Friday, July 29th, 2016

Local News

American Red Cross Hosting Annual Heroes Breakfast


The American Red Cross of San Luis Obispo County is hosting the annual Heroes Breakfast to honor local, every day heroes on Wednesday, May 20. The event runs from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at the Embassy Suites, 333 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, 93405. The event recognizes local San Luis Obispo heroes who are seemingly ordinary people but have …

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Grand Jury Recommends Actions to Improve Mental Health Services


In its most recent report, the 2014-2015 San Luis Obispo County Grand Jury examines adult access to mental health services in San Luis Obispo County, and recommends eight actions to improve county services. The Grand Jury found that up to 45 days could pass before an adult requesting help actually meets with a professional, and up to 60 days before …

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City of Atascadero Inviting Public to Swearing in of new K9 Officer


The City of Atascadero and the Atascadero Police Department would like to invite you to the swearing in ceremony of our agencies newest K9 Officer, “Pit”.   Pit will be joined at this ceremony by his new partner Officer Christopher Hester.  The purchase of “Pit”, and his subsequent training, was made possible largely through donations from the public.   The Atascadero Police …

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Injured Hiker Rescued on Bishop Peak


An injured hiker was rescued on Bishop Peak in San Luis Obispo about 5:42 p.m. yesterday afternoon. A 28-year-old male hiker was injured halfway up the hiking trail near Foothill Boulevard. The hiker appeared to have broken his leg. A CHP helicopter was able to pick up the victim from the side of the mountain and bring him down to …

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Routine Traffic Stop Results in Major Drug Bust


At approximately 3:00 a.m. yesterday morning, a Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputy on patrol in the City of Carpinteria, observed a subject parked in the red zone near the intersection of Bailard Avenue and Carpinteria Avenue.The deputy contacted the subject for the violation, who was later identified as 25-year-old Johnny Salamanca-Rodriguez of Santa Clara. Salamanca-Rodriguez had multiple aliases and the …

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United Blood Services Needs to Collect More Blood


United Blood Services California needs to collect over 5,000 pints of blood and platelets before May 31st, in order to ensure a steady and ample supply. As of May 14th they have collected 1,800 donations and they still have 3,200 donations to go. Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer for the Blood Bank, when donations unfortunately decrease just as …

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Man Arrested After Allegedly Assaulting Woman in Her Home


On April 18, between 2:30 AM and 3:30 AM, San Luis Obispo Police believe that Derek Roden of Santa Maria broke into a home in the 900 block of Peach, then in the 100 block of Verde. At the Peach residence, a taxi driver who had just dropped off an intoxicated female saw a male subject follow her inside her …

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Fatal Truck Crash on Highway 101


There was a fatal truck crash on Highway 101 at Shell Beach last night about 6. 26-year-old Alex James Robinson of Nipomo was killed after the truck he was driving overturned south of Spyglass Drive. Robinson was heading southbound when, for an unknown reason, he made a turning movement toward the center median and lost control of his flatbed truck, …

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SLO Symphony Music Director Leaves His Position


San Luis Obispo Symphony Music Director Michael Nowak has left his position with the organization. India D’Avignon, current President of the Board of Directors, said Nowak leaves a lasting artistic imprint. “In his 31 years with the San Luis Obispo Symphony, Michael has had a profound impact in building both a renowned orchestra and a prized community asset,” she said. …

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Suspect Arrested in Alleged Attempted Robbery


On Wednesday, May 13 at approximately 2:20 PM, officers from the Paso Robles Police Department responded to the walking path in Centennial Park for the report of an attempted armed robbery. The suspect, described as a Hispanic male, 16 to 18 years of age, wearing all brown with blue shoes demanded money from three juveniles, physically assaulted one of them …

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