Friday, July 29th, 2016

Local News

Firefighters Contain Fire on TV Tower Road


Firefighters responded to the wildland fire on TV Tower Road on West Cuesta Ridge around noon yesterday.  Quick work by CAL FIRE crews kept the flames contained to about one acre, but firefighters say it was in an area with heavy fuel and in an area that is very hard to get to, which made it more difficult to put …

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Police Search for Suspect in Home Burglaries


San Luis Obispo Police are on the lookout for a suspect they say broke into two homes over the weekend. The first report came on Saturday around 2:30 a.m. Police say a cab driver dropped off an intoxicated woman in the 900 block of Peach Street. As the cab driver watched the woman enter her home, he saw a male …

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Driver Killed in Off-Road Crash


A driver was killed and four passengers sustained major injuries in an off-roading crash in Monterey County just before 2 am Saturday morning.  3 of the passengers are from San Luis Obispo.  CHP Officers said the driver was a 25-year-old from Lafayette died at the scene.  Authorities are not releasing the identities of any of the five men at this …

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Alleged Child Molester Due in Court


63-year-old Lenny Jones, The Arroyo Grande realtor and A.G. Citizen of the year, is expected to appear in court this morning to face charges of child molestation. Jones is scheduled to be arraigned on four felonies and two misdemeanors. Investigators say Jones molested two girls under the age of 14 at a party at his Arroyo Grande home last month. …

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List of Candidates for Capps’ Position Grows


After Congresswoman Lois Capps announced she planned to retire, the list of candidates wanting to represent the 24th district grew rather quickly, and included; Previous Republican candidate Justin Fareed, Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider and Santa Barbara County Supervisor Salud Carbajal. Now, State Assemblyman Katcho Achadjlian plans to add his name to that list later this morning in Santa Barbara …

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Man Faces Manslaughter Charges After Punching Another Person


A man found outside Ralph and Duane’s Bar in Arroyo Grande last fall did not die from a fatal punch, according to a defense attorney yesterday. Yet a judge suggested that the man who leveled the punch could have been charged with murder. 36-year-old Ignacio Palomar of Oceano, faces a charge of voluntary manslaughter, plus several enhancements related to prior …

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SWAT Team Used to Serve Search Warrant for Murder Suspect


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office says, a swat team, a few deputies, and Paso Robles police swarmed a Paso Robles neighborhood last night to serve a search warrant. Officials say the warrant was served at the home of Thomas Yanaga. Adding that, the warrant is in connection to a homicide that happened in the driveway of Yanaga’s home …

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Man Arrested in Grover Beach on Possession and Weapons Charges


Grover Beach Police officers arrested 27-year-old Jeremy James Blacker, early yesterday morning on the 1700 block of Grand Avenue for numerous possession and weapons charges. Authorities were conducting a nightly patrol through the Vons parking lot when they discovered an unconscious man in the driver’s seat of a running pickup truck. After searching the license plates officers discovered the vehicle …

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Nipomo Man Wanted for Alleged Drug Trafficking Turns Himself In


A Nipomo man wanted by federal authorities in connection to an alleged south San Luis Obispo County drug-trafficking operation turned himself in shortly after midnight this yesterday morning. FBI investigators say 36-year-old Victor “Speedy” Gonzales, turned himself in to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. By the afternoon, he was being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in …

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Overall Crop Value Impacted by Lack of Water


In a report released by the San Luis Obispo County Department of Agriculture yesterday, an overall gross crop value for the County was reported to be $902,991,000 for 2014, a nearly 2 percent drop from 2013.. The report shows strawberries were the number one crop. While wine grapes came in second. The report also says “The drought continues to present …

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