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Carlos Castaneda Named to USDA Committee

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Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) announced that Carlos Castaneda from Castaneda and Sons in Arroyo Grande has been named to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee. The 25-member Committee meets up to two times per year to advise the Secretary of Agriculture on issues affecting the fruit and vegetable industry. Castaneda is also the President of the SLO County Farm Bureau. “Our Central Coast economy is driven by agriculture,&rdquo Read More »

Homicide Near Guadalupe Beach

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that occurred just outside the entrance to Guadalupe Beach in the 6900 block of Main Street.  At approximately 6:50 a.m. yesterday morning, a group of field workers in the area discovered the body of a heavy-set Hispanic person, on the side of the road, face down in the dirt.  The men flagged down a passerby in a vehicle who then called 9-1-1 for help. The deseased has been identified at 37-year-old Read More »

Active Shooter Training

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Today from 12:30 to 3:30 the San Luis Obispo Police and Fire Department will be conducting a joint active shooter training with San Luis Obispo High School teachers and staff.  The training will involve an active shooter scenario for school staff and is intended to help better prepare all the involved parties for these types of incidents.

During the training scenario officers will be simulating explosive devices and gunfire.  The High School fire alarm will also be Read More »

Women’s Shelter Program Receives Grant

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On June 24th the Women's Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County was awarded a $215,000 two-year grant from the Blue Shield of California Foundation to promote domestic violence and healthcare safety net partnerships that address and prevent domestic violence through integrated models of service and system-level improvements. This grant was one of only two awarded in the entire state of California during the most recent funding cycle.

The grant will create an innovative project Read More »

Woman Kicked by Giraffe Plans on Fighting Ticket

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The 24-year-old San Luis Obispo woman who was kicked in the face by a giraffe at Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison over the weekend says she plans to fight the 686-dollar ticket.  Amanda Hall says that she wasn't trying to hurt Wally the giraffe and describes herself as an "animal lover."  The former Cal Poly student was ticketed for harassment of zoo animals after climbing over one fence and nearly getting over a second into the giraffe enclosure when Read More »

Asian Citrus Psyllid Triggers Infest Investigation

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The detection of an adult Asian Citrus Psyllid in an insect trap in a residential neighborhood in Cayucos has prompted a high density trapping delimitation survey of the surrounding area to determine if an infestation exists.

Since March, 2014, Pest Detecion Specialists from the County Department of Agriculture and the California Department of Food and Agriculture have trapped Asian Citrus Psyllids in the cities of San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande. Quarantines restricting th Read More »

Drug Trafficking Operation in Paso Robles

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Atascadero’s Street Crimes Detective Team, with the collaborative efforts of the Paso Robles Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team has been investigating a drug trafficking operation that was occurring in Paso Robles. This investigation has been completed over the past two months and culminated Saturday night with APD detectives arresting three Paso Robles residents. Paso Robles Police Department arrested two other suspects that night for possession of dangerous dr Read More »

Fall Semester Starts at Cuesta College

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The fall 2014 semester at Cuesta College is underway. Classes began today; currently, nearly 8,900 students have registered for courses offered on the San Luis Obispo Campus, North County Campus in Paso Robles, South County Center in Arroyo Grande and online. The fall semester runs until December 19; courses are still available in many areas. New for the fall 2014 semester: 13 new full-time faculty in the areas of mathematics, kinesiology, construction, psychology, art history, busin Read More »

Police Prepare for Labor Day Weekend

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Labor Day weekend is coming up. For many Americans, that means an extra day off, backyard and beach barbecues, visiting friends and family, and the unofficial end of the summer season. Unfortunately, it also means a sharp increase in drunk-driving-related fatalities. Starting August 15 and continuing through September 1, local police, sheriff and the CHP will be aggressively targeting drunk and drugged drivers as part of a nationwide effort to end impaired driving and save lives. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign will pair increased public awareness with high-visibility enforcement, resulting in fewer drunk drivers on San Luis Obispo County roads.

The Avoid the 14 DUI Task Force will Read More »

Counterfeit Bills Being Passed Off

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On 08-14-2014 Officers of the Morro Bay Police Department contacted Alfred Ayala in the 700 block of Quintana Rd. in regards to a report that he attempted to pass Counterfeit $100 bills at a local business. Ayala was found to be in possession of Counterfeit U.S. currency and Possession of a Controlled Substance. He was arrested without incident and booked into the San Luis Obispo County jail.

Over the past two weeks Morro Bay Police Department has taken several re Read More »

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