Funeral Services For Rick Martel Were Held Yesterday


Funeral services for longtime KSBY anchor Rick Martel were held yesterday at a church in Arroyo Grande. Remembrances for the singer and entertainer were offered by Dave Congalton and former KSBY sports anchor Mitch Massey. Martel, who anchored KSBY News from 1980 to 1995 and KCOY for two years after that, died a couple of weeks ago from a kidney …

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Dead Pine Trees Will be Coming Down in Morro Bay


Some dead pine trees will be coming down in the Morro Bay area for the next two months. The ACPD, state parks and Morro Bay Fire will be burning down the affected trees at Morro Bay state park. Years of drought and pine pitch canker disease have taken their toll. The removal is expected to ease fire danger. The project …

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Santa Barbara Veterinarian Killed in Paragliding Accident


A Santa Barbara veterinarian has been killed in a paragliding accident Sunday. Dr. Ron Faero was flying tandem with his daughter near La Cumbre Peak. According to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s office, the 60-year-old Faero fall about a thousand feet ending up in a canyon. His 16-year-old daughter suffered minor injuries.

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit for Death of Three Young Men


The Los Angeles-based plaintiffs trial law firms of Becker Law Group and McNicholas & McNicholas, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department (SBCSD), Capri Apartments in Isla Vista, CA and Asset Campus Housing on behalf of the parents of the three young men, David Wang, James Hong and George Chen, who were murdered …

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Jury Finds Mark Andrews Guilty of First Degree Murder


A San Luis Obispo jury found Mark Andrews guilty of First Degree Murder on Friday. They also found the allegation that he personally used a firearm in the commission of the murder to be true. The trial now moves into the “sanity phase” beginning 1:30 p.m today, in Department 6 of the Superior Court with opening statements before Judge John …

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Two Arrested on Suspicion of Robbery


Two people have been arrested on suspicion of robbery in Santa Maria. Twenty-year-old Erin Lucas and 22-year-old Tevin Morris were booked into Santa Barbara County Jail for attempting to rob a man of his personal belongings at a motel on South Nicholson Avenue.  Lucas and Morris now face charges of robbery, false imprisonment, kidnapping and intimidating a victim. Morris was …

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Beaches at Vandenberg Will be Closed Until September 30


Beaches at Vandenberg Air Force Base will be closed starting today to protect the Western Snowy Plover, an endangered bird species. Surf, Minuteman and Wall beaches will be off limits until September 30.

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Morro Bay Library Reopens


A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the reopening of a newly-remodeled Morro Bay library on Sunday. Both the temporary and permanent library locations were closed for three weeks in preparation for the grand opening. The new library features 30 percent more open space, 30 percent more shelf space, an expanded reading room, and a new program room. It officially opens tomorrow.

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Capps: Community Action Partnership Receives Funding


Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) has announced that the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County received $3,071,711 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its Early Head Start program. Under the Early Head Start Child Care partnerships, childcare providers look after children in the providers’ homes, offering early, continuous, intensive and comprehensive child development and family …

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Film Award Presentation on March 14


The San Luis Obispo International Film Festival (SLOIFF) and event sponsors BHE Renewables, New Times, Martin Resorts and KSBY are thrilled to announce that the 21st King Vidor Award for Excellence in Filmmaking will be presented to multi-Oscar® nominated director and screenwriter, Peter Bogdanovich. The award will be presented on Saturday, March 14 at the Fremont Theatre in San Luis …

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