Search Supended For 65 Year Old Missing Man


On Saturday, at approximately 4:00 p.m., San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's deputies and Search and Rescue team personnel suspended their search for 65-year-old missing person Rafael Chavez Gonzalez. Search and Rescue teams, with the assistance of a California Highway Patrol helicopter, searched the vicinity between where Gonzalez disappeared on the Nipomo Mesa on the 2400 block of Willow Road and ...

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Controlled Fire Burn Today In Pozo And California Valley


The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection in cooperation with local ranchers will conduct a 400 acre prescribed burn on today. This burn was cancelled on Friday due to the Toro wildfire which was controlled at 51 acres. The burn is located 9 miles northeast of Pozo and 12 miles northwest of California Valley. Eight fire engines, 4 hand crews, ...

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SLO Sheriff’s Office On The Lookout For Missing 65 Year Old Man From Nipomo Mesa


San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue teams are currently searching the Nipomo Mesa area for a missing 65 year old man who was reported missing on November 3rd. Rafael Chavez Gonzalez was reported to have last been seen on or about October 21, 2013 on the property of a family member located in the 2400 block of ...

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Three Businesses Burglarized; Police Suspect Them To Be In Connection


Three separate businesses were targeted for burglaries during the past three weeks in Morro Bay. Based on the current investigation, Officers now believe these burglaries may be connected with the same suspect or suspects. Evidence found at the scene of a recent burglary to the Morro Bay Eagle’s lodge points toward a similar method used during the commission of two ...

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Morro Bay Power Plant Closing


Dynegy, the owner of the 58-year-old Morro Bay Power Plant, announced  Thursday, November 7, that the plant is going to be closed, and in a letter to Governor Jerry Brown, Dynegy said it will be shut down next year. The closure ends thirteen years of conflict over the power plant, the effort by Duke Energy to build a much larger ...

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Suspect Involved in Cambria Robbery at Large


Yesterday, the Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from an employee inside the Rabobank in Cambria. The employee reported a man had entered the bank and began waving a handgun. The man handed the teller a note demanding money and then made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect is described as a white male adult, 40's, 5'10 ...

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Casino Stabbing Suspect on the Loose


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a parolee wanted in connection with a stabbing that occurred just after midnight, on November 6, outside of the Chumash Casino.  The victim, a Nipomo resident, was stabbed several times while inside a vehicle on the Indian Reservation.  He also had his cell phone and wallet stolen.  The victim, who was ...

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Christopher Barnickel Becomes County Library Director


The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors has announced the hiring of Christopher Barnickel as the new County Library Director. Mr. Barnickel has served as Assistant San Luis Obispo County Library Director since February 2013. He replaces Brian Reynolds who retired in October.  

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Vandals Responsible for Graffiti are Identified


On November 6, Investigators with the Morro Bay Police Department identified a 13-year-old male and a 15-year-old male, both of whom are Morro Bay residents, which police believe are primarily responsible for the rash of graffiti vandalism in north Morro Bay. These incidents involved the use of a “crown” insignia among other symbols and lettering. The possibility of other juveniles ...

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Rep. Lois Capps will be Touring San Luis Obispo Veterans Center

Today Rep. Lois Capps will tour the San Luis Obispo Veterans Center to mark its one-year anniversary of operation. The Center offers readjustment counseling and other services to veterans and their families, as well as community outreach on mental health, employment, family issues and education. Capps will be at the center pn Southwood Drive from 10:45 to 11:30 this morning. ...

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