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Man Faces Manslaughter Charges After Punching Another Person

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A man found outside Ralph and Duane’s Bar in Arroyo Grande last fall did not die from a fatal punch, according to a defense attorney yesterday. Yet a judge suggested that the man who leveled the punch could have been charged with murder. 36-year-old Ignacio Palomar of Oceano, faces a charge of voluntary manslaughter, plus several enhancements related to prior …

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SWAT Team Used to Serve Search Warrant for Murder Suspect

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The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office says, a swat team, a few deputies, and Paso Robles police swarmed a Paso Robles neighborhood last night to serve a search warrant. Officials say the warrant was served at the home of Thomas Yanaga. Adding that, the warrant is in connection to a homicide that happened in the driveway of Yanaga’s home …

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Man Arrested in Grover Beach on Possession and Weapons Charges

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Grover Beach Police officers arrested 27-year-old Jeremy James Blacker, early yesterday morning on the 1700 block of Grand Avenue for numerous possession and weapons charges. Authorities were conducting a nightly patrol through the Vons parking lot when they discovered an unconscious man in the driver’s seat of a running pickup truck. After searching the license plates officers discovered the vehicle …

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Nipomo Man Wanted for Alleged Drug Trafficking Turns Himself In

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A Nipomo man wanted by federal authorities in connection to an alleged south San Luis Obispo County drug-trafficking operation turned himself in shortly after midnight this yesterday morning. FBI investigators say 36-year-old Victor “Speedy” Gonzales, turned himself in to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. By the afternoon, he was being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in …

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Overall Crop Value Impacted by Lack of Water

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In a report released by the San Luis Obispo County Department of Agriculture yesterday, an overall gross crop value for the County was reported to be $902,991,000 for 2014, a nearly 2 percent drop from 2013.. The report shows strawberries were the number one crop. While wine grapes came in second. The report also says “The drought continues to present …

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Man Arrested for Allegedly Assaulting Young Girls

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According to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office, the arrest of 63-year-old Lawrence Lucien Jones earlier this week, stemmed from an incident that happened at a birthday party in mid-March. Investigators say, two girls under the age of 14 were attending the party at Jones’ home in Arroyo Grande when the suspect allegedly assaulted them. Jones has been charged …

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Single Vehicle Accident in SLO

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One person suffered minor injuries as a result of a single vehicle rollover that occurred on Capitolio Way east of Broad Street in SLO. The accident happened at about 8:58 yesterday morning. No other injuries were reported. San Luis Obispo police assisted SLO City Fire with traffic control. The incident is under investigation.

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Two Power Outages Yesterday on Central Coast

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Two separate power outages left more than 4,000 county residents without power for a couple of hours yesterday afternoon. 1400 Cambria residents lost power at about 3:45 the cause of that power outage is under investigation. Then a pick up truck ran into a power pole on Johnson Avenue in San Luis Obispo, knocking power out to another 2700 residents. …

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Los Osos Middle School Put on Lockdown

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According to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office, Students at Los Osos Middle School were kept inside their classrooms for about 20 minutes yesterday, while Deputies investigated a rumored threat against the school. Sheriff’s officials say they received a call yesterday morning from the family member of a student who had heard about a rumor based on a social …

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Fire Departments Prepare for Fire Season

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Today firefighters from the Los Padres National Forest, Ventura County Fire, Santa Barbara County Fire, CAL FIRE/San Luis Obispo County Fire and CAL FIRE/Monterey are increasing their staffing levels, fire engines, bull dozers, fire crews, helicopters and air tankers for this fire season. With a fourth year of drought and continuous record breaking temperature this winter, our wildland fire season …

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