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Orcutt Stabbing Suspect Arrested In Santa Maria


The suspect wanted in connection with a stabbing in Orcutt last Tuesday is in custody.  52-year-old Irvin Basquez was arrested around 2:45 p.m. yesterday by Santa Maria Police Officers during a traffic stop on Betteravia and Bradley in Santa Maria.  Santa Maria Police Officers conducted the traffic stop because the vehicle matched the description of a car associated with a ... Read More »

Fremont Theater Closes Its Doors


San Luis Obispo, CA — The Fremont Theater is closing its doors after 70 years of showing flicks to fans.  It closed last night. The historic movie house in downtown San Luis Obispo is owned by Sanborn Theaters, which is considering a new contract with the property owners to keep the place open. The old agreement with the Newport Beach ... Read More »

Suspect On The Loose After Robbing Lexington Inn At Gunpoint


Yesterday, at approximately 9:40 p.m., San Luis Obispo Police Department received a 911 call reporting an armed robbery that just occurred at the Lexington Inn. An unknown male suspect wearing all black clothing and a black ski mask entered the location and approached the front desk clerk. The suspect produced a black semi-auto handgun and demanded money from the clerk. ... Read More »

Maier To Be Remembered At Tonight’s SLO High School Soccer Game


Classmates and staff at San Luis Obispo High School are mourning the death of 17-year old Alex Maier, a senior and varsity soccer player. Maier died on Wednesday night just before 5:30pm, almost two days after he was in a major car accident in San Luis Obispo. The California Highway Patrol said Maier's 2002 Ford F-150 pickup truck collided with ... Read More »

SLO High School Student Dies From Injuries Suffered During Accident


San Luis Obispo, CA — The San Luis Obispo teenager who was injured in a two-car collision this past Monday night has died. 17-year-old Alex Maier, a senior soccer star at San Luis Obispo High School, was pronounced dead at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center last night about 5:25, according to hospital officials. While he was being treated, he was ... Read More »

Nipomo Man Wanted In Connection With Hit And Run


The CHP is still on the lookout for a Nipomo man suspected of a hit and run. The CHP says 47-year-old Orlando Diaz was driving his 1993 Dodge pickup north on Highway 101 near Willow Road at 8:25 a.m. Wednesday when he hit a Toyota being driven by a 59-year-old man from Nipomo who apparently was injured and taken to ... Read More »

Public Invited To Comment On Transit Needs


The San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG), San Luis Obispo County’s Regional Transportation Planning Agency, annually allocates approximately $13.5 million dollars in Transportation Development Act (TDA) funds to member cities and the county.  The funds are designated for public transit, but can be used to improve local streets and roads after all transit needs are first satisfied. A Public ... Read More »

Updates On Yesterday’s Accidents

Here’s a follow up on an accident we told you about yesterday morning.  The collision between a bmw and semi truck closed highway 166 for three hours.  It occurred not far from 101.   21-year-old Chritian Rossi from Torrence was driving his bmw at a high rate of speed when he crashed into 59-year-old Todd Huffman from Florida.  Due to ... Read More »

SLO County Sheriff’s Office To Hold Awards Ceremony

Today at 9, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office will be holding a General Assembly / Awards Ceremony.  This is an opportunity for Sheriff Parkinson to honor those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.   During the ceremony, new Sheriff's Office Deputies and personnel will be sworn in, promotions will be announced, and commendations will ... Read More »

PG&E To Make Donation To Create Public Safety Task Force

Later on today The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office and PG&E will jointly announce a major donation at 11 this morning to establish a new Sheriff's Task Force on Public Safety. Details on the donation and the task force responsibilities and objectives will be released at the announcement.   Sheriff Parkinson and representatives from PG&E will be on hand ... Read More »

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