Sunday, June 26th, 2016

Local News

Lawsuit Filed Against School District For Allegedly Using Cancer-Causing Chemicals


The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is being slammed with a lawsuit over alleged illegal levels of cancer-causing chemicals in school buildings.  The suit was filed yesterday in Los Angeles federal court by a group of parents and residents.  They claim the district is violating the federal Toxic Substances Control Act by failing to decontaminate the elementary, middle and high …

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Man Tried To Kidnap Girl Outside Elementary School


Police are on the hunt for a man who tried kidnapping a young girl outside an elementary school.  Witnesses say a man in his 40s tried to take a seven-year-old girl from Skyline Elementary School in Solana Beach yesterday.  The little girl screamed and tried to get teachers to come help and he ran off through the parking lot.  The …

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Man Arrested After Son Injured by Homemade Explosive


Trevor Harris of Grover Beach is currently behind bars this morning. Authorities say he was arrested yesterday, after his 13 year old son was injured by a homemade pyrotechnic device. Deputies responded to a call on Canet Road in rural Morro Bay and found that the victim had built the illegal homemade device with the consent and assistance from his …

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Town Hall Meetings on Public Safety


San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson is hoping to hear from community members about public safety Monday. He is holding a series of town hall meetings across the county. He says it gives people in the community the opportunity to ask questions and express concerns. Monday night’s meeting is scheduled from 6:00 to 8:00 at Mission San Miguel.

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Santa Barbara County Resident Monitored For Ebola Virus


Health officials are monitoring a Los Angeles-area patient for possible Ebola virus contraction.  Officials say a Santa Barbara County resident may have been in contact with the virus while overseas and is now undergoing a 21-day screening program.  Officials have not released the identity of the patient.

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A Minuteman III Launched from Vandenberg


A Minuteman III launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base early this morning. It was from an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile that launched shortly after 3:30 a.m. during an operational test. The Minuteman III was originally scheduled to launch yesterday morning, but base officials said it was “delayed in order to correct a telemetry link used only on test missiles.” The …

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Homemade Bomb Found Trailside By Hikers


Investigators are looking for whoever left a homemade explosive device near a Peninsula walking trail this weekend.  San Mateo County Sheriff’s authorities say the crude incendiary device was reported Saturday morning around 9:00 by a couple walking on a path near Arguello Park in San Carlos.  Department officials described the device as a glass jar filled with a flammable substance …

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Reported Sexual Assault Yesterday


Yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office received a report from a mandatory reporter of a sexual assault that occurred on a property in the 1400 block of O’Connor Way. Detectives responded to the location and are working with forensic specialists to process the crime scene. At this time there is no description of a suspect or vehicle.   If you have any information …

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Victim in Hit and Run Incident is Identified


A man killed when he was run over in the parking lot of Louie B’s bar early Monday morning in a hit and run has been identified as Gerardo Leon who was 38. Ismael Lares who is 34 was later arrested for the crime and charged with manslaughter, hit and run and DUI.

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Dan Carpenter Announces Candidacy in 2016 District Supervisor Race


San Luis City Councilman Dan Carpenter has announce his candidacy for the 2016 election of 3rd District Supervisor.  His candidate intention statement has been filed with the County Clerk-Recorder. The 3rd district includes a portion of San Luis Obispo, Edna Valley, Avila Beach, Pismo Beach, Shell Beach and Grover Beach.  Carpenter has been serving on the San Luis Obispo City …

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