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Capps Tours Twin Cities Community Hospital

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On Friday, October 24th, Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) toured the Twin Cities Community Hospital to view their preparedness operations and discuss their strategy for treating individuals who present to the emergency department with potentially highly contagious diseases, like Ebola.  During the tour Capps was walked through the process of how a patient with Ebola-like symptoms would be treated from their initial arrival to their release, while keeping health care providers and other patients safe. Hospital officials described their ongoing coordination with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to continually improve the hospital’s readiness in successfully identifying and treating an Ebola patient. In addition to meeting with hospital staff, Capps visited the hospital’s isol Read More »

Stabbing at Burger King Sunday Morning

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On October 26 at 715 a,m, SLOPD Officers responded to the parking lot of Burger King, at 1358 Madonna Rd., for a reported stabbing that had occurred. Officers arrived to find the victim with a laceration to his torso. The suspect and victim are acquaintances and were arguing prior to the attack. The victim and an independent witness provided a description of the suspect and his bicycle. The victim was treated at the scene by medical personnel and released.

An assisting San Luis Obispo Police Officer located a bicycle matching the description at McDonalds, 275 Madonna. The Officer then located 55-year-old James Angelico in the parking lot and, after further investigation, placed him under arrest for assault with a deadly weapon.  Angelico was cooperative and taken into custod Read More »

CHP Investigates Fatal Crash

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The CHP continues to investigate a fatal crash over the weekend. The California Highway Patrol said 22-year-old Tanner Mengore of Morro Bay was driving above the speed limit on the highway, just south of Villa Creek Road. The CHP said Mengore swerved, lost control, and rolled a black Chevy Avalanche. Three of the passengers were ejected from the truck. A 17-year-old boy and a 22-month-old boy both died from their injuries. The CHP said the child was not in a car seat. 19-year-old Wendi Brito and her 23-year-old brother, Michael Brito were both in the truck. They were taken to the hospital with major injuries. Mengore sustained minor injuries and was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and manslaughter.

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Atascadero Police Receive $100,000 Grant

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Atascadero Police Department has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries.

Atascadero Police Department will use the funding as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality of life through both enforcement and education.

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Traffic Collision Deaths Increase Slightly

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After falling dramatically between 2006 and 2010, the number of persons killed and injured in traffic collisions saw slight increases in 2011 and 2012.  Particularly worrisome are recent increases in pedestrian and motorcycle fatalities and the dangers of distracting technologies. This grant funding will provide opportunities to combat these and other devastating problems such as drunk and drugged driving and speeding.

“California’s roadways are still among the safest in the nation,” said OTS Director Rhonda Craft.  “But to meet future mobility, safety, and sustainability objectives, we must create safer roadways for all users.  The Atascadero Police Department will be using these and other resources to reach the vision we all share – Toward zero deaths, every 1 Read More »

Alleged Assault Last Night in Downtown SLO

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Early this morning just after 1 o’clock, 21-year-old Joshua Bradshaw was walking downtown with a group of friends. As the group approached the victim near Monterey and Chorro, suspect Joshua Bradshaw heard the victim saying a derogatory comment to one of the females who he was walking with. This comment upset Bradshaw and he allegedly punched the victim one time in the face with a closed fist. The victim sustained a fractured orbital and jaw. The victim was transported to Sierra Vista Hospital for further medical attention. Bradshaw was arrested and booked into county jail. He was charged with felony assault and violation of his probation. His bail was set at $50,000.00.

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Mid-State Fair Announces Entries for 2015 Theme Are Being Accepted

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The California Mid-State Fair has announced that entries for the 2015 Theme are being accepted. “Building upon our success of previous years, we would like to embark on a journey with our mascot, Paso Pete and his trusty sidekick Sierra”, stated Fair CEO, Vivian Robertson. “Pete and Sierra are in search of a little Southern hospitality, complete with bayou adventures and explorations into the unique and spicy cuisine of the South.” From his first trip in 2009 into the jungle (Take a Ride of the Wild Side), Paso Pete has had the help of a creative tagline that encompasses the spirit of his outing. The theme aids the fair in creating fresh and fun programs and exhibits, while offering marketing and branding concepts.

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Ground Breaking Ceremony for Juvenile Hall Expansion

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On Wednesday, October 29 at 2:00 pm, the San Luis Obispo County Probation Department will be holding a ground breaking ceremony to mark the start of construction for the Juvenile Hall Expansion project.  The ceremony will be held adjacent to the San Luis Obispo County Juvenile Hall on Highway 1 and Kansas Avenue in San Luis Obispo. The expansion project will add 20 single occupancy sleeping rooms, 3 classrooms, a mental health treatment office, 2 interview/counseling rooms, a multipurpose gymnasium, staff bathrooms, male and female staff locker rooms, a training / conference room, and staff offices to the existing San Luis Obispo County Juvenile Hall. The total size of the expansion will be 23,416 square feet at a cost of about $20 million, $13 million of which will be paid for by Read More »

Construction to Begin on LOVR Interchange

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After years of planning, design work, and obtaining required funding, relief is on the horizon for motorists who use the busy Los Osos Valley Road/U.S.101 Interchange in San Luis Obispo. The city will begin construction on the Interchange on Monday, October 27, 2014. The City’s contractor, Granite Construction from Santa Barbara, will begin with some essential tree removal at the site, and construction of the bridge over the U.S. 101 will begin in November. “The City is excited to get started on this interchange reconstruction project that was initially proposed over a decade ago.  It will provide much-needed traffic relief for area drivers, as well as upgraded bike lanes and sidewalks” said consultant project manager Jason Bennecke. “A proactive communications plan is Read More »

Measure P Opponents Voice Their Opinions

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Citing the significant reduction in funding for public schools, loss of good paying jobs, and loss of $300 million a year in economic activity, an array of Hispanic community leaders and advocates announced their opposition to Measure P, including the Santa Barbara Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Tom Lopez, President of TSL Consulting Engineers Inc., Diana Banales, former President, Santa Barbara Community Academy Parent Teacher Association (PTA), and Christie Ortiz, teacher at Santa Maria High School.

“Measure P is a flawed and costly initiative that is going to have a severe impact on the Latino community,” said Tom Lopez, President of TSL Consulting Engineers Inc. “The oil and gas industry offers Latinos high wages with benefits and a path to the middle class. In fact, Read More »

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