Los Osos Man Attacks Wife With Samurai Sword


One man is in jail after police say he attacked a woman with a samurai sword and threatened her with a handgun. The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a domestic violence incident in Los Osos yesterday. The victim had driven herself to a local hospital with injuries to her hands, fingers and stomach. 20 Sheriff’s …

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Suspect Arrested In Association With November Attempted Murder


A 19-year-old from Fresno is in San Luis Obispo County Jail for attempted murder and police are still searching for another man involved. Officers arrested Benjamin Ma for his involvement in a shooting in November. Suspects planned on robbing the victim, who attempted to buy a large amount of marijuana.  The victim ran away and one of the suspects shot …

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Grand Jury Reviews Email Communication Between City Council And Community


The San Luis Obispo County Grand Jury has completed their review of email communications between city council members, and their constituents in each community. The Grand Jury recommends the City of Grover Beach change their website to allow direct citizen contact with council members and the cities of Grover Beach, Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, Atascadero, and Paso Robles provide a …

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Ordinance Passed Prohibiting Sky Lanterns In SLO County


An ordinance prohibiting the ignition and launching of sky lanterns in San Luis Obispo County areas and fire districts will go into effect in 30 days.  The County Board of Supervisors passed it yesterday. A sky lantern, airborne paper lanterns, also known as “Chinese lantern,” is similar to a miniature hot air balloon, because it’s powered by a fuel cell …

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Five People Arrested On Drug Related Charges Outside Paso Robles Library


Five people were arrested Sunday in the parking lot of the Paso Robles City Library. Officers of the Paso Robles Police Department’s newly formed Special Enforcement Team observed people acting “suspiciously” around a parked vehicle at 5:45 PM. Officers saw a “hand-to-hand” transaction of possible narcotics take place – apparently, they were not there to read. The five suspects were …

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Two People Injured In Crash On 154


Two people are injured after a car crash yesterday morning.  It happened on State Route-154, west of San Antonio Creek Road.  A Mitsubishi SUV traveled off the road, overturned and slid about 200 feet down an embankment. A passing motorist saw the incident and called 9-1-1.  CHP Officer Daniel Ayala arrived at the scene.   A Los Angeles woman was …

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Local Businessman In Jail, Accused Of Fraud


A Cal Poly alum and prominent businessman remains in jail on accusations of securities fraud and embezzlement. 79-year-old Al Moriarty ran an insurance company out of Grover Beach.  He filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in January in Washington where he has a home now. He currently faces at least 19 civil lawsuits for unpaid promissory notes, and allegations of fraud, …

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Spatafore Withdraws From Candidacy For SLO Open Seat


John Spatafore has withdrawn his candidacy for the open seat on the San Luis Obispo City Council.   Spatafore announced his candidacy five weeks ago as a late entry in the race, to fill the open position left by the resignation of Andrew Carter. He says by withdrawing from the race he hopes voters can elect one candidate who can …

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Cal Poly ROTC Cadet Presented With Award


A Cal Poly Army ROTC cadet was recently presented with the George C. Marshall award.  Cadet and civil engineering major Kevin McFadden also had the opportunity to attend a two-day leadership conference at the Virginia Military Institute. The award is presented each year to the most outstanding senior ROTC cadet at each university with an active officer training program. This …

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Oceano Man Arrested In Connection With Stabbing


On May 3, at 8:23 pm the Sheriff's Office received several calls of a fight between two males in the 2300 block of Ocean Street, Oceano. Upon arrival, deputies found a male victim with a stab wound to his lower extremities. The victim and witnesses identified the suspect as 23-year-old Chance MacAire who was last seen running from the location. …

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