Local News

Tsunami Advisory Has Been Canceled


The tsunami advisory is canceled for the coastal areas of California from San Onofre state beach to Ragged Point which is located 50 miles north of San Luis Obispo. A tsunami was generated by an 8.3 quake in Chile but no longer poses a threat to these areas. Some areas may see small sea level changes and ongoing surges. The …

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Tsunami Advisory Issued for Most of Southern California


Most of Southern California is under a tsunami advisory after a major earthquake in Chile.  Experts say the tsunami’s height will not get much bigger than one-foot but they do expect a strong current that can create dangerous conditions.  All Orange County beaches, harbors and marinas are closed because of the possible conditions and officials are urging people to stay …

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Woman Assaulted Last Night in San Luis Obispo


On Wednesday shortly after 1:40 AM, San Luis Obispo Police responded to the area of the 1600 block of Fredericks Street regarding an assault that had just occurred. The female victim had been walking alone, coming from the downtown area. The suspect jumped out from a covering of bushes and grabbed the victim pulling her to the ground. The suspect …

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Cabin Clean Up Work Day Scheduled for September 27th


On Sunday, September 27th from 11:00am to 2:00pm, Camp Fire Central Coast of California invites the public to join together for a Cabin Clean Up Work Day. Following the vandalism of the Camp Fire Cabin the weekend of September 12, members of the community have expressed a desire to help clean up and prepare the cabin for continued use. The event will take …

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Family Dispute Ends in Two Arrests


On Tuesday, at approximately 9:13 pm deputies responded to the 800 block of Highland Drive to a report of “shot(s) fired.” Upon arrival, deputies detained two male subjects, one armed with a shotgun and the other armed with a hammer. The subjects had been engaged in a family dispute prior to the shot(s) being fired. Deputies contacted both subjects in …

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Proposed Bowling Alley in Downtown SLO Gets Green Light


A proposed bowling alley, night club and bar in downtown San Luis Obispo gets a green light from the city council. It will sit where the Sports Authority used to be at the corner of Marsh and Chorro. The council voted 4-0 for the plan with a few minor revisions. Some people opposed to the plans said there was already …

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Investigation Into Series of Altercations That Occurred at the Medium Security Facility


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an on-going investigation into a series of altercations that occurred at the Medium Security Facility (MSF) on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.  In total, there were four fights involving multiple pre-trial inmates which occurred within a one hour time-frame.  The motivation for the fights is under investigation. The unusually hot weather may also …

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Local Journalist Dies at Age 63


Bill Morem, longtime local newspaper journalist, is dead at the age of 63. He was found dead in his home on Monday. No cause of death has been determined. The SLO Sheriff’s office will decide if an autopsy should be performed. Morem was best known for his work at the SLO Tribune. Photo credit: SLO Tribune.

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SLOPD Will Begin Body Cam Pilot Program


Starting immediately the San Luis Obispo Police Department will begin a one-year body-worn camera pilot program with the introduction of ten cameras that will be assigned to selected field police personnel. This flexibility will allow the Department to experience the use of the cameras under a variety of conditions to evaluate their compatibility and efficiency in the many environments that …

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CoastHills Partners With Law Enforcement to Resolve Incident Involving Skimming Device


CoastHills is partnering with law enforcement, including the FBI, to resolve an incident involving a skimming device found on CoastHills Automated Teller Drive-up Machines (ATM) Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, in Santa Maria and Lompoc.  The affected machines were located at the Lompoc branch on the corner of H Street and Central Avenue and the Santa Maria branch on Broadway and …

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