Wednesday, November 25th, 2015


Fatal Car Accident in Paso Robles


On November 22, at approximately 8:44 PM, the Paso Robles Police Department and Fire Personnel responded to Airport Road just north of Highway 46 East for a report of a fatal single vehicle collision. Police officers and Emergency Services personnel arrived and located a 51 year old Paso Robles resident, Mark Steven Portney, deceased as a result of this collision. …

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No Injuries in Santa Maria Garage Fire


There was a garage fire in Santa Maria yesterday afternoon. Flames also spread to the attic and fire officials say solar panels on the roof made the removal of hot gases from the attic dangerous. The fire was knocked down in about 10 minutes.   The fire on the 3100 block of Frosty Way was apparently started by extension cords and …

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Capps Will Help Serve Food at the Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Turkey Dinner

This week, Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) will help serve food to area residents at the Boys & Girls Club Thanksgiving Dinner on Tuesday evening and at the 7th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner hosted by the Organic Soup Kitchen on Thursday. The Boys & Girls Club dinner will serve over 200 people while the Organic Soup Kitchen is planning to provide …

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Man Arrested After Stabbing Another Man During a Fight


On November 21, at approximately 01:20 AM, 27-year-old Shiloh Ferreira from SLO confronted a group of six males. Suspect Ferreira started to physically assault one of the males. The victim’s friends came to his aid and attempted to break up the fight. The suspect pulled out a razor and stabbed the victim before fleeing southbound on Broad Street. The victim’s …

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SLO Jury Finds Man Guilty of Human Trafficking


A San Luis Obispo County Jury Friday found Richard Scott Brooks, 40, a transient from San Francisco, guilty of human trafficking of a minor by using force or fear and also found Brooks guilty of eighteen (18) additional sex crimes that include rape, sodomy, pimping, and oral copulation against the same under age victim. Human trafficking of a minor by …

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Subject in Carpenteria Standoff Found Dead


Last week Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a possible break in at a business on La Patera Lane in Goleta and a stolen vehicle.  An employee arrived at work finding the back door to the business had been broken into and a work truck was missing.  About an hour later   the business owner called 9-1-1 …

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Woman Stabbed Last Night in Cayucos


Yesterday, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a woman who had been assaulted with a deadly weapon in the 70 block of 4th Street in Cayucos. When Deputies arrived, the 49-year-old female victim reported she had been stabbed in the back with a knife and the male suspect had left the area on foot. Deputies began searching for the …

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One Man to Remain Behind Bars 40 Years After Kidnapping Bus Full of School Children


The last of the three men serving time in prison for kidnapping a bus full of school children from Chowchilla nearly 40 years ago will remain behind bars.  The Board of Parole has denied parole to 61-year-old Frederick Woods for the 1976 kidnapping in which he and two other men abducted the children and their bus driver, drove them to …

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Dead and Dying Trees Pose Significant Fire Risk


As the drought persists, dead and dying trees in San Luis Obispo County pose a significant public safety threat, County officials reported on Tuesday. The epidemic levels of tree die-off create a serious fire and safety hazard and, even if the County receives normal or above rainfall this winter, dead trees will continue to pose major threats to public safety. …

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Dawn Ortiz-Legg Launches Campaign for State Assembly


Local Central Coast solar energy developer and businesswoman Dawn Ortiz-Legg has launched a campaign for the State Assembly.  Known for her multi-year dedication to the three large infrastructure energy projects in the district, Ortiz-Legg is an advocate for smart business growth and an environmental balance.  An active member of her community for 23 years, Dawn Ortiz-Legg understands the challenge facing …

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