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Spatafore Withdraws From Candidacy For SLO Open Seat


John Spatafore has withdrawn his candidacy for the open seat on the San Luis Obispo City Council.   Spatafore announced his candidacy five weeks ago as a late entry in the race, to fill the open position left by the resignation of Andrew Carter. He says by withdrawing from the race he hopes voters can elect one candidate who can ... Read More »

Cal Poly ROTC Cadet Presented With Award


A Cal Poly Army ROTC cadet was recently presented with the George C. Marshall award.  Cadet and civil engineering major Kevin McFadden also had the opportunity to attend a two-day leadership conference at the Virginia Military Institute. The award is presented each year to the most outstanding senior ROTC cadet at each university with an active officer training program. This ... Read More »

Oceano Man Arrested In Connection With Stabbing


On May 3, at 8:23 pm the Sheriff's Office received several calls of a fight between two males in the 2300 block of Ocean Street, Oceano. Upon arrival, deputies found a male victim with a stab wound to his lower extremities. The victim and witnesses identified the suspect as 23-year-old Chance MacAire who was last seen running from the location. ... Read More »

Fires Reported Along The Central Coast


Several fires have been reported in the past few days. 50 acres burned near the Rock Front Ranch outside of Santa Maria. Air tankers were used since ground fighting was not accessible. No cause yet. Three small fires burned some acreage near Upper Lopez Canyon Drive outside of Arroyo Grande. Downed power lines caused that fire. There was a small ... Read More »

Police Search For Man Who Escaped From Santa Maria Police Station


Santa Maria police, with some embarrassment, are looking for 24-year-old Juan Coria Olayo, who slipped out of his handcuffs while he was unattended at the police station. He had been arrested on drug and theft related charges.  So the search is on for the 5' 7'' black haired Hispanic man who weighs 170 pounds. Anyone with information on his whereabouts ... Read More »

Police Arrest Second Fugitive Wanted In Carpinteria Car Chase


The second suspect wanted in connection with a stolen car and pursuit in Carpinteria earlier this week is in custody.  At around 2:45 p.m. yesterday afternoon at the corner of Telegraph Road and Victoria Avenue, 28-year-old Taryn Yankovitch was arrested by Ventura Police Officers following a traffic stop.  She was recognized as a passenger in the car and taken into ... Read More »

19-Year-Old Arrested In Connection With Beached Panga Boat Containing $4 million in Pot


At around 9:45 a.m. yesterday morning, local ranch employees discovered a beached boat within a secluded cove on the Cojo Ranch, below the Point Conception Light House.  Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Narcotics Detectives responded to the scene and found an abandoned 30 foot Panga boat.  Detectives found approximately 2,000 pounds of marijuana stashed at the base of a nearby cliff, adjacent ... Read More »

Driver Arrested After Fiery Crash On 101


A nasty accident last night in Santa Maria.  25-year-old Matthew Bayer was driving his BMW southbound on 101 south of Betteravia when for some reason he drifted off the right of the road.   He struck a call box, then careened into the left lane where he then struck the center divider.  His car ended up in the center lane ... Read More »

One Suspect Arrested After Carpinteria Car Theft, Another Remains At Large


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is looking for one of the suspects wanted in connection with vehicle theft and resisting arrest. 28-year-old Taryn Yankovitch is the girlfriend of 22-year-old Joseph Rowland – the driver of the stolen car. A Deputy noticed a vehicle with suspicious looking license plates and a cracked window parked out front of 7-eleven Carpinteria.  The ... Read More »

Purposed Retaining Wall Along Hwy 1 Open To Public Comment


Residents of San Luis Obispo may review a Negative Declaration/Initial Study for a project to construct a 1-thousand feet long retaining wall along Highway 1 in northern San Luis Obispo County at these locations: Caltrans District 5 Office at 50 Higuera Street in San Luis Obispo weekdays from 8 AM to 4:30 PM, San Luis Obispo County Library at 995 ... Read More »