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Prosecutors May Seek Death Penalty In Ibarra Murder Case

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Officials with the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office say they may seek the death penalty for a majority of the people involved in the murder of Anthony Ibarra. 
Ten people have been charged in connection with Ibarra's death. His body was found in the back of a U-Haul truck parked on an Orcutt Street last month. Police believe Ibarra ... Read More »

Santa Maria’s MRMC Open For Trauma Care

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Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC) in Santa Maria has officially been declared a Level III Trauma Center. Patients who suffer traumatic injuries can now be treated locally at MRMC rather than be transported to a hospital out of the area when seconds and minutes can make all the difference between life and death. At the end of March a team ... Read More »

Police Detective Cory Pierce Pleads Not Guilty To Drug-Related Bribery Charge

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San Luis Obispo Officer Cory Pierce was arrested by FBI agents in February and charged with one count of bribery. He is accused of taking cash and narcotics from two witnesses while working on a multi-agency task force. In turn, Pierce provided the witnesses – a couple, who cooperated with authorities – with drugs for their own use, along with ... Read More »

Free Bus Rides In Celebration Of Earth Day

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San Luis Obispo Transit, South County Area Transit and the San Luis Obispo County Regional Transit Authority are offering free bus rides this Sunday to celebration Earth Day. Residents and visitors can use the free fares to travel throughout San Luis Obispo County, according to a news release. In addition, the Regional Transit Authority is offering complimentary shuttle rides between ... Read More »

Caltrans Details Major Efforts To Fight Climate Change

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Yesterday, Caltrans released a report detailing its efforts to fight climate change.  Caltrans will curb greenhouse gas emissions and use new technology such as low-energy cement and LED lighting. Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty says “Caltrans is cutting greenhouse gas emissions by reducing traffic congestion, expanding alternatives to driving, and embracing new technology in construction materials.” The report shows efforts to ... Read More »

Man Found Outside Bank With Loaded Weapons Pleads No Contest To Charges

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The San Luis Obispo man arrested after police found him in a car with loaded weapons outside a bank pleaded no-contest yesterday to three felony weapon-related charges. 20-year-old Turner Newman was found outside a Heritage Oaks branch on Froom Ranch Way with a loaded shotgun, handgun, ammunition, handcuffs, leg restraints, duct tape, zip ties and a machete in March. Authorities ... Read More »

City Of SLO On Track To Complete Seismic Retrofitting

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San Luis Obispo City officials say they are on their way to meeting their 2015 deadline for seismic-retrofitting of the 126 unreinforced masonry buildings in San Luis Obispo. The deadline was a result of the 2003 San Simeon Quake.  It killed two women in Paso Robles. Officials say 112 of the masonry buildings have been reinforced already. There are 14 ... Read More »

30th Annual Arbor Day Celebration This Saturday

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Central Coast residents are invited to celebrate the City of San Luis Obispo’s 30th Annual Arbor Day. It will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Meadow Park located at Meadow and South Streets. Participants will be able to view performances by “The Tree Circus,” a stage show by Timmy Womick, and a climbing demonstration by world-class ... Read More »

Paso Robles PD Takes On Drugs And Gangs With New Special Enforcement Team

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A new "Special Enforcement Team" is ramping up at the Paso Robles Police Department.  The team, known as "SET" focuses on drug and gang-related crime. Lieutenant Ty Lewis says the team was put in place to answer requests from the community to address drug and gang problems in the area. Adding that "The SET team’s pro-activity will help us on ... Read More »

Officials Plan To Ramp Up Security At Amgen Tour Stop In Avila Beach

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While the investigation continues into the bombings at the Boston Marathon, local law enforcement is focused on The Amgen Bike Tour of California. It’s the next major sporting event that’s expected to draw huge crowds to the Central Coast. Officials say they have a plan of action in place for the stop in Avila Beach, but since Monday's explosions in ... Read More »

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