Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Local News

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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Woman Dies in Car Crash off Stagecoach Road


A woman in her mid-50s was found dead at the scene of a vehicle crash off Stagecoach Road near Cold Spring Tavern in Santa Barbara County. The crash occurred about one yesterday afternoon. The car went 200 feet over the side. Rescue crews used ropes to get down to the woman. She was ejected from her car.

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Cal Poly Employee Facing Multiple Felony Charges


A Cal Poly employee faces multiple felony charges including sexual assault and false imprisonment after his arrest this week on campus. 39- year-old Mark Calixsterio of Grover Beach was arrested when he arrived for work Tuesday. Calixterio is on the housing custodial staff and has been ordered to stay away from campus as his criminal case moves forward. Bail was …

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Santa Maria Man Allegedly Stabbed Multiple Times


A Santa Maria man was airlifted to a local hospital in serious condition after he was allegedly stabbed multiple times by a fellow field worker.  The two were cutting broccoli in a field located at Betteravia Road and Foxen Canyon Road in an unincorporated area of Santa Maria at approximately 9:00 a.m. this morning when the suspect, 26-year-old Margarito Cervantes-Lopez …

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Two Guilty Verdicts in Sexual Assault Case


Two juries in Santa Barbara returned guilty verdicts against Juan Carlos Herrera-Romero, age 31, and Gabino Andres Romero, age 27, for the July 16, 2014 sexual assault of a woman on East Beach in Santa Barbara. The trial consisted of two juries for the defendants to meet state and federal constitutional requirements.  One jury convicted Herrera-Romero of four felony charges. …

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Small House Fire in Paso Robles Last Night


On Wednesday September 9 at 1:44 PM, Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services firefighters responded to a reported single-family residential structure fire at 261 Scott Street in Paso Robles. In route Paso Police Officers at scene relayed all occupants were out of the residence. Firefighters arrived at the scene in 6 minutes to discover light smoke emitting from a powered …

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Morro Bay Police Release Identity of Man Who Died in Boating Incident


The Morro Bay Police Department announces the identity of the person involved in the boating death last Friday, September 4, as that of Tobias Brekke, age 59, who resided in San Luis Obispo, CA. Morro Bay Police Detectives are working cooperatively with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Coroner’s Office in a continuing investigation into the cause and manner of …

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Community Meeting on Excessive Oil on Beaches


First District Supervisor Salud Carbajal is hosting a community meeting with representatives from the County and other government agencies to discuss the increase of excessive oil on Summerland Beach and the measures being taken to address it. Recently, Summerland Beach was closed due to increased amounts of oily substances and strong odors at the beach that elevated risks to the …

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