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County Jail Intercepts Greeting Card With Methamphetamines


On 12-11-13, a Correctional Deputy at the County Jail intercepted a greeting card addressed to inmate Samantha Jo Long that was found to contain a white powdery substance wrapped in plastic and hidden between two sections of the card. The substance later tested positive for methamphetamine. No arrests were made at that time and Long was released from jail while ...

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Santa Barbary County Sheriff’s Deputies Respond To Report Of Animal Cruelty


On Thursday, January 2, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a residence in the 4600 block of Hummel Drive in Orcutt to a report of an animal cruelty case. A male resident called 9-1-1 to report that his girlfriend, 43 year old Nellie Marie Palacios of Santa Maria, had gone into a home which she ...

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Nvidia Chipmaker Responsible For Intricate Crop Circles In Small Town Of Chualar


An intricate crop circle that appeared in the small town of Chualar wasn’t created by aliens after all. NBC-Bay Area reports Silicon Valley chip-maker Nvidia is behind the circle — first spotted one week ago by a photographer flying over the area. It turns out the company plowed through the grass to gain publicity for its new mobile chip, which ...

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Man Arrested For Brandishing Knife In Public


On December 30, 2013 at approximately 7:20 PM John Ensor was in an altercation with several males near the intersection of Higuera and Chorro. Ensor pulled a knife out and held it over his head in a threatening manner. An off duty officer was walking with his family and saw this incident unfold. The off duty officer saw a threat ...

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Fire Engines Respond To Vegetation Fire In Atascadero


There was a vegetation fire on Graves Creek Road in Atascadero yesterday afternoon about 1:44.  First arriving engines found approximately a ½ acre of grass on fire with no threat to structures. It took 10 minutes to contain the fire and 45 minutes for mop up and investigation. There were no injuries. The fire originated in an open field utilized ...

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Fire Started By Illegal Barbecue Threatened Storage Buildings


And a fire started by an illegal barbecue Monday night threatened to set ablaze storage buildings on the 2200 block of Cienaga Street in Oceano. Fire officials arrived on scene just after 7. Firefighters arrived to find a blaze at the base of very large tree adjacent to multiple single-story storage buildings. Ground crews doused overhanging branches with water and ...

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AAA San Luis Obispo Offers Free Tow Services To Drivers For New Year’s Eve


AAA in San Luis Obispo County is offering  Tipsy Tow services to all drivers, membership not required on New Year's Eve/morning from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Drivers, potential passengers, party hosts, bartenders, and restaurant managers can call 800-222-4357 (AAA-HELP) for a free tow home of up to 10 miles. Just tell the AAA operator, "I need a Tipsy Tow," ...

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Mysterious Crop Circles Found In Salinas Valley


Space aliens may have landed in the Salinas Valley. Two friends driving on Chualar Canyon Road Sunday afternoon witnessed green, flashing lights on the horizon and posted their experience on YouTube. A photographer took a picture of giant crop circles found in the same area yesterday morning after flying over the farm by coincidence. As of last night, no one ...

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Paso Robles Police Department Traffic Enforcement Statistics


The Paso Robles Police Department held an “AVOID the 14” DUI/CDL traffic enforcement checkpoint on Saturday, December 28  from 7:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. in the 1300 block of Spring Street in the City of Paso Robles. During the hours of operation, 275 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, with officers screening 211 drivers. 2 motorists were issued traffic citations for ...

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Representative Capps To Hold Press Conference On Bipartisan Bill


Rep. Lois Capps today will hold a press conference to announce a bipartisan bill she authored that will protect firefighters, many of them local. The Federal Firefighters Fairness Act, which Capps introduced with Republican Rep. Pat Meehan (PA-07), would help federal fire fighters harmed through the hazards of their service obtain disability benefits the same way local firefighters do. This ...

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