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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 ... Read More »

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.” Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Neighbor Detains Suspected Car Burglar Until Police Arrive


A Templeton man was arrested Sunday after Paso Robles police received a call from someone reporting that he had detained a suspected car burglar. When officers arrived, they found the caller sitting on top of 21-year-old Mario Sanchez Jr., according to a news release from Paso Robles police. Sanchez was later arrested on suspicion of vehicle burglary and possession of ... Read More »

SLO Police Search For Wig-Wearing Bank Robber


Officials are investigating a bank robbery that occurred in San Luis Obispo this weekend. It happened at the Chase Bank on Madonna Road on Saturday at 2:25 p.m. The suspect is a white male in his late 20’s to early 30’s.  He was last seen wearing a long sleeve shirt, a mesh baseball hat, sunglasses, and a thick wig. He ... Read More »

Fire Crews Battle Wildfire In Santa Barbara County


The Santa Barbara County Fire Department says the White Fire burning in Southern Santa Barbara County is 10 percent contained. Officials say the United States Forest Service is ordering more crews to help fight the wild fire, which has burned one-thousand acres, so far.  It broke out Monday afternoon near Highway 154 and Paradise Road. Officials say the west end ... Read More »

Residential Fire Under Investigation in Paso Robles


Officials are investigating the cause of a residential fire, which broke out in Paso Robles this weekend.  It happened on Olive Street on Saturday at 12:13 a.m. Officials say the fire was quickly spreading from a home under construction to neighboring homes when firefighters arrived at the scene. The fire was contained at 1:16 a.m. and under control at 2:00 ... Read More »

Atascadero Homicide Suspect Arrested


Officials say they’ve arrested a suspect who they think killed an Atascadero woman last week.   They say 49-year-old Mark Alan Andrews is in San Luis Obispo County Jail and has been charged with homicide. Officials say he lives in the same neighborhood as the victim, Colleen Maria Barga-Milbury. A search warrant was served at Andrew’s home. According to reports, ... Read More »

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