Stores Caught Selling Tobacco to Minors


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office says more than a dozen stores were caught selling tobacco to minors The office conducted a sting operation in unincorporated areas of San Luis Obispo County. The operation uses undercover and underage decoys who go into the store and ask to buy cigarettes. Sheriff's officials say out of 54 stores visited in the ...

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Police and Fire Change Shoulder Patches to Match


The San Luis Obispo Police and Fire Departments are changing their shoulder patches, making them the same, in an effort to show their partnership in service to the community. The new patches feature the new city emblem. Both departments are making the official switch this morning in a special ceremony. It will mark the end of an era for the ...

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Inmate Death is First Flu-Related Death in SLO This Season


SLO County Public Health say the inmate who died this week is the first flu-related death in SLO County this season. Officials report that 35-year-old Rudy Silva was not vaccinated against the flu. Silva, died Monday in the ICU at an area hospital. Sheriff's officials said the inmate was diagnosed with the H1N1 strain of the virus and transported to ...

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Charges Filed Against One Involved in Shooting of Geoff Hyde


The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney's Office has filed felony charges against 22-year old Brian Thomas Gonzales of Castro Valley. They believe Gonzales is one of two people connected to the shooting of former Cal Poly football player, Geoff Hyde. Police investigators called it a "drug deal gone wrong". They said 22-year old Hyde was shot in his back ...

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Cal Fire Hired 125 Additional Firefighters in Preparation of Fire Season


Because of the increased fire danger due to drought, CAL FIRE has announced that it has hired 125 additional firefighters to supplement fire crews throughout the state.  In addition, the air attack base in Paso Robles will stay open to allow air tankers and air tactical planes to be immediately available.  CAL FIRE asks everyone to be extra cautious during ...

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County Inmate Dead After H1N1 Diagnosis


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office says an inmate has died Rudy Silva, 35, had been diagnosed with the H1N1 flu virus, but the exact cause of death is under investigation by the county coroner’s office. Officials say the inmate was in the ICU at a local hospital when he died yesterday afternoon. According to a press release, he ...

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Kitchen Fire Leaves Woman’s Apartment Unlivable


The San Luis Obispo Fire Department says one woman was displaced after a kitchen fire broke out last night. It happened around 7:35 p.m. on the 1300 block of Foothill Boulevard near Cal Poly. Fire investigators say the woman was cooking chicken when she turned her back to the stove. That's when the grease in the pan flashed and caught ...

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Two Critical After Catalina Crash


Two people are in critical condition after a boat crashed on Catalina Island.  Authorities say a 22-foot power boat carrying three people crashed at full speed near Two Harbors on the island around 7 p.m. Monday.  The Los Angeles County Fire Department says two of the people are classified as critical, and the third, a minor, suffered injuries but is ...

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LA May Ban Energy Drink Sales To Minors


Los Angeles may become the nation's first city to ban some people from getting a pick-me up.  L.A. City Councilman Bernard Parks is proposing the city ban minors from purchasing the high octane beverages, and is concerned over the effects the drinks may have on people who have them regularly.  Critics of the drinks say there may be an issue ...

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Former Narcotics Detective Set To Begin Serving Sentence Today


Cory Pierce, The former San Luis Obispo Police Narcotics Detective who was sentenced to 18 months in Federal Prison on extortion charges is set to begin serving his sentence this morning. Pierce pleaded guilty to extortion this past summer. He was sentenced in December. As part of his sentence, he has been ordered to pay $5500 in restitution. According to ...

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