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Free Screening Of “Bullied” Documentary To Be Shown At Cal Poly

The San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation’s Growing Together Fund is partnering with Cal Poly to present the film “Bullied,” produced by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project. This is a free screening to be held at Cal Poly’s University Union’s Chumash Auditorium on Tuesday, January 22, from 7-9pm. The documentary chronicles one student’s ordeal at the hands ... Read More »

San Luis Obispo Man Dies In RV Fire

San Luis Obispo, CA — CAL FIRE/San Luis Obispo County Fire and San Luis Obispo Fire Department responded at 12:30 AM to a recreational vehicle fire located east of the San Luis Obispo airport.  Firefighters arrived within minutes and reported a fully involved recreational vehicle. The recreational vehicle appeared to be used as a residence.   A middle-aged male occupant died ... Read More »

Six Suspects Arrested In Connection With SLO Burglaries


After an extensive investigation into a number of residential burglaries in San Luis Obispo, SLOPD Detectives served search warrants in the early morning hours of January 15, at two locations at the 1600 block of Lima and the 11-600 block of Los Osos Valley Road. As a result, six individuals all from San Luis Obispo were arrested, stolen property including ... Read More »

Caltrans Works With UC Davis And Cycling Community To Make Hwy 1 A Smoother Ride

Caltrans officials are partnering with UC pavement researchers to find effective and affordable ways to make cycling a smoother experience along a recently paved section of Highway 1 in northern San Luis Obispo County. The Caltrans Division of Research and Innovation plans to tap the expertise of the University of California, Davis Pavement Research Center in response to local bicycle ... Read More »

Santa Maria Students Can Now Report Bullying Online

A way to report bullying is now available on the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District website that serves four high schools and more than 8,000 students. The Bully Button, which is featured on the district's home page and was announced Monday, allows students and parents to easily open up a reporting form and enter vital information for review.  ... Read More »

SLO Burglary Suspect In Custody

San Luis Obispo, CA — Last Saturday morning at about 5:42, Ben Franklin’s Sandwiches on Higuera St. was burglarized after the suspect broke a window to gain entry into the business.  The suspect stole cash from the business and left the area.  Officers responded to a burglary alarm at the business and arrived minutes later but were unable to find ... Read More »

Santa Maria Man Dies In Officer Involved Shooting

Santa Maria, CA — The man who died in Sunday's officer-involved shooting in Santa Maria has been identified as 50-year-old Robert Guzman of Santa Maria.   It happened just after 10 at a home on East Sunset Avenue.  Police responded to a neighbor's 911 call, after a woman and her 8 year-old granddaughter ran into the caller's home.  Police said ... Read More »

Assault Suspect Identified And In Custody


San Luis Police have identified the suspect in one of the three assaults that occurred Thursday in the downtown area.  The suspect is currently in custody on an unrelated charge while he was in court last week.  The suspect should remain in custody while the investigation is completed. Our investigation is continuing and the release of the suspect’s identity at ... Read More »

Burglar Caught Stealing From Neighbor’s Apartment


At about 1:16 a.m. on Friday a female resident in the 800 block of Boysen Street was asleep on a downstairs couch when she heard the front door to her apartment open.  She immediately ran upstairs and called 911.   Our officers arrived moments later and found the front door to her apartment open.  The officers spotted a burglar in ... Read More »

Sex Offender Arrested For Probation Violation


On Thursday, January 10, at approximately 10:40p.m., Paso police officers received information regarding a registered sex offender who was possibly in violation of the terms of his probation. This subject was identified as 37-year-old transient Robert McGuire.  McGuire was known to officers due to his status as a registered sex offender, and officers were also aware that he was on ... Read More »

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