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SB District Attorney Announces Guilty Verdicts in Human Trafficking Trial


Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley has announced the guilty verdicts in the first Human Trafficking jury trial in Santa Barbara County.  Defendant Brannon Lawrence Pitcher was found guilty, as charged, of two counts of human trafficking of a minor, as well as the Special Allegation that defendant used force, fear, fraud, deceit, and violence while trafficking the …

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Lois Capps Applauds Decision by US Department of Interior


Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) is applauding the decision by the U.S. Department of Interior to prohibit any new offshore oil or gas lease sales in the Northern California, Central California, and Southern California Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Planning Areas by excluding these areas from the draft proposed 2017-2022 OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program. In July, Capps led a letter …

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Journey of Hope Event Will Discuss Stigma of Mental Health in Military


The sixth annual Journey of Hope event will feature Keynote Speaker Carol Graham discussing the stigma that surrounds mental health in the military. Journey of Hope, an inspiring and educational mental wellness forum, will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 28, at New Life Church in Pismo Beach, CA. This is a free event, open to the public …

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SLO Fire Dept Responds to Small House Fire


San Luis Obispo City Fire Department personnel responded to a reported smoke in a structure at 294 Buchon Street, in San Luis Obispo at 10:21 a.m. yesterday.  The first SLO City Fire Department unit arrived within 4 minutes of being dispatched and found fire in the subfloor of a 1000 square foot single-story residential structure. The fire was quickly and …

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City of SLO Developing Biannual Financial Plan


The City of San Luis Obispo is in the process of developing the 2015-2017 biannual financial plan.  A key component of the process is soliciting community input into the priorities for the upcoming two fiscal years. Following extensive community outreach, including advice from all of the City’s advisory bodies, nearly 800 survey responses from the City’s “Community Budget Bulletin,” and …

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Stabbing Near Isla Vista


On Saturday at approximately 2:45 AM, a UCPD lieutenant on patrol in the area of Sueno Road and Camino Del Sur observed an apparent fight in progress, occurring in front of a fraternity in the 6700 block of Sueno Rd near Isla Vista.  As he approached the location, the UCPD lieutenant noticed four subjects who were covered in blood and …

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Man Arrested For Alleged Possession of Child Pornography


On January 6, 2015, Paso Robles Police Detectives received information from a reliable source that Steven Lindhorst of Paso Robles was in possession of child pornography on his personal computer. Detectives started an investigation and obtained a search warrant to analyze the contents of Lindhorst’s computer. With the assistance of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab numerous …

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Emergency Water Supply Project Has Begun Producing Potable Water


The Cambria Community Services District (CCSD) has announced that its Emergency Water Supply (EWS) project has begun producing potable water for CCSD customers. Production started shortly after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 20, less than a year after the CCSD Board initiated the design, engineering and construction of the EWS project. Treated water from the EWS is now being injected …

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Four Veterans to Graduate from SLO County Veterans Treatment Court


On Monday January 26th in San Luis Obispo Superior Court Department 10 at 2pm, four veterans will be graduating San Luis Obispo County Veterans Treatment Court. This is the second group of veterans to complete the program since its inception in June of 2013 and will feature the courts first female graduate. The veterans have spent the last 12-18 months …

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Franchisee Gives Up on Bringing McDonalds to Los Osos


The franchisee working to bring in a McDonalds restaurant into Los Osos has thrown in the towel. With much controversy the fast food giant in 2013 sought to occupy the long vacant Bank of America in Los Osos wanting to do a drive-thru. Opposition was strong but the Los Osos Community Advisory Board narrowly supported the project and the Board …

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