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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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Santa Barbara Man Convicted of Cruelty to Animals

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Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley has announced that a jury in Santa Barbara convicted Eric Reveles, age 31, of one count of cruelty to an animal and one count of failure to care for animals, both misdemeanors.  Reveles will be sentenced on April 22, 2015.

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Unresponsive Woman Located in Paso Robles Park

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Friday 61-year-old Joan Mello was located by Paso Robles Police Detectives in the 700 block of Gardenia Circle in the city of Paso Robles. She was located in a grove of trees off a nearby walking path, and was initially unresponsive. Paso Robles Emergency Services arrived and provided Mello with first aid before she was transported to Twin Cities Community ...

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Auditor Finds Long Standing DA Practice Unauthorized

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On Wednesday, April 8, 2015, the District Attorney’s Office received a final report issued by the County Auditor concluding that a long standing past practice of the District Attorney’s Office was unauthorized because it was not contained within a written labor agreement. Past practice has been to provide compensatory time off to Deputy District Attorneys in exchange for two-week periods ...

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