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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Men’s Colony Inmate Wounds Two Guards With Prison Shiv


Two guards at the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo were attacked Wednesday morning by an inmate with a sharp homemade weapon. The attack took place in a medium-custody yard. 39-year-old William Mikeworth was identified as the suspect. The two correctional officers were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Mikeworth is in prison for assault with a …

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Cal Poly Dorm Fire Causes Thousands Of Dollars In Damages


A fire on Cal Poly’s campus last night did an estimated $25,000 worth of damage.  San Luis Obispo City Fire Department and Cal Fire personnel responded to a fire at the Poly Canyon Village Housing Complex at 7:48 last night.  A small fire was found in a four bedroom first floor suite in the Corralitos dormitory. The buildings fire sprinkler …

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13 Pounds Of Meth Found During Traffic Stop With Help From K-9 “Jack”


One woman is in jail after a sheriff’s deputy found 13 pounds of meth in her car.  32-year-old Maria Garcia of Anaheim had an estimated street value of $228,000 of methamphetamine. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Deputy Al Barger and his K-9 "Jack" were traveling northbound on Highway 101 at about 7:15 p.m. on Monday, when Barger noticed a car …

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Amgen Tour Makes Its Way To Avila Beach Today


Stage Five of The Amgen Tour of California Bicycle Race will go through Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties today. Cyclists will leave Santa Barbara on State Route 225 at 11 a.m, and continue on Highway 154 to Foxen Canyon Road.  Cyclists will use Highway 1 from Orcutt to Guadalupe and Highway 227 north leaving Arroyo Grande around 2:30 …

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Police Officer Involved In Atascadero Traffic Collision


A three vehicle collision involving an Atascadero Police Officer is under investigation.  It happened at about noon yesterday at El Camino Real and Viejo Camino. The on duty officer was able to contact the Atascadero Police Department Dispatcher via the radio to report the incident. One of the drivers involved was transported to Twin Cities Hospital to be evaluated for …

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Police Seek Help In Locating Missing Lompoc Man


24-year-old Blake Lewolt was last seen one week ago at the New Life Christian Homeless Shelter in Lompoc. Police say he's taking several medications and may be schizophrenic. Anyone with information on Lewolt's whereabouts is urged to call 911. 

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Police Investigate Death Of Man Found Inside Atascadero Mini Storage Unit


On Saturday May 11, officers from the Atascadero Police Department were summoned to Atascadero Mini Storage at 9150 El Camino Real for a report of an unattended death.  When Officers arrived they found the deceased lying face down in a storage unit he was renting.  A detectives from the Atascadero Police Department along with members of the San Luis Obispo …

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Atascadero Man Arrested After Violating Probation


The Atascadero Police assisted the San Luis Obispo County Probation Department in serving a warrant for the arrest of 48-year-old Eugene Lyle Dempsey Jr., at his residence in Atascadero for violation of the terms of his probation.  When officers first attempted to contact Dempsey he refused to come to the door and hid in a storage area he was able …

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