Accident Near Mustang Village Sends Motorcyclist To Hospital


A motorcyclist is injured after a traffic collision with a SUV near the Mustang Village Apartment Complex in San Luis Obispo.  It happened yesterday at 4:50 p.m. Officials say 21-year-old Philip Jones was riding westbound on Foothill Boulevard passing Mustang Village as an 18-year-old driver of an SUV traveling Eastbound on Foothill was making a left-turn into Mustang Village and ...

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VAFB Delays Missile Launch Again


Vandenberg Air Force Base officials say a Minuteman III missile launch will be postponed until tomorrow morning. It was originally scheduled to launch this morning. The delay is due to a range safety instrumentation issue. The missile will travel 4,200 miles across the Pacific, and is one in a series of periodic launches to ensure the intercontinental missile force is ...

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Competency Trial For Man Charged With Murder Postponed


A competency trial for an Atascadero man charged with murder is postponed until July 18th.  According to the District Attorney’s Office it was postponed yesterday, because his attorney needed more time to prepare. 43-year-old John Barrett is one of four people who were charged in the August 2011 murder of 55-year-old Robert Uyeno. Uyeno’s body was found beaten and stabbed, ...

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Police Pursuit From Oceano To Santa Maria Ends In Crash And Arrest


Yesterday at 6:20, starting at 19 and Paso Robles streets in Oceano, deputies pursued a vehicle that was being driven by Jeanne Sepeda, who was wanted for a felony warrant. Sepeda and her passenger, Steven Vega, fled from deputies through Oceano, Nipomo, and onto Highway 101 south towards Santa Maria.  CHP and Santa Maria Police took over the pursuit there. ...

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Special Election Ballots Mailed Today


The ballots for the San Luis Obispo Special Election will be sent out today.  Voters should check their mailboxes. Three people are in the race for the open seat, which became available when Andrew Carter left for the City of Guadalupe. Paul Brown is a police officer in Guadalupe. Carlyn Christianson is a planning commissioner for San Luis Obispo County. ...

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Atascadero Firefighters Battle Weekend Blazes


Fire officials are investigating the cause of a fire in Atascadero.  The house fire happened at the 3600 block of Campbell Lane just after 3 p.m. yesterday. The first started in the garden and spread to the attic.  It was contained within 20 minutes. Officials say no one was in the house at the time, and no injuries have been ...

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Abandoned Panga Boat Discovered On Arroyo Quemada Beach


At 8:15 a.m., May 17th, a resident discovered a “Panga” Boat on Arroyo Quemada Beach, north of Refugio State Beach.  Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies, along with Narcotics Investigators, responded and located a 35-foot “Panga” style boat on the beach.  Investigators found items of potential evidence inside and on the ground adjacent to the boat, including clothing, fuel ...

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Police Search For Suspect In Carpinteria Motel 6 Stabbing


Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are searching for a suspect who stabbed a 44-year-old hotel resident in Carpinteria around 10:15 p.m. May 16th.  The suspect, who is known to the victim as “Rob”, is wanted for attempted murder and is still at large.  The stabbing occurred in front of the victim’s room at the Motel 6 in the 4200 ...

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SLO International Film Festival Names New Director


Charlotte Alexander has been named Festival Director of the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival effective July 1.  Previous Festival Director Wendy Eidson remains with the organization, moving into the role of Artistic Director. She and Alexander will work together to support the growth of the Festival in its mission to entertain, educate and inspire filmmakers and filmgoers. Alexander, a ...

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Voigt First To Cross Finish Line In Avila Beach


With an imposing pack of top sprinters angling for the win 25 miles from the finish line in Avila Beach, RADIOSHACK LEOPARD TREK’S Jens Voigt (GER) made his second decisive attack of the day and struck out on his own to claim the Stage 5 of the 2013 Amgen Tour of California. Forty-one-year-old Voigt has ridden in seven of the ...

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