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Deputy Sheriff’s Association Makes Donation to Food Bank Coalition

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The Deputy Sheriff’s Association is proud to make a $2,000 donation to the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County. Their mission is to ensure that every person in the county has adequate access to nutritious food. They distribute more than 400,000 pounds of food every year. What’s truly amazing is that for every dollar that’s donated, the Food ... Read More »

Multiple Construction Projects on Roads Through March

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Beginning from December through March; multiple construction projects will be occurring near the South City limits, primarily; Los Osos Valley Road, Calle Joaquin and South Higuera Streets. The scope of these projects includes pipeline replacement, asphalt base repairs, sewer utility work and the L.O.V.R. Interchange widening at Hwy 101. Please see attached works chedule for timelines, weather permitting. Traffic may ... Read More »

Mountain Lion Sighting in San Luis Obispo

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Yesterday at approximately 4:00 p.m. a resident reported seeing a mountain lion in the backyard of a residence in the 300 block of Los Cerros Drive in San Luis Obispo. The mountain lion appears to have been scared away by the reporting party’s dog. The mountain lion was last seen making its way toward the Bishop’s Peak Natural Reserve. While ... Read More »

Today Marks Open Burn Season

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Today marks the start of the 2014-2015 open burn season in San Luis Obispo County. The burn season, which typically runs through the end of April, allows the burning of residential yard trimmings in backyards and agricultural waste.  Open burn season normally closes at the end of April when local fire agencies typically predict an increasing risk of wildfires from ... Read More »

Farm Equipment Vandalized

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On Tuesday, December 02, 2014, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Rural Crimes unit investigated a reported vandalism to farm equipment in the 1800 block of West Main Street, Santa Maria, Ca.  The equipment belongs to OSR Enterprises out of Santa Maria. The investigation revealed numerous pieces of farm equipment were targeted for vandalism.  The equipment consisted of three celery harvesting machines ... Read More »

Convicted Murderer Released Through Conditional Release Program

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Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that 24-year old Nicholas Bendle will be released from Patton State Hospital to a California Department of Mental Health (“DMH”) residential treatment program known as the Conditional Release Program (“CONREP”). On August 1, 2009, 19-year old Nicholas Bendle randomly murdered a pedestrian with a hatchet.  This murder was adjudicated to ... Read More »

DUI Taskforce is Ready for Holiday Party Goers

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This time of year, with all the holiday parties and festive occasions, many partygoers will be drinking. If you’re celebrating with alcohol this holiday season, the SLO County AVOID coalition has a message for you: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Due to the increase in drunk-driving-related fatalities around the holidays each year, law enforcement agencies across the country will ... Read More »

Mail Theft Ring in Santa Barbara

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a mail theft ring and is asking for public assistance to help locate the two female suspects believed responsible.  The Sheriff’s Office also wants to notify residents and hotel owners about these suspects in an attempt to notify potential victims and to prevent others from being victimized as well. On November 25, ... Read More »

Two Attempted Robberies Last Night in SLO

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On December 3, at 5:40 PM, SLOPD Officers were dispatched to the report of a robbery which had just occurred in the 900 block of Chorro Street. The lone female victim called 911 to report she was walking on Chorro when an unknown Hispanic male, approximately 18 years old, ran past her and grabbed her purse. As the suspect fled ... Read More »

SLO City Council Decided to Postpone Action Regarding Vote to Overrule ALUC’s Findings

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At the most recent SLO City Council meeting, it was decided to postpone any action regarding a vote to overrule of the Airport Land Use Commission’s (ALUC) findings to a special Council meeting on December 9. Newly elected council member Dan Rivoire cited his desire to hear from more community members before making a decision. An overrule of the ALUC findings is ... Read More »

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