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SLO Marathon Draws Thousands Of Participants

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Thousands of people ran this weekend in the San Luis Obispo Marathon. The Half Marathon and Full Marathon races were held yesterday. The race started at SLO High and ended at the Madonna Inn.  The course took runners through downtown and the Edna Valley. Event organizers say about 6,500 runners participated in the event. Read More »

Barefoot Ambassador Donates Shoes

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The SLO Ambassador helped people in need every mile he ran in the San Luis Obispo Marathon. Bentley Murdock ran the entire 26.2 mile marathon barefoot yesterday. He’s donating a pair of shoes to someone in need for every mile he ran barefoot as part of the ShareSLO Campaign.  So, he will be donating 27 pairs of shoes. Read More »

Shumey Sentenced For Murdering His Mother

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Christopher Shumey, the San Luis Obispo man convicted of murdering his mother in 2011, has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison.  Shumey shot and killed his mother, Karen Shumey, a teacher at Vandenberg Middle School.   In February, Shumey was found guilty of second-degree murder and guilty of assault on a peace officer.  A jury also found ... Read More »

Alleged Coke Dealer Arrested In Goleta

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A 37-year-old Goleta resident was arrested yesterday for possessing cocaine for sale.  Armando Carlos Trejo had been under investigation by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Unit for two months.  At around 6 a.m., Narcotics Detectives, with the assistance of Goleta Patrol Deputies, pulled Trejo over in the area of Calle Real and North Kellogg Avenue.  After he ... Read More »

Names Released Of Victims In Fatal Grover Beach Car Crash

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The names of the two dead victims of the Grover Beach car crash Tuesday night have been released. Grover Beach police identified the driver as 49-year-old Raymond Cano and the passenger as his wife, 46-year-old Kimberly Cano. Police say they were most recently residents of Arroyo Grande. The married couple was killed when their 1994 Ford pickup truck hit a ... Read More »

Weekend Road Closures For SLO Marathon

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There are road closures you need to know about for this weekend.  The San Luis Obispo Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5k run are this Saturday and Sunday. Parking enforcement starts at 4:00 a.m. on Sunday.  If you leave your car in a no-parking zone, expect it to be towed. Only residents will be able to access some of the closed ... Read More »

Police Continue To Investigate Man Arrested Outside Bank With Loaded Guns

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The circumstances surrounding one man’s arrest are being investigated after being declared by police as a public safety concern. San Luis Obispo police arrested Turner Newman after discovering a loaded shotgun and handgun, ammunition, handcuffs, leg restraints, duct tape, zip ties, and a large machete in his car. It happened on March 13 when an employee of Heritage Oaks Bank, ... Read More »

Motorcyclist Seriously Injured After Colliding With Car In Santa Maria

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A car crash has left one man with major injuries.  A 59-year-old Paso Robles man crashed his motorcycle into a car in Santa Maria yesterday. It happened at about 11 a.m. when he was leaving a gas station.  The CHP says his motorcycle hit the passenger side of a car on Betteravia Road. The driver of the car, a 23-year-old ... Read More »

Downtown Association Pushes For Greater Police Presence

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You may see an increased police presence in downtown soon.  The San Luis Obispo Downtown Association is lobbying the city council to hire two more officers to patrol downtown each day. The association is circulating an online petition regarding the issues of the growing number of transients harassing shoppers. The petition will be forwarded to the city council before the ... Read More »

Memorial To Be Held For Renowned Photographer Joe Schwartz

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A public memorial is planned for the internationally known folk photographer and Atascadero resident Joe Schwartz. It will be at 2:30 p.m. on April 14 at the Pavilion on the Lake in Atascadero. Schwartz died on March 13 and would have turned 100-years-old in July. He was known for documenting America’s “have-nots” during the 1930s to the 1980s.   His work ... Read More »

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