Morro Bay Lighted Boat Parade Happening Saturday


After being postponed last week because of frigid temperatures and high winds, the annual Morro Bay Lighted Boat Parade will get under way at 6:30 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 14. During this annual holiday tradition sponsored by the Morro Bay Rotary Club, viewers line the Embarcadero to watch innovatively decorated boats of all shapes and sizes glow with twinkling lights ...

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Former Political Aide Charged with Murder


A former aide to Representative Lois Capps is now being charged with murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, and leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death. This after Raymond Morua, while allegedly driving drunk, hit a Santa Barbara pedestrian last Friday resulting in the death of 27-yeaar-old Mallory Dies. Morua struck Dies as she was crossing a ...

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Body Found in Drainage Ditch Identified


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office has concluded its investigation of a body found in a drainage ditch between two fields in the Nipomo area in September. The body found, which was later determined to be the victim of a homicide, has been identified as Silvestre Montalban Lopez of Guerrero, Mexico. He was identified from fingerprints the Sheriff’s Office ...

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Three Arrests Made in Narcotics Raid


On December 11, at approximately 6:00 a.m., the San Luis Obispo County Regional SWAT Team served a narcotics related search warrant in the 100 block of Santa Ynez Ave. in the city of Paso Robles. During the execution of the search warrant, several diversionary devices, also known as “flash bangs” were used by the SWAT Team as the suspects were ...

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Good Driver Reward Program in San Luis Obispo


The San Luis Obispo Staff Officers’ Association and San Luis Obispo Police Officers’ Association from December 11through December 24will be working in partnership with Food-4-Less Supermarket in San Luis Obispo once again to celebrate the holiday season with the Good Driver Reward Program.San Luis Obispo Police Officers will be contacting drivers demonstrating good driving habits, with an emphasis on persons ...

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Pereira Octagon Barn Listed on National Register of History Places


The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County is pleased to announce that the Pereira Octagon Barn has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The iconic local landmark on South Higuera is one of only two octagonal barns left in California and uniquely symbolizes the region's agricultural roots. "Being on the National Historic Place registry provides additional ...

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Daughter Who Killed Mother Found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity


Sunni Jackson, the Paso Robles woman who killed her 61-year old mother, has been found not guilty by reason of insanity. Yesterday the judge received reports from three doctors who evaluated Jackson and who all agreed she was mentally insane. Jackson was arrested in April of 2012 after her mother, Earlene Grove, was found dead inside her Olive Street home ...

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Robbery Suspect Still at Large


At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, a suspect wearing a mask walked into the Far Western Liquor Store located in the 3400 block of Orcutt Road in Santa Maria.  The suspect confronted the owner of the store, pointed a black semi-automatic pistol at him and demanded cash. After the owner gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of money, ...

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Help the American Red Cross During This Holiday Season


This Holiday season the American Red Cross urges people to give hope to those in need by giving something meaningful during the holiday season. People can do something that means something and provide help through the Red Cross in different ways: Purchase a symbolic gift from the online catalog at; make a financial donation to the Red Cross; or ...

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Driver In Fatal Collision Identified


The woman who was killed in a fatal traffic collision 154 last Friday morning has been identified as Keri Dee Savala from Santa Barbara. The collision involved a Toyota Sedan, which struck the embankment adjacent the dirt shoulder north of the roadway.  California Highway Patrol Officers, Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Deputies, and Santa Barbara County Fire Department personnel responded to the ...

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