Friday, July 29th, 2016


Oceano Man Threatens Police With Knife


An Oceano man threatened police officers with a knife Monday morning.  At around 3:45am, Grover Beach Police responded to a disturbance call at a residence on Ramona Ave.  When officers arrived, they found Eugenio Zamorasierra at the front door.  When officers ordered Zamorasierra to show his hands, he would not comply.  After repeated commands, Zamorasierra started walking towards the officers …

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Brief Standoff With Police


A pursuit in Pismo Beach ended with a brief standoff with police Monday night.  Police had tracked down a suspect who had tried to cash a counterfeit tax refund check at a Morro Bay liquor store.  The suspect, Richard Joseph Sams already had a previous warrant out for his arrest for a similar crime.  At around 7pm, police located Sams …

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Make Change Count Program Ending


Today, the Directed Giving Campaign Committee through the “Make Change Count” donation station program will present a check to the Friends of Prado to help support local social services.  Back in April of 2014, as part of a two year pilot program, the City of San Luis Obispo installed 7 specially marked Donation Stations throughout downtown. These meters allow folks …

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Police Search For Double Homicide Suspect In Paso


The Paso Robles Police Department continues to assist Clovis PD with locating: Dave McCann – the suspect in a double homicide.  McCann is still at large but Detectives say he is possibly still in the Paso Robles area riding a grey/tan 15-speed mountain bicycle, with disc brakes, and a small tool kit under the seat.  Clovis PD believe McCann is …

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SLO Transit Public Meeting Set


SLO Transit will be holding a City Mass Transportation Committee (MTC) meeting on Wednesday, May 11th at 2:30 PM at the City Hall Council Hearing Room.  The meeting is open to the public – – Attendees will have an opportunity to review the public comments submitted in response to the SLO Transit Short Range Transit Plan. The SRTP is a …

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Center Named After CAPSLO Board Member


Santos Arrona, CAPSLO’s longest-serving board member, was honored Friday when the Atascadero Head Start Center was named after him.  The center which provides child development programs–was officially named the Santos Arrona Head Start Center.  Santos has served on the CAPSLO board for 23 years, longer than any other member.  CAPSLO’s Head Start programs increase school readiness of young children in …

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CHP Pursuit Through SLO County


A driver  was arrested Thursday night after leading CHP officers on a pursuit from the five cities area through SLO and into Santa Margarita.  The pursuit started in Pismo Beach around 10pm when police attempted to stop the driver for failing to yield.  The chase ensued onto northbound Highway 101, moving through San Luis Obispo and came to an end …

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Purple Ribbons To Honor Lexi Brown


To honor the memory of 12 year old Lexi Brown, who lost her battle to cancer earlier this week, folks are putting up purple ribbons around the Santa Maria Valley area.  The ribbons have been put up on light posts and fences; even police officers in the area may be seen wearing purple ribbons.  Purple was Lexi’s favorite color.

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City Officials Get Bonus


The San Luis Obispo City Council approved a one-time $5,000 bonus for City Manager Katie Lichtig and City Attorney Christine Dietrick during Tuesday’s meeting.  The council voted 4 to 1 in favor.  The bonuses were based on a job performance review by an independent consultant.  According to the public record, Lichtig currently makes $300,000 a year; Dietrick makes about $275,000 …

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Pismo PD Officers Get Raises


Pismo Beach Police officers got a 5% pay increase this week.  The increase was approved by Pismo Beach City Council back on Tuesday during their meeting.  City officials say the pay raise was necessary to address the high turnover rate Pismo Beach PD has had lately – as officers have been leaving for better pay elsewhere.

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