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Shumey Ruled Guilty Of Second Degree Murder


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


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


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 »

Glean SLO Tool Drive At Farm Supply Co.

The Glean SLO Tool Drive is going on now through February 16th at all three Farm Supply locations in San Luis Obispo County.  Glean SLO is a volunteer organization that partners with local farmers to pick produce and donate to the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County. They have picked 150,000 lbs. of produce since 2010. Glean SLO ... Read More »

Diablo Canyon Power Plant Undergoes Maintenance On Unit 2


Pacific Gas and Electric Company has announced that Unit 2 at Diablo Canyon Power Plant was safely shut down on Sunday, Feb. 3, for scheduled refueling and maintenance. In total, more than 11,000 outage-related activities will be performed to enhance the operation of Unit 2. Read More »

Fire Destroys Nipomo Home

Nipomo, CA — A fire destroyed a home at 1080 E. Vintage Street in Nipomo early Sunday morning. No injuries were reported. Fire officials are investigating the cause. Read More »

Lexington Inn Robbed For Second Time In One Week


Saturday, at 8:51p.m., San Luis Obispo Police Department received a 911 call reporting an armed robbery that just occurred at the Lexington Inn at 2050 Garfield.   An unknown male suspect wearing all black clothing and a black ski mask entered the location and approached the front desk clerk. The suspect produced a black semi-auto handgun and demanded money from ... Read More »

Drunken Vandal Apprehended By Citizen


San Luis Obispo, CA — On Saturday, at approximately 2:30, the San Luis Obispo Police Department received a 911 call from an alert citizen reporting he was following a suspect who was running down the street breaking windows to vehicles.  The citizen chased the suspect, who was later identified as 22-year-old Matthew Martin, for several blocks.  The citizen caught and ... Read More »

Orcutt Stabbing Suspect Arrested In Santa Maria


The suspect wanted in connection with a stabbing in Orcutt last Tuesday is in custody.  52-year-old Irvin Basquez was arrested around 2:45 p.m. yesterday by Santa Maria Police Officers during a traffic stop on Betteravia and Bradley in Santa Maria.  Santa Maria Police Officers conducted the traffic stop because the vehicle matched the description of a car associated with a ... Read More »

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