Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Local News

Police Search For Double Homicide Suspect In Paso


The Paso Robles Police Department continues to assist Clovis PD with locating: Dave McCann – the suspect in a double homicide.  McCann is still at large but Detectives say he is possibly still in the Paso Robles area riding a grey/tan 15-speed mountain bicycle, with disc brakes, and a small tool kit under the seat.  Clovis PD believe McCann is …

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SLO Transit Public Meeting Set


SLO Transit will be holding a City Mass Transportation Committee (MTC) meeting on Wednesday, May 11th at 2:30 PM at the City Hall Council Hearing Room.  The meeting is open to the public – – Attendees will have an opportunity to review the public comments submitted in response to the SLO Transit Short Range Transit Plan. The SRTP is a …

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Center Named After CAPSLO Board Member


Santos Arrona, CAPSLO’s longest-serving board member, was honored Friday when the Atascadero Head Start Center was named after him.  The center which provides child development programs–was officially named the Santos Arrona Head Start Center.  Santos has served on the CAPSLO board for 23 years, longer than any other member.  CAPSLO’s Head Start programs increase school readiness of young children in …

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CHP Pursuit Through SLO County


A driver  was arrested Thursday night after leading CHP officers on a pursuit from the five cities area through SLO and into Santa Margarita.  The pursuit started in Pismo Beach around 10pm when police attempted to stop the driver for failing to yield.  The chase ensued onto northbound Highway 101, moving through San Luis Obispo and came to an end …

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Purple Ribbons To Honor Lexi Brown


To honor the memory of 12 year old Lexi Brown, who lost her battle to cancer earlier this week, folks are putting up purple ribbons around the Santa Maria Valley area.  The ribbons have been put up on light posts and fences; even police officers in the area may be seen wearing purple ribbons.  Purple was Lexi’s favorite color.

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City Officials Get Bonus


The San Luis Obispo City Council approved a one-time $5,000 bonus for City Manager Katie Lichtig and City Attorney Christine Dietrick during Tuesday’s meeting.  The council voted 4 to 1 in favor.  The bonuses were based on a job performance review by an independent consultant.  According to the public record, Lichtig currently makes $300,000 a year; Dietrick makes about $275,000 …

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Pismo PD Officers Get Raises


Pismo Beach Police officers got a 5% pay increase this week.  The increase was approved by Pismo Beach City Council back on Tuesday during their meeting.  City officials say the pay raise was necessary to address the high turnover rate Pismo Beach PD has had lately – as officers have been leaving for better pay elsewhere.

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Hometown Hero Loses Battle Against Cancer


Heartbreaking news out of Santa Maria, Lexi Brown, the 12-year-old girl whose courageous battle with cancer inspired countless others in our community and across the country, has died.  It was confirmed Wednesday that Lexi had passed away while returning from a trip to France with her mother.  Lexi was diagnosed with fibroblastic sarcoma, a cancer of the connective tissue.  In …

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Downtown SLO Development Halted


The proposal to build two, 75-foot tall buildings in downtown SLO at Monterey and Santa Rosa has been suspended.  The building plan included a hotel, retail space, parking structure, and affordable housing.  Construction already began at the site. Many SLO community leaders voiced their concerns about the building project saying the 75-foot-high buildings would obstruct the view of the surrounding …

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Orcutt Woman To Be Jailed On Child Abduction Charges


Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced Wednesday that Michelle Christine Gibbs pled to one felony count Child Abduction. The Orcutt woman accused of running away with her children to Mexico last year will be jailed and put on felony probation.  Gibbs and her two young girls went missing back in February last year shortly after a child …

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