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SLO Elks Lodge Broken Into Last Week


The San Luis Obispo Elks Lodge was broken into late last week. Several gift items for teens were stolen. One volunteer said packages were ripped open and about a thousand dollars in gift cars were taken. No word yet on who the thief was. But the community stepped up to fill the void. The police have been notified.

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Auto Burglaries in Orcutt Area Being Investigated


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a string of auto burglaries and thefts from autos in the Orcutt area.   Items were stolen out of at least ten vehicles the past two nights.  About half of the vehicles were unlocked and the other half had broken windows.  Stolen items included purses, wallets, laptops and holiday presents.  In all of …

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Sheriff’s Office Asking for Public Assistance to Identify Three Suspects


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is requesting public assistance to help identify and locate three suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery that occurred just before midnight December 17, at a gas station in Santa Maria.  At approximately 11:45 p.m., two Hispanic males entered the Mobil gas station located in the 1200 block of Betteravia Road.  One suspect …

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Pedestrian Saved From Walking on Freeway


On December 18, 2015, at approximately 9:10 a.m., officers of the California Highway Patrol and Santa Barbara Sheriff Office responded to a call of a pedestrian walking on the freeway.  Officers responded to US 101 northbound between Garden Street and Milpas Street.  Officers stopped all traffic in both directions for the safety of the public.  The pedestrian was contacted along …

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Law Enforcement Will be Looking for Drunk Drivers This Holiday Season


If you’re enjoying the holidays with a drink, The San Luis Obispo Police Department has a message for you: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Due to the increase in impaired-driving related fatalities around the holidays each year, law enforcement agencies across America will be actively searching for and arresting impaired-drivers from December 18 to January 3.

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SLO Police Searching for Suspected Arson


Over the past year the San Luis Obispo Police and Fire Departments have responded to over 40 fires which appeared to have been intentionally set. These fires have occurred throughout the city near our creeks, railroad tracks, open spaces, residential areas, the downtown corridor, and even near our Police and California Highway Patrol headquarters. Both Police and Fire department personnel …

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SLO County to Start Construction of 11 Miles of Trails


The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County is excited to embark on the construction of 11 miles of sustainable, multi-use trails on the Pismo Preserve. The Land Conservancy is enlisting volunteers who are interested in participating in this one-of-a-kind project. Construction is slated to begin January 5th, and weather permitting, will continue for several months.  “This project will be …

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Plains All American Pipeline Has Allegedly Been Misleading Those Seeking Compensation


Plains All American Pipeline has allegedly been misleading those who seek compensation for losses they incurred following the Refugio oil spill, according to a motion filed in federal court on Dec. 16. The motion asserts that Plains is asking the claimants to forfeit the right to file or take part in any other claim in order to receive payment in …

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Fatal Accident on Highway 101 Caused by Suspected Drunk Driver


The accident that occurred yesterday morning killed a Los Osos woman and seriously injured three others. It happened about 3:20 in the morning on Highway 101 south of Spring Street in Paso Robles. According to the CHP, 26-year-old Lindsay Faye Matzie was struck by an impaired motorist driving the wrong way. The suspected DUI driver, 22-year-old Paso Robles resident Lauren …

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Cal Poly Student Set to be Arraigned After Allegedly Posting Racial and Religious Threats Online


Charles Raymond Bird, the Cal Poly student charged with posting racial/religious threats on social media sites, will be arraigned today at 8:30 am in Judge Dodie Harmon’s Superior Court Dept 3.  The criminal complaint alleges felony criminal threats with a “hate crime” enhancement. Bird is suspected of leaving a package filled with chemicals on Sept 11 at San Gabriel School.

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