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Local News

Family Dispute Ends in Two Arrests


On Tuesday, at approximately 9:13 pm deputies responded to the 800 block of Highland Drive to a report of “shot(s) fired.” Upon arrival, deputies detained two male subjects, one armed with a shotgun and the other armed with a hammer. The subjects had been engaged in a family dispute prior to the shot(s) being fired. Deputies contacted both subjects in …

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Proposed Bowling Alley in Downtown SLO Gets Green Light


A proposed bowling alley, night club and bar in downtown San Luis Obispo gets a green light from the city council. It will sit where the Sports Authority used to be at the corner of Marsh and Chorro. The council voted 4-0 for the plan with a few minor revisions. Some people opposed to the plans said there was already …

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Investigation Into Series of Altercations That Occurred at the Medium Security Facility


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an on-going investigation into a series of altercations that occurred at the Medium Security Facility (MSF) on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.  In total, there were four fights involving multiple pre-trial inmates which occurred within a one hour time-frame.  The motivation for the fights is under investigation. The unusually hot weather may also …

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Local Journalist Dies at Age 63


Bill Morem, longtime local newspaper journalist, is dead at the age of 63. He was found dead in his home on Monday. No cause of death has been determined. The SLO Sheriff’s office will decide if an autopsy should be performed. Morem was best known for his work at the SLO Tribune. Photo credit: SLO Tribune.

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SLOPD Will Begin Body Cam Pilot Program


Starting immediately the San Luis Obispo Police Department will begin a one-year body-worn camera pilot program with the introduction of ten cameras that will be assigned to selected field police personnel. This flexibility will allow the Department to experience the use of the cameras under a variety of conditions to evaluate their compatibility and efficiency in the many environments that …

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CoastHills Partners With Law Enforcement to Resolve Incident Involving Skimming Device


CoastHills is partnering with law enforcement, including the FBI, to resolve an incident involving a skimming device found on CoastHills Automated Teller Drive-up Machines (ATM) Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, in Santa Maria and Lompoc.  The affected machines were located at the Lompoc branch on the corner of H Street and Central Avenue and the Santa Maria branch on Broadway and …

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Coastal Cleanup Day is Coming September 19


The 31st annual Coastal Cleanup Day is coming up Sept. 19. Your opportunity to become one of hundreds of local volunteers who come out and clear beaches, shorelines, and inland waterways of San Luis Obispo County of debris deposited over the past year   A study published recently in Science Magazine showed the equivalent of 18.5 billion pounds of plastic annually …

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Police Respond To Possible Threat At Elementary School Campus


On September 11 at 0745 AM the Atascadero Police Department received a report from school officials about a possible threat on the campus of San Gabriel Elementary School located at 8500 San Gabriel Road in the City of Atascadero.  Atascadero Police personnel responded to the scene and confirmed that threatening letters had been delivered to the school by an unknown …

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SLO Woman Found Covered in Blood After Attack By Stranger


On 9-11-15, at approximately 6:50 AM San Luis Obispo Police Officers responded to the call of a female screaming from an apartment complex in the 1000 block of Foothill. When Officers arrived they found the 20 year old female victim covered in blood inside her apartment. The suspect was seen walking away from the apartment as officers were arriving. Approximately …

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Police Release Identity Of Woman Found Near Embankment


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office has confirmed the identity of a woman who was found deceased   September 10, near her vehicle in a ravine off of Stagecoach Road near Highway 154.   The victim is 59-year-old Georgette Gonzales of Grover Beach. At approximately 1:00 p.m. on the 11th, Santa Barbara County Air Support located the vehicle about 400 feet down …

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