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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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Santa Barbara Veterinarian Killed in Paragliding Accident


A Santa Barbara veterinarian has been killed in a paragliding accident Sunday. Dr. Ron Faero was flying tandem with his daughter near La Cumbre Peak. According to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s office, the 60-year-old Faero fall about a thousand feet ending up in a canyon. His 16-year-old daughter suffered minor injuries.

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit for Death of Three Young Men


The Los Angeles-based plaintiffs trial law firms of Becker Law Group and McNicholas & McNicholas, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department (SBCSD), Capri Apartments in Isla Vista, CA and Asset Campus Housing on behalf of the parents of the three young men, David Wang, James Hong and George Chen, who were murdered …

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Jury Finds Mark Andrews Guilty of First Degree Murder


A San Luis Obispo jury found Mark Andrews guilty of First Degree Murder on Friday. They also found the allegation that he personally used a firearm in the commission of the murder to be true. The trial now moves into the “sanity phase” beginning 1:30 p.m today, in Department 6 of the Superior Court with opening statements before Judge John …

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