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Today is a Day of Mourning and Reflection for UCSB

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UCSB has called today a “Day of Mourning and Reflection” and classes have been cancelled to give students time to grieve from the shooting in Isla Vista on Friday. A memorial will be held for the victims at 4 p.m. at Harder Stadium. UC president Janet Napolitano has reassured students that on-campus resources will be increased for those affected by ... Read More »

Man Arrested in Santa Maria for Burglary and Arson

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A Canoga Park man was arrested yesterday morning in Santa Maria for burglary and arson. Local business security personnel called 911 and reported a man had shattered a window and opened a door into one of the building’s offices. Police surrounded the place and ordered anyone inside to come out, and shortly after Isael Vasquez surrendered without incident. Vasquez attempted ... Read More »

Cal Poly Hosting NCAA Regional

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Cal Poly will be hosting an NCAA Regional for the first time in NCAA I history. The Big West champion Mustangs, which set a school record for posting a 45-10 record in the regular season, will be hosting four games Friday-Monday at Baggette Stadium. Cal Poly will be hosting Sacramento State, Arizona State and Pepperdine.  Cal Poly will face-off against ... Read More »

SLO City Council Candidate Drops Out of Race

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SLO City Council candidate Eric Meyer has announced that he is dropping out of the race. Meyer, an entrepreneur and former city planning commissioner, said in a letter to supporters that friendship means more to him that political aspirations. Three council seats are up for election in November. Mayor Jan Marx and Councilwoman Carlyn Christiansen will seek re-election, while Councilwoman ... Read More »

Man Arrested for Robbing The Sub

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San Luis Obispo Police Officers say they arrested Morro Bay resident Eric Abril, who was charged for robbing The Sub. At 8:30 last night, police received a report that one of the employees was assaulted. The unidentified victim was found with significant facial injuries from being kicked in the head. The employee was hospitalized. Police found a man who matched ... Read More »

Missing Child Found Yesterday

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The 13-year-old Atascadero boy missing since Monday morning was found yesterday afternoon and is reunited with his grandparents. Jeremiah Austin Valdez was found at a local junior high school after making Facebook posts and contacting someone at the school, who contacted the police. It was not immediately clear where the juvenile had been since Monday.   Read More »

Memorial Day Weekend Events

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Illuminate: Spring Dance Concert in SLO Great Western Bike Rally in Paso Robles 28th Annual Festival of Beers in SLO Cal Poly Early Music Ensemble Memorial Day Celebration on Pismo Beach Pier Lost at Sea Memorial Day Service in Cayucos Avila Beach Blues Festival Read More »

Strawberry Festival This Weekend

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The 31st annual Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival starts Saturday and runs through Sunday. Guests can enjoy live entertainment, carnival games, and plenty of strawberries. Arroyo Grande police say the event attracts crowds of up to 100,000 people, so police are closing streets, creating detours and designated parking areas, and providing transportation to visitors. Free bus transportation to the festival picks ... Read More »

DUI Checkpoints Throughout Central Coast

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DUI checkpoints will be set up throughout the Central Coast this weekend. One checkpoint will be in Oceano on Saturday. Extra officers will be on duty in San Luis Obispo, Grover Beach, and Atascadero. The California Highway Patrol will start its maximum enforcement period at 6:00 p.m. Friday through midnight Monday. Read More »

Standoff in SLO Ends Peacefully

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A man barricaded himself in a San Luis Obispo apartment yesterday after the San Luis Obispo Gang Task Force tried to arrest him. The man, identified as Grover Beach resident Austin Ross, was wanted for possessing a firearm and a stolen vehicle. The standoff began at around 2 p.m., when Ross came outside briefly and then went back inside his ... Read More »

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