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Man Who Stole Cake Will Not Be Charged

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On February 8, at 11:47 p.m. a subject entered the Madonna Inn Coffee Shop and stole a chocolate cake from the display case. Security cameras captured the burglary and the owner of Madonna Inn, Connie Madonna-Pearce posted the security video on Facebook. She asked that anyone who recognizes the suspect to please call the Madonna Inn.  A Facebook user did recognize the suspect and called the Madonna Inn. The Facebook user identified the suspect as Shea Martin to Pearce-Madonna.

A San Luis Obispo Police Officer then obtained a recent county jail booking photo of Martin and compared it to the cake burglary video. The officer was able to positively identify Martin in the video and learned that Read More »

Police Chief Announced Retirement

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After a distinguished, 30-year law enforcement career, Police Chief Jeffrey V. Norton, who has led the Pismo Beach Police Department since 2009, has announced plans to retire, effective July 29th, 2014.

As Chief, Jeff Norton directed a staff of 34, including 23 sworn officers, managed a budget of more than $5 million, and retained the department’s nationally accredited status for 9 years.

When reflecting on his career Chief Norton said, “I will be forever thankful for the support the community has shown me and the police department.  At the end of the day, a police department can only be as effective as the strong community support it receives.  While Read More »

AMGEN Tour of California in Cambria and Pismo Beach

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The Amgen Tour of California will return to Sacramento, the Capital of California, for the start of the ninth edition of America’s largest cycling race announced AEG, presenter of the race.  The eight day stage race will return to a route traveling north-to-south from May 11-18, 2014 along more than 700 miles of scenic roads through some of California’s most ... Read More »

Rep. Lois Capps to Visit Local Business

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On Thursday, Rep. Lois Capps will visit Green Goods Company 111 South St. at 9:30, which sells eco-friendly building supplies. Part of a growing movement to act locally and build responsibly, Green Goods is the Central Coast’s only business dealing exclusively in green building supplies, design consultation and construction services. All Green Goods products and services help increase energy efficiency ... Read More »

Residential Fire in Paso Robles

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On Tuesday, November 5, at 7:20 a.m., two companies of Paso Robles Firefighters and one Battalion Chief responded to a residential structure fire at 812 Experimental Station Road in Paso Robles. Firefighters arriving at scene found a vacant single family residence well involved in fire. The fire had burned through the roof prior to firefighter arrival. Firefighters initiated defensive fire ... Read More »

Robbery on Creston Road

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On Tuesday, November 5, at approximately 1:05 p.m., the Paso Robles Police Department received a report of a theft which had occurred at the El Korita Store in the 1400 block of Creston Road. The victim reported four adult Hispanic females approached the front doors of the business but only two entered the store. The two who entered the store ... Read More »

School Bus Accident Update

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Here is an update on the school bus accident that occurred last week where a farm pesticide spray truck hit a Righetti High School bus injuring at least two.   The driver and student remain in the hospital where they continue to rest and recover. The student has walked a little and could be released as soon as Wednesday. The ... Read More »

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On Tuesday, November 5 at 7:20 AM, two companies of Paso Robles Firefighters and one Battalion Chief responded to a residential structure fire at 812 Experimental Station Road in Paso Robles.   Firefighters arriving at scene found a vacant single family residence well involved in fire. The fire had burned through the roof prior to firefighter arrival. Firefighters initiated defensive ... Read More »

Dorm Fire Caused By Faulty Electrical Outlet

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That dorm room fire at Cal Poly Sunday was caused not by an illegal hotplate but a faulty electrical outlet. An electrician reset a breaker that had shorted and the resulting surge overloaded an electrical outlet. The fire happened at the Sequoia Residence Hall.  Students in the building put the flames out with a fire extinguisher. Four rooms were damaged ... Read More »

Congresswoman Lois Capps Visits Three Arroyo Grande Greenhouses

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On Wednesday, Rep. Lois Capps  will visit three Arroyo Grande greenhouses: Greenheart Farm, Ball Tagawa Growers and Native Sons. These companies are all members of the Central Coast Greenhouse Growers Association, which represents roughly 17 local nursery businesses in the Nipomo, Arroyo Grande, and Santa Maria area.   “The agricultural community is the backbone of our economy on the Central ... Read More »

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