Sunday, July 31st, 2016

Local News

New City Manager In Grover Beach


Grover Beach has hired a new city manager.  Matthew Bronson who served as Assistant City Manager of San Mateo for the last 5 and half years was selected for the post.  Bronson was chosen out of 47 qualified candidates.  Bronson replaces longtime city manager Bob Perrault, who retired earlier this year after ten years on the job.  Bronson will make …

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Gang Member Arrested In Pismo On Drug Charges


A suspected gang member was arrested at a Pismo Beach hotel on Tuesday.  The SLO County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force received a tip that a Santa Barbara County gang member, identified as Gabriel Fuentes, age 36, of Santa Maria was possibly staying in the Pismo Beach area selling narcotics.  Fuentes was observed at the Edgewater Inn and was contacted at …

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Historic Building To Be Saved By Foundation


A newly formed non-profit group is working to save an historic building in Atascadero.  The Atascadero Printery building, built in back 1915, was scheduled to be sold off on Saturday May 14th at this year’s public auction of tax-defaulted properties.  A group of folks got together to form the Atascadero Printery Foundation and expressed interest in restoring the building for …

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Cal Poly Football Player Enters Plea


Cameron Akins, one of the five Cal Poly football players that burglarized a fraternity house and resisted arrest back in August 2014, entered pleas of no-contest yesterday.  The felony charges include: attempted home invasion robbery in concert with the use of a firearm, residential burglary, and resisting a peace officer by use of force.  The August 2014 incident involved Akins …

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Manhunt For Double Homicide Suspect Over


The manhunt for a double homicide suspect is over.  On Wednesday at approximately 2:00am, the Paso Robles Police Department was notified that suspect David McCann was apprehended in Seaside, CA at an area transient camp.  McCann was seen earlier in the Cambria area on a stolen bike heading north.  McCann is a suspect in the murders of his estranged wife, …

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Jared Will Go To Prom Afterall


The Arroyo Grande High School senior who is battling a brain tumor and was denied admittance into his own prom – will get his wish after all!  Jared Springer was not allowed to go to prom last Saturday because school officials said they didn’t receive a medical release in time.  This angered folks in the community and around the world …

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Local Mechanic Honored By GM


A local auto mechanic has been awarded “Mechanic of the Year” by General Motors.  Steven Zak who works at Alfano Motors in San Luis Obispo has been fixing cars for 31 years now.  His experience includes ten certifications – two more than what is required to be considered a “world class” technician.  And his passion for auto tech doesn’t end …

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Oceano Man Threatens Police With Knife


An Oceano man threatened police officers with a knife Monday morning.  At around 3:45am, Grover Beach Police responded to a disturbance call at a residence on Ramona Ave.  When officers arrived, they found Eugenio Zamorasierra at the front door.  When officers ordered Zamorasierra to show his hands, he would not comply.  After repeated commands, Zamorasierra started walking towards the officers …

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Brief Standoff With Police


A pursuit in Pismo Beach ended with a brief standoff with police Monday night.  Police had tracked down a suspect who had tried to cash a counterfeit tax refund check at a Morro Bay liquor store.  The suspect, Richard Joseph Sams already had a previous warrant out for his arrest for a similar crime.  At around 7pm, police located Sams …

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Make Change Count Program Ending


Today, the Directed Giving Campaign Committee through the “Make Change Count” donation station program will present a check to the Friends of Prado to help support local social services.  Back in April of 2014, as part of a two year pilot program, the City of San Luis Obispo installed 7 specially marked Donation Stations throughout downtown. These meters allow folks …

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