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San Luis Obispo County Has New Public Works Director

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The County of San Luis Obispo has hired City of San Luis Obispo Utilities Deputy Director Wade Horton as the new County Public Works Director.  As Public Works Director, Horton will be responsible for leading the County Public Works Department as a key member of the County’s executive leadership team. The announcement was made at the County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, October 28 after months of vetting qualified candidates.  “The Board is excited to have Wade accept this position,” said Bruce Gibson, Chairman of the County Board of Supervisors. “We are particularly happy to have someone with Wade’s energy and experience. He knows our area and knows our key issues. We are fortunate to have him.”

Horton brings 16 years of combined public and priva Read More »

Large Amount of Heroin Seized Based on Anonymous Tip

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Yesterday, based on an anonymous tip, the Sheriff’s Office discovered approximately 230 grams of heroin located in a vehicle parked in the 2700 block of Cienaga Street in Oceano. A Sheriff’s Office K9 detected the heroin concealed within a compartment of a red 1996 Ford Bronco. The heroin has a street value of approximately $30,000. The Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit is now conducting an investigation to find the owner of the car and the narcotics.

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Arrests Made in Murder of Javier Alcantar Limon

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For the past two months, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office detectives have been investigating the murder of Javier Alcantar Limon, whose body was found with multiple gunshot wounds on August 19, 2014, near the entrance to the Guadalupe Dunes.  As a result of their investigation, three Santa Maria residents have been identified and arrested in connection with Limon’s murder.   Detectives have determined the homicide is related to criminal street gang and drug activity. On September 11, Sheriff’s detectives arrested 26-year-old Gregorio Agustine of Santa Maria following a traffic stop in the City of Santa Maria.  He appeared in court yesterday, October 27 and is charged by the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office with murder.  He is also charged with several Read More »

Mail Theft in Morro Bay

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Several Morro Bay residents have been victim to the theft of Mail which has resulted in several personal checks being forged and cashed at local businesses. The Morro Bay Police Department would like to take this opportunity to remind our citizens to be cautious when sending personal checks or payments (credit card statements, bill payments, etc ;) through the mail.

It is recommended that if you do not have a locking mailbox at your residence; utilize the available United States Post Office locked mail boxes. Several local businesses and banks have reported receiving personal checks that appear to have been altered or changed, which are later determined to be stolen and forged by Read More »

Work Has Begun on LOVR Interchange

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Work has started on the Los Osos Valley Road, Highway 101 interchange project. The project includes widening a section of Los Osos Valley Road between Calle Joaquin and South Higuera Street to four lanes and building a second overpass. First many trees must be cleared. The project is supposed to take about 18 months.

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Local Man Causes Accident That Claims Two Lives

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A local man is in big trouble with the law for causing an accident which took two lives over the weekend. Police say 22-year-old Tanner Mengore of Morro Bay was driving a Chevrolet Avalanche Saturday afternoon when he swerved into oncoming traffic, causing the vehicle to roll several times off the highway. A 22-month-old boy and a 17-year-old boy were killed in the accident. Two others in the car were seriously injured. Police say Mengore was on marijuana and spice at the time.

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Clinton to Headline Get Out The Vote Rally

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On Wednesday, October 29th, President Bill Clinton will headline a Get Out The Vote rally for Congressmember Julia Brownley (CA-26), Congressmember Dr. Raul Ruiz (CA-36) and Congressional candidate Pete Aguilar (CA-31). At the event, taking place at Oxnard College’s gymnasium, Clinton will address the importance of voting for advocates of the middle class like Brownley, Ruiz, and Aguilar. The rally will be open to the ticketed public and credentialed media. Doors will open at 9:00a.m. for the ticketed public.

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Capps Tours Twin Cities Community Hospital

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On Friday, October 24th, Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) toured the Twin Cities Community Hospital to view their preparedness operations and discuss their strategy for treating individuals who present to the emergency department with potentially highly contagious diseases, like Ebola.  During the tour Capps was walked through the process of how a patient with Ebola-like symptoms would be treated from their initial arrival to their release, while keeping health care providers and other patients safe. Hospital officials described their ongoing coordination with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to continually improve the hospital’s readiness in successfully identifying and treating an Ebola patient. In addition to meeting with hospital staff, Capps visited the hospital’s isol Read More »

Stabbing at Burger King Sunday Morning

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On October 26 at 715 a,m, SLOPD Officers responded to the parking lot of Burger King, at 1358 Madonna Rd., for a reported stabbing that had occurred. Officers arrived to find the victim with a laceration to his torso. The suspect and victim are acquaintances and were arguing prior to the attack. The victim and an independent witness provided a description of the suspect and his bicycle. The victim was treated at the scene by medical personnel and released.

An assisting San Luis Obispo Police Officer located a bicycle matching the description at McDonalds, 275 Madonna. The Officer then located 55-year-old James Angelico in the parking lot and, after further investigation, placed him under arrest for assault with a deadly weapon.  Angelico was cooperative and taken into custod Read More »

CHP Investigates Fatal Crash

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The CHP continues to investigate a fatal crash over the weekend. The California Highway Patrol said 22-year-old Tanner Mengore of Morro Bay was driving above the speed limit on the highway, just south of Villa Creek Road. The CHP said Mengore swerved, lost control, and rolled a black Chevy Avalanche. Three of the passengers were ejected from the truck. A 17-year-old boy and a 22-month-old boy both died from their injuries. The CHP said the child was not in a car seat. 19-year-old Wendi Brito and her 23-year-old brother, Michael Brito were both in the truck. They were taken to the hospital with major injuries. Mengore sustained minor injuries and was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and manslaughter.

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