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Memorial Service Yesterday at UCSB

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Twenty-thousand people gathered at Harder Stadium in UCSB for the memorial service to honor the six students that were murdered in Friday night’s shooting spree in Isla Vista. Religious leaders, Chancellor Henry Yang and UC President Janet Napolitano spoke at the memorial and said that instead of asking why, the focus should be on honoring the six that died.

Napolitano provided glimpses into the lives of some of the victims, saying that George Chen was an engineering student who loved playing basketball with his dad and was a volunteer YMCA counselor; Katie Cooper was captain of her high school water polo team, and James Hong volunteered at a nearby Chinese language school.

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Truck Hauling Trailer Hit Utility Pole

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A truck hauling a double trailer knocked down a utility pole at 8:47 yesterday morning in Arroyo Grande, closing both lanes of Los Berros Road until 10 last night and be closed again this morning at 9 in order for the scene to be cleared. The driver of the tractor-trailer was hospitalized with minor injuries. The truck was traveling at an unsafe speed and the driver misjudged a curve, causing the truck to overturn on the roadway, strike a pole and a tree and travel down an embankment. The collision with the utility pole caused the cable and phone lines to hit a second vehicle, but the driver was unhurt. The CHP is requesting motorists use an alternate route.

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Commercial Burglary in Morro Bay on Monday

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A commercial burglary took place in Morro Bay on Monday at around 3:30 a.m. An unknown subject forced his way into a closed business and stole a safe. The suspect is believed to be an adult male wearing a dark blue hoodie, dark pants and black shoes. The business is reporting a $7000 loss from the robbery. Contact the Morro Bay Police Department if you have any information on the incident.

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Today is a Day of Mourning and Reflection for UCSB

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UCSB has called today a “Day of Mourning and Reflection” and classes have been cancelled to give students time to grieve from the shooting in Isla Vista on Friday. A memorial will be held for the victims at 4 p.m. at Harder Stadium. UC president Janet Napolitano has reassured students that on-campus resources will be increased for those affected by the shooting.

The shooting spree occurred at 9:30 Friday evening when a Santa Barbara City College student allegedly murdered six people and injured 13 others. The shooter, identified as Elliot Rodger, stabbed and killed three people in his apartment complex, who have been identified as Rodger’s roommate Cheng Hong, George Chen and Weihan Read More »

Man Arrested in Santa Maria for Burglary and Arson

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A Canoga Park man was arrested yesterday morning in Santa Maria for burglary and arson. Local business security personnel called 911 and reported a man had shattered a window and opened a door into one of the building’s offices. Police surrounded the place and ordered anyone inside to come out, and shortly after Isael Vasquez surrendered without incident. Vasquez attempted to light a fire inside the building. He is currently in Santa Barbara County Jail with bail set at $50,000.

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Cal Poly Hosting NCAA Regional

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Cal Poly will be hosting an NCAA Regional for the first time in NCAA I history. The Big West champion Mustangs, which set a school record for posting a 45-10 record in the regular season, will be hosting four games Friday-Monday at Baggette Stadium. Cal Poly will be hosting Sacramento State, Arizona State and Pepperdine.  Cal Poly will face-off against Sacramento State, and the winner will go on to play against the winner of the Arizona State/Pepperdine matchup. The winner of the SLO Regionals will face the winner of the Fort Worth Regionals.

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SLO City Council Candidate Drops Out of Race

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City-of-San-Luis-ObispoSLO City Council candidate Eric Meyer has announced that he is dropping out of the race. Meyer, an entrepreneur and former city planning commissioner, said in a letter to supporters that friendship means more to him that political aspirations.

Three council seats are up for election in November. Mayor Jan Marx and Councilwoman Carlyn Christiansen will seek re-election, while Councilwoman Kathy Smith will not seek re-election. Two other candidates have declared their candidacy for city council, Gordon Muller a financial planner with Zuk Financial Group and Daniel Gano, executive director of UK nonprofit LINK.

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Man Arrested for Robbing The Sub

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San Luis Obispo Police Officers say they arrested Morro Bay resident Eric Abril, who was charged for robbing The Sub. At 8:30 last night, police received a report that one of the employees was assaulted. The unidentified victim was found with significant facial injuries from being kicked in the head. The employee was hospitalized.

Police found a man who matched the suspect description hiding in the bushes on Higuera and Marsh Street, tried to talk to him but he ran away. SLOPD told KVEC Morning News that the man was running through the creek. SLOPD, Sheriff’s K-9 Investigation and Cal Poly University Police chased him for 20 minutes before they caught him at the U.S. Post Office on Dalidio Read More »

Missing Child Found Yesterday

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The 13-year-old Atascadero boy missing since Monday morning was found yesterday afternoon and is reunited with his grandparents. Jeremiah Austin Valdez was found at a local junior high school after making Facebook posts and contacting someone at the school, who contacted the police. It was not immediately clear where the juvenile had been since Monday.
 

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Memorial Day Weekend Events

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Illuminate: Spring Dance Concert in SLO
Great Western Bike Rally in Paso Robles
28th Annual Festival of Beers in SLO
Cal Poly Early Music Ensemble
Memorial Day Celebration on Pismo Beach Pier
Lost at Sea Memorial Day Service in Cayucos
Avila Beach Blues Festival

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