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Critical Shortage of Precinct Workers for General Election

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The County Clerk-Recorder’s office is experiencing a critical shortage of precinct workers for the November 4th General Election. The shortage is most prevalent in Cambria, Paso Robles and the 5 cities area. San Luis Obispo County employs approximately 1,000 precinct workers each election to work at the polls on Election Day and without a fully staffed precinct, voters could experience ... Read More »

Train Victim Identified

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the identity of the victim who was fatally injured by a train on October 11, 2014 at just before 6 p.m. at the Union Pacific railroad trestle at Vista Point.  The victim is 26-year-old Mingyue Yuan, a Chinese visiting scholar at the University of California Santa Barbara.  The Chinese Consulate and the ... Read More »

Woman That Was Killed in Lompoc is Identified

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The woman who was shot and killed at a residence in Lompoc Monday night has been identified as 37-year-old Rebecca Maxine Yap. She was allegedly shot by 64-year-old Clay Martin Burt Murray, who was at the home on the 300 block of N. Daisy Street when police arrived. Yap was still conscious but died at a hospital later on. Yap ... Read More »

Voter Registration Deadline is Approaching

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As preparations for the General Election continue, voters are reminded that Monday, October 20, 2014 is the last day to register to vote. Voters who have moved or changed their name must complete a new voter registration. Voter registrations must be postmarked or received in the County Clerk-Recorder’s office by October 20th for voters to be eligible to vote on ... Read More »

Highway 41 Closures Next Week

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Highway 41 will be fully closed in both directions from the Highway 46 East/Highway 41 Interchange in Cholame to State Route 33 in Kings County on Wednesday, October 22 from 8 am to 6 pm for highway maintenance work which will include mowing, shoulder repair, sweeping, pavement crack sealing and delineation repairs. Motorists may use the following detours during this ... Read More »

Sex Offender Arrested for Parole Violation

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On October 14 at approximately 8 o’clock, an alert citizen near Sinsheimer Elementary School noticed a suspicious male walking in front of the school. The citizen recognized the subject as Robert Menendez who is a PC 290, registered sex offender. This citizen printed a photo of Menendez on the Megan’s Law Website and confirmed the subject was in fact Menendez. ... Read More »

Halloween Sailing Trip With ECOSLO

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Join The Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo (ECOSLO) for a fun sailing trip on Halloween.  Sail aboard the Chablis Riverboat stationed in Morro Bay from 6 to 8 pm on Halloween, October 31st (costumes are not required). This event focuses on the State of the Oceans, and features speakers from The Surfrider Foundation, Clean Oceans Competition, and the Morro ... Read More »

Two Brush Fires Yesterday

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At approximately 12:30 am on 10/13/14 the San Luis Obispo City Fire Department (SLOFD) responded to a report of 2 separate fires burning in the vegetation along the Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way just North of Orcutt Rd.  The first 2 arriving Engine companies found a 500 sq.ft. area of vegetation burning, and another railroad maintenance debris pile burning a few ... Read More »

League of Women Voters Announce Board of Directors

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The League of Women Voters of San Luis Obispo County recently announced Officers and Board of Directors for the 2014 – 2015 program year.  Officers are: Marilee Hyman of Shell Beach, President, Sharon Kimball of Avila Beach, 1st Vice President, Vera Wallen of Cayucos, 2nd Vice President, Mary Beth Armstrong of Avila Beach, Treasurer, and Vallerie Steenson of San Luis ... Read More »

Santa Maria Police Look for Bank Robbers

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Santa Maria police are looking for two and possibly three bank robbers who may have committed a total of ten armed robberies in the area in the past two weeks. The latest two occurred this past Saturday night at convenience stores in Orcutt and Santa Maria.  Police continue to investigate. Read More »

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