Friday, July 29th, 2016

Local News

Officers Looking for Suspect in Stabbing Incident


Yesterday about 6:55 p.m., GBPD officers and Five Cities Fire were dispatched to a reported stabbing that occurred in the transient camp located South of the Grover Beach Train Station in the 100 block of South HWY 1. Upon their arrival, Officers located a 28 year old male victim who had been stabbed at least one time in the torso …

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Man Convicted of Forcing Teen to Have Sex With Him to Serve 61 Years


The man convicted of forcing a Los Osos teen into having sex with him and others will likely serve the rest of his life behind bars. 40-year-old Richard Brooks was sentenced yesterday to 61 years and 8 months to life in state prison. He was found guilty in November of last year of sex acts with a minor, human trafficking, …

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PG&E and Sheriff Parkinson to Announce Donation to Public Safety Task Force


Sheriff Ian Parkinson and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will jointly announce a major donation to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Task Force on Public Safety. The announcement will take place today at 10 this morning at  PG&E’s Joint Information Center, 1133 Kansas Avenue, San Luis Obispo. Led by the Sheriff’s Office, the Task Force on Public Safety …

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One Person Killed by Amtrak Train


One person was hit and killed by an Amtrak train in San Luis Obispo last night at around 9:00 at Tank Farm Road and the train overpass. Officials are investigating how the fatality happened. They are seeking the identity of the victim. SLO Police, fire and CALFIRE are looking into the incident.

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Man Escapes After Robbing Heritage Oaks Bank


Yesterday at approximately 2:22 PM the San Luis Obispo Police Department received a call of a silent alarm from Heritage Oaks Bank. The silent alarm had been activated by one of the bank tellers, indicating it was a “Hold Up” alarm. While officers were responding to the location they were able to confirm the bank had been robbed and that …

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Arson Believed to be Cause of RV Fire


The cause of a fire that destroyed an RV in San Luis Obispo Saturday night was believed to be started by an arsonist. The fire broke out the end of Horizon Lane. Fire officials said at the time the fire appeared to be suspicious and arson investigators were immediately called to the scene. The fire department is partnering with the …

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Safety Tips for Driving in Wet Weather


Santa Barbara County has seen an unusually large number of serious vehicle accidents in the last several weeks. With the anticipation of the approaching inclement weather, drivers need to be extra cautious while driving. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department offers some tips that will keep you and your passenger’s safe while driving on wet roads. Routinely check your tires. …

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Backyard Fire in Orcutt Yesterday


A backyard shed next to a house on Tallyho Road near Orcutt caught fire yesterday afternoon. According to officials, the fire was caused by a barbecue. Firefighters put the blaze out before it could spread to the house. Officials say the shed is a complete loss. The homeowner who was barbequing suffered minor injuries.

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Car Accident Leaves Four Injured


A car accident injured four people yesterday morning. It happened on Highway 154 at Calkins Road about 820 near Los Olivas. Four people were in the vehicle, which crashed into a guardrail. Two of the four had to be extricated. The female driver suffered major injuries and was airlifted to Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara. Her male passenger and two …

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Woman Critically Injured in Rock Climbing Accident


A woman was critically injured over the weekend due to a rock climbing accident on Bishop Peak. She was taken to the hospital Saturday afternoon, after she fell 35 feet to the ground. According to officials, she was climbing in an area known as the Cracked Wall when the accident occurred. A total of 19 people helped rescue the climber in …

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