Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Local News

LOVR On And Off Ramps Closed Monday


The northbound U.S. Highway 101 on & off-ramps at Los Osos Valley Road will be closed on Monday, March 16 from 9 pm until 6 am, weather permitting. This closure is needed in order to restripe, move k-rail, and shift traffic to a new alignment on the northbound 101 off-ramp. With this closure, the project officially shifts from Stage 2 …

Read More »

Man Accused Of Murdering Wife Going On Trial


A man accused of murdering his wife is going to trial. James lypps, who was let go by a judge last month because of lack of evidence was rearrested, is expected to be arraigned the end of  this month. Sherre Neal-Lypps was found dead in the bathtub in her Morro Bay home in 2009. Lypps was not arrested until this …

Read More »

Investigation Into Sexual Assault Allegation With Fraternity Reopened


An investigation into a sexual assault allegation at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity’s Halloween party last year is being reopened. New information has come forward from local law enforcement. The fraternity is currently under suspension for conduct issues and what went on at the party. An appeal of the suspension is on hold.

Read More »

Man Pleads Not Guilty To Vehicular Manslaughter Charges


Joseph Mondo, charged with vehicular manslaughter for killing one bicyclist and injuring another pleaded not guilty to the crime that occurred in 2014. The Paso Robles teenager whose cell phone slipped off his lap while he was driving on Nacimiento Lake Drive reached down to pick it up and swerved onto the shoulder hitting and killing a 62-year-old Los Angeles …

Read More »

Lois Capps And USPS Dedicating Post Office To Officer Killed In Line Of Duty In Lompoc Today


Today Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) and the U.S. Postal Service will dedicate the Lompoc Post Office as the Federal Correctional Officer Scott J. Williams Memorial Post Office. Senior Officer Specialist Williams was killed in the line of duty at the U.S. Penitentiary in Lompoc on April 3, 1997. He served with honor and distinction as a U.S. Marine during the …

Read More »

One Year Since Drought Emergency Was Announced


The County of San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors proclaimed a local drought emergency one year ago this month and, since then, the County has been hard at work to address immediate impacts of the drought.  On March 24, the County’s Drought Task Force will present a special public report detailing how the local government has responded to the drought …

Read More »

Camp Hapitok Coming Up on 45th Summer Session


Camp Hapitok, a residential summer camp for SLO County children with speech and language disorders, is going forward with its 45th summer session, based on new developments from the SLO County Office of Education. In January the Friends of Hapitok, the advisory and fundraising board to Camp Hapitok, learned that its 40+ year joint partnership with the SLO County Office …

Read More »

Fatal Accident Victim Identified


The fatal accident we told you about yesterday morning was caused by a pick-up driven by 32-year-old Daniel Jaime of Lynwood. He crossed the center line on Jalama Road at 6:25 yesterday. He was killed at the scene. The guy he hit head-on, 33-year-old Jason Wallace of Lompoc, was critically injured and taken to a hospital. No cause yet.

Read More »

Fatal Collision on Jalama Road This Morning


There was a fatal head-on collision this morning on Jalama Road, closing the roadway for several hours. Two pick-ups were involved. One person was killed, the other critically injured. The accident happened at 6:25. The CHP is investigating.

Read More »

PG&E Claims Diablo Canyon Can Withstand Worst-Case-Scenario Earthquake


PG&E says that the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant can withstand a worst-case-scenario earthquake on multiple faults surrounding the plant. This confirms earlier findings by the utility. The major points of the report were issued yesterday. A formal report will be presented to the NRC later this week. The findings are the result of a four-year study mandated by the NRC following the 2011 …

Read More »