Overturned Oil Tanker Spills Thousands of Gallons Near Central Coast ReservoirA tanker truck overturned Saturday, spilling up to 6,000 gallons of crude oil into the Cuyama River which flows into Twitchell Reservoir near the Central Coast city of Santa Maria.
Central Coast Farm Linked To E. Coli Outbreak Recalls Cauliflower, LettuceA farm on California's Central Coast linked to the massive E. coli outbreak involving romaine lettuce announced a recall of cauliflower and other types of lettuce it also grows over contamination concerns.
Central Coast Boy Safe, Father Killed After Mom's Slaying Spurs Amber AlertLos Angeles police shot and killed a man suspected in the murder of his estranged wife and the abduction of his 9-year-old son, who was found with his father but was unharmed, authorities said.
Santa Maria Slaying Triggers Amber AlertA statewide Amber Alert was issued Tuesday morning for a 9-year-old boy who was abducted after a fatal shooting in Santa Maria, authorities said.
Oakland Homicide Suspect Shoots Himself During Central Coast StandoffThe suspect in a fatal shooting in East Oakland on Thursday morning has been admitted to a hospital in Santa Barbara County with a self-inflicted gunshot wound following a standoff with officers there Friday.
Man Claims Castro Made Him Hijack Chopper At Yuba County AirportA 20-year-old Santa Maria man is behind bars Saturday after he allegedly tried to hijack a helicopter at the Yuba County Airport.