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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 »

Gas Prices Down

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Average retail gasoline prices in California have fallen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.03/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 10,526 gas outlets in California. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.61/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Read More »

Student Drug Dealer Arrested In Isla Vista

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A 19-year-old Santa Barbara City College Student from Alamo, California was arrested last Wednesday, March 20th, at his Isla Vista apartment on drug related charges.  Joshua Steinhorn had been under investigation by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit for three months.  Narcotics Detectives served a search warrant at Steinhorn’s apartment around 1:30 p.m. located in the 6500 ... Read More »

Early Warning Sirens At Diablo Canyon To Be Tested This Week

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The county’s early warning system sirens located in the Diablo Canyon emergency planning zone will undergo a regularly scheduled low volume, short duration tests this Tuesday and Wednesday. Each of the sirens throughout the zone will be tested individually for a few seconds. The early warning system sirens were installed and are maintained as one of the requirements related to ... Read More »

Bakersfield Teen Dies In Weekend Accident On Hwy 101

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An 18-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle crash at the south end of Nipomo This Past Saturday.  The victim was identified by the Bakersfield Californian as Derrick Duff. Duff was from Bakersfield and according to the CHP, had been visiting Pismo Beach with two friends when the accident occurred at 2:20 a.m. Saturday.  The highway patrol said a Jeep ... Read More »

Santa Maria Man Arrested After Police Pursuit

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The Santa Maria Police Department arrested a man who led them on a chase. 26-year-old Jeremy Cassaro of Santa Maria was arrested Sunday afternoon. According to reports, an officer pulled him over in the 700 block of East Main Street.  Cassaro stopped momentarily and then quickly sped off. Police followed him, and at one point, Cassaro struck a curb and ... Read More »

Construction On Hwy 101 To Cause Delays In Santa Maria

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If your commute takes you through Santa Maria, you might want to dedicate some extra time to the drive. The 101 Freeway will be shut down in both directions from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. for construction starting Monday and continuing until Friday. The 101 will be closed from Betteravia Avenue to Clark Avenue. Workers are adding an overcrossing to ... Read More »

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