Thursday, July 30th, 2015


Cuesta College Board of Trustees Approved Contracts to Begin Measure L Projects


The Cuesta College Board of Trustees recently approved multiple contracts to begin work on Measure L projects. On January 7, 2015, the trustees approved an agreement for on-going architectural services with PMSM Architects and an agreement for ongoing construction management services with Blach Construction. With the passage of the bond in November 2014, the District is now engaged in the design, bidding and construction of works for improvement, consisting generally of the demolition, construction, modernization, and/or alteration of new and existing physical facilities at the District’s two campuses. It will also be engaged in a building program consisting of the new construction, modernization, renovation and/or upgrades to facilities situated on the District’s San Luis Obis

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Man Arrested After Police Find Child Pornography


Detectives with the Sheriff’s Sexual Assault Unit, Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit, and Sheriff’s Gang Task Force served a search warrant at a home located at 2555 Wilcombe Road in Cambria yesterday. Detectives had received information that child pornography was being downloaded and distributed at that location. Detectives searched the residence just after 7 in the morning and located a computer containing child pornography including more than 600 images of pubescent children engaged in sexual acts. There is no evidence the manufacturing of child pornography was being conducted at the residence.

The images appear to have been downloaded from the internet and then distributed. Additional computers and digital media were seized from the residence and will be forensi

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Memorial Services Held for Fallen K9 Unit


Yesterday, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office held a memorial service and burial ceremony for Sheriff’s K9 Nico, who passed away on Oct. 1. Nico was assigned to Deputy Steve Faeth on 12-5-2011 and medically retired from the force on 2-1-2014 due to seizures associated with canine epilepsy. Sheriff Parkinson, the Sheriff’s Honor Guard, Sheriff’s K9’s and their handlers and K9’s from other law enforcement agencies in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County were in attendance. A final resting place on a hillside overlooking the Sheriff’s Office has been created for Nico and other K9’s who dedicate their lives in the service of the Sheriff’s Office.

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Atascadero Police Search for Stolen Generator


The Atascadero Police Department is seeking information regarding the theft of a generator from a business in Atascadero which occurred on the night of January 4th. During this incident a Honda 6500 generator was stolen. The generator is valued at approximately $6,000.00. The victim business had video surveillance which captured the theft. The department is asking for assistance in identifying the two suspects or vehicle seen in the video. The vehicle used in the theft appears to be an older model Chevrolet/ GMC step side, single cab pickup.   Any questions should be directed to the Watch Commander at (805) 461-5051.

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Police Search for Man Who Robbed Domino’s Pizza


On Tuesday night, January 6th, at about 11:32pm, an unidentified Hispanic male adult walked into Domino’s Pizza in Morro Bay and demanded money from the on duty employee. It was reported the employee observed a weapon and an undisclosed amount of cash was stolen. The suspect fled the business and got into a dark colored mini van parked nearby the business.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male adult, between 30 to 35 years of age, approximately 5’6”, with a stocky build. The vehicle is described as a dark colored mini-van.

The investigation is ongoing and no further details are available at this time. The Morro Bay Police department asks anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact us immediately at 805-772-6225. The suspect is considered ar

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Paso Robles Business And Homeowners To See Lower Property Insurance Rates


Most Paso Robles business and home owners will soon enjoy a reduction in property insurance rates as the result of a recent fire defense capabilities assessment. The Insurance Services Office (ISO) looks at US communities’ capabilities to extinguish fires. This information is then used to determine the degree of risk when writing property insurance policies. ISO visited Paso Robles six months ago to determine the adequacies of the emergency communications system, water distribution system, and fire department operations. Under a newly revised grading system, ISO found the City to be more capable in meeting fire emergency needs than during its last evaluation one year ago.

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Rep Lois Capps Sworn In As Member of 114th Congress


Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24), along with 433 of her colleagues, was sworn in yesterday as a member of the 114th Congress. House Speaker John Boehner conducted a swearing-in ceremony in the House Chamber. Following the oath of office on the House floor, Capps participated in a ceremonial swearing-in with Speaker Boehner. “It is an honor and privilege to represent the 24th Congressional District, and I look forward to continuing to represent the people and communities of the Central Coast in Washington D.C.,” Capps said. “There are a number of challenges facing our country and I am eager to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to address the important issues before us.”

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Diablo Canyon Unit 1 Nuclear Reactor Back Online


Unit 1 at Diablo Canyon Power Plant is operating at full power again after being taken offline last week as part of a planned outage to repair a heater on the non-nuclear side of the plant, PG&E officials announced Tuesday. Officials say Unit 2 was operating at 100 power during the work on Unit 1, which began December 30.

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White Supremacist Sentenced for Attempted Murder


Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley has announced that 28-year old Ryan Christopher Zietlow-Brown pled no contest to felony charges of attempted murder and mayhem, and will be sentenced to 22 years 4 months in state prison. Zietlow-Brown also admitted a special allegation that he used a pair of scissors as a deadly weapon during the attacks and admitted he committed the offenses for the benefit of, at the direction of and in association with Neo Nazi Skinheads, a white supremacist gang. Zietlow-Brown further acknowledged that the offenses were hate crimes in violation of Penal Code section 422.75. The crime occurred on August 12, 2011, during lunchtime on State Street in Santa Barbara. Testimony from witnesses at the preliminary hearing indicated the victim, an African-American, was walking on State Street with a Caucasian male. Both were singing a rap song by a well-known African-American rap group. Zietlow-Brown approached and asked the victim “if the boy [wit

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Narcotics Warrant Results in Two Arrests


Officers of the Grover Beach Police Department Special Enforcement Team were assisted by the Arroyo Grande Police Department, the SLO County Probation Department and the California State Parks Police K-9 during a narcotics search warrant service at 495 Mentone Ave in Grover Beach yesterday morning. The search warrant was a result of a narcotics investigation that started from a citizen’s tip. During the search warrant service officers arrested two people at the residence involved in drug activity. The resident, Matthew D. Goldman, was arrested for Possession of Narcotics, Possession of Narcotics for Sale, Maintaining a Residence for the Sale and Use of Narcotics, Under the Influence of Narcotics and for a misdemeanor arrest warrant. Mr. Goldman was booked into San Luis Obispo Cou

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