A truck hauling a double trailer knocked down a utility pole at 8:47 yesterday morning in Arroyo Grande, closing both lanes of Los Berros Road until 10 last night and be closed again this morning at 9 in order for the scene to be cleared. The driver of the tractor-trailer was hospitalized with minor injuries. The truck was traveling at an unsafe speed and the driver misjudged a curve, causing the truck to overturn on the roadway, strike a pole and a tree and travel down an embankment. The collision with the utility pole caused the cable and phone lines to hit a second vehicle, but the driver was unhurt. The CHP is requesting motorists use an alternate route.Read More »
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A commercial burglary took place in Morro Bay on Monday at around 3:30 a.m. An unknown subject forced his way into a closed business and stole a safe. The suspect is believed to be an adult male wearing a dark blue hoodie, dark pants and black shoes. The business is reporting a $7000 loss from the robbery. Contact the Morro Bay Police Department if you have any information on the incident.Read More »
UCSB has called today a “Day of Mourning and Reflection” and classes have been cancelled to give students time to grieve from the shooting in Isla Vista on Friday. A memorial will be held for the victims at 4 p.m. at Harder Stadium. UC president Janet Napolitano has reassured students that on-campus resources will be increased for those affected by the shooting.
The shooting spree occurred at 9:30 Friday evening when a Santa Barbara City College student allegedly murdered six people and injured 13 others. The shooter, identified as Elliot Rodger, stabbed and killed three people in his apartment complex, who have been identified as Rodger’s roommate Cheng Hong, George Chen and Weihan Read More »
A Canoga Park man was arrested yesterday morning in Santa Maria for burglary and arson. Local business security personnel called 911 and reported a man had shattered a window and opened a door into one of the building’s offices. Police surrounded the place and ordered anyone inside to come out, and shortly after Isael Vasquez surrendered without incident. Vasquez attempted to light a fire inside the building. He is currently in Santa Barbara County Jail with bail set at $50,000.Read More »
Cal Poly will be hosting an NCAA Regional for the first time in NCAA I history. The Big West champion Mustangs, which set a school record for posting a 45-10 record in the regular season, will be hosting four games Friday-Monday at Baggette Stadium. Cal Poly will be hosting Sacramento State, Arizona State and Pepperdine. Cal Poly will face-off against Sacramento State, and the winner will go on to play against the winner of the Arizona State/Pepperdine matchup. The winner of the SLO Regionals will face the winner of the Fort Worth Regionals.Read More »
SLO City Council candidate Eric Meyer has announced that he is dropping out of the race. Meyer, an entrepreneur and former city planning commissioner, said in a letter to supporters that friendship means more to him that political aspirations.
Three council seats are up for election in November. Mayor Jan Marx and Councilwoman Carlyn Christiansen will seek re-election, while Councilwoman Kathy Smith will not seek re-election. Two other candidates have declared their candidacy for city council, Gordon Muller a financial planner with Zuk Financial Group and Daniel Gano, executive director of UK nonprofit LINK.Read More »
San Luis Obispo Police Officers say they arrested Morro Bay resident Eric Abril, who was charged for robbing The Sub. At 8:30 last night, police received a report that one of the employees was assaulted. The unidentified victim was found with significant facial injuries from being kicked in the head. The employee was hospitalized.
Police found a man who matched the suspect description hiding in the bushes on Higuera and Marsh Street, tried to talk to him but he ran away. SLOPD told KVEC Morning News that the man was running through the creek. SLOPD, Sheriff’s K-9 Investigation and Cal Poly University Police chased him for 20 minutes before they caught him at the U.S. Post Office on Dalidio Read More »
The 13-year-old Atascadero boy missing since Monday morning was found yesterday afternoon and is reunited with his grandparents. Jeremiah Austin Valdez was found at a local junior high school after making Facebook posts and contacting someone at the school, who contacted the police. It was not immediately clear where the juvenile had been since Monday.
Illuminate: Spring Dance Concert in SLO
Great Western Bike Rally in Paso Robles
28th Annual Festival of Beers in SLO
Cal Poly Early Music Ensemble
Memorial Day Celebration on Pismo Beach Pier
Lost at Sea Memorial Day Service in Cayucos
Avila Beach Blues Festival
The 31st annual Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival starts Saturday and runs through Sunday. Guests can enjoy live entertainment, carnival games, and plenty of strawberries. Arroyo Grande police say the event attracts crowds of up to 100,000 people, so police are closing streets, creating detours and designated parking areas, and providing transportation to visitors. Free bus transportation to the festival picks up at the Saint Patrick's Catholic School on Rodeo Drive at West Branch Street, as well as the Arroyo Grande High School parking lot on Fair Oaks Avenue and Valley Road.