who has been on the run for 18 years was apprehended by police in Pennsylvania earlier this month, Sacramento authorities said Tuesday. Ricky Van Tran,


Police release composite sketch in Sacramento sexual assault

SACRAMENTO — Police have released a composite sketch the man responsible for a sexual assault near Jacinto Creek Park nearly a month ago. Around 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 29, 2009,

El Dorado

Transient suspected of shooting down fellow homeless camp resident

PLACERVILLE — A dispute over property is suspected as the motive behind the deadly shooting of one transient by another Sunday afternoon. El Dorado sheriff’s officials on Monday announced the

El Dorado

Suspected burglars linked to multiple residential crimes

EL DORADO HILLS — An alert neighbor helped authorities bust up a home burglary in progress after spotting an open garage door Wednesday morning. Around 5 a.m. Wednesday, the caller

San Bernardino

Robbery suspect nabbed after fake story

REDLANDS – A 30-year-old manager of a Jack-In-The-Box restaurant was arrested by police for falsely reporting a carjacking and kidnapping, and having robbed the cash deposits. Monica Cazares of San


Weekend shooting leaves Sacto man dead, open investigation

SACRAMENTO — Police is investigating an overnight shooting that left a man dead early Saturday morning. At 1:33 a.m. Saturday, police officers responded to the area of Dixieanne Avenue and