Tuesday, July 26th, 2016


Hometown Hero Loses Battle Against Cancer


Heartbreaking news out of Santa Maria, Lexi Brown, the 12-year-old girl whose courageous battle with cancer inspired countless others in our community and across the country, has died.  It was confirmed Wednesday that Lexi had passed away while returning from a trip to France with her mother.  Lexi was diagnosed with fibroblastic sarcoma, a cancer of the connective tissue.  In …

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Downtown SLO Development Halted


The proposal to build two, 75-foot tall buildings in downtown SLO at Monterey and Santa Rosa has been suspended.  The building plan included a hotel, retail space, parking structure, and affordable housing.  Construction already began at the site. Many SLO community leaders voiced their concerns about the building project saying the 75-foot-high buildings would obstruct the view of the surrounding …

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Orcutt Woman To Be Jailed On Child Abduction Charges


Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced Wednesday that Michelle Christine Gibbs pled to one felony count Child Abduction. The Orcutt woman accused of running away with her children to Mexico last year will be jailed and put on felony probation.  Gibbs and her two young girls went missing back in February last year shortly after a child …

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Morro Bay Car Show


Hey you like classic cars?  Well, the 20th Annual Morro Bay Car Show starts Thursday May 5th and runs through Sunday May 8th.  There’ll be food, music, and of course tons of classic cars to check out.  The event kicks off at 5pm Thursday afternoon.  Tickets are on sale at morrobaycarshow.org

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Lenny Jones Sentenced to 14 Years


Lenny Jones, the 2014 Arroyo Grande Citizen of the Year, was sentenced in court yesterday for child molestation. He will serve 14 years and 8 months in prison and will be registered as a sex offender.  Jones was arrested last year after taking explicit photos of a three-year-old boy and molesting three girls at a children’s birthday party at his …

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SLOPD Prepares for Cinco De Mayo


As folks get ready for their Cinco De Mayo celebrations tomorrow, the San Luis Obispo Police Department is continuing its ongoing efforts to stop and arrest impaired drivers.  SLO PD will be deploying extra officers on DUI saturation patrols this Thursday evening. The DUI saturation patrol operation will start Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. and end at 3:00 a.m. Friday …

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SLO County in Need of More Foster Homes


The need for more foster homes in San Luis Obispo County is at an all-time high. There are currently 351 children in San Luis Obispo County in Foster Care, but only 164 approved foster homes. In an effort to increase the number of foster homes to meet the needs of children and youth in our community, the Department of Social …

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High Speed Pursuit Stopped in SLO County


A high speed pursuit that started in Monterey County and resulted in several crashes was stopped Monday night by CHP officers just past the San Luis Obispo County Line.  The pursuit began at 6:25pm on Highway 101 north of Soledad and was eventually stopped around 7:30pm in San Miguel.  Reaching speeds of more than 100 miles an hour, The driver …

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Small Grass Fire in Gaviota


A three-acre grass fire broke out along Highway 101 near Mariposa Reina in Gaviota around 6:45 yesterday morning.  Due to the fire’s close proximity to a fire station, crews were able to quickly contain the blaze within 20 minutes.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Cal Poly Students Protest Tuition Hikes


A gathering of Cal Poly students held a protest yesterday against tuition hikes. The dozens of protesters wore all black clothing, waved signs chanting: “the death of the CSU.”  They say the California State University Board of Trustees may end a four-year hold on tuition increases due to inflation. The protestors are demanding a moratorium on tuition raises.

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