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Officers From SLOPD DUI Enforcement Team Will Be Out in Force This Weekend

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Officers from the San Luis Obispo Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. DUI Saturation Patrols will deploy on Friday November 14th and Saturday November 15th between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests. After falling dramatically for five straight years, figures for 2012 show an increase to 802 deaths because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 1 life and resulted in 45 injury cras Read More »

Cuesta College Art Gallery Announces Permanent Name Change

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The Cuesta College Art Gallery announces it will permanently be known as the Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery after receiving a major gift from the Harold J. Miossi Charitable Trust. The Cuesta College Foundation received a donation in the amount of $250,000 specifically for enhancing the role of the art gallery in the community. The pledge will pay out $50,000 each year over a period of five years, with the eventual goal of establishing the gallery as an educational art hub for Cuesta College and San Luis Obispo County. “We are thrilled to receive this gift,” said Chair of the Fine Arts Department Margaret Korisheli. “It will expand our connection to the ca Read More »

Woman Found Dead In Crash At Bottom Of Highway Embankment

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The California Highway Patrol says a local woman was killed after she lost control of her car on Highway 1, north of San Luisito Creek Road in San Luis Obispo County sometime in the early morning hours of November 11. Sabrina Hammerlund, 24, was found around 2:40 a.m. in a crashed Mazda sedan at the bottom of an embankment off Highway 1 just south of Morro Bay. Authorities say the vehicle could not be seen from the road and they do not known the exact time of the collision. CHP says Hammerland  apparently made an unsafe turn, lost control of her car, and hit a concrete culvert. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Police On The Lookout For Women Possibly Involved In Donut Store Theft

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SLO Police are looking for four women who were all caught on camera stealing from Sunshine Donuts in San Luis Obispo. Officers believe they were driving a Toyota Minivan. The suspects are described as four Hispanic females, approximately 30 to 40 years of age, all four heavy-set. Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call the San Luis Obispo Police Department.

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Atascadero Police Department To Step Up Bike And Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Opereations

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The Atascadero Police Department will step up Bike & Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations on Thursday with focused enforcement on collision causing factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.

The department has mapped out locations over the past five years where pedestrian and bike collisions have occurred, along with the violations that led to those crashes. Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas where bike and pedestrian traffic and crashes occur in an effort to lower deaths and injuries.

Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers, bike riders and pedestrians alike that can lead to life changing injuries. Special attention will be directed toward drivers speeding, making illegal turns, failing to stop for signs and signals, failing to yield to pedestrians in cross Read More »

SLO County Farm Bureau To Kick Off Foodraising Celebration

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The San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau, its Board of Directors and members are kicking off the season of giving by giving BIG this week at the First Annual East Airport Business Park “Foodraising” Celebration on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The Farm Bureau will donate a pallet of turkeys to the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County. Typically, a pallet has some 30 cases of turkeys. The Farm Bureau worked with Food 4 Less Grocery in San Luis Obispo to gather the gobblers in time for the food drive. The Farm Bureau joined together with its neighbors in the East Airport Business Park including Cloud Inc., the Family Care Network and the State of California Department of Industrial Relations to collect non-perishable food items and frozen turkeys for the food drive. The Food Ban Read More »

PG&E: Diablo Canyon Power Plant Returns to 100% Power

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Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has announced that Unit 2 at Diablo Canyon Power Plant safely returned to 100 percent power after a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage that began on Oct. 5. Unit 1 is safely operating at 100 percent power.

During the outage about 1,000 contract workers joined PG&E employees in performing more than 10,000 work activities, which included a refueling of Unit 2, equipment upgrades, extensive safety inspections and tests, and numerous plant improvements.  More than 120,000 hours of work was safely completed in support of the continued safe, reliable and affordable operation of the clean energy facility.

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Gas Prices Continue to Fall in California

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Average retail gasoline prices in California have fallen 5.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.23/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 10,526 gas outlets in California. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.94/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Including the change in gas prices in California during the past week, prices yesterday were 40.3 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 40.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 30.6 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 26.9 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

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Police Cracking Down on Cyclists in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara Police will be cracking down on cyclists who break the law Tuesday and Wednesday Police will be ticketing cyclists who violate state laws and city ordinances such as riding on sidewalks, running red lights, not stopping at intersections and not yielding to pedestrians. Police say they hope the extra enforcement will make it safer for both pedestrians and cyclists, and will encourage safe and frequent cycling behavior.

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Preparations for Veterans Day Tomorrow

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In preparation for Veterans Day, November 11th, when we honor the more than 22 million men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, the California Association of County Veterans Service Officers (CACVSO) and the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) are partnering with television and radio stations across the state to air a special Public Service Announcement titled, “If you served, you earned” — to help connect the state’s military veterans with the benefits they’ve earned. Only 20% of California’s nearly 1.8 million veterans are currently collecting the benefits available to them, while many others are in desperate need of help: 25% of the homeless nationwide are veterans, and 26% of all homeless veterans are in California. [Source: “Veteran H Read More »

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