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Downtown Association Pushes For Greater Police Presence

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You may see an increased police presence in downtown soon.  The San Luis Obispo Downtown Association is lobbying the city council to hire two more officers to patrol downtown each day. The association is circulating an online petition regarding the issues of the growing number of transients harassing shoppers. The petition will be forwarded to the city council before the ... Read More »

Memorial To Be Held For Renowned Photographer Joe Schwartz

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A public memorial is planned for the internationally known folk photographer and Atascadero resident Joe Schwartz. It will be at 2:30 p.m. on April 14 at the Pavilion on the Lake in Atascadero. Schwartz died on March 13 and would have turned 100-years-old in July. He was known for documenting America’s “have-nots” during the 1930s to the 1980s.   His work ... Read More »

Additional Money Approved For Expansion Of Women’s Jail

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If you find yourself in the county women's jail in a few years, you'll at least have a bit more leg room.  The Board of Supervisors has approved of an additional $2.14 million for construction management services to expand the jail. The project will relieve overcrowding.  The facility was originally built for 43 inmates, but at times it has contained ... Read More »

New Atascadero Transit Center Opens

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The city and the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) have opened the Atascadero Transit Center. Located next to city hall on Capistrano Avenue, it will be the central pick-up and drop-off place for bus riders. It has an information kiosk, benches, solar powered lighting, a path from Capistrano Avenue to city hall, and decorative street lighting. The project ... Read More »

Two People Dead After Car Collides With Tree In Grover Beach

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A fatal accident last night in Grover Beach.  According to police, two people in a car were traveling on El Camino Real near Oak Park Blvd. around 9:30 when the driver ran into a tree. Both people were killed. It is not known if drugs or alcohol were a factor. Police are still investigating.  Read More »

Early Warning System Siren Test Continues

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The San Luis Obispo County Office of Emergency Services will continue to test the county's 131 Early Warning System sirens today. In what as known as a growl test, each siren will be tested for a few seconds each. The Early Warning System sirens were installed as part of a requirement to operate the Diablo Canyon Power Plant, but they ... Read More »

Bad Weather Kept Numbers Low At Cesar Chavez Celebration

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Not much of a turnout for the annual Cesar Chavez party at Silver Shoals Beach yesterday.  Rainy weather kept students away. Officers say there were no major incidents, but they did arrest 17 people for alcohol-related crimes, including public intoxication and possession of alcohol on the beach. Police say between 500 and 1,000 people showed up to the beach on ... Read More »

Growl Test Scheduled For Today And Tomorrow

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The San Luis Obispo County Office of Emergency Services will test the county's 131 Early Warning System sirens on today and tomorrow. In what as known as a growl test, each siren will be tested for a few seconds each. The Early Warning System sirens were installed as part of a requirement to operate the Diablo Canyon Power Plant, but ... Read More »

Garage Fire Ignites Templeton Home

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A garage fire partially destroyed a house in the 100 block of Hortsman in Templeton just after 7:30 yesterday morning.  A fire broke out in the garage and quickly spread to the attic and bedroom of the home. CAL FIRE and Templeton Fire Crews were called out. There were no reports of any injuries. The cause of the fire is ... Read More »

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