Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Local News

New Interim Director of Veterans Services


The County of San Luis Obispo has appointed U.S. Navy Cmdr. Paul Porter as the Interim Director of Veterans Services as it proactively works to recruit a new Veterans Services Officer (VSO). The appointment was made on Oct. 8 following the resignation of former County VSO Dana Cummings in September. In this interim role, Cmdr. Porter will manage the Veterans …

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Karl Wittstrom to Chair Finance Committee


Assembly Member and congressional candidate, Katcho Achadjian has announced Karl Wittstrom will chair his Finance Committee. Wittstrom is a longtime resident of San Luis Obispo County and a lifetime rancher. An outspoken member of the California Farm Bureau, he previously served as director of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance. Today, Wittstrom co-owns and oversees the operations of Ancient Peaks Winery and Margarita Vineyard. Achadjian …

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Haggen Will be Selling All of Its Stores in California


Haggen will be able to sell all of its stores in California, Arizona and Nevada, including 36 to Smart & Final and Gelson’s Markets, a Delaware bankruptcy court ruled. Smart & Final and Gelson’s got the first pick of the 127 shuttering Haggen stores. Commerce-based grocer Smart & Final signed a deal for 28 stores in California and Nevada. High-end …

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Sanctuary Jurisdictions May be Losing Crucial Federal Funds


U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer has announced that she will oppose legislation that would cut off sanctuary jurisdictions from receiving crucial federal funds Senator Boxer cited warnings from law enforcement organizations across the country that ending sanctuary cities would lead to an increase in crime as an important factor in her opposition to the bill. This bill is opposed by law …

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New Program From Food Bank Coalition


GleanSLO, a program of the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County that utilizes volunteers to rescue produce that would otherwise go to waste, will host a large produce harvest at Talley Farms in Arroyo Grande on Oct. 24, 2015 as part of a first-ever regional gleaning day event called Glean805 that will provide fresh, local produce for hungry …

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State Route 41 to be Fully Closed Until 5pm Today


State Route 41 will be fully closed in both directions from the Highway 46 East/State Route 41 Interchange in Cholame to State Route 33 in Kings County today, October 20 from 8 am to 5 pm for highway maintenance work which will include pavement crack sealing, rock slope protection and mowing.

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Search Warrant Results in Large Drug Seizure and Arrests


On Saturday October 17 detectives from the Paso Robles Police Department Special Enforcement Team concluded a month long investigation into the sales of illegal narcotics from a residence located on the 1800 block of Kimberly with the service of a search warrant. Officers found and seized 29.9 grams of methamphetamine, 9.6 grams of heroin, a syringe with 30 units of …

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Roll Over Crash Injures Four People


Four people were injured in a roll over car accident just after five on Highway 101 just north of Highway 166. The car landed on a frontage road. a green Toyota sedan that had been speeding on southbound 101 somehow ended up crashing into and over the center divider and continued traveling across all northbound lanes before landing on its roof on S. Thompson Ave. …

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Fatal Car Accident Over the Weekend on 101


On Saturday, a female motorist was traveling southbound US-101, just north of Evans Avenue, at an unknown speed. Witnesses observed the motorist driving within the right lane, when the vehicle drifted off the roadway.  It collided into the left side of a parked semi-truck trailer which was stopped along the wide right shoulder. The vehicle continued in a southerly direction …

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Two Caregivers Arrested After Allegedly Neglecting Patient


In September Deputies were called to Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria on a report of a 28-year-old female victim who had been transported to that facility by ambulance. Paramedics, who transported the woman, had found her on the floor of a home in the 200 block of Calle Del Sol in Nipomo. Medical staff at the hospital determined the …

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