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Fugitive Couple Sought After Evading Police Pursuit In Carpinteria

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Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Investigators are attempting to locate two suspects found in a stolen car yesterday morning in Carpinteria who fled from Deputies and are still at large.  At around 12:30 yesterday morning, a Deputy noticed a vehicle with suspicious looking license plates parked out front of the 7-eleven on Via Real.  The vehicle had paper plates, similar to ... Read More »

Community Mourns The Loss Of Jeff Williams

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Local residents are mouring the death of Jeff Williams, killed earlier this month when the motorcycle he was riding on highway 154 was hit by an SUV. William’s family founded the fabled William’s Brothers grocery store chain along the Central Coast that started in Santa Maria and grew to 22 stores throughout the state. Family members are asking that any ... Read More »

Fire Fighting Crews In Atascadero For Preparedness Exercise

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The annual Fire Preparedness Exercise is today.  CAL FIRE crews will be in West Atascadero for it starting at 9:30 AM. Crews will be at Vierra Ranch, south of Santa Lucia and El Monte roads.  They will be hiking, constructing fire lines and participating in various safety exercises. The exercise maintains CAL FIRE'S Type 1 status for emergency response in ... Read More »

Cal Poly Student Sexually Assaulted On Campus

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Cal Poly Police are investigating a sexual assault that occurred early Sunday morning on campus.  University police say it happened at Muir Hall, one of the red brick dorms. The victim told police she was unconscious and drunk when she was assaulted. This is the third reported sexual assault involving Cal Poly students since January. Read More »

Police Arrest 2 Suspects In Sunday’s Gang Related Stabbing

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Santa Maria Police says they arrested two people in connection to a gang related stabbing.  It happened Sunday just after 9:30 PM on West Morrison Street. 22-year-old Michael Uvalle and 21-year-old Rodolfo Perez face charges of attempted murder. The victim was taken to Marian Regional Medical Center for treatment and is listed to be in stable condition. Read More »

Nipomo Man Pleads Guilty To Fraud Scheme

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One man could spend the rest of his life in prison for costing some people in San Luis Obispo County nearly $50 million. 51-year-old Jack Mark Moore of Nipomo pled guilty to four offenses connected to a fraud scheme, which caused more than $47 million in losses to its victims. The scheme went on for 11 years until he told ... Read More »

Former Cal Poly Coach Found Guilty Of Assault

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A former Cal Poly coach was found guilty yesterday on charges of assault and battery. Randy Hanson, former defensive backs coach, was arrested in August 2012.  He was accused of hitting another person over the head with a beer bottle at Harry’s Night Club in Pismo Beach. Last September, Hanson resigned from his job and a few weeks later entered ... Read More »

Teenager Assaulted And Robbed In SLO Parking Lot

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SLOPD officers responded to a report of a robbery and battery that took place Friday in City Parking Lot #2, near the exit in the 1100 block of Broad St.    A 17-year-old male victim was walking through the parking lot with his skateboard when he was approached by an unknown suspect who demanded the skateboard. When the victim refused ... Read More »

Fire Season Begins Today

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Fifty seasonal firefighters will join CAL FIRE/San Luis Obispo County Fire. Officials are asking everyone to be careful, especially this year due to the low rain amounts. Avoid mowing dry vegetation when it is warm, dry or windy outside. Read More »

Driver Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI Hit And Run

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There was a DUI involved hit and run at Tefft and Mary streets in Nipomo Thursday. 48-year-old Gerardo Avalos was intoxicated and ran thru a red light at the intersection, hitting a Cadillac driven by 88-year-old Betty Davies. Davies suffered minor injuries and was taken to Marion Hospital. Avalos, who fled the scene, was later located at his residence and ... Read More »

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