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Ballots Still Need to Be Counted

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Nearly 25,000 ballots have yet to be counted by the SLO County-Clerk’s office, which means the outcome of several races are too close to call, and it may be two weeks before the outcomes are decided. The close races include three Paso Robles City Council candidates looking for a second seat, the Pismo mayoral and city council races, and Grover Beach’s $48 million bond measure for street repair.

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Fatal Crash Victim Identified

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The 21-year-old Oceano man killed early yesterday morning in a crash on Los Berros Road as Raymond Mendoza.  The CHP says his car crossed into oncoming traffic lanes, then slammed into a tree.  Officers say Mendoza was speeding and was not wearing a seatbelt, and that alcohol is may be a factor in the crash.

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“Faces of Freedom” Memorial Will Host Veterans Day Ceremonies

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Veterans Day is fast approaching and this year the “Faces of Freedom” Veterans Memorial in Atascadero will once again host one of the most popular Veterans Day Ceremonies and festivities in San Luis Obispo County. On Tuesday, November 11th at 11 am, members of the Public are invited to a Veterans Day Ceremony and BBQ at the “Faces of Freedom” Veterans Memorial located near the Atascadero Lake Park & Zoo to honor our Nation’s Veterans. This year’s event will include the pomp and pageantry of color guards, Bag pipes, patriotic music, a historic military fly over performed by the Estrella Warbirds, a wreath laying and inspiring words from this year’s guest speaker.  We are also very pleased to bring back by popular demand Ms. Emy Bruzzo and the Atascadero High School Read More »

Election Results for SLO County

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San Luis Obispo County election results are as follows:

Lynn Compton defeated incumbent Caren Ray in the race for 4th District Supervisor.

Tommy Gong is the new County Clerk-Recorder.

Tony Ferrara held off write-in challenger Jim Hill to keep his seat as mayor of Arroyo Grande. He’ll be joined by councilmembers Barbara Harmon and Tim Brown.

Tom O’Mally was picked as mayor of Atascadero. Council members Heather Moreno and Brian Sturtevant will sit on the city council.

John Sholes will return as mayor of Grover Beach. On council with him are Barbara Nicolls and Miriam Shah.

Paso Mayor Steven Martin will be joined by council members John Hamon and Duane Picanco.

Still undecided as to who will be mayor of Pismo Beach. Shelly Higginbot Read More »

SLO Citizens for Measure G Celebrates Victory

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SLO Citizens for Measure G, the broad-based coalition of community leaders that organized to support the half-percent sales tax renewal, expressed their gratitude to voters and campaign supporters in the wake of Measure G’s overwhelming approval by voters Tuesday night.

“Thanks to the wisdom of the people of San Luis Obispo, this is a great day for our city,” said SLO Citizens for Measure G committee co-chair Clint Pearce, President of Madonna Enterprises and past chair of SLO City Tourism Business Improvement District. “Voters agreed that our city is better off with these resources than without them. That’s why such a broad coalition of diverse people quickly came together as SLO Citizens for Measure G. Everyone understood that Measure G will benefit all residents Read More »

Fatal Accident This Morning

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An early morning accident took the life of a 21-year-old Oceano man when he crashed on Los Berros Road at a high rate of speed and hit a tree. The wreck occurred about 3:52 near Quailwood Lane. He was not wearing a seatbelt and the CHP says alcohol may have been involved.

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Man Arrested for DUI After Hit and Run Collision

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In Santa Maria last night about 11:52, a Santa Maria man was critically injured in a two car accident at Enos Drive and Miller Street. According to police, 29-year-old Juan Salazar driving a Chrysler collided with 19-year-old Jonathan Lara who was driving a Pontiac. Lara, also from Santa Maria was extricated and taken to the hospital. Salazar who tried to get away was detained by witnesses. Salazar was arrested for felony DUI, hit and run, and driving without a license. He was taken to jail with bail set at $100,000.

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Investigators Say Co-Pilot Made Error Causing Virgin Galactic Crash

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Federal investigators say the co-pilot who died in the test-flight of a space plane made an error causing the crash.  The National Transportation Safety Board has confirmed, Michael Alsbury prematurely unlocked a lever that might have caused Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two to raise its tail moments before it broke apart in Southern California Friday.  Alsbury was killed and test pilot Peter Siebold was seriously hurt. Both went to Cal Poly.

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SLOIFF Will Be Screening Movies to Celebrate 21st Birthday

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In honor of the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival’s 21st birthday next year, the SLOIFF has been celebrating early by screening three classic movies with a “coming of age” theme this fall, with special events that include Hollywood celebrities and musical guests. The last film in the series is Mary Pickford’s silent comedy “DADDY LONG LEGS” accompanied live by the Malibu Silent Film Orchestra. Presented by MidAmerican Solar, owner of Topaz Solar Farms, the series is a fundraiser for the 2015 Festival, scheduled for March 10th to 15th. The series is also sponsored by Q104.5, New Times, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Sands Inn and Suites.< Read More »

Paso Robles Police Catch People Smoking Marijuana in Park

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On October 29, 2014 Paso Robles Police Department Special Enforcement Team detectives conducted a directed enforcement operation at Centennial Park. Over recent weeks the PRPD received numerous complaints of individuals congregating within the park to smoke marijuana. The illegal activity reportedly became increasingly disruptive for those seeking to use the park for legal recreational purposes.

At approximately 3:00pm plain clothes detectives walked through the park and observed several individuals openly smoking marijuana. During their investigation, Detectives made 15 contacts to determine if the subjects were smoking marijuana.

Those contacts resulted in five individuals being detained and/or cited for marijuana related violations: Three adults were cited for posse Read More »

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