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Brush Fire Near Harris Grade

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At 4:05 pm, Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) responded to a reported vegetation fire, located south of the Harris Grade summit.

The fire spread initially from 5 to 10 acres, at a moderate rate of spread on the east side of Harris Grade.  The fire was slope driven and burned in pine trees. Wind was not a factor. Temperatures were in the mid to high seventies.  The forward progress of the fire was stopped at 6pm and is estimated to be 10 to 20 acres. As of Read More »

Man Pled No Contest to Theft of Aqua-Cultural Products

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District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that John Anthony Wilson pled no contest to four felony counts of grand theft of aqua-cultural product.  The case arose from a California Fish & Wildlife investigation whereby Mr. Wilson was caught stealing crabs from other fishermen’s holding tanks in the Santa Barbara Harbor on multiple occasions.  In addition to his felony plea, Mr. Wilson pled to five various misdemeanor Fish & Game Code and California Code Read More »

Police Prepare for Labor Day Weekend

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From 12:01 AM Friday August 15, 2014 through Midnight Thursday August 21, 2014 officers representing 11 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 61 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  There were 73 DUI arrests during the same period in 2013.

There were no DUI related traffic fatalities and no Dui related injury collisions. To date, this summer mobilization period 2 people have been injured in DUI traffic collisions. During the 2013 summe Read More »

Board of Supervisors Makes Decisions

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The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted on a couple of issues. In the first, it agreed to provide The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County with $400,000 for the purchase of the Pismo Preserve. Land Conservancy officials say, with the Board’s contribution and some private donations, it now has enough money to go before the State Wildlife Conservation Board on Thursday. The Board is expected to provide the project with $4 million. Land Conservancy o Read More »

Caltrans and CHP Remind Motorists to Stay Safe During Labor Day Weekend

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Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol   are reminding motorists to drive safely this Labor Day weekend and during the rest of the summer driving season by taking the following steps: Abide by the posted speed limit and reduce your speed in areas where congestion or hazards may occur.  Motorists should maintain a safe distance between their vehicle and the one in front of them; slow down and move over when Caltrans workers, law enforcement or tow truck drivers are Read More »

College Affordability Panel Discussion

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The League of Women Voters of San Luis Obispo County will host a panel discussion: “Can My Kids Afford College? Accessibility and Affordability of Higher Educaiton” featuring Drs. Gil Stork of Cuesta College and Jeffrey Armstrong of Cal Poly on Saturday, September 13, 11:00 a.m., at Cuesta College Associated Student Auditorium. Student representatives Scott Chedester from Cuesta and Joi Sullivan from Cal Poly will also be on the panel. The panelists will take questions fr Read More »

Dog Stolen from Pet Store in Paso Robles

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On Sunday, August 24, at approximately 4:35PM the PRPD received a report of the theft of a dog from a pet store in the 700 block of 6th Street. Officers responded and determined that a white female adult had entered the business at approximately 2:40PM and stolen an eleven week old tan and white English bulldog puppy valued at $900.00. The suspect’s actions were captured on the business surveillance video. The suspect was observed to take the dog from an enclosure and then conce Read More »

Autopsy Performed on Body Found Near Guadalupe Beach

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An autopsy was performed on the body of 37-year-old Javier Alcantar Limon of Santa Maria last Thursday, August 21.  The medical examiner determined the cause of death to be a result of multiple gunshot wounds.  Limon’s body was discovered by a group of field workers August 19 lying face down outside the entrance to Guadalupe Beach in the 6900 block of Main Street.  Police have no suspects yet.

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Expert Urges Regulators to Shut Down Last Nuclear Plant

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A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.

Michael Peck, who for five years was Diablo Canyon's lead on-site inspector, says in a 42-page, confidential report that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is not applying the safety rules it set out for the plant' Read More »

Early Warning System Test on Saturday

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  The full scale test of the San Luis Obispo County Early Warning System sirens took place Saturday. The sirens were activated twice to test the primary and backup controls for the system. During each test, all 131 sirens operated successfully and sounded for three minutes. During major emergencies, the sounding of the sirens in an indication that the Emergency Alert System has been activated and the public should to tune to a local radio or television station to receive emergency inform Read More »

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