Local Victims Of Boston Bombing Encouraged To Contact MA Attorney General’s Office


The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney's Office has announced that victims of the Boston Marathon and their families residing in San Luis Obispo County are encouraged to contact the Massachusetts Victim Compensation and Assistance Division, Office of the Attorney General at (617) 727-2200 Ext. 2160 or check their website at: You may also contact the San Luis Obispo …

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Big Sur Marathon To Temporarily Close Highway 1 Next Sunday


The 28th annual Big Sur International Marathon, a major sporting event on California’s Central Coast, necessitates the temporary closure of California Highway One for a half day on Sunday, April 28.  Highway One traffic from north of and throughout the Monterey Peninsula will not be affected.  Thousands of runners and walkers from all 50 states and 35 countries will be …

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Prosecutors May Seek Death Penalty In Ibarra Murder Case


Officials with the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office say they may seek the death penalty for a majority of the people involved in the murder of Anthony Ibarra. 
Ten people have been charged in connection with Ibarra's death. His body was found in the back of a U-Haul truck parked on an Orcutt Street last month. Police believe Ibarra …

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Santa Maria’s Marian Regional Medical Center Open For Trauma Care


Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC) in Santa Maria has officially been declared a Level III Trauma Center. Patients who suffer traumatic injuries can now be treated locally at MRMC rather than be transported to a hospital out of the area when seconds and minutes can make all the difference between life and death. At the end of March a team …

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Police Detective Cory Pierce Pleads Not Guilty To Drug-Related Bribery Charge


San Luis Obispo Officer Cory Pierce was arrested by FBI agents in February and charged with one count of bribery. He is accused of taking cash and narcotics from two witnesses while working on a multi-agency task force. In turn, Pierce provided the witnesses – a couple, who cooperated with authorities – with drugs for their own use, along with …

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Free Bus Rides In Celebration Of Earth Day


San Luis Obispo Transit, South County Area Transit and the San Luis Obispo County Regional Transit Authority are offering free bus rides this Sunday to celebration Earth Day. Residents and visitors can use the free fares to travel throughout San Luis Obispo County, according to a news release. In addition, the Regional Transit Authority is offering complimentary shuttle rides between …

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Caltrans Details Major Efforts To Fight Climate Change


Yesterday, Caltrans released a report detailing its efforts to fight climate change.  Caltrans will curb greenhouse gas emissions and use new technology such as low-energy cement and LED lighting. Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty says “Caltrans is cutting greenhouse gas emissions by reducing traffic congestion, expanding alternatives to driving, and embracing new technology in construction materials.” The report shows efforts to …

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Man Found Outside Bank With Loaded Weapons Pleads No Contest To Charges


The San Luis Obispo man arrested after police found him in a car with loaded weapons outside a bank pleaded no-contest yesterday to three felony weapon-related charges. 20-year-old Turner Newman was found outside a Heritage Oaks branch on Froom Ranch Way with a loaded shotgun, handgun, ammunition, handcuffs, leg restraints, duct tape, zip ties and a machete in March. Authorities …

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City Of SLO On Track To Complete Seismic Retrofitting


San Luis Obispo City officials say they are on their way to meeting their 2015 deadline for seismic-retrofitting of the 126 unreinforced masonry buildings in San Luis Obispo. The deadline was a result of the 2003 San Simeon Quake.  It killed two women in Paso Robles. Officials say 112 of the masonry buildings have been reinforced already. There are 14 …

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