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Fatal Accident This Morning

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An early morning accident took the life of a 21-year-old Oceano man when he crashed on Los Berros Road at a high rate of speed and hit a tree. The wreck occurred about 3:52 near Quailwood Lane. He was not wearing a seatbelt and the CHP says alcohol may have been involved.

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Man Arrested for DUI After Hit and Run Collision

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In Santa Maria last night about 11:52, a Santa Maria man was critically injured in a two car accident at Enos Drive and Miller Street. According to police, 29-year-old Juan Salazar driving a Chrysler collided with 19-year-old Jonathan Lara who was driving a Pontiac. Lara, also from Santa Maria was extricated and taken to the hospital. Salazar who tried to get away was detained by witnesses. Salazar was arrested for felony DUI, hit and run, and driving without a license. He was taken to jail with bail set at $100,000.

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Investigators Say Co-Pilot Made Error Causing Virgin Galactic Crash

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Federal investigators say the co-pilot who died in the test-flight of a space plane made an error causing the crash.  The National Transportation Safety Board has confirmed, Michael Alsbury prematurely unlocked a lever that might have caused Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two to raise its tail moments before it broke apart in Southern California Friday.  Alsbury was killed and test pilot Peter Siebold was seriously hurt. Both went to Cal Poly.

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SLOIFF Will Be Screening Movies to Celebrate 21st Birthday

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In honor of the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival’s 21st birthday next year, the SLOIFF has been celebrating early by screening three classic movies with a “coming of age” theme this fall, with special events that include Hollywood celebrities and musical guests. The last film in the series is Mary Pickford’s silent comedy “DADDY LONG LEGS” accompanied live by the Malibu Silent Film Orchestra. Presented by MidAmerican Solar, owner of Topaz Solar Farms, the series is a fundraiser for the 2015 Festival, scheduled for March 10th to 15th. The series is also sponsored by Q104.5, New Times, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Sands Inn and Suites.< Read More »

Paso Robles Police Catch People Smoking Marijuana in Park

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On October 29, 2014 Paso Robles Police Department Special Enforcement Team detectives conducted a directed enforcement operation at Centennial Park. Over recent weeks the PRPD received numerous complaints of individuals congregating within the park to smoke marijuana. The illegal activity reportedly became increasingly disruptive for those seeking to use the park for legal recreational purposes.

At approximately 3:00pm plain clothes detectives walked through the park and observed several individuals openly smoking marijuana. During their investigation, Detectives made 15 contacts to determine if the subjects were smoking marijuana.

Those contacts resulted in five individuals being detained and/or cited for marijuana related violations: Three adults were cited for posse Read More »

Cuesta College Holding Events For Students Planning on Going to Four Year Schools

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Cuesta College is holding two events geared toward students considering enrolling in college or transferring to a four-year university. On Monday, November 3, the San Luis Obispo Campus will host University Transfer Day from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Student Center and College Night from 5:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. in buildings 5100, 5400 and 7300. University Transfer Day is the college’s annual one-stop-shop for Cuesta College students looking to transfer. “It’s the one opportunity for Cuesta students to meet with many university admission representatives at one time right here at Cuesta College,” said Cuesta College Counselor/Transfer Center Coordinator Blake Reed. Students will have the opportunity to meet with more than 40 representatives from Cal Poly, UC Berkley, Read More »

No Major Incidents in Isla Vista on Halloween

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to report there were no major incidents in Isla Vista for Halloween weekend, with very few arrests and citations issued.  Unlike previous Halloweens which attracted tens of thousands of people, many of them from out of town, this year the crowd was estimated at no more than a few thousand and consisted mostly of locals.  Although final numbers are not yet available, there were less than 40 jail bookings (the vast majority for misdemeanor offenses), and less than 40 citations issued.  As a comparison, in 2013 – a three day operation as opposed to two days this year – there were more than 200 jail bookings and almost 250 citations issued. The Sheriff’s Office attributes the decreased numbers in both attendance and arrests Read More »

Tips for Upcoming Election

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CHECK YOUR POLLING PLACE LOCATION:
Check your polling place on the back of your sample ballot or on your yellow notification card if you registered to vote after October 6th. Many polling places have changed and you should not assume that you will be voting at the same polling place as the last election. If you cannot find your sample ballot, call the Elections office at 781-5228 for your polling place location. We will have additional phone lines open on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Voters can also look up their polling place on the Internet at www.slovote.com.

BE PREPARED:
This is a very long ballot with many contests so it is helpful if you mark your sample ballot and take it with you to the polls on Election Day, so when you enter the booth you can Read More »

Funeral Services Yet to Be Announced for Anna Deis

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Funeral services for 25-year-old Anna Deis have yet to be announced. The Los Osos native was killed Wednesday night while riding her bicycle on Los Osos Valley Road. According to authorities Deis was crossing the road near the La Familia pumpkin patch when she was struck by a car by an 86-year-old man from San Luis. He was not cited. The CHP says Deis was wearing dark clothing and was not wearing a helmet. Deis died at a local hospital. She was engaged and was planning to get married on November 14.

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Big Crowd Expected in Isla Vista Tonight

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A crowd estimated to be in the range of 30,000 people is expected this weekend for Halloween in Isla Vista.  In anticipation of the Isla Vista Halloween street party, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department will increase its staffing level by 25 personnel.  The increased staffing level will include the following additional resources: two chief officers, two group supervisors, two engines, two rescue ambulances, one mobile medical team, two medical foot teams, three arson investigators, and one public information officer. This increased staffing pattern will be reevaluated throughout the weekend. A temporary trauma tent will be set up to treat patients and additional rescue ambulances will be available to transport patients to the hospital.

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