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County Inmate Dead After H1N1 Diagnosis


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office says an inmate has died Rudy Silva, 35, had been diagnosed with the H1N1 flu virus, but the exact cause of death is under investigation by the county coroner’s office. Officials say the inmate was in the ICU at a local hospital when he died yesterday afternoon. According to a press release, he …

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Kitchen Fire Leaves Woman’s Apartment Unlivable


The San Luis Obispo Fire Department says one woman was displaced after a kitchen fire broke out last night. It happened around 7:35 p.m. on the 1300 block of Foothill Boulevard near Cal Poly. Fire investigators say the woman was cooking chicken when she turned her back to the stove. That's when the grease in the pan flashed and caught …

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Two Critical After Catalina Crash


Two people are in critical condition after a boat crashed on Catalina Island.  Authorities say a 22-foot power boat carrying three people crashed at full speed near Two Harbors on the island around 7 p.m. Monday.  The Los Angeles County Fire Department says two of the people are classified as critical, and the third, a minor, suffered injuries but is …

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LA May Ban Energy Drink Sales To Minors


Los Angeles may become the nation's first city to ban some people from getting a pick-me up.  L.A. City Councilman Bernard Parks is proposing the city ban minors from purchasing the high octane beverages, and is concerned over the effects the drinks may have on people who have them regularly.  Critics of the drinks say there may be an issue …

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Former Narcotics Detective Set To Begin Serving Sentence Today


Cory Pierce, The former San Luis Obispo Police Narcotics Detective who was sentenced to 18 months in Federal Prison on extortion charges is set to begin serving his sentence this morning. Pierce pleaded guilty to extortion this past summer. He was sentenced in December. As part of his sentence, he has been ordered to pay $5500 in restitution. According to …

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SLOCOG Asks Public Input For Highway 101 Repairs


SLOCOG, The San Luis Obispo Council of Governments is looking for your input about repairs on Highway 101. The council has narrowed down the 70-mile stretch of the Highway 101 Corridor, that runs through the county, to four problem areas based on the input they received from the public on their website. SLOCOG will have three workshops this week to …

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Highway Patrol Investigating Hit-And-Run In San Miguel


California Highway Patrol officers are investigating a hit-and-run that happened in San Miguel yesterday. Witnesses reported a truck hitting a parked car near a park. They then reported the driver running inside a house near Poquita Lane and Bonita Place. CHP officers surrounded the house and brought in helicopters to look for the driver. They were not able to find …

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Piping Almost All In Place In Los Osos Sewer


After three decades of debate and polarizing politics, the piping for the sewer Los Osos is almost all in. The 45 miles of pipeline that will serve more than 12,000 residents is about 80 percent complete. The last of the pipe should be laid by July. Construction of the sewer treatment plant bill begin in March. When completed, the plant …

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Driver Arrested For Felony Hit And Run


On January 22 a hit and run collision between a vehicle and bicyclist occurred at Tank Farm and the Marigold Shopping center at 11:30 a.m.. The investigation has been ongoing since the collision. This investigation revealed that 27-year-old Dina Yassin was the driver of the vehicle who hit the bicyclist.  Dina Yassin was arrested for felony hit and run and …

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SLO Sheriff’s Detective Serve Warrant For Stolen Items In Nipomo


On 1-21-14, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Detectives, Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit Detectives, members of the Sheriff’s Gang Task Force, and Sheriff’s Deputies served a search warrant at a residence in the 100 block of North Oakglen Avenue in Nipomo. The warrant was based on information gathered during a burglary investigation in Arroyo Grande on 12-6-13. In that case, numerous UGO …

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