Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Local News

Santa Maria Police Chief Asking for Help With Gang Violence

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Last night at Santa Maria’s City Council meeting, the Chief of Police makes a desperate plea to the community for someone to come forward with any information that may help investigators put a stop to the increase in gang violence.   Chief Ralph Martin says not one witness has stepped forward.  He says last year, there were 13 homicides, nine in …

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SLO County Supervisors Declare Shelter Crisis

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  San Luis Obispo County supervisors declare a shelter crisis in the county. The board told by homeless advocates that more than 1,000 people are homeless and sleeping outdoors. But there are only a few hundred shelter beds available on any given night in the county. The supervisors unanimously declare a shelter crisis and they ask the County’s seven cities …

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13 Arrested After Panga Boat Seizure

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13 people arrested after a Panga Boat was siezed near Santa Barbara Saturday. On board, about 3,000 pounds of marijuana. The coast guard spotted the boat at Arroyo Quemada Beach, west of Santa Barbara. Panga boats are medium-sized, open fishing vessels often used to transport illegal drugs and immigrants from south of the border.

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Cal Poly Men’s Basketball to Play UC Irvine Tonight

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Tonight, the Cal Poly Men’s basketball team hosts the tallest team in college basketball, ever.  The UC Irvine Anteaters.  The Anteaters may be the tallest team in the history of college basketball.  Their tallest player is 7 feet six inches. Two others are above seven feet.  Another is 6’10”.  The game starts at seven.

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Fatal Accident on Foothill This Morning

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A fatal accident reported early this morning on Foothill Boulevard near Los Osos Valley Road on the outskirts of San Luis. Around 3:30 this morning, the Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of the accident. A pedestrian pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation into the fatal accident is underway.

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Pismo Beach Police Search for Hit and Run Suspect

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Pismo Beach Police are searching for a man who fled from the scene of an accident after a rollover car crash last night. The police found a stolen vehicle around seven last night.  At ten, a man got into the car and police initiated a traffic stop.  The suspect then drove off on Northbound 101, leading police on a car …

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The Storm Left a Mess Throughout the Central Coast

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Yesterday was clean up day after powerful winds blasted the Central Coast and much of Southern California. The winds and falling trees knocked out power to thousands of customers for a short time Sunday afternoon and evening from Santa Maria to San Luis Obispo.  Trees fell on houses in Cambria and Los Osos. The rain storm Sunday morning softened the …

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Candidates Chasing the Supervisor Seat

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Campaign fundraising figures released for local supervisorial races. The top campaign fundraiser is incumbent Adam Hill with about $140,000.  Most of that money comes from developers. Challenger Debbie Peterson has raised $48,000. The former mayor of Grover Beach is challenging supervisor Hill in the Third District. Peterson is also a democrat. Also in the race, Dan Carpenter has raised about …

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Heavy Rainfall Across the Central Coast

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Sunday’s rainfall surpassed an inch in many areas of the Central Coast.  San Luis Obispo received 1.23 inches.  Paso Robles 1.1 inches. Eight tenths of an inch in Morro Bay. Did you see rainwater running off your roof and down your street? San Luis Obispo County supervisor Frank Mecham installed rain barrels a couple years ago to capture the rain …

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Contaminated Groundwater Near SLO Airport

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Contaminated groundwater near the San Luis Obispo Airport has inspired an informational meeting Thursday. The regional water quality control board is leading the investigation. The meeting to be held at its office on Aerovista at 5:30 Thursday afternoon. TCE turned up in at least 11 wells in the area around Buckley Road. A private law firm conducted its own investigation …

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