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Man Sentenced For Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography

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Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that as a result of a plea relating to the possession and distribution of child pornography, Richard Dale Haenel, age 70, of Solvang, was sentenced to 2 years in state prison and must register as a sex offender for life. Haenel will also be required to pay restitution to one of the identified victims depicted in the child pornography videos that he downloaded from the internet. On April 8, 2014, Santa Barbara Distr Read More »

Food Banks in Monterey County Receive Produce

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Food banks in Monterey County are the recipients of thousands of pounds of produce from farmers in Fresno County.  It is all part of an effort by a group of Fresno County growers, shippers and other ag-related industries to raise attention about the drought.  Three-hundred-thousand pounds of produce was delivered to the food banks in Salinas and Watsonville yesterday.  Fifteen trucks total, delivering produce worth almost 200-thousand-dollars, hit the road to make deliv Read More »

DUI Task Force Makes 116 Arrests

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From August 15 to September 1, the Avoid the 14 DUI Task Force was out in full force, targeting one of the deadliest killers on the road: drunk driving. The enforcement was part of the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, to save lives and make our roads safer.  DUI enforcement resulted in far too many drunk driving arrests and citations countywide over the past 18 days.

From 12:01 AM Friday August 15th, through Midnight Monday September 1, 2014 Read More »

Morro Bay Public Safety Transitions to Regional Dispatching

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Yesterday at 10:00 a.m., Morro Bay Public Safety transitioned to regional dispatching. Morro Bay Police, Fire and Harbor will now be dispatched by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office and Cal Fire. This new regional approach is designed to enhance and improve public safety responses through the regionalization of dispatching services. The Sheriff’s Dispatch Center, and Cal Fire, will improve coordination for multiple jurisdictional responses during emergencies, as w Read More »

Congresswoman Lois Capps Will Host Breakfast for Veterans in Atascadero

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Today, Congresswoman Lois Capps will host a breakfast for veterans in Atascadero. The breakfast will be an opportunity to thank local veterans for their service, while allowing them to meet with Capps and her district staff for assistance in obtaining the benefits they have earned through their service to our country.

At the event, the congresswoman and her staff will provide information about a variety of benefits and resources available to veterans. The event will be from 9 Read More »

Second Suspect Arrested in Child Abuse Case

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Saturday based on information discovered through the course of their investigation, Detectives with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office arrested a second suspect in connection with a recent case involving a child abuse victim. Detectives arrested 38-year-old Richard Scott Brooks of San Francisco. He was booked into County Jail on three counts of rape by force or fear. On 8-28-14, Detectives arrested 38-year-old Oscar Higueros, Jr., of Cayucos on child abuse charges involvi Read More »

Child Abuse Incident

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On 8-25-14, the Sheriff's Office received a report of child abuse involving a minor under the age of 18. Deputies and Detectives initiated an investigation into the incident which had occurred the month prior. A suspect was identified as 38-year-old Oscar Higueros, Jr., of Cayucos. Higueros is a paid volunteer firefighter with the Cayucos Fire Department. On 8-28-14, a search warrant was served at his residence in Cayucos where the incident took place. Higueros was arrested and bo Read More »

By the Bay With Judy Salamacha

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Yesterday my column was about Councilwoman Nancy Johnson and her love for gardening. She is a SLO Master Gardener and the chairman of Dalia Daze this Friday and Saturday. When she and husband Garry Johnson moved to Morro Bay their first project was remodeling their home, but their daughter moved home to get married, so they planted a garden first, she then joined the Morro Bay and Montana de Oro Garden Clubs of CA and took the classes to become a master gardener. She has been chair o Read More »

Vehicle Fire in Paso Robles

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Yesterday at 1:05 PM, two companies of Paso Robles firefighters and one Battalion Chief responded to a vehicle fire that extended into roadside vegetation on Highway 46 near Union Road in the City of Paso Robles.

Firefighters arrived at scene to find a passenger vehicle fully involved in fire and extending into roadside vegetation. First arriving fire department resources extinguished the vehicle fire and quickly put out the vegetation fire. The fire was contained at 1:21 PM. Read More »

Caltrans Hosting Transportation Planning Workshop

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Caltrans will host a transportation planning grant workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 10 am until 12 noon at the San Luis Obispo County Library, Community Room, 995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo. Caltrans is now accepting applications online for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Sustainable Transportation Planning grants until Friday, Oct. 31 at 5 pm. This newly consolidated grant program supports Caltrans’ new mission to provide a safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation Read More »

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