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Man Commits Suicide After Stabbing Business Partner

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At approximately 4 yesterday morning, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a stabbing that occurred in the 600 block of Mayrum Street in an unincorporated area of Santa Barbara. When Sheriff’s Deputies arrived, they discovered the victim, 56 year old Rubel Trevino, had been stabbed several times. He was transported to a local hospital where he ... Read More »

Fire Breaks Out In Attic Of Paso Robles Residence

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On Sunday, December 1 at 1:23 a.m., two companies of Paso Robles Firefighters  responded to a residential structure fire at 125 San Rafael in Paso Robles. Firefighters arrived at scene in three minutes to find smoke and fire coming from the attic of a single family residence. Firefighters simultaneously advanced fire attack hose lines into the home while cutting a ... Read More »

Police Conduct Massage Parlor Prostitution Sting; Make One Arrest

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On November 26, the Paso Robles Police Department conducted an undercover operation of several massage businesses in Paso Robles suspected of engaging in prostitution. The operation was prompted by local business and citizen complaints of suspected illegal activity.   The goal of the undercover operation was to ensure that the massage employees were not engaged in prostitution, were state certified ... Read More »

County Superintendent Of School’s Dr. Julian Crocker’s Report

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Last Tuesday I again attended a very unique Thanksgiving tradition in our county.  The Senior Class (20 students) at Shandon High School (70 students total) prepared turkey; and the other high school students cooked the side dishes for a “Community Thanksgiving Feast”. What is special about this effort is that anyone in the community can come to the school gym ... Read More »

Morro Bay Power Plant Closing

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Dynegy, the owner of the 58-year-old Morro Bay Power Plant, announced  Thursday, November 7, that the plant is going to be closed, and in a letter to Governor Jerry Brown, Dynegy said it will be shut down next year. The closure ends thirteen years of conflict over the power plant, the effort by Duke Energy to build a much larger ... Read More »

Suspect Involved in Cambria Robbery at Large

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Yesterday, the Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from an employee inside the Rabobank in Cambria. The employee reported a man had entered the bank and began waving a handgun. The man handed the teller a note demanding money and then made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect is described as a white male adult, 40's, 5'10 ... Read More »

Casino Stabbing Suspect on the Loose

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a parolee wanted in connection with a stabbing that occurred just after midnight, on November 6, outside of the Chumash Casino.  The victim, a Nipomo resident, was stabbed several times while inside a vehicle on the Indian Reservation.  He also had his cell phone and wallet stolen.  The victim, who was ... Read More »

Christopher Barnickel Becomes County Library Director

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The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors has announced the hiring of Christopher Barnickel as the new County Library Director. Mr. Barnickel has served as Assistant San Luis Obispo County Library Director since February 2013. He replaces Brian Reynolds who retired in October. Read More »

Vandals Responsible for Graffiti are Identified

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On November 6, Investigators with the Morro Bay Police Department identified a 13-year-old male and a 15-year-old male, both of whom are Morro Bay residents, which police believe are primarily responsible for the rash of graffiti vandalism in north Morro Bay. These incidents involved the use of a “crown” insignia among other symbols and lettering. The possibility of other juveniles ... Read More »

Rep. Lois Capps will be Touring San Luis Obispo Veterans Center

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Today Rep. Lois Capps will tour the San Luis Obispo Veterans Center to mark its one-year anniversary of operation. The Center offers readjustment counseling and other services to veterans and their families, as well as community outreach on mental health, employment, family issues and education. Capps will be at the center pn Southwood Drive from 10:45 to 11:30 this morning. ... Read More »

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