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Man Pleads Not Guilty to Murder

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Thomas Yanaga was arraigned in Superior Court Department 6 yesterday before Judge John Trice. He entered a plea of Not Guilty to the charge of murder in the death of Marshall Savoy. He also denied the allegation that he personally used a firearm in the killing. Mr. Yanaga’s jury trial has been set to begin July 6, 2015. A readiness ...

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Rollover Crash Claims Life of One

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24-year-old Daniel E. McComack Jr. of San Luis Obispo, was killed in a rollover crash that happened at about 8:20 last night. on Willow Creek Road.  McComack was driving southbound. His vehicle then hit a tree, which caused it to rotate and overturn, according to the CHP. The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing. Officers say they ...

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IRS Scam Happening in SLO County Again

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The IRS scam is showing up again in San Luis Obispo County. The Sheriff’s Office has received approximately 25 phone calls   from people who say they’ve been contacted from someone claiming to be from the IRS or the Treasury Department. In each case, the caller tells them they owe money to the IRS and they must pay promptly through a ...

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Negotiations for Solution to Wastewater Treatment Plan

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At a combined City of Morro Bay, Cayucos Sanitary District (CSD) meeting last week, the Morro Bay City Council voted unanimously to continue to work cooperatively with the Cayucos Sanitary District toward a regional solution to replace the jurisdictions’ 62-year-old, oceanfront, Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). At the meeting, which was planned for the parties to continue to negotiate a Memorandum ...

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Morro Bay High School Students Involved in Crash on Highway 1

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Saturday night, some teenagers on their way to the Morro Bay High School prom were among those injured in a crash that happened on Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo shortly after 8:45 p.m. on the northbound side of the highway, north of Highland Drive. The driver of a 1999 GMC Yukon  crossed from one lane to another hitting a ...

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Search Warrant Results in Arrest

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Yesterday, members of the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Detail (SED) and the Gang Task Force (GTF) served an arrest warrant in the 900 block of Calle Fresa in Nipomo. Nineteen year old Javier Chang was arrested for a gang-related assault with a deadly weapon and carjacking incident which took place on 1-22-15 on S. Oak Glen Avenue in Nipomo. In that ...

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State of the State Luncheon Today

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The San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce will bring top legislators, researchers and thought leaders to San Luis Obispo for its fourth annual State of the State luncheon on Friday, May 1, 2015; distinguished speakers include California State Senator Bill Monning, Stanford’s director of Urban Water Policy Dr. Newsha K. Ajami and former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed to inform ...

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Repaving Project Will Slow Drivers Down This Summer

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A major repaving construction project will slow drivers down this summer in San Luis Obispo. The paving project is taking place from Avila Road to San Luis Bay Drive. The project isn’t expected to be completed until September of 2015.  Closures of lanes run through 7 pm until 6:30 am. The delays are expected to be minimal.

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Lawsuit Filed Against Driver Who Killed Teen in Car Accident

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A lawsuit has been filed against the driver who killed a teen in a car accident in June of 2014. The lawsuit claims that heroin addict Alex Gonzales should not have been allowed to drive home after receiving an injection to treat his drug dependence. The suit was filed in San Luis Obispo Superior Court Wednesday on behalf of Julie ...

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Memorial Service for Fallen Police Officers

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On Thursday, May 14, at 10:00 a.m. the San Luis Obispo County Criminal Justice Administrators’ Association will host a Memorial Service to commemorate and honor those officers who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. This year’s tribute will include a caravan of law enforcement vehicles from throughout the County.  The caravan will begin at the Sheriff’s Office ...

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