Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Local News

Retaining Wall Project on Highway 1 is Underway


A project to construct a retaining wall on Highway 1 in northern San Luis Obispo/southern Monterey Counties is underway.  It will serve as a permanent restoration effort in this area known for major slides. Construction next week will include the continuation of drilling and placing of metal piles.  This phase of the project continues with full overnight closures on Highway …

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Man Arrested for Driving Stolen Car and Resisting Arrest


A man driving a stolen car and resisting arrest and causing injury to an officer was arrested in Arroyo Grande last night. Police stopped the driver, 31 year old Morro Bay Resident Michael Fordyce who got out of the vehicle and tried to flee on-foot through a nearby creek bed. After an extensive search Fordyce was found hiding in thick …

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Two in Custody Following Discovery of Panga Boat


Two Riverside area residents are in custody following the discovery of a panga boat yesterday morning, at San Onofre Beach located within Gaviota State Park.  A resident was walking his dog on a trail at approximately 9:00 a.m. when he saw what appeared to be a panga boat on the beach below.  Sheriff’s deputies and California State Parks personnel responded …

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Water Quality Testing Results Are In


The City of San Luis Obispo announces that the third quarter water quality testing results indicate the city’s drinking water quality meets the state and federal regulatory compliance levels for Trihalomethanes (TTHMs) at all regulatory sample sites.  The drinking water industry is highly regulated by the state and federal governments with strict standards to ensure that the water residents drink …

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Road Work on Highway 101 and Briscoe Road


You won’t be able to use the Highway 101 and Briscoe Road off ramps starting today. They will be closed for nine weeks so Arroyo Grande officials study the interchange project.   The ramps will be closed until Monday, November 30th. Electronic message boards and detour signs are posted to alert drivers.

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San Gabriel School Reopens Today


San Gabriel School is open. It was closed for two weeks while authorities checked out what they thought was a terrorist threat involving letters and a canister full dangerous liquid. Those are being studied by the FBI. The school was scrubbed down and authorities believe the school is safe. It opened up yesterday morning. No suspects have been found yet.

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Guilty Verdict in Yanaga Murder Trial


On Friday a San Luis Obispo County Jury returned a guilty verdict in the murder trial of Thomas Nolan Yanaga charged with the murder of 32 year old Marshall Chandler Savoy on March 14, 2015 at Yanaga’s residence near Paso Robles. The jury also found true an enhancement that alleged Yanaga personally used and discharged a firearm in the commission …

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Fire in Montecito Under Investigation


The Montecito Fire Protection District responded to a reported structure fire at 1901 East Valley Rd. at 1:32 p.m. Friday. The fire was reported by Valley Club maintenance personnel. Upon arrival, Montecito Fire personnel found black smoke coming from a single story guest cottage. The fire originated in the basement.  The fire was knocked down at 2:20 p.m.  A housekeeper …

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Templeton Football Player Health Improves


Templeton football player Isaac Lindsey is better. His condition has been upgraded from critical to serious. Lindsey has been in a coma for a week since he suffered a football head injury. He is no longer in that state. But his recovery is expected to be extensive.

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Garage Fire Early Morning in Santa Maria


There was a house fire early yesterday morning in Santa Maria. The fire broke out at 12:07 a.m. at 1919 Melanie Court. When fire crews arrived, the garage was on fire.  All of the residents were able to get out of the home, and no injuries were reported. 8 people were displaced and are staying with family members. The cause …

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