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Special Election Ballots Mailed Today

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The ballots for the San Luis Obispo Special Election will be sent out today.  Voters should check their mailboxes. Three people are in the race for the open seat, which became available when Andrew Carter left for the City of Guadalupe. Paul Brown is a police officer in Guadalupe. Carlyn Christianson is a planning commissioner for San Luis Obispo County. ... Read More »

Atascadero Firefighters Battle Weekend Blazes

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Fire officials are investigating the cause of a fire in Atascadero.  The house fire happened at the 3600 block of Campbell Lane just after 3 p.m. yesterday. The first started in the garden and spread to the attic.  It was contained within 20 minutes. Officials say no one was in the house at the time, and no injuries have been ... Read More »

Abandoned Panga Boat Discovered On Arroyo Quemada Beach

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At 8:15 a.m., May 17th, a resident discovered a “Panga” Boat on Arroyo Quemada Beach, north of Refugio State Beach.  Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies, along with Narcotics Investigators, responded and located a 35-foot “Panga” style boat on the beach.  Investigators found items of potential evidence inside and on the ground adjacent to the boat, including clothing, fuel ... Read More »

Police Search For Suspect In Carpinteria Motel 6 Stabbing

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Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are searching for a suspect who stabbed a 44-year-old hotel resident in Carpinteria around 10:15 p.m. May 16th.  The suspect, who is known to the victim as “Rob”, is wanted for attempted murder and is still at large.  The stabbing occurred in front of the victim’s room at the Motel 6 in the 4200 ... Read More »

SLO International Film Festival Names New Director

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Charlotte Alexander has been named Festival Director of the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival effective July 1.  Previous Festival Director Wendy Eidson remains with the organization, moving into the role of Artistic Director. She and Alexander will work together to support the growth of the Festival in its mission to entertain, educate and inspire filmmakers and filmgoers. Alexander, a ... Read More »

Voigt First To Cross Finish Line In Avila Beach

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With an imposing pack of top sprinters angling for the win 25 miles from the finish line in Avila Beach, RADIOSHACK LEOPARD TREK’S Jens Voigt (GER) made his second decisive attack of the day and struck out on his own to claim the Stage 5 of the 2013 Amgen Tour of California. Forty-one-year-old Voigt has ridden in seven of the ... Read More »

Men’s Colony Inmate Wounds Two Guards With Prison Shiv

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Two guards at the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo were attacked Wednesday morning by an inmate with a sharp homemade weapon. The attack took place in a medium-custody yard. 39-year-old William Mikeworth was identified as the suspect. The two correctional officers were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Mikeworth is in prison for assault with a ... Read More »

Cal Poly Dorm Fire Causes Thousands Of Dollars In Damages

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A fire on Cal Poly’s campus last night did an estimated $25,000 worth of damage.  San Luis Obispo City Fire Department and Cal Fire personnel responded to a fire at the Poly Canyon Village Housing Complex at 7:48 last night.  A small fire was found in a four bedroom first floor suite in the Corralitos dormitory. The buildings fire sprinkler ... Read More »

13 Pounds Of Meth Found During Traffic Stop With Help From K-9 “Jack”

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One woman is in jail after a sheriff’s deputy found 13 pounds of meth in her car.  32-year-old Maria Garcia of Anaheim had an estimated street value of $228,000 of methamphetamine. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Deputy Al Barger and his K-9 "Jack" were traveling northbound on Highway 101 at about 7:15 p.m. on Monday, when Barger noticed a car ... Read More »

Amgen Tour Makes Its Way To Avila Beach Today

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Stage Five of The Amgen Tour of California Bicycle Race will go through Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties today. Cyclists will leave Santa Barbara on State Route 225 at 11 a.m, and continue on Highway 154 to Foxen Canyon Road.  Cyclists will use Highway 1 from Orcutt to Guadalupe and Highway 227 north leaving Arroyo Grande around 2:30 ... Read More »

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