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Los Osos Woman Killed In Car Accident


A 44-year-old Los Osos woman was killed Sunday when she ran her 1985 Chevy pickup truck off the road near Sycamore Springs Resort on Avila Beach Drive at 12:25 a.m.  According to a California Highway Patrol news release, the as yet unidentified woman struck a small tree, traveled down an embankment, knocked over a telephone pole and then struck a ... Read More »

County Clerk-Recorder Won’t Seek A 6th Term In Primary Election


County Clerk-Recorder Julie Rodewald has announced that she will not seek a 6th term in the upcoming primary election.  Ms. Rodewald has worked for San Luis Obispo County for 33 years and has served as County Clerk-Recorder since 1994.  Rodewald stated,  “ It has been a profound honor to serve the County’s residents for nearly 20 years.   The opportunity to ... Read More »

Man Who Vandalized “Faces Of Freedom” Veterans Memorial Turns Himself In


The following is a news release from Ann Hatch, spokesperson for the “Faces of Freedom” Veterans Memorial in Atascadero: As many of you may have already heard by now, the man who vandalized the “Faces of Freedom” Veterans Memorial on New Year’s Day is in custody. Late Thursday, January 2nd, Sean David Cronin, 49, of Atascadero walked into the Atascadero ... Read More »

Increase In Prowling Activity Seen In SLO Neighborhood


Over the last several weeks the Police Department has experienced an increase in prowling related activity in the area of Sandercock and Broad. On one occasion a prowler physically entered into a residence where a female victim was sleeping. The victim awoke, confronted the prowler and the prowler fled. The prowler was described as a Hispanic Male, 45-55 years of ... Read More »

County Jail Intercepts Greeting Card With Methamphetamines


On 12-11-13, a Correctional Deputy at the County Jail intercepted a greeting card addressed to inmate Samantha Jo Long that was found to contain a white powdery substance wrapped in plastic and hidden between two sections of the card. The substance later tested positive for methamphetamine. No arrests were made at that time and Long was released from jail while ... Read More »

Santa Barbary County Sheriff’s Deputies Respond To Report Of Animal Cruelty


On Thursday, January 2, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a residence in the 4600 block of Hummel Drive in Orcutt to a report of an animal cruelty case. A male resident called 9-1-1 to report that his girlfriend, 43 year old Nellie Marie Palacios of Santa Maria, had gone into a home which she ... Read More »

Nvidia Chipmaker Responsible For Intricate Crop Circles In Small Town Of Chualar


An intricate crop circle that appeared in the small town of Chualar wasn’t created by aliens after all. NBC-Bay Area reports Silicon Valley chip-maker Nvidia is behind the circle — first spotted one week ago by a photographer flying over the area. It turns out the company plowed through the grass to gain publicity for its new mobile chip, which ... Read More »

Investigation Into Vandalized Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial


The Atascadero Police Department’s Investigations Unit has been conducting follow up investigation into vandalism hit and run and damage to Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial. Video surveillance has been recovered from the Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial. The suspect vehicle description has been updated to a 1988 to 1997 Chevrolet Crew Cab pickup with complete black lumber rack, maroon in ... Read More »

“Turn Up The Volume” On Ovarian Cancer Loses Prominent Figure


Maureen Bernadette Clancy, 53 passed away on January 2nd, 2014. Maureen, or affectionately known as “Mo,” was born at St. Vincent’s Hospital on October 16, 1960, in Los Angeles to the late Michael and Theresa Clancy. Mo worked over 25 years in physical therapy mainly in Arizona. The past 11 years, Mo has worked in physical therapy at Arroyo Grande ... Read More »

Jogger Killed in Traffic Accident


The 45-year-old jogger who was hit by a car in Santa Ynez on December 27 has been identified as Ryuta Yamaguchi of Santa Ynez. The CHP says Yamaguchi was killed after being hit by a minivan on Refugio Road at Deer Trail Lane. An 89-year-old woman from Solvang hit Yamaguchi in an intersection. Yamaguchi was taken to the hospital where ... Read More »

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