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Second Suspect Arrested in Burglary Investigation

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The Morro Bay Police Department has arrested a second suspect in the burglary of a local eatery. The Dutchman Seafood Restaurant on the 700 block of the Embarcadero was burglarized last May in the early morning hours at which time a safe containing several thousand dollars was reported to have been taken. Both suspects had previously been contacted as investigators worked to solve this case.

On November 5, MBPD Detectives arrested Phong Thanh Tran for his part in the burglary of the Dutchman Seafood Restaurant. An ongoing investigation has led to the arrest of a second subject, Euerardo Rodriguez Lozano, 47 years, an ex-employee of the business, for his part in planning the burglary, and receiving proceeds from the burglary after the fact. Lozano was booked in SLO County Jail Read More »

Annual Fire Department Toy Drive December 6th in Atascadero

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The public is invited to join the volunteer paid-call-firefighters of the San Luis Obispo County Morro-Toro Fire Station at their annual open house/toy drive Saturday, December 6, 2014, 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM. The Morro-Toro Fire Station is located at 15325 Highway 41, Atascadero.  The open house is in support of CAL FIRE/San Luis Obispo County Firefighter’s Benevolent Association Operation Santa Claus toy drive.

Operation Santa Claus provides toys to children who are under the care and protection of San Luis Obispo County Child Protective Services.  Please join the firefighters of Station #14 – Morro-Toro and support the toy drive with a new, unwrapped toy or monetary donation.  Refreshments will be served.  For more information contact Heather Thurston at (209) 559- Read More »

Driver Warning for Busy Travel Weekend

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The extended Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest travel periods of the year. This raises the risk of a potentially serious or even deadly traffic collision. As families and friends gather for the holiday, the California Highway Patrol (CHP), along with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), wants to encourage travelers to always buckle up, avoid driving distracted, obey the posted speed limit, and never drink and drive.

“Something as simple as buckling up before your trip can save your life and avoid turning a non-injury collision into a tragedy,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow.

Thanksgiving is a Maximum Enforcement Period for the CHP. The Thanksgiving holiday reporting period begins Wednesday, November 26, at 6 p.m. and runs through S Read More »

CALFIRE Reminds Public of Fire Danger

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With Thanksgiving just days away, CAL FIRE/San Luis Obispo County Fire is reminding residents about the dangers that home fires pose during the holiday season. Thanksgiving is a time of food, fun and festivities; but this time of year is also a time to be extra cautious as thousands of home fires across the nation are caused from holiday cooking.

To help reduce the chance of fire and injuries associated with cooking fires, CAL FIRE would like to offer the following tips:

  • Don’t leave cooking unattended. If you leave the kitchen, turn the burner off.
  • Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove. Someone walking by is less likely to bump them and it prevents a curious child from pulling them over.
  • Food preparation and cooking should always be sup Read More »

Public Outreach Campaign for Water Quality

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Various Central Coast communities (associated with the Central Coast Partners For Clean Water) have embarked on a public education/outreach campaign that targets priority water quality issues. On November 24th the participating communities kicked-off  the “SLO Scoops Poop” campaign. “SLO Scoops Poop” is a county-wide campaign to protect public health, our local waterways, and our beautiful Central Coast landscape. Our mission is simple…to get dog owners to pick up after their dogs every stinkin’ time! Every time you’re walking your dogs on trails, through local parks, or your neighborhoods remember to pick up your dog’s poop and dispose of it properly. This also includes accumulated dog poop in your yards.

When dog and other pet waste is left o Read More »

Arrest Made for Alleged Rape and Terrorist Threats

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On Tuesday November 18, the victim of a brutal rape responded to the Pismo Beach Police Department to report the crime, which had occurred at The Tides Motel (2121 Price St., Pismo Beach) earlier that morning.  The victim did not know the suspect but provided a detailed description of the suspect and his clothing.  Based on leads developed during the investigation, a possible suspect was identified and tracked to Motel 6 (1625 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo), where he had checked in on 11-21-14.  The suspect was arrested at the Motel 6 location and a search warrant for his room and vehicle were served, leading to the recovery of key evidence in the sexual assault and the recovery of suspected stolen property from unrelated crimes.  The suspect was booked at San Lu Read More »

Recount Requested for Pismo Beach Mayoral Race

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The County Clerk-Recorder received a request for recount in the Pismo Beach Mayoral contest last week. The manual tallying of votes for the recount will begin at 8:30 a.m. this morning, November 24 at the County Clerk-Recorder’s office located at 1055 Monterey St. in San Luis Obispo. It is estimated that the recount will take 2 days to complete. The notice of the recount has been posted and sent to each candidate in the contest as required by law.
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Buddhist Monks Holding a Walk, Fast, and Vigil to Close Diablo Canyon Power Plant

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Several Buddhist monks will be holding a walk, fast, and vigil to close Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.  The public is invited to join them as they lead a Peace Walk on Thanksgiving Sunday, November 30th, from San Luis Mission to the gates of Diablo Canyon.  Meet at the Mission Plaza at 9am. On December 1st, the monks will begin a week’s vigil and fast that will culminate the following Sunday, December 7th.  The first vigil will be near the gates of Diablo in Avila, 8:30am-4:30pm, December 1, 2, 3.  The second vigil will take place on the lawn of the County Courthouse in San Luis Obispo (across from the Fremont Theater), 8:30am-4:30pm, December 5, 6. San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace is a local organization which works to promote peace and to abandon nuclear energy a Read More »

Arroyo Grande City Council Had Busy Night

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Busy night for A.G.’s City Council last night. Arroyo Grande’s City Manager Steve Adams resigned and in a closed door session, the City Council put him on paid administrative leave until his replacement can be found. Dozens of people packed Council Chambers last night, as members called a special meeting for independent investigators to present their findings. Investigators from the Sintra Group, a private investigation group from Oxnard. Say they found no evidence there was an inappropriate relationship between City Manager Steve Adams and his subordinate, Community Development Director Teresa McClish on July 3, when police officers surprised the two after hours in City Hall. The investigators added that, while their investigation failed to turn up any wrong doi Read More »

SB Search And Rescue Team Holding Final Recuitment Meeting

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team is holding its final recruitment meeting of the year Thursday night. The group uses specialized training equipment to handle emergencies including rock rescues, car accidents, plane crashes and water rescues. The Sheriff’s Office says the team is called to assist on evidence searches, provides medical support for large community events, and is the primary entity to coordinate and carry out evacuations during major disasters such as wildland fires. The meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. Thursday night on 66 S. San Antonio Road. For more information, you can go to www.sbcsar.org or you can also send an e-mail to join@sbcsar.net.
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