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Man Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison For Molesting Children


Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley has announced that Carlos Israel Pineda Xitumul was sentenced to 28 years in State Prison for molesting two children.  On May 26, 2015, Xitumul pled guilty to two counts of committing a lewd or lascivious act by force or violence against a child under the age of 14 years, and one count …

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Giovanni’s Fish Market Will Feed the Hungry


He’s a man on a mission. To simply feed as many people as he can in one day, and that’s exactly what Giovanni DeGarimore plans on doing June 3rd to mark the 30th celebration anniversary of Giovanni’s Fish Market in Morro Bay. “I’m encouraging everybody who comes out to bring a person or family that might be homeless or hungry …

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Cuesta College Introducing Hearing Loops


Cuesta College is excited to announce that later this week, multiple hearing loops will be installed on the SLO Campus. Hearing loops are an assistive listening technology for people with reduced ranges of hearing. Essentially, they will allow a person with a hearing aid or cochlear implant to walk into a room and have microphone sound transferred directly into their …

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One Suspect Arrested in Bicycle Shop Burglary


Around 4:05 AM, Sunday morning the San Luis Obispo Communications Center received a report of an audible alarm at Cambria Bicycle Outfitters. A California Highway Patrol unit was in the area when the audible alarm began sounding. The CHP officers observed a white Ford van leaving the parking lot of Cambria Bicycle Outfitters at a high rate of speed. The …

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Santa Barbara Search and Rescue Assist Injured Hiker


Personnel from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (SBCSAR) team and Montecito Fire Protection District assisted an injured hiker May 28, in the Montecito area. At approximately 6:30 p.m., SBCSAR was dispatched to Inspiration Point at Tunnel Trail to help a female hiker in her twenties who slipped and fell while hiking with a friend.  The victim complained …

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SLO County Awarded Career Pathways Trust Grant


San Luis Obispo County Superintendent of Schools, James Brescia received notice from State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson that San Luis Obispo County was awarded a Career Pathways Trust Grant. According to Brescia “Our county received a six million ($6,000,000) grant to create sustained career pathways programs that link businesses, K-12 schools, and community colleges to prepare students for …

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Three Santa Maria Residents Arrested for Alleged Carjacking


Three Santa Maria residents have been arrested for carjacking. It happened Friday night on the 400 block of North Benwiley St. Two people approached the victim who was beaten and threatened with a knife. The thieves then took off in the victim’s car. It was found in a nearby alley. The driver and her accomplices were spotted in the car. …

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Local Used Car Dealership To Award Lucky Student With Car


Over 2,000 Central Coast students have pledged to drive safe and distraction-free this graduation season. One of those lucky students will win a Scion tC from McCarthy’s in San Luis Obispo this Saturday. Nineteen students were randomly selected by the California Highway Patrol among all of the eligible entries from each high school, college, and university on the Central Coast. …

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Dollar Tree Stores Settlement


Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley, together with 45 other California District Attorneys and two City Attorneys, has announced that Alameda County Superior Court Judge Morris Jacobson has ordered Virginia Corporation Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. to $2,720,000 in civil penalties, costs, and supplemental environmental projects.  Dollar Tree Stores is also ordered to implement an improved hazardous waste compliance …

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Sheriff’s Task Force Distribute Tsunami Preparedness Brochures


As we enter the busy beach-going season on the Central Coast, the Sheriff’s Task Force on Public Safety is making available Tsunami Preparedness brochures to those residents who live in the coastal communities of San Luis Obispo County and those who visit here. The brochures illustrate how tsunamis are created, where tsunami hazard zones are located, and what steps to …

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