Teen Accused of Causing Deadly Crash Pleads Not Guilty


A teen accused of causing a deadly crash near Lopez Lake last month pleaded not guilty yesterday. 18-year-oldPaul Kravtsov of Arroyo Grande is charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol causing injury or death. His car lost control on Hi Mountain Road went down a steep embankment and killed 22-year-old Tyler Johns, a passenger in the car. Kravstov …

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Party Gets Out of Control in San Luis Obispo


On March 7, 2015 at approximately 4:44 a.m. the San Luis Obispo Police Department began receiving calls for service related to loud parties in the Hathway Avenue neighborhood of San Luis Obispo. Coordinated through social media, several thousand college-aged young men and women poured into the residential neighborhood. Many of the revelers possessed alcoholic beverages and were wearing green clothing …

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Pedestrian Killed on Highway 101


A 50-year-old pedestrian from Lompoc was killed Saturday night on Highway 101 northbound. He was either crossing the freeway or jumped from the Santa Rosa Street overpass, police think. It happened just after 9:15 at the Santa Rosa Street off ramp. The CHP says the man whose has yet to be identified was hit multiple times and died at the …

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Third Annual “We Are Multicultural” Event Taking Place March 21


Righetti’s Latinos Unidos Club will host a conference to encourage youth to pursue their dreams no matter what stands in their way. The third annual event is entitled “We Are Multicultural” and takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 21 at ERHS. Last year, nearly 100 students and parents from Righetti, Santa Maria, Pioneer Valley and Delta …

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Capps Reintroduced Three Climate Change Related Bills


Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) reintroduced three climate change-related bills that would help local communities increase their resiliency to the impacts of climate change. The bills would help local agencies plan for public health impacts, help water utilities prepare for the impacts of climate-related risks to our water supplies, and help coastal states plan and implement climate change mitigation projects. “From …

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Paso Robles Wine Festival Scheduled for May 14-17


The 33rd Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival will take place May 14 – 17, 2015. These four days in wine country are set to delight, educate and captivate with winemaker dinners, seminars, musical events, and vineyard tours. This quintessential Paso experience culminates in the picturesque Downtown Paso Robles City Park with more than 70 of Paso Robles’ best wineries sharing …

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Information Wanted in Connection With Bear Statue Damages


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help with the investigation into the damage caused to the bear statue on the east side of South Bay Boulevard at Turri Creek in Los Osos. About six inches of the bear’s nose was knocked off sometime during the night on 2-25-15 or early morning on 2-26-15. The …

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Second Phase of the Mark Andrews Murder Trial Under Way


The second phase of the Mark Andrews murder trial has been well under way since Monday, and since that time, two different mental health experts have testified differently. One says he was legally sane when he murdered his neighbor two years ago, the other says he was insane. The defense is claiming Andrews has been schizophrenic for the past twenty …

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Recent SLO Website Makeover


The City’s website – – recently received a makeover with exciting new features. The web redesign provides a user-first experience with high-resolution pictures and graphics, a prominent search engine, easy-to-use menus, and additional citizen engagement tools.  Courtney Kienow, resident and community focus group member, provided the following early feedback about the new, “It’s beautiful. It’s easy to navigate, …

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Craigslist Used by Sexual Predator


On March 3, 2015 a citizen informant called the San Luis Obispo Police Department to inform us of a disturbing photograph and message found on Craigslist. The picture depicted a self-photograph of a man’s genitalia, with the explicit message soliciting “young girls” for sexual acts. The citizen informant advised the location on Craigslist where this ad could be located. Police …

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