Local News

Information Wanted in Connection With Bear Statue Damages


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help with the investigation into the damage caused to the bear statue on the east side of South Bay Boulevard at Turri Creek in Los Osos. About six inches of the bear’s nose was knocked off sometime during the night on 2-25-15 or early morning on 2-26-15. The …

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Second Phase of the Mark Andrews Murder Trial Under Way


The second phase of the Mark Andrews murder trial has been well under way since Monday, and since that time, two different mental health experts have testified differently. One says he was legally sane when he murdered his neighbor two years ago, the other says he was insane. The defense is claiming Andrews has been schizophrenic for the past twenty …

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Recent SLO Website Makeover


The City’s website – slocity.org – recently received a makeover with exciting new features. The web redesign provides a user-first experience with high-resolution pictures and graphics, a prominent search engine, easy-to-use menus, and additional citizen engagement tools.  Courtney Kienow, resident and community focus group member, provided the following early feedback about the new slocity.org, “It’s beautiful. It’s easy to navigate, …

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Craigslist Used by Sexual Predator


On March 3, 2015 a citizen informant called the San Luis Obispo Police Department to inform us of a disturbing photograph and message found on Craigslist. The picture depicted a self-photograph of a man’s genitalia, with the explicit message soliciting “young girls” for sexual acts. The citizen informant advised the location on Craigslist where this ad could be located. Police …

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Police Search for Man Who Was Allegedly Exposing Himself to Children


Yesterday at approximately 8:35am, two 10-year old students reported to police that a man exposed himself to them while they were walking to school. The students said they had been walking along Lana Street, near Francis Street, at approximately 8:00am when the incident occurred. The students reported seeing a white Honda car pull alongside them. The driver, a Hispanic male …

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Sale of E-Cigarette Banned in SLO


The San Luis Obispo City Council last night voted to ban the use and sale of e-cigarettes in the city. E-cigarettes will be prohibited in the same places where smoking is not allowed. The ordinance was passed by an overwhelming majority. San Luis is the first in the county to vote a ban in place.

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CHP Identifies Man Who Drove Off of Cliff


The CHP has identified the man who went off a cliff near Ragged Point earlier this week. He is 65-year-old Yui Wah Leung of Concord. He was driving a rental car when for some unknown reason he went off the road and rolled down a steep embankment.

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SLO Sheriff’s Department Unveils New Police Boat


The SLO County Sheriff’s Department unveiled a new law enforcement tool yesterday. It’s in the form of a sea going boat to patrol the waters off our coastline. It will be used to hunt down panga boats. The 27-foot Defender class boat worth about $350 000 was paid for with funds from Homeland Security.

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Funeral Services For Rick Martel Were Held Yesterday


Funeral services for longtime KSBY anchor Rick Martel were held yesterday at a church in Arroyo Grande. Remembrances for the singer and entertainer were offered by Dave Congalton and former KSBY sports anchor Mitch Massey. Martel, who anchored KSBY News from 1980 to 1995 and KCOY for two years after that, died a couple of weeks ago from a kidney …

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Dead Pine Trees Will be Coming Down in Morro Bay


Some dead pine trees will be coming down in the Morro Bay area for the next two months. The ACPD, state parks and Morro Bay Fire will be burning down the affected trees at Morro Bay state park. Years of drought and pine pitch canker disease have taken their toll. The removal is expected to ease fire danger. The project …

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