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Man Trapped In Burning Building Rescued By Firefighters


San Luis Obispo City Fire Department personnel responded to a reported structure fire at 1185 Foothill Road #11 in the City of San Luis Obispo at 3:42 yesterday morning. The first SLO City Fire Department unit arrived within 4 minutes of being dispatched and found heavy smoke showing from the second and third story of an approximately 1000 square foot ...

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Divers Still On The Lookout For Downed Airplane Near Oceano


Maybe later this week, says the SLO County Sheriff’s Office. That’s when it will be decided whether divers will go back into the waters of Oceano where a small airplane with two people aboard went down last week. No bodies have been recovered, nor has the Morrisey 2150 that crashed into the ocean Tuesday afternoon south of the Pismo Beach ...

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Transient Arrested In Santa Maria For Burglary


A transient well known in San Luis Obispo County has been arrested in Santa Maria on burglary charges. Santa Maria police arrested 35-year-old Ryan Antone Dutra who was loitering near a business on South Broadway about 1:30 this morning. Officers say they found evidence linking Dutra to the commercial burglary of the business. Dutra was booked in Santa Barbara County ...

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Power Restored To Customers Near San Luis High School


Power has been fully restored to nearly 3,000 customers near San Luis High School and Highway 1after their power went out yesterday morning. An investigation revealed the cause to be a malfunction with a connector that caused a power line to fail.

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Search Continues For Crashed Plane


Members of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Dive Team conducted another search and recovery mission yesterday for a plane that crashed off the coast of Oceano on January 14. For the past six days, the Sheriff's Dive Team and Marine Enforcement Division have been searching the area where the plane went down. The divers have been utilizing a number ...

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SLO Police Investigate Allegations Of Sexual Assault On A Juvenile Victim; Police On The Lookout For Suspect


In October, 2013, the San Luis Obispo Police Department began an investigation involving allegations of a sexual assault on a juvenile victim. During the investigation the victim reported she had been sexually assaulted for the past 3 years by the suspect who has been identified as Vicente O’Campo. The victim said she was twelve years old when she was first ...

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Three Arrested For Sexual Assault


At approximately 1:30 Saturday morning, Sheriff’s Deputies with the Isla Vista Foot Patrol and Officers with the University of California Police Department (UCPD) responded to the area of Sabado Tarde and Camino Pescadero to a report of a theft that had just occurred at a local convenience store. They contacted a group which included three young males who were walking ...

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Elderly Man Struck With Baton


During the evening hours of January 14th, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the 2700 block of Corral de Quati in Los Olivos, regarding a 72-year-old man who had been struck in the leg several times with an expandable baton. The attack followed a disagreement between the elderly victim, who is the landlord of the residence, and 45-year-old ...

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Cuesta College Spring Semester Begins This Week


Cuesta College’s spring semester begins Tuesday, January 21, 2014. More than 8,700 students are enrolled in courses at Cuesta College as of Friday, January 17. Although there are fewer individual students attending this spring than last year, the average current course load is up two percent, meaning students are taking more classes. The College is offering 63 more sections of ...

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Abel Maldonado Drops Out of Governor’s Race


Former Lieutenant Governor Abel Maldonado is dropping out of the governor's race.  The Republican had been planning to challenge Democratic incumbent Jerry Brown this year, but announced Thursday that, quote, "it’s not my time."  GOP officials had thought Maldonado might have a chance to help the party's standing with Latino voters.  The former lieutenant governor and state senator had trouble ...

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