Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Local News

Lawsuit Filed Against Driver Who Killed Teen in Car Accident

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A lawsuit has been filed against the driver who killed a teen in a car accident in June of 2014. The lawsuit claims that heroin addict Alex Gonzales should not have been allowed to drive home after receiving an injection to treat his drug dependence. The suit was filed in San Luis Obispo Superior Court Wednesday on behalf of Julie ...

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Memorial Service for Fallen Police Officers

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On Thursday, May 14, at 10:00 a.m. the San Luis Obispo County Criminal Justice Administrators’ Association will host a Memorial Service to commemorate and honor those officers who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. This year’s tribute will include a caravan of law enforcement vehicles from throughout the County.  The caravan will begin at the Sheriff’s Office ...

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New President and CEO of Visit SLO County

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The Visit San Luis Obispo County Board of Directors announces its new President and CEO, Chuck Davison. Davison replaces Stacie Jacob who has served in the role for the past four years and has decided to pursue her entrepreneurship drive focusing her full attention on her business, Solterra Strategies. Davison begins his new position on May 1, 2015 and will ...

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Capps and Joyce Reintroduced Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act

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Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) and Rep. David Joyce (OH-14) reintroduced the bipartisan Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act, a bill that would improve patient care and support nurses in health care facilities. The Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act (H.R. 2083) would require hospitals to implement a staffing system that ensures an appropriate proportion of registered nurses on each shift and in ...

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Transient Man Arrested for Battery

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Yesterday, the San Luis Obispo Police Department responded to a report of a battery that had just occurred in the 600 block of Higuera St. The victim, a local business owner, reported that he had been struck on the mouth by a transient male. The suspect then fled the area on foot but was quickly located by responding officers about ...

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House Fire Claims Life of One

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On Monday at approximately 7:27 a.m., the Montecito Fire Protection District responded to several reports of a structure fire in the 100 block of Loureyro Road. During the response, the body of an adult female was found deceased in the structure.  The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office has notified next of kin and identified the victim as 88-year-old Lorraine ...

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Head of Lucia Mar School District May Leave His Post

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Jim Hogeboom, head of the Lucia Mar School District, may be leaving his post. Hogeboom is a finalist for the Superintendent of   the Novato School District in Marin County. In a letter, Hogeboom said: “I wanted to let you all know that I have been selected as the finalist for the Superintendent opening in the Novato Unified School District in ...

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Santa Barbara Firefighter Deployed to Nepal

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On Sunday April 26, Santa Barbara County Firefighter/Paramedic Eric Gray and his Search Dog Riley were deployed to the earth quake disaster in Nepal. FF/PM Gray is the handler for Riley. FF/PM Gray and Riley are responding to the disaster with California Task Force 2 (CA-TF2), part of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. CA-TF2 consists of 57 specialized personnel, ...

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Mother and Son Both Die in Two Separate Accidents

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A mother and son lost their lives just hours apart in two unrelated fatal traffic accidents. 56-year-old Donna Magee from Templeton died in a car crash on Highway 58 over the weekend. The CHP said she lost control and her truck went off the road. Her passenger was injured and taken to a hospital. Officers responded to the crash late ...

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Laura Capps Won’t be Running for Her Mother’s Seat

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Laura Capps announced yesterday she won’t be running for Congress in 2016 to fill her mother’s seat. Rep. Lois Capps, announced April 8 she would not seek re-election after the current session of Congress ends, sparking intense speculation on who would run for her place once an open seat make the race more competitive. That leaves as possible contenders Democrats San ...

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