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Santa Barbara News-Press , 27 May 2006

Barney Brantingham

Sarah Graham Linares wants to warn hikers who park on Tunnel Road below the Inspiration Point train that thieves are at work. "As we were returning an hour (after parking), we heard our car alarm go off and found that our car had been broken into - a rock through the window - and my purse stolen. Another lady also had her car broken into.

"I was surprised to hear from the sheriff's deputy that came to help us that this is fairly common." Another hiker had noticed a car with youths in gang attire, she said. Put your valuables in your trunk, Sarah advised.