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Warrants Served in 1996 Disappearance of California Student

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Search warrants were served Wednesday at locations in California and Washington state in the investigation of the disappearance of college student Kristin Smart in 1996, authorities said. “The search warrants are limited in scope, and seal...

Commission Keeps Oceano Dunes Open to Off-Roaders For Now

Oceano Dunes on California’s central coast will remain open to off-road vehicles for at least another year. After several hours of often emotional testimony, the California Coastal Commission voted to reject staff recommendations to phase out off-roading at...