Monday, August 31st, 2015


Cal Fire Taking Steps to Prevent Wildfires


California’s increased fire activity, this year, coupled with record-setting drought conditions require Cal Fire to take every step possible to prevent new wildfires from starting.  In order to reduce potential ignitions and in support of the Declaration of a Drought Emergency in County of San Luis Obispo and the Governor’s Drought State of Emergency declaration it has prompted CAL FIRE San Luis Obispo to suspend all burning permits and open fires within the State Responsibility Ar

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NRC Commissioner Urged to Resign


After seeking and then getting an international job promoting nuclear power while serving on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Commissioner William D. Magwood is being urged to resign immediately by 34 leading national and local groups, including Friends of the Earth, Physicians for Social Responsibility, the Sierra Club Nuclear Free Campaign, San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. 

According to the letter the groups submitted today to

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Small Vegetation Fire


A small vegetation fire burned some brush in a 20 foot by twenty foot area in Atascadero yesterday just after four in the Salinas River bed near Buena and Sycamore roads. Ten firefighters put out the blaze. No one was injured. Damage was minimal; no cause has been determined yet.

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Shots Fired in Santa Ynez


Yesterday, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report of shots fired in the 1100 block of Santa Ynez Avenue in Los Osos.  When Deputies arrived, a male victim told them he had been walking by the house with his girlfriend when he noticed a sign affixed outside the house warning people not to leave dog excrement in the garbage container. When the man looked inside the container, the owner came out of the house and the two proceeded to get into a verbal argument. 

The owner than retreated back inside the house, came out with a 12 gauge shotgun, and fired a single shot into the ground approximately 10 feet away from the man and woman. No one was hurt. The suspect has been identified as 67-y

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Paso Robles Decoy Operation


On Saturday, June 14, officers from the Paso Robles Police Department conducted a ‘Minor Decoy Operation’ designed to help reduce youth access to alcohol. This operation involved minors attempting to purchase alcoholic beverages from Paso Robles businesses.

The minors were being monitored by undercover officers. The operation took place at twenty (20) different businesses in Paso Robles. The minor would enter the business and attempt to purchase alcohol. The minor was able to purchase alcohol at three   locations. The clerks that sold the alcohol were cited. The penalty for this violation is a $250 fine and/or community service. Those businesses will also be conta

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Road Work Planned for Highway 46


Cal Trans plans to do major roadwork on Highway 46 West all this week and that could cause some traffic delays. The work will involve three areas: six miles east of Highway 1; Santa Rosa Creek Road; and Vineyard drive. Expect delays up to an hour.

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Stage Three Water Shortage


The Grover Beach City Council will address a stage three water shortage at tonight’s city council meeting. If declared, water consumers will be required to cut their water usage by ten percent, and the city will have the authority to penalize residents who do not comply with the water reduction prohibitions.

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Nancy Johnson Conceding Victory to John Headding


Nancy Johnson, a city councilwoman for Morro Bay the past four years, is conceding victory to John Headding in a move she says to save the city money. Johnson received 36 percent of the vote June 3, but Headding fell just short of a required majority. Results of the election haven’t been clear because the city has been unsure how to deal with 123 ballots that had no candidates marked for City Council. Both would be headed for a runoff in November if the votes were counted; if they weren’t, Heading would be declared winner.

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Prostitution Sting in Pismo Beach


On Wednesday, June 11th, the Pismo Beach Police Department with the assistance of a San Luis Obispo Police Department, conducted a coordinated selective enforcement detail designed to target prostitution at local massage parlors. 
An undercover Investigator responded to China Massage located at 1321 Price St. to investigate allegations of prostitution.

Posing as a customer, the undercover Investigator asked for a sexual favor in which the masseuse, 55-year-old Deng Ling of Fresno, agreed to the sexual act in exchange for money. Ling was arrested and booked at the San Luis Obispo County Jail with bail set at $2,000.00. In 2010, a similar operation was conducted at China Massag

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Soldier Dies of Heart Attack During Training Exercise at Camp Roberts


A staff sergeant with the California Army National Guard died Wednesday night after showing signs of a heart attack during a training exercise at Camp Roberts, officials say.They say Raul Escobedo, 41, from Fullerton, was taken to a San Luis Obispo hospital after soldiers tried to revive him around 10:30 p.m. They say he was on an off-shift at the time.

Earlier that evening, they say Escobedo was taken to another hospital in the area after having chest pains, but was checked out and released.Officials say Escobedo's wife, who is also a National Guardsman, was flown to the hospital shortly after he died. Escobedo was taking part in annual training at Camp Roberts. There are about 5,0

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