Boat Filled With $1 Million Of Marijuana Washes Ashore Near VAFB


A boat crashed on a beach near Vandenberg Air Force Base and it was filled with bales of marijuana that officials say is worth over one million dollars.  The "L.A. Times" reports the boat was found Thursday afternoon overturned on the shoreline north of Wall Beach.  According to base officials, the pot was taken away by Homeland Security investigators and …

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Unlicensed Carpinteria Driver Collides Into Fuel Tanker, Causes Major Back-Up On 101


At approximately 8:40 am yesterday, a 45-year-old, unlicensed, Carpinteria woman was entering US-101 northbound on the Santa Monica Road onramp.  Due to her unsafe speed for the wet roadway conditions, the woman lost control of her vehicle and allowed it to enter the northbound lanes of traffic, directly in the path of a big rig tanker truck hauling jet fuel. …

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Driver Arrested For DUI After Crashing Into House


San Luis Obispo Police Officers responded to a report of a traffic accident Wednesday night about 11:15 with a vehicle colliding into a house at the intersection of Orcutt and Johnson. The investigation revealed that 23-year-old Cassandra Cheatham was driving her vehicle northbound on Orcutt when she veered off the road and struck a curb and small embankment.  Her vehicle …

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Sheriff’s Office Investigates Suspicious Death In Templeton


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious death that occurred in the 2800 block of Cloudy Meadow Road in the Hidden Valley Ranch properties West of Templeton. On Wednesday, March 6,  just after 9:00 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a subject was located near a residence with an apparent gunshot wound. Deputies …

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Arroyo Grande Student Suspended After Alleged Facebook Threat


There may be more of a police presence at AG High School today.  That’s because one boy student Facebooked a female student and told her not to come to school today. No specific threat was mentioned, but the girl notified authorities. The boy who has been suspended will not be at school today.

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Felon In Possession Of Firearm Arrested


An Arroyo Grande man was arrested for having a firearm, which is illegal if you’re a felon and that’s what Aaron Kirby is. Kirby was recently released from jail and was arrested on March 6 about 10:56 a.m. Kirby was pulled over during a traffic stop and a 22-caliber rifle was found on the floor of his car. He was …

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Man Found Dead In Car At Rite-Aid Parking Lot Identified


The Coroner's Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office has identified the man who was found dead in his vehicle in the Rite-Aid parking lot at 740 Quintana Road in Morro Bay on March 2. The man is identified as 82-year-old Richard Edwin Engh, a transient from the Morro Bay area. Coroner's investigators do not suspect foul play. …

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SLO International Film Festival Kicks Off Tonight


The 19th annual San Luis Obispo International Film Festival begins tonight with an Opening Night Gala at the Cal Poly Performing Arts Center. The event starts with a reception in the lobby at 5:30 p.m. and a film screening of "Industrial Light & Magic – Creating the Impossible" at 7 p.m. To find out about more events like these and …

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John Hawkes To Receive King Vidor Award At This Year’s SLO Film Fest


The San Luis Obispo International Film Festival is proud to announce the 19th annual King Vidor Award recipient – actor, John Hawkes.  The award will be presented immediately after the George Sidney Independent Film and Audience Awards, on Saturday, March 9 at 7:00pm at the Fremont Theatre in San Luis Obispo.  "We are delighted to honor the outstanding work of …

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Possible Drowning Victim Saved With Help Of Bystanders In Cambria


On Saturday March 2 at 11:30, Sheriff’s dispatch received a 9-1-1 call regarding a possible drowning victim at Leffingwell Landing in Cambria.  Cambria Fire Department, Cambria Ambulance, and Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the scene. The victim, a seven-year-old female from Bakersfield, had been in the ocean and was swept away by a wave.  The victim’s uncle went into the …

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