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Fatal Car Accident Over the Weekend on 101


On Saturday, a female motorist was traveling southbound US-101, just north of Evans Avenue, at an unknown speed. Witnesses observed the motorist driving within the right lane, when the vehicle drifted off the roadway.  It collided into the left side of a parked semi-truck trailer which was stopped along the wide right shoulder. The vehicle continued in a southerly direction …

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Two Caregivers Arrested After Allegedly Neglecting Patient


In September Deputies were called to Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria on a report of a 28-year-old female victim who had been transported to that facility by ambulance. Paramedics, who transported the woman, had found her on the floor of a home in the 200 block of Calle Del Sol in Nipomo. Medical staff at the hospital determined the …

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Search Warrant Results in Arrest for Alleged Child Pornography


On Thursday, Detectives with the Sheriff’s Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) team served a search warrant at a home in the 20 block of Lone Oak Way in Templeton. Detectives had received information that child pornography was being downloaded and distributed from a computer at that residence. Detectives seized two computers, five laptops and 25 hard drives at that location …

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Cuesta College Recently Received Energy Incentive Check


Cuesta College recently received an energy incentive check in the amount of $40,888 from PG&E for energy savings projects completed at the college in association with Proposition 39.  This is the second year Cuesta College has completed projects under Prop 39 guidelines and received energy incentive funding. This year’s Prop 39 projects included installing a new chiller on the North …

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Randy and Evi Quaid Both Wanted in Santa Barbara


The Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office says that Randall Rudy Quaid and Evi Hellena Quaid have been released from custody in Vermont. Both are wanted in Santa Barbara for thrashing a home.  The office was prepared for this possibility and had already begun the process of seeking a Governor’s warrant.  Seeking a Governor’s Warrant in California has historically taken …

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CRT Requesting Public Assistance to Locate Wanted Suspect


The Compliance Response Team (CRT) is requesting public assistance to help locate a wanted suspect. 44-year-old Matt Crandall of Santa Maria has a warrant for his arrest for violating the terms of his Post Release Community Supervision. On October 14, Santa Maria Police officers were called to an address on Palm Court regarding suspicious activity. When officers arrived, two suspects …

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Insect Trappers Have Detected Light Brown Apple Moths


Insect Trappers from the San Luis Obispo County Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures have detected the Light Brown Apple Moth in multiple areas in the city of San Luis Obispo. The moths represent additional detections of this agricultural pest in San Luis Obispo County. Additional insect traps will be placed throughout the city to quickly delineate the extent of the …

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Lois Capps to Host Annual Breakfast for Veterans


Today Rep. Lois Capps will host her annual breakfast for veterans at the Veterans Memorial Building in San Luis Obispo. The breakfast is an occasion to thank local veterans for their service while also connecting them with local organizations and providing them the opportunity to meet with Capps and her district staff to seek assistance in obtaining the federal benefits …

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New Details in Disappearance of College Student


New details are being released about the disappearance of college student Diane Thacher, who was found safe in her dorm room. Thacher allegedly met a male acquaintance when her vehicle received a flat tire. Her cell phone battery died shortly afterwards. Thacher reportedly stayed with the male acquaintance for several days.  When she left to return home, he saw the …

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Forklift Accident Yesterday off Sacramento Road


A forklift operator was injured yesterday afternoon when several beams fell on him at a construction site off of Sacramento Road. The forklift turned over causing the man to fall out and the beams to come down.hittting the man on his legs. He was taken to a hospital with severe injuries.

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