Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Local News

“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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Cal Poly Robbery Investigation Continues



During the course of the robbery investigation involving the arrest of five Cal Poly Football players it was brought to the attention of investigators that the motive for the robbery may have included the intent to take cash and/or illegal drugs from the residence at 244 California, the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity.

Based upon a continued investigative need to establish the validity of this connection investigators were able to determine evidence existed to indicate narcotics w

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Man Sentenced For Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography



Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that as a result of a plea relating to the possession and distribution of child pornography, Richard Dale Haenel, age 70, of Solvang, was sentenced to 2 years in state prison and must register as a sex offender for life. Haenel will also be required to pay restitution to one of the identified victims depicted in the child pornography videos that he downloaded from the internet. On April 8, 2014, Santa Barbara Distr

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Food Banks in Monterey County Receive Produce



Food banks in Monterey County are the recipients of thousands of pounds of produce from farmers in Fresno County.  It is all part of an effort by a group of Fresno County growers, shippers and other ag-related industries to raise attention about the drought.  Three-hundred-thousand pounds of produce was delivered to the food banks in Salinas and Watsonville yesterday.  Fifteen trucks total, delivering produce worth almost 200-thousand-dollars, hit the road to make deliv

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DUI Task Force Makes 116 Arrests



From August 15 to September 1, the Avoid the 14 DUI Task Force was out in full force, targeting one of the deadliest killers on the road: drunk driving. The enforcement was part of the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, to save lives and make our roads safer.  DUI enforcement resulted in far too many drunk driving arrests and citations countywide over the past 18 days.

From 12:01 AM Friday August 15th, through Midnight Monday September 1, 2014

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Morro Bay Public Safety Transitions to Regional Dispatching



Yesterday at 10:00 a.m., Morro Bay Public Safety transitioned to regional dispatching. Morro Bay Police, Fire and Harbor will now be dispatched by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office and Cal Fire. This new regional approach is designed to enhance and improve public safety responses through the regionalization of dispatching services. The Sheriff’s Dispatch Center, and Cal Fire, will improve coordination for multiple jurisdictional responses during emergencies, as w

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