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SCUBA Diver Identified, Death Still Under Investigation


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office has identified a scuba diver who was discovered in the water off Padaro Beach on Saturday, August 3rd.  The decedent is 49 year old William Frank Grgurich of Portland, Oregon.  Next of kin has been notified. Grgurich was discovered by residents who were walking along the beach in the 3300 block of Padaro ... Read More »

Panga Boat, Evidence of Drug Trafficking, Found


At around 6:40 yesterday morning, a passerby driving on Highway101 observed a possible “Panga” boat on the shoreline of Tajiguas Beach, north of Refugio Beach and called 911.  Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies and Narcotics Detectives responded along with personnel from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), California State Parks and the U.S. Coast Guard, which provided air support.  Investigators ... Read More »

Today Is Hunger Awareness Day


​The Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County is holding the 6th annual event in an effort to raise money and awareness of the ever-growing demand for food assistance in our county. The Food Bank hopes to raise $150,000 this year. An estimated 44,000 people in the county suffer from food insecurity, Food Bank officials said. More than 40 ... Read More »

Police Search for Relatives Of Man Found Dead


​Police are searching for relatives of the 45-year-old man who was found dead behind a San Luis Obispo business Wednesday afternoon. The man’s identity has not been released, pending notification of next of kin, Lt. John Bledsoe said Friday. Police say that they man appears to be homeless. Foul play is not suspected, but the investigation is still ongoing. Anyone ... Read More »

Paso Robles Police Seeking Info In Weekend Shooting Death


On Saturday, February 23, at approximately 9:28 p.m., the Paso Robles Police Department received 9-1-1 calls regarding a shooting which had just occurred at an apartment complex in the 3100 block of Spring Street. Officers responded and found one adult male victim suffering from a gunshot wound in the driveway area of the apartment complex. The victim was pronounced dead ... Read More »

Five Occupants Escape SLO House Fire

San Luis Obispo City Fire Department personnel responded to a reported structure fire at 4353 Vachell Lane in the City of San Luis Obispo at 7:13 last night. The first arriving SLO City Fire Department unit found a rapidly spreading fire involving a 2,000 square foot four bedroom single-story residence, an attached 600 square foot garage, a storage shed, and ... Read More »

Gas Prices Continue To Rise


Average retail gasoline prices in California have risen 6.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.22/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 10,526 gas outlets in California. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.72/g, according to gasoline price website Including the change in gas ... Read More »

Women Killed in Car Accident Identified

A woman whose car ran off the road in Paso Robles on Saturday night was found dead when sheriff deputies arrived on the scene. Mary Stacey, age 49, was found in her car in a wooded area near Adelaida Road and Nacimiento Lake Drive. The cause of death has not been released. Read More »

Two Pedestrians Killed in Hit And Run Accident


A fatal hit and run happened Friday east of Lake Cachuma in the Santa Ynez Valley. San Luis Obispo resident Martin Macerena was driving west on Highway 154 when he was involved in an accident that involved two other cars. The drivers were ok, but two pedestrians were killed in the crash. Their names have not yet been released. Macerena ... Read More »

Port San Luis Harbor District Board Member Retires


The Port San Luis Harbor District is in a bit of a transition. Carolyn Moffatt, who served on its board for 24 years, has retired. During her time of service, she helped the district deal with changes in the rules for commercial fishing, restoration of the Port San Luis Lighthouse, and the cleanup of oil in Avila Beach. Last week, ... Read More »