Friday, July 29th, 2016


Judge Upholds Murder Charge Against Illegal Alien


A judge upholds a murder charge against an illegal alien who shot and killed a Cal Poly graduate as she walked with her father on Pier 14 last summer. 32-year-old Kate Steinle was shot dead by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, who had entered the US illegally five times. Shortly before the shooting, Lopez-Sanchez was transported to San Francisco to face drug …

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Santa Maria Teachers Demonstrate at District Board Meeting


Last night, about 100 school teachers demonstrated at the school district’s board meeting. Negotiations in the Santa Maria school district are deadlocked. Union leaders say teachers want a pay raise of 12% over the next two years. The district is offering a four percent “ongoing raise.” A fact finding hearing has been scheduled for May 5th. Teacher plan to meet …

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Today in Sports


The Cal Poly Mustang baseball team loses to Cal 7-1. The Mustangs gave up 6 runs in the 4th inning because of a two-out error which allowed 5 unearned runs. The Mustangs fall to 19-12 for the season. The Cal Bears improve to 20-9. At Cuesta College, the women’s softball team split a double header with Moorpark. The Cougars won …

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SLO Police Cracking Down on Distracted Driving


The San Luis Obispo Police Department cracking down on it this month. Sergeant John Vilanti says they’re concerned about your safety. So be advised, this month, San Luis Obispo Police watching for distracted drivers. Good reason to improve your driving habits.

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Local Government Meetings


Tonight, the Atascadero City Council will revisit the municipal ordinance change on medical marijuana. They will also discuss a weed abatement program. They’ll discuss a sales tax measure and the general plan and housing element progress. Grover Breach City Council will discuss traffic calming. Morro Bay City council will discuss the harbor advisory board recommendation for the city to promote …

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Black Lives Matter Banner Back at Unitarian Church


The Black Lives Matter banner is back on the Unitarian Church in San Luis. Twice before, the banner has been removed. This time, the reverend Rod Richards says it’s secured with many bolts. The banner is now placed above another banner proclaiming, standing on the side of love. A public dedication of Black Lives Matter banner will be held May …

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Three Fatal Shootings in Oakland


In Oakland, three fatal shooting in 24 hours. Two men and a woman killed in three separate shootings. The woman is identified as 30-year-old Lakeya Venson.  She was shot and killed while outside a relative’s east Oakland home. The two male victims have not been identified. One man was shot near the Fruitvale Bart station. A 30-year-old man was killed …

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Investigation Continues in Road Rage Shooting


The investigation continues into the road rage shooting of former New Orleans Saint Will Smith. Smith was shot to death by Cordell Hayes, whose Hummer rear-ended Smith’s Mercedes Benz. An argument ensued between the two men following the accident.  Hayes pulled a hand gun on Smith and shot him several times in the chest.  Police say Hayes was involved in …

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Santa Barbara Sheriff Wants to Close Santa Maria Jail


Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown says he wants to close the Santa Maria branch jail. The intent is to save money. Santa Maria officials are opposed to the proposal. County Supervisor Peter Adam raises concerns over the idea. Brown says it would save the county nearly $1 million. Supervisor Adam says it’s not the way to balance the budget. …

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Dunkin Donuts Coming to Central Coast


Dunkin Donuts is opening on the Central Coast. New franchise owns plan to open five Dunkin’ Donuts outlets on the Central Coast. The first will open by the end of the year in Santa Maria. Owners Glen and Kirsten Tharp have secured a space in Santa Maria.  They say they’ll hire about two dozen employees at each store.

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