Cal Poly Pier Open To Public For Interactive Marine Education Event


The Cal Poly pier in Avila Beach will be open Saturday from 9 am to 12 pm. The interactive displays on the pier include touch-tanks, microscopes, a “discover scuba” experience and more.  Cal Poly professors and students will be there to explain their research into local marine life. The pier is about a half-mile long and the displays will be …

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Newly Renovated Cal Poly Rec Center LEED certified


Cal Poly’s Recreation Center, which underwent a major renovation and addition of 65,000 square feet of space from 2010-12, has received LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Gold is the second-highest certification awarded through the council’s LEED (or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, which gives building owners and operators a framework for identifying and …

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Fugitive Couple Sought After Evading Police Pursuit In Carpinteria


Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Investigators are attempting to locate two suspects found in a stolen car yesterday morning in Carpinteria who fled from Deputies and are still at large.  At around 12:30 yesterday morning, a Deputy noticed a vehicle with suspicious looking license plates parked out front of the 7-eleven on Via Real.  The vehicle had paper plates, similar to …

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Community Mourns The Loss Of Jeff Williams


Local residents are mouring the death of Jeff Williams, killed earlier this month when the motorcycle he was riding on highway 154 was hit by an SUV. William’s family founded the fabled William’s Brothers grocery store chain along the Central Coast that started in Santa Maria and grew to 22 stores throughout the state. Family members are asking that any …

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Fire Fighting Crews In Atascadero For Preparedness Exercise


The annual Fire Preparedness Exercise is today.  CAL FIRE crews will be in West Atascadero for it starting at 9:30 AM. Crews will be at Vierra Ranch, south of Santa Lucia and El Monte roads.  They will be hiking, constructing fire lines and participating in various safety exercises. The exercise maintains CAL FIRE'S Type 1 status for emergency response in …

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Cal Poly Student Sexually Assaulted On Campus


Cal Poly Police are investigating a sexual assault that occurred early Sunday morning on campus.  University police say it happened at Muir Hall, one of the red brick dorms. The victim told police she was unconscious and drunk when she was assaulted. This is the third reported sexual assault involving Cal Poly students since January.

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Police Arrest 2 Suspects In Sunday’s Gang Related Stabbing


Santa Maria Police says they arrested two people in connection to a gang related stabbing.  It happened Sunday just after 9:30 PM on West Morrison Street. 22-year-old Michael Uvalle and 21-year-old Rodolfo Perez face charges of attempted murder. The victim was taken to Marian Regional Medical Center for treatment and is listed to be in stable condition.

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Nipomo Man Pleads Guilty To Fraud Scheme


One man could spend the rest of his life in prison for costing some people in San Luis Obispo County nearly $50 million. 51-year-old Jack Mark Moore of Nipomo pled guilty to four offenses connected to a fraud scheme, which caused more than $47 million in losses to its victims. The scheme went on for 11 years until he told …

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Former Cal Poly Coach Found Guilty Of Assault


A former Cal Poly coach was found guilty yesterday on charges of assault and battery. Randy Hanson, former defensive backs coach, was arrested in August 2012.  He was accused of hitting another person over the head with a beer bottle at Harry’s Night Club in Pismo Beach. Last September, Hanson resigned from his job and a few weeks later entered …

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Teenager Assaulted And Robbed In SLO Parking Lot


SLOPD officers responded to a report of a robbery and battery that took place Friday in City Parking Lot #2, near the exit in the 1100 block of Broad St.    A 17-year-old male victim was walking through the parking lot with his skateboard when he was approached by an unknown suspect who demanded the skateboard. When the victim refused …

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