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California woman accused of starving 110 animals

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A Monterey County woman allegedly kept more than 100 animals on a cluttered piece of land with no access to food or water for an extended period of time. [Monterey Herald] On Monday, Monterey County’s Society for the Prevention of... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria woman, 64, dies after sexual assault

Victor Aureliano Martinez

A 64-year-old Santa Maria woman was sexually assaulted last month by a 29-year-old man. Eight days later, she died in the hospital. [KEYT] On July 24, Victor Aureliano Martinez broke into the home of Marilyn Pharis, who was sleeping at... (Continue reading)

SLOPD report tells girl’s account of forced prostitution

Fabio Bettencourt Silveira

A 15-year-old Manteca girl, who recently spent five days working as a prostitute in San Luis Obispo County, was forced into prostitution by her boyfriend. [Tribune] The victim said she met 16-year-old Nikko Xavier Anaya on Instagram about four months... (Continue reading)

Templeton man killed in crash, 3 others injured

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A 77-year-old Templeton man died in a car crash on Highway 41 near Morro Bay Saturday afternoon that injured an additional three people. At about 2 p.m., Nicholas Bundren, 24, of Atascadero, was driving a Ford Fusion west on Highway... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo Symphony fires its director

Director Edmund Feingold

The San Luis Obispo Symphony board of directors fired Executive Director Edmund Feingold, it announced Friday night. The termination comes just three months after former Music Director Michael Nowak was ousted. Nevertheless, the symphony board said Feingold’s termination was unrelated... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man arrested for felony child abuse

Francisco Javier Chavez

Paso Robles Police arrested the father of a 2-year-old girl Wednesday on felony child abuse charges. The mother of the child and her live in boyfriend, Francisco Javier Chavez, 27, provided information about how the child had received multiple fractures... (Continue reading)

Man who attacked Sikh clerk in Pismo Beach convicted

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A San Luis Obispo County jury has convicted a 24-year-old man of two crimes stemming from an incident earlier this year in which he attacked a Sikh AM/PM clerk in Pismo Beach and ripped his turban off. On Wednesday, the... (Continue reading)

Public speaks on water issue, despite Gibson’s objection

Supervisor Bruce Gibson
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A week after County Supervisor Bruce Gibson said the public had already spoken on the issue of Paso Robles groundwater basin restrictions, the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission held a seven-hour meeting, largely dealing with that controversy. Gibson is... (Continue reading)

Alleged 16-year-old pimp identified

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A 16-year-old boy accused of forcing a 15-year-old girl into prostitution faces human trafficking charges in adult court in San Luis Obispo. Nikko Anaya, a resident of the Central Valley city of Manteca, was the primary suspect in a multi-county... (Continue reading)

 Pismo Beach man indicted for counterfeiting

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A federal grand jury indicted a Pismo Beach man last week for manufacturing counterfeit U.S. Currency, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. On May 31, a vendor at the Visalia Swap Meet reported to law enforcement that someone was... (Continue reading)



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