Road Work Planned for Highway 46


Cal Trans plans to do major roadwork on Highway 46 West all this week and that could cause some traffic delays. The work will involve three areas: six miles east of Highway 1; Santa Rosa Creek Road; and Vineyard drive. Expect delays up to an hour.

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Stage Three Water Shortage


The Grover Beach City Council will address a stage three water shortage at tonight’s city council meeting. If declared, water consumers will be required to cut their water usage by ten percent, and the city will have the authority to penalize residents who do not comply with the water reduction prohibitions.

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Nancy Johnson Conceding Victory to John Headding


Nancy Johnson, a city councilwoman for Morro Bay the past four years, is conceding victory to John Headding in a move she says to save the city money. Johnson received 36 percent of the vote June 3, but Headding fell just short of a required majority. Results of the election haven’t been clear because the city has been unsure how to deal with 123 ballots that had no candidates marked for City Council. Both would be headed for a runoff in November if the votes were counted; if they weren’t, Heading would be declared winner.

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Prostitution Sting in Pismo Beach


On Wednesday, June 11th, the Pismo Beach Police Department with the assistance of a San Luis Obispo Police Department, conducted a coordinated selective enforcement detail designed to target prostitution at local massage parlors. 
An undercover Investigator responded to China Massage located at 1321 Price St. to investigate allegations of prostitution.

Posing as a customer, the undercover Investigator asked for a sexual favor in which the masseuse, 55-year-old Deng Ling of Fresno, agreed to the sexual act in exchange for money. Ling was arrested and booked at the San Luis Obispo County Jail with bail set at $2,000.00. In 2010, a similar operation was conducted at China Massag

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Soldier Dies of Heart Attack During Training Exercise at Camp Roberts


A staff sergeant with the California Army National Guard died Wednesday night after showing signs of a heart attack during a training exercise at Camp Roberts, officials say.They say Raul Escobedo, 41, from Fullerton, was taken to a San Luis Obispo hospital after soldiers tried to revive him around 10:30 p.m. They say he was on an off-shift at the time.

Earlier that evening, they say Escobedo was taken to another hospital in the area after having chest pains, but was checked out and released.Officials say Escobedo's wife, who is also a National Guardsman, was flown to the hospital shortly after he died. Escobedo was taking part in annual training at Camp Roberts. There are about 5,0

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Start by Believing Public Awareness Campaign


Chief Jerald Monahan of the Prescott Police Department and Past President of the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police (AACOP) will visit San Luis Obispo on Monday, June 16, 2014 to meet with Police Chief Steve Gesell, Sheriff Ian Parkinson, RISE Executive Director Jennifer Adams, and others to discuss the Start by Believing public awareness campaign.  The campaign launched in San Luis Obispo in January, 2013 and may be linked to the dramatic increase in reports of sexual assault received by the Police Department last year. The campaign is called Start by Believing, because a friend or family member is typically the first person a victim confides in after an assault, and

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Sheriff’s Youth Camp Schedule Announced


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce the summer schedule for this year's Sheriff's Youth Camps. This year there will be three camps for elementary and middle school children. The first camp will be held June 16 through 20 at Mesa Middle School in Arroyo Grande. 

The camps are part of a violence prevention program taught by trained law enforcement officers. The summer camps are free and provide fun activities and games while teaching children how to avoid taking part in bullying, violence and gangs. They encourage kids to make responsible choices in their lives. The media is invited to visit the camp during the week. Please contact Deputy Mark Fonte

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Arrest Made in Sexual Assault Case


On 6-9-14, Detectives with the Sheriff's Sexual Assault Unit served an arrest warrant at a residence in the 100 block of E. Teft Street in Nipomo. Detectives had information that a small, unlicensed day care center was being operated out of that residence and that one of the children at the residence had been sexually assaulted over the course of the past year.

The victim in this case is a 5-year-old child. Detectives arrested the day care operator's husband, 66-year-old Adam Aguirre of Nipomo. He's been arrested for sexual offenses with a victim under 10 years old. Investigators are asking for the public's help to identify any other potential victims in this case by contacting th

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Fire in Atascadero


First arriving engines found a fire in the backyard of a single family residence. The fire was initially burning a ¼ acre of grass and involved a residential 172 gallon propane tank.  The tank was venting propane which was burning.  The fire also extended into an outbuilding located near the propane tank. 

Fire crews quickly worked to contain the fire to the outbuilding and propane tank and stopped the spread of the grass fire to nearby residences.  The fire was extinguished in the outbuilding and the propane tank was cooled as all propane in the tank vented and burned off.  The building was unoccupied at the time of the fire. The cause is under investigation.  Read More »

Department of Justice Looking into Capps’ Office


A spokesperson for U.S. Representative Lois Capps told KSBY on Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Justice is looking into their office. "Our understanding is the Department of Justice (DOJ) has opened a fact-finding inquiry into events that occurred following the tragic accident on December 6, 2013," Chris Meagher, Capps' press secretary, wrote in a statement. In December of last year, one of Capps' staffers at the time, Raymond Morua, was involved in a drunk driving crash that killed 27-year-old Mallory Rae Dies.

In April, Morua pleaded guilty to hitting Dies with his car and then fleeing the scene. At the end of May, a judge sentenced Morua to 20 years in state prison. Meagher

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