Monday, June 27th, 2016

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Housing Project For Farm Workers To Be Built In Santa Maria

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A large farmworker housing project has been approved to be built just west of Santa Maria.  The Santa Barbara County Planning Commission green lighted the project Wednesday.  The development is called a “guest worker housing,” project and will be located off Highway 1, just north of Black Road. 30 bunk houses will house up to 20 workers each, totaling 600 …

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Power Outage In SLO

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More than 2,500 folks in San Luis Obispo were without power Tuesday evening.  The power outage occurred at around 7:30pm – effecting a wide area of SLO including Cal Poly.  PG&E says the cause of the outage was a tractor hitting a power pole near Grand Ave. and Palm St.  PG&E restored power to nearly all customers by 9:30pm.

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Grass Fire In Paso

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Fire crews responded to a small grass fire on a vacant lot in Paso Robles Tuesday evening.  The fire started around 5:30 p.m. in an open space between an apartment building and assisted living facility at Creston Rd. near Stoney Creek Rd.  The blaze charred about a quarter-acre before it was quickly contained.  The cause of the fire is still …

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New Polling Place In Cayucos

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Voters in Cayucos have a new polling place.  The Cayucos Community Church is now the place local residents can cast their ballots.  The change comes as a result of the Cayucos Veterans Hall being shut down due to safety issues. 2,000 letters were sent to voters in the area informing them of the change.

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New Housing Project For Homeless Vets

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Some homeless veterans in San Luis Obispo will soon have a place to live.  The Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo held a ceremony Tuesday for the ground breaking of a new affordable housing project located at Humbert and Victoria Ave.  The new property will have 20 permanent housing units.  Construction is due to be completed in less than 12 …

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Driver Of ATV Dies In Rollover Crash

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Monday afternoon, emergency crews were called out to the Lake Nacimiento area of rural Paso Robles in response to an off-road vehicle rollover caused by the driver failing to negotiating a turn in a dirt road. Medical aid efforts failed and the victim, Joshua Anthony Buttitta, age 30, of San Diego was declared dead at the scene. The passenger  was …

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3-Car Collision Near Goleta Closes Highway 154

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Eight people were injured following a three-car collision in the Goleta area Sunday morning.  Highway 154 was closed in both directions at Windy Gap near Goleta after three cars collided sending one vehicle careening 30 feet down an embankment off the side of the road.  Fire crews had to extricate the driver and 2 passengers from that vehicle.  Of the …

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Search For Pinson On Hold

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On Saturday, investigators suspended their search for Pearl Pinson, the 15 year old woman from Vallejo who was kidnapped last week.  The Solano County Sheriff’s Department said law enforcement have exhausted their search of the small coastal town of Jenner, a place tipsters say Pinson may be located in.  After an extensive search involving close to 70 people, officials says …

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Men’s Colony Still In Lockdown

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The California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo is still on lockdown following an anonymous report that illicit contraband had been smuggled inside the prison.  Investigators are still searching the facility – however officials have not specified what they’re looking for.  The Men’s Colony has been on lockdown since Wednesday afternoon, May 25th.

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CA Teen Still Missing, Kidnapper Dies In Shootout With Police

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An alleged kidnapper is dead and his victim is still missing following a high speed pursuit through the Central Coast Thursday.  Authorities issued an AMBER Alert for 15-year-old Pearl Pinson on Wednesday morning in the San Francisco Bay Area after she was seen bleeding and crying for help while being dragged by a man identified as 19-year-old Fernando Castro. Castro …

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