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Authorities are now identifying a Central Coast woman found dead in her home under what investigators are calling suspicious circumstances.

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the home of 100 block of Tefft Street in Nipomo Wednesday afternoon.  They found the body of 68 year old Debra Glenn.

An autopsy has been conducted, but detectives aren’t talking about what they think happened, or why they are calling the death suspicious.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases on the Central and South Coasts is approaching the three thousand mark. We currently stand at 2996 cases.  Ventura County has 1,078, Santa Barbara County 1649, and San Luis Obispo County 269.

Some of the state’s congressional leaders are pushing the federal government to do more about the coronavirus outbreak at the federal prison complex in Santa Barbara County which has left three people dead.

More than a thousand inmates and staff members at the complex outside of Lompoc have tested positive for the virus.   Three inmates have died.

The death of an African American man at the hands of Minneapolis Police has prompted protests around the country, some of which have turned violent.

Santa Barbara Police Chief Lori Luhnow issued a statement condemning the death of George Floyd. She says she is deeply disturbed by the death, which she called preventable.

The number of diagnosed coronavirus cases on the Central and South Coasts is now approaching the three thousand mark.

The total for the region is 2965.

With most businesses on the Central and South Coasts closed by the coronavirus crisis and many people staying at home, a number of communities in the region eased parking regulations.

But with the reopening process underway, some communities are putting parking rules back into effect. 

Crews spent the day cleaning up a stinky, smelly mess in a Ventura County community after a sewer line apparently started leaking.

A Ventura County woman is dead following a mobile home fire.

Ventura County firefighters were called to a remote area of the Santa Susana Knolls outside of Simi Valley Wednesday afternoon by reports of a brush fire.

Authorities are hoping an autopsy may shed some light on what they are calling the suspicious death of a woman on the Central Coast.

The 2020 California Mid-State Fair is the latest event on the Central and South Coasts cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis. The fair had been set to take place July 22nd through August 2nd in Paso Robles.

(Santa Barbara County Fire Department photo)

A Santa Barbara County bus driver who pled guilty to charges she was under the influence of drugs when she crashed, injuring several people has been sentenced to state prison.

The number of diagnosed coronavirus cases on the Central and South Coasts now tops the 2900 mark.

Just under 50 new cases were reported in the region Wednesday, bringing the total to 2928.  

It’s been a stressful time on the Central and South Coasts, as we face concerns like trying to stay healthy, and worry about money. 

But parents of children face an extra issue:  The mental health of their kids.

A band is playing on State Street in downtown Santa Barbara.  Hundreds of people walk up and down the street.  It’s dusk, and business is booming at some restaurants on the 500 block of State Street.

A Central Coast resort has announced its reopening plans.  The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians will reopen the Chumash Casino Resort will reopen June 10th.

There will be a number of measures in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus.  

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