Friday, April 29th, 2016

Local News

Guilty Verdict in Yanaga Murder Trial


On Friday a San Luis Obispo County Jury returned a guilty verdict in the murder trial of Thomas Nolan Yanaga charged with the murder of 32 year old Marshall Chandler Savoy on March 14, 2015 at Yanaga’s residence near Paso Robles. The jury also found true an enhancement that alleged Yanaga personally used and discharged a firearm in the commission …

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Fire in Montecito Under Investigation


The Montecito Fire Protection District responded to a reported structure fire at 1901 East Valley Rd. at 1:32 p.m. Friday. The fire was reported by Valley Club maintenance personnel. Upon arrival, Montecito Fire personnel found black smoke coming from a single story guest cottage. The fire originated in the basement.  The fire was knocked down at 2:20 p.m.  A housekeeper …

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Templeton Football Player Health Improves


Templeton football player Isaac Lindsey is better. His condition has been upgraded from critical to serious. Lindsey has been in a coma for a week since he suffered a football head injury. He is no longer in that state. But his recovery is expected to be extensive.

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Garage Fire Early Morning in Santa Maria


There was a house fire early yesterday morning in Santa Maria. The fire broke out at 12:07 a.m. at 1919 Melanie Court. When fire crews arrived, the garage was on fire.  All of the residents were able to get out of the home, and no injuries were reported. 8 people were displaced and are staying with family members. The cause …

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Possible Drug Deal Results in Arrest


Yesterday at 10:46 AM, the Grover Beach Police Department was notified of a possible drug transaction in the 100 block of Carmelde Lane in Grover Beach. An associated vehicle was identified and subsequently followed by responding GBPD officers as it was leaving the area. The vehicle, a tan Chevy Blazer, was eventually stopped by a GBPD officer in the 200 …

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No Contest Plea in Second Degree Murder Case


Yesterday Herbert David Brown III pled no contest to Second Degree Murder in the death of his 22 month old daughter Lily Sommer-Brown. On February 18, 2013 Herbert Brown called 911 to report that Lily had stopped breathing. She was taken to Twin Cities Hospital and then to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford where she died of injuries she had …

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Car Accident Lands One in Serious Condition


At approximately 11:30 a.m yesterday, September 24, a 62-year-old Solvang woman was crossing the street northbound on Mission Drive/Highway 246 in the City of Solvang when she was hit by a tan, four-door Denali Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV).  The driver of the SUV, a 47-year-old Santa Ynez woman, was headed southbound on Alamo Pintado Road and hit the victim in …

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Haggen Closing All California Stores


Haggen says it’s closing all of its stores in California, Arizona and Nevada. This after filing for bankruptcy protection earlier this month. The company said in a press release Thursday that all employees would receive a 60-day notice of pending store and office closures and that employees will continue to receive their pay and benefits during that time. This year …

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Bench Dedicated to Former Cal Poly Student


A bench is now sitting at San Francisco’s Pier 14 in memory of Kate Steinle, a former Cal Poly student who was killed by a stray bullet while on a stroll with her father in July.  Kate’s brother Brad Steinle would like to see more done to honor his sister’s death. Kate’s brother says he and his parents will not be …

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Construction Work Today on Osos Street


Construction work involving a microsurfacing operation is scheduled to occur on Thursday, September 24th from 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. on Osos Street from Marsh Street to Leff Street in conjunction with the 2015 Microsurfacing Project. This phase of the work will involve applying a seal coat to the existing asphalt roadway. The seal coat work will move relatively quickly …

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