Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Local News

Road Work on Highway 101 and Briscoe Road


You won’t be able to use the Highway 101 and Briscoe Road off ramps starting today. They will be closed for nine weeks so Arroyo Grande officials study the interchange project.   The ramps will be closed until Monday, November 30th. Electronic message boards and detour signs are posted to alert drivers.

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San Gabriel School Reopens Today


San Gabriel School is open. It was closed for two weeks while authorities checked out what they thought was a terrorist threat involving letters and a canister full dangerous liquid. Those are being studied by the FBI. The school was scrubbed down and authorities believe the school is safe. It opened up yesterday morning. No suspects have been found yet.

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Guilty Verdict in Yanaga Murder Trial


On Friday a San Luis Obispo County Jury returned a guilty verdict in the murder trial of Thomas Nolan Yanaga charged with the murder of 32 year old Marshall Chandler Savoy on March 14, 2015 at Yanaga’s residence near Paso Robles. The jury also found true an enhancement that alleged Yanaga personally used and discharged a firearm in the commission …

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Fire in Montecito Under Investigation


The Montecito Fire Protection District responded to a reported structure fire at 1901 East Valley Rd. at 1:32 p.m. Friday. The fire was reported by Valley Club maintenance personnel. Upon arrival, Montecito Fire personnel found black smoke coming from a single story guest cottage. The fire originated in the basement.  The fire was knocked down at 2:20 p.m.  A housekeeper …

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Templeton Football Player Health Improves


Templeton football player Isaac Lindsey is better. His condition has been upgraded from critical to serious. Lindsey has been in a coma for a week since he suffered a football head injury. He is no longer in that state. But his recovery is expected to be extensive.

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Garage Fire Early Morning in Santa Maria


There was a house fire early yesterday morning in Santa Maria. The fire broke out at 12:07 a.m. at 1919 Melanie Court. When fire crews arrived, the garage was on fire.  All of the residents were able to get out of the home, and no injuries were reported. 8 people were displaced and are staying with family members. The cause …

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Possible Drug Deal Results in Arrest


Yesterday at 10:46 AM, the Grover Beach Police Department was notified of a possible drug transaction in the 100 block of Carmelde Lane in Grover Beach. An associated vehicle was identified and subsequently followed by responding GBPD officers as it was leaving the area. The vehicle, a tan Chevy Blazer, was eventually stopped by a GBPD officer in the 200 …

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No Contest Plea in Second Degree Murder Case


Yesterday Herbert David Brown III pled no contest to Second Degree Murder in the death of his 22 month old daughter Lily Sommer-Brown. On February 18, 2013 Herbert Brown called 911 to report that Lily had stopped breathing. She was taken to Twin Cities Hospital and then to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford where she died of injuries she had …

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Car Accident Lands One in Serious Condition


At approximately 11:30 a.m yesterday, September 24, a 62-year-old Solvang woman was crossing the street northbound on Mission Drive/Highway 246 in the City of Solvang when she was hit by a tan, four-door Denali Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV).  The driver of the SUV, a 47-year-old Santa Ynez woman, was headed southbound on Alamo Pintado Road and hit the victim in …

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Haggen Closing All California Stores


Haggen says it’s closing all of its stores in California, Arizona and Nevada. This after filing for bankruptcy protection earlier this month. The company said in a press release Thursday that all employees would receive a 60-day notice of pending store and office closures and that employees will continue to receive their pay and benefits during that time. This year …

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