Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Local News

Another Shark Spotted in Morro Bay


Another shark is spotted in Morro Bay. It is the second time in less than a week that two sharks have been seen in the waters off our coastline. Last Saturday a great white took a chomp out of a woman surf board. Experts think there may be at least two great whites off of Morro Bay and that they …

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Small Brush Fire in Atascadero


There was a vegetation fire near Atascadero last night. The fire was off of Curbaril Avenue, on the east side of Atascadero Pine Mountain Cemetery near the Salinas River. Attacks from the air began after 7. The fire burned a 20 by 50 foot area. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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Woman Arrested for Allegedly Abducting Three-Year-Old


Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley says that Faith Merritt, of Carpinteria, was arrested and taken into custody today in Siskiyou County by the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office.  Merritt was being sought due to her alleged abduction of three-year old Maxwell DiNardo, a resident of Santa Barbara County.  It is further alleged that  Merritt shared joint custody of …

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Charles Paddock Zoo Celebrates 60th Birthday


Come out to The Charles Paddock Zoo this Labor Day weekend and help them celebrate our 60th Birthday! The weekend celebration kicks off on Saturday, September 5th from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with Mayor O’Malley, Council Members and our District Supervisor Debbie Arnold with complimentary birthday cake, ice cream and  face painting! Festivities also include a big birthday card …

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Haggan Seeking $1 Billion from Albertsons


Regional grocer Haggen is seeking over one-billion dollars in damages from one of its rivals.  The Washington-based chain has filed a lawsuit in Delaware, claiming Albertsons engaged in “coordinated and systematic efforts to eliminate competition” after Haggens purchased 146 former Albertsons stores last year.  The deal was the result of a Federal Trade Commission order after the merger of Albertsons …

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SLOPD Will Conduct a DUI Checkpoint Tomorrow


San Luis Obispo Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on September 3, 2015, in the city of San Luis Obispo. The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be …

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Paso Robles Police Arrest Suspects in Robbery


On Monday, August 31, at approximately 7:15pm, Paso police officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Creston Road to investigate a robbery.   The victim told officers he was robbed, at gunpoint, of $50 cash. The victim told officers he was in his car when he noticed he was being followed by a white Camaro. The victim stopped at the …

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Synthetic Drugs No Longer Legal in SLO


Synthetic drugs like spice and bath salts are no longer legal in San Luis. Last night the city council voted to pass an ordinance that would ban the sale, display and possession of the drugs. There are existing state and federal laws banning the sale, distribution and possession of synthetic cannabinoids. However, San Luis Obispo Police say manufacturers of the …

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Recent Shark Sightings And Attacks Caused by Warm Waters


There have been quite a few shark sightings and shark attacks off our coastline recently, and those in the know say that it’s because of El Nino and its warm waters. Sharks are coming closer to shore to feed. A Los Osos woman had a close call with a shark at Morro Strand State Beach Saturday, when a great white …

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Man Killed in Rollover Crash Identified


A man who was killed in a rollover crash at the Oceano Dunes this weekend has been identified as 27-year-old Leo Esqueda of Fresno.  He was driving a Chevy Blazer on the dunes at about 2:00 p.m. on Sunday when his vehicle rolled, ejecting him and his passenger, a 20-year old man from Fresno. Esqueda died at the scene. His …

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