Monday, August 31st, 2015


Concerts in the Plaza


Celebrating 20 years, Concerts in the Plaza features the finest local musicians from 5 – 8 PM every Friday until September 11 in Mission Plaza in the heart of Downtown SLO! Get more info here    

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SLO-CAP Rolls Out New Branding


SLO-CAP rolls out new name and logo to reflect its core programs for the prevention of child abuse.   Center for Family Strengthening will continue to partner with family support organizations in SLO County to ensure that strong families are a community priority.  The new name change with logo is effective immediately.  “Child abuse is preventable by strengthening families and fostering healthy development of children…” said Lisa Fraser, Executive Director of Center for Family Strengthening.  “Our new name reflects this family strengthening approach for the prevention of child abuse.”

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Cal Poly Employee Diagnosed With Bacterial Meningitis


Two health notes for you. A Cal Poly employee has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis.  Cal Poly says the employee is being treated and that the university is “working closely with the County Public Health Department to identify employees with whom this person has been in contact and advise them on receiving preventive medical treatment.”  .And a possible case of measles has been reported in Santa Barbara County. The Santa Barbara County Health Department says more testing will need to be done.

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SLO County D.A. File’s Misdemeanor Complaint Charging Man With Vehicular Manslaughter


The SLO County D.A.’s office has announced the filing of a misdemeanor complaint charging Joseph Mondo of Paso Robles with Vehicular Manslaughter. The case arises out of an incident that occurred on November 28th, 2014, on Nacimiento Lake Rd west of Paso Robles.  It is alleged that Mr. Mondo struck and killed bicyclist Lee Hekyung Craig of Los Angeles, and severely injured another bicyclist, Lawrence Chong of Seal Beach.  Mr. Mondo is due to appear for arraignment on February 11, 2015, at 8:30 in Dept. 10.

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Officers Arrest Stabbing Suspect In SLO


On January 29, at approximately 1:09 am, SLOPD officers responded to the intersection of Broad and Industrial for a stabbing that had just occurred. Officers arrived to find the victim with a puncture wound to his abdomen. Daniel Allen and the victim are acquaintances but were not together prior to the attack. According to the victim and a witness, the attack was unprovoked and came without warning. The victim and a witness provided the name and a description of 43-year-old Allen stating he fled on foot prior to officers arriving. The victim was transported to Sierra Vista by ambulance where he was admitted for treatment.

Officers located Allen a short time later at the Edna Valley Shell station, Broad and Tank Farm. Allen was taken into custody without incident and was subsequently booked at the San Luis Obispo Coun

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Six People Targeted by Sharks in California Last Year


A new report from the Shark Research Committee finds that six people were targeted by sharks in the Golden State last year.  Organization spokesman Ralph Collier says the rise of unprovoked encounters is credited to the growing population. Only two surfers sustained injuries, and all of the attacks are believed to have involved great white sharks.

Two incidents occurred in San Luis Obispo County, while the other four were reported in Santa Barbara.  According to Collier, there have already been a handful of sightings since the beginning of the month.  In the past 15 years, there have been more than 80 attacks reported off the Pacific Coast.

Collier says the majority of unprovoked shark attacks off the Pacific Coast in California have involved great white sharks.

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Alleged Gang Member Arrested Last Night in Connection With Beating


Yesterday, members of the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Detail (SED) and Gang Task Force served high-risk search warrants and an arrest warrant for Federico Lazaro, 25, from Nipomo at two locations in the area. This operation was part of an ongoing investigation into a gang related incident on 1-22-15 in which a male victim had been severely beaten by several suspected gang members after confronting them for pouring beer on his car. Three of those suspects were arrested at the scene, and a fourth suspect was still outstanding. The victim was treated and released from a local hospital with serious injuries. Nine people were detained. Lozaro was not among those who were detained. He later surrendered and was arrested in the 100 block of W. Tefft Street in Nipomo. He was arre

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Man Allegedly Exposed Himself to Women in Paso Robles


On Monday, January 26, at approximately 9:03 PM, the PRPD received a report of an indecent exposure that had just occurred in the City Park at 1100 Spring Street.

The reporting parties were two adult females who had been walking together through the park closest to 12th Street. These two victims noticed the suspect walking towards them exposing himself.  The suspect then got into a vehicle parked nearby and drove off.

The suspect was described as a white male adult in his mid-30’s, six feet tall, medium build, bald or shaved head, full beard medium length, wearing a light blue charcoal colored zip up sweatshirt and khaki colored shorts.

The suspect’s vehicle was described as a white 4 door Toyota Prius with all black powder coated custom rims.


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Teachers Rallied for Salary Increase at Board Meeting


Teachers rallied for a bigger salary increase Tuesday night at the Lucia Mar Unified School District board meeting. They were there to protest the ongoing contract dispute. The district said it’s offering a two percent salary increase, but teachers want ten percent. Members also say their salaries are lower than surrounding districts and they want the school board to settle their contract and avoid a strike. The two sides are scheduled to meet with a neutral arbitrator on February 27th.

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Peaceful End to Standoff in Santa Maria


A man holding police at bay during a four hour standoff in Santa Maria was taken into custody peacefully about 9 last night. The suspect was wanted for a domestic violence warrant. SWAT was called out. Police fired tear gas into a mobile home near La Brea and A Street. The suspect surrendered and was taken to jail.

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