Articles Tagged With ‘Mental Health’




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Commission approves Templeton psychiatric hospital

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The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission voted unanimously Thursday in support of a proposed mental health hospital in Templeton. An appeal of the project to the board of supervisors is likely, though. Harvey and Melanie Billig are seeking approval... (Continue reading)

ASH patient pleads no contest to murdering roommate

Adam Paul Cary

Atascadero State Hospital patient Adam Cary has pleaded no contest to the murder of his former roommate at ASH. Cary, 35, strangled to death Kevin Allan Turner, 53. On May 28, 2014, an ASH psychiatrist found Turner with his face... (Continue reading)

Suspect in Atascadero standoff identified

John Floyd Jones

An Atascadero man who, in emotional distress, fired shots and engaged in a standoff with police on Sunday has been identified as 53-year-old John Floyd Jones, according to San Luis Obispo County Jail records. Jones is still in jail, as... (Continue reading)

Man in distress fires shots in Atascadero

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An Atascadero man in emotional distress fired shots when police arrived at his home on Sunday. Officers arrested him after an approximately two and a half hour standoff. [KSBY] Early Sunday morning, Atascadero police responded to the man’s apartment on... (Continue reading)

SLO County to mandate mental health treatment

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San Luis Obispo County is planning to adopt a state program that will allow judges to order mentally ill individuals into treatment, not as punishment for a crime, but rather in response to the petition of local health officials. The... (Continue reading)

Deputies save Santa Maria man from self-immolation

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A Santa Maria man stopped at a Buellton gas station Saturday night to fill up his pickup. Instead of simply filling up the tank, the man poured gas in the front seat of his truck, as well as all over... (Continue reading)

Deputy shoots at suicidal man in Orcutt

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A Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputy fired a shot at a reportedly suicidal man in Orcutt on Monday. [KSBY] Around 4 p.m., deputies responded to report of a suicidal man on Julien Drive who was attempting to stab himself. The... (Continue reading)

Report of suicidal man stops traffic on Highway 101

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Traffic backed up from the Five Cities to San Luis Obispo Thursday afternoon after county sheriff’s personnel responded to a report of a suicidal man near Avila Beach. [KSBY] Around 3 p.m., authorities responded to a trailer in the 5400... (Continue reading)

Trial ruled too tall a task for alleged Atascadero child snatcher

Annette Hale

A woman accused of abducting a 4-year-old boy from an Atascadero homeless shelter will stay in a mental hospital, rather than standing trial for her alleged crimes. [Tribune] Annette Hale, 56, allegedly kidnapped a then-4-year-old Atascadero boy in August 2011.... (Continue reading)

Feces-eating bank robber sentenced to seven years

Andrew Gilbertson

A 40-year-old man who said the Virgin Mary ordered him to rob a San Luis Obispo bank and eat his own feces has received a seven-year prison sentence. [KSBY] San Luis Obispo Judge Donald Umhofer said during Monday’s sentencing hearing... (Continue reading)



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