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Wrongful Death Lawsuit for Death of Three Young Men

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The Los Angeles-based plaintiffs trial law firms of Becker Law Group and McNicholas & McNicholas, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department (SBCSD), Capri Apartments in Isla Vista, CA and Asset Campus Housing on behalf of the parents of the three young men, David Wang, James Hong and George Chen, who were murdered ...

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Jury Finds Mark Andrews Guilty of First Degree Murder

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A San Luis Obispo jury found Mark Andrews guilty of First Degree Murder on Friday. They also found the allegation that he personally used a firearm in the commission of the murder to be true. The trial now moves into the “sanity phase” beginning 1:30 p.m today, in Department 6 of the Superior Court with opening statements before Judge John ...

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Two Arrested on Suspicion of Robbery

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Two people have been arrested on suspicion of robbery in Santa Maria. Twenty-year-old Erin Lucas and 22-year-old Tevin Morris were booked into Santa Barbara County Jail for attempting to rob a man of his personal belongings at a motel on South Nicholson Avenue.  Lucas and Morris now face charges of robbery, false imprisonment, kidnapping and intimidating a victim. Morris was ...

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Morro Bay Library Reopens

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the reopening of a newly-remodeled Morro Bay library on Sunday. Both the temporary and permanent library locations were closed for three weeks in preparation for the grand opening. The new library features 30 percent more open space, 30 percent more shelf space, an expanded reading room, and a new program room. It officially opens tomorrow.

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Capps: Community Action Partnership Receives Funding

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Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) has announced that the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County received $3,071,711 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its Early Head Start program. Under the Early Head Start Child Care partnerships, childcare providers look after children in the providers’ homes, offering early, continuous, intensive and comprehensive child development and family ...

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Film Award Presentation on March 14

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The San Luis Obispo International Film Festival (SLOIFF) and event sponsors BHE Renewables, New Times, Martin Resorts and KSBY are thrilled to announce that the 21st King Vidor Award for Excellence in Filmmaking will be presented to multi-Oscar® nominated director and screenwriter, Peter Bogdanovich. The award will be presented on Saturday, March 14 at the Fremont Theatre in San Luis ...

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Man Pleads Guilty to Three Felonies

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Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley has announced that on February 23, 2015, David William Tallman pled guilty, as charged, to three felony counts:  arson of an inhabited structure; criminal threats and resisting a peace officer; and one misdemeanor count of violating a court order.  The District Attorney did not offer any plea bargains in this case. In ...

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Air Quality Warning in Oceano Dunes Area

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The San Luis Obispo (SLO) County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) and County Public Health Department are advising the public of deteriorating air quality in the Oceano Dunes/Nipomo Mesa area due to blowing dust and sand from Wednesday, February 25 through Saturday, February 28.  Blowing sand and dust is forecasted to occur from 11 am to 7 pm, with the ...

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