Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

Local News

Santa Barbara Sheriff Looking Into Cases Involving Robbery of Elderly People


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several recent cases involving elderly victims who were intentionally distracted while their personal property was stolen.  The Sheriff’s Office wants to caution residents to be aware of this recent crime trend and would also request assistance in helping to identify several suspects related to the most recent case.  On Monday, June 22, …

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Suspect In Avila Kidnapping Attempt Arrested


On 6-23-15, the Sheriff’s Office took a report from three women from New York who were visiting Pirates Cove in Avila Beach. The women stated at approximately 2:00 PM, as they were getting into their car that was located in the Pirate’s Cove parking lot, a man about two yards away was openly masturbating. The man matched the description of …

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8 Year Old Girl Dies In ATV Accident


An 8-year-old girl was killed yesterday evening at Heritage Ranch near Lake Nacimiento after the ATV her father was driving overturned.  The accident occurred just after 7 p.m. on Heritage Road.  Authorities say the father was driving his ATV and lost control on a curve, overturning the vehicle. The girl was airlifted to Twin Cities Community Hospital where she was …

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One Killed, 5 Injured In Paso Robles Crash


One person was killed and five others were injured after a crash on Highway 46 West in Paso Robles last night around 7:25pm.  The CHP says a black Nissan Sentra failed to stop at the intersection of Highway 46 West and Vineyard Road and was hit by a Ford Ranger pickup. The driver of the Nissan was killed, the passenger …

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SLO Airport to Offer More Flights to LA


San Luis Obispo airport will offer more flights to Los Angeles starting this fall. Four roundtrip flights to LAX and three to San Francisco will be offered by United Express. The new flights will start running starting in September.

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San Luis Obispo City Council Votes Unanimously To Divest The City’s Funds From Fossil Fuels


In addition to divesting from tobacco, the city of San Luis Obispo committed to divesting from fossil fuels San Luis Obispo joins the more than 40 cities, including San Francisco, Oakland, and Santa Monica who have committed to divesting city funds from fossil fuels. The amount of divestment of all organizations is well over 200 and is increasing with institutions representing …

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CHP Officer Hospitalized After Being Struck by Bull


A California Highway patrolman was hospitalized yesterday when a bull got loose on Highway 101 north of Jonata Park Road. The bull had broken through three fences and bolted onto the freeway. The bull was shot by officers. When one of them checked the bull, it got up and struck him. Officers shot the bull and killed it. The officer …

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Retaining Wall Construction Project Underway


A project to construct a retaining wall on Highway 1 in northern San Luis Obispo/southern Monterey Counties is now underway.  It will serve as a permanent restoration effort in this area known for major slides. This phase of the project continues with full overnight closures on Highway 1 from Gorda to Ragged Point which began on Monday night, June 22, …

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Attempted Kidnapping in Avila Beach


Yesterday the SLO County Sheriff’s Office received a call about an attempted kidnapping on the Avila Ridge Trail in Avila Beach. The female victim was walking the trail when she notices a man in front of her, sit down and appear to be looking at the ocean. The victim walks past the man. At this point, the man begins to …

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Parkhill Fire is now 80% Contained


The 1800 acres Parkhill fire is now 80% contained. Only residents are permitted in the fire area. Sheriff Deputies and CHP will continue to patrol the area and firefighters will remain at the fire until full containment and control. Residents must remain vigilant and be prepared to be evacuated again if the situation changes. Damage assessment has been completed. The …

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