Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Local News

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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SLO Sheriff’s Office Thank Two Good Samaritans At Train Depot


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office wants to take this opportunity to thank two good Samaritans who came to the aid of a Sheriff’s deputy on Monday, September 7 at the Surf Depot Amtrak station near Lompoc.   The Sheriff’s deputy responded to the train station at approximately 6:40 p.m. to assist Amtrak conductors with a reportedly belligerent and intoxicated passenger …

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PG&E To Perform Cleaning Of Power Plant Water Intake Tunnels


Pacific Gas and Electric Company has announced operators at Diablo Canyon Power Plant safely reduced power on Unit 2 in order to perform a planned cleaning of the unit’s ocean water intake tunnels and circulating water system. The tunnels and water system, which are located on the non-nuclear side of the plant, are cleaned to prevent a build-up of ocean …

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SLO Police Officer Arrested on Suspicion of DUI is on Administrative Leave


A San Luis Obispo police officer arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence is on paid administrative leave. SLO PD Officer Travis Morris was pulled over by the CHP near the corner of Marsh and Garden streets early Wednesday morning. Morris had a blood test at a local hospital. Morris was off duty at the time. He was issued a …

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