California Agriculture Day Celebrations Today


On March 18, the California State Capitol grounds will come alive with farm animals, educational displays and entertainment to recognize and celebrate California Agriculture Day. Similar festivities will take place throughout the United States to commemorate National Agriculture Week, March 15-21. Locally, recognition is given to the men and women that provide safe, healthy, abundant, and affordable food, and a …

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Orcutt Woman and Daughters Missing


An Orcutt woman along with her two daughters are missing and police are looking for them. In what is being described as a parental abduction, 44-year-old Michelle Gibbs and 6-year-old Gabriella and 4-year-old Cassidy were last seen in February. Sheriff’s deputies believe they left the area and headed to Ojai. Gibbs was last seen driving a silver 2003 Ford Explorer …

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Man Arrested for Allegedly Shooting Another Man to Death


Santa Maria police have arrested Wilfredo Rodriguez Chicas for shooting to death a man in an apartment parking lot Monday night.  Detectives say a motive for the shooting is still under investigation, but there are no other suspects wanted in connection to the shooting. The name of the victim hasn’t been released. The shooting happened at the La Vista apartment …

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Assault Leads to Jail Time for Three Men


Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley has announced that three defendants appeared at a sentencing hearing yesterday as a result of pleading guilty on January 16, 2015 to voluntary manslaughter. Jonathan Andrade, age 21, was sentenced to six years in state prison. Roman Romero, age 19, was sentenced to three years in state prison. Carlos Medina, age 45, …

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Santa Maria Police Apprehend Suspect Accused of Deadly Hit and Run


Santa Maria police have nabbed a suspect accused of a deadly hit and run in the parking lot of Louie B’s Bar early Monday morning . Police arrested 34-year-old Ismael Lares of Santa Maria on the 200 block of East Main Street shortly after 1:00 a.m. Lares was pulled over a few blocks away in a dark grey truck. An …

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United Air Lines Flights to be Cut


If you fly to either LA or San Francisco out of San Luis Obispo, some of your flights are going to disappear in the coming weeks.  United Air Lines flights to San Fran will be cut from five to two, and LA will drop from 6 to three. In November, Skywest Airlines, which operates planes for United, said they were …

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Prescribed Burn Scheduled in Morro Bay State Park


A prescribed burn will take place today and tomorrow at Black Hill in Morro Bay State Park. The burn project is part of the Hazard Fuel Reduction for vegetation management. It will take place between La Loma Street and Quintana Road.

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Drunk Driving Warning for St. Patrick’s Day


St. Patrick’s Day brings to mind shamrocks, leprechauns, pots of gold, and good luck. But no amount of luck can save you from a drunk-driving crash. So whether you’re buzzed or drunk on St. Patrick’s Day, it doesn’t matter. NHTSA wants to remind everyone that Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving—drive sober. The Pismo Beach Police Department and other police agencies …

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Man Arrested for Assault After Going to a Hotel Armed With Knife


On Saturday at approximately 11:45 a.m, 40-year-old suspect Joe Sigala entered the Best Western Motel in San Luis Obispoand confronted employees in the lobby with a knife. He took a master key from one of the employees and entered an unoccupied room and smashed a sliding glass door. He continued through the Motel and was confronted by an officer at …

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Armed Robbery in SLO


On Saturday at approximately 2:21 a.m. the San Luis Obispo Police Department responded to a reported armed robbery in the area of Palm and Toro Streets in San Luis Obispo. Two 21-year old female residents of San Luis Obispo were walking on Palm Street when they were approached by three men wearing dark colored clothing and ski masks. At least …

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