Pet of the Week

BELLA – ID#A197273 My name is Bella and I am a female, tan and black German Shepherd Dog. I am about 7 years old. I came to the shelter from San Luis Obispo. I am currently available for adoption. I have been at the shelter since May 20, 2016 For more info, visit

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CA Teen Still Missing, Kidnapper Dies In Shootout With Police


An alleged kidnapper is dead and his victim is still missing following a high speed pursuit through the Central Coast Thursday.  Authorities issued an AMBER Alert for 15-year-old Pearl Pinson on Wednesday morning in the San Francisco Bay Area after she was seen bleeding and crying for help while being dragged by a man identified as 19-year-old Fernando Castro. Castro …

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Drunk Driver Charged Five Months After Crash


Five months after the crash, A suspected drunk driver, accused of killing a Paso Robles woman, has been charged.  Lauren Alderete of Paso Robles, is accused of driving the wrong way into opposing traffic on Highway 101 and hitting a car driven by Lindsay Matzie of Los Osos back on December 16, 2015.  Matzie was killed in the crash. Her …

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Record Number Of Registered Voters In SLO County


SLO County is definitely “Rockin’ the Vote” this year.  County Clerk-Recorder Tommy Gong announced that SLO County hit a new record number of registered voters for a Presidential Primary election. The previous record was for over 147-thousand registered voters in 2012. This year, that record was broken with nearly 156-thousand registered voters. The deadline for voters to request a vote-by-mail …

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Increase In Travelers This Memorial Day Weekend


As Memorial Day Weekend approaches, The California Highway Patrol reminds the public to be safe out there on the highways.  The CHP will be in maximum enforcement looking out for any motorists who are driving impaired.  AAA projects more than 38 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend. That is the second-highest Memorial Day travel volume on record and …

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Weather Forecast by John Lindsey

ATMOSPHERIC CONDITION: Marine low clouds with pockets of mist and drizzle cover all the beaches and coastal valleys and even a few of the inland valleys this morning. Nevertheless, mostly clear skies will develop throughout the Central Coast by this afternoon as fresh to strong (19 to 31 mph) northwesterly winds develop along the coastline. A large-temperature gradient will develop …

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SLO PD Finds Man Deceased In Parked Car


A man was found dead yesterday morning in a vehicle on Broad Street in San Luis Obispo.  At around 10:45am, SLO PD received a report of an unresponsive man in a vehicle parked in the 3300 block of Broad Street.  Officers and SLO Fire responders arrived to find a deceased man slumped over in the vehicle.  Officials so far say …

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Parolee At Large Apprehended


Sheriff’s Deputies received a call that a suspect who was a parolee at large was sleeping in a car in Nipomo yesterday.  The suspect was identified as 38-year-old Angel Luis Padilla of Arroyo Grande. When Deputies made contact with Padilla, he ran off.  Officers set up a perimeter in the area. Deputies, with the help an Arroyo Grande Police K9 …

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Sanders Campaigns On Central Coast


Bernie Sanders will make a campaign stop on the Central Coast this weekend.  The Sanders Campaign has scheduled two rallies this Saturday, the first at 7am at Santa Barbara City College and the second at 10:30am Santa Maria High School.  The events are free and open to the public – you can get more info at

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Santa Maria Police Launch Crime Map Online


The Santa Maria Police Department announced the launch of an interactive neighborhood crime mapping program to their website.  The crime map is intended to promote community awareness and encourage the use of crime prevention measures. Anyone can now go online to get information on crimes in the last 180 days anywhere within the Santa Maria City Limits – and see …

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