Sunday, August 30th, 2015


Cal Poly’s Frats and Sororities on Social Probation


Cal Poly University’s fraternities and sororities are on social probation. That means the groups can no longer host social functions, like parties.  The move comes after three reported sexual assaults at Greek houses since the beginning of the academic year. The Greek community at Cal Poly has been asked to come up with a plan to create a safer social environment which should take about 30 days.

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SLO Transit Will Be Expanding Hand Sanitizer Project to All Vehicles


In response to the latest developments with the Cold & Flu season, the SLO Transit system will be expanding its hand sanitizer pilot project to all vehicles.  In late September the Transit Division installed hand sanitizers on 1/3 of its vehicles, which operate on some of its most popular routes, as part of a provisional test.  During this time, Transit staff monitored there: use, durability and the customer response to this amenity.  The latest reporting from the CDC, regarding this year’s Flu strand, has prompted Transit Staff to expand the program to the rest of the fleet. According to “the most recent FluView report for the 2014-2015 flu season shows that flu season in the United States has begun and abo

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Juvenile Suspect Confesses to Residential Burglary


In August of 2014, the Paso Robles Police Department investigated two residential burglaries that occurred approximately two weeks apart. The first residential burglary occurred in the 200 block of Chickory Ln., where several pieces of jewelry and electronics were stolen. Two weeks later, Officers responded to another residential burglary in the 100 block of Santa Ynez where several electronic devices were stolen. The suspect(s) in both burglaries pried open a window in order to gain access to the residences. During the separate investigations, both crime scenes were processed for evidence. Fingerprint evidence was located at both scenes, and this evidence was submitted to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab for identification.

The Paso Robles Police Depa

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PG&E Partners with National Fish and Wildlife Foundation


Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced a partnership today with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to plant a new tree in the wildfire-stricken Los Padres National Forest on behalf of every customer who enrolls in paperless billing over the next several weeks, through February 26. Customers can enroll at

“PG&E customers can choose to say goodbye to their paper bills forever and help the environment in the process,” said Senior Vice President Laurie Giammona, PG&E’s chief customer officer. “Paperless billing is the most convenient way for PG&E customers

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Man Arrested Twice Dies at Hospital


Last Saturday, Morro Bay Police booked 63-year-old David Osborn, Sr. into County Jail on a charge of being drunk in public. Osborn was released on his own recognizance at 5:53 PM. Later that same day at 8:38 PM , Morro Bay Police again arrested Osborn for being drunk in public and violating his probation. Before he was booked, Morro Bay Police transported Osborn to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center for medical clearance. He was cleared by the hospital and booked into County Jail on 1-11-15 at 12:11 AM. Before Osborn was placed in the Jail and while still in the Intake Release Center (IRC), Osborn was seen twice by medical staff for complaints of a blood sugar imbalance. He was seen once at 2:30 AM and then again at 7:15 AM. Prior to being housed in the Jail, Osborn was escorted

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Single Vehicle Traffic Collision in San Luis Obispo


On January 10, 2015 at approximately 11:45 p.m., San Luis Obispo Police and Fire Department emergency personnel, along with San Luis Ambulance medical personnel, responded to a single vehicle traffic collision on California Boulevard at San Luis Obispo Creek in San Luis Obispo. The preliminary investigation indicates 22-year-old Charles Evert was driving his blue 1993 Ford truck southbound on California Boulevard when he veered off the roadway at San Luis Obispo Creek. A retaining wall stopped the truck from dropping into San Luis Obispo Creek, likely preventing the driver from receiving more serious injuries.

Responding police officers found Charles Evert unconscious and trapped inside the vehicle. San Luis Obispo Fire Department personnel stabilized the truck and used a pn

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Cause of Fire on January 7th Was Electrical


The fire that caused $250,000 amount of damage on January 7th was caused by an electrical wire between a wall and furniture. The fire was contained to the residence of origin and all the neighboring residences exposed to the 30 foot flames were protected saving approximately $800,000 in damages.

Morro Bay Firefighters with mutual aid from Los Osos and Cayucos were called to scene about 8:00pm Wednesday night on January 7th to find a fully involved single family residence. It was reported the occupant tried to put out the fire out but was overcome by the quick growing fire and she was able to escape through her front door and call 911 from outside of her residence.

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Man Found Guilty of Second Degree Murder



Friday, a San Luis Obispo jury returned a verdict of guilty of second degree murder in the case of People v Philip Hanes.  The jury also found an allegation that Mr. Hanes used a deadly weapon to be true.  Mr. Hanes stabbed his girlfriend Tina Beddow to death in Templeton in June of last year.  He had alleged that the stabbing was in self-defense. Second degree murder carries a punishment of 15 years to Life in state prison.  The use of a deadly weapon adds one year to that sentence. Sentencing has been set for February 9, 2015 in Judge Jacquelyn Duffy’s court.

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IRS Scam Making Rounds in SLO County


Beware of the IRS scam that’s making the rounds again in San Luis Obispo County. This scam is targeting seniors. The Sheriff’s Office has received 8 to 10 reports from people who say they received a phone call from someone who identifies themselves as a representative of the IRS. The caller proceeds to tell them they owe money to the IRS and they must pay promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer, or they could face jail time. In many cases, the caller becomes hostile and insulting. And they are especially aggressive. They may call back, even if you hang up on them. You should know, the IRS will NEVER: *call to demand immediate payment. *demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe. *ask f

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Santa Barbara News-Press Building Defaced


The Santa Barbara News-Press building has been defaced with paint and graffiti amid criticism of a recent newspaper headline that used the word “illegals” to describe immigrants who are living in the country illegally. City editor Scott Steepleton said Thursday that the building was paint-bombed overnight. The entrance was also vandalized with graffiti that read: “The border is illegal not the people who cross it.” The newspaper has received criticism since running a story and photo about California allowing immigrants who entered the country illegally being allowed to apply for driver’s licenses. Saturday’s headline read: “Illegals line up for driver’s licenses.”

Donald Katich, the News-Press director of news operations,

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