Saturday, July 23rd, 2016


NASA Climate Change Mission Put on Hold


  The countdown is on hold for NASA's first mission to study climate change.  NASA stopped the countdown at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base just 46 seconds before the Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2, or OCO-2, was to lift off.  The space agency scrubbed the launch because of a failure in the launch pad's water flow.  No make-up date has been …

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Fireworks Now on Sale in Certain Cities


  Safe and sane fireworks are now on sale in local cities where they're allowed. You must be at least 16-years old to buy safe and sane fireworks. Safe and sane fireworks can be used until July 5, and only in Santa Maria, Guadalupe, Lompoc, San Miguel, Templeton, Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach, and Oceano. Local police say people caught using …

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11-Year-Old Boy Drowns


  On Friday, June 27, at 5:41 PM, Sheriff's deputies responded to the report of an 11 year old boy missing from a private party event at Star Farms on Estrella Road in rural Paso Robles. Michael Derick Gallegos, 11-years-old, from Morro Bay was reported last seen swimming with other juveniles approximately 10 minutes earlier in a lagoon at the …

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Man In Jail For Allegedly Willfully Setting Off Fire Alarms


  Saturday afternoon SLOPD and SLO City Fire responded to three separate fire alarm activations in the downtown area. The first alarm was activated at 12:57 pm at Aaron Brothers at 647 Higuera St. A witness in the store described the suspect as a white male adult in his 50’s, possibly transient, with dark curly hair and wearing a light …

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Inadvertent Sounding of Early Warning System


  The San Luis Obispo County Office of Emergency Services is reporting an Early Warning System siren sounded in the area of Orcutt and Biddle Road, San Luis Obispo sounded this afternoon … it was an inadvertent sounding. In addition, when an Emergency Alert System message was sent out advising of the accidental siren sounding, it trigged the cell phone …

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Fire Burning Near UCSB


  Fire crews are working to contain a fire burning near UCSB. It began at 9:41 last night.  Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) responded to a reported vegetation fire, located at Coal Oil Point in Goleta.  The fire grew initially from one to ten acres, at a moderate rate of spread.  The fire burned near the Venoco storage tanks …

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Abandoned Panga Boat Discovered


  Yesterday, a State Parks Ranger was driving on Highway One when the Ranger noticed a break in the fence line about four miles north of the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse. Upon further investigation, an abandoned panga boat was discovered beached on the sand. Investigators believe the boat had been there for approximately 18 to 24 hours. Articles of clothing were …

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Arrests Made By Santa Barbara Sheriff Gang Enforcement Detectives


  After a three month investigation, Santa Barbara Sheriff Gang Enforcement Detectives arrested two gang members for possession of firearms, extortion, robbery, elder abuse and possession of a stolen vehicle. Gang Detectives are still attempting to locate two additional suspect associated with the case, who are believed to be in the Santa Maria area.  28 year old Mark Silvas  of …

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Alleged Assault on Child


  On the evening of June 25, at about 7:15 p.m. Officers were dispatched to the condominium complex located at 676 N. 12th Street for a reported assault on a child. The investigation revealed a 7 year old child was approached by a 60-year-old female adult identified as Julie W. Rodenhuis and was sprayed in the face and eyes with …

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Missing Person Found Unharmed


  On 6-25-14 Stephanie Brummond was located in the City of San Luis Obispo unharmed. The Atascadero Police Department would like to thank the media and citizens for their assistance in this matter. On 6-21-14 Stephanie Brummond was reported to this agency as missing. On 6/19/14 Brummond was released from County Mental Health. Brummond is prescribed medication, but has refused …

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