The San Luis Obispo City Planning Commission is holding a hearing on the land use and circulation elements update tomorrow. Back in January, the City Council endorsed a set of changes that council members will evaluate through the environmental review process. The city's General Plan is basically a blueprint for the city's future. In May, City officials invited the community to see some of the proposed changes at a future fair. City officials are trying to figure out how to deal with a growing population and adjust traffic within the city and on Highway 101.Read More »
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According to Detectives with the San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Office Sexual Assault Unit, A Nipomo man has been arrested for sexually assaulting a child under 10 years old. 66-year-old Adam Leija Aguirre of Nipomo was arrested just after noon on Monday.
Aguirre’s wife runs a small, unlicensed at the home but say they don't believe she was involved in the assault. The investigation is ongoing. A state agency that licenses daycare facilities has also begun their own investigation. The San Luis Obispo's Sheriff's Office is waiting for those results and is asking for the public's help to identify any other pos Read More »
Police say they are still looking for the man who robbed a Grover Beach bank yesterday morning. Just after 10:30 a.m., Grover Beach police say a man entered the back entrance of Rabobank at 899 W. Grand Avenue, waited in line to see a bank teller, displayed a black semi-automatic pistol, then fled through the front door with an undisclosed amount of money.
Police are looking for an Asian man, 5 ft. 6 in. to 5 ft. 9 in. in height and approximately 150 pounds. They say he was wearing a gray hoodie, dark baseball cap and blue jeans that were dirty. He also had a mustache and salt-and-pepper goatee that was an inch to two inches long. Anyone with information about this case is urged to call the G Read More »
A travel-trailer at a Pismo Beach trailer park was damaged in a fire early Tuesday morning. No one was inside the 40-foot fifth wheel when the blaze was reported at 2:19 a.m., according to Cal Fire. The trailer was in spot 119 at the Holiday RV Park at 100 South Dolliver Street. Firefighters controlled the blaze at 2:34 a.m. The fire caused approximately $50,000 in damage to the trailer, according to Cal Fire. Two nearby RVs were also damaged. No one was injured in the fire. The cause is still under investigation.Read More »
Toady PG&E will begin upgrading the Early Warning System. They will be replacing components on each of the 131 sirens throughout San Luis Obispo county. The sirens will remain operational throughout the project, which should be completed in August. The Early Warning System sirens are used to alert the community of any local emergency.Read More »
A small plane crashed Saturday in Templeton, taking the lives of two Paso Robles men. Witnesses say the men were taking off in a single engine piper cub airplane Saturday morning from a private airstrip in the 5100 block of Vineyard Drive in Templeton. They say that it was clear there was something wrong. The plane took off and started banking right; it continued flying in a circular pattern until it spiraled downward, crashing into the ground. Family members, friends and a community are mourning the loss of the men tragically killed. The San Luis Obispo's Sheriff's Office identified the victims as 82-year-old Robert Berg and 66-year-old John Warren, both from Paso Robles.Read More »
If you live or work near Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, you may see a Black Hawk helicopter land there this afternoon, but it's just a training drill. The Army National Guard is conducting a mock incident at Camp Roberts, and military personnel are practicing transporting someone to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center on the Black Hawk. The Black Hawk will land between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. on Sierra Vista's helistop, which is on top of the hospital's parking structure. The training drill is designed to improve communication between the military and people working at the trauma center, as well as to help military personnel practice working with patients with serious blast injuries and r Read More »
The Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol has shut down Leadbetter Beach because of a Great White shark sighting. The harbor patrol says they received a report of a shark sighting at about 10:30 yesterday morning and shut the beach down shortly after. They say they interviewed two witnesses, who described the fin and a side-to-side swim pattern. The beach will remain closed this morning, and harbor patrol has posted signs warning people to stay away. Those signs will be up for 72 hours.
KVEC Morning News has an update on the homicide investigation in Templeton that we reported on yesterday. The victim, who was stabbed and died in the hospital, has been identified as Tina Beddow. The suspect has been identified as Phillip Haines. Investigators believe that this was an isolated case of domestic violence. Beddow and Haines and a five-year-old child who is related to the suspect were inside the home at the time of the murder. The child has been placed in Child Welfare Services. The investigation is still ongoing.Read More »
A Paso Robles city employee has been sentenced to 20 days in jail. Charles Lorenzen, the former building, parks and streets supervisor of Paso Robles, was arrested on May 27 on charges of embezzling thousands of dollars from the city. Lorenzen faced three felony charges of grand theft and a misdemeanor charge of petty theft. In the plea agreement, Lorenzen plead guilty to the petty theft charge and the three felony charges were dropped. Lorenzen had been investigated for using his city credit card for personal purchases. He is currently out of jail on a $20,000 bond.Read More »