Tuesday, September 1st, 2015


SLO Skate Park Groundbreaking


The City of San Luis Obispo is scheduled to break ground on the SLO Skate Park at Santa Rosa Park today at 3:30 p.m. The project includes an outdoor amphitheater, a fitness path, a public art area, and streetscape plaza. The project is funded by Measure Y, the city's sales tax, as well as other grants. The city hopes to complete the skate park by next year.

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Four Minors Arrested with Stolen Property


Four minors were arrested in Paso Robles on Monday for possession of stolen property. Officers were dispatched to look into the four minors, as they looked suspicious since they were dressed in black, carrying bags and looking into vehicles. Some of the items the four juveniles had stolen included iPods, cameras, MP3 players and other electronics. Since they’re minors, their identities will not be released.

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Surfing Goats Have A Home


The Pismo Beach City Council voted 4-1 last night to develop an ordinance to allow a resident to keep a trio of surfing goats at his home. Dana McGregor regularly takes his goats, named Pismo, Grover and Goatee out surfing. The goats live in McGregor’s backyard. Pismo Beach allows goats to be on the beach, but does not permit them to be in city parks or be kept or raised within city limits.

The proposed ordinance would allow McGregor’s surfing goats to live at his home and he could take them anywhere in the city as long they are leashed and he cleans up after the animals. No more than four goats would be allowed on private property a permit would be needed to keep or raise goats in Pismo.

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Victim Identified in Fatal Collision


Last Saturday, Paso Robles police responded to a report of a single-vehicle rollover that resulted in a fatal collision. The investigation is ongoing, but the victim has been identified as Jenna Clarice Burgener. Toxicology reports are being conducted to determine if alcohol played a role in the incident. If you have any information, call the Paso Robles Police Department at (805) 237-6464 or if you want to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 549-STOP.

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SLO County Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2008


San Luis Obispo County’s 5.2 percent jobless rate in April is the lowest unemployment rate for the county since May 2008. This puts San Luis Obispo County as sixth best among California's 58 counties, with Marin County as the lowest at 3.9 percent and Imperial County as the highest with 21.6 percent.

San Luis Obispo County's rate was also below the unadjusted April unemployment rates of 7.3 percent for California and 5.9 percent for the nation. Last month, 133,400 people were counted as employed in San Luis Obispo County out of a total civilian labor force of 140,700. Most of the job growth in the county was due to an increase in government jobs, with 900 government jobs add

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Worst Fire Seasons in California


Fire officials are calling this one of the worst fire seasons on record in California. The Lompoc Fire Department described the recent San Miguelito fire as “fair”, saying that residents need to be prepared to evacuate at any time. Otherwise, they could be trapped.

Officials say residents should have a “go-bag” filled with important documents, medication, identification and other important items ready just in case. To help residents be prepared, the Lompoc Fire Department is hosting a “Read, Set, Go” fire preparedness event on June 7 at the local Home Depot.

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Proposed Dorm Construction for Cal Poly


The Board of Trustees of the California State University will hold a public hearing today in Long Beach about the proposed dorms on the Cal Poly campus. The dorms would be at the Grand Avenue entrance to campus and would house about 1500 freshmen. Cal Poly hopes to have the dorms completed by 2018. Neighbors are concerned that there will be more noise, late night partying, vandalism, and traffic.

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Three Vehicle Accident


A three-vehicle accident occurred traffic collision occurred on Broad Street yesterday. SLO resident Derek Johnson hit the car in front of him, and the car propelled forward and hit another car stopped at a red light. The driver of the stopped vehicle was injured, although his injuries are not life-threatening. Johnson was arrested for a felony DUI causing a collision with injuries.

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Fight at a Wedding Ends With Arrests


A large fight occurred at a wedding reception at Moose Lodge last Saturday. The fight broke out in the parking lot, requiring officers from other police departments to break up the fight. The suspect, Oceano transient Daniel Berumen, was a guest at the reception and assaulted two people during the fight.

Both victims had severe injuries to the head and hand likely caused by a knife. The victims were hospitalized, but their injuries were not life-threatening. Berumen is currently in SLO County Jail and is being charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and battery.

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DUI Suspect Hospitalized After Crashing


A suspected DUI driver was hospitalized with major injuries at 9 Sunday night after a traffic collision on State Route 41. A 71-year-old from Cayucos was driving on State Route 41, south of Bear Ridge around 9:00 p.m. Sunday. Police say Atascadero resident Roberta Silva was driving north on Highway 41 and Silva over the double yellow lines right into the path of the other car. Silva was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, and authorities say she will face DUI charges. The driver of the other car and his passenger both suffered minor injuries. Two other accidents happened as a result of the first accident, including one car diving off the roadway, and a four-car rear-ending accident. Read More »