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Woman That Was Killed in Lompoc is Identified

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The woman who was shot and killed at a residence in Lompoc Monday night has been identified as 37-year-old Rebecca Maxine Yap. She was allegedly shot by 64-year-old Clay Martin Burt Murray, who was at the home on the 300 block of N. Daisy Street when police arrived. Yap was still conscious but died at a hospital later on. Yap identified the shooter as Murray before she died. Murray was arrested and booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on suspicion of murder.

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Voter Registration Deadline is Approaching

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As preparations for the General Election continue, voters are reminded that Monday, October 20, 2014 is the last day to register to vote. Voters who have moved or changed their name must complete a new voter registration. Voter registrations must be postmarked or received in the County Clerk-Recorder’s office by October 20th for voters to be eligible to vote on November 4th. Voters can also now use the California online voter registration system available at www.slovote.com to register to vote up until midnight on October 20th. Any voter registering by this deadline will receive a postcard with their polling place location. They will not receive the sample ballot booklet issued by the County or the state voter guide, however both of these publications are available on the respecti Read More »

Highway 41 Closures Next Week

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Highway 41 will be fully closed in both directions from the Highway 46 East/Highway 41 Interchange in Cholame to State Route 33 in Kings County on Wednesday, October 22 from 8 am to 6 pm for highway maintenance work which will include mowing, shoulder repair, sweeping, pavement crack sealing and delineation repairs. Motorists may use the following detours during this one-day project: motorists headed northbound will continue on Highway 46 East to State Route 33 to Highway 41; motorists headed southbound on Highway 41 will detour to State Route 33 to Highway 46 East; Kecks Road at Hwy. 46 East will be closed to all motorists during this road work. This detour will add an additional 27 miles/minutes to the regular commute for a total of a 50 mile detour.  Message boards have been acti Read More »

Sex Offender Arrested for Parole Violation

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On October 14 at approximately 8 o’clock, an alert citizen near Sinsheimer Elementary School noticed a suspicious male walking in front of the school. The citizen recognized the subject as Robert Menendez who is a PC 290, registered sex offender. This citizen printed a photo of Menendez on the Megan’s Law Website and confirmed the subject was in fact Menendez. The San Luis Obispo Police Department and State Parole Office were notified of Menendez’s whereabouts. He was last seen in the area of Augusta and Laurel Lane.

On October 13, 2014 Menendez failed to show up for his scheduled parole meeting in violation of his parole agreement. Detectives with the San Luis Obispo Police Department assisted Parole Agents in searching for Menendez. At approximately 2:30 pm Menendez wa Read More »

Halloween Sailing Trip With ECOSLO

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Join The Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo (ECOSLO) for a fun sailing trip on Halloween.  Sail aboard the Chablis Riverboat stationed in Morro Bay from 6 to 8 pm on Halloween, October 31st (costumes are not required).

This event focuses on the State of the Oceans, and features speakers from The Surfrider Foundation, Clean Oceans Competition, and the Morro Bay fishing industry who will speak about sustainability of our local fishery. The speaker’s presentations will be followed by a Q&A. There will be plenty of time to mingle and to simply enjoy the sailing and the company of others.  ECOSLO will provide food and non-alcoholic drinks.  A no-host bar will have beer and wine available. ECOSLO has planned 6 events for the next year: each will address a different en Read More »

Two Brush Fires Yesterday

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At approximately 12:30 am on 10/13/14 the San Luis Obispo City Fire Department (SLOFD) responded to a report of 2 separate fires burning in the vegetation along the Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way just North of Orcutt Rd.  The first 2 arriving Engine companies found a 500 sq.ft. area of vegetation burning, and another railroad maintenance debris pile burning a few hundred yards away.  As units were extinguishing those known locations, an additional set of fires were reported burning near Sinsheimer Stadium.  An 3rd Engine company responded and found 2 trash bins burning at separate locations within the complex.  As these locations were brought under control, a fourth location with 2 fires burning was found in the eucalyptus-lined creek that runs along the South side of the sc Read More »

League of Women Voters Announce Board of Directors

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The League of Women Voters of San Luis Obispo County recently announced Officers and Board of Directors for the 2014 – 2015 program year.  Officers are: Marilee Hyman of Shell Beach, President, Sharon Kimball of Avila Beach, 1st Vice President, Vera Wallen of Cayucos, 2nd Vice President, Mary Beth Armstrong of Avila Beach, Treasurer, and Vallerie Steenson of San Luis Obispo, Secretary.  Members of the Board of Directors are: Alice Bunker of San Luis Obispo, Jean Chinnici of Cambria, Patti Dale of Morro Bay, and Carrie Pardo of Los Osos.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government.  The League has been busy this fall with voter registration drives, candidate forums, and Read More »

Santa Maria Police Look for Bank Robbers

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Santa Maria police are looking for two and possibly three bank robbers who may have committed a total of ten armed robberies in the area in the past two weeks. The latest two occurred this past Saturday night at convenience stores in Orcutt and Santa Maria.  Police continue to investigate.

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Early Warning System Testing

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The Early Warning System sirens around SLO County will be tested today and tomorrow. Each of the 131 sirens will sound for just a few seconds. The sirens cover an area from Cayucos to Nipomo and are intended to be used in the case of a variety of natural or man-made disasters.

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Motorcycle Accident Lands One Man in Hospital

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At about 1:27 p.m., yesterday, the Grover Beach Police Department received a 911 call reporting a motorcycle vs. vehicle collision in the area of N.4th St. / Atlantic City Ave. Grover Beach Police Officers, Firefighters and San Luis Ambulance paramedics responded to the scene where they located a 2006 Kawasaki motorcycle had collided with a 1985 Volkswagen Van.

The male motorcyclist driver was suffering from debilitating injuries; he was extricated from being partially underneath the vehicle by the emergency responders. The male was transported to the Arroyo Grande Community Hospital for treatment and later to Marian Medical Hospital. The motorcycle driven was a total loss. The occupants in the vehicle were not injured.  A cause for the collision is still under investigation Read More »

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