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Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Employee Arrested On Theft Charges

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Mary Methmann, a non-sworn Administrative Office Professional for the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office was arrested on February 6 for residential burglary in the first degree.   Prior to the arrest, a criminal investigation was initiated by Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Detectives on February 4, following the theft of a significant amount of jewelry from a Goleta residence.  The stolen ... Read More »

Skeletal Remains Identified Through DNA Profiling

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San Luis Obispo, CA — On July 15 of last year, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office/Coroner's detectives responded to a report of a discovery of partial skeletal remains.  The remains were found in an area on the South side of Tank Farm road between Higuera Street and Highway 227. The person leasing the land discovered the badly decomposed remains ... Read More »

Chamber Of Commerce Names New Director Of Governmental Affairs

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The San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce announced yesterday that Charlene Rosales has been named its director of governmental affairs.  Rosales will lead the Chamber's legislative efforts, including representing business community issues to city, county and state government. Rosales comes to the Chamber after eight and a half years at the United Way of San Luis Obispo County, where she ... Read More »

Film Festival To Host “Citizen Hearst” Screening At Hearst Castle

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A special documentary is coming to the SLO International Film Fest this March. Last year you may recall, the festival raised eyebrows and made headlines around the world by showing the classic movie “Citizen Kane” at the Hearst Castle in San Simeon. That won’t be repeated this year, but in its place, a documentary by a member of the Iwerks ... Read More »

Flu Related Deaths In SLO County

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San Luis Obispo, CA — There have been three influenza related deaths in San Luis Obispo County residents in the past two weeks.  All three individuals were being investigated by the coroner to determine cause of death.  All three individuals displayed symptoms related to Influenza prior to death, and tested positive for Influenza. Other tests are still pending, and the ... Read More »

FBI Investigation Leads To Arrest Of San Luis Obispo Police Officer

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A San Luis Obispo police officer has been arrested.  Immediately following a tip received by the Sheriff’s Office regarding possible criminal activity by a San Luis Obispo Police Officer assigned to the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, San Luis Obispo Police Chief Steve Gesell and Sheriff Ian Parkinson requested the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to conduct an independent ... Read More »

Shumey Ruled Guilty Of Second Degree Murder

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A jury decided yesterday that Christopher Shumey is guilty of second-degree murder for shooting his mother to death with a shotgun. The jury, who decided that Shumey was not guilty of first-degree murder, will now decide if he was sane at the time. Shumey was also convicted of assaulting a police officer. Shumey shot his mother in September of 2011 ... Read More »

SLO City Council Decides To Hold Special Election

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The City Council of San Luis Obispo has decided by a 4-0 vote to hold a special election to fill the seat left vacant by Andrew Carter. The election by mail in ballot will be held some time later this year, in either June or July. It will cost $62,000. Read More »

SLO Police Investigate Late Night Assaults

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San Luis Obispo, CA — The San Luis Obispo Police Department is currently investigating a pair of assaults that took place on February 2nd, and 3rd, 2013, in the late night and early morning hours. The victims in both cases were college age women. The first assault occurred at approximately 11:00 PM in the 1200 block of Foothill.  The two ... Read More »

Fire Leaves Nipomo House In Ruins

On Sunday, February 3 at 07:16, CAL FIRE/San Luis Obispo County Fire and Santa Maria Fire responded to a structure fire at 108 E. Vintage Street, Nipomo.  Crews encountered heavy smoke and fire from the garage spreading into the structure.  An aggressive attack was able to contain the fire to the garage and kitchen.  The remainder of the structure sustained ... Read More »

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