Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Local News

SLO Man Convicted of Nine Counts of Child Molestation


Yesterday afternoon, a San Luis Obispo jury convicted Elias Sosa, 76, of nine felony counts of child molestation against four separate minor victims under the age of fourteen. The abusive conduct spanned from 1995 to 2011. Evidence showed that Sosa abused the victims while caring for the victims while the victims’ parents were working. Sosa faces a maximum sentence of …

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Minor Decoy Operation Finds One Store Selling Alcohol to a Minor


On Saturday, June 6, 2015, officers from the Paso Robles Police Department conducted a ‘Minor Decoy Operation’ designed to help reduce youth access to alcohol. This operation involved a minor attempting to purchase alcoholic beverages from Paso Robles businesses. The minor was being monitored by undercover officers. The operation took place at fourteen (14) different businesses in Paso Robles between …

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Man Recovering From Being Shot by Police


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the identity of the suspect who was involved in an officer involved shooting that occurred early Sunday morning, June 7, 2015, in Carpinteria.  23-year-old Oscar Varela Moreno of Santa Barbara is recovering from multiple, non-life threatening gunshot wounds at a local hospital.  He was booked in absentia on charges of felony brandishing …

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Santa Barbara Receives Emergency Permit Application from ExxonMobil


On June 4, Santa Barbara County received an emergency permit application from ExxonMobil to temporarily truck oil from Las Flores Canyon to destinations north on Highway 101. This is due to an oil pipe break north of Santa Barbara. The County’s Planning and Development Department is receiving public comment about this application and anticipates acting on the emergency permit application …

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Blocked Sewer Main Spills Into Street


Yesterday about 500 gallons of sewage from a blocked sewer main spilled into the street gutter on the southwest side of the 1600 block of Santa Rosa Street in San Luis Obispo. The remaining release then entered a storm drain which enters Fixlini Creek. An unknown amount of the sewage was recovered by a vacuum pumping truck. Two nearby residences …

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Lake San Antonio Will be Closed This Summer Due to Low Water Levels


Lake San Antonio will be closed this summer due to low water levels.  The Monterey County Board of Supervisors voted Friday to close the lake, which the “San Luis Obispo Tribune” says was only four percent full in December.  Lake Nacimiento will remain open and offers many of the same activities as Lake San Antonio, including camping and fishing.  Lake …

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Burglary Suspect in Custody


On Sunday morning at about 7:35, San Luis Obispo Police Officers responded to a burglar alarm at San Luis Print and Copy located at 265 South St. Upon arrival, officers discovered a burglary had just occurred with a loss of cash but the suspect was gone. At about 8:30, a resident in the apartment complex at 2221 King St. (approx. …

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Two Arrested in Burglary Incident in Paso Robles


On 6-3-15, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a burglary of a home in the 5500 block of Martingale Circle in Paso Robles that was interrupted by the homeowner. When the suspects fled, the homeowner began pursuing the car containing a male and a female suspect on Estrella Road and approaching Highway 46. Sheriff’s Commander Ken Conway was driving …

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Trial Set to Begin on Monday in Fraud and Embezzlement Case


The Securities Fraud and Embezzlement case against Rodney Jarmin, Tammy Jordan, doing business as RPL, will begin jury trial on Monday, June 8, 2015, in Judge Umhofer’s Department 9 of the Superior Court. The case will begin with jury selection and pre-trial motions at 1:30 pm on that date. Opening statements and witness testimony is anticipated to begin the afternoon …

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Capps Will Take Second Tour of Oil Spill


Today, in light of the recent findings of extensive corrosion of the Plains All American Pipeline, Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) will tour the site of the crude oil spill with federal officials. This will be her second tour of the area since the May 19 spill. After the tour, Capps will hold a media availability to discuss the visit, as …

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