Heated Debate at SLO County Forum


Sparks flew in the SLO County District Attorney debate last night. The debate, sponsored by The Tribune and the League of Women Voters at the San Luis Obispo Library, focused on each candidate’s background in leadership and experience. Deputy District Attorney Dan Dow argued that most of the office’s attorneys support him, so he’s better suited to lead them. But …

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Delay in Cabrillo High School Coach Battery Case


The criminal case against two former Cabrillo High School assistant wrestling coaches charged with battery on a minor was delayed for a second time yesterday. Judge James Iwasko granted a continuance for further investigation to May 13. The two coaches- 45-year-old Chad Johnson and 22-year-old Matthew Giles- also face charges of contributing to the delinquency of minors for allegedly sanctioning …

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Candidate Forum Being Held Today


A candidate forum for San Luis Obispo County District Attorney is being held today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the San Luis Obispo County Library on Palm Street. The League of Women Voters and the SLO Tribune are hosting the forum, and you can come and ask questions to the candidates, Tim Covello and Dan Dow.

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Sales Tax Proposal Gets Unanimous Votes


The Atascadero City Council voted unanimously yesterday to prepare a proposal for June 24 for the council to put a half percent sales tax increase on the Nov. 4 ballot. The sales tax would be increased from 7.5 percent to 8 percent for 10 years and is expected to generate 1.7 million to 2 million dollars annually, which the council …

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Two Arrested For Bank Robberies to Appear in Court Today


The two people arrested for robbing three local banks are scheduled to appear in court this morning. Police arrested 55-year-old George Gonzales of Santa Maria and 33-year-old Tonya Young of Paso Robles after a Chase Bank robbery on El Camino Real. Investigators believe that the two are connected to the robbery of two branches of Bank of America in Pismo …

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Wrongful Death Suit Filed in Drunk Driving Case


The parents of a Santa Barbara woman who died from being hit by a congresswoman's aide’s car filed a wrongful death suit against Raymond Morua, U.S. Rep. Lois Capps and the U.S. government. Matt and Raeona Dies' attorney Robert Stoll claims that the Democratic congresswoman hired the aide, who drove the vehicle that killed 27-year-old Mallory Dies, despite being aware …

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Police Believe Sexual Assault Linked to Another Incident


San Luis Obispo police believe that Friday night’s sexual assault near Cal Poly may be connected to another incident on campus earlier this month. The incident on Friday near Mustang Village on Foothill involved a man pulling a woman’s skirt and underwear down to her knees and running away when she screamed. On April 8, a man grabbed a woman …

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Cops and Coffee


You can grab coffee with a cop today in Montecito. Just stop by the Starbucks at Coast Village Road anytime between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. to talk with a Santa Barbara police officer or Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputy about whatever concerns you.

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Names of People Involved in Crash Released


The names of the people involved in a Santa Barbara crash on Highway 101 South, north of Castillo Street, at 12:45 yesterday morning that left three people dead, one injured, and one under arrest Monday have been released. California Highway Patrol reports that Danielle Nicole Murillo, 17, and Jessica Lee Leffew, 17, both from Torrance, and Brian Adonay Lopez, 20, …

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Fire on Pine Street


Paso Robles firefighters responded to a shed fire on Pine Street last Saturday evening at 8:59. The firefighters were able to limit the smoke and fire damage. There were no reported injuries or deaths. The American Red Cross and Paso Robles Housing Authority provided emergency housing to the three families displaced by the fire.

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