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Port San Luis Harbor District Board Member Retires


The Port San Luis Harbor District is in a bit of a transition. Carolyn Moffatt, who served on its board for 24 years, has retired. During her time of service, she helped the district deal with changes in the rules for commercial fishing, restoration of the Port San Luis Lighthouse, and the cleanup of oil in Avila Beach. Last week, ... Read More »

Man Suspected Of Ramming Police Car Turns Himself In


A man who allegedly rammed a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s patrol car last Wednesday turned himself in to the County Jail on Friday night. Marc Steele, 37, is in custody for suspicion of six felonies, including being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Read More »

Sonic Booms Rattle The Central Coast


San Luis Obispo, CA  — Yesterday, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office received several reports of what appeared to be seismic activity in the county.  The Sheriff's Office has confirmed through various state and federal agencies that there has been no seismic activity in our area.  It's believed the activity was caused by sonic booms from military aircraft flying ... Read More »

Body Found In San Miguel Riverbed


San Miguel, CA — Yesterday, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office received information about a body found in a transient camp in the riverbed in the San Miguel area about 11:40 in the morning.  The body of a man was located and transported to the Coroner's Office.   The man has now been identified as 54-year-old Clifton Bruce Roberts ... Read More »

Paso Robles Laundromat Murderer Receives Sentence


Paso Robles, CA — John Woody Jr. was sentenced to 56 years to life in prison yesterday for the stabbing death of Martin McWilliams of Paso Robles in 2011.   What would have been 25 years was turned into 56 because Woody committed the crime with a knife and had a prior felony conviction.  Read More »

Three People Arrested After Santa Barbara Drug Bust


Santa Barbara, CA — A multi-week narcotics investigation has resulted in the arrest of three people and the seizure of methamphetamine, cocaine, and currency. On Tuesday, December 18th, Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Narcotics Detectives, with the assistance of the Santa Barbara Police Department, served several search and arrest warrants in the city of Goleta and Santa Barbara. During the search warrants ... Read More »

Sonic Boom From F-22 Was Allegedly The Source Of This Morning’s Loud Boom


The mystery of this morning’s booming and shaking may have been solved. John Haire, Chief of Media Relations for Edwards Air Force Base said, “We can confirm it was an F-22 flying in the Western Pacific Test Range on an authorized test flight 50 miles west of the Vandenberg coastline. Edwards conducts these types of operation year-around, but today’s atmospheric ... Read More »

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 »

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