Local News

Lois Capps Hosted National Prayer Breakfast


Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) hosted Rev. Frank Schaefer, pastor of the Isla Vista United Methodist Church, as her guest at the National Prayer Breakfast. Rev. Schaefer made headlines in 2013 after being defrocked for officiating the wedding of his gay son. In October, Rev. Schaefer was subsequently reinstated as a clergyman in the United Methodist Church after the denomination’s highest …

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Anticipation Grows for Morro Bay Branch Library Reopening


Since the closure in June 2014 of the Morro Bay Branch Library at 625 Harbor Street for facility renovation, public anticipation has been growing for the grand reopening.  Now that the project is complete and occupancy of the building has been granted, library services to the community will end for a brief period of time to facilitate the move back …

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Honey Oil Lab Catches Fire in Los Osos


Yesterday, members of the Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit responded to a report of an explosion and fire at an apartment at 1351 Los Olivos Avenue in Los Osos. Initial reports said a toaster caught fire in the kitchen area and then spread to the cabinets. A man inside the apartment used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire and then …

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Two Former College Basketball Players Plead Not Guilty to Murder


Ali Mohammed, 19, and Lavell White, 22, two former Allan Hancock College basketball players charged in the killing of a Santa Maria man Dec. 30 have pleaded not guilty to murder and robbery charges. Both are accused of shooting 23-year-old Terrance Richardson near the college. They’re due back in court February 23.

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Vandenberg Planning Two Prescribed Burns


Vandenberg officials are planning two prescribed burns next month to improve the habitat of the Western Snowy Plover.  They will take place when the weather cooperates. Two-hundred acres will be burned to remove non-native beach grass.

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Funeral Arrangements Being Made for Operator of Mortuary


Funeral arrangements are being made for long-time San Luis Obispo resident and businessman Eugene “Gene” Reis who operated Reis Mortuary in SLO since 1955.   The current Reis Family Mortuary has been at its current location since 1970. Reis was 95.

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Man Pleads Guilty to Resisting Police


Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley has announced that Tony Vincent Denunzio, 54, pled guilty as charged to the felony charge of Resisting a Peace Officer, resulting in serious bodily injury to the officer.  This crime occurred on May 11, 2014, at the Santa Barbara Harbor when a Harbor Patrol officer was injured while trying to contact Mr. …

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Franklin Elementary Celebrating Completion of Modernization Project


This morning, at 10:00 a.m., Franklin Elementary School will celebrate the completion of a major, bond-funded modernization project. The multipurpose room–used as a cafeteria, basketball court, and school auditorium–will be officially opened with a ribbon cutting. This $2,058,105 project was made possible with Measure R2010 bond funds.  Measure R2010 is a $35,000,000 general obligation bond for the sole purpose of …

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APCD Approves Money to Help Businesses Clean Up Old Equipment


At its January 28 meeting, the San Luis Obispo (SLO) County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) Board approved $610,058 to help local businesses clean up old tractors, construction equipment and heavy-duty trucks. The APCD is now seeking proposals for the fiscal year 2014/2015 (FY14/15) Emission Reduction Incentive Program, a program to reduce ozone forming and toxic diesel emissions from aging …

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CHP Investigating Rollover Crash


The California Highway Patrol is investigating a rollover crash that happened on El Campo Road, north of Falcon Crest Drive  33-year-old Teddy Duncan of Arroyo Grande   he drifted onto the shoulder, overcorrected, and lost control of his Jeep Wrangler causing it to roll. Duncan was taken to a local hospital with major injuries.

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