One person is injured after an Amtrak train collided with a big rig carrying a load of potatoes in San Ardo yesterday afternoon. A sheriff’s spokesman says the driver of the truck didn’t notice the train coming as he was trying to cross the tracks at Sergeant Canyon and Dead Man’s Gulch Roads. The train engineer tried to stop but couldn’t and slammed into the truck, damaging the train and scattering thousands of potatoes. The truck driver wasn’t hurt, but one person on the train suffered minor injuries.Read More »
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A man missing since Sunday night is found alive in a car crash in Big Sur but dies before he can be rescued. Fire officials say the 60-year-old Big Sur resident was driving up Pfeifer Ridge Road when his Jeep plummeted 300 feet off a cliff, trapping him inside. Rescue crews climbed down the cliff and found the wreckage Tuesday afternoon, and when they pulled the man out, he was still alive. He died just moments later. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.Read More »
Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2453, a bill introduced and shepherded through the Legislature by Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian. AB 2453 will establish a hybrid governance structure for the to-be-formed Paso Robles Basin Water District as well as broaden the powers and authorities that the San Luis Obispo Local Agency Formation Commission (SLO LAFCO) may choose from when creating the Water District.
“Governor Brown’s signature on this legislation is the culmination of very lengthy discussions on how to manage the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin. It is only with leadership from the Board of Supervisors and the City of Paso Robles, that we were able to create a framework for the water district that will now go before the public through the LAFCO process,” said Read More »
The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County has officially closed escrow and taken ownership of the Pismo Preserve as of yesterday. In addition to raising an unprecedented $12.3 million in just over six months to purchase the property and make initial site improvements, The Land Conservancy has finalized all the paperwork and legal agreements required to permanently conserve the property for community benefit.
Eight million of the conservation funding was provided by the State Coastal Conservancy and the Wildlife Conservation Board, $3 million came from local and regional government agencies, and the remaining $1.3 million was donated by the community. This broad-reaching financial support exemplifies the many diverse yet interconnected ways that land conservation benefi Read More »
We have a couple of road safety tips for you. Beginning today, a new bike safety law goes into effect. When you pass a cyclist, you’ll have to stay three feet from them or face a fine of anywhere from 35 to 200 dollars. Hit one and it may cost you a thousand dollars.
And there’s a child seat check happening tomorrow at Target in San Luis Obispo from 10 to 2. Certified child passenger safety technicians will be available to check your child’s car seat and make sure it’s properly installed.Read More »
There is a two day rainwater catching training course going on starting today at the Ludwig community Center in San Luis. Classes are from 8-5. Participants will learn about rainwater harvesting, system designs, how to install the systems, how to sanitize the water, guidelines, and much more. The course will focus on the central and southern coast because of the drought.Read More »
Saturday at 2:18 p.m., Grover Beach Police Officers were dispatched to 1001 Pacific Blvd in Grover Beach for a report of a domestic violence incident occurring. Upon the officer’s arrival they determined that 36-year-old Nicolas J. Lopez of Grover Beach had already fled the scene on foot, but was responsible for choking and punching a woman multiple times causing injuries to her. Lopez was also responsible for vandalizing a residence and vehicle prior to the officer’s arrival.
Officers conducted a search of the area for Lopez and located him hiding in the bushes along Highway 1 near the Grover Beach Train Depot. Lopez was given multiple orders by the officers to surrender however he chose to resist the officers. A Taser device was deployed, but was not effective in bringi Read More »
The Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo (ECOSLO) is proud to announce the 30th annual California Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD), on Saturday, September 20th, from 9 AM to Noon. The Cleanup is an international event, and the State’s largest single effort to remove the debris that has accumulated on our beaches and inland shorelines over the past year. Each year tens of thousands of community members volunteer to protect the marine wildlife and habitat that can be badly damaged by marine debris.
ECOSLO has been organizing CCD since 2005. Last year, over 1,600 volunteers removed over 5,700 pounds of marine debris from over 54 miles of beach throughout San Luis Obispo County. We believe that this year’s cleanup will be even larger and more successful. Many groups Read More »
The Food Bank Coalition’s 6th annual Hunger Walk will take place Saturday, September 20th at our now single location in Morro Bay. Registration is now available through the Food Bank’s website, so sign-up and start gathering donations today! Join the fun, bring the family, form a team, all while helping people in your community who are in need. The Food Bank can provide $10 worth of food for every $1 you raise!
Your fundraising efforts for the Hunger Walk will directly help the 44,000 residents in San Luis Obispo County who live near or below the federal poverty income level and as a result battle hunger.
Many are working adults who do not earn enough to make ends meet. Almost 40% of our hungry neighbors are children, and a large number are seniors who live on a fix Read More »
On Thursday, 6:07 PM, Paso Robles firefighters responded to a vegetation fire in the Salinas Riverbed near the 13th Street bridge. First arriving firefighters found a wind driven vegetation fire burning in the riverbed towards 13th Street.
The fire was contained to one acre at approximately 7:20 PM after several spot fires in front of the fire were extinguished. No structures were damaged by the fire. No firefighter or civilian injuries were reported.Read More »