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Bomb Task Force Called Into Downtown SLO


On Thursday at approximately 10:00 a.m. the San Luis Obispo Police Department received a report of a suspicious device placed near the entrance doors to a business in the 1300 block of Chorro. SLOPD police officers arrived on scene and made an assessment of the device. The device was constructed in such a fashion that the County Bomb Task Force ...

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Emergency Preparedness Month


The San Luis Obispo County Office of Board of Supervisors has proclaimed September as Emergency Preparedness Month. The proclamation ties in with and supports National Preparedness Month.   National Preparedness Month is a nationwide, month-long effort hosted by FEMA’s Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps, encouraging households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies. Founded after 9/11 to increase ...

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Panga Boat Containing Marijuana Found Beached Near San Simeon State Park


On Tuesday, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office received a report about a panga boat that was beached near the San Simeon State Park Campground. Deputies along with State Park Rangers discovered an abandoned 30-foot panga boat containing one 30 pound package of marijuana. It's believed that several thousand pounds of marijuana were offloaded from the boat sometime overnight ...

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Woman Accused Of Hitting Two Bicyclists Pleads Guilty


The woman accused of hitting two bicyclists on Labor Day, killing one and severely injuring the other, pleaded guilty yesterday to the charges against her. 29-year-old Jessica Goddard from Cayucos, has been charged with two felony counts: gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs causing injury. Goddard initially pleaded not guilty at her ...

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Bed Bugs Invade Maxine Lewis Memorial Shelter


Bed bugs have once again moved into the Maxine Lewis Memorial Shelter in San Luis Obispo has been invaded by bed bugs again. The shelter was previously tented and given a chemical treatment. Now a pest control company is using heat to get rid of the pests. Thousands of dollars have already been spent to get rid of them.   ...

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Cal Poly Ranked One Of The Best Colleges


U.S. News and World Report has rated Cal Poly as the best public master's university in the West in its 2014 America's Best Colleges guidebook.   Cal Poly ranked ninth in the magazine's overall list of the West's best universities, including both public and private institutions.   UC Santa Barbara ranked #41 in national universities.

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Police On Trail Of 32 Year Old Cold Case


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public’s assistance with a 32 year old homicide investigation known as the Original Night Stalker case.  On July 26th, 1981, 35 year old Cheri Domingo and 27 year old Gregory Sanchez were murdered while house-sitting a residence in the 400 block of Toltec Way, in Goleta. This homicide followed a ...

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Murder Suspect Apprehended


On September 7, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a gunshot victim who had been transported to the Cal Fire Station on Parkhill Road. A family disturbance earlier at a home in the 2200 block of Parkhill Road resulted in 21 year old Nickolas Gulley suffering a gunshot wound to the face. He had been ...

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Missing Boy Found


On Saturday at about 10:11 a.m. Trevor Johnson was reported missing by his mother. Trevor is autistic and described as a 9 year old white male with blond surfer style hair, blue eyes, 4'8", 60 lbs, wearing a multi colored blue shirt and cream colored shorts. Search and Rescue was activated and a reverse 911 launched. Trevor was located on ...

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Roll Over Accident Ends In Fatality


The California Highway Patrol says a Shandon teenager was killed in a single vehicle rollover early Sunday morning on San Juan Road in Shandon.   According to the CHP, 16-year-old Oscar Silva Lizarraga was driving on the southbound side of the road when he drifted off the road and onto the dirt shoulder. Officials say he then over-corrected, causing his ...

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