Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Local News

Approximately 2,000 People Turned out for “Lets Feed Them All” Event


Approximately 2,000 people (including many in the homeless community) turned out for the “Lets Feed Them All” event at Giovanni’s Fish Market in Morro Bay on Wednesday.  The line for free Fish & Chips stayed open for 8 hours.  In addition, nearly $2000 was raised for the SLO Food Bank.  Guests were greeted with “Swag Bags” full of goodies and …

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Federal Investigators Find Corrosion in Oil Pipeline


Federal investigators say the pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil onto the California coastline last month was badly corroded in four places.  The report released Wednesday by the agency that oversees American pipelines says a six-inch long crack developed along he bottom of the pipeline.  Even worse, corrosion had eroded the thickness of the pipeline to one-sixteenth of …

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Protest Against Phillips 66 Oil Spill


Several members of the Coalition to Stop the Phillips 66 Oil Train Project protested yesterday’s Phillips 66 oil spill in Santa Maria by holding signs for the public to read at rush hour at a major intersection near the site of the Phillips 66 oil spill yesterday in Santa Maria. Less than two weeks after the oil spill on Refugio …

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Paso Robles Police Investigating Armed Robbery


The Paso Robles Police Department Detective Bureau has been investigating the armed robbery of Chico’s Cafe since the incident occurred on 05-26-15. Detectives had collected a significant amount of evidence that pointed to 25 year old Paso Robles resident Kyle Kitchin as a viable suspect. Kitchin was then arrested by the Atascadero Police Department during a similar armed robbery in …

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City Council Awards Pay Raises


The San Luis Obispo City Council decided last night to give pay raises to two city administrators. City Manager Katie Lichtig currently earns a salary of $221,520, and with benefits she receives $313,031. She was awarded a $7,600 one-time bonus as well as a $450 monthly car allowance. City Attorney Christine Dietrick’s salary was $175,006, with a total compensation of …

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Styrofoam to be Banned in SLO Restaurants


The San Luis Obispo City Council has voted to ban styrofoam boxes from local businesses and restaurants. The ordinance will go into effect in six months.  After which, there will then be a six month “warning period” before enforcement begins.  City officials say they will provide information on the city website as well as notify affected businesses directly.  Enforcement will …

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Police Investigate Suspicious Device Outside Drug Store


The Walgreens on the 900 block on North H Street in Lompoc was evacuated Tuesday night shortly after 7:00 p.m. Police say employees found a pressure cooker just outside of the front doors. According to police, employees had reported seeing the pressure cooker sitting near trash cans for about an hour. Everyone inside the store was evacuated, and the store …

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SLO City Council to Look Into Not Using Styrofoam Within City Limits


Tonight on the San Luis Obispo City Council meeting agenda, the members will look at not using Styrofoam within city limits and will also look at possible pay raises for city manager Katy Lichtig and City Attorney Christine Deitrick. Lichtig and Dietrick have been working in San Luis Obispo city offices since January of 2010. Currently, Lichtig’s base salary is …

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Man Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison For Molesting Children


Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley has announced that Carlos Israel Pineda Xitumul was sentenced to 28 years in State Prison for molesting two children.  On May 26, 2015, Xitumul pled guilty to two counts of committing a lewd or lascivious act by force or violence against a child under the age of 14 years, and one count …

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Giovanni’s Fish Market Will Feed the Hungry


He’s a man on a mission. To simply feed as many people as he can in one day, and that’s exactly what Giovanni DeGarimore plans on doing June 3rd to mark the 30th celebration anniversary of Giovanni’s Fish Market in Morro Bay. “I’m encouraging everybody who comes out to bring a person or family that might be homeless or hungry …

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