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Injured Hiker Rescued on Bishop Peak


An injured hiker was rescued on Bishop Peak in San Luis Obispo about 5:42 p.m. yesterday afternoon. A 28-year-old male hiker was injured halfway up the hiking trail near Foothill Boulevard. The hiker appeared to have broken his leg. A CHP helicopter was able to pick up the victim from the side of the mountain and bring him down to …

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Routine Traffic Stop Results in Major Drug Bust


At approximately 3:00 a.m. yesterday morning, a Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputy on patrol in the City of Carpinteria, observed a subject parked in the red zone near the intersection of Bailard Avenue and Carpinteria Avenue.The deputy contacted the subject for the violation, who was later identified as 25-year-old Johnny Salamanca-Rodriguez of Santa Clara. Salamanca-Rodriguez had multiple aliases and the …

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United Blood Services Needs to Collect More Blood


United Blood Services California needs to collect over 5,000 pints of blood and platelets before May 31st, in order to ensure a steady and ample supply. As of May 14th they have collected 1,800 donations and they still have 3,200 donations to go. Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer for the Blood Bank, when donations unfortunately decrease just as …

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Man Arrested After Allegedly Assaulting Woman in Her Home


On April 18, between 2:30 AM and 3:30 AM, San Luis Obispo Police believe that Derek Roden of Santa Maria broke into a home in the 900 block of Peach, then in the 100 block of Verde. At the Peach residence, a taxi driver who had just dropped off an intoxicated female saw a male subject follow her inside her …

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Fatal Truck Crash on Highway 101


There was a fatal truck crash on Highway 101 at Shell Beach last night about 6. 26-year-old Alex James Robinson of Nipomo was killed after the truck he was driving overturned south of Spyglass Drive. Robinson was heading southbound when, for an unknown reason, he made a turning movement toward the center median and lost control of his flatbed truck, …

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SLO Symphony Music Director Leaves His Position


San Luis Obispo Symphony Music Director Michael Nowak has left his position with the organization. India D’Avignon, current President of the Board of Directors, said Nowak leaves a lasting artistic imprint. “In his 31 years with the San Luis Obispo Symphony, Michael has had a profound impact in building both a renowned orchestra and a prized community asset,” she said. …

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Suspect Arrested in Alleged Attempted Robbery


On Wednesday, May 13 at approximately 2:20 PM, officers from the Paso Robles Police Department responded to the walking path in Centennial Park for the report of an attempted armed robbery. The suspect, described as a Hispanic male, 16 to 18 years of age, wearing all brown with blue shoes demanded money from three juveniles, physically assaulted one of them …

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Development Plans for Parcel Near LOVR


Plans may be underway to develop a 110-acre parcel next to Costco on Los Osos Valley Road according to the SLO Chamber insider.  Developers of the site, which was included in the recently approved Land Use and Circulation Element update, envision 60-100 detached single family homes, 200-250 apartments and 25,000-45,000 square-feet of primarily neighborhood-serving commercial development. In addition, the project …

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Charges Filed Against Two Men in Connection With Shooting in Isla Vista


Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley has announced that charges have been filed against Jose Guadalupe Gutierrez and James Joshua Taylor in connection with a shooting inside an apartment in Isla Vista on May 11, 2015.  The charges are as follows:  two counts of attempted murder, one count of attempted robbery, one count of first degree burglary, and …

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New Information Released In Isla Vista Shooting


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing new information in the investigation of a shooting that occurred last night at approximately 7:13 p.m., May 11, in front of a residence in the 6500 block of Sabado Tarde.  Investigators have determined 19-year-old Jose Guadalupe Gutierrez of Goleta and 22-year-old James Joshua Taylor of Lompoc went to the residence of two, …

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