SLO County Roundup 11/26


A Nipomo woman says three men broke into her house in a home-invasion robbery Wednesday night, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

She was asleep in her home on Tejas Place — off Tefft Street next to Nipomo Regional Park — about 6 p.m. when the men went into her bedroom, the Sheriff’s Department reported.

One man reportedly held the woman on her bed while the other two ransacked the house.

The woman — whose name was not disclosed — got away and activated the home’s alarm system, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

When the men heard the alarm beeping, they ran outside and drove away in the woman’s car, the Sheriff’s Department says. Her car — described as a silver compact four-door sedan — was reportedly found nearby.

The Sheriff’s Department did not disclose any other information about the incident, including what might have motivated the reported home invasion or why that house would have been targeted.

— Tribune staff report

SLO County

Nearly 70 percent of San Luis Obispo County voters participated in the Nov. 2 general election, 10 percent more than statewide turnout rates, according to a final count released Wednesday.

The county’s official voter turnout was 69 percent, compared to 59 percent statewide, according to county Clerk-Recorder Julie Rodewald.

Exactly 67,096 county voters cast their ballots by mail, Rodewald said, while 40,906 showed up at the polls.

Those who chose the vote-by-mail option also turned out in greater numbers, she said.

Seventy-nine percent of the 84,625 voters who received a vote-by-mail ballot participated in the election. Only 56 percent of the remaining voters filled out their ballots in person.

According to Rodewald, official election results were reached by counting all vote-by-mail and provisional ballots turned in at the polls, comparing precinct rosters to the number of ballots cast, and performing a 1-percent manual tally to ensure voting machines worked correctly.

— Sarah Linn

San Luis Obispo

A training session Wednesday will prepare local health care professionals and auxiliary staff to serve with the San Luis Obispo County Medical Reserve Corps, a group of volunteers trained to respond in the case of a local disaster.

The class will familiarize participants with emergency management policies and procedures as well as the role of reserve corps volunteers in an emergency. To volunteer, visit www.slo-redcross.org/mrc or e-mail eam@slo-redcross.org.

— Julia Hickey