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Starfish Being Killed Off


A disease is killing off sea stars, commonly known as starfish, West Coast beaches. Local marine science researchers warn that the effects of this could be harm, as sea stars eat organic material that decays on the ocean floor. The sea stars appear to be dying from a disease that causes their limbs to fall off, but researchers have been …

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Body Found in Tent Has Been Identified


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Coroner’s Office identified the man found dead inside a tent on March 13 in San Simeon. The man was identified as 58-year-old Brian Joseph Edward Boyer. Evidence suggests that Boyer was a transient and dead for four to five weeks before he was found and he died of natural causes. Boyer’s next of kin …

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Lois Capps to be at Cal Poly Today


Today, Rep. Lois Capps will be on Cal Poly’s campus at 3:15 in the afternoon to discuss issues facing college students with Associated Students Incorporated, the university’s student body government. Capps will hold a discussion with students about college affordability, as well as her work in Congress on behalf of students.

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Political Aide Pleads Guilty to Hit-and-Run


A former aide to U. S. Representative Lois Capps has pleaded guilty to a hit-and-run death of a Santa Barbara woman last December, according to a Santa Barbara county prosecutor. Mallory Dies, 27, was crossing a street in downtown Santa Barbara whet she was hit by Raymond Morua. Morua will be sentenced to twenty years in prison as part of …

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Foreclosure Rate Continues to Fall


Foreclosure activity in San Luis Obispo County continues to fall, down 38 percent from the same quarter a year ago, according to RealtyTrac. The county’s level of foreclosure activity has declined due in part to a recent resurgence in the housing market, which has pushed up home prices 22% from a year ago, according to DataQuick, which monitors real estate …

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Narcotics Raid in Paso Robles


On April 12 at approximately 7:00 a.m., the Paso Robles Special Enforcement Team served a narcotics related search warrant on Serra Way in Paso Robles. The team discovered about .5 grams heroin, numerous hypodermic needles, and evidence of heroin use, prescription pills, and other drug paraphernalia.  The investigation revealed that the residence was being used by numerous people to consume …

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Teen Arrested for Vandalizing Cars


A 17-year-old was arrested in Pismo Beach Sunday for vandalizing cars, a bus, and a school in Arroyo Grande. The suspect was pulled over in a stolen car. Evidence found in the car linked the teen to the vandalism. Vandalism included 42 tires slashed, a bus window broken, and a display case at Arroyo Grande High School shattered. The 17-year-old …

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FBI Believes Two Recent Bank Robberies Are Connected


The FBI believes two recent bank robberies in Pismo and Arroyo Grande are likely connected. Pismo Beach and Arroyo Grande police are working with the agency to track a suspect down. Based on surveillance photos, they are looking for the same person involved in both Bank of America robberies March 21 and April 3. Despite somewhat different descriptions, the FBI …

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Man Arrested for Kidnapping His Baby


A Santa Maria man was arrested Sunday, accused of kidnapping his two-month-old child and threatening the child's mother with a knife. The man arrested was 25-year-old Arthur Weston. According to the police, Weston went to a home on South Broadway around 9:00 Sunday morning, where he held a knife to the neck of his child's mother and made criminal threats …

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CHP Investigates Single Car Rollover


The California Highway Patrol is investigating a single vehicle rollover that occurred just before 8:30 Sunday evening in the Mission Canyon area of Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara County firefighters say a vehicle drove 50 feet over the side of a hill and rolled several times before landing on its wheels. Three people were inside the car. One of them was …

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