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Highway 101 Still Closed Due to Suspicious Item Investigation

All lanes of Highway 101 are still closed near Cat Canyon Road due to an investigation of a suspicious item. Northbound lanes are being directed off at Los Alamos to Hwy. 135. Southbound lanes are being taken off at Union Valley Pkwy. in Santa Maria and directed to Hwy. 135.
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Lompoc Record

Santa Maria man arrested on suspicion of hate crime-related charges in Nipomo

A Santa Maria man was arrested Friday on suspicion of hate crime-related charges after a Nipomo business owner received a note containing language that indicated racially driven threats, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were dispatched at about 6 a.m. to the 500 block of West...
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Man charged with making racist threats to Nipomo business owner

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested a 47-year-old man on Friday for allegedly making a racist threat against a Nipomo business owner. For months, Ricardo Salazar of Santa Maria would sit in his car in front of Powerhouse Barre and Pilates on West Tefft Street in Nipomo and watch the classes. Concerned the man was dangerous, staff previously reported a suspicious man in a car, but Salazar left before deputies arrived.
Santa Barbara Independent

Suspected Bomb Threat Causes Closure of Hwy. 101 near Los Alamos

[Update: 11:00 p.m] All lanes of US 101 near Cat Canyon Road are now open following law enforcement investigation of suspicious item. [Original Story] A suspected homemade bomb was found by a Caltrans crew member, leading to a full closure of both the northbound and southbound 101 while California Highway Patrol and the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office’s Bomb Squad investigate the threat, according to a report from Santa Maria CHP spokesperson Maria Barriga.

LVMC Community Update, May 27, 2022

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Stockdale HS wins CIF Central Section D-I baseball championship

VISALIA, Calif. (KGET) — Stockdale High School won the CIF Central Section Division I baseball championship Friday night beating Righetti High School, 10-1. Stockdale entered the championship game at Visalia’s Valley Strong Ballpark as the No. 2 seed and coming off a victory against Liberty. Righetti has beaten Frontier High 4-1 in the previous round. […]

Sheriff Deputies Investigating Hate Crime in Nipomo

NIPOMO — San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested one man in connection to a threatening note containing racially driven hate speech. The Sheriff’s Office received a report of the note on the morning of May 27. The note, which was directed at the business owner, was left at a business in the 500 block of West Tefft Street in Nipomo and contained threats of violence.

District Attorney’s Office completes legal review of the officer-involved shooting of Scott Huffman in Nipomo on August 21, 2020

After careful review, the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office has determined law enforcement officers did not violate the law when they used deadly force against Scott Cameron Huffman (42) of Bakersfield, so no charges will be filed against them. District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that that...