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Murder Charges Filed in Death of Walter Vallivero

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Charges of Murder were filed yesterday by the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office against Charles Chad Giese for the death of Walter Earnest Vallivero.  A special enhancement was also filed that alleges Giese personally used a baseball bat and a knife in the commission of the crime. The murder occurred on Monday, November 16, at a residence in …

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Sheriff Asking for Help of Residents Recently Victim of Theft

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The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is asking North County residents who have recently been the victim of theft to contact dispatchers.  The Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday the arrests of Genaro Rendon Zamora and Hector Flores Hernandes for possession of stolen property. The two are accused of taking numerous items from agricultural properties in northern San Luis Obispo County, …

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Traffic Collision After Possible Suicidal Subject Ran Onto Hwy 101

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On November 18, at approximately 1140 pm, a traffic collision occurred on US-101 southbound, just south of State Street.  There are three traffic lanes in each direction on US-101 in this location.  The freeway is divided by concrete K-rail.  The California Highway Patrol received a call from Santa Barbara Police Department about a possible suicidal subject who entered the freeway …

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SLO Sheriff’s Office Currently Seeking Helmet Donations

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The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office Christmas Bike Program is currently seeking helmet donations for the Christmas Bike Giveaway which will be held on Wednesday, December 16th at 12:00 pm at the Sheriff’s Honor Farm. This program was set up 26 years ago to promote the holiday spirit by giving away refurbished bicycles and new helmets to underprivileged children …

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Woman Due in Court With One Count of Premeditated Murder

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Nicole Luxor, 61, of Paso Robles will appear today in San Luis Obispo Superior Court, charged with one count of premeditated murder and five counts of attempted murder on peace officers. She’s accused of killing Benjamin Terra last weekend. He worked on her ranch in Paso Robles. The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office formally filed charges against Luxor yesterday.   Sheriff’s deputies …

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HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy to be Available to Local Residents

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The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors has voted to make the HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program available to local residents. HERO PACE financing enables homeowners to make energy- and water-efficiency improvements and pay for them over time through their property tax bill. Interest may be tax-deductible, and homeowners may see immediate savings on utility bills. Residents …

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League of American Bicyclists Gives SLO a Gold Rating

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When the League of American Bicyclists recently updated their list of Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC) there was great news for the people of SLO. The City of San Luis Obispo, which was previously designated as a Silver level BFC, has earned the next highest designation, that of Gold. California has 55 Bicycle Friendly Communities, 4 of which are in San Luis …

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Death of 19 Year-Old in Isla Vista Ruled Accidental

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office is responding to media requests for the release of information about the Coroner’s investigation into the October 11, 2015, death of 19 year-old Andres Sanchez in Isla Vista. Based upon the information and evidence gathered during the Coroner’s death investigation, the manner of death is being certified as Accidental.  The cause of death was …

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Man Arrested in Suspicious Death Case in SLO

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Yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a suspicious death in the 600 block of Rancho Oak Drive in rural San Luis Obispo. When Deputies arrived, they discovered the body of a 54-year-old deceased man. The victim and another man were roommates at the home. That man has been identified as 40-year-old Charles Chad Giese of San Luis Obispo. …

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Victim Identified in Paso Robles Homicide Case

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The Sheriff’s Office is releasing the identity of the victim in a homicide investigation in the 4200 block of Old Nacimiento Road in rural Paso Robles on 11-14-15. The man has been identified as 34-year-old Benjamin Derrel Terra of Paso Robles. Terra is the apparent victim of gunshot wounds. An autopsy is pending to determine the exact cause of death. …

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