Local News

Northbound Off-Ramp at LOVR Closed Intermittently For Next Four Days


The northbound U.S. Highway 101 off-ramp at Los Osos Valley Road will be closed intermittently for the next four-days beginning immediately due to a downed signal pole. Motorists traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 101 may detour by exiting at either South Higuera Street or Prado Road. The ramp may possible be opened later on tonight as a stop-controlled intersection.

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Naked Man Arrested for Terrorist Threats


On Wednesday at approximately 9:30 AM, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Foothill in Pismo Beach for a report of a possibly suicidal male subject.  The male subject was described as being completely nude while walking a pit bull dog in the area. Upon arrival, Officers attempted contact with the male subject later identified as 38 year old …

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SLOPD Lieutenant Taking Part in Law Enforcement Torch Run


Law enforcement officers hand-selected from all over the world, including one from the Central Coast, are going above and beyond as they take part in the Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg for Special Olympics. A part of that Torch Run will come through San Luis Obispo County on July 16 & 17. The officers, including San Luis Obispo Police …

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SB District Attorney Filing Charges Against Daycare Provider


The Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office expects to file charges tomorrow against daycare provider Georgina Imelda Ruiz-Bojorquez who was arrested on suspicion of years of torture. Police say more potential victims and witnesses are coming forward. Police say there have been multiple claims of repeated physical abuse.   The alleged incidents of physical abuse from this daycare provider took place …

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LOVR On-Ramp Will be Closed Daily February 16-20


The southbound U.S. Highway 101 on-ramp at Los Osos Valley Road will be closed daily from Monday, February 16 until Friday, February 20 between the hours of 9 am to 3 pm, weather permitting. Motorists wishing to travel southbound on U.S. Highway 101 may detour by using the onramps at either South Higuera Street or Madonna Road. Electronic Message Boards …

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Reintroduction of SAFE PLAY Act


Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24), Rep. Bill Pascrell (NJ-09), and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) have announced the reintroduction of the Supporting Athletes, Families and Educators to Protect the Lives of Athletic Youth (SAFE PLAY) Act, a bill that would promote the safety of young athletes. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are nearly 30 million children participating in …

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Santa Maria Students Visiting White House


More than a dozen Santa Maria Joint Union High School District students are visiting the White House during a tour of Washington, D.C. The Migrant Education students from Righetti, Santa Maria and Pioneer Valley high schools are also visiting other foundations of democracy including Capitol Hill, the Washington Monument and various historical sites. The civics education program called “Close Up …

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Prescribed Burns in Morro Bay


The California Dept. of Parks and Recreation (State Parks) in cooperation with the Morro Bay Fire Dept., and the Air Pollution Control District have announced tentative plans to conduct prescribed pile burns of diseased, dead and downed Monterey pines in the Black Hill area of Morro Bay State Park. The pile burn project will occur as soon as weather conditions …

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Transient Man Arrested for Allegedly Exposing Himself to Children


On February 9th, at about 2:15 pm, Morro Bay Police responded to Del Mar Park, located on the north side of Morro Bay, regarding a report of a male adult exposing himself to children in the park. Officers responded and observed William Tallman, a 46 year old transient residing in Morro Bay, who was actively exposing himself with several children …

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City Wide Tobacco Sales Compliance Check Operation Reveals Stores That Sell to Underage Children


On January 26, 2015 the San Luis Obispo Police Department, in cooperation with the San Luis Obispo County Public Health’s Tobacco Control Program, conducted a city wide tobacco sales compliance check operation. The compliance check utilized the help of two local teens who attempted to purchase tobacco at 36 locations. Six clerks of the 36 stores sold tobacco to the …

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