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Man Taken Into Custody For Alleged Kidnapping and Torture



On September 8, at approximately 11:30 p.m., San Luis Obispo Police Officers responded to the Chevron Station at 151 Santa Rosa for the report of an assault victim inside the business.  When officers arrived they found a 27-year-old female with significant injuries covering her entire body hiding inside the business.  The injuries on the victim consisted of burn marks, lacerations, scratches, bruising, and extreme swelling. She also had tape tangled in her hair. During thei

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City of SLO and American Legion Are Hosting 9/11 Ceremony



The City of San Luis Obispo and the American Legion (Post 66) are hosting the annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on September 11, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Laguna Lake Golf Course (11175 Los Osos Valley Road). As part of this year’s ceremony, a steel I-beam the World Trade Center Towers will be on display for public viewing.

The steel beam, which we were honored to receive in 2009, will soon be incorporated into a memorial at Fire Station One (Santa Barbara Ave.

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Three Fatal Crashes on Central Coast



Three fatals on the Central coast. At 1:48 a.m. Monday, 34-year-old Julio Pegueros from Santa Barbara was killed when he ran into a construction vehicle that was closing a lane on 101 northbound just past Bates Road in Carpinteria. And the CHP released the names of two Santa Maria women killed in a crash Saturday afternoon on Highway 154 just west of Foxen Canyon Road. The CHP identified the women as 64-year-old Carmelita Connor and 58-year-old Olivia Sandiego. Sandiego was the car's driv

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No Arrests Made in Deadly Fight



No arrests have been made yet after a fight in front of the Elkhorn Bar in San Miguel Sunday. One man died as a result of an altercation between two groups of people. An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow. The Sheriff's Office has not released the man's name yet, and said the investigation is still ongoing.

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Donation To Be Made to Friends of Prado



On Tuesday, September 9, at 4:30 p.m. the Directed Giving Campaign Committee through the “Make Change Count” donation station program will present a check to the Friends of Prado to help support local social service efforts.

In April of 2014 the City of San Luis Obispo, in partnership with the United Way of San Luis Obispo County and the City of San Luis Obispo Downtown Association, installed seven specially marked Donation Stations throughout the downtown core of San Lui

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“Ask The Candidates” Forum on September 25



The League of Women Voters of San Luis Obispo County will moderate an “Ask the Candidates” forum for San Luis Obispo Mayoral and City Council candidates on September 25, 2014.  The forum will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the San Luis Obispo City Council Chambers, 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo.  The forum will be televised on Channel 20. The League of Women Voters works with local organizations to conduct candidate forums.  Local organizations arrange the loca

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Fight Results in Death of One Man



On Sunday, SLO County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report of a fight in progress between two groups of people that began in front of the Elkhorn Bar in San Miguel. When Deputies arrived, they found a male victim of the fight unconscious. Deputies began CPR. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. At this time, those involved in the fight are being questioned. No suspects are currently in custody. This investigation is active an

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PG&E Announced Power Plant Running at 100%



Pacific Gas and Electric Company Sunday announced Unit 1 at Diablo Canyon Power Plant safely returned to 100 percent power following scheduled maintenance on electrical equipment located on the non-nuclear side of the plant. Unit 2 is safely operating at full power. Over the weekend, plant personnel safely cleaned equipment on Unit 1 that supports moving power to the state’s electric grid. The work can only be performed safely when electricity is not being generated.

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College Affordability Panel To Be Held Today



The League of Women Voters of San Luis Obispo County will host a panel discussion: “Can My Kids Afford College? Accessibility and Affordability of Higher Educaiton” featuring Drs. Gil Stork of Cuesta College and Jeffrey Armstrong of Cal Poly on Saturday, September 13, 11:00 a.m., at Cuesta College Associated Student Auditorium. Student representatives Scott Chedester from Cuesta and Joi Sullivan from Cal Poly will also be on the panel. The panelists will take questions fr

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Horse Falls Into Swimming Pool



On 8-16-14, Sheriff's Deputies responded to San Miguel for a report of a horse that had fallen into a private swimming pool and could not get out.  

The owner of the horse, Richard Meisler, says he and his wife had just retired for the night when they heard a large commotion in their backyard. Their 11-year-old horse, "Cupid," had managed to escape its pen and wandered over to their covered pool. Cupid had attempted to step on the pool cover and promptly fe

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