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Possible Earthquake Felt On The Central Coast


A lot of calls came into the KVEC Newsroom a little after 9:30 this morning with reports of either experiencing a sonic boom or an earthquake about 9:34.   An earthquake did happen at that time, a 2.6 magnitude quake near Riverside, California. We are trying to confirm if this small shaker is responsible for two jolts felt along the ... Read More »

Elderly Man Pleads Guilty To Assisting Wife’s Suicide


The man who is charged with the assisted suicide of his wife was in court yesterday and pled guilty.  86-year-old George Taylor was originally charged with the murder of his 81-year-old wife, Gewynn Marian Taylor.  But the District Attorney's Office changed the charge to assisted suicide on Dec. 13. Taylor apparently tried to kill himself but failed.  Judge Ginger Garrett ... Read More »

Service In Remembrance Of Newton, CT Victims To Be Held In SLO


One week after the tragic killings in Newtown, there will be an opportunity for residents of San Luis Obispo County to come together to remember those who have died.   An interfaith, non-denominational service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, on Friday December 21 at 12 noon.  Everyone is welcome.  This memorial is sponsored ... Read More »

Reward Offered As Sheriff Searches For Wanted Fugitive


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate Marc Steele.  He is currently wanted for felony and misdemeanor warrants stemming from possession of firearms and resisting arrest.   Additionally, Sheriff’s Deputies and members of the Sheriff’s Narcotic Unit attempted to contact and arrest Steele on December 14, in the 9900 block of West Front in Atascadero, but ... Read More »

Local Schools Locked Down During CHP Pursuit


Authorities have two people in custody following a pursuit through northern San Luis Obispo County. We don’t know their names yet. The California Highway Patrol says the chase started in Cayucos after a reported robbery around 7:10 yesterday morning. The driver led police on a chase on Highway 46. The CHP says the driver in a black pickup truck collided ... Read More »

Body Of Missing Man Found On Santa Cruz Island


A man has been found dead on Santa Cruz Island. 23-year-old Christopher Anthony Mondiek, from Ohio, was found deceased on the beach of Santa Cruz Island yesterday morning by rescue personnel.  Members of the National Park Service along with Santa Barbara and Ventura County Search and Rescue teams made the discovery shortly after 8:00 am.  Investigators believe his death was ... Read More »

Sheriff Announces Annual Christmas Bike Giveaway at Honor Farm


San Luis Obispo, CA – San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson is proud to announce the annual Sheriff's Christmas Bike Giveaway will be held on Wednesday, December 19th at 11 a.m. at the Sheriff's Honor Farm. Every year since 1989, Sheriff's Honor Farm inmates have refurbished bikes donated by the community to give to underprivileged local children. This year ... Read More »

Paso Robles Appoints New Police Officer


Paso Robles, CA – The Paso Robles Police Department is proud to announce the appointment of a new police officer.  Officer Christopher McGuire was appointed yesterday at an 11:00 am ceremony held in the City Council Chambers. Officer McGuire began his career in 2003 with the Farmersville Police Department and since 2007 has worked for the Porterville Police Department.  Officer ... Read More »

Department Of Agriculture Busy With Inspections During Holiday Season


San Luis Obispo, CA — Staff from the San Luis Obispo County Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures are busy inspecting holiday packages and other shipments containing plant material to ensure the County remains free of exotic insects and plant diseases that are harmful to agriculture and the local environment.   Throughout the year Inspectors monitor and inspect packages arriving into ... Read More »

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