Local News

Identities Released in Oceano Plane Crash


The Coroner’s Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is releasing new information regarding a plane crash that occurred on 1-14-14 off the coast of Oceano. Based on DNA testing performed at a Department of Justice lab, the pilot of the plane has been positively identified as David Brian Casey, 63, of Friday Harbor, Washington. Positive identification of …

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Body Found Near Pico Creek


On 3-13-14, Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report of a body found inside a tent in the area where Pico Creek runs into the ocean. A Coroner's Detective responded to the scene to investigate. A white, male, adult who appeared to be in his mid to late 50's was discovered in the tent. It appears the man had been deceased …

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Car Crash Kills Woman on Friday


A car crash killed a 21-year-old Cayucos woman late Friday night. She was driving a 1999 Izusu Amigo traveling eastbound on Picachio Road with a male passenger. She lost control and drove down a steep embankment coming to rest in a creek bed. Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to extricate both from the vehicle. The driver died at the …

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$20,000 Worth of Furniture Stolen


The San Luis Obispo Police Department responded to a Commercial Burglary yesterday in the 3400 block of Broad with the loss of over $20,000 of furniture. The department is asking for assistance from anyone who may have information related to this theft. The theft occurred during the evening hours.  

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Goleta Traffic Unit to Conduct DUI Checkpoint


The Goleta Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI / Driver’s License checkpoint on Friday March 14th, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the …

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Couple Arrested After Leaving Child in Car


A Santa Maria couple is arrested for child endangerment at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez.  At around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, Sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Solvang station responded to the Chumash Casino to a report of a 4-year-old child who was found walking by herself around the casino parking structure. The passerby, who found the child, …

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Donation Jar Stolen


On February 6th, unknown suspects stole a donation jar from Bronco Burger in Paso Robles.  The donation jar benefits a young Paso Robles girl, Madelyn Gonzalez, who is battling Leukemia.  The stolen donation jar was located in a nearby residential trash receptacle by a concerned citizen and turned over to the Paso Robles Police Department. The donation jar was returned …

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Inmate Dies at SLO County Jail


An inmate has died at SLO County Jail. Tuesday, 28-year-old Josey Richard Meche, a transient, was booked into the County Jail at approximately 11:26 PM by San Luis Obispo Police on a charge of resisting arrest. When Meche arrived at the jail he had no complaint of any medical condition and was cooperative with correctional staff. Approximately an hour later, …

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Manson Follower Gets Chance at Freedom


A former follower of Charles Manson is getting another shot at freedom.  The state parole board has recommended parole for convicted killer Bruce Davis, who was convicted of murder for the 1969 killings of Gary Hinman and Donald "Shorty" Shea.  Prosecutors had said the now-71-year-old Davis carried out the killings at the insistence of Manson.  Davis has been recommended twice …

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Capps Votes Against Flawed Immigration Bill


Wednesday, Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) voted against a fundamentally flawed bill that, instead of addressing the critical need for comprehensive immigration reform, attacks the authority of the President’s executive power to help fix our broken system. H.R. 4138, the so-called ENFORCE Act, would enable a majority of one House of Congress to sue the President, heads of federal departments and …

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