Thursday, July 28th, 2016


White Fire 90% Contained


Officials say the White Fire in the Los Padres National Forest just north of Santa Barbara is 90-percent contained. It started this past Monday afternoon and burned 1,984 acres in two days. One building has been damaged by the flames, but officials say no homes are threatened. The estimated cost so far is $1.5 million. No injuries have been reported. …

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Explosion In Restaurant Kitchen Leaves Cook In Hospital


A cook at Mo’s Smokehouse Barbeque restaurant in San Luis Obispo has serious injuries after a kitchen explosion.  It happened at about 6 p.m. yesterday at the restaurant on Monterey Street. Fire officials say a commercial pressure cooker exploded, which blew a hole in the roof of the kitchen. Employees helped the cook and paramedics took him to the hospital. …

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Deputies Arrest Suspected Drug Smugglers At Traffic Stop On Los Osos Valley Road


14 men are in custody after attempting to smuggle drugs into the Central Coast. Deputies patrolling the coastline saw the suspects unloading a panga boat at Montana De Oro State Park yesterday.  Officials say deputies also spotted suspicious vehicles drive into the park just after midnight yesterday. Deputies initiated a traffic stop on Los Osos Valley Road shortly after watching …

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Good Samaritan Detains Car Burglar


One man is in San Luis Obispo County Jail for possession of drugs and attempting to burglarize a vehicle in Paso Robles. The Paso Robles Police Department arrested 21-year-old Mario Sanchez Jr. of Templeton on 19th Street, after a person told police he was detaining a suspected car burglar. It happened Sunday at about three in the morning. Officials say …

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CASA Celebrates 20th Anniversary


Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children or CASA invites the community to an Open House Thursday night to celebrate its 20th anniversary. CASA currently provides volunteer advocates for more than 140 foster children in San Luis Obispo County. At the Open House visitors are able to meet past and present CASA volunteers, staff and friends. It's taking place at the …

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Amtrak Bike Reservation Now Free Of Charge


Amtrak California passengers can now reserve onboard bike rack space on Saturday when booking travel on Pacific Surfliner trains, free of charge. Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty says “Caltrans eliminated the five-dollar bike reservation fee to make it as easy as possible to bring your bike along the Pacific Surfliner trains.”

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Roll Out The Barrels


Listen to win FREE tickets to the 23rd annual SLO Wine Country's  Roll Out The Barrels June 20-23  The festivities begin with a Thursday evening “Barrels in The Plaza” grand tasting adjacent to the historic Mission in downtown San Luis Obispo. Here, the wines of SLO Wine Country are served with artfully paired treats prepared by local chefs. Then, on …

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Earthquake Shakes Up Santa Barbara


The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake occurred at 7:38 a.m. Wednesday, and was centered 3 miles west of Isla Vista in Santa Barbara County. There have been no reports of damage or injury so far. Authorities also say there's no danger of a tsunami. The epicenter is in the Santa Barbara Channel region about 100 miles west of Los …

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Panga Boat Found Beached At Montana De Oro, Multiple Arrests Made


Multiple people are in custody after a panga boat washed ashore at Montana de Oro Wednesday morning and was discovered by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff. Sheriff's officials say four vehicles were stopped on Los Osos Valley Road and some drugs have been seized.  At least 12 people were taken into custody in two separate locations on Los Osos …

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Accident On 101 in Nipomo Leaves Driver In Hospital


According to CHP officers, two vehicles collided on Highway 101 South Tuesday after a driver made an unsafe lane change. The accident happened around 6:15 p.m. near Tefft Street in Nipomo. The California Highway Patrol says a Chevrolet Silverado driven by a 29-year-old San Diego man cut off a Toyota 4Runner driven by a 20-year-old woman from Santa Maria. CHP …

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