Local News

New Morro Bay City Manager


  Morro Bay city officials announced on Tuesday the appointment of David Buckingham to the position of city manager. City officials say Buckingham recently retired from the U.S. Army, where he served for more than 25 years. He also reportedly worked as the Garrison Commander in Vicenza, Italy, managing an organization of nearly 1,000 people and a $120,000,000 budget. Buckingham …

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Vacation Rentals Burglarized in Oceano


  On 8-6-14, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report of a fight in the 300 block of McCarthy Avenue in Oceano. When deputies arrived, they learned that citizens in the area were returning to their vacation rental when they noticed a female carrying a purse they reported stolen the previous day from their rental just a …

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Lois Capps to Speak at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


  Today Rep. Lois Capps will speak at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Field Maintenance Shop at Camp SLO. The new shop, which has been LEED-certified by the US Green Building Council, will ensure equipment is properly maintained and operational to help fulfill the wide range of missions assigned to Camp SLO. The ceremony will occur from 3:30PM-4:30PM …

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DUI Checkpoints Tonight


  The Goleta Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Friday, August 8, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:30 a.m.     The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes.  …

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SLO Sheriff’s Office Introduced Newest K9


  On 8-6-14, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office officially introduced it's newest K9. "DJ" is a 20-month-old Belgian Malinois, who is trained in narcotics detection, tracking and apprehension. His handler and partner is Deputy Steve Faeth. DJ replaces Deputy Faeth's previous K9 "Nico" who was medically retired from the force after two years because of seizures associated with …

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Domestic Violence Incident Lead to Standoff With Police


  At approximately 1:00 a.m. yesterday, August 6, 2014, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputies in Lompoc responded to a residence in Vandenberg Village on a reported domestic violence incident.  Prior to deputies arriving at the female victim’s residence, 38-year-old Johnny William Argel fled to his residence which he shares with his 91-year-old grandmother.   After establishing that the female victim was …

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Man Arrested After Chasing Ex-Wife in His Vehicle


  On Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at approximately 11:17 PM, the Paso Robles Police Department communications center received a report from a female caller stating her ex-husband was chasing her in his vehicle as she drove in her vehicle westbound in the 100 block of Niblick Road. The caller stated her ex-husband was driving recklessly and had used his vehicle …

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Adult Citrus Psyllid Caught in Insect Trap


  The detection of an adult Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) in an insect trap in a residential neighborhood in northeast San Luis Obispo has prompted a high density trapping delimitation survey of the surrounding area. A quarantine restricting the movement of citrus nursery stock and citrus fruit will be established by the California Department of Food and Agriculture to prevent …

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Candidates File for School and Special District Contests


  Business has been brisk for candidate filing for school and special district contests, however less than one third of the districts have a sufficient number of candidates for the contest to be on the ballot. Anyone interested in running for one of the contests on the November 4, 2014 General Election must complete the necessary paperwork by Friday, August …

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Sheriff’s Deputies Search for Suspects in Robberies


  Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies are attempting to locate several suspects wanted for committing crimes in the early morning hours of Saturday, August 2, 2014.   In each of the incidents, the suspect fled before law enforcement arrived.  The Sheriff’s Office is requesting public assistance to help locate the suspects.  It’s unclear at this point if the crimes are related. …

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