Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Local News

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Arroyo Grande Has Interim City Manager

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Arroyo Grande has an interim city manager while the search continues for a permanent selection. His name is Robert McFall who is a member of Regional Government Services. He is expected to serve the city for about four months. The cost to hire McFall is approximately $60,000. McFall worked for the City of Glendale for 33 years, before retiring in ... Read More »

Cal Poly’s Frats and Sororities on Social Probation

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Cal Poly University’s fraternities and sororities are on social probation. That means the groups can no longer host social functions, like parties.  The move comes after three reported sexual assaults at Greek houses since the beginning of the academic year. The Greek community at Cal Poly has been asked to come up with a plan to create a safer social ... Read More »

SLO Transit Will Be Expanding Hand Sanitizer Project to All Vehicles

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In response to the latest developments with the Cold & Flu season, the SLO Transit system will be expanding its hand sanitizer pilot project to all vehicles.  In late September the Transit Division installed hand sanitizers on 1/3 of its vehicles, which operate on some of its most popular routes, as part of a provisional test.  During this time, Transit ... Read More »

Juvenile Suspect Confesses to Residential Burglary

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In August of 2014, the Paso Robles Police Department investigated two residential burglaries that occurred approximately two weeks apart. The first residential burglary occurred in the 200 block of Chickory Ln., where several pieces of jewelry and electronics were stolen. Two weeks later, Officers responded to another residential burglary in the 100 block of Santa Ynez where several electronic devices ... Read More »

PG&E Partners with National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced a partnership today with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to plant a new tree in the wildfire-stricken Los Padres National Forest on behalf of every customer who enrolls in paperless billing over the next several weeks, through February 26. Customers can enroll at www.pge.com/ebills. “PG&E customers can choose to say goodbye ... Read More »

Man Arrested Twice Dies at Hospital

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Last Saturday, Morro Bay Police booked 63-year-old David Osborn, Sr. into County Jail on a charge of being drunk in public. Osborn was released on his own recognizance at 5:53 PM. Later that same day at 8:38 PM , Morro Bay Police again arrested Osborn for being drunk in public and violating his probation. Before he was booked, Morro Bay ... Read More »

Single Vehicle Traffic Collision in San Luis Obispo

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On January 10, 2015 at approximately 11:45 p.m., San Luis Obispo Police and Fire Department emergency personnel, along with San Luis Ambulance medical personnel, responded to a single vehicle traffic collision on California Boulevard at San Luis Obispo Creek in San Luis Obispo. The preliminary investigation indicates 22-year-old Charles Evert was driving his blue 1993 Ford truck southbound on California ... Read More »