Monday, March 30th, 2015

Local News

Franchisee Gives Up on Bringing McDonalds to Los Osos


The franchisee working to bring in a McDonalds restaurant into Los Osos has thrown in the towel. With much controversy the fast food giant in 2013 sought to occupy the long vacant Bank of America in Los Osos wanting to do a drive-thru. Opposition was strong but the Los Osos Community Advisory Board narrowly supported the project and the Board of Supervisors gave it a 4 to 1 OK last April. Mitigation requirements were strong as well and the eatery was denied a 24 hour license to operate. After approval McDonalds did nothing with their permit and now will no longer pursue the deal. Another potential McDonalds across from the SLO airport is still under consideration. With its stock down, McDonald’s Corporation ended 2014 with its worst performance in 30 years. (Courtesy of Sierra2t

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SLO Residents Heading to Oakland to Join March for Real Climate Leadership


Community members and students of San Luis Obispo residents concerned about the future of California communities will board buses on February 7 and head north to Governor Jerry Brown’s hometown, Oakland, to walk in the March for Real Climate Leadership. The members of SLO Clean Water Action and others will join thousands of people from all walks of life across California to call on Governor Brown to stop fracking and other extreme energy extraction in the state, stand up to big oil and move California beyond fossil fuels to 100% renewable energy. Organizers expect the event to be the largest march in California’s history focusing on climate change issues, including fracking.

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Military Veterans and Family Set to Enjoy Day of Kayaking


50 local military veterans and family members are set to enjoy a day of kayaking in Morro Bay on Saturday, January 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. as SLO County Veterans Outreach and Kayak Horizons (551 Embarcadero) collaborate to host this event designed to increase interest in seeking mental health services and improve outcomes for military personnel and veterans.

Veterans Outreach is a SLO County Behavioral Health Prevention and Outreach program providing opportunities for local veterans and their family members to enjoy exciting physical activities free of cost and become more informed on services and benefits available to them through the Veterans Service Office and other local health agencies. Veterans Outreach collaborates with local organizations to host events that includ

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Mike Bueno Takes Command of SLO CHP


On January 1, 2015, Captain Mike Bueno assumed command of the San Luis Obispo CHP Area.  Captain Bueno has worked at various CHP Areas all over the state for the past 20 years, including the San Luis Obispo CHP Area as an Officer from 1999 to 2006.   In 2006, Captain Bueno promoted to Sergeant and worked in the Monterey Area and then the Buellton Area.  In 2011, he promoted to Lieutenant and worked at the Ventura Area and the Santa Barbara Area.  Captain Bueno is local from the Five Cities and a graduate of Arroyo Grande High School.  Upon graduating from AGHS, Captain Bueno served five years in the United States Marine Corps.  Captain Bueno is excited and honored to be back home serving in the San Luis Obispo Area.

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Man Shot at While Leaving His home


Yesterday, at approximately 5:56am, Paso Robles Police Department officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Sycamore Canyon Road regarding reports of gun shots heard. Upon arrival, officers located a 34 year-old male resident of the neighborhood who reported he was assaulted by a Hispanic male.

The victim told officers he was preparing to leave for work when he was confronted near his work truck by a male Hispanic suspect with a handgun. The suspect began chasing the victim from his work truck while firing the gun. The victim was not struck by the gunfire and there were no injuries reported by residents of the neighborhood. However, investigators determined several cars in the neighborhood sustained damage from the gunfire.

PRPD Detectives were unable to locate any

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Search and Rescue Saves a Horse From a Sink Hole


CAL FIRE/San Luis Obispo County Fire units and the San Luis Obispo County Urban Search & Rescue Team (USAR)   in rural Arroyo Grande extricated a horse that fell into a sink hole at the 900 block of Sunray Place late Tuesday morning.  The horse did not appear to be injured.  A veterinarian was at the scene.

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Progress in Fight Against Tobacco at Standstill


Progress in the fight against tobacco use is at a standstill in California and in most cities and counties in the Central Coast as advances in statewide and local tobacco control policies have stagnated. These were the findings of the American Lung Association State of Tobacco Control 2015 report released today. The State of Tobacco Control 2015 report tracks yearly progress on key tobacco control policies at the federal and state levels, assigning grades based on whether laws are adequately protecting citizens from the enormous toll tobacco use takes on lives and the economy. In conjunction with the national report, the American Lung Association in California released its Read More »

Teens Caught Smoking Marijuana in Centennial Park



Last Friday at approximately 1:40pm, Paso Robles Police Department Detectives from the Special Enforcement Team patrolled the Centennial Park area in the 600 block of Nickerson Dr. after repeated complaints of juveniles openly smoking marijuana in the park and surrounding area. Detectives contacted a group of juveniles who were observed actively smoking marijuana in the park.

Two of the juveniles contacted were found to be in possession of marijuana packaged for sale. A total of 74 grams of marijuana was seized from the juveniles, as well as packaging materials, and digital scales. The juveniles were placed under arrest for possession of marijuana with the intent to sell, a felony. Both juveniles were transported to the Paso Robles Police Department where the

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SLO Fire Responds to Fire in Attic of Commercial Building



San Luis Obispo City Fire Department personnel responded to a reported commercial structure fire over the weekend at Villa Automotive at 34 South Street, in San Luis Obispo. The first SLO City Fire Department unit arrived within 4 minutes of being dispatched and found fire in the attic of an 1,800 square foot single-story commercial structure. No injuries occurred to the occupants or firefighters. The loss/damage to the structure and contents is estimated at $2,000.  The cause of the fire was determined to be due to an employee sweating copper pipe where slag fell into the wall area causing a fire which spread to the attic.  The fire was contained by the automatic sprinkler system and extinguished by firefighters.

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Beach Clean Ups at Montana De Oro State Park



ECOSLO, in partnership with California Coastal Commission and Surfrider Foundation of San Luis Obispo, is hosting the first of three in a series of beach clean ups at Montana De Oro State Park, Saturday January 24th, 2015. 9:00a.m. until noon. Over 5 million tons of debris washed ashore in the wake of the 2011 Japan Tsunami. The Japanese Government estimated that about 30 percent of that 5 million, or 1.5 million tons of debris, was buoyant enough to wash away from the coast of Japan and enter the Pacific Ocean currents. Tsunami debris has been found at locations along the West Coast, including items as small as a soccer ball belonging to a 16-year old (the ball was eventually returned) to a Harley Davidson motorcycle. The largest of the items have been two Japanese

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