Sunday, July 24th, 2016


Suspects Arrested in Operation Matador Appeared in Court Last Week


15 suspects appear in Santa Maria court late last week.  They are all accused of being members of the MS-13 gang. Friday, all 15 pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit murder charges. They’ll be back on court on Thursday in Santa Maria. A 16th suspect is in Ohio, awaiting extradition to California.

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Missing Person in Pismo Beach


A person who jumped off the Pismo Beach Pier Saturday morning, remains missing. Around 10 Saturday night, someone jumped into the water from the pier. Pismo Beach fire, police, state parks officials and the Coast Guard searched the water, but found no trace. Police say the tide mostly likely carried the person’s body south from where he jumped into the …

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Hiker Had to be Rescued After Being Trapped by High Tide


A hiker trapped by high tide water was rescued from the Guadalupe Dunes Saturday afternoon. Santa Barbara County Fire and the Guadalupe Fire Department rescued the man around 1 Saturday afternoon. He was hoisted by helicopter to a safe location. Fire Officials ask that you check the forecast to ascertain when it is safe to go near the water so …

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Possible New Food Bank in SLO


The capital campaign continues to raise money for the new food bank in San Luis Obsipo. The nourish our future campaign has raised $700,000.  They need to raise another 1.8 million to reach their goal of $2.5 million. The new plant to go up near the San Luis Obispo Airport.  It will greatly enhance the food bank’s effort to provide …

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Today in Sports


The Cal Poly baseball team loses the final game of a three game series with Sacramento State, 3-2 yesterday.  The Mustangs won the first two games Saturday in Sacramento. The Mustangs improve to 13-6 for the season. Over the weekend, the Cal Poly softball team lost three of four games at the San Diego Classic. The Mustangs beat Seattle 6-1, …

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St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Started Early Yesterday


On St. Patrick’s Day yesterday, hundreds of Cal Poly students and other young people celebrated Irish culture by drinking green beer and other liquor at local pubs in downtown San Luis Obispo.  Many arrived at bars like McCarthy’s, when the doors opened at 5:30 yesterday morning. Police were out in force to arrest those who were publicly intoxicated.  No word …

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Demonstrators Protest in Favor of Green Nuclear Power Yesterday


A St Patrick’s Day protest yesterday in downtown San Luis Obispo for the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. Dr. Gene Nelson, one of the protestors wearing green shirts yesterday outside the county government center, says the demonstrators protest in favor of green nuclear power every year on St. Patrick’s Day. They also support relicensing of the power plant, which provides …

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Homeless Man Arrested for Starting a Fire At A Gas Station


A homeless man arrested for starting a fire at the Shell station on Madonna Road early yesterday. The fire did not cause any damage and burned out on its own. Surveillance video  showed 28-year-old Daniel Francisco Delgado starting the fire. He was already in the county jail when police identified him, having been arrested a couple hours after the fire …

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Santa Maria Police Step Up to Protect Pedestrians and Cyclists


Santa Maria police are stepping up enforcement of laws to protect pedestrians and cyclists. In the past three years, more than 300 injury accidents involved pedestrians and people on bicycles.  11 of those crashes were fatal. For the next seven months, the Santa Maria police department will be watching for drivers making illegal turns, failing to stop and failing to …

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Team Lexi Gets More Support


Another manifestation of support for a 12-year-old Santa Maria girl battling cancer. Orcutt burgers is selling “Team Lexi” t-shirts with proceeds going to Lexi’s family to help defray the cost of her medical treatment. The shirts are $25 each. There will also be a fundraiser tomorrow evening at St. Luis de Montfort Chruch in Orcutt. Gets underway at six tomorrow …

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