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Arroyo Grande City Council Had Busy Night

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Busy night for A.G.’s City Council last night. Arroyo Grande’s City Manager Steve Adams resigned and in a closed door session, the City Council put him on paid administrative leave until his replacement can be found. Dozens of people packed Council Chambers last night, as members called a special meeting for independent investigators to present their findings. Investigators from the Sintra Group, a private investigation group from Oxnard. Say they found no evidence there was an inappropriate relationship between City Manager Steve Adams and his subordinate, Community Development Director Teresa McClish on July 3, when police officers surprised the two after hours in City Hall. The investigators added that, while their investigation failed to turn up any wrong doi Read More »

SB Search And Rescue Team Holding Final Recuitment Meeting

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team is holding its final recruitment meeting of the year Thursday night. The group uses specialized training equipment to handle emergencies including rock rescues, car accidents, plane crashes and water rescues. The Sheriff’s Office says the team is called to assist on evidence searches, provides medical support for large community events, and is the primary entity to coordinate and carry out evacuations during major disasters such as wildland fires. The meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. Thursday night on 66 S. San Antonio Road. For more information, you can go to www.sbcsar.org or you can also send an e-mail to join@sbcsar.net.
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Lompoc Community Has Opportunity to Meet New Police Chief

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Members of the Lompoc community have another opportunity to meet their new police chief today Pat Walsh will be holding another community meeting to discuss concerns Lompoc You can meet Chief Walsh at Trinity Nazarene Church, 500 East North Avenue, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. For questions about the event, call Sgt. Chuck Strange at (805) 875-8155
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Man Recently Released From Prison is Locked Up Again

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A man recently released from state prison is behind bars after police say he tried to steal a work truck. Santa Maria police arrested Antonino Alexis Hernandez after they responded to reports of a family disturbance shortly before 9 last night in the area of Betteravia and A Street. Police say several contractors working in the area detained Hernandez as he tried to steal a work truck. Officers say a worker was able to stop Hernandez by putting the truck in park. Hernandez was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail on suspicion of carjacking.
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Arroyo Grande Has A New Mayor

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For the first time in 12 years, the city of Arroyo Grande has a new mayor as of December 1. That would be Jim Hill, who defeated incumbent mayor Tony Ferrara by 95 votes as a write-in candidate. The unofficial vote count was released yesterday by the San Luis Obispo County-clerk Recorder’s office. Overall, Hill won with 3,090 votes over Ferrara’s 2,995.

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SLOPD Arrests Man for Allegedly Brandishing Box Cutter at Ralph’s

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Last night at approximately 7:13, SLO PD Officers responded to Ralph’s to investigate a brandishing and trespass. Suspect Daniel Marcom had been advised not to trespass at the store on a previous date for theft of alcohol.

Marcom was asked to leave the store, but he became upset and pulled a box cutter from his pocket. He brandished it at an employee. Several employees were able to separate the box cutter from Marcom, and detain him until police arrived.

Marcom was arrested for brandishing the box cutter at employees and for trespassing at the location. His bail was set at $2,000.

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Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit Raids Hash Oil Lab

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Last Week, members of the Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit served a search warrant at a home at 2209 Willow Road in rural Arroyo Grande. When Detectives entered the residence they discovered a butane honey oil conversion lab which converts marijuana into hash oil or “honey oil.” The extraction process uses parts of the marijuana plant that are low in THC content, and converts them to a more concentrated oil using butane gas in the process. This process is highly dangerous and can result in explosions. Three children, ages 15, 12 and 10 months old were located in the home.

The 10-month-old boy was found sleeping on a mattress which was on the floor in one of the bedrooms. The area surrounding the mattress was covered with various forms of marijuana, along with mariju Read More »

Drugs May Be to Blame for Deadly Head-on Crash

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Drugs may have involved in a deadly head-on crash in San Luis Obispo yesterday afternoon just after two on Foothill Boulevard. CHP says the driver of a Toyota Prius hit a Ford Escape. The driver of the Escape died from his injuries, according to CHP. The driver of the Prius has major injuries. Their names have yet to be released. The CHP is still investigating.

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Burglary Suspect Caught in Traffic Stop

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Last Friday morning, a Paso Robles Police Officer made a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 3300 block of Park Street for an observed traffic violation. Upon contact with the driver, Bradleigh Eugene Tabelin of Paso Robles, the Officer noticed drug paraphernalia in plain view inside the vehicle. Tabelin was placed under arrest for a misdemeanor violation of possession of drug paraphernalia. Prior to the vehicle being towed from the scene of the stop, officers discovered a loaded .45 cal semi-automatic handgun beneath the passenger seat. Additionally, officers located heroin and methamphetamine in the vehicle as well. Tabelin was later transported to County Jail on several felony charges.

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Man Arrested for Assault Gets Arrested Again

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Thursday the San Luis Obispo Police Department arrested Justin Edmund Pard in downtown San Luis Obispo after he assaulted a female employee at the Flip Flop Shop, located at 858 Higuera.  The attack was unprovoked and the victim sustained a bloody nose and bruising to her face.  Upon locating suspect Pard he was found to be in possession of a 10’ fixed blade knife.  Pard was arrested for battery and for carrying a concealed dirk of dagger which are both misdemeanors.  Pard released from County Jail with promise to appear in court. SLOPD is currently examining the circumstances surrounding Pard’s release to include information conveyed to the Sheriff’s Office by SLOPD’s transporting Officer.

Later that night the San Luis Obispo Police Department received a call fro Read More »

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