Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Local News

Prescribed Burn Planned at Camp SLO


There will be a 230 acre prescribed burn at Camp San Luis Obispo (SLO) between May 26th and May 30th, 2015 starting at approximately 10:00 am, weather and burn conditions permitting. The burn will be on grasslands on and near the base’s firing ranges. CAL FIRE/SLO County Fire Department responds to accidental grass fires at Camp SLO when the grass …

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Man Receives 41 Year Prison Sentence for Child Molestation


District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley has announced that Clive Badi De Comarmond was sentenced on May 21, 2015, to 41 years in state prison.  On December 5, 2014, defendant pled guilty to 21 felony counts of child molestation against five victims ranging in age from 11 to 16.  The charges include one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child …

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Suspect Arrested After Hit and Run Accident


On Thursday, May 21, 2015 at approximately 2:55PM, the PRPD communications center received a report of a hit and run traffic collision in the area of 11th and Olive Streets. The reporting party stated a gold colored Cadillac Escalade was driving recklessly in the neighborhood and collided with a street sign before fleeing the area. Officers responded to the area …

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More Workers Will Be Added to Crews Cleaning up Oil Spill


Officials in California say 300 more workers will be added to crews trying to clean up a miles-long oil spill on the Santa Barbara coastline.  Coast Guard Captain Jennifer Williams said at a news conference Thursday night that the operation will continue non-stop until the areas that are contaminated are cleaned-up.The Coast Guard is urging the public to stay away …

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SLO Police Chief and City Come to Agreement for Leaving Department


The City of San Luis Obispo and Steve Gesell have reached terms regarding his separation from employment as Police Chief. The agreement ensures that no legal action will result from the separation, and is compliant with the severance clause in his offer of employment.  Negotiated severances are a common practice for at-will executives in both public and private employment. The …

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Two High Schools Put on Lockdown


Atascadero High School and North County Christian School were both placed on lockdown at approximately 9:30 a.m. yesterday after a teacher conducting an outdoor class heard a noise that sounded like gunshots. It is not believed that the sound came from on campus, but rather from the neighboring area & hillsides. A grid search was conducted and nothing was found. …

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Naked Man Running Around Los Osos Arrested


Yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office received a number of calls reporting a naked man with blood on him, running down Bush Drive and then along Los Osos Valley Road in Los Osos. At this time, it appears the man experienced a narcotics overdose and then ran through a plate glass window at a home on Bush Drive where he sustained injuries …

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Santa Barbara County is in a State of Emergency


Santa Barbara County is in a state of emergency after a massive oil spill.  Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency yesterday after a pipe busted at Refugio State Beach, spilling over 100-thousand gallons of crude oil some of which made its way into the ocean.  The move allows Brown to use more state funding and resources to help …

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Cause of Oil Spill May Be Revealed Today


The cause of the oil spill that sent thousands of gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean off Santa Barbara County could be revealed today.  Oil company workers and federal regulators hope to begin excavating around the pipe today and figure out what caused the 24-inch pipe to rupture.  Plains All American Pipeline says the line had just undergone a …

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Limited Water Supplies Have Led to Water-Sharing Agreement


Limited water supplies as a result of four years of drought have led to a water-sharing agreement between Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) Diablo Canyon Power Plant and San Luis Obispo County. In a plan unanimously approved today by the County Board of Supervisors, Diablo Canyon will soon begin providing desalinated water produced at the plant site to the …

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