Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

Local News

Monterey County Seizes More Than 100 Bales of Marijuana


Members of a Monterey County drug task force say they’ve seized more than 100 bales of marijuana with a street value of more than 18 million dollars.  Officials with the Monterey County Specialized Team Intervention Narcotics and Gangs Task Force say they found a fishing boat with the marijuana on rocks near the Mill Creek picnic area on Highway 1 …

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Search Warrant Results in Arrest For Alleged Credit Card Fraud


On June 11, 2015 at approximately 10:30 am, detectives from the Paso Robles Police Department served a search warrant in the 4000 block of Blue Lupine Lane in unincorporated SLO County (Heritage Ranch). For the past several months, the Paso Robles Police Department has been receiving credit card fraud reports from police departments in other states. Departments located in Texas, …

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Sheriff’s Youth Summer Camps Registration Open


The Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Sheriff’s Youth Summer Camps. This year there are three camps for incoming 6th through 8th graders who live in the unincorporated areas of the county. And best of all, the camps are free! The camps are part of a violence prevention program taught by trained law …

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Lois Capps Demands Oil Lines Remain Shut Down Pending Investigation


Rep. Lois Capps has sent two letters – one to Plains Pipeline CEO Greg Armstrong and the other to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) – to express serious concerns about the level of corrosion found on the Plains All American Pipelines in her congressional district and demand that Lines 901 and 903 of the pipeline remain shut …

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Quarantine on Citrus Fruit in Effect Because of Asian Citrus Psyllis


The detection of a single adult Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) found in a commercial citrus orchard in the southern most portion of San Luis Obispo County has prompted a high density trapping delimitation survey of the surrounding area. A new quarantine restricting the movement of citrus nursery stock and citrus fruit will be established by the California Department of Food …

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Storms Hitting Eastern Part of SLO County


An outbreak of rare June thunderstorms hit the eastern part of San Luis Obispo county yesterday, dropping about an inch and a half of rain between Jardine and Estrella. And estimates of up to 2.5 inches of rain for the New Cuyama area in Santa Barbara county were reported. So much rain in a short period of time caused minor …

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Oil Spill Clean Up Cost is Building


Just how much does it cost to clean up a 21,000 gallon oil spill? According to officials with Plains All American Pipeline, 3-million dollars a day, or 62-million dollars so far. Officials say the spill is about 76 percent of 97 miles of coastline have been cleared of oil. There are no estimates as to when the cleanup will be …

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Four Arrested on Gang Charges


Santa Maria Police responded to the 1200 block of Bethel Lane Tuesday, after an anonymous caller reported seeing a man with a gun.  According to police, a large group of people starting running from them once they arrived. The officers detained several people, including one who had a sawed off shotgun and ammunition.  Vincent Cantu, 18, of Nipomo was taken …

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Deadly Crash on Highway 154


The California Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal car crash that happened east of Santa Barbara. The accident was reported just before 7:30 Tuesday night on Highway 154 at Windy Gap, just south of Painted Cave Road. According to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, the driver of a pick-up truck, Rusty Flores, 66, of Camarillo, lost control of the …

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ExxonMobile Denied Permit


Santa Barbara County denied ExxonMobil’s request to transport oil via trucks on Highway 101. ExxonMobile requested an emergency permit to transport oil from Refugio after the pipeline broke, causing the oil spill.  The county denied the request in part due to what they said was a lack of proof of an actual emergency. According to the county, this decision is …

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