Local News

New SLO City Clerk


San Luis Obispo City Manager Katie Lichtig is announcing that Anthony Mejia was selected to be the new San Luis Obispo City Clerk.  Mr. Mejia is currently the City Clerk for Pomona, CA, where he is an appointed official by the City Council. Anthony will be relocating from Riverside to the Central Coast, and will begin employment with the City ...

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Power Outage In Atascadero


A power outage occurred in Atascadero this morning.  The outage was first noticed about 7:30. About 2300 customers were affected. Atascadero Fire said at 9:40 all power had been restored. PG&E is investigating the cause.

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Man With Three Felony Warrants Arrested


This morning about 5 a.m., San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Deputies arrested 38-year-old Marc Steele of Atascadero. Three active felony warrants had been issued for Steele including a December 2012 charge of assault with a deadly weapon for intentionally ramming his vehicle into a Sheriff's patrol unit. Steele was located at a residence in Atascadero. He was believed to be ...

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Missle Launced From Vandeberg Air Force Base


A Minuteman Three Missile was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base around 3:30 this morning.  The unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile is the second test launch in a week. A Minuteman Three was successfully tested on September 22nd.   The Air Force says it is checking the readiness, effectiveness, and accuracy of the weapon system.  

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Man Pleads No Contest To DUI Hit And Run Charges


Vincente Montes pleaded no contest yesterday in court to charges of hitting and killing two people while driving intoxicated on Highway 46. The August 17 accident claimed the lives of a couple from Bakersfield.   Montes faced two counts of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, and one count of hit and run causing death.   The CHP says Montes and a ...

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Savor Run Street Closures


The SAVOR Run announces road closures for the race on Sunday, September 29, 2013. Select streets in the downtown San Luis Obispo area will be closed starting at 4 a.m. and will re-open by 11 a.m.   SAVOR Run Road Closures/Restrictions (Times shown are the maximum durations/streets will open after last runner passes through) Downtown Streets – Monterey, Higuera and ...

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Body Found Near Southern SLO County


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is still attempting to identify a body found on 9-17-13 in the Division Street/Bonita School Road area in southern San Luis Obispo County. The subject is described as an Hispanic male, in his mid 20's to mid 30's, approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall, 165 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. If ...

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Man Swallows Ring


On September 22 at approximately 1245 p.m. officers responded to 2180 Johnson to the report of a disturbance at San Luis Obispo County Mental Health. When officers arrived it was discovered that 32-year-old Sean Alexander was involved in an altercation with staff members at the facility. During the altercation Alexander had removed a ring from the finger of one of ...

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Man Guilty Of Murdering His Half Brother


Brandon Henslee has been found guilty of first-degree murder for the death of his half-brother Tyler Hanks in August of 2012. Hanks' body was found in an open field in Cambria. The 23-year-old Henslee was accused of killing Hanks in their home on the 400 block on Leighton Street and then dumping his body in the field about a mile ...

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High Speed Chase In Santa Barbara


At around 6:45 a.m. yesterday morning, Sheriff’s Deputies at the main station parking lot on Calle Real in Santa Barbara received a LoJack activation alert which notified them that a stolen car was in the area.  The vehicle was confirmed to be a black ,Lincoln Navigator that had been reported stolen out of Cardiff in San Diego County.  Sheriff’s Deputies ...

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