Friday, March 6th, 2015

Local News

SLO-CAP Rolls Out New Branding

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SLO-CAP rolls out new name and logo to reflect its core programs for the prevention of child abuse.   Center for Family Strengthening will continue to partner with family support organizations in SLO County to ensure that strong families are a community priority.  The new name change with logo is effective immediately.  “Child abuse is preventable by strengthening families and fostering ... Read More »

Cal Poly Employee Diagnosed With Bacterial Meningitis

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Two health notes for you. A Cal Poly employee has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis.  Cal Poly says the employee is being treated and that the university is “working closely with the County Public Health Department to identify employees with whom this person has been in contact and advise them on receiving preventive medical treatment.”  .And a possible case of ... Read More »

Officers Arrest Stabbing Suspect In SLO

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On January 29, at approximately 1:09 am, SLOPD officers responded to the intersection of Broad and Industrial for a stabbing that had just occurred. Officers arrived to find the victim with a puncture wound to his abdomen. Daniel Allen and the victim are acquaintances but were not together prior to the attack. According to the victim and a witness, the ... Read More »

Six People Targeted by Sharks in California Last Year

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A new report from the Shark Research Committee finds that six people were targeted by sharks in the Golden State last year.  Organization spokesman Ralph Collier says the rise of unprovoked encounters is credited to the growing population. Only two surfers sustained injuries, and all of the attacks are believed to have involved great white sharks. Two incidents occurred in ... Read More »

Alleged Gang Member Arrested Last Night in Connection With Beating

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Yesterday, members of the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Detail (SED) and Gang Task Force served high-risk search warrants and an arrest warrant for Federico Lazaro, 25, from Nipomo at two locations in the area. This operation was part of an ongoing investigation into a gang related incident on 1-22-15 in which a male victim had been severely beaten by several suspected ... Read More »

Man Allegedly Exposed Himself to Women in Paso Robles

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On Monday, January 26, at approximately 9:03 PM, the PRPD received a report of an indecent exposure that had just occurred in the City Park at 1100 Spring Street. The reporting parties were two adult females who had been walking together through the park closest to 12th Street. These two victims noticed the suspect walking towards them exposing himself.  The ... Read More »

Teachers Rallied for Salary Increase at Board Meeting

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Teachers rallied for a bigger salary increase Tuesday night at the Lucia Mar Unified School District board meeting. They were there to protest the ongoing contract dispute. The district said it’s offering a two percent salary increase, but teachers want ten percent. Members also say their salaries are lower than surrounding districts and they want the school board to settle ... Read More »

Peaceful End to Standoff in Santa Maria

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A man holding police at bay during a four hour standoff in Santa Maria was taken into custody peacefully about 9 last night. The suspect was wanted for a domestic violence warrant. SWAT was called out. Police fired tear gas into a mobile home near La Brea and A Street. The suspect surrendered and was taken to jail. Read More »

SB District Attorney Announces Guilty Verdicts in Human Trafficking Trial

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Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley has announced the guilty verdicts in the first Human Trafficking jury trial in Santa Barbara County.  Defendant Brannon Lawrence Pitcher was found guilty, as charged, of two counts of human trafficking of a minor, as well as the Special Allegation that defendant used force, fear, fraud, deceit, and violence while trafficking the ... Read More »