Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Local News

Next Week is No Name Calling Week

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Next week, Santa Barbara Junior High School will celebrate kindness by joining thousands of schools throughout the nation in No Name Calling Week. This event was created by GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) in an effort to help address issues of bullying, name-calling and bias in schools.

Beginning on Tuesday, January 20, Associated Student Body (ASB) will work with students on a variety of activities designed to help them realize the impact of verbal bullying, and bring an awareness to strategies for coping with and putting an end to name-calling, including having an art contest, poetry contest, library exhibit and theme days throughout the week. At its core, No Name Calling Week is part of the school’s annual No Place for Hate campaign where s

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Lois Capps Introduces Water in the 21st Century Act

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Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) HAS joined Rep. Grace Napolitano (CA-32) and 14 of her California colleagues to introduce the Water in the 21st Century Act, a bill that would help communities deal with drought conditions. The Water in the 21st Century Act would provide communities with incentives and investments for water use efficiency projects, conservation initiatives, and water recycling. The bill builds on additional Congressional efforts to help drought stricken areas by providing more long-term solutions and making them accessible to all communities. “While the rain this weekend was welcome news in California, this drought remains the worst on record and the most urgent problem our state faces,” Capps said. “There are no easy solutions. But the Water in the 21st Century Act wo

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Two Charged With Murder of Terence Richardson

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Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley has announced that 19-year-old Ali Abdul Muhammed and 22-year-old Lavell Calvin White, have been charged with murder and attempted robbery, in connection with the December 30, 2014, shooting death of Terence Richardson, on the 1000 block of East Jones in Santa Maria.  Muhammed was also charged with an enhancement for the personal and intentional discharge of a firearm causing the death of Terence Richardson.  White was also charged with an additional firearm enhancement.  The matter has been set for continued arraignment on Friday, January 16, 2015.

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Arroyo Grande Has Interim City Manager

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Arroyo Grande has an interim city manager while the search continues for a permanent selection. His name is Robert McFall who is a member of Regional Government Services. He is expected to serve the city for about four months. The cost to hire McFall is approximately $60,000. McFall worked for the City of Glendale for 33 years, before retiring in 2010.

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Cal Poly’s Frats and Sororities on Social Probation

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Cal Poly University’s fraternities and sororities are on social probation. That means the groups can no longer host social functions, like parties.  The move comes after three reported sexual assaults at Greek houses since the beginning of the academic year. The Greek community at Cal Poly has been asked to come up with a plan to create a safer social environment which should take about 30 days.

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SLO Transit Will Be Expanding Hand Sanitizer Project to All Vehicles

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In response to the latest developments with the Cold & Flu season, the SLO Transit system will be expanding its hand sanitizer pilot project to all vehicles.  In late September the Transit Division installed hand sanitizers on 1/3 of its vehicles, which operate on some of its most popular routes, as part of a provisional test.  During this time, Transit staff monitored there: use, durability and the customer response to this amenity.  The latest reporting from the CDC, regarding this year’s Flu strand, has prompted Transit Staff to expand the program to the rest of the fleet. According to “the most recent FluView report for the 2014-2015 flu season shows that flu season in the United States has begun and abo

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Juvenile Suspect Confesses to Residential Burglary

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In August of 2014, the Paso Robles Police Department investigated two residential burglaries that occurred approximately two weeks apart. The first residential burglary occurred in the 200 block of Chickory Ln., where several pieces of jewelry and electronics were stolen. Two weeks later, Officers responded to another residential burglary in the 100 block of Santa Ynez where several electronic devices were stolen. The suspect(s) in both burglaries pried open a window in order to gain access to the residences. During the separate investigations, both crime scenes were processed for evidence. Fingerprint evidence was located at both scenes, and this evidence was submitted to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab for identification.

The Paso Robles Police Depa

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PG&E Partners with National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced a partnership today with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to plant a new tree in the wildfire-stricken Los Padres National Forest on behalf of every customer who enrolls in paperless billing over the next several weeks, through February 26. Customers can enroll at www.pge.com/ebills.

“PG&E customers can choose to say goodbye to their paper bills forever and help the environment in the process,” said Senior Vice President Laurie Giammona, PG&E’s chief customer officer. “Paperless billing is the most convenient way for PG&E customers

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Man Arrested Twice Dies at Hospital

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Last Saturday, Morro Bay Police booked 63-year-old David Osborn, Sr. into County Jail on a charge of being drunk in public. Osborn was released on his own recognizance at 5:53 PM. Later that same day at 8:38 PM , Morro Bay Police again arrested Osborn for being drunk in public and violating his probation. Before he was booked, Morro Bay Police transported Osborn to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center for medical clearance. He was cleared by the hospital and booked into County Jail on 1-11-15 at 12:11 AM. Before Osborn was placed in the Jail and while still in the Intake Release Center (IRC), Osborn was seen twice by medical staff for complaints of a blood sugar imbalance. He was seen once at 2:30 AM and then again at 7:15 AM. Prior to being housed in the Jail, Osborn was escorted

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Single Vehicle Traffic Collision in San Luis Obispo

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On January 10, 2015 at approximately 11:45 p.m., San Luis Obispo Police and Fire Department emergency personnel, along with San Luis Ambulance medical personnel, responded to a single vehicle traffic collision on California Boulevard at San Luis Obispo Creek in San Luis Obispo. The preliminary investigation indicates 22-year-old Charles Evert was driving his blue 1993 Ford truck southbound on California Boulevard when he veered off the roadway at San Luis Obispo Creek. A retaining wall stopped the truck from dropping into San Luis Obispo Creek, likely preventing the driver from receiving more serious injuries.

Responding police officers found Charles Evert unconscious and trapped inside the vehicle. San Luis Obispo Fire Department personnel stabilized the truck and used a pn

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