Tips for Upcoming Election


CHECK YOUR POLLING PLACE LOCATION: Check your polling place on the back of your sample ballot or on your yellow notification card if you registered to vote after October 6th. Many polling places have changed and you should not assume that you will be voting at the same polling place as the last election. If you cannot find your sample …

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Funeral Services Yet to Be Announced for Anna Deis


Funeral services for 25-year-old Anna Deis have yet to be announced. The Los Osos native was killed Wednesday night while riding her bicycle on Los Osos Valley Road. According to authorities Deis was crossing the road near the La Familia pumpkin patch when she was struck by a car by an 86-year-old man from San Luis. He was not cited. …

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Big Crowd Expected in Isla Vista Tonight


A crowd estimated to be in the range of 30,000 people is expected this weekend for Halloween in Isla Vista.  In anticipation of the Isla Vista Halloween street party, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department will increase its staffing level by 25 personnel.  The increased staffing level will include the following additional resources: two chief officers, two group supervisors, two …

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DUI Enforcement Tonight


The San Luis Obispo Police Department will be stepping up its DUI enforcement thanks to a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. The $218,000 grant will increase DUI operations and pay for a full-time DUI officer for the grant year. The grant will also fund DUI checkpoints and patrols, fund operations to target multiple DUI offenders, and offer …

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DUI Task Force Will Be Out on Halloween


Halloween is quickly approaching, which for many people means celebrating with alcohol. As you carve your pumpkin or pick out a costume this year, keep in mind that one of the best choices you can make is to drive sober or designate a sober driver to get you home safely. The Avoid the 14 DUI Task Force is reminding all …

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Environmental Groups File Lawsuit Challenging NRC Decision


Nine environmental groups including Mothers for Peace and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) filed separate lawsuits yesterday in the D.C. Court of Appeals challenging the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) decision to proceed with an “extended waste storage rule” and a generic environmental impact statement that fail to comply with a 2012 federal court ruling that had previously reversed …

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San Luis Obispo County Has New Public Works Director


The County of San Luis Obispo has hired City of San Luis Obispo Utilities Deputy Director Wade Horton as the new County Public Works Director.  As Public Works Director, Horton will be responsible for leading the County Public Works Department as a key member of the County’s executive leadership team. The announcement was made at the County Board of Supervisors …

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Large Amount of Heroin Seized Based on Anonymous Tip


Yesterday, based on an anonymous tip, the Sheriff’s Office discovered approximately 230 grams of heroin located in a vehicle parked in the 2700 block of Cienaga Street in Oceano. A Sheriff’s Office K9 detected the heroin concealed within a compartment of a red 1996 Ford Bronco. The heroin has a street value of approximately $30,000. The Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit …

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Arrests Made in Murder of Javier Alcantar Limon


For the past two months, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office detectives have been investigating the murder of Javier Alcantar Limon, whose body was found with multiple gunshot wounds on August 19, 2014, near the entrance to the Guadalupe Dunes.  As a result of their investigation, three Santa Maria residents have been identified and arrested in connection with Limon’s murder.   Detectives …

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Mail Theft in Morro Bay


Several Morro Bay residents have been victim to the theft of Mail which has resulted in several personal checks being forged and cashed at local businesses. The Morro Bay Police Department would like to take this opportunity to remind our citizens to be cautious when sending personal checks or payments (credit card statements, bill payments, etc 😉 through the mail. …

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