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Two Arrested on Suspicion of Robbery


Two people have been arrested on suspicion of robbery in Santa Maria. Twenty-year-old Erin Lucas and 22-year-old Tevin Morris were booked into Santa Barbara County Jail for attempting to rob a man of his personal belongings at a motel on South Nicholson Avenue.  Lucas and Morris now face charges of robbery, false imprisonment, kidnapping and intimidating a victim. Morris was …

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Beaches at Vandenberg Will be Closed Until September 30


Beaches at Vandenberg Air Force Base will be closed starting today to protect the Western Snowy Plover, an endangered bird species. Surf, Minuteman and Wall beaches will be off limits until September 30.

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Morro Bay Library Reopens


A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the reopening of a newly-remodeled Morro Bay library on Sunday. Both the temporary and permanent library locations were closed for three weeks in preparation for the grand opening. The new library features 30 percent more open space, 30 percent more shelf space, an expanded reading room, and a new program room. It officially opens tomorrow.

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Capps: Community Action Partnership Receives Funding


Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) has announced that the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County received $3,071,711 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its Early Head Start program. Under the Early Head Start Child Care partnerships, childcare providers look after children in the providers’ homes, offering early, continuous, intensive and comprehensive child development and family …

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Film Award Presentation on March 14


The San Luis Obispo International Film Festival (SLOIFF) and event sponsors BHE Renewables, New Times, Martin Resorts and KSBY are thrilled to announce that the 21st King Vidor Award for Excellence in Filmmaking will be presented to multi-Oscar® nominated director and screenwriter, Peter Bogdanovich. The award will be presented on Saturday, March 14 at the Fremont Theatre in San Luis …

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Man Pleads Guilty to Three Felonies


Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley has announced that on February 23, 2015, David William Tallman pled guilty, as charged, to three felony counts:  arson of an inhabited structure; criminal threats and resisting a peace officer; and one misdemeanor count of violating a court order.  The District Attorney did not offer any plea bargains in this case. In …

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Missing Grover Beach Woman Found Safe


A Grover Beach woman who went missing Tuesday has been found. Nora Lee Kiker, 64, was found safe in San Luis Obispo. The family has been notified.

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Air Quality Warning in Oceano Dunes Area


The San Luis Obispo (SLO) County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) and County Public Health Department are advising the public of deteriorating air quality in the Oceano Dunes/Nipomo Mesa area due to blowing dust and sand from Wednesday, February 25 through Saturday, February 28.  Blowing sand and dust is forecasted to occur from 11 am to 7 pm, with the …

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Police Ask for Help Identifying Fraud Suspects


The San Luis Obispo Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects who have been using fraudulent credit cards and identification to rent items in San Luis Obispo and not return them. They stole from at least four businesses on January 27th and the crimes are summarized below: On January 27th a suspect, who identified himself …

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Santa Ynez Man Involved in Crash Dies From Injuries


A Santa Ynez man who was involved in a crash on Hiway 154 and Roblar Avenue over the weekend has died from his injuries. Austin Troy Bartoo turned into the path of a van. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was driving drunk. And the CHP has identified the woman killed in a suspected DUI crash over the weekend …

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