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DUI Crackdown Resulted in Arrests

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The Independence Day Weekend Anti DUI crackdown is reporting DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 14 DUI deployments in San Luis Obispo County. From 12:01 AM Thursday July 3, 2014 through Midnight Sunday 6, 2014 officers representing 8 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 28 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  This number is down in comparison to the 44 individuals arrested last year. The number of DUI injury collisions also went down to 1 from 2 in 2013. Law enforcement officials will be conducting more Avoid Anti-DUI efforts throughout the county and region during the 18 day Summer Campaign in August ending Labor Day weekend.

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Abandoned Panga Boat Found

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On 7-9-14, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Deputies discovered an abandoned panga boat on San Simeon State Beach. No narcotics were discovered in the boat. No one is in custody. The boat is estimated to be 30-35 feet long with three outboard motors. The boat has been towed from the scene. The Sheriff's Office will take possession of the boat. The investigation into this incident is continuing.

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Barricaded Suspect Identified

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The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is releasing the identity of the subject who had barricaded himself inside a home in Nipomo on 7-9-14. The suspect is identified as 28-year-old Mark Anthony Silva, Jr. of Santa Maria. Silva is believed to have been involved in a carjacking that occurred in Santa Maria. Deputies pursued Silva to Nipomo where he crashed the vehicle into a fence at the intersection of Juniper and Mary in Nipomo. Silva ran from the car into an occupied home Read More »

Standoff Ends Peacefully

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On 7-9-14 at approximately 5:30 AM, the subject who had barricaded himself inside a home in Nipomo gave himself up without incident. The subject is believed to have been involved in a carjacking that occurred earlier in Santa Maria. Deputies pursued the subject to Nipomo. The subject crashed the vehicle into a fence at the intersection of Juniper and Mary in Nipomo. The suspect ran from the car into an occupied home on Encino Lane. A mother and four year old child were able to escape Read More »

Four People Hospitalized After Car Crash

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Four people were sent to the hospital following a three-vehicle car crash that occurred yesterday morning just after nine. Twenty-four-year-old Elizabeth Turner from Salinas was driving her Volkswagon Jetta on Highway 46 East and trying to pass when she hit a Ford Escape head-on before crashing into a semi-truck.  The driver of the Escape suffered major injuries. Turner suffered scrapes and cuts. She and her two passengers, two young children who were unhurt were taken to a hospi Read More »

Ban Poisonous Additives Act Has Been Introduced

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Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24), along with Rep. Grace Meng (NY-06) and Senator Edward Markey (D-MA),  have introduced the Ban Poisonous Additives Act, a bill to protect industry workers and consumers from chemicals that the President’s Cancer Panel has indicated could be causing “grievous harm.” Bisephenol-A (BPA) is used to make plastics and resins in thousands of common consumer products, including food packaging. Exposure to BPA has been linked to numerous heal Read More »

Man Who Threatened To Blow Up His Residence Was Taken Into Custody

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A Montecito resident, who threatened to blow up his residence in the 1300 block of Virginia Road early yesterday morning, was taken into custody by members of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Special Enforcement team after a five hour negotiation period.  Sixty-six-year-old David Tallman called 9-1-1 at approximately 3:15 a.m. and told Sheriff’s dispatchers he had several acetylene tanks which are highly flammable, and that he was going to blow up his residence whic Read More »

Traffic Collision in Paso Robles

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On Monday, July 7, at about. 1:20 PM, the Paso Robles Police Department and Department of Emergency Services responded to a multi-vehicle injury traffic collision at the intersection of Highway 46 East and Golden Hill Road.

Officers determined a total of three vehicles had been involved in this collision. Two of the vehicles were turning left from northbound Golden Hill Road to westbound Hwy. 46 East and the other vehicle was travelling eastbound on Hwy. 46 East when this coll Read More »

Two Fires Near Lake Nacimiento Are Out

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Two fires that broke out Monday afternoon near Lake Nacimiento have been extinguished. Fire officials were called just after 4 in the Oak Shores and Heritage Ranch areas. Close to twenty acres were burned. The cause of both fires is under investigation.

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Gas Prices Remain The Same Over The Week

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Average retail gasoline prices in California have not moved  in the past week, averaging $4.12/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 10,526 gas outlets in California. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.65/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Including the change in gas prices in California during the past week, prices yesterday were 14.7 cents per gallon higher than the sam Read More »

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