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Police Use Teens In Citywide Tobacco Compliance Check


Last Tuesday, the San Luis Obispo Police Department, in cooperation with the San Luis Obispo County Public Health’s Tobacco Control Program, conducted a citywide tobacco sales compliance check operation. The compliance check utilized the help of two local teens who attempted to purchase tobacco at 44 locations.  Five clerks of the 44 stores sold tobacco to the teen.  One clerk ... Read More »

Neighbor Attempts To Extinguish Blaze Until Firefighters Arrive


San Luis Obispo City Fire Department personnel responded to a reported structure fire at 552 Westmont Ave in the City of San Luis Obispo at 4:17 p.m. yesterday.  The first arriving SLO City Fire Department unit found a small room and contents on fire in a 1,200 square foot single story duplex residential unit with the next door neighbor attempting ... Read More »

Kristin Smart Documentary To Air On Investigation Discovery Channel


The investigation Discovery channel is presenting a one-hour documentary on the case of missing Cal Poly student Kristin Smart, who disappeared 17 years ago and hasn’t been seen since. The show is called True Crime with Aphrodite Jones, who writes: “In 1996, Cal Poly freshman Kristen Smart walked home from a frat party, and was never seen again.  And as ... Read More »

Clean-Up Day Planned For Nipomo Property


On Saturday, 3-2-13, several members of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office will partner with the equestrian group Ride Nipomo, to conduct a clean-up day in Nipomo starting at 10 AM. Their efforts will be focused on a parcel of land south of Eucalyptus Road, between Camino Mariposa and Indiana Way. Camino Mariposa is accessed via Eucalyptus Road to ... Read More »

Victim Identified In Paso Robles Homicide


The victim of the February 23rd homicide in Paso Robles has been identified as 37-year-old Victor Hugo Sanchez of Paso Robles. Paso Robles Police Department dispatch personnel received a 911 call at approximately 9:27 p.m. reporting the shooting.  Dispatch personnel immediately alerted Emergency Services and Police personnel who arrived at 9:33 p.m. Upon arrival emergency crews determined that Sanchez had ... Read More »

Glenn Marshall Appointed To Grover Beach City Council


Civil engineer Glenn Marshall is the new Grover Beach city council member. Marshall was appointed to fill in the vacancy left behind by Phyllis Molner who left her seat after two years because she no longer lives in the city. Earlier this month, the council voted unanimously to appoint someone to the seat vacated by Molnar instead of holding a ... Read More »

Fugitive Apprehended In Carpinteria After Six Months On The Lam


A felony fugitive who escaped from his electronic monitoring device six months ago and was wanted by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is in custody.  At around 11:15 a.m. Sunday afternoon a citizen at a restaurant in the 700 block of Linden Avenue in Carpinteria recognized 56-year-old Steven Kunes sitting at the bar. The citizen who had seen Kunes’ ... Read More »

Paso Robles Police Seeking Info In Weekend Shooting Death


On Saturday, February 23, at approximately 9:28 p.m., the Paso Robles Police Department received 9-1-1 calls regarding a shooting which had just occurred at an apartment complex in the 3100 block of Spring Street. Officers responded and found one adult male victim suffering from a gunshot wound in the driveway area of the apartment complex. The victim was pronounced dead ... Read More »

Five Occupants Escape SLO House Fire

San Luis Obispo City Fire Department personnel responded to a reported structure fire at 4353 Vachell Lane in the City of San Luis Obispo at 7:13 last night. The first arriving SLO City Fire Department unit found a rapidly spreading fire involving a 2,000 square foot four bedroom single-story residence, an attached 600 square foot garage, a storage shed, and ... Read More »

Gas Prices Continue To Rise


Average retail gasoline prices in California have risen 6.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.22/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 10,526 gas outlets in California. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.72/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas ... Read More »

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