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Transient In Custody After Allegedly Starting Fire In Backyard Of Residence

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A Cuyama transient is in custody after allegedly starting a fire in the backyard of a residence and assaulting one of the homeowners.  Sixty-two-year-old Stephen Howland was arrested last Tuesday and charged with numerous felonies, including arson and assault with deadly weapon. Howland was permitted by a homeowner on Morales Street to stay in the backyard shop.  At approximately 11:20 ... Read More »

Police Reveal Results In Death Of 25 Sheep At Heritage Ranch

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The results from an investigation involving a possible animal neglect incident were released last Friday.  Last February, police began investigating the deaths of 25 sheep at Heritage Ranch. The investigation concluded that there is no evidence that negligence occurred. They came to this conclusion based on the fact that the sheep owner had a good reputation and there was no ... Read More »

Bus Accident Negligence Case

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Yesterday, Los Angeles resident Miles Hill sued San Luis Obispo-based charter bus company Silverado Stages and FedEx for negligence after surviving a deadly bus crash last month. KVEC Morning News reached out to Silverado Stages for comment. Silverado directed us to regional claims manager Jim Saunders at Lancer Insurance. “Silverado continues to cooperate with the agencies involved in investigating this ... Read More »

Memorial Service for Christopher Money Today

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A memorial service for former San Luis Obispo County Judge Christopher Money will be held today at noon in San Luis Obispo. The service starts at Mountainbrook Community Church, followed by a short military graveside service at Los Osos Cemetary, and a reception at Elks Lodge. Judge Money died at 79 years of age after a yearlong battle with cancer. ... Read More »

Two Pismo Beach Stores Caught in Sting

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Two Pismo Beach stores sold tobacco to a teenager during a sting operation on Tuesday. Police recruited a local teenager to try to purchase tobacco at 17 Pismo Beach stores. The teen bought tobacco at De Palo and Sons on Shell Beach Road and Pismo Food Store on Price Street. The police conducted the sting operation as part of an ... Read More »

Homeless Services Center to be Built

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Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County announced yesterday it has agreed with Condor Enterprises LLC. to buy 9.7 acres of land on Prado Road to build a Homeless Services Center. The deal is part of a joint agreement between CAPSLO and the Regional Transit Authority to use 6.5 acres of the land for a transit maintenance facility. The ... Read More »

FedEx and Silverado Stages Being Sued for Bus Accident

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Silverado Stages, a San Luis Obispo-based charter bus company, and FedEx are being sued by Miles Hill, a survivor of the crash caused by a FedEx truck hitting a tour bus full of students last month. Hill is suing for negligence, claiming that the bus didn’t have a proper escape method and the FedEx driver negligently crossed the middle of ... Read More »

Third Candidate Entered Race for District Attorney

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A third candidate has entered the SLO County District Attorney race as a write-in. Defense attorney Paul Phillips entered the race because he feels that both candidates are just business-as-usual and that being the one candidate outside the DA’s office gives him a fresh perspective. Phillips believes that both candidates would have difficulty in running the office because Covello lacks ... Read More »

Two Fires Along Central Coast Yesterday

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Two fires happened on the Central Coast yesterday. Firefighters spent the night containing an eight-acre fire at Blue Heron Drive and Ana Bay Road in Avila Beach.  People were evacuated. The fire was caused by a tree blown down by high winds into a PG&E power line above the Avila Beach Golf Resort. The second fire was a Santa Maria house ... Read More »

Coach Charged With Sex Crimes

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A Santa Ynez youth coach is being charged with sex crimes against a child. Forty-two-year-old Jose Diaz was arrested Tuesday in Solvang for having sexual relations with a teenager when she was 14 and 15 years old. Diaz has been coaching with the local American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) girl's league for 18 years, leading detectives to be worried about ... Read More »

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