Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Local News

Charles Paddock Zoo Will Celebrate Smithsonian Day This Saturday


The Charles Paddock Zoo will open its doors to celebrate Smithsonian Day on Saturday, September 26th, 2015, as part of Smithsonian magazines eleventh annual Museum Day Live! On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free …

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Heavy Marine Layer Giving Firefighters A Helping Hand


A heavy marine layer is giving firefighters a helping hand as they work on containing a wildfire burning in Monterey County.  Fire officials say the Tassajara Fire is now 89 percent contained after scorching nearly eleven-hundred acres near the community of Jamesburg.  Meanwhile, investigators have determined the fire was sparked by a man who had committed suicide.  The man’s body …

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SLO Sheriff’s Association Endorses Katcho Achadjian’s Campaign For Congress


The San Luis Obispo County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association joins the growing list of groups endorsing Assembly Member Katcho Achadjian’s campaign for Congress. Achadjian was sworn in for his third term on December 1, 2014 to represent the 35th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Grover Beach, Guadalupe, Lompoc, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, …

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SLO County Reduces Water Usage At Public Facilities During Drought


As the drought lasts and local reservoir levels continue to drop, the County of San Luis Obispo has reduced water use at public facilities and grounds by 35 percent since 2013, surpassing the 25 percent state mandate. Of the Utility Manager data collected by the County General Services Department, total water usage in July 2015 compared to July 2013 has …

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Three Men Charged With Beating Of Football Fan


Two Hollister men and a San Jose man are facing possible prison time after being charged with the beating of a Minnesota Vikings fan after a San Francisco 49ers game at Levi’s Stadium.  Prosecutors say 32-year-old Felix Chavira Sr. and 33-year-old Juan Arias, both of Hollister, as well as 30-year-old Eric Martinez, of San Jose, attacked the Vikings fan near …

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Volkswagen


A class action lawsuit was filed against Volkswagen Group of America by six California Volkswagen diesel owners in Santa Barbara County who say they now face loss of vehicle value, decreased resale opportunities and degradation of vehicle performance after Volkswagen recently admitted that since 2009 it circumvented emission test procedures to produce misleading pollution test results. Volkswagen acknowledged using software …

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Armed Robbery Being Investigated by Sheriff’s Office


Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Sunday night, September 20, at the CVS pharmacy located in 5800 block of Calle Real in the City of Goleta.  The suspect entered the store at approximately 11:38 p.m. wearing a suit and tie and a mask made to look like an elderly …

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Cuesta College Student Arrested For Alleged Stabbing


The Cuesta College Police Department is fully cooperating with the San Luis Obispo Police Department with their investigation into the arrest of a Cuesta College student and his alleged involvement in a recent stabbing incident near Cal Poly. The Cuesta College Office of the Vice President of Student Services and Campus Centers will follow college policies and procedures related to …

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Grover Beach Police Search for Robbery Suspect


At about 12:13 p.m Sunday, GBPD officers were dispatched to Monarch Grove Winery Tasting Room located at 180 S. HWY 1, for a report of a robbery. Upon arrival, Officers confirmed a robbery had occurred. The suspect displayed a black semi-automatic pistol. The victim’s wrists were bound with duct tape and were told to stay inside the restroom of the …

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Santa Barbara Sheriff Requesting Public Help in Finding Robbery Suspect


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance to help identify and locate a suspect who robbed the U.S. Bank branch located inside Ralphs at the Magnolia Shopping Center.   At approximately 12:15 p.m.  September 20, Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 5100 block of Hollister Avenue to the activation of an alarm.  Upon arrival, deputies confirmed a bank …

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