Cal Poly Employee Facing Multiple Felony Charges


A Cal Poly employee faces multiple felony charges including sexual assault and false imprisonment after his arrest this week on campus. 39- year-old Mark Calixsterio of Grover Beach was arrested when he arrived for work Tuesday. Calixterio is on the housing custodial staff and has been ordered to stay away from campus as his criminal case moves forward. Bail was …

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Santa Maria Man Allegedly Stabbed Multiple Times


A Santa Maria man was airlifted to a local hospital in serious condition after he was allegedly stabbed multiple times by a fellow field worker.  The two were cutting broccoli in a field located at Betteravia Road and Foxen Canyon Road in an unincorporated area of Santa Maria at approximately 9:00 a.m. this morning when the suspect, 26-year-old Margarito Cervantes-Lopez …

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Two Guilty Verdicts in Sexual Assault Case


Two juries in Santa Barbara returned guilty verdicts against Juan Carlos Herrera-Romero, age 31, and Gabino Andres Romero, age 27, for the July 16, 2014 sexual assault of a woman on East Beach in Santa Barbara. The trial consisted of two juries for the defendants to meet state and federal constitutional requirements.  One jury convicted Herrera-Romero of four felony charges. …

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Small House Fire in Paso Robles Last Night


On Wednesday September 9 at 1:44 PM, Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services firefighters responded to a reported single-family residential structure fire at 261 Scott Street in Paso Robles. In route Paso Police Officers at scene relayed all occupants were out of the residence. Firefighters arrived at the scene in 6 minutes to discover light smoke emitting from a powered …

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Morro Bay Police Release Identity of Man Who Died in Boating Incident


The Morro Bay Police Department announces the identity of the person involved in the boating death last Friday, September 4, as that of Tobias Brekke, age 59, who resided in San Luis Obispo, CA. Morro Bay Police Detectives are working cooperatively with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Coroner’s Office in a continuing investigation into the cause and manner of …

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Community Meeting on Excessive Oil on Beaches


First District Supervisor Salud Carbajal is hosting a community meeting with representatives from the County and other government agencies to discuss the increase of excessive oil on Summerland Beach and the measures being taken to address it. Recently, Summerland Beach was closed due to increased amounts of oily substances and strong odors at the beach that elevated risks to the …

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Cuyama Woman Killed in Car Accident That Ignited Brush Fire


A 20-year-old Cuyama woman was killed last night in a car accident that ignited a brush fire along Highway 166 in Cuyama. According to the CHP, the woman was driving a Chevy suburban when she ran off the road near Highway 33. The Chevy then crashed and caught fire, igniting nearby brush. The fire was quickly put out. The woman was …

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Police Involved in Shooting Said to Have Acted Lawfully


Police officers involved in shooting the suspect in the Isla Vista murder rampage acted lawfully. According to a report issued the Santa Barbara County D.A.’s office. On May 23, 2014, Ellliot Rodger went on a deadly rampage through the college town of Isla Vista, stabbing three people at his apartment, then driving through the streets shooting at several people and …

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Opening Statements in Paso Robles Murder Trial Began Yesterday


Opening statements began Tuesday in the murder trial of a Paso Robles man accused of shooting to death his mother’s live-in boyfriend in a dark living room following an early-morning argument between the boyfriend and the man’s mother. John Steven Danner is accused of shooting 47-year-old Billy Don Law 13 times with a .45-caliber Glock-styled semi-automatic handgun after Law and …

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Project To Construct Retaining Wall is Underway


A project to construct a retaining wall on Highway 1 in northern San Luis Obispo/southern Monterey Counties is underway.  It will serve as a permanent restoration effort in this area known for major slides. Construction next week will include the continuation of drilling and placing of metal piles.  This phase of the project continues with full overnight closures on Highway …

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