Sunday, March 29th, 2015

Local News

Suspicious Device Believed To Be Gunpowder And Firecrackers


On September 11 at approximately 10:00 a.m. the San Luis Obispo Police Department received a report of a suspicious device placed near the entrance doors to a business in the 1300 block of Chorro. SLOPD police officers arrived on scene and made an assessment of the device. The device was constructed in such a fashion that the county Bomb Task ...

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Local Red Cross Sends Aid To Colorado Flood Victims


Seven local Red Cross volunteers have deployed to Colorado to assist with relief operations, bringing comfort and care to thousands of people forced from their homes by devastating flash flooding.  These volunteers include Stephanie Anderson of Carpinteria, Marion Cozart of Santa Barbara, Coleen Hefley of Santa Ynez, Donald Lagrand of Cambria, Elizabeth Lepey of Newbury Park, Ricky Maynez of Ventura, ...

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Move In Time For Freshman Cal Poly Students


It is move-in time for thousands of freshman Cal Poly students. Parents and families are often the ones lending a hand at the moving, which means hotels around San Luis Obispo are packed.   On Monday, 550 out-of-state students moved into their dorms at Cal Poly, and on Tuesday, in-state students will join them- totally more than 4,000 freshmen. Cal ...

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Multiple Drug Smuggling Arrests Near Arroyo Quemada Beach


Early Friday morning, on September 13th, several California National Guard members observed a vessel come ashore at Arroyo Quemada beach and witnessed a group of about 19 suspects offloading suspected bales of narcotics from the boat.  The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office responded with Patrol Deputies, the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Team, two K-9 Units and Sheriff’s Narcotics Investigators. Personnel from ...

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Fatal Traffic Collision Result Of Methamphetamines In System


The Pismo Beach Police Department   has concluded the investigation into the fatal traffic collision that occurred on July 9, which involved a single vehicle driven by Sean Ramirez from Los Osos. Ramirez died from blunt force trauma after the Ford Ranger pickup truck he was driving veered off the roadway from northbound Price Street just south of the Best Western ...

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Meth Maker Busted


On Tuesday, September 10th, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Narcotics Detectives arrested a local methamphetamine dealer and seized two pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of 24 thousand dollars. 30-year-old Alejandro Jaimes Lopez had been under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office for over a year and had a felony warrant out for his arrest involving a case that yielded ...

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Caltrans And CDFW Remind You To Watch Out For Wildlife


Caltrans and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) remind motorists to remain alert while driving to improve safety for travelers and wildlife alike during “Watch Out for Wildlife (WOW) Week,” September 16-22.   “It’s important that motorists, when driving through areas frequented by deer, elk and other animals, do all they can to protect themselves as well as ...

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Emergency Preparedness Month


The San Luis Obispo County Office of Board of Supervisors has proclaimed September as Emergency Preparedness Month. The proclamation ties in with and supports National Preparedness Month.   National Preparedness Month is a nationwide, month-long effort hosted by FEMA’s Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps, encouraging households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies. Founded after 9/11 to increase ...

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Panga Boat Containing Marijuana Found Beached Near San Simeon State Park


On Tuesday, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office received a report about a panga boat that was beached near the San Simeon State Park Campground. Deputies along with State Park Rangers discovered an abandoned 30-foot panga boat containing one 30 pound package of marijuana. It's believed that several thousand pounds of marijuana were offloaded from the boat sometime overnight ...

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Woman Accused Of Hitting Two Bicyclists Pleads Guilty


The woman accused of hitting two bicyclists on Labor Day, killing one and severely injuring the other, pleaded guilty yesterday to the charges against her. 29-year-old Jessica Goddard from Cayucos, has been charged with two felony counts: gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs causing injury. Goddard initially pleaded not guilty at her ...

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