Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

Local News

CHP Identifies Woman Hit on Northbound 101


California Highway Patrol investigators have identified the woman who was the pedestrian hit last night on the northbound 101, near Vineyard Drive and Las Tablas in Templeton. Officials say 56-year-old Karen Groves was trying to illegally cross the highway when she was hit by a 2003 Toyota Corolla. The 18-year old driver of the vehicle did spot the pedestrian but …

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Governor Reverses Parole Board Decision


In 2006 a 13-year-old Robert Holguin beat 87-year-old Gerald O’Malley to death with a skateboard. He also stole items from O’Malley’s home and fled in the elderly man’s car. Holguin was found guilty of murder, burglary, robbery, elder abuse and vehicle theft. Last month, the California juvenile parole board decided that Holguin no longer posed a threat to public safety …

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List of Candidates for Police Chief May Be Shortened


The list of candidates in San Luis Obispo’s search for a police chief may have shortened a bit. City manager, Katie Lichtig says she’s decided to go ahead with a background check on Deanna Cantrell. Cantrell is currently the assistant chief of the Mesa Police Department in Arizona. An actual job offer won’t be extended to Cantrell until the background …

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New SLO Police Chief to be Announced As Soon As Next Month


Since May of this year, the city of San Luis Obispo has been looking for a new police chief. With the help of focus groups and a Southern California Consulting firm, city officials say that the search is drawing to an end and a new chief should be announced as soon as next month. Meanwhile, SLO P.D. Captain Keith Storton …

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Water Rates Scheduled to Rise


Water rates are scheduled to rise for one north county community. At this week’s Paso Robles City Council meeting, officials voted 5 to 0 agreeing to a rate increase beginning January 1, 2016. A study done this time last year pointed out the city’s water operations fund would be broke by 2022/23 without an increase. Overall community water conservation, and …

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1500 Cal Poly Faculty Members Among Cal State Faculty Members to be Affected by a Strike Vote


1500 Cal Poly faculty members are among more than 25,000 Cal State faculty union members who will be affected by a strike vote that was approved by more than 94 percent of the union’s members. Discussions between the C.S.U. System and the faculty union have been at a standstill over a pay raise for 2015-16. The faculty group says it …

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Prescribed Burn in North Eastern SLO County


If you plan to travel to the Northern Eastern reaches of San Luis Obispo County tomorrow, you may see smoke from a 300 acre prescribed burn by Cal-Fire. The burn area will be 9 miles northeast of Pozo and 12 miles northwest of California Valley. 8 fire engines, 4 hand crews, 2 bulldozers and a helicopter will be on hand …

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Man Arrested on Suspicion of Molesting 2 Girls


The San Luis Obispo county Sheriff’s Office says detectives arrested a San Miguel man on suspicion of sexually molesting two San Miguel girls in San Miguel Park over the weekend. Investigators say an 8-year-old girl and a 5-year-old girl were victimized by family friend 58-year-old Paublo Vargas Ramirez Sr. While playing at the park with their families late Sunday evening. …

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County Blocks Medical Marijuana Dispensary in NIpomo


A number of marijuana measures are headed to the state ballot next November, but that won’t help what would have been the first brick and mortar medical marijuana dispensary on the central coast. With a 3 to 2 vote last night, the County Board of Supervisors decided to uphold an appeal blocking the planned shop by ethnobotanical on Hutton Road …

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Atascadero School Went On Lockdown During Police Pursuit of Suspect


San Benito Elementary School in Atascadero was on lock down yesterday for several hours when a suspected car thief abandoned a vehicle he had allegedly stolen in Paso Robles. Police say 20-year-old Jeremiah Lockaton fled the scene on foot, making his way onto the school grounds. That forced school officials to call for a lock down while police searched for …

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