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Police Search for Man After Alleged Assault at an Elementary School

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On Thursday, January 15, 2014 at 10:45 AM, Paso Robles Police Department was notified by Pat Butler Elementary School of a possible threat. Two school children reported to school administrators they were approached by a Black Male adult during recess. The children report the suspect was on the outside of the athletic field perimeter fence and was in possession of ...

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Preliminary Hearing for Cal Poly Football Players Concluded

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The District Attorney’s Office announces the conclusion of the Preliminary Hearing in People v Akins, Fort, Ivory, Brito, and Love – the former Cal Poly football players charged with the attempted armed robbery at a fraternity house and related crimes.  The incident occurred on August 10, 2014. A Preliminary Hearing is sometimes called a “probable cause” hearing, because a judge ...

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Central Coast Bandit Expected to be Sentenced

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The Central Coast Bandit accused of robbing six banks in San Luis Obispo, Monterey, and Stanislaus counties two years ago is expected to be sentenced to 20 years in prison. Cristina Padilla withdrew her not guilty plea yesterday. Instead she pleaded no contest. She is scheduled to be sentenced in March.

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Cal Poly Football Players Continue Preliminary Hearing

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Four former Cal Poly football players continue their preliminary hearing in San Luis Obispo. They are accused of attempted armed robbery at a local fraternity house last August. All have pleaded not guilty. A fifth suspect who also pleaded not guilty waived his pre-lim.

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Boy Shot in Santa Maria Yesterday

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A 16-year-old boy was shot in Santa Maria yesterday afternoon. He was taken to a hospital for treatment. Gunshots were heard in the area where the boy was shot. Police are looking at a possible gang related crime but are following several other leads as well.

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Joseph Munoz Pleads No Contest

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Joseph Munoz from Oceano has changed his plea in the stabbing death of 25-year-old Joseph Padilla during a fight in Oceano in June of 2013. Yesterday, Munoz pleaded no fcontest. He is scheduled to be sentenced January 28.

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Downtown SLO Store Burglarized

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A downtown San Luis Obispo store was burglarized Tuesday night. The thief made off with high-end knives and outdoor gear. The Business was SLO Camp N’ Pack on Higuera Street. The case is under investigation.

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Next Week is No Name Calling Week

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Next week, Santa Barbara Junior High School will celebrate kindness by joining thousands of schools throughout the nation in No Name Calling Week. This event was created by GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) in an effort to help address issues of bullying, name-calling and bias in schools. Beginning on Tuesday, January 20, Associated Student Body (ASB) will work ...

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Lois Capps Introduces Water in the 21st Century Act

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Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) HAS joined Rep. Grace Napolitano (CA-32) and 14 of her California colleagues to introduce the Water in the 21st Century Act, a bill that would help communities deal with drought conditions. The Water in the 21st Century Act would provide communities with incentives and investments for water use efficiency projects, conservation initiatives, and water recycling. The ...

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Two Charged With Murder of Terence Richardson

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Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley has announced that 19-year-old Ali Abdul Muhammed and 22-year-old Lavell Calvin White, have been charged with murder and attempted robbery, in connection with the December 30, 2014, shooting death of Terence Richardson, on the 1000 block of East Jones in Santa Maria.  Muhammed was also charged with an enhancement for the personal ...

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