New President and CEO of Visit SLO County


The Visit San Luis Obispo County Board of Directors announces its new President and CEO, Chuck Davison. Davison replaces Stacie Jacob who has served in the role for the past four years and has decided to pursue her entrepreneurship drive focusing her full attention on her business, Solterra Strategies. Davison begins his new position on May 1, 2015 and will …

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Capps and Joyce Reintroduced Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act


Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) and Rep. David Joyce (OH-14) reintroduced the bipartisan Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act, a bill that would improve patient care and support nurses in health care facilities. The Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act (H.R. 2083) would require hospitals to implement a staffing system that ensures an appropriate proportion of registered nurses on each shift and in …

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Transient Man Arrested for Battery


Yesterday, the San Luis Obispo Police Department responded to a report of a battery that had just occurred in the 600 block of Higuera St. The victim, a local business owner, reported that he had been struck on the mouth by a transient male. The suspect then fled the area on foot but was quickly located by responding officers about …

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House Fire Claims Life of One


On Monday at approximately 7:27 a.m., the Montecito Fire Protection District responded to several reports of a structure fire in the 100 block of Loureyro Road. During the response, the body of an adult female was found deceased in the structure.  The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office has notified next of kin and identified the victim as 88-year-old Lorraine …

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Head of Lucia Mar School District May Leave His Post


Jim Hogeboom, head of the Lucia Mar School District, may be leaving his post. Hogeboom is a finalist for the Superintendent of   the Novato School District in Marin County. In a letter, Hogeboom said: “I wanted to let you all know that I have been selected as the finalist for the Superintendent opening in the Novato Unified School District in …

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Santa Barbara Firefighter Deployed to Nepal


On Sunday April 26, Santa Barbara County Firefighter/Paramedic Eric Gray and his Search Dog Riley were deployed to the earth quake disaster in Nepal. FF/PM Gray is the handler for Riley. FF/PM Gray and Riley are responding to the disaster with California Task Force 2 (CA-TF2), part of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. CA-TF2 consists of 57 specialized personnel, …

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Mother and Son Both Die in Two Separate Accidents


A mother and son lost their lives just hours apart in two unrelated fatal traffic accidents. 56-year-old Donna Magee from Templeton died in a car crash on Highway 58 over the weekend. The CHP said she lost control and her truck went off the road. Her passenger was injured and taken to a hospital. Officers responded to the crash late …

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Laura Capps Won’t be Running for Her Mother’s Seat


Laura Capps announced yesterday she won’t be running for Congress in 2016 to fill her mother’s seat. Rep. Lois Capps, announced April 8 she would not seek re-election after the current session of Congress ends, sparking intense speculation on who would run for her place once an open seat make the race more competitive. That leaves as possible contenders Democrats San …

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ACP Found in Insect Trap in Arroyo Grande


The detection of a single adult Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) in an insect trap in a residential neighborhood in Arroyo Grande has prompted a high density trapping delimitation survey of the surrounding area. A quarantine restricting the movement of citrus nursery stock and citrus fruit will be established by the California Department of Food and Agriculture to prevent the spread …

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Caltrans Employee Received Medal of Honor Award Yesterday


Caltrans District 5 Equipment Operator David Guerena was one of 52 people who was presented the Medal of Honor Award during a ceremony yesterday at the State Capitol. On July 14, 2012, Guerena was listening to a police scanner when he heard there was a structure fire in an apartment complex behind his home.  He immediately ran outside to see …

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